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  • Severance makes courtroom outburst, flips the bird

    A judge Thursday granted a request from Charles Severance\’s defense attorneys to have the competency of the accused murderer evaluated.

  • Werth to serve jail time for reckless driving conviction

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will serve jail time after he was found guilty of reckless driving in a Fairfax County courtroom Friday.

  • Prosecutors downplay that plea deal for rabbi could be in works

    The case of a Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women as they undressed for a spiritual cleansing might not go to trial.

  • Prosecutor wants Hoggle released to help locate children

    The Montgomery County prosecutor asked a judge to release a mother from a psychiatric hospital so she can lead police to the location of her two children, who have been missing since early September.

  • Abduction suspect to be extradited to Virginia

    JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has ordered a suspect in the abduction of a Philadelphia woman to be extradited to Virginia, where he faces outstanding charges. Delvin Barnes appeared by video from a suburban Baltimore jail for a hearing Thursday afternoon. He wore an orange jail jumpsuit and answered…

  • Phelps’ DUI trial delayed by a month

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Phelps’ trial on a DUI charge has been postponed by a month. The 18-time Olympic champion had been scheduled for trial on Nov. 19. It’s been moved to Dec. 19 at the request of his attorney. Phelps was charged Sept. 30 with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines on…

  • Md. man fights $8.75 toll that ballooned into $24K tab

    A Montgomery County man is fighting a more than $24,000 bill from Transurban for 23 trips along the 495 Express Lanes due to an E-ZPass glitch.

  • Cheverly mom indicted on murder charges for suffocating her children

    A Maryland mother accused of suffocating her two young children with plastic bags has been indicted on murdered charges.

  • Ex-Baltimore transit official charged with bribery

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Baltimore transportation chief on bribery and money laundering charges.

  • New US magistrate judge for E. Virginia sworn in

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor has been sworn in as U.S. magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. The court says in a news release that Roderick C. Young was sworn in Tuesday. Young will sit in the court’s Richmond Division. He formerly served as an assistant U.S. attorney and as…

  • State trooper racial slur complaint reinstated

    BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has reinstated a legal complaint seeking details about the internal investigation of a state trooper who used a racial slur in a voicemail message to a Somerset County woman. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, issued the ruling…

  • 3 NJ residents plead guilty in Va. cigarette case

    Three New Jersey residents have pleaded guilty in Virginia to charges stemming from a cigarette smuggling scheme.

  • Ex-cop sentenced to 3 years for killing girlfriend’s puppy

    A judge has sentenced a former Baltimore police officer to 12 times the recommended sentence for killing a puppy.

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly weapon, a federal charge. He…

  • Chief: ‘no idea’ where missing Virginia student is

    Get the latest information on the search for Hannah Graham in the WTOP live blog. MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The owner of a bar where a missing University of Virginia student was last seen with a man charged in her abduction says she could barely walk that night without the man’s…