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  • Eastern Shore now connected to Md. radio system

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — The Eastern Shore is now connected to a statewide radio system linking first responders in Maryland. Gov. Martin O'Malley made a ceremonial call on Friday on the Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team. There are 11 state agencies and three federal law...

  • Zoo euthanizes Sulawesi macaque named Spock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo says it has euthanized its Sulawesi macaque, the last of a group donated to the zoo almost two decades ago. The zoo said it euthanized the 27-year-old male macaque named Spock on Thursday. The zoo says Spock suffered from arthritis in his knees and ankles...

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by less than a full percentage point last month....

  • Md. man sentenced in gun theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Keymar man is starting a 10-year federal prison sentence for possessing stolen guns he took from a Frederick sporting-goods store. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Stevens Jr. was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He pleaded guilty in January to...

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $3.62 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying four cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.62, down from $3.66 a week ago. The price of gas in the...

  • Baltimore Co. solves 2 cold-case homicides

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Police say DNA evidence has helped them solve two cold-case homicides dating back to the 1990s. In both cases, police said Friday that the suspects can't be charged because they are dead. Thirty-two-year-old Karen Delores Brown was found dead near the...

  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia. The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded...

  • Pandora Jewelry moves regional HQ to Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The American headquarters of Pandora Jewelry is moving to Baltimore. The company, known for its charm bracelets, plans to move about 600 jobs from its current headquarters in Columbia to downtown Baltimore some time in the first quarter of 2015. The move will make...

  • Southwest Va. clinic tends to region's needy

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Thousands are expected to seek free medical care at clinic setting up shop in southwest Virginia. Among the scheduled visitors to the Wise clinic on Friday will be Gov. Terry McAuliffe, his health and human services secretary, Bill Hazel, and Attorney General Mark Herring....

  • Va. storm-surge wall studied along Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Scientists are studying what would happen if a series of floodgates are built across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1st5EKV ) reports a team led by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are trying to find out the consequences of a...

  • 2 arrested in deaths of Henry County siblings

    AXTON, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in the shooting deaths of two Henry County brothers. Media outlets report 24-year-old Jonathan Rivera-Olvera of Fieldale and 33-year-old James Travis Moore of Ridgeway were arrested this week. The Henry County Sheriff's Office says Rivera-Olvera...

  • Top kayak paddlers prep for worlds in western Md.

    McHENRY, Md. (AP) — Top paddlers from four countries are practicing on a western Maryland whitewater course for the Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held there in September. Friday's training schedule in McHenry features kayakers and canoeists from the United States, France, Slovakia...

  • Judge hears state secrets claim on No Fly List

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments from the federal government that a constitutional challenge to its No Fly List should be tossed out of court because it would expose state secrets. A Virginia man, Gulet (GOO'-lett) Mohamed, challenged his placement on the list in 2011 after...

  • DC expands summer meal program for youth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is expanding a program that provides free meals for children and teens during the summer. Mayor Vincent Gray's office says starting Saturday, free meals will be offered on Saturdays at certain libraries, parks and recreation centers. The mayor's...

  • Brown details proposals to help veterans

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans. Brown, Maryland's Democratic nominee for governor and a 30-year Army veteran, spoke at an American Legion Convention in Ocean City on Thursday....



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