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OAKLAND, Md. (AP) An Arnold woman has been indicted in Garrett County for the death of her newborn son. Authorities say 27-year-old Jamie Lynn Hiemenz is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment. She was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's House of Delegates has voted to prohibit reading text messages while driving. Delegates voted 135-to-two in support of the measure today. Violators of the proposed ban would be guilty of a misdemeanor and could face fines of up to $500.

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