Grand jury indicts former Hagerstown city councilwoman

Attorney and former Hagerstown City Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury on three counts of felony theft and two counts of perjury, according to court records obtained Tuesday. (Herald-Mail)

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Commissioners react to MDOT critique

The Charles County commissioners voted Tuesday afternoon to send Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary James T. Smith a rebuttal to his Aug. 23 letter suggesting that the county’s draft comprehensive plan could endanger funding for future transit projects. (Independent)

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Annapolis council returns from recess to restored chambers

As citizens and Annapolis officials funneled through the doors of the City Council’s meeting hall, they could still catch a faint whiff of new paint. And for the first time in seven years, they didn’t have to stare into fluorescent lights where 30 feet of crown molding had broken off the wall because of water damage. (Capital)

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Aldermanic candidates mix of old, new faces

Two sitting aldermen and two former aldermen are among the 10 candidates who are poised to face off against one another in the city of Frederick’s general election, according to unofficial primary results. (News-Post)

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Edwards holds open house at district office in Severna Park

Anne Arundel County residents will soon have better access to Rep. Donna Edwards. Edwards, D-Prince George's, will host an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday at her new Anne Arundel County District Office in Severna Park. (Capital)

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Sept. 10 // Biden says $10 million grant will take Baltimore's port to 'new level'

A new $10 million federal grant will help the port of Baltimore keep pace in the dynamic global shipping economy, while creating "jobs you can raise a family on, middle-class jobs," Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to the port on Monday. Biden praised the city's port for contributing to the nation's ongoing economic recovery. (Balt. Sun)

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Mikulski plans to vote to authorize airstrikes against Syria

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says she will support giving President Obama the authorization to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government, providing the administration a key backer from a wing of the Democratic Party that has been hesitant to get on board. (Wash. Post)

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NAACP begins search to replace Jealous

The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential successor. Jealous announced over the weekend that he will step down in December, sparking a flurry of analysis about his legacy and who could sustain his efforts to expand the group's reach, social media savvy and financial growth. (Balt. Sun)

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