OCEAN CITY — Ark. man charged in Shore bank robbery
OCEAN CITY -- An Arkansas man sought as an armed robbery suspect in several states was charged Friday with a July 14 bank robbery in Ocean City, the FBI said.
Timothy T. Hume of Batesville, Ark., is charged through an arrest warrant with armed robbery of the Second National Federal Savings Bank, whichwas robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.
Mr. Hume is believed to have fled the state, and his whereabouts are unknown, the FBI said.
Authorities said Mr. Hume also is being sought in several states on suspicion of armed robbery, abduction and theft.
County expands mammogram program
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County's commissioners have voted to add almost $32,000 to a program that allows uninsured women to receive free breast cancer exams.
The commissioners voted 4-1 last week in favor of adding money to help women get mammograms.
The one-year program adds $31,927 in local money to a $95,000 federal grant that will pay for mammograms and cancer education. The program is intended for poor working women who cannot afford regular breast exams, said Kathleen McCann, president of a Washington County breast cancer advocacy group.
Local health officials say about 22,000 county women should have mammograms every year, but less than 8,000 take the tests.
Mayor loses school job in reorganization
CAMBRIDGE -- On the same day that he was sworn in as Cambridge's new mayor, David J. Wooten Jr. was told he was losing his job with the Maryland Tomorrow program.
Mr. Wooten, who was sworn in Monday, was a case manager for the program that tries to prevent students from dropping out at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. His position is being eliminated as part of a reorganization of the program.
Mr. Wooten has been offered another position within the school system.
"It really hurt," he said. "I know what it's like to lose a job because I've lost mine. I'm disgusted because an unemployed mayor doesn't make the community look too hot."
The county's unemployment rate was 10.7 percent as of May, according to the Cambridge office of the Maryland Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Mayor of Hancock convicted of DUI
HANCOCK -- Hancock Mayor James G. Myers has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, a verdict that could violate his probation for a 1991 battery conviction.
Myers was pulled over April 24 when Hancock Police Officer Scott Scarff noticed the mayor's truck had no license plates. Officer Scarff said Myers slurred his speech and failed three sobriety tests.
Myers, 48, was charged with drunken driving and operating an unregistered vehicle.