AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6:00 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
RICHMOND, Va. A soldier who was chased by police for more than 60 miles after he stole an armored personnel carrier from a National Guard base was driving under the influence of drugs, Virginia State Police said Wednesday. By DENISE LAVOIE. SENT: 650 words. With photos.
NEWYORK — A 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him are believed to be dead in Rockbridge County, Virginia, police said Wednesday, a tragic development in a case where state police declined to issue an Amber Alert. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING:
ARLINGTON, Va. Fifty years after his death, Robert F. Kennedy’s words remain powerful. At ceremonies Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, speakers paid homage to his oratory by simply reciting excerpts of his speeches to a crowd of several thousand that gathered to remember him. By MATTEW BARAKAT. SENT: 550 words. With photo and video.
TRANSGENDER BATHROOM-LAWSUIT: A Virginia school board’s transgender-bathroom ban is one step away from being reviewed by a federal appeals court.
SLAYING CONVICTIONS: A man sentenced in three slayings has pleaded guilty in a fourth killing that unfolded in a motel parking lot in Virginia.
GILLESPIE-PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Former Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is joining a public relations firm.
FIREFIGHTERS ASBESTOS: A Virginia Beach firefighters group says the city knowingly burned a home filled with asbestos for a training exercise.
DOVER, Del — A Democratic proposal to ban the sale of semi-automatic guns that resemble military weapons gets its first hearing and public comment in the Delaware legislature at a Senate committee meeting . Gov. John Carney called for the legislation after a Florida high school shooting in February left 17 people dead. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. Upcoming:
Maryland is hoping a new accountability system will help to resolve the state’s problem with chronically absent students. The Baltimore Sun cites state Department of Education data showing that about 18 percent of students missed at least 10 percent of school last year. SENT: 350 Words.
OBIT-IRA BERLIN: Prize-winning, influential slavery scholar and University of Maryland professor Ira Berlin has died.
INMATE DEATH: An elderly inmate who filed a federal court complaint two months ago alleging that he had been severely beaten by a Delaware prison guard has died.
MISTAKEN ORDER ASSAULT: A Delaware woman has been sentenced to 15 days in prison after attacking convenience store workers over a botched sandwich order.
BIDEN-MARYLAND DEMOCRATS: Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to give the keynote speech at a Maryland Democratic Party unity event late this month after the state’s primary.
BEACHES-DOLPHIN DEATHS: Experts say an unusually high number of bottlenose dolphin carcasses have washed up on Delaware’s shores over the last few weeks.
NEW YORK — Manny Machado had a sacrifice fly, Dylan Bundy was stellar over seven scoreless innings and the major league-worst Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Mets 1-0 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game interleague series. By Adry Torres. SENT: 400 words, photos.
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