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  • Arrest made in 14 Baltimore-area armed robberies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The FBI has made an arrest in a string of 14 armed robberies in the Baltimore area in less than two months. Police said Thursday that they arrested 42-year-old Kieran Williams in East Baltimore on Wednesday night without incident. Investigators say Williams is suspected of...

  • Md. man charged in Calif. baby's sex-abuse case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged in a case involving a Southern California pediatric nurse accused of sexually abusing his 6-week-old foster child, authorities said Thursday. A federal grand jury indicted Stephen Schaffner, 34, of Greensboro in Caroline County, on 10 charges of...

  • Md. suspects nabbed after fight prompts 911 call

    SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Carroll County sheriff's deputies say they nabbed two young men in a string of 12 burglaries after the pair got in a heated fight that prompted a call to police. Cpl. Jon Light said Thursday that a fight between 20-year-old David Murphy and a 17-year-old in Sykesville on...

  • Baltimore man gets 48 months for food stamp fraud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for defrauding the federal food stamp program of $1.2 million Abdo Mohamed Nagi was sentenced to 46 months in prison Wednesday and ordered to forfeit $1.2 million. He pleaded guilty to food stamp and wire fraud...

  • Man impersonating police attacks woman in Maryland

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Police are warning the public after a man impersonating an officer pulled a woman over in Maryland's Eastern Shore, and then beat and robbed her. Maryland State Police say the woman was driving on U.S. Route 13 in Salisbury when a dark, unmarked car with emergency lights...

  • Human trafficking focus of Frederick, Md., event

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Commission for Women is leading an event that aims to raise public awareness of human trafficking in the area. Other sponsors of the presentation Thursday night in downtown Frederick include the county's human relations commission, the Delta Sigma...

  • Baltimore mayor to speak at resource fair

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will speak at the city's third annual homelessness resource fair. On Thursday morning, Rawlings-Blake will deliver remarks at Project Homeless Connect, an event focused on connecting individuals and families who are either currently...

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

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — An employee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation who killed the wife of a foundation executive before killing himself had been accused of stealing from the organization, police said Wednesday. Andrew Racca, 42, of Chevy Chase, is believed to have killed Carolyn Mattingly on...

  • 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...



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