VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Several agencies are searching for a man who went missing in the water near Virginia Beach.

Media outlets report that a 25-year-old white man fell off a tube while riding behind a boat Thursday evening near Little Creek Channel. Police say the tube has been recovered.

The man wasn't wearing a life jacket. He was last seen in a white and blue bathing suit.

The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Police, Virginia Beach Fire Department and other agencies are searching for the man.

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The body of that washed up on shore in Ocean City has been identified as that of 25 year old Michael West from Temple Hills, Maryland.

An autopsy is still pending.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that West had been reported missing in Prince George’s County according to an Ocean City official.

But they added that the resort officials were unaware of that.

His body was found in the ocean on Tuesday at around 4:20 p.m. near 127 Street by a local citizen who said they had seen something floating offshore.

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There’s a move in Rehoboth Beach to keep out craft breweries that are not part of a restaurant.

And the new law being contemplated by city officials would place special rules that go beyond those for regular restaurants.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Mayor Sam Cooper believes breweries not attached to restaurants are simply industrial factories.

He worries about establishments whose main fare moves from food to all-alcohol.

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BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - The attorney for the family of a black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off riots in Baltimore says a Justice Department report indicates there are "widespread human cancers" in the city's police department.

Billy Murphy said Tuesday that "these human tumors must be promptly and surgically removed before they spread their human cancer any further."


Wallops Island Flight Facility officials will make another attempt at liftoff for the Orbital ATK’s rocket in late September.

Its launch has been delayed twice now having been scheduled for Spring and then the Summer.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the program has been delayed ever since the October explosion in 2014 on the Wallops launch pad.

That mission was to carry supplies to the International Space Station in the Cygnus spacecraft.

The Daily Times reports that engineers are still looking into the outcome a test fire back in May.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Fire officials say 30 people and three firefighters have been injured and five to seven people are unaccounted for after a large fire and collapse at an apartment complex in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service reports first responders were dispatched to the scene in Silver Spring just before midnight Wednesday. The department said early Thursday that the fire was believed to be under control.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A needle exchange program currently confined to the city of Wilmington is going statewide.

Legislation being signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jack Markell authorizes the statewide expansion of the needle exchange program, which is aimed at reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other diseases.

Lawmakers approved the bill earlier this summer on the final night of this year's legislative session.

The program allows drug addicts to exchange used needles and syringes for clean ones provided by the Division of Public Health.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Scientists say they will soon help Chesapeake Bay fisherman by mapping the water's low-oxygen dead zones in real time.

Poor oxygen levels often force fish out of the bay's cool bottom waters. William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science says it will show anglers where the fish may have gone.

The university says it's using experimental computer models to map and forecast the bay's dead zones. The oxygen-poor areas are created when excess nitrogen from fertilizers and wastewater flow into the water and boost the growth of algae.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has released the names of the roughly 13,000 felons recently stripped from the state's voter rolls.

The Virginia Department of Elections recently cancelled their registrations after the state Supreme Court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his authority when he restored their voting rights.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A tech company will expand its headquarters in Northern Virginia and create 368 new jobs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Applied Predictive Technologies is expanding its headquarters in Arlington County.

McAuliffe's office said Virginia beat out North Carolina and Washington, D.C., for the project.

The state will give APT, which makes software that helps analyze large amounts of data and whose clients include Walmart, Starbucks and other major companies, a $1.75 million grant.

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BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says biased law enforcement tactics won't be tolerated, adding that the department has already fired some officers who committed some of the most egregious violations found during a Justice Department investigation.

Kevin Davis said during a news conference Wednesday that biased police tactics won't be tolerated, and that such behavior is "fostering fear in our communities."

Davis says the department is committed to making meaningful changes, but says change will take time, commitment and trust.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A harshly critical Justice Department report says Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct.

The report being issued Wednesday represents a damning indictment of how the city's police officers carry out the most fundamental of policing practices, including traffic stops and searches and responding to First Amendment expression.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Police say a body has been discovered floating offshore in Ocean City.
Ocean City Police say in a statement that officers and beach patrol responded to a report of a body found Tuesday afternoon. Lifeguards recovered the body, which police say showed signs of having been in the water for a long time.
The body was a male, but police haven't specified whether it's a boy or adult.
An autopsy will be conducted on the body in the coming days.
Police say there currently aren't any known missing persons in the area.

The owner of a rubber boat that floated into a pier in Ocean Pines has turned up around noon yesterday.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say that the boat showed up with its engine still running and in gear.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that state authorities began looking for him around the Isle of Wight Bay.

After hours of searching they said that he had been found and was fine.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are mandating that child sexual abuse awareness and prevention be taught in schools.

Officials say Delaware is joining more than 25 other states that have enacted legislation requiring the study or development of curricula for educating teachers, students and parents about personal body safety and child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.

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LAUREL, Del. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has joined with environmentalists and state officials to purchase a 48-acre tract of land in Sussex County, expanding a corridor of protected land beneath airspace used for research at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.

State officials said Tuesday that the Cod Creek property, a woodland tract along a tributary of the Nanticoke River, was purchased for $206,529. Funding came from the Department of Defense, Delaware's Open Space Program and the Chesapeake Conservancy.


DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) – The driver who rammed into a popular Dewey Beach restaurant causing severe damaged and a fire has been charged with driving under the influence.

State Fire Marshal's Office spokesman Harry Miller says 36 year old Michelle Small of Wyoming, Delaware apparently lost control and crashed into Ed's Chicken & Crabs early Tuesday. The business was closed at the time and no injuries were reported.

Small, who was not injured, was pulled from the wreckage by Dewey Beach police officers before the building became engulfed in flames

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia are offering a reward for help identifying the person who fired shots at the Newport News Police headquarters building early Tuesday, damaging several windows but causing no injuries.

A police statement posted online says surveillance video shows a person with a handgun firing shots into the main entrance, an empty office and a secondary building at about 2:30 a.m.

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NEW WINDSOR, Md. (AP) - The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says two men, including an inmate on work release, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in New Windsor.

The department said in a news release that deputies were called to a home on Monday after some residents found blood in the basement. Authorities say two residents returned, but ran away when they learned law enforcement had been contacted. Police say the men were quickly apprehended.

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ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (AP) - Authorities say several cars of a CSX train derailed in southeastern Virginia without apparent injuries, leaks or spills.

CSX spokeswoman Laura Phelps said in an email that five well cars carrying 11 shipping containers derailed Tuesday morning outside the International Paper mill near Franklin. She says the train was traveling from North Baltimore, Ohio, to Portsmouth, Virginia.

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A new policy in Baltimore County requires non-air conditioned public schools to close when the heat index reaches 90 degrees.

Media outlets report the Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education passed the policy Tuesday, which directs the superintendent to close the affected schools if the heat index is forecast to reach 90 degrees by 11 a.m. When possible, the closure should be announced by 8 p.m. the preceding night.

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) - A popular Dewey Beach restaurant has been severely damaged after a car plowed through it and caused a fire.
State Fire Marshal's Office spokesman Harry Miller says an unidentified driver apparently lost control and crashed into Ed's Chicken & Crabs early Tuesday. The business was closed at the time and no injuries were reported.
The driver, who was not injured, was pulled from the wreckage by Dewey Beach police officers before the building became engulfed in flames.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say someone fired a gun at the Newport News Police headquarters, damaging several windows.
Police spokesman Brandon Maynard tells news outlets that the shooting was reported early Tuesday.
Maynard says the building was occupied at the time, but there were no injuries reported.
Investigators say they have watched surveillance footage and believe one person on foot fired the shots. They did not release any additional information about the suspect.

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The White Marlin Open began yesterday with the boat called The Old Slick that brought in a white marlin.

But while it was the required 67 inches in length it was short of the 70 pounds as required by the tournament rules.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that several other white marlin came close to meeting the requirements but did not make it.

The paper reports that the biggest tuna was caught by John Hoffman from the boat Reed Direct.

It weighed 67 pounds.

Meanwhile, Thomas Bennett from the boat Delta Dawn caught a dolphin weigh in 34.5 pounds.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say preliminary autopsy results found signs that a man who died after he was arrested on drug charges by Ocean City police had ingested cocaine.

Troopers said in a news release Monday that the autopsy of 37-year-old Jerry Weston of Greenwood, Delaware, found no external injuries that would have killed him.

Weston died at a hospital Sunday.

Weston had been taken to the hospital from the booking facility. State police say he told medical workers he had ingested cocaine.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is coming.

Comptroller Peter Franchot will be in Baltimore on Tuesday highlighting the upcoming week. He will join local retailers and officials at Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore.

It's the second of five stops across the state promoting the week, which begins Sunday and lasts through the following Saturday.

During tax-free week, qualifying clothes and footwear priced $100 or less are exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Chemours Co. (CC) on Monday reported a loss of $18 million in its second quarter.

The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, were 27 cents per share.

The chemical company posted revenue of $1.38 billion in the period.

Chemours shares have climbed 74 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $9.31, a fall of 16 percent in the last 12 months.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Lawyers are announcing a $1.2 million settlement with the NCAA and other defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the 2011 death of a Frostburg State University football player.

Attorney Kenneth McClain said in a statement Monday that the deal with the parents of Derek Sheely is a landmark settlement that puts the NCAA and other football stakeholders on notice of their obligation to protect the health and safety of athletes.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says it has full faith in state Inspector General June Jennings despite allegations from her staff that she failed to investigate properly the death of a 24-year-old mentally ill inmate.

McAuliffe's office issued a statement Monday saying it had reviewed a complaint saying Jennings had inadequately investigated the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, who died in a Portsmouth jail cell in August after losing so much weight that his heart stopped.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore City Council has voted to move forward a bill that seeks to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Media outlets report the council voted 7-4 Monday to back a plan to steadily raise the rate from the state's current $8.75 minimum through 2022.

A final vote on the proposal is expected to occur Aug. 15. To pass, it would need the support of at least eight of the 15 council members.

The city does not have a minimum wage. Employers in Baltimore are required to pay the state minimum wage, $8.75 an hour.