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  • Police: Man killed his boss' wife, himself in Md.

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Police say a man who killed his boss' wife and then himself had been accused of a theft in the workplace. Montgomery County police on Wednesday identified the suspect in Tuesday's murder-suicide in Potomac as 42-year-old Andrew Racca of Chevy Chase. Racca worked at the...

  • Md. bankruptcy halts suit in deadly Illinois crash

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a church van crash last year in Illinois is on hold because the pastors of the Baltimore church have declared bankruptcy. Maryland attorney Jimmy Bell said Tuesday that the lawsuit he filed against Victory Outreach Baltimore on behalf of...

  • Maryland Zoo euthanizes beloved aging giraffe

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months. Officials at the Baltimore zoo say they euthanized 17-year-old Angel on Tuesday. The zoo's chief veterinarian says Angel has had leg and back...

  • Decriminalized pot in Md., yoga tax in DC now law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of new laws went into effect Wednesday for the District of Columbia and Maryland. Now, getting caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be akin to getting a parking ticket. Instead of jail time, civil penalties will include $100 for a first offense, $250 for a...

  • Baltimore man gets 12 years for sex trafficking

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing young women to work as prostitutes. Travis Lamont Foote pleaded guilty in Maryland federal court Tuesday as part of a plea agreement. Under the agreement, the 31-year-old Foote pleaded...

  • Group hails anniversary of Md. gun control law

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Two groups favoring restrictions on firearms are celebrating the first anniversary of Maryland's implementation of one of the nation's strictest gun-control laws. The event Wednesday in Columbia is sponsored by Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence and the Maryland State...

  • Police missing autistic man safe, in good health

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a man with autism who has been missing since Thursday was found safe. Officers said Tuesday afternoon that 24-year-old Tijuani Jones was found in Howard County. Police say he was taken to a hospital and was found to be in overall good health. Jones...

  • Bill Clinton at Md. fundraiser instead of Hillary

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton took his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday, helping to raise more than $1 million for Brown's campaign for governor. Hillary Rodham Clinton had been scheduled to attend the fundraiser in a posh...

  • Police officer accused of assault while on duty

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer who was on duty and in uniform terrorized his wife and her boyfriend by ripping the front door to the boyfriend's home off its hinges, kicking and punching his wife and pointing his service weapon at both of them, the department said Tuesday. After...

  • Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Barack Obama's "It's On Us" campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. The academy released a YouTube video Tuesday. Midshipmen talk about the importance of creating an environment...

  • Pa. man arrested after loaded gun found at BWI

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested at the Baltimore-Washington airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag. The Transportation Security Administration says its officers found the .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a carry-on Monday as it went through an X-ray...

  • Md. AG issues order against Benefits U Earned

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced on Thursday that his Consumer Protection Division has issued a final orrder against Benefits U Earned LLC and its owner James E. Mack, formerly of Accokeek, for allegedly violating the Maryland...

  • Maryland’s share of Medtronic settlement is $6K

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A case brought by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, other states and the federal government alleging Medtronic Inc. paid kickbacks to persuade physicians to use their cardiac rhythm products was recently settled. Gansler The settlement agreement...

  • Maryland natural gas project OK'd

    Dominion Resources secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, which will be ready to ship up to 0.82 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas beginning in 2017.

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an attorney....



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