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BALTIMORE (AP) Three cruise ship workers and two other people are charged with trying to smuggle heroin and cocaine into Baltimore from the Dominican Republic. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said in court papers that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship employees planned to deliver drugs they picked up in the Dominican Republic to a Wal-Mart near the cruise terminal, but a ship security officer tipped off authorities.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) The Army is making housing at Fort Detrick in Frederick available to civilians for the first time, citing lowered occupancy rates and rising maintenance costs. Officials say other military installations nationwide are doing the same thing to keep housing rates up.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Shirley Watts to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals. Watts fills a vacation on a judicial circuit representing Baltimore.

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