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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at a hospital in Annapolis. He was 76.

The Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis, where he lived, confirmed Wednesday that he had died Tuesday.

Timberg graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was sent to Vietnam as a Marine. In 1967, the amphibious tractor he was riding hit a land mine, burning him with fuel. He underwent 35 operations to help reconstruct his face.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - City surveillance video and police radio transmissions newly released by Baltimore authorities show the beginning of rioting and the police response in part of the city after Freddie Gray's funeral.

The audio transmissions detail officers' efforts to gain control on city streets after the April 27 funeral for Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Newly released records show that thousands of people have been brought to the Baltimore city jail in recent years with injuries too severe for them to be admitted.

The Baltimore Sun obtained records showing that correctional officers at the jail refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody between June 2012 and April 2015.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - For 26 out-of-state trips, the state of Maryland spent $98,460 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security detail from January until Sept. 18.

The Maryland State Police released the figure at the request of a Public Information Act request by The Baltimore Sun from Sept. 18.

A review by the state police says the total cost includes overtime, hotel bills, meals, rental cars, gas, airline and train tickets and other related expenses.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Public health officials say Maryland's heat-related deaths have surpassed last year's total.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says four more heat-related deaths, which occurred earlier this summer but only recently were found to be heat related, raises the total to 38 deaths.

That compares with 34 in 2011.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler tells The Baltimore Sun that some of the deaths involved victims who were without air-conditioning after a derecho storm in June.