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Somerset County:

Princess Anne

Police error scuttles drug case

A police officer's error means that 21 bags of marijuana found in a man's car can't be used as evidence, a Somerset County Circuit Court judge has ruled.

Judge Newt Jackson ruled that the traffic stop of 23-year-old Sean Hughes was without cause, so the fact that marijuana was found in his car cannot be used against him. The decision means the charges against Hughes will be dropped.

Maryland State Police Trooper Tony Morton told the court that windows in the Ford Expedition that Hughes was driving were too darkly tinted. Jackson ruled that the tint wasn't enough to warrant the driver being pulled over.

Associated Press

Allegany County: Cumberland

Teachers allegedly gambled at work

Four Fort Hill High School teachers are being investigated on allegations of gambling online at work, a violation of the Allegany County Board of Education's telecommunication policy, the board president said.

"I'm confident that this is not a widespread problem," President Tom Striplin said.

Striplin said he expects the investigation to conclude within the next week or two.

Associated Press

Baltimore County: Towson

Two water mains to be shut off

Two water mains along York Road in Towson will be shut off at 9 a.m. today, and homes and businesses in the area are expected to be without water for most of the day while repairs are performed, according to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.

The areas stretch from the intersection of Chesapeake Avenue and York Road to Aigburth Road and York Road, and from Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue to Knollwood Road and Burke Avenue.

Information: 410-396-5352.

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