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BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to crack down on repeat violent offenders and gangs, as homicides have gone over 300 for the third straight year in Baltimore.

The Republican governor on Tuesday announced immediate steps as well as plans for measures in the upcoming legislative session.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Charlottesville Police Department has released figures that show it spent nearly $70,000 on a white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens injured.

The money was spent on overtime for police officers, bottled water, food and batteries. The costs also included a consultation with a clinical psychologist to help prepare police for the rally.

The list of expenditures was provided to Richmond television station WRIC in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. It was also provided to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Delaware has begun surveying relations between the police the criminal justice system and the public.

It is being carried out by the Access to Justice Commission and police organizations.

WBOC reports that it allows users to answer multiple choice questions.

Camden Police Chief Bill Bryson told the television station that it was too early to know what impact it would have on any recommendations.

There is a separate survey being given to police officers and parole officers on their views of interactions with the public and the criminal justice system.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville spent nearly $33,000 on the police response to a Ku Klux Klan rally last month.

About 50 members of the Loyal White Knights came to Charlottesville on July 8 to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They were met by more than 1,000 protesters condemning the rally.

Officials tell local news media outlets that the response cost the Charlottesville Police Department about $32,835.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Attorney General Mark Herring is meeting with law enforcement officials, mental health advocates and others to discuss ways to improve re-entry services for people preparing to leave local and regional jails.

The attorney general's office is hosting five training sessions on re-entry programs this month for local law enforcement agencies, service providers and others stakeholders. The attorney general's office says the sessions are designed to help localities implement more effective services that help offenders succeed when they go back into the community.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police say a man was found shot to death inside his Dover apartment.

Delaware State Police said in a statement that 911 callers reported that a man had been shot at the Alder Park Apartments early Wednesday.

When troopers, Dover police and paramedics responded, police say they found the unresponsive 44-year-old man inside his apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. The man died at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police say no suspects have been identified.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker wants to forbid a police chief or any public official from naming an officer who discharges a gun, or is under investigation for using force, until an investigation is complete.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Although possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in Maryland, the state's highest court has ruled that police can still search a car without a warrant if they smell pot.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Court of Appeals issued the unanimous opinion on Friday. Judge Shirley Watts wrote that "decriminalization is not synonymous with legalization, and possession of marijuana remains unlawful."

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SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Hampton Roads region now has six police departments with liaisons to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Virginian-Pilot reports Suffolk is one of the latest cities to join in. The liaisons who started there in January are detectives Tiffany Whitten, who is gay, and Sean Rowan, who is heterosexual. The city of Hampton recently created similar positions, as well.

The Suffolk detectives say it's important to maintain a line of communication with the community, whose members might not always feel comfortable talking to police.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A film festival in Annapolis this weekend is honored a disabled Maryland man who died from asphyxiation in 2013 when three sheriff's deputies tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater.

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival featured works created by or about people with Down syndrome. It runs through Sunday.

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