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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Maryland prison officials say staff members' failure to follow the rules may have led to the escape last week of a convicted armed robber from the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Dominic Webster was recaptured six hours later.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Police are investigating claims made by convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo that he and his partner had additional victims. Though police have no more open cases, they plan to look into a psychiatrist's report that Malvo told him he took part in at least 42 shootings.

BALTIMORE (AP) An off-duty Baltimore police officer accused of first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub is expected to plead not guilty at his arraignment today. His lawyer says Officer Gahiji Tshamba will also request a jury trial.

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