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  • Riverdale man charged in death of girlfriend’s year-old son

    RIVERDALE, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police have charged a man with killing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son while he babysat the child. Twenty-eight-year-old Osman Sesay of Riverdale was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree…

  • Baltimore police face scrutiny over tracking of cellphones

    WASHINGTON – The Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore is reviewing hundreds of criminal cases following an investigation by USA Today that revealed the questionable police practice of tracking the cellphone activity of suspects. “No stone…

  • Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died. Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…

  • Md. state hospital patient disappears, police ask for help in search

    WASHINGTON– A state hospital patient is missing after walking away from a home visit in Hyattsville, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon. Please call 911 if you see James Alexander Norris, Jr. , 49. Norris is a convicted sex offender. Police…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…

  • Ravens All-Pro guard Yanda lets his play prove his worth

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Entering the final season of a five-year contract, Marshal Yanda insists he isn’t concerned about negotiating a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens. “We’ll worry about that when the time…

  • Safety Will Hill signs 2-year contract with Ravens

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Safety Will Hill has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The 25-year-old Hill is entering his first full season with Baltimore after starting the final eight games of…

  • Swastikas painted on Montgomery Co. speed cameras, sign

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a suspect who painted green swastikas on two Montgomery County speed cameras and a neighborhood sign earlier this week. Montgomery County Police say they were driving through Olney, Maryland,…

  • Maryland university to eliminate textbooks

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland University College plans to eliminate textbooks this fall to save students money by using resources online. Kara Van Dam, a vice provost, said Thursday students will be…

  • Roads not as congested in summer, but traffic remains

    WASHINGTON — While local commuters are less burdened by congestion during the warmer months, traffic is actually heavier during the late spring and summer. “Traffic is certainly down in July and August during the peak hours,…

  • Fire breaks out at Hagerstown Volvo plant

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say a fire broke out in a decommissioned cooling tower at the Volvo Group Trucks plant in western Maryland, but was quickly contained. The Herald-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1EkXI5U) that a Washington…

  • Pet coyote caught in Md., euthanized

    WASHINGTON — A coyote being kept as a pet was captured near a restaurant in North Beach, Maryland on Wednesday, NBC Washington reports. Animal control caught the coyote running around near Neptune’s just after 8 a.m. It was…

  • Officials investigating fire at Salisbury recycling facility

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a recycling facility in Salisbury. Assistant Chief of the Salisbury Fire Department Jim Gladwell says it took crews several hours to…

  • Maryland governor to host fundraiser for Chris Christie

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to host a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential bid. It’s set for Thursday afternoon at an Annapolis hotel. Hogan, a Republican, endorsed…