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ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – A key state witness testified Tuesday that a man on trial for the beating death of a Pasadena teenager bragged about the assault afterwards.
Co-defendant Joshua Bradley was testifying under a plea agreement with prosecutors in the trial of 19-years-old Jacob Fortney. Fortney is charged with manslaughter and related offenses in the death of 17-year-old Jamahl Jones, who died from brain injuries he received during a fight last summer.

WILMINGTON, DE (AP) – A Newark auto dealer group has been ordered to stop advetising that violates Delaware's Consumer Protection Laws.
The dealership operates the Martin Honda, Kia, Olds and Mazda car lots in Newark.
The order from Judge Charles Toliver comes after an undercover investigation conducted by the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit.
The state alleges that the auto dealer included false claims in its ads in various Wilmington-area publications.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – Pretrial motions are set for next week in Hagerstown for a man charged with beating his 3-year-old daughter to death.
Hagerstown police say Scott Patterson killed Madyson King on October 25 after she knocked over a bucket of mop water. Investigators believe Patterson had been smoking marijuana.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – Searchers have rescued one of two men who were washed overboard from their sailboat, and they have found the body of the other in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean hundreds of miles off the Virginia coast.
Coast Guard officials say Lochlin Reidy of Woodbridge, CT, was found about 4am about 400 miles east of Virginia Beach after a Coast Guard plane saw a strobe light in the ocean.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Construction will start in te next few weeks on an addition that will double the size of Dover's Robbins Hose Fire Company.
The second floor of the building on South Governors Avenue will have a kitchen, a workout room, bunks and ofices.
The expansion will cost more than $5,000,000.
Donations are paying part of the cost. Kent County funds and a loan will pay the rest.

(WBOC-TV)

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Construction will start in te next few weeks on an addition that will double the size of Dover's Robbins Hose Fire Company.
The second floor of the building on South Governors Avenue will have a kitchen, a workout room, bunks and ofices.
The expansion will cost more than $5,000,000.
Donations are paying part of the cost. Kent County funds and a loan will pay the rest.

(WBOC-TV)

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) – The center lane of the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is slated to open about three weeks ahead of schedule.
The lane has been closed since January 3, while road crews repaired more than a mile of cracked concrete. The cracks were the result of a botched paving job.
State officials had set a goal of opening the lane by Memorial Day. They said good weather was a factor in allowing them to finish early.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Chesapeake fire officials are investigating a blaze at Western High School.
Officials say that the school was evacuated as lockers caught fire, filling the school with smoke.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the fire.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – An attorney for the widow of a Rehoboth Beach businessman told a Chancery Court judge that releasing information about the man's death to the public is "totally and completely unnecessary".
Attorney John Phillips says the autopsy report and other materials about the death of Duane Lawson contain "materials of a personal nature" and releasing the information would be an invasion of privacy for the Lawson family.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

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