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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Congressman Roscoe Bartlett will seek an 11th term in office. He says that he'll file for re-election at the earliest opportunity. Joseph Krysztoforski of Baltimore County announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination earlier this week.

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Scientists want the government to let apple and peach growers use an insecticide currently banned from orchards in order to battle a tough insect. The experts would like expanded use of dinotefuran in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to battle the brown marmorated stink bug.

DOVER, Del. (AP) A highway outside Dover Air Force Base has reopened after a suspicious vehicle has been cleared. Officials from the base say Route One from the base to Route Nine was shut down for more than two hours today during the investigation.

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) Two people have been found with stab wounds at a home in Temple Hills. A third person also was injured. Prince George's County police say the stabbings follow a domestic incident last night. All three were taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries was not clear.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Republican Party is mapping out tax hikes with a "March Madness" style tournament bracket. The party pits eight tax proposals including possible levies on cigarettes and gas against each other and solicits votes to determine the which tax will most likely prevail.

BALTIMORE (AP) Environmental law students from five continents will compete this weekend in Baltimore in a moot court competition testing their knowledge of international oil spill law. The competition begins Friday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A $69,000 Energy Department grant will help pay to replace metal halide lights in a Hagerstown parking deck with light-emitting diodes. The grant will fund the replacements of 92 lights in the Arts + Entertainment parking deck. The Maryland Energy Center picked Hagerstown to get the grant.

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