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WESTERNPORT, Md. (AP) A Westernport man has been charged with drug and weapons violations after authorities say they seized 13 marijuana plants, two assault rifles and a handgun at his home. Twenty-two-year-old Colby Nestor remained in jail today after a judge kept his bond at $45,000.

DOVER, Del. (AP) Delaware has begun a statewide effort to support its sister state in Japan. Delaware has had a sister state relationship with Japan's Miyagi Prefecture since 1997. Now, a fund has been set up at the Delaware Community Foundation to help the area recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) The Orioles' Brian Roberts played for the first time in two weeks Sunday, going hitless in two at-bats during a 9-8 victory over Tampa Bay. Nick Green's two-run single with two outs in the ninth gave Baltimore the win after the Orioles' bullpen blew a 7-2 lead.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say a New Jersey man who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle has been shot by a state trooper. Police say the man, 23-year-old Thorne Wright, was shot in the hand while being arrested near Ritchie Marlboro Road in Prince George's County late last night.

BALTIMORE (AP) Police in Baltimore say a 4-year-old boy has died after being found shot in the face in what appeared to be a self-inflicted shooting. A police spokesman Jeremy Silbert says authorities were called to the scene a little before 10:30 a.m. yesterday in northwest Baltimore. The boy was identified as Tyeshawn Townsend.

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