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1:30pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Bomb Threat-School

Police on scene of bomb threat at Md. school

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Students from a Westminster high school have been evacuated after officials say they received a bomb threat.

Officials say students at Winter Mills High School in Westminster have been evacuated from the campus and taken to nearby Cranberry Station Elementary, where they are staying in the gymnasium.

Officials say Carroll County police are on scene and investigating the threat, which was made Wednesday morning.

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1:29pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Airport Gun

Virginia Beach woman cited for bringing gun to airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach woman has been cited for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint's X-ray machine detected a .38-caliber handgun in the woman's purse on Tuesday. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber.

The TSA says in a news release that the woman was escorting her mother to the gate. Airport police cited the woman on a state weapons charge and confiscated the gun.

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1:27pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Digital Driver's Licenses

Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licenses

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware is hoping to be the first to state in the country to allow drivers to use an app on their smartphones as their official driver's license.

The Daily Times reports that the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is studying the issue after the Legislature adopted a resolution last week.

State officials say digital driver's licenses won't eliminate hard plastic licenses, but would give drivers more options and convenience.

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1:23pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Winter Weather-Flights

Cancellations, delays continue at DC, Baltimore airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of flights were canceled and delayed at the three major airports in the Washington-Baltimore region as the Northeast recovers from a powerful winter storm.

The flight tracking service FlightAware shows that more than 30 flights in and out of Reagan National Airport were canceled Wednesday.

At Baltimore's airport, about 20 flights in and out were canceled. Just three outbound flights were canceled at Dulles International Airport.

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1:18pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Virginia Population

Population growth in Va. slows to 1 percent _ U.Va. center

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is amid its slowest growth rate in decades.

The state's population has increased by less than 1 percent annually since 2010. The trend was contained in the yearly population estimates from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Virginia had an estimated 8.3 million residents as of July 1, 2014. It ranks as the nation's 12th-largest state and 10th in numerical gain between 2013 and 2014.

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