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  • Ex-Virginia camp counselor sentenced for sex abuse

    CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a Christian camp in Dickenson County. Media outlets report Tarrelle Robinson recently received a 40-year sentence, with 30 years of that suspended. Robinson, who was a...

  • Va. gas station clerk uses mop to fend off gunman

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a gas station clerk used a mop to fend off a masked gunman who demanded money. A Chesterfield police news release says the suspect entered an Exxon station Thursday, displayed the gun and told the clerk to give him cash from the register. The...

  • Suspect arrested in Baltimore County stabbing

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man at a bar in Edgemere. Police have charged 60-year-old Herman Elbert Summers with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times after an argument...

  • Prison guards face suit for pepper spraying inmate

    CUMERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court. The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1oHk0kX ) that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision of a federal judge to...

  • 3 judges recuse in Loudoun Co. man's murder case

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who has been charged with fatally shooting three people is being moved from Loudoun County to Alexandria where three judges are asking to be recused from the case. Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation...

  • 2 car wrecks leave 1 dead, several injured

    BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a pair of serious car wrecks in Joppa left one person dead and several others injured. On Friday just after 6:30 p.m. the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to a collision on state route 152, where three cars had collided and two people were...

  • Prince George's schools host immunization clinics

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County school system is hosting a free immunization clinic for all students to get their shots before a deadline next week. The school district is offering free immunizations Saturday at four schools. Health providers will be providing...

  • Vice President Biden to visit Fort McHenry

    BALTIMORE (AP) — O say can you sneak a peek of the vice president of the United States? If you're in Baltimore, the answer could be yes. Vice President Joe Biden will join Gov. Martin O'Malley at Fort McHenry on Saturday as part of a weeklong celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th...

  • Molotov cocktail is thrown; man charged with arson

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police have arrested a man they say threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern. It happened about 1:20 a.m. Friday at The Diamondback Tavern. Police say a man drove up, threw the Molotov cocktail at the business and drove off. Authorities say...

  • Wilkins sworn in as US Appeals Court judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Friday's investiture ceremony for Judge Robert Wilkins was attended by Supreme Court Chief Justice John...

  • Hogan and Brown address local officials

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan said Friday that if Maryland residents want a substantial change in direction in the governor's office, they should vote for him, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown told a conference of local officials that the kind of changes Hogan advocates...

  • Va. state revenues increase slightly in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia tax collections increased slightly in August. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that general fund revenues were up 1.7 percent from August of 2013. He says that's an encouraging sign, but cautions that August is not a significant month for revenue collections. The...

  • Va. justices: Waiver of 4th Amendment unreasonable

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge went too far in requiring a sex offender to surrender his constitutional protection against unreasonable searches after leaving prison, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a 6-1 decision, the justices found that the court-imposed lifetime suspension of...

  • Va. veterans' advocate Galanti resigning

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's veterans services commissioner is resigning. Paul Galanti's decision was announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who called him "a true American hero." Galanti is a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war. He was shot down in Vietnam and was imprisoned by the...

  • Fla. Pastor gets prison for insurance scheme

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Florida pastor has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in Virginia to a life insurance scheme. The government says 46-year-old Nathaniel A. McNeil's scheme victimized more than 1,200 people. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente (BEN'-tay) says...



From the Weekly Standard

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