Count Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley among the politicians who would like to see the Washington Redskins get a new name.
O’Malley (D) — who presides over the state where the Redskins’ home games are played — voiced support for a name change Monday during an appearance on the Fusion television network.
“We hope that in every generation we become more understanding of one another, more inclusive as a people, and more respectful of the dignity of every individual and every culture, so I think it probably is time for the Redskins to change their name,” O’Malley told host Jorge Ramos while a guest on his show “America.”
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has said he has no intention of changing the team’s name despite calls to do so by a growing number of Democratic politicians, including President Obama, and civil rights organizations.
— John Wagner
A Silver Spring man was fatally shot behind a New Carrollton apartment building Tuesday morning, authorities said.
New Carrollton police responded to the 7800 block of Riverdale Road about 3:50 a.m. after receiving a call reporting gunshots and a person down, authorities said.
When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Damato A. Coates of Silver Spring in the grass, authorities said. He died at the scene.
— Lynh Bui
Maryland casinos generated $76 million in revenue in July, an increase of 9.7 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said Tuesday.
Maryland Live! in Hanover, Md., the third-largest commercial casino in the nation, led the state’s four casinos with revenues of $58.2 million.
But the biggest success story for the month may be Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which posted $4.2 million in revenue for July, a jump of 19.7 percent compared with July 2013.
— Annys Shin
Prince William County police arrested a 29-year-old Gainesville man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident.
Allan Gordon Nock, of Vint Hill Road, was charged with hit and run resulting in injury or death, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Authorities believe Nock was involved in a 2:49 a.m. crash Monday that killed a 36-year-old man in Nokesville. Authorities said Ross Damon Adams, of no fixed address, was walking along Vint Hill Road near Broadlands Road when he was struck.
— Victoria St. Martin