SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Five firefighters charged with destroying mailboxes in Maryland by throwing watermelons at them will pay a fine and court costs.
The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/18U5fZX ) reports a judge on Tuesday gave the men unsupervised probation before judgment. That means if the men stay out of trouble for a year the conviction will disappear from their records. Each man must pay a $300 fine and court costs.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says he decided to court-martial two students in a sexual assault case because he wanted to make sure the charges were examined in great detail.
Vice Adm. Michael Miller said Monday he believes a court-martial was the only way to determine whether an offense was committed by either student.
In October, Miller decided to court-martial Midshipman Eric Graham on a charge of abusive sexual contact and Midshipman Joshua Tate on a charge of aggravated sexual assault.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — More than 15,000 customers are without power in Maryland as winter weather moves through the region. But the number is down from earlier in the day.
Baltimore Gas and Electric reports the majority of its outages are in Baltimore County, where about 2,400 customers were without power Monday afternoon. Another 1,800 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers were without power in Harford County. The utility company says most outages were caused by weakened trees and tree limbs that were coated with ice coming onto power lines and other equipment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forecasters are calling for a second winter storm to hit the Mid-Atlantic region, which will slow efforts to restore power to those affected by snow and ice on Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch starting late Monday night for areas including the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland. The weather service says 5 inches of snow is possible, with the worst of the storm expected during Tuesday's morning commute.