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Mr. Faison left the wheelchair with a store greeter Friday while he used a motorized cart to do some shopping. When he returned, the chair was gone.

A store camera shows a young man in a baseball cap sit down in the chair, then wheel himself out of the store, popping a wheelie along the way.

After news of the theft spread, a local retirement community loaned him a chair. Wal-Mart announced Tuesday it would buy Mr. Faison a new chair.

BALTIMORE

Two arrested in bus stabbing

The Maryland Transit Administration said yesterday at least two juveniles are in custody in connection with the stabbing of a teenage girl on a municipal bus.

The attack was the third on a municipal bus in the city this month.

The most recent incident occurred Tuesday at about 4 p.m. Transit officials say a fight broke out among several juveniles on the bus near Mondawmin Mall. The driver alerted police and stopped the bus, and the victim ran to a nearby city police officer for help.

She was treated at the scene and is expected to survive.

Earlier this month, a woman suffered broken facial bones and other injuries after she was beaten while riding a bus in Hampden. Nine teenagers are charged in the attack. Last week, several men attacked two men on bus in Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.

ANNAPOLIS

Panel recommends modest growth

A committee created to make sure state spending doesn’t spiral out of control is recommending modest growth.

The Spending Affordability Committee says such spending shouldn’t grow by more than $820 million next year, about a 4.3 percent increase.

The committee gave the recommendation to Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, who recently called a special General Assembly session to pass a package of tax and spending increases. Mr. O’Malley will submit the state budget in January to the General Assembly.

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