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ESSEX, Md. (AP) Public Works officials say water may not be restored until tonight for up to 9,700 homes and businesses in Essex affected by a water shutoff forced when a connector became separated yesterday. Officials say water streamed into the road and Old Eastern Avenue was closed to traffic.

BALTIMORE (AP) Prosecutors say a Baltimore man has been convicted of murder and participation in a criminal gang resulting in death.Twenty-eight-year-old Dajuan Marshall was convicted yesterday of numerous offenses in the 2008 death of Kenneth Jones.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Salisbury police say a man and a woman left six dogs locked in a hot car for more than three hours. One dog died. Forty-five-year-old Kirt Barren Greenberg and 36-year-old Shannon Mecall Hussain, both of Berlin, are charged with six counts of inflicting unnecessary suffering and pain and other offenses.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Maryland's state prison agency says it has fired two correctional officers and reprimanded a third for allowing an inmate to escape from the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown last month. Officials say the two workers who were let go were probationary officers with less than a year on the job.

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