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  • Anne Arundel had expensive primary race

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Anne Arundel County Republican primary for county executive was the most expensive in county history. The Capital (http://bit.ly/1n2trL4) reports that Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh spent $2.4 million. That's double what all seven candidates, Democrats and Republicans...

  • VDOT seeks to smooth Labor Day weekend travels

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon Friday until noon Sept. 2, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day...

  • Brown and Hogan agree to second televised debate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race. The debate, announced Thursday, will be co-hosted by three Washington-area media outlets, including The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8. The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov....

  • Va. agency awards money for alcohol education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is doling out more than $81,000 in grant money to support alcohol education and prevention efforts. Officials say the grant money is being given to 11 organizations throughout Virginia as part of its inaugural Education...

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he'll sign "The Patriot Pledge" and begin the process of making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans"...

  • UVa. architect to step down after 11-year tenure

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. The Charlottesville school said Friday that David Neuman plans to resign from his post in October after an 11-year tenure. During his...

  • Prince George's charter school to end recess

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/YZKJmL ) reports the county's Board of Education approved the change Thursday for College Park Academy on a 12-0 vote. Frank Brewer,...

  • US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs. The festival on Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It's moving inside to the Washington...

  • Man gets 27 years for robbing armored vehicle

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A D.C. man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for robbing an armored vehicle in Glenarden. Forty-eight-year-old Steven Vondell Williams was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt. According to evidence presented at trial, on May 3, 2011, Williams and...

  • Md. withdraws funding for double-stack rail cars

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials say Maryland has pulled all funding for a proposed double-stack rail facility and ended its agreement with CSX to build a facility in southwest Baltimore. Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. said in a statement Thursday that $30 million in...

  • 145 arrested at protest against US deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House. Activists from CASA de Maryland and CASA de Virginia organized a crowd of hundreds of protesters Thursday. They...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also been detected...

  • Shellfish harvesting closed in waterways

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion...

  • Prosecutors assessing retrial in murder case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors with the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said they will assess the feasibility of holding a new trial for a former Baltimore Police officer whose nearly 20-year-old murder conviction was overturned. Former officer James Kulbicki won a chance at a new...

  • Maryland announces record cover crop enrollment

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Maryland is announcing a new record for cover crop enrollment. Gov. Martin O'Malley made the announcement Thursday at the Maryland State Fair. The state announced that 1,849 Maryland farmers requested funding to plant a record 641,000 acres of winter grains. The state's...



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