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Another large chicken house has been proposed.

This time on Peerless Road off U.S. Route 13 in Worcester County.  

The permit for construction of the concentrated animal feeding operation has been approved.

Now the Maryland Department of the Environment must sign off on a water discharge permit.

But environmentalists are requesting a public hearing with the state officials so they could hear the concerns of the residents.  

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Hundreds of people marched in Seaford – many with signs reading,”Justice for Germani”.

The march comes after nine-year-old Germani Truitt-Handy was struck and killed by a car driven by Dwayne McConnell.

McConnell is now out on a $61-hundred bond and faces charges ranging from operating a vehicle causing the death of another person and inattentive driving to leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report a collision that resulted death.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Underwater grasses that provide vital places for fish and crab to dwell and hide from predators covered more than 100,000 acres of the Chesapeake Bay last year.

News outlets reported Tuesday that the Virginia Institute of Marine Science found more than 104,000 acres of grasses across the estuary. It was a third straight year grass acreage grew, gaining by 5 percent from 2016 to 2017.

Chesapeake Bay Program officials say survey results show that its work with bay watershed states to limit pollution flowing into the waterways is working.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has given final approval to a "red flag" bill allowing authorities in Delaware to seize guns from a person deemed by a mental health provider to be a danger to themselves or others.

The measure passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday after unanimous approval by the House last month.

Under the bill, police who are alerted by a mental health provider could immediately ask a Justice of the Peace magistrate for a temporary order requiring the person to surrender any firearms or ammunition if there's probable cause that he or she is dangerous.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to make Delaware's official state song gender neutral.

A bill to be considered by a House committee on Wednesday removes the phrase "Here's the loyal son that pledges Faith to good old Delaware" and replaces it with "Hear the loyal pledge we offer to the first state Delaware."

The song would still refer, however, to "cheeks of merry maidens."

 

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As CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper is often focused on breaking news and the latest political stories, but the host of The Lead and State of the Union switched things up a bit for his latest project.

Tapper's new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 Washington, D.C., during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist "witch hunt." He says that although 64 years separate his characters from today's political players, many of the themes apply.

Editor's note: This story contains a graphic description of assault.

A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting the comic legend up for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually violating a woman 14 years ago on a couch in his Cheltenham, Pa. home.

Cosby initially faced sexual assault charges in court last June but jurors could not reach a unanimous decision after 52 hours of deliberation. The judge declared it a mistrial.

The first version of a Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas Capitol lasted less than 24 hours before it was destroyed by a car last summer. Now the state has installed a new monument — and it's already facing potential legal challenges.

The new Ten Commandments monument is protected on all four of its corners by thick concrete bollards — a step that was taken after a man police identified as Michael T. Reed II drove his Dodge Dart into the first monument hours after it was installed in June 2017.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve a bipartisan bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, despite warnings from Senate leaders that the bill is unlikely to receive a vote in the full Senate.

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