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  • Beretta to move manufacturing out of Maryland

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has announced it will move its manufacturing capabilities from Accokeek, Maryland, to Gallatin, Tennessee. The company announced Tuesday it will move its manufacturing capabilities to a new production facility that it is building in Tennessee. That...

  • Maryland church built in 1773 destroyed by fire

    HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Officials say a 241-year-old church in Hebron has been destroyed by fire. Deputy State Fire Marshals say the fire at St. Paul's Episcopal Church was reported by a passer-by about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say nearly 100 firefighters from Maryland and Delaware battled...

  • Md. governor headed back to Iowa for fundraisers

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is returning to Iowa for fundraisers this weekend. The Democratic governor, who is considering running for president, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Saturday morning and another early Saturday afternoon for two Iowa state Senate...

  • Police: Dumfries man stabbed and killed pit bull

    DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Prince William County Police say a Dumfries man stabbed and killed a pit bull and fatally injured a pit bull puppy in a domestic dispute. Thirty-two-year-old Gerard Darvell Williams has been charged with animal cruelty, domestic assault and battery, and destruction of...

  • Police: Man leaves mom, 98, in truck at casino

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Police have arrested a North Carolina man they say left his 98-year-old mother in a truck for nearly five hours at a parking garage at Maryland Live! Casino. Officers received a 911 call about 6:35 p.m. Monday about the woman the truck. Officers say the...

  • Md. gun law debated in federal court

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights. John Parker Sweeney, an attorney...

  • VSP police investigate deadly crash in no. Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a northern Virginia man following a police chase. State police say Corey M. Chamberlain was thrown from his vehicle late Monday and taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of...

  • McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities. McAuliffe signed an executive order Tuesday at a minority-owned staffing company in Richmond. The order requires state...

  • Body in James River identified as missing boater

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the James River as that of a boater who had been missing. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said Tuesday that the body of Kenneth Leary of Lanex was identified through fingerprints....

  • Tests show fox that bit girl in Henrico was rabid

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Henrico County police say a fox that bit a girl's ankle has tested positive for rabies. Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda N. Toney says the fox was shot Sunday by an adult family member after he saw it bite the girl. Toney says the people who were exposed to the fox have...

  • Civil Rights film festival opens this week in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A civil rights film festival is hosting free screenings this week in Washington, following stops in Atlanta and New York City. The March on Washington Film Festival marks its second year focusing on lesser-known stories of the Civil Rights movement. Each screening is...

  • Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. Frederick is a Howard-trained surgeon who had been serving as interim president of the private, historically black university since October. Howard's Board of Trustees voted Monday night to...

  • Correction: Missing Boater story

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of a boater in Maryland, The Associated Press, relying on information from a member, erroneously reported the spelling of the man's name. He is Alan Meyers, not Allen Myers. A corrected version of the story is below: Md. officials find...

  • Police investigate 2 bodies found at Evington home

    EVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose partially decomposed bodies were found at a home in Bedford County. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that a neighbor called police on Saturday after finding the woman's body. Deputies...

  • Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Montgomery County police say a Rockville couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show that John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged Friday with two...



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