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Mr. Obuszewski also is among those on whom the Maryland State Police recently acknowledged spying as part of their surveillance on antiwar and anti-death-penalty protesters. The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore group says the 10 face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

WHITE MARSH

Man tries kidnap during carjacking

A man tried to kidnap a 7-year-old boy during a carjacking, but his grandmother pulled him out of the car just in time, according to Baltimore County Police.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Campbell Boulevard, near the White Marsh neighborhood.

Police say the grandmother had just helped the boy into her car, when a man approached and demanded the car and the child. The boy’s grandmother was able to pull the boy out of the car before the man drove off in her green 1997 Honda Civic with Maryland license plate number 1ANV62.

VIRGINIA

NORFOLK

Woman named a CNN hero

A Norfolk television producer whose time in prison prompted her to start a program to tape greetings from inmates to their children is being honored as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes.

Carolyn LeCroy spent time in prison 12 years ago for a marijuana charge. She has said that during that time she saw many women who didn’t receive visits from their families, so when she got out she started the program that has provided 3,000 video messages since 1999.

As one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes, Miss LeCroy will receive $25,000 and be honored during a tribute in Hollywood on Thanksgiving. The network then will announce its Hero of the Year, who will receive an additional $100,000. The winner will be chosen by the public in an online poll. Voting began Friday and runs through Nov. 19.

RICHMOND

Two arrested in apartment deaths

Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of two men found inside an apartment earlier this month, according to the Richmond Police Department.

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