It was a bad week for dogs in the District. A shih tzu was taken from its owner Tuesday at gunpoint in Northeast, and a Chihuahua was slammed to the ground and injured Thursday in Southeast, authorities said.
A man in a car took the silver, white and brown shih tzu at
49th Street and Central Avenue, D.C. police said. The Chihuahua required emergency care after the attack in the 3000 block of Stanton Road, the Washington Humane Society said.
— Dana Hedgpeth and Martin Weil
One person was killed Friday afternoon in Baltimore County in what an FBI spokeswoman called an “agent involved shooting.”
County police said the fatal shooting occurred about 4:40 p.m. in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road, near a commercial area in the northwestern part of the county.
Details about the incident were scanty.
“We’re only confirming an Agent involved shooting, but nothing further because it’s an ongoing investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Amy J. Thoreson wrote in an e-mail.
— Martin Weil and
Maryland will no longer enforce its law limiting donors to giving $10,000 to state candidates during a single election cycle, elections officials said Friday, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week.
A memo by the State Board of Elections said contributions to individual candidates are still limited to $4,000. But in light of the court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the overall limit for a four-year cycle is no longer enforceable.
Maryland has had one of the nation’s lowest overall caps, officials said.The new guidance takes effect immediately.
— John Wagner
It was by far the hottest day of the year Friday in Washington.
The 81-degree high at Reagan National Airport was eight degrees above 2014’s previous high of 73. It is likely that the temperature will climb still higher, but it was not clear when.
— Martin Weil