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  • Police: Stolen credit cards used to nab $8,500 in 8 minutes

    WASHINGTON – You could call them the “Eight Minute Mammas.” Police are looking for two women who used stolen credit cards to buy about $8,500 in gift cards from the Target in Rockville, Maryland. And they did it in eight minutes. Montgomery County police say the pair walked into Target about 7:20 p.m. Dec. 5.…

  • Baltimore police search for missing boy abducted by mother

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who they believe was abducted by his mother who suffers from a mental illness. Police say 11-year-old Kuwan Taylor was abducted Wednesday by his mother, Davita Walker. Kuwan’s legal guardian is his aunt. Police say Walker has a history of arrests and that her…

  • AAA projects record holiday travel by Maryland residents

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Record numbers of Maryland residents are expected to travel for the year-end holidays due in part to lower gas prices and a longer holiday travel window. AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.1 million Maryland residents are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for the holidays. That would be a…

  • Montgomery County to discuss handling of reported school abuse cases

    WASHINGTON — Montgomery County is planning a meeting of community leaders and parents who are concerned about how county public schools handled recent cases of reported child abuse. The Washington Post reports the planned Feb. 2, 2015 public meeting to review school policies and procedures will include county lawmakers, prosecutors, police, school officials, teachers and…

  • Montgomery County orders hiring freeze amid budget shortfall

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County is freezing most hiring and purchasing through June to help close a $179 million budget shortfall. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1zyAfJA ) reports Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine also is directing county departments to prepare their 2016 fiscal year budgets assuming a 3 percent spending cut. The 2016 fiscal year…

  • Delaney addressing transportation issues in DC suburbs

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Commuter transportation is the focus of a meeting that U.S. Rep. John Delaney is holding with elected officials from Frederick and Montgomery counties. The agenda for Thursday’s discussion in Frederick includes Interstate 270, MARC rail expansion and the Corridor Cities Transitway. That’s a proposed route for buses only between the Shady…

  • Women’s College Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday, Dec. 18 EAST UMBC at Rider, 5 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Duquesne, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Ball St. at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. SOUTH High Point at VCU, 11 a.m. Towson at Wake Forest, 11:30 a.m. Presbyterian at Charlotte, Noon Temple…

  • College Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday, Dec. 18 EAST Stony Brook at Canisius, 7 p.m. Temple at Delaware, 7 p.m. FIU vs. LIU Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, 7 p.m. Lehigh at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. Yale at Vermont, 7 p.m. Morgan St. at Rider, 7:30 p.m. UConn vs. Duke at the Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J., 8…

  • Dumervil, Suggs provide 1-2 punch for sack-happy Ravens

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Charging from opposite ends of the line with a single-minded purpose, Baltimore Ravens linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs are waging a duel to see who finishes the season with more sacks. “It’s competitive. It’s a race,” Dumervil said Wednesday. “Once the ball is snapped, he knows I’m coming and…

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  • AP NewsBreak: Lawsuit over immigrant license data

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation. The National Immigration Law Center sued the Department of Homeland Security demanding documents detailing how federal immigration agents access and use driver’s license data. The lawsuit comes…

  • Locals React After Alan Gross Is Released From Cuban Prison

    Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban jail on Wednesday helped pave the way for an end to the diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and Cuba. It also meant a lot for some in the Bethesda community who knew the Potomac man before he was arrested and imprisoned by the Cuban government in 2009. “This is…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EST Saturday NFL Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL New Orleans Bowl, Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. New Mexico Bowl, UTEP vs. Utah State, 2:20 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl, Colorado State vs. Utah, 3:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Western Michigan vs. Air Force, 5:45…

  • Man To Be Sentenced Thursday For Road Rage Stabbing At Montgomery Mall

    Sentencing is Thursday for a Potomac man convicted in August of nine charges related to the stabbing of two people in a Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot in November 2013. David B. Goldberg, 25, faces up to 165 years in prison for trying to run over two victims and later stabbing them after his vehicle almost hit the victim’s vehicle…

  • Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred, and now the school has issued an apology. University officials told The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vYGr7q) it was a mistake of human error. Vice Provost David Phillips said a contractor who works with Johns Hopkins on…