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WASHINGTON (AP) A chemist with the Food and Drug Administration has been arrested in Maryland with his son and both are facing insider trading charges. Authorities say the two men illegally traded in the securities of companies with pending drug applications by using confidential information from an FDA tracking system.

ELKTON, Md. (AP) A Maryland man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the kidnapping death of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl. Thomas James Leggs Jr. pleaded guilty today in a Cecil County courtroom to all charges in the murder of Sarah Foxwell, whose body was found on Christmas Day 2009.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police say two customers at a hair salon chased an alleged robber in a car and called their location in to 911. Troopers were able to stop and arrest the suspect after the events unfolded at a Super Cuts outlet on Marsh Road in Wilmington.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland center Jordan Williams has filed paperwork to enter the NBA draft, though he doesn't plan to hire an agent and will leave open the option of returning to school. The sophomore center averaged 16.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game for the Terrapins this season.

CLINTON, Md. (AP) Authorities say a suspicious package near Andrews Air Force Base was built to look like a bomb but appears to have been a hoax. Authorities say a road crew discovered the device on the side of Maryland Route 5 in Clinton, prompting a 2-mile stretch to be closed for nearly three hours.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Amtrak is introducing a pilot program to notify Northeast Corridor passengers about major service disruptions via Twitter. Amtrak says Twitter users who choose to follow (at)AmtrakNEC will be notified of major disruptions and delays due to equipment trouble, weather or other causes.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have cut three players, including backup catcher Craig Tatum, to reduce their roster to the 25-man limit. Tatum and pitcher Zach Britton were optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and infielder Brendan Harris was assigned today to the minor league camp.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore officials suspend the supervisor of 13 city workers facing gambling charges after authorities say they were found drinking and shooting dice at a transportation department shop during work hours. Officials say they broke up a regular "payday" gambling game after a tipster alerted the city's inspector general.

RISING SUN, Md. (AP) Rising Sun town commissioners will hold a hearing on a resolution declaring the mayor's office vacant. Mayor Sandra Didra was found guilty in Cecil County Circuit Court on felony charges of theft by scheme and embezzlement.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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