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  • Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event this summer. Delmarva Poultry Industry, the festival's primary sponsor, announced this week that the event to be held June 20 and 21 near Centreville...

  • Man convicted of fatally shooting teen at cookout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a teenager at a July 4 cookout. A jury on Friday convicted 24-year-old Calvin Shaw of first-degree murder while armed. He faces a mandatory minimum of 67 years in prison at sentencing June 20. According to government...

  • Man gets 17 years for shooting drug store manager

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a drug store manager during a robbery attempt and leaving him paralyzed has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Ricky Vinston of Washington pleaded guilty in October to aggravated assault while armed and assault with intent...

  • Body found in Hanover County identified

    HANOVER, Va. (AP) — The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns was last seen Monday morning in...

  • Economist: 2018 minimum wage will be worth $9.25

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum...

  • Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended. A U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore dismissed the case Tuesday at the request of both sides. The citizen group Save Western Maryland filed the lawsuit in 2010 against developers of the 28-turbine...

  • TSA: Ind. man arrested after gun found in bag

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — TSA officers at Lynchburg Regional Airport arrested a Bedford, Ind., man after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on baggage. The Transportation Security Administration says the .38-caliber handgun with five rounds was found Thursday as the bag passed through an X-ray...

  • NTSB: Ship hit Md. CSX pier while going too fast

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor. The agency reported on Tuesday that the 477-foot tanker, the Wawasan Ruby, was...

  • Md. warns of possible bacteria in porridge product

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials are warning people against eating a porridge product because of the potential presence of dangerous bacteria in it. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advised residents Friday to not consume or purchase certain lots of rice porridge...

  • USS Harry S. Truman, strike group returns to Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment. The ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group had been deployed to the waters near Europe and the...

  • Va. gov. changes policies on felons' voting rights

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. The waiting period for violent felons to apply for restoration of rights has been reduced to three years from five, the...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5 pct in March

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 4.9 percent in February and down from 5.6 percent a year ago. Virginia had seen its jobless rate decline for...

  • Northwest Va. meeting to focus on heroin use

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Community leaders are coming together in Winchester to discuss what police call an alarming increase in heroin use. The meeting Friday will include law enforcement, medical and educational representatives and others to discuss prevention, enforcement and treatment...

  • Rescuers free boy caught in escalator at Md. store

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County rescuers cut an escalator apart to free a 6-year-old boy whose hands and fingers got stuck under the handrail at the bottom of the moving staircase. Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says the boy's hand got stuck Thursday night at the Burlington...

  • Va. man gets prison for heroin death

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man who sold a deadly dose of heroin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 31-year-old Jean Paul Alvarado was found guilty in May 2013 to a single charge of distributing heroin resulting in death. He was sentenced...



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