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  • Jail won't hold immigrants without probable cause

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date only if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed, a decision praised by the American Civil Liberties and Casa de...

  • Inmate in Md. charged with hiring man to kill 2

    JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say an inmate at the detention center tried to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's former boyfriend and the former boyfriend's mother. Officers say they received a tip that 37-year-old Bernard Perez-Garcia was looking for someone to kill the two people....

  • Newport News man arrested following pursuit

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man has been arrested after speeding off from a traffic stop and then fleeing on foot. Virginia State Police say 42-year-old Jeremiah Gibson was observed at an authorized vehicles only crossover on Interstate 64 near the 252 mile marker around 6 a.m....

  • Va. gets grant for education, workforce training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant to help better align education and workforce training with economic development priorities. In addition to the grant from the National Governor's Association, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia also has been...

  • O'Malley has another New Hampshire trip planned

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to make his third trip this year to New Hampshire as he mulls running for president in 2016. O'Malley, a Democrat, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Portsmouth City Democrats' fall dinner on Sept. 26. The term-limited...

  • Superintendent Dance named to commission

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to the president's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The White House made the announcement on Thursday. Dance has been...

  • Residents speak out on firing range

    FREDERICK Md. (AP) — Maryland residents are speaking out against a proposed gun range at Sugarloaf Mountain about 10 miles south of Frederick. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1C9oee4 ) reports that residents packed a 200-person hearing room Thursday night. The gun range is proposed for...

  • 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...



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