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BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore man accused of plotting to kill military recruiters with a car bomb has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Twenty-one-year-old Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, was indicted today on charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A new report on direct shipment of alcoholic beverages suggests the state's liquor wholesalers and retailers would see little economic harm if residents could have wine shipped directly to their homes. It comes amid growing signs that lawmakers are working toward making direct wine sales legal in Maryland.

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland won't gain or lose any seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census. Maryland has eight congressional districts. The Census Bureau says it's one of 32 states that won't gain or lose any seats.

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) A Baltimore city schoolteacher has been charged with committing sex acts with a 15-year-old boy. Authorities say 25-year-old Mark Hyzer and the teenager in a parked car in Bel Air over the weekend.

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) Montgomery County Police say a bank in Germantown that was robbed at the drive-thru last week has been hit again apparently by the same bandit. The most recent crime occurred about 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Bank of American.

LOTHIAN, Md. (AP) Anne Arundel County Police have recovered 78 pieces of power equipment worth $15,000 stolen during a several burglaries at a mobile home community in Lothian. Police are trying to find the owners of the equipment, including chain saws, power washers, generators, electrical power hand tools and air compressors.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A Hagerstown man has pleaded guilty to stealing from his employer since 2006. Fifty-year-old Curtis Pietro entered the plea yesterday in Washington County Circuit. Prosecutorss say the prison time they seek at sentencing will depend on how much restitution Pietro can pay to his former employer, Glessner Alarm + Communications.

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) Chestertown police say counterfeit $20 bills have been passed at three downtown businesses this month. Officers say in each instance, a man makes a nominal purchase with the fake $20 and makes off with the change.

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