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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2011
The Maryland State Board of Education wants to make sure school districts don't have zero-tolerance disciplinary policies similar to the one that may have contributed to the suicide of a Fairfax County, Va., teenager after he was suspended and subsequently transferred to a different school. Nick Stuban, a football player and Boy Scout, spent two months out of school after he admitted to buying one capsule of a legal substance and was then transferred to a new school where he had no support or friends.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The State Board of Elections has alerted the Office of the State Prosecutor to a report that 164 people voted in both Maryland and Virginia in the November 2012 presidential election, in violation of the law. Election officials confirmed Thursday that the referral included 17 cases in which the Fairfax County, Va., elections board investigated the report by outside advocacy groups and said they found that ballots had been cast in that county and...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The State Board of Elections has alerted the Office of the State Prosecutor to a report that 164 people voted in both Maryland and Virginia in the November 2012 presidential election, in violation of the law. Election officials confirmed Thursday that the referral included 17 cases in which the Fairfax County, Va., elections board investigated the report by outside advocacy groups and said they found that ballots had been cast in that county and...
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
A 20-year-old Bowie man has been arrested and charged with the May 24 detonation of a "bottle-bomb" at a Prince George's County movie theater. Authorities are investigating whether he is responsible for other detonations around the region including one at Arundel Mills mall. Manuel Joyner was arrested May 31 and charged with manufacture/possession/detonation of a destructive device, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. The arrest was made by officials from the Prince George's County Office of the Fire Marshal (Fire/EMS Department)
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February 1, 1999
A Virginia man believed to have robbed 11 banks in Virginia and Maryland was arrested Saturday evening at his home, according to FBI officials.Thai Thanh Pham, 37, who shared a house with his parents in the 9600 block of Woodedge Drive in Burke, was charged by Fairfax County authorities with the Dec. 24 robbery of Wachovia Bank in Maryfield, Va. He was being held yesterday at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.Pham is expected to be charged today by federal authorities in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with a Jan. 7 robbery of a bank in Falls Church, said Special Agent Susan E. Lloyd, spokeswoman for the FBI in Washington.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
The hearing next week that will determine if teen-age sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo can be tried as an adult for capital murder will be open to the news media and the public despite pleas by Malvo's guardian and defense lawyers for a private hearing, a Fairfax County, Va. judge ruled yesterday. The preliminary hearing, at which prosecutors must present enough detailed evidence for a judge to send the case to Fairfax County Circuit Court, would generate such publicity that it would be extremely difficult for Malvo to receive a fair trial, his lawyers argued.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2003
Lawyers for teen-age sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo challenged yesterday events that culminated in the youth's six-hour police interrogation last November, in which Malvo allegedly boasted about fatally shooting several people in the Washington area. In a 38-page document filed yesterday asking a Fairfax County, Va., Circuit Court judge to throw out Malvo's statement, the defense details a chronology contending that officials whisked Malvo out of Baltimore on Nov. 7, dropped federal charges against him in federal court in Greenbelt, and brought him to Fairfax County.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2004
Steven W. Tipton was almost a free man. Tipton, a suspect in a recent rash of rooftop burglaries in Central Maryland, was arrested and charged Dec. 1, accused of attempting to break into a Northern Virginia dry cleaner. He posted a $10,000 bond early Tuesday morning and was released from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. About 6 p.m., he went to the impoundment lot with his girlfriend to retrieve his car - but the car would not start. Tipton became upset and started to cause a "disturbance," according to Fairfax County police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings, though she said she could not elaborate on his actions.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 15, 2003
FAIRFAX, Va. - The defense team for teen-age sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo asked a judge yesterday to authorize hiring a battery of experts to assist in the capital murder trial, due to start here in November. Malvo, 18, faces the possibility of execution if convicted of killing FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in the Seven Corners section of Fairfax County on Oct. 14. Yesterday, his lawyers asked Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane M. Roush to appoint and authorize court funding for DNA experts and independent DNA testing of evidence, and a social worker or other expert to help gather information for an expected request to spare Malvo's life if he is convicted.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 6, 2004
FAIRFAX, Va. - The judge in what would have been the second capital murder trial of convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad denied yesterday prosecutors' request to reconsider his dismissal of their case. Fairfax County Circuit Judge M. Langhorne Keith ended the high-profile case Friday when he ruled that prosecutors failed to try Muhammad within five months of their January request that Prince William County, Va., jailers hold him on the Fairfax County charges. Prosecutors immediately asked the judge to reconsider his decision.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | June 6, 2013
Baltimore County had the second-highest graduation rate among large districts in the nation in 2010, according to a report released Thursday that has annually scrutinized graduates differently than most states, which also found that Baltimore City has drastically improved from being among the worst rates in the nation. The data was published in an annual report compiled by the trade publication “Education Week,” which analyzes high school completion data published by the U.S. Department of Education, and calculates rates based on a formula that seeks to capture how many students obtain a diploma in four years.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2013
A suspicious-looking gadget that turned out to be an inert grenade — not capable of exploding — prompted a temporary evacuation in Catonsville Sunday. Baltimore County police responded to a call about a suspicious device in the 100 block of Montrose Manor Court just after 1 p.m. Residents in the apartment building there were allowed back in after police checked it out and determined it wasn't dangerous. Inert grenades — both real and novelty — have caused scares before.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2011
Maryland's school board will consider passing a regulation that would limit the time a school district can keep a student out of school waiting for a decision on the appeal of a suspension or expulsion. After a Fairfax County, Va., student committed suicide following a long suspension from school, the Maryland board asked state administrators to survey school systems for their policies. "It is clear what happened in Fairfax could happen in any district in Maryland," board member Kate Walsh said Tuesday after seeing the survey results.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2011
The Maryland State Board of Education wants to make sure school districts don't have zero-tolerance disciplinary policies similar to the one that may have contributed to the suicide of a Fairfax County, Va., teenager after he was suspended and subsequently transferred to a different school. Nick Stuban, a football player and Boy Scout, spent two months out of school after he admitted to buying one capsule of a legal substance and was then transferred to a new school where he had no support or friends.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
Flood warnings in Montgomery and Prince George's counties and flood watches for the Baltimore area are in effect this morning as rain falls intermittently throughout much of Maryland and Northern Virginia. The National Weather Service issued an advisory at 6:15 a.m., saying that up to two inches of rain had fallen on southern Montgomery County and northern Fairfax County in the previous three hours. The agency said additional heavy rains were likely as storms moved repeatedly over the same areas.
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By Lisa Rein and Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Rein and Yamiche Alcindor,The Washington Post | October 20, 2009
The days when free or at least cheap parking in the Washington suburbs was a right are waning fast. In an era of carbon footprints, greenhouse gases and crippling congestion, the goal of today's planners and politicians is maximum inconvenience for drivers. The District of Columbia is pulling up parking lots and putting in expensive meters and spots priced to move drivers out of their cars and onto a train, bus, bike or their feet. Montgomery County in Maryland and Fairfax County in Virginia are thinking along similar lines, considering changes to codes to reduce the number of parking spaces builders have to include.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 11, 2002
WASHINGTON - Apparent evidence that Lee Boyd Malvo, the younger of two suspects charged in the Washington-area sniper shootings, was the gunman in most of the attacks could complicate the case against the other suspect, John Allen Muhammad, senior law enforcement officials said yesterday. As defense lawyers for Malvo, 17, pledged to try to have statements that their client made late last week to authorities in Fairfax County, Va., barred from his trial, lawyers close to both suspects' defense teams said that those statements could be used to help Muhammad, 41, in Prince William County, Va., where he has been charged with murder and terrorism.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 25, 1996
Successive lines of thunderstorms swept through Maryland, Washington and Virginia late yesterday afternoon, causing tens of thousands of customers to lose electric service. A tornado touched down in Fairfax County, Va.The more severe storms hit Northern Virginia, Washington and Maryland counties south and east of Baltimore beginning about 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.A tornado touched down about 4: 50 p.m. on the west side of Fairfax County near the Loudoun County-Prince William County line and left a swath of damage 13 miles long and 100 yards wide, the weather service reported.
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January 20, 2006
Family of man slain by officer is awarded $3.7 million A Prince George's County jury awarded $3.7 million yesterday to the family of a Howard University student fatally shot by an undercover county officer in 2000, a case that helped spark a federal probe of the county force. The civil trial jury deliberated over two days before awarding the money to the parents and daughter of Prince Jones Jr. in a wrongful death lawsuit against the county, according to their attorney, Gregory Lattimer.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2005
In light of a Supreme Court decision yesterday barring the execution of teen-age killers, a Virginia prosecutor is abandoning plans to try accused Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, opening the possibility for other states -- Maryland included -- to move ahead with their cases. "I see no need to go the expense, the time and the trouble," said Paul B. Ebert, the aggressive prosecutor who has placed more people on death row than any other commonwealth's attorney in Virginia. Malvo has received multiple sentences of life in prison without parole in Virginia.
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