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The Internal Revenue Service has given nearly $4 million to three Maryland law-enforcement agencies that helped investigate a business operating illegal gaming machines at truck stops.

Truck Stop Games LLC of Chester, Va., pleaded guilty earlier this month to money laundering. The company forfeited $6.7 million collected from machines at three Maryland TravelCenters from 2002 to 2005.

The state police received nearly $2.3 million in forfeited funds, with $1.6 million going to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Department. The Baltimore County Police Department received about $175,000.


Teen arrested in fatal bat beating

Anne Arundel County Police arrested a 15-year-old on Friday in a fatal beating with a baseball bat. Christian Schellenschlager of Glen Burnie is charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

Police said Brian Myers, 49, suffered serious head wounds when he was attacked during an argument with several teenagers April 29 at an intersection in Glen Burnie. Mr. Myers died from his injuries at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore last week.


Moving van flips on Route 50

A moving-van driver who apparently suffered a medical emergency while driving lost control of his truck yesterday afternoon and crashed on Route 50.

The truck split open, dumping furniture and other household items onto the roadway.

The driver was taken to a hospital. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.


Man signals distress with flashlight

A British couple trying to sail home to England injured in a storm in the Chesapeake Bay that also broke the mast of their sailboat used a flashlight to send a distress signal, prompting their rescue.

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