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Top Stories:

MARYLAND-STORM DEBRIS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a week of heavy rain, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a message for states upstream of the Chesapeake Bay: step up and take responsibility for the sediment and debris pouring into the nation's largest estuary. By Brian Witte.

TROUBLED JAILS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia National Guard has finished its duties to help keep watch over juvenile and adult lockups.

From AP Members:

BLANKENSHIP-SENATE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrats make up the bulk of signatures so far on a petition to let ex-coal executive Don Blankenship run in West Virginia's U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party's nominee, preliminary data shows.

In Brief:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislative committee Democrats are demanding an immediate vote whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

DELEGATE APPOINTED, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Republican Daniel Linville has been appointed to a House of Delegates seat in West Virginia.

VOTER REGISTRATION, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's secretary of state says nearly 67,000 new voters are registered for this fall's midterm election.

MINE SAFETY-MEETINGS, from BECKLEY, W.Va. — The federal agency that oversees mining safety is holding public stakeholder meetings in six states, including West Virginia.

CONTRACTOR SUED, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's attorney general is suing a contractor who allegedly accepted down payments for home improvements that were never completed.

Sports:

HKN--DEVILS COACH, from NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have chosen Wheeling Nailers head coach Mark Dennehy as the coach of their top minor league affiliate.

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