4 rescued in Maryland by Coast Guard, firefighters
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Coast Guard and a Maryland fire department have rescued people from a vessel taking on water.
The Coast Guard issued a news release Saturday saying that the rescue by one of its crews and the Anne Arundel Fire Department happened late the previous evening.
Someone on the boat called for help on their cell phone in Herring Bay Friday night and two Coast Guard boats were dispatched from Annapolis.
Two people were taken aboard a Coast Guard boat and two others were taken aboard a fire department boat.
The rescuers helped dewater the civilian boat and bring it to a marina.
Maryland police charge man with impersonating officer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities have arrested a Virginia man who they say was impersonating an officer with a uniform, gun and flashing lights to attempt an illegal traffic stop.
The Maryland State Police issued a news release saying the arrest happened Saturday night on I-695 in the Baltimore area.
Police say 54-year-old Timothy Ervin Trivett of Yorktown, Virginia was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer and multiple handgun charges.
Police say the arrest came after a Maryland state trooper saw Trivett in a sedan with blue and white flashing lights attempting to pull over another car.
Authorities say he was wearing what appeared to be body armor and a uniform.
No phone listing could be found for Trivett in an online public records search. State police didn't immediately return a message asking if Trivett has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
Baltimore Symphony locks out its musicians as talks stall
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is locking out its musicians now that contract and salary negotiations have stalled.
The Baltimore Sun reports the lockout starts Monday. Musicans say they're also losing 12 weeks of pay since management abruptly cancelled summer concerts. Musicians have been playing without a new contract since September.
A statement from orchestra president and Chief Executive Peter Kjome says its business model needs to change. The management wants to cut the performers' pay and vacation time as well as reducing the season from year-round to 40 weeks.
The musicians say managers aren't willing to make similar cuts to their own salaries, and are starving the organization to protect its endowment.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
Legal help offered to Marylanders trying to expunge records
ROCKVILLE (AP) — Legal help is available for people who are trying to have criminal records expunged for less-serious crimes under a 2016 Maryland law.
A Clean Slate Clinic is being held Monday in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Legal professionals are scheduled to be on hand to help navigate people through what can be a difficult process.
People who have been charged crimes such as littering, possessing drug paraphernalia or disturbing the peace can be eligible to have their criminal records expunged under the Maryland law. The records can make it harder for people to get jobs and can stand in the way of obtaining house or social services.
Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker is co-sponsoring the clinic with Maryland Legal Aid.
Police in Maryland investigate fatal shooting
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY (AP) — Police in Maryland are investigating a fatal shooting.
The Prince George's Police Department said the fatal shooting happened Saturday near an intersection surrounded by businesses.
Officers found a man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are asking for any information from the public.
Maryland pedestrian killed in crash
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY (AP) — Police in Maryland are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian.
The Prince George's County Police Department said Saturday that the crash happened at an intersection near residential areas.
Officers who came to the scene found that the male pedestrian had been hit by a car while crossing the road.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital despite lifesaving efforts.
The police said that the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was cooperative.