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  • 2 charged in fatal shootings of 2 men in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have charged two alleged gang members with gunning down a member of a rival gang and a second man who was an uninvolved bystander. Officers charged 25-year-old Antwon Morton and 28-year-old Samuel Rogers with murder on Tuesday. They are accused of killing...

  • Neighbors ask Md. town to quiet day care center

    MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — Several neighbors of a Middletown day care center are asking the Town Council to make the place quiet down. Owner Hebba Hassanein (HEB'-ah HASS'-ah-nen) denied on Tuesday that the 60 children enrolled at the Valley School are excessively loud. She says she's willing to...

  • Md. officer charged in workers' comp fraud case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Montgomery County police officer has been charged with perjury and workers' compensation fraud. Gilbert Payne was charged Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40-year-old Payne didn't respond to a message seeking comment at his home Tuesday. Maryland's state...

  • Group seeks to resume car races at Md. airport

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A car-racing group in Cumberland wants to resume racing at the local airport next year. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1Caks3p) reported Tuesday that National Road Autosports has asked the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority to consider the request at its...

  • Allegany County sheriff's office to open

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to speak at the grand opening of the new Allegany County Sheriff's Office. The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Cumberland. Sheriff Craig Robertson also is scheduled to talk about cost-saving measures taken to build the new...

  • Inmates at Md. prisons mark 5 tons of donated food

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Inmates and staff at a state prison near Hagerstown are celebrating the donation of five tons of inmate-grown produce to the Maryland Food Bank. The event Tuesday caps a successful growing season for pre-release inmates at the Maryland Correctional Training Center. The...

  • Woman struck, killed while crossing street

    ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Police say a woman was killed when she tried to cross a street in Odenton. It happened about 2 p.m. Monday on Annapolis Road. Police say 28-year-old Tamika Bailey of Severn was trying to cross the northbound lanes. Officers say she was hit by a car...

  • Maryland panel meets on pretrial reform

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — District of Columbia officials appeared before a Maryland commission on Monday to outline the benefits of making changes to the bail hearing process. The Maryland commission is weighing how to reduce the burden on court commissioners who decide whether someone is detained....

  • Public comment sought on expanded Sunday hunting

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it's accepting public comment through Nov. 3 on a proposal to expand Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland. The agency announced on Monday that the proposed regulatory changes have been published in the Maryland...

  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Md. diamond store

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Queenstown diamond store of more than $362,000 worth of engagement rings. Forty-three-year-old Roy Lee Tolbert entered the plea last week in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a minimum of seven years in prison at sentencing on Dec....

  • Settlement with new owner of 3,100-acre property a first step in redevelopment, Md. AG says

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler recently announced a settlement agreement with the new owner of the former Sparrows Point steelmaking facility to address the cleanup of industrial pollution at the property. The agreement is the first...

  • Md. appeals ruling on ballot tool for blind

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the state must implement an online ballot-marking tool to enable blind residents to vote privately and independently. Attorneys for the state filed notice Monday they are appealing in the 4th U.S. Circuit...

  • Del. man charged with offensive touching of teen

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Dover man has been arrested on several charges after police say he broke into a home wearing a disguise and offensively touched a 17-year-old girl before running away. Dover police say 22-year-old William Pendleton Jr. broke into a home on Cecil Street and offensively...

  • Western Md. man charged with illegal bear kill

    FLINTSTONE, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say a Flintstone man baited and killed a black bear out of season. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1rhXkMG ) reported Monday that 48-year-old Steven Daniel McKee also is charged with failing to report the killing of an antlerless...

  • US canoeist wins gold at world championships

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — Canoeist Fabien Lefevre (FAY'-bee-en lah-FERV') is America's first gold medalist in a world whitewater slalom event in 12 years. The 32-year-old former French paddler won in the men's single canoe event Saturday at the International Canoe Federation world slalom...



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