- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 6, 2009



Feet, other remains wash up in river

Maryland State Police said they have recovered human remains, including two feet, in an Anne Arundel County river.

Authorities arrived at the 400 block of Riverside Drive in Pasadena after a resident called early Saturday. They found a severed human foot that had washed up on the beach from Cockey Creek, which runs into the Magothy River.

A few hours later and about five houses north of the first home, officers found a second foot floating in the water.

During an expanded search of the large waterway, police found more remains, which officials think might be part of an arm that possibly includes a wrist.

The feet appear to belong to an adult, but officials have no confirmed identity.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide.


Ballpark worker found stabbed

D.C. police are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a Nationals Park worker.

Police said two concessions employees had an argument during Friday night’s game when one of them stabbed the other in the chest. They said the two men were inside a kitchen near the Presidents Club.

A team spokesman said the incident occurred in a service tunnel and that no customers were involved.

The stabbing victim was hospitalized. Officials said his injuries are not life-threatening.



Two men arrested in rash of robberies

Arlington County police said they have arrested two men in connection with a series of robberies in Virginia and Maryland over two weeks.

Police said they arrested Andualem Kusa, 26, and Charles Kargbo, 24, both of Fairfax, on Friday and charged them with robbery and other counts.

Police and federal law enforcement officials worked together in locating the men after a robbery on Columbia Pike on Thursday. Officers matched the suspect in that incident with the description of robberies committed at other check-cashing stores.


School district subpoenaed

The Newport News Public Schools system has been served with a subpoena and search warrant for information relating to the controversy over state Delegate Phillip Hamilton’s $40,000-a-year job with Old Dominion University.

Spokeswoman Michelle Price confirmed Friday that the school district was served with the papers from a federal grand jury on Wednesday. She said officials are working to cooperate fully.

Mr. Hamilton, Newport News Republican, is a retired teacher and school administrator who works part time for the school district.

E-mails obtained by two newspapers through the Freedom of Information Act show Mr. Hamilton and ODU officials discussed a job for him at a new teaching center at the Norfolk college five months before he steered a $500,000 state appropriation to the Center for Teacher Quality and Educational Leadership.

Mr. Hamilton, one of the legislature’s most influential members, is among a handful of lawmakers who largely determine how billions of state money is spent. He has been paid $40,000 a year as an independent contractor for the center at Norfolk since it opened in 2007.

Mr. Hamilton and the university severed ties last month after e-mails were discovered.

From wire dispatches and staff reports.

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