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BALTIMORE (AP) Officials say they're investigating a large Chesapeake Bay fish kill but suspect cold weather and not water quality problems. The Maryland Department of the Environment says an estimated two million fish have been reported dead south of the Bay Bridge since last week, mainly juvenile spot.

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) Montgomery County Police say a woman who was raped in her apartment in June has been attacked again. Officers believe the suspect is the same man who raped an 86-year-old woman in a senior facility across the street from the woman's apartment in Germanton.

BALTIMORE (AP) A Delaware man reached a $1.7 million settlement Wednesday with a small Maryland parish that housed a pedophile priest who abused him in the 1980s. Attorneys in the case say that as part of the settlement, the parish will issue a public apology and acknowledge that Joseph Curry was molested by the late Reverend Edward Carley.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ray Lewis knows there won't be many more chances to win another Super Bowl, so he has attached a sense of urgency to this year's playoff run. Now in his 15th season, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker begins what might be his last postseason in Kansas City this Sunday. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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