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Local Man pleads guilty to his role in Pal’s Shanty fire Man pleads guilty to his role in Pal’s Shanty fire
Michael James Duncan, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to accessory after the fact to arson. He admitted that he knew that his friend, Marcus Tyler, started the fire and that he tried to help him avoid capture, federal prosecutors said.
Local Green Living: Solar Panels Green Living: Solar Panels (Video)
Rising temperatures are a good reminder of the opportunity to make your home more energy efficient by installing solar panels.
Local Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.
Local NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade
Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the nation's spy agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.
Local Winemakers: Warm winter, early spring could threaten crops Winemakers: Warm winter, early spring could threaten crops (Video)
The tasting room at Montinore Estate is packed with wine connoisseurs; both the casual tasters and those well-versed in all things vino. They’re sampling the product of past season. Each vintage brings it’s own unique qualities, many of which depend on the mood of mother nature.
Local State lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban State lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban
A bill making its way through the state Legislature could make Washington one of a growing number of states to ban a new powdered alcohol product before it reaches liquor-store shelves.
Local Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? (Video)
So far no one has any explanation why the Germanwings co-pilot would apparently crash a jetliner.

Investigators say Lubitz had to have known what he was doing: he kept over-riding a security pad outside the cockpit as the pilot banged on the door.

Passengers saw it all.

"We can hear them screaming before the very last moments - just before the impact," said Brice Robin, a French prosecutor investigating the crash.