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  • Police: Gunman kills man, shoots self in Laurel

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot a man who was dating his estranged wife before shooting and wounding himself in Laurel. The fatal shooting and suicide attempt occurred around 10:40 Wednesday night. Anne Arundel County police say the wife of 39-year-old Robert Mendiola had...

  • Man hits pedestrian, 3 cars in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a driver hit a pedestrian, a police car and two parked cars before he was arrested. Police say the 45-year-old male pedestrian suffered severe injuries after he was struck around 10:40 Wednesday night in west Baltimore. A police officer suffered minor...

  • Maryland State Fair to receive award

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Fair will receive the 2014 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. State Comptroller Peter Franchot will present the award to Howard "Max" Mosner, the president and general manager of the fair, on Friday. The award, now in its third year, is...

  • Push in western Md. for later school-year start

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — State Comptroller Peter Franchot is bringing his campaign for post-Labor Day school openings to western Maryland. Franchot (fran-CHOH') joins Garrett County elected, business and tourism officials at Deep Creek Lake Thursday to promote the campaign he calls, "Let Summer Be...

  • Worker indicted on embezzlement charges

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An employee for a food service company has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than $400,000. A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted 43-year-old Cesar Raphael Barretto of Severn on nine counts of wire fraud. According to the indictment, Barretto worked for U.S....

  • 2 admit to submitting fake prescription refills

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two pharmacy technicians have pleaded guilty to submitting false claims of more than $2.5 million for prescription refills. Thirty-year-old Vipinkumar Patel of Edgewood and 27-year-old Jigar Patel of Columbia entered the pleas this week in federal court in Baltimore. The...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed trying to cross road

    OVERLEA, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say a man was struck and killed when he tried to cross Belair Road in Overlea. It happened shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police say 53-year-old Gary Leahey of Dundalk was crossing Belair Road just north of Elm Avenue when he was hit by a northbound...

  • Man who stabbed himself is shot at by police

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say a man has died after officers who found him in his bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds shot at him after he confronted them with a knife. Police spokeswoman Mary Phelan says in an email that officers were called to a home in Ellicott City...

  • 2 arrested after burglary, police chase in Md.

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have arrested two men they say led them on a vehicle chase into Baltimore after a burglary at a Glen Burnie store. It happened about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at Bart's Sports World. Police responding to a 911 calls saw pickup truck that appeared to...

  • Baltimore agrees to stop disabilities questions

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has reached an agreement with Baltimore that will require the city to cease hiring practices the federal government deems discriminatory toward applicants with disabilities. The department announced a consent decree on Wednesday that bans the city...

  • Autopsy set for body pulled from Baltimore harbor

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an autopsy will be performed on a 21-year-old man whose body was found floating in the city's Inner Harbor. The body of Vashon Christopher Jr. was pulled from the water on Monday afternoon near M&T Bank Stadium. Christopher lived in northeast Baltimore.

  • Allegany woman charged in husband's fatal stabbing

    LONACONING, Md. (AP) — An Allegany County woman is facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of her husband. Investigators say 28-year-old Jessyca Kimble stabbed her 29-year-old husband, Edward Kimble, with a steak knife during a fight at their home near Lonaconing on Tuesday...

  • Franchot to address Rural Maryland Council

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Rural Maryland Council meeting. He will speak Wednesday to local officials and business leaders in Annapolis. Franchot plans to talk about his "Let Summer Be Summer" campaign. He supports delaying...

  • Brown and Hogan attend governor's race forum

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan said Tuesday that if he is elected governor he will try to end state income taxes on retirement income sometime during his first term. His opponent, Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, said he believed Hogan should provide more details about how he...

  • 80,000 acres off Maryland leased for wind energy

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an auction on Tuesday. US Wind Inc. submitted the winning bid of $8.7 million. The Maryland Wind Energy Area is...



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