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  • 3 hurt when SUV crashes through building in Md.

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say three people were injured when an SUV drove into a Towson building that houses county offices. It happened about 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the Drumcastle Government Center. Officers say 48-year-old Hiwot Arbi of Middle River was speeding through the...

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19-page...

  • Conowingo dam project EIS open to public comment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have released a draft environmental impact statement for the relicensing of three Susquehanna River hydroelectric projects, including Exelon's Conowingo dam. The deadline for commenting on the draft EIS published Wednesday is Sept. 29. Exelon's operating...

  • Md. runaway to be charged as juvenile in car theft

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — State police say a 16-year-old boy who ran away from a western Maryland group home will be charged as a juvenile for allegedly stealing a car and trying to break into a home after crashing the vehicle on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown. Police said Thursday the youth was...

  • Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A health care company is offering free credit monitoring to staff and more than 2,000 patients after an ex-worker was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1m1wd2r) reports 33-year-old T'sha Riddick was...

  • DC chancellor 'disappointed' with flat test scores

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released test scores show largely stagnant proficiency in math and reading for District of Columbia public school students. School officials said Wednesday that 51.1 percent of students were found to be proficient in math in the 2013-2014 school year. That's up 1.6...

  • Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer. Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who had filed a...

  • Hagerstown, Md., pedestrian killed by car

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a Hagerstown man who was struck and killed by a car while walking on U.S. 40 west of the city. Police say 32-year-old Robert Owen was hit shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. They say he walked into the right turn lane...

  • NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. NASA announced Wednesday that the laser-based system will observe the structure of forest canopy. The instrument will be...

  • Costs for higher education in Virginia rise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the area's most unique relics are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts. While the designation doesn't...

  • Grants available for vets, minority farmers in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says more than $9 million in federal funding is available. Officials say...

  • Dominion gives grants to Va environmental groups

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources' charitable foundation is awarding grants to 33 environmental organizations in Virginia. The Richmond-based energy provider says the groups will share $500,000. The grants support projects that protect and preserve natural habitats, prevent pollution,...

  • Police arrest man for death of live-in girlfriend

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police have charged a 53-year-old man with the death of his live-in girlfriend. Police said Clyde Campbell was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail after his arrest Thursday. Police found the body of Dorothy Grubb around 10:50...

  • City to unveil mural at DC aquatic facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will help unveil a new mural at a city aquatic facility near Eastern Market. The mural at the entrance of the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Facility will be unveiled Thursday. The city says a trapeze school will perform, and there will also...



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