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Montgomery County police are investigating claims made by convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo that he and his partner had additional victims across the country.

In a TV interview last week, psychiatrist Neil Blumberg said Malvo told him he had participated in at least 42 shootings. County police spokeswoman Lucille Baur said Tuesday that authorities were aware of only 27 shootings attributable to Malvo and fellow shooter John Allen Muhammad.

Ms. Baur said county police have been the lead agency in the sniper investigations and feel they have a responsibility to look into the truth of Malvo’s claims. She said they plan to speak with Dr. Blumberg and interview Malvo in the next several weeks.

Ms. Baur said there are no open cases related to Malvo in the county.


Driver arrested in ATM heist

ST. LOUIS | Officers canvassing the area where gunmen robbed an ATM-servicing company of containers full of cash spotted a car thought to have been used in the heist and arrested its driver after a brief chase through downtown St. Louis, a police official said Tuesday.

The officers spotted the Dodge Charger in midtown St. Louis and began following it, prompting the driver to try to flee, police spokeswoman Katie O’Sullivan said. The driver crashed after a short chase and tried to flee on foot before he was captured, she said.

Ms. O’Sullivan declined to identify the driver and said it is too early to call him a suspect. He was being treated for injuries at a hospital, and had not been charged as of Tuesday afternoon, she said.


Eyesore owners ID’d on Web

READING | Property owners neglecting their homes in one eastern Pennsylvania city are getting an online shaming.

Reading Mayor Tom McMahon on Monday announced a new online “Wall of Shame” featuring blighted properties.

Mr. McMahon said the property owners’ names will be posted along with pictures and addresses. He said he’s serving notice to property owners who fail to take action on eyesore properties.

Ten properties are facing designation as blighted, which could lead to their razing. Fifty other properties are listed on the site, and Mr. McMahon said they’re being targeted for blighted status by the city.

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