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  • Bodies of woman, child found in Norfolk home

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating the deaths of a woman and a young girl. Cpl. Melinda Wray says the bodies were found Wednesday at a home in Norfolk. Neighbors told media outlets the victims were a 5-year-old girl with special needs and her mother. The victims' names...

  • Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died. The rate is higher than the...

  • More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who...

  • Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with...

  • Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Rockville. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1nE7yX3 ) reported Wednesday that the court denied the agency's attempt to perform preliminary tests...

  • Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are questions this morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded, 9mm handgun in his bag. U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage...

  • 122-year-old Baltimore school becomes housing

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore have turned a school building that is more than 100 years old into housing. Officials on Wednesday celebrated the renovation of the building that once housed Columbus School #99. The building on East North Avenue is now the now the Columbus School...

  • O'Malley holds 'Buy Local' cookout

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging Maryland residents to buy locally produced food. The governor and the first lady will host a buy local cookout at the governor's residence in Annapolis on Thursday. It is the seventh annual cookout that is being hosted at the residence....

  • Kennedy Center to host 'Dance Day' celebration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jenna Elfman and dancer Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall will be at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate National Dance Day. Free performances and demonstrations are planned Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer. Elfman and Stegall...

  • DC activists to seek local aid from congressman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland attached an amendment to a spending bill that would block the city from...

  • Caller spoofs state police number, demands money

    JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say someone has been calling people in the Howard County area claiming to be with the police and demanding payment for court or traffic fines. Troopers say more than a dozen people have complained to the Waterloo barracks in Jessup about the calls...

  • 2 teens charged with beating, robbing men

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged two teenagers with attempted murder after two men were beaten and robbed in separate incidents in Somerset County. Troopers say at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man was unloading his car in Princess Anne when a teenager with a gun...

  • SC man charged with bringing gun to DC building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building. Officer Shennell Antrobus, a Capitol Police spokesman, said in an email that 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage of Camden tried...

  • Man gets 2 life terms for Va. teenager's slaying

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Nelson County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms in prison. Nelson County Circuit Judge J. Michael Gamble imposed the sentence recommended by jurors who convicted Randy Taylor in the August 2013 death of...

  • Man pleads guilty in armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Washington man has pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of an armored truck in which more than $270,000 was stolen. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Baldwin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery in federal court in Greenbelt on Wednesday....



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