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LNG FACILITY-WETLANDS LICENSE

Board OKs wetlands license for Cove Point

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a wetlands license for Dominion Resources to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

The board voted 3-0 on Wednesday for the license to enable Dominion Resources to build a pier on the Patuxent River. The company needs the pier to bring in equipment to build the facility.

Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion wants to build the $3.8 billion project at its existing Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay.

Residents of Lusby expressed concerns about the proximity of the planned facility to their homes. They called on Gov. Martin O'Malley to demand a risk assessment be conducted for the proposal. O'Malley is one of three board members. The others are Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

SHORELINE PROTECTION

Groups seek hearing on shoreline protection plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Environmental groups want the state to hold a public hearing on a plan to restore and protect Delaware River shoreline at docks near Delaware City.

Delaware Sierra Club and Delaware Audubon said in a letter to state environmental regulators that PBF Energy's plan could attract birds near an area they say is at risk for oil spills.

PBF's plan for its docks at its Delaware City refinery includes refilling shoreline and replacing nearly 1,000 5-foot high wave dampeners. Pilings would be driven to anchor oil spill containment booms.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the Army Corps of Engineers has decided that the work would have little effect on protected species. Officials with Delaware's Coastal Zone Management Program must assess the plan before permits can be issued.

NAACP CONVENTION-BALTIMORE

NAACP to hold national convention in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - The NAACP says it will hold its 2016 national convention in Baltimore.

Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the civil rights organization, said in an email on Wednesday that the national board, meeting this week in Las Vegas, selected Baltimore as the site.

The organization has been headquartered in Baltimore since 1986.

ARMORED TRUCK ROBBERY

Man pleads guilty in armored truck robbery

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A Washington man has pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of an armored truck in which more than $270,000 was stolen.

Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Baldwin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery in federal court in Greenbelt on Wednesday. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at sentencing Nov. 10.

According to his plea agreement, in November 2012, Baldwin and others robbed an armored truck picking up money from a bank in Hyattsville. Prosecutors say the robbers waited in a van, pointed guns at the driver, took the money bags and drove away.

REHOBOTH BEACH-EMERGENCY ALERTS

Rehoboth Beach will send emergency alerts

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Rehoboth Beach residents, workers and business owners can now sign up to get alerts about fires, severe weather and other emergencies.

City Manager Sharon Lynn found and launched the system, called CodeRED. She tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that it will cost $2,750 a year.

Residents can sign up for alerts at www.cityofrehoboth.com .

CHILD SOLICITATION

2 men charged with soliciting children for sex

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Attorney General's Office says two men have been arrested after they allegedly arranged to meet children for sex in separate incidents in Dover.

Prosecutors say 49-year-old Steve A. Moore of Dagsboro and 51-year-old Mark Cavill of Bloomingdale, New Jersey, have each been charged with sexual solicitation of a child under 18.

Authorities say the men communicated online with law enforcers posing as underage teen girls and arranged to meet with them. Prosecutors say Moore was arrested Tuesday at Tidbury Park, and Cavill was taken into custody Friday at a fast food restaurant.

HIT-AND-RUN

Jury convicts woman in Dupont Circle hit-and-run

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Maryland woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash that killed a woman near Dupont Circle.

Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday. Davidson was previously convicted of other charges in the same incident, including leaving the scene of a collision involving injury and driving while under the influence of alcohol, and sentenced to more than three years in prison. But the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors presented evidence that on Oct. 7, 2010, Davidson was driving a Lexus SUV when she fatally struck 24-year-old Kiela Ryan.

An attorney for Davidson did not immediately return a telephone call Wednesday. Sentencing in the latest case is set for September.

GAS STATION ROBBED

Man with knife robs Newark, Del. gas station

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are looking for a man who robbed a Newark gas station at knifepoint.

It happened about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Diamond Gas and Food Mart on Capitol Trail. Troopers say a man brandished a knife and demanded cigarettes and cash from an employee.

Police say the employee gave the suspect money and cigarettes. The suspect fled on foot.

No one was injured.

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