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  • McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginia felons since he's been in office. In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. As part of that action, he reduced the...

  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press. Three people in contact with investigators say the...

  • Candidate won't distance self from secessionists

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County Council says he won't respond to calls to distance himself from a group called the League of the South. The Capital of Annapolis (http://bit.ly/1kmyVom ) reported Wednesday that Michael Peroutka said he won't play into...

  • Detective found not guilty in road-rage shooting

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was found not guilty on all counts on Wednesday in...

  • Md. approves $1M grant for Hagerstown manufacturer

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland has announced approval of a $1 million grant for a Hagerstown manufacturer. Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development announced the conditional grant for National Golden Tissue. The company manufactures...

  • Man gets 4 years for stealing officer's gun

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The second of two men charged with stealing a law enforcement officer's service weapon has been sentenced to four years in prison. Leroy Huse, 21, was sentenced by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Dana Wright on Tuesday after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary....

  • More road signs unveiled to promote Va. wine

    CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are unveiling new road signs aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham. The signs in...

  • DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' mobile service centers are travelling across the state to better help customers. Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions....

  • Va. to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to...

  • Virginia man whose son died pleads to charges

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Bedford man accused of waiting several hours to report the death of his 2-year-old son in order to clean up a meth lab in his home has pleaded guilty to child abuse and methamphetamine manufacturing. Media outlets report 26-year-old Michael Anthony Smith entered the plea...

  • Stamp depicts Civil War battle in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Civil War stamp depicting the 1864 Siege at Petersburg. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the Petersburg National Battlefield for the new stamp. Officials say the ceremony will take place near the site of an...

  • Montgomery schools enroll unaccompanied minors

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools. The Montgomery County Council received a briefing Tuesday on the number of unaccompanied minors who have come to the county over the last year....

  • Buses to replace trains on section of red line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says free shuttle buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend. Metro says beginning Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday buses will replace red line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. The Rhode Island Avenue and...

  • Officer charged with hitting teen in custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been charged with hitting a 14-year-old boy while he was in custody after allegedly leading law enforcers on a car chase. The State's Attorney's Office said Tuesday that Officer Serge Antonin had been charged in a criminal information with assault...

  • Md. man gets 2 years for federal gun violation

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a man already serving time for a state weapons conviction to two more years behind bars. Hasan Anthony Smith pleaded guilty earlier this year in Baltimore to a state charge of illegal gun possession and received a five-year sentence. On...



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