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Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plot

Jul. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says emails, recorded telephone calls and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a global scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars. But a defense attorney for Lee Elbaz told jurors Tuesday that the...

Wilmington fire marshal charged with DUI

Jul. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware fire marshal has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was pulled over for speeding in Maryland. News outlets report 53-year-old James Jobes was stopped July 3 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Jobes is the fire marshal and deputy chief of...

Hogan highlights mortgage program that cuts student debt

Jul. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is highlighting a Maryland program that enables young adults to cut student loan debt while buying a home. The governor marked the anniversary of the Maryland SmartBuy 2.0 initiative on Tuesday. A pilot program began in 2016. Hogan extended it in July...

Off-duty police officer saves 2 from burning Maryland home

Jul. 16, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

COLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities are crediting an off-duty police officer with kicking in a front door and saving two people from a burning home. News outlets report a police officer was off-the-clock when he rescued two people from the Colesville, Maryland, house Tuesday morning as he saw...

Police sergeant remains hospitalized after clinic shooting

Jul. 16, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a sergeant who was shot during an incident at a Baltimore methadone clinic that left two people dead remains hospitalized. Baltimore police said in a statement Tuesday that 48-year-old Billy Shiflett is still being treated for a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen. Shiflett had...

Audit: Maryland agency didn't track million dollar grants

Jul. 16, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An audit of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration revealed the health department agency failed to properly keep track of key data for initiatives it funded with millions of dollars in grants. The Washington Post reports the audit combed records from 2014-2017. The audit found...

PSC sets hearings on Washington Gas rate increase request

Jul. 16, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland regulators have scheduled two public comment hearings on a request by Washington Gas Light Company to increase its gas service rates by nearly $36 million. The Public Service Commission announced Monday it has scheduled a July 29 hearing in Rockville, Maryland. It also announced...

Maryland ex-fire chief sentenced for trying to entice minor

Jul. 16, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former chief of a volunteer fire department on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland says 70-year-old James Morris Jr., of Cordova, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday....

Baltimore man guilty of killing ex-girlfriend outside school

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, who was found bound, beaten, stabbed, strangled and dumped outside an area high school. The Baltimore Sun reports 23-year-old Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2018 death of 20-year-old...

Police: 2 dead, officer hurt at Baltimore methadone clinic

Jul. 15, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man demanding methadone opened fire at a Baltimore addiction clinic Monday, killing one person and wounding a police sergeant before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference that the gunman had gone into the...