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Wedding Reception Ends in Brawl
Fredericksburg.com: "Hopefully the bride and groom will get along better than some of their guests did at a wedding reception in King George County this weekend. One man was stabbed and others suffered minor injuries during an altercation that erupted toward the end of the reception, police said. King George Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Giles said deputies went to the Masonic Lodge on U.S. 301 about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in response to calls about a large fight in progress. Giles said between 50 and 70 people were in the parking lot pushing and shoving. While breaking up the skirmishes, police got a call about the stabbing victim."
Prince George's Looking to Relocate Porn Shop
Washington Examiner: "Prince George's County officials are trying to rid a Beltsville neighborhood of a porn shop as they work to improve the county's quality of life by moving the adult establishments into industrial areas, but they are expected to face a fierce legal battle. Wholesale Lingerie and Gift Center, on Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville, was ordered to shut down after county property standards inspectors discovered the store has been operating without a proper business permit since 1998. Zoning officials said they expect the store will appeal in Prince George's County Circuit Court."
Former County Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy,Tax Evasion
Gazette.net: "Retired Prince George’s County Fire/EMS lieutenant colonel Karl Granzow, 46, is the latest in a line of county officials to face prison time for corrupt acts. In a March 11 plea agreement that was unsealed Monday by the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, the Upper Marlboro resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion and tax evasion. The plea agreement outlines how between 1997 and 2008, Granzow conspired with developers Patrick Ricker and Daniel Colton to bribe various public officials to gain their support for the Greenbelt Station development project, in which Granzow had financial interests.
City Fire Chief Suspends EMS Training after Cheating Revealed
Baltimore Sun: "Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack has suspended EMS training at the fire academy after a state investigation found that some applicants cheated on a practice life-saving exam, according to a fire department statement. "This is a serious mistake that tarnishes the reputation of the hundreds of professional and dedicated men and women who work so hard for us," Clack said in a statement. "I want everyone to know that the paramedics and emergency medical technicians that respond when you call 911 in Baltimore are some of the best in the country." Twenty students who took the test on June 14 will be required to repeat it, Clack said at a news conference. State officials discovered that students had obtained an answer to one of the practical segments of the test, he said."