AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
Jul. 11, 2018
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
— SIX SHOT-OCEANFRONT: Police in Virginia Beach have made an arrest in the apparently random shooting of six people walking in a Fourth of July crowd near the oceanfront.
— POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING: The family of a northern Virginia man fatally shot by U.S. Park Police last year after a short chase is seeking the release of documents surrounding the investigation.
— FORMER GOVERNOR LAWSUIT: Virginia Commonwealth University has renewed its contract with former Gov. Doug Wilder despite his ongoing lawsuit against school officials.
— CONFEDERATE NAMES-SCHOOLS: New signs are up at three central Virginia elementary schools formerly named for Confederate leaders.
NEW YORK — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.
WILMINGTON, Del. —A Delaware judge has approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.
EXCHANGE-HEAT ISLAND CAMPAIGN
WASHINGTON — Anyone who pays attention to temperatures around Washington and Baltimore knows that it is much warmer in these cities than in the surrounding suburbs, especially at night. This is due to a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. From July 17 to 20, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leading a field campaign involving citizen volunteers to map and better understand the Washington and Baltimore heat islands. By Jason Samenow of The Washington Post. SENT: 600 words.
— SEA TURTLE EGGS-DELAWARE: A loggerhead sea turtle has laid eggs in Delaware and officials say it's a rare event for the state.
— MARYLAND LAWMAKER-SWEARING IN: The wife of a Maryland lawmaker who died last month is being sworn in to finish the rest of his term.
— BALTIMORE-POLICE CADETS: Baltimore has launched a program to attract qualified young people for careers in the city's police force.
— OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK-ARRESTS: Police say a recent focus on crime around Ocean City's boardwalk led to 61 arrests.
— COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE-RECOUNT: There will be a recount in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive after the declared winner had nine more votes than the candidate who finished second.
BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees send Sonny Gray to the mound against the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. New York needs a win to earn a split. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
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