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BALTIMORE (AP) Strong winds are whipping the Baltimore-Washington region, knocking down trees and power lines and causing trouble for area commuters. In Washington, fire officials say the roof of a three-story apartment building was damaged and roofing materials also blew off a church. A pole fell on Metro tracks near the New York Avenue station, causing delays on the red line.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington police detective has received one year of probation for assaulting a man while off duty. William J. Witkowski was also ordered today to perform 100 hours of community service and to pay $500 to a fund for victims of violent crime.

WASHINGTON (AP) A man who killed four people and wounded five others in shotgun attacks nearly 20 years ago won't be released from his psychiatric hospital to spend the day with his father. A judge today denied a request from James Swann Junior to be released for 12 hours.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro police are looking for a person they say may have knowledge about the death of a man whose body was found on the tracks at Farragut North Station last month. The death of 63-year-old Lou Stancari has been ruled an accident. He was apparently hit by a train.

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