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Lawsuit says woman gave birth alone on Maryland jail floor

A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working for the jail’s contracted medical provider, Pennsylvania-based PrimeCare Medical, Inc., said she was withdrawing from drugs, not in labor, and some jail staffers and medical staff laughed at her, saying she was just trying to get out of her cell late at night in July 2021 at the Washington County jail in Hagerstown. Valentine claims she punched the walls of her solitary confinement cell, which did not have blankets or sheets, during her most painful contractions and removed what she believed was her baby’s amniotic sac and slid it under her cell door to prove she was about to have a baby. A fellow inmate, hearing Valentine’s pleas, called Valentine’s boyfriend, who called the jail pleading with staffers to help her, the lawsuit said.
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Man Convicted of Murder for Deadly Shooting Inside Virginia Denny's

A man who shot and killed a food delivery driver and seriously wounded another man inside a Denny’s restaurant in Manassas, Virginia, in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder but avoided a more serious charge. A jury found Jordan Anderson guilty of 45 charges, including second-degree murder and...
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Loudoun Deputies Nab 2 Using Stolen Credit Card

After being alerted by a resident that his credit card had been used by someone to purchase car parts, Loudoun deputies were able to catch the suspects red handed. According to the Sheriff’s Office, after learning about the unauthorized purchase, deputies went to the car dealership where the order had been placed. They were told the buyers would be coming in to pick up the parts later that day.

Study: Flesh-eating drug 'tranq' linked to thousands of heroin, fentanyl ODs

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Thousands of drug overdoses in states surrounding New York have been linked to a flesh-eating animal tranquilizer called xylazine, as the substance has inundated heroin and fentanyl supplies in Philadelphia, Delaware and Michigan, according to multiple reports. The sedative known as "tranq" is found in...

Update on Tuesday Afternoon Fire at Kohl’s Department Store

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a fire at the Kohl’s department store at 12024 Cherry Hill Rd in Calverton on Tuesday afternoon. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the fire began as a brush fire that then extended to the façade of the building. The cause of the fire was likely improperly discarded smoking materials (cigarette butt) and damages are estimated to be around $50,000. The building was evacuated and there were no injuries reported.

Students Walkout of Several Loudoun High Schools to Protest New State Policy

Nearly 1,400 students walked out of Loudoun County high schools on Tuesday morning to protest Virginia Department of Education model policies that overturn existing protections for transgender students, according to the school division’s tally. Felicity Banner, 15, a Loudoun County High School student organized the walkout at her school...

Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected. Jonathan and Diana...

Maryland's Move Over Law Expansion Takes Effect This Saturday

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Starting this Saturday, Oct. 1, Maryland's move over law will law will expand to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals. According to the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office, warning signals include:. Hazard...

Home Tour: An Ashburn Home with Country Club Views

Residents of this gated community won’t have to go far for first-class amenities. Residents of this gated community in Ashburn know how to take the country club lifestyle to the next level. Homes in this neighborhood, such as the recently listed 19668 Player Ct., give homeowners the opportunity to live within the gates of Belmont Country Club and enjoy all the amenities that come with it.

Contemporary Luxury in Bethesda

Nestled in Bethesda is this contemporary home with clean lines and finished spaces. Upon entry, the covered porch guides you through the foyer that opens up into the living room with impressive vaulted ceilings. You’ll be awestruck by the two levels of windows that allow the outside to blend inward. From the living room, you flow into the dining room, where two large double windows bring in beautiful natural light.