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Some Md., Va. residents may have cast 2 ballots

BALTIMORE (AP) - Advocacy groups say hundreds of Maryland and Virginia voters may have cast two ballots, one in each state.

The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office is investigating an allegation made by two groups, Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland. Those groups say there is evidence of double voting among some Maryland and Virginia residents.

Virginia Voters Alliance says it found that 164 people cast ballots in 2012 in both Maryland and Virginia, which is illegal under federal law.

The groups say they uncovered thousands of duplicate voting registrations in Maryland and Virginia.


Boat explosion sends 5 to hospital in Ocean Pines

OCEAN PINES, Md. (AP) - Police say five people have been taken to a hospital after a boat exploded as it pulled away from a dock in Ocean Pines.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 24-foot boat exploded as it pulled away from the dock about 2 p.m. Sunday. Three people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore, and two others were taken to a local hospital.

Patrick McAllorum tells WBOC-TV he heard the explosion and went to investigate. He says he saw the boat engulfed in flames

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Ocean Pines is about 10 miles outside of Ocean City.


Carroll County detectives investigate inmate death

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Detectives in Carroll County are investigating the death of an inmate after a man was found unconscious in his cell.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the Carroll County Detention Center on Friday for the report of an unconscious inmate. Investigators say 43-year-old Ronnie Mosko of Westminster was found unresponsive in his single-occupancy cell.

Authorities say rescuers provided medical care and took Mosko to a hospital. He was in critical condition until Sunday when he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is under investigation. Sheriff's officials say preliminary evidence suggests Mosko may have committed suicide.

Mosko had been held since he was arrested last Wednesday for a non-violent domestic offense.


Analysis: Police are highest paid in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A new analysis finds the highest paid employees in Wilmington's city government are police officers, not the mayor.

An analysis of city payroll records by The News Journal finds the 14 highest-paid city workers in 2013 were police. Overtime has boosted the annual pay for dozens of captains, lieutenants, sergeants and corporals to more than $100,000.

Mayor Dennis Williams received $112,900 last year, ranking 15th on the city payroll. Other high paid employees include the city solicitor, city treasurer, and fire chief.

Overtime pay for police grew 16 percent to $2.9 million during Williams' first year in office.

Police and some City Council members cite Wilmington's rising violence as a reason police are paid more. A record number of shootings and murders has meant more late-night investigations.


Search for pilot who crashed off Va. shore halted

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore.

Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim.

The plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital Saturday afternoon, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with it until it crashed about 50 miles southeast of Chincoteague. The plane had left Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was headed to Manassas, Virginia. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on board.

The plane was registered to Ronald Hutchinson of Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Man's body found along Anacostia River trail

COTTAGE CITY, Md. (AP) - Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body along the Anacostia River trail in Cottage City.

Lt. Brian Waters, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says the man appeared to have suffered from trauma to the upper body. The body was discovered Saturday.

Park police are working with Prince George's County police to investigate what led to the man's death. Investigators are working to identify the man, as well as suspects and a motive in the case.


Overnight shootings leave 2 men dead in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington police say two men are dead after overnight shootings in the city.

Officers were called to Wilmington Hospital about 12:45 a.m. Sunday for one victim who had been brought there by a private car. The man underwent emergency surgery but died of his wounds. Police say they did not know where the shooting took place.

Police say a second victim was shot three times near 27th and Tatnall streets about 2 a.m. The male victim was taken to a hospital but later died.

Investigators are asking any witnesses to come forward with information.

The killings brought Wilmington's count of homicides by gunfire to 19 this year. That's one more than in all of 2013. One other homicide in 2014 was caused by a stabbing.


Tree falls, kills man at Howard County home

WOODBINE, Md. (AP) - Howard County officials say a tree fell on a man and killed him while he was grilling at a home in Woodbine.

Rescuers were called to the home for a report of a man trapped under a tree Saturday about 4:30 p.m. They found the man who had sustained fatal injuries. Three children also received minor injuries when the tree fell. They were treated at a hospital and released.

Authorities are investigating what caused the tree to fall, but it appeared to have been rotten and then fell.

The house has been deemed uninhabitable due to a large hole in the roof. The Red Cross is aiding the family that lives at the home.

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