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  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the area's most unique relics are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts. While the designation doesn't...

  • Costs for higher education in Virginia rise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the...

  • Police arrest man for death of live-in girlfriend

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police have charged a 53-year-old man with the death of his live-in girlfriend. Police said Clyde Campbell was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail after his arrest Thursday. Police found the body of Dorothy Grubb around 10:50...

  • City to unveil mural at DC aquatic facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will help unveil a new mural at a city aquatic facility near Eastern Market. The mural at the entrance of the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Facility will be unveiled Thursday. The city says a trapeze school will perform, and there will also...

  • Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee's birthday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate. Two former mayors and several other D.C. councilmembers will serve as honorary hosts at Thursday's birthday party for D.C. Councilmember Muriel...

  • Driver fined $1,500 in death of track coach

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an assistant track coach at Annapolis High School who was bicycling has been fined $1,500 after being found guilty of three traffic offenses. Thirty-seven-year-old Whitney Decesaris of Calvert County was found guilty at a bench trial...

  • Man sentenced to 6 years in identity theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft. Thirty-year-old Tavares Davon Miller was also ordered to pay more than $105,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. According to...

  • Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz said Wednesday that she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made improving the District of Columbia's public schools the centerpiece of his...

  • Correction: Deep Creek Lake story

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — In a story July 28 about Deep Creek Lake, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, erroneously reported the deadline for public comment on a draft watershed management plan. The deadline is Aug. 23. A corrected version...

  • Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland doctor is being charged with operating a pill mill out of his office in Rockville, and prosecutors say one person died after using methadone the doctor provided. Silviu Ziscovici, a pain management specialist who had his medical license suspended in by Maryland...

  • Lexington had highest jobless rate in June

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Lexington had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in June. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's up from 10.4 percent in May and down from 11.9 percent a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • Md. board seeks criminal checks for doc licensees

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Board of Physicians said Wednesday that it is seeking statutory authority to conduct criminal background checks on medical license applicants despite one member's concern that health care professionals are being singled out. The board's staff is drafting a bill for...

  • Md. religious leaders pray for immigrant children

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries. Dozens of religious leaders and supporters marched along Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Wednesday to draw...

  • Md. health secretary to join Johns Hopkins

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health secretary, who has been working to repair the state's badly flawed health exchange website this year, will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, the school announced Wednesday. Dr....

  • Missing woman's body found along road in Dundalk

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a body found along a road in Dundalk is that of a woman who was reported missing. Officers say the body of 60-year-old Dorothy Grubb of Dundalk was found Tuesday night along Peninsula Expressway. Her daughter had reported her missing on Saturday....



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