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  • Md. schools get $10.7M grant to study STDs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The schools announced the grant on Tuesday from the National Institute of Allergy and...

  • Baltimore mayor announcing program on sewers lines

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is announcing a new program to repair the public portion of the city's sewer pipes that connect residences and businesses to public sewer lines. The mayor is scheduled to announce the initiative on Tuesday with the city's Department of...

  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the death...

  • Opening statements set in ex-Va. governor's trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury Tuesday. Jury selection took all day Monday. The McDonnells are...

  • Montgomery officials avoid soccer controversy

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1oFcwCp ) reports that a county council committee on Monday approved moving ahead with bidding on a...

  • Police arrest Glen Burnie man over 2 pounds of pot

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man after recovering more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a shed at his home. WBAL AM (http://bit.ly/1rWKwLw ) reports that police found the marijuana after a report came from the house on Sunday. Police say the 2.4...

  • Sign up for season's last boater safety class

    ST. MICHAELS, Md. (AP) — Here's a sign that summer is winding down: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering its last boater safety course of the season. The museum said Monday that space is limited and early registration is recommended. The two-night course will be...

  • DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. The ban on Styrofoam and similar materials is part of a larger environmental cleanup bill approved by the D.C. Council. Gray plans to sign the bill on...

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the National...

  • University chiefs to testify on Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of George Washington University and the University of Maryland have been called to testify on their merger talks with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college. The testimony expected this week comes as the Corcoran's merger with George Washington University...

  • Youth charged with arson, attempted murder

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge. Prince William Fire and Rescue says the blaze was reported about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Marbury Lane. Authorities say firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze...

  • Man indicted on charge of sex solicitation of girl

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A California man has been indicted on charges of sexual solicitation of a 15-year-old Edgewater girl. The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Murray Lee Chesak of Ontario, California, was indicted Friday. He had been extradited to Maryland last...

  • Trooper's tactical vest, knife stolen from vehicle

    BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a trooper's tactical vest and other equipment were stolen from an unmarked police vehicle at the trooper's home. Troopers say the items were stolen early Friday in Bel Air after the rear window of the vehicle was smashed. Police say a green...

  • Man gets 2 life terms in fatal stabbing of wife

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Joppa man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms for fatally stabbing his estranged wife and another man. Forty-six-year-old Bryant Walls was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He had been convicted of two counts of first-degree premeditated...



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