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Fla. man accused of having guns at Capitol grounds

A Florida man who brought guns and ammunition onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building was arrested, police said.

Ty Carroll Mitchum, 59, of Clearwater, Fla., was confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers at about 12:50 p.m. Sunday on the West Front of the Capitol Building because he was acting suspiciously. While he was being interviewed, Mitchum told officers that he had firearms in his car, which was parked in the unit block of Constitution Avenue Northwest.

When officers searched Mitchum's car, they found three firearms, several rounds of ammunition and a high-capacity ammo feeding device, according to police and court records.

Church leader accused of smoking pot with teens

An Anne Arundel County substitute teacher and church group leader was accused of giving and smoking marijuana with two teenagers.

Police say Benjamin James Siggers, of Baltimore, shared marijuana with two members of the Severn United Methodist youth group and smoked it with them on their way to an overnight camp in Edgewater in April 2012. He also served as the church's counselor.

Siggers, 31, was fired from Anne Arundel County Public Schools when police began investigating allegations in February. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of possession of marijuana.

Body found in fire near highway

Fairfax County firefighters discovered a man's body after they put out a fire near highways in the Fair Oaks area, officials said.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, firefighters found grass, brush, and several trees on fire near the eastbound ramp of Lee-Jackson Highway to the Fairfax County Parkway. After the fire was extinguished, a man's body was found near the fire's location.

A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of the man's death, and fire investigators and police are investigating the incident.

-- Naomi Jagoda & Scott McCabe

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