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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) A Brunswick man who got in a dispute with the owners of a 4-pound Chihuahua has pleaded guilty to tossing the dog off a bridge. David Beers pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of aggravated animal cruelty and another charge of theft under $500.

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland authorities say a very wet winter has set more storm runoff than usual washing pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. The state Department of Natural Resources says the runoff contains chemicals from lawn and farm fertilizers and sewer and other contaminants.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Former Baltimore Oriole Billy Ripkin and former Olympic ice skater Kimmie Meissner are urging Marylanders to shape up and get healthy. Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off the state's first Healthy Maryland Day in Annapolis with the athletes by his side Monday.

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