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WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say they've arrested a man after a car struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday morning that a vehicle hit a barricade at the Capitol grounds entrance. Police say they arrested Antonio Pierorazio, but details including his age, hometown or specific charges weren't released.
Police say the car was cleared of hazards and removed from the barricade.

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Hal Wilson interviews  Linda Blaskey, a member of Coastal Writers, about the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, of which she is coordinator, and about her duties as poetry editor and interview editor for The Broadkill Review. After a discussion of the history and purpose of Coastal Writers, three of their members, Liz Dolan, Irene Fick and Margaret Foster will read and discuss their work..

Don Rush

As we grow older, often patience is something that eludes us.  After all, time is growing short. But, as Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it may well provide for a better life in those golden years.


STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Marine Corps veteran who lost both legs in combat is nearing the end of a cross-country, hand-cycling trip.

Maryland State Police say they'll help escort Toran Gaal over the Bay Bridge as he heads into Annapolis Friday.

He plans to end his two-month trip from Julian, California, to Arlington, Virginia, Sunday by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Oakhurst, California, native was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover Downs Hotel and Casino says it eliminated 48 jobs over the last three months - twice the number the company had planned to make.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that CEO Denis McGlynn announced the cuts Thursday during Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment's earnings release.

McGlynn says the additional 24 job cuts resulted from a decline in business stemming from the casino's recent decision to close table game operations during early weekday mornings.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.

Hogan said at a press conference Thursday that the state would save $10 million to $15 million a year by closing the "deplorable" Baltimore City Detention Center. It houses hundreds of inmates awaiting trial or serving short sentences.

Current employees and inmates will be reassigned to other facilities.

"There is plenty of capacity in the system," Hogan said.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal appeals court says a Delaware prison inmate can continue to pursue a lawsuit challenging conditions of his confinement.

The appeals court ruled this week that a federal judge in Wilmington improperly dismissed Donald Parkell's claims that officials failed to protect him from prison violence and to ensure his proper medical care.

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DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A judge in the Virginia city that was the final refuge for the Confederacy is set to hear arguments over the state's bid to erase the Confederate battle flag from license plates.

The hearing Friday in Danville comes as the city grapples with the enduring symbols of the Confederacy, a debate sparked across the South by the killings of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in June.

The suspect in the shootings had been photographed posing with a Confederate battle flag.

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The auction is over for this year’s 90th annual Pony Swim.

A foal sired by the late Surfer Dude brought in $25-thousand and was bought by the Chincoteague Legacy Group made up of 400 donors.

The Facebook group’s bid was the highest for a foal that is being returned to the Assateague Island for another year.

There were 61 foals sold bringing nearly $170-thousand.

That money will go the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company which takes care of the ponies.


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