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Hagerstown man to be tried in Pennsylvania in case of body found in burned car

(AP) The attorney representing a Maryland man charged in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a burned-out car in south-central Pennsylvania says his client maintains that he acted in self-defense. Eighteen-year-old Jonta Bishop of Hagerstown ...

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Initial findings released on police and disabled

A state panel tasked with making recommendations about police training about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities says current training is inconsistent and not comprehensive. The initial findings were released Thursday in a progress report by the commission, which was ...

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O’Malley to meet with family of disabled man who died in police custody

ANNAPOLIS — A spokeswoman says Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is committed to improving police training after a man with Down syndrome died in the custody of Frederick County deputies in January. Spokeswoman Takirra Winfield says the Democratic governor is considering ...

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Md. family sues over Frostburg St. football death

The parents of a Frostburg State University football player who died after a second concussion accused coaches at the Maryland school of conducting “gladiatorial” high-speed drills that caused players to suffer repeated blows to the head. A wrongful-death lawsuit charges ...

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Mizeur calls for changes after disabled man dies in police custody

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday called for statewide standards related to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when sheriff’s deputies tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater. Del. Heather Mizeur asked Gov. ...

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