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  • Gov. announces $1.2 million agricultural grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing new grant money aimed at helping the state's organic and local food markets. McAuliffe joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the State Fair of Virginia on Monday. McAuliffe's office said $1.2 million...

  • Md. college hosts discussion of NFL concussions

    EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — A symposium at Mount St. Mary's University asks people to consider some difficult questions about National Football League player concussions. Associate Professor of Theology David Cloutier (KLOO'-tih-er) says the panel discussion Tuesday night in Emmitsburg focuses on...

  • Results of food donations to be announced

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Results from a statewide food drive are set to be announced by the Maryland Food Bank. Representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation are scheduled to weigh food donations collected throughout September. Maryland State Police...

  • Liquefied natural gas facility in Md. authorized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Dominion Resources to build a liquefied natural gas facility in southern Maryland. The agency said in a news release posted Monday on its website that Dominion can build the facility in Calvert County. The $3.8 billion...

  • Man pleads guilty to trying to defraud Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Perry Hall man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft in a scheme to steal checks for pay and benefits from the city of Baltimore. Thirty-three-year-old Robert Johnson entered the plea Monday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a maximum...

  • Police looking for 2 who stole $49,000 in jewelry

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police are looking for two men who stolen $49,000 worth of jewelry from a store in Towson. Officers say on Aug. 2, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:10 p.m., two men entered the Zales store in Towson Town Center. Police say while an employee was helping customers, the...

  • Pakistani man indicted on spyware charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pakistani man has been indicted on charges of plotting to sell a spyware app that could monitor calls, texts and other communications on mobile phones without detection. Prosecutors say and indictment was returned last week against 31-year-old Hammad Akbar of Lahore,...

  • Man dismissed from lawsuit over 2011 DC crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man involved in a fatal crash while driving a Swiss Embassy vehicle has been dismissed from a civil lawsuit over the 2011 accident. A judge dismissed Kamal Mortada from the lawsuit Monday. Mortada has been identified as the driver in the accident that killed 64-year-old...

  • Trapped man rescued from collapsed building

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a man who was trapped when a rowhouse collapsed across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Fire and city officials say the man was removed from the rubble about 4:30 p.m. Monday and taken to a hospital. Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan...

  • Feds open data center in western Maryland

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Your Social Security information has a new home. The Social Security Administration held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Monday for a national data center amid wooded hills near Frederick that will replace a 34-year-old building at the agency's Baltimore-area headquarters,...

  • Driver killed, 2nd driver hurt in 2-vehicle crash

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say one driver was killed and another was injured in a head-on collision on Olney. It happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday on Olney-Laytonsville Road. Police say a pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Kenneth James Turner Jr. of Mount Jackson, Virginia, was...

  • 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Annapolis shooting

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Annapolis police say a man is dead and a woman was seriously injured in a shooting in an Annapolis apartment. The shooting was reported about 7:40 a.m. Officers say they found 49-year-old Arthurdella Harris and 54-year-old Tony Smith suffering from gunshot wounds. Police...

  • Secret Service arrests man near Ethiopian Embassy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington. U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in an emailed statement that Secret Service officers received a report of shots fired near the embassy around...

  • Dad of 2 missing Md. kids pleads for Amber Alert

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The father of two suburban Maryland children missing for more than three weeks is appealing to Gov. Martin O'Malley for help. Troy Turner of Clarksburg sent a letter to O'Malley on Monday morning saying he's seen no evidence ruling out that his children may be alive and...

  • Severance moved from Alexandria jail to Arlington

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Charles Severance, who is facing trial for three murders in the city of Alexandria, has been transferred from the city jail to Arlington County. The Alexandria Sheriff's office said Monday it arranged the transfer to avoid any appearance of conflict — one of Severance's...



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