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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND-DEATH

Aberdeen Proving Ground probes lawn worker death

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - The Army says it's investigating the death of a grounds maintenance worker who was hurt while cutting grass at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Edgewood.

Post spokesman Kelly Luster says 61-year-old Willie Stevenson was injured while using a riding mower near the Route 24 gate at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

He says the civilian employee of the post's public works department was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he died.

The Route 24 gate provides access to the Edgewood Area for non-federal government visitors and truck drivers.

Luster says the Army's investigation will determine if the death was an accident.

Meanwhile, the garrison commander, Col. Gregory McClinton, is ordering a review of safety and operating procedures.

EDUCATION NONPROFIT-EMBEZZLEMENT

Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting.

Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate transportation of stolen property in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say she faces a year to 18 months in prison.

Court records show Harley-Williams created fake expense reimbursements in co-workers' names but would redirect the money to her bank accounts moments before transfers took place. The organization, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, was identified in court records as "Company A," but President Albert Gray confirmed the group's loss.

Harley-Williams worked at the organization from 2008 until last year, when she resigned before a review found losses.

TWILIGHT TATTOO

Twilight Tattoo showcases US military pageantry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers from a half-dozen ceremonial Army units in Washington are polishing their moves in preparation for another season of musical extravaganzas highlighting the history of the U.S. military.

News media get a sneak peak Wednesday at this year's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Regular weekly performances begin April 30 and continue each Wednesday evening through Aug. 20.

The shows feature soldiers from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps; the Army Drill Team; the Army Band known as Pershing's Own; and several other musical units.

Part of the show features soldiers in uniforms from the past and present, leading spectators on a journey through Army history from Revolutionary times to current military operations.

BAY RESTORATION

Bay Foundation: 2 amicus briefs back cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary.

The leading advocate for the bay's cleanup says one amicus brief has been filed by several cities, including New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A second was filed by Florida conservation groups.

This month, Virginia's attorney general filed an amicus brief in support of the plan.

The briefs have been filed in the 3rd U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia. It is considering an appeal by farm industry groups of a ruling upholding the plan. They have been joined by attorneys general from 21 states in a suit that questions the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to implement the plan.

DEW TOUR

Dew Tour to return to Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The 2014 Dew Tour Beach Championships will kick off in Ocean City to mark its 10 anniversary with skateboarding and BMX competitions.

The tour will return to Ocean City for the fourth year. It is scheduled for June 25-29.

The Dew Tour will feature competitions, lifestyle events and with athlete meet and greets, prizes and games.

TODDLER MAULED

Toddler seriously injured by family dog

ESSEX, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County Police say a 2-year-old boy was mauled by the family dog.

Police and fire personnel were called to the Essex home about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say they saw a toddler with serious injuries to his upper body.

Police say the boy was in the home with the family pet, a 3-year-old pit bull, when the dog attacked him. During a struggle to get the dog away from the boy, relatives killed the animal.

Investigators say the family has had the dog since it was a puppy and there were no previous problems.

The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

CENTREVILLE-DEATH INVESTIGATION

Police: Man found dead outside Centreville home

CENTREVILLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police are investigating the death of a man found lying in the driveway of his home in Centreville.

Police say a relative found 85-year-old James Conaway dead outside his home on High Ridge Road on Tuesday. His bronze Cadillac was missing, but police say it has been found.

Conaway's body has been taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death. Sgt. Jacob Andrews says Conaway's death hasn't been labeled a suspicious death, but investigators also have not specifically ruled out foul play.

FATAL CRASH

Police: Woman, 77, killed in crash near Millsboro

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a 77-year-old woman was killed and another woman was injured in a crash near Millsboro.

The crash happened Tuesday night, when police say the women turned left from southbound Banks Road onto Friendship Drive and the car hit a northbound car.

Police say passenger Patricia Murphy and the 75-year-old woman who was driving the car were taken to Beebe Hospital, where Murphy was pronounced dead. Police say the driver suffered injuries to her lower body that are not considered life-threatening. The driver of the other car was not injured.

The crash is under investigation and police say no charges have been filed.

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