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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland lawmakers may have found an alternate passage for a statue of Harriet Tubman to the US Capitol. The Maryland Senate advanced a bill today seeking an exception for the state to place three statues in Congress' Statuary Hall.

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson has been charged with destroying a $100,000 check from a developer after FBI agents showed up at her house last fall. Federal prosecutors in Maryland filed a criminal information today charging Johnson with conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering.

DOVER, Del. (AP) A hearing to decide the fate of a Delaware doctor linked to a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with murder has been put on hold. A state panel convened todayfor a hearing to determine whether the license of Dr. Arturo Apolinario, which was suspended at the request of the attorney general's office, should be revoked.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles right-hander Brad Bergesen got off lucky after being struck in the right forearm by a line drive today. Minnesota Twins leadoff hitter Denard Span hit the drive on Bergesen's fourth pitch of the game. X-rays were negative and the injury was determined to be a bruise.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The governor wants lawmakers to support several of his priority bills that have run into difficulty in the legislature. Among those, he's working to revive a bill to develop offshore wind energy in the state and to create a $100 million tax credit program to enable high-tech industries to have start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs.

TOWSON, Md. (AP) A 44-year-old man has been charged in a 2009 slaying in which the victim's body was found in Montgomery County. Jeffrey Gregory of Baltimore has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 40-year-old Gerardo Elias Botello.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Federal officials say a Newark man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for attempting to transfer obscene images of himself to a minor. Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Starkey was also sentenced yesterday to three years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

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