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Montgomery prosecutors filed a motion last week asking a judge to impose release conditions on Mr. Kanneh. Those included no contact with the children, electronic monitoring, surrender of his passport and limits on travel outside of the state.

Mr. Kanneh’s attorney, Theresa Chernosky, objected to the request, saying her client had never before tried to violate the terms of his pretrial supervision. She said at the Friday hearing that she could not locate Mr. Kanneh and that he had not been notified of the hearing.


Officials to improve dental services

The death of a boy from a tooth infection that spread to his brain has prompted the University of Maryland Dental School and a health care company to sign an agreement in an effort to improve pediatric dental services for low-income families in the state.

The agreement was signed yesterday by Dr. Norman Tinanoff, the dental school chairman, and Dr. Allen Finkelstein, chief dental officer of AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group company.

Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old Prince George’s County boy, died Feb. 25 after two operations and six weeks of hospital care, long after he first had trouble with his tooth.

Under the agreement, AmeriChoice will provide the dental school with more than $170,000 each year for new services and programs designed to make it easier for children to receive dental care.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, has introduced a measure called Deamonte’s Law, which would increase dental services in community health centers and train more people in pediatric dentistry.


Witnesses sought in fatal shooting

Howard County police are searching for two witnesses to a fatal Ellicott City shooting earlier this summer.

Police found Moeen Raja, 21, dead about midnight June 22 at an apartment building parking lot on West Spring Drive. Police said he was shot and rammed his car into other vehicles while trying to escape his attackers.

A police spokeswoman said officers only want to talk to the witnesses. She said police think two men got into a silver sport utility vehicle at the scene, but police don’t think they were the shooters.

Police want an anonymous caller who had information about the car Mr. Raja was in to call them again.

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