Prosecutors Push To Use Confession of Man Charged With Murdering Pregnant Girlfriend; Hogan Pulls National Guard Soldiers From Border

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Court hearing planned for man charged with murdering girlfriend

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in the case of a man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave in Damascus. Prosecutors will argue that Tyler Tessier shot Laura Wallen, a Howard County teacher, because he was worried he’d buried her alive. The state’s attorneys will fight for the admissibility of Tessier’s confession during a trial, slated to begin in September. [WTOP]

Hogan calls soldiers back from southern border

Gov. Larry Hogan pulled back a unit of Maryland National Guard soldiers from the southern U.S. border on Tuesday, saying he won't send them back until the Trump administration reverses its policy on separating migrant children from their parents. Hogan made the announcement in a tweet. Governors in other states have made similar decisions in response to the administration's policy, which has drawn outcry from across the nation. [Baltimore Sun]

Metro found out in 2012 it was overcharging some riders 

Metro officials waited at least five years to reimburse customers after realizing the system was overcharging some people. The system recently acknowledged it had been inaccurately calculating fares for some riders but only offered to credit people who had been overcharged between 2015 and 2017. However, records show the Metro system realized the error in 2012. [Washington Post]

Planners look to lengthen trails, add bike facilities at NIST

A long-term growth plan for the National Institute of Standards and Technology campus in Gaithersburg is under review. The National Capital Planning Commission is looking at the master plan for the 579-acre property. One goal of the review is to make the campus easier to cycle by expanding trails and adding bike facilities. [The WashCycle]

More rain possible Wednesday evening

Showers and thunderstorms could roll into the area Wednesday evening. Overall, the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-80s. Overnight, temperatures will cool to about 69 degrees. 

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