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Maryland agency gives a day off for bedbugs

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday....

3 years 2 months ago

Tropical storm conditions spread into VA

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say tropical storm conditions are spreading into Virginia, Maryland and Delaware as Hurricane Irene moves northward. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Irene was still hitting eastern North Carolina with heavy rain and wind, but that those conditions were spreading north. Tropical storm-force...

3 years 7 months ago

Md. police look into death inside upscale shop

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman employee at an upscale athletic apparel store in Bethesda has been killed and another woman worker was sexually assaulted after they were attacked during a robbery attempt. Police said Saturday the woman who survived is talking to detectives. Montgomery County police...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

4 years 2 months ago

Fisherman reels in lost wallet

A New Jersey man has his wallet back 21 years after it fell out of his pocket. Rich Santo was out fishing with his daughter Katie when they snagged the wallet near Ocean City, Maryland. They found ID and credit cards inside. Katie Santo searched an Internet...

4 years 3 months ago

DC area shaken by minor earthquake

The Washington, D.C., area was shaken by a minor earthquake. The quake hit at 3:04 a.m. MDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area. There were no immediate reports of...

4 years 4 months ago

Army names new officer to chemical operations

A former commander of the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been named director of stockpile operations for the Army agency that oversees storage of the nation's chemical weapons. The Chemical Materials Agency announced the appointment of Col. John J. Megnia on Monday. The agency is based at Aberdeen Proving Ground,...

4 years 5 months ago

Fine for stealing plane: $40

A homeless man caused about $12,000 in damage when he stole and crashed a single-engine airplane at a Maryland airport - but he'll pay just $40 in restitution. Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. was surprised at the small amount,"Only $40?" Prosecutors explained that insurance had...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 7 months ago

Bees in trouble after bad winter

The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is...

4 years 7 months ago

Denver Lockheed Martin center targets cyberattacks

Lockheed Martin Corp. has officially opened a security intelligence center in Denver to help it respond to attacks on its computer networks. This is Lockheed's second security intelligence center. The first opened in Gaithersburg, Md., in May 2008. Lockheed Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Md.

4 years 7 months ago

Court to rule in military funeral protest case

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the...

4 years 11 months ago

East Coast storm damage tops $100 million

It was a desperate, ultimately futile battle - machine against nature - and Ocean City kept it up long after the outcome had been decided. As wave after wave pummeled the beachfront during last week's powerful nor'easter, more and more of the sand disappeared until the ocean came roaring...

4 years 11 months ago

Teen raped, murdered--body stuffed in closet

Baltimore police say they've arrested a man suspected of raping and killing a 15-year-old boy, whose body was found hidden in a closet. A Baltimore police spokesman says Dante Parrish was arrested last night in east Baltimore. Police had been searching for the 35-year-old Parrish in connection with the death...

4 years 11 months ago

Dropout, 21, wins $8.55 million poker event

A 21-year-old Michigan poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early Tuesday, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history. Joe Cada of Shelby Township, Mich., turned over a pair...

5 years 1 month ago

Cops: Student uses sword to kill intruder

A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage, Baltimore police said Tuesday. Two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars Monday from the home, on University Parkway just blocks from the school, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Early...

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