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BALTIMORE (AP) State prosecutors today have dismissed charges, including theft and misconduct in office, against a Baltimore police officer. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Sylvester was arrested in September. Police officials say he remains suspended and an internal affairs investigation continues.

MAYO, Md. (AP) Maryland Natural Resources Police say a body that washed ashore from the Chesapeake Bay has been identified as a missing kayaker. Authorities used fingerprint analysis to determine the body found Friday at Beverly-Tirton Beach Park in Mayo was Jerard Welsh.

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) The Maryland State Fire Marshals office says about 60 pounds of dynamite and 100 detonators have been removed from a car in western Maryland. The dynamite was found this morning in a garage in the 15000 block of Dellinger Road in Williamsport. It was used in the construction business of the former owner of the car and home.

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