Immigration agents arrest Mexican national on sex charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal immigration agents say a Mexican national who was in the U.S. illegally has been arrested on multiple state charges of rape and sexual assault. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release Thursday an enforcement and removal...

‘The truth is out there’: UFO conference returns to DC area

WASHINGTON — Are people who claim they’ve been abducted by aliens making it all up, or did they really experience something out of this world? Do we have a star-faring civilization to thank for crop circles, or just stealthy terrestrial pranksters? If you find...

Twelfth person sentenced in DC area heroin trafficking investigation

WASHINGTON — An exhaustive police effort to dismantle two Alexandria, Va.-area heroin and fentanyl trafficking rings ended on Thursday, with the sentencing of its 12th and final defendant. Gregory Taylor, 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. He...

Md. superintendent hopes young children will increase pedestrian safety

ROCKVILLE, Md. — As local and state officials consider what can be done to improve pedestrian safety, 10 days after four teenagers were hit by a car as they waited for a school bus on Georgia Avenue, the head of public schools says a...

Frosh, Wolf get personal in highly-charged law school debate

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and his Republican challenger, Craig Wolf, clashed over crime, the opioid epidemic, Maryland’s lawsuits against the Trump administration and a host of other issues during a wide-ranging and occasionally personal debate at the University of Maryland Carey School...

Montgomery Co. inspecting hundreds of voting machines before election

WASHINGTON — In Montgomery County, crews will spend the next few weeks meticulously inspecting voting machines to ensure everything is ready to go when Maryland heads to the polls on Nov. 6. For Lisa Jones and her crew, pouring over the intricate machinery of...

Baltimore puts 230 desk officers on streets as murders mount

BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after 11 people were shot in Baltimore, the troubled police department said it’s shutting down its administrative functions so that more officers can hit the streets. The Baltimore Sun reports Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced Wednesday that 230 officers...

Southbound lanes of Md. 355 reopen after pedestrian struck in Rockville

WASHINGTON — A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car Thursday morning in Rockville, Maryland. Police say they received a call at 6:15 a.m. for a pedestrian-involved collision at the intersections of Hungerford Drive (Maryland Route 355)...

Baltimore police settle over protest arrests, adopt reforms

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have settled with activists who sued over their arrest during a 2016 arts festival. The lawsuit asserted Baltimore Bloc activists were improperly targeted and subjected to inhumane treatment during the AFROMATION protest against police brutality at Artscape. Roughly 55...

Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op, NDC strike deal that paves way for Takoma Junction

Neighborhood Development Co. and the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op have reached a deal that will finally advance construction of the Takoma Junction mixed-use project while ensuring the co-op can continue to operate unabated. “Both parties engaged in the mediation in good faith, recognizing that...

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The Good Place is finally back on track

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