Teen Wanted in Florida Killing Tracked to Silver Spring; Report Details Alleged Sexual Harassment in State House

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Teenager wanted in Florida murder last seen in Silver Spring
Police are searching for a 19-year-old murder suspect last seen in Silver Spring. Joshua Reece Wilson Keravuori is accused of killing a 65-year-old man in Florida earlier this month. Keravuori fled the area of the murder in the victim's car, which investigators later found abandoned. Detectives are working with U.S. Marshals to track down Keravuori. [WJLA]

Report released on alleged sexual harassment in Annapolis 

A group of female lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly on Friday released a 38-page report containing accounts of alleged sexual harassment and assault. In the document, one woman alleged a man grabbed her breasts, and another said a colleague put his hand on her thigh. The women's caucus distributed the report during the first meeting of the Workforce Harassment Commission, a group formed to address alleged sexual misconduct in the state capital. [Washington Post]

Baker picks former criminal prosecutor as running mate

Gubernatorial candidate Rushern L. Baker III has chosen Elizabeth Embry, a former criminal prosecutor with Baltimore ties, as his running mate. Baker, the Prince George’s county executive, said he and Embry have similar ways of thinking. Embry is a former deputy state’s attorney and until recently was chief of the attorney general’s criminal division. Two years ago, she unsuccessfully ran in the Democratic primary in the Baltimore mayoral race. [Baltimore Sun]

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist dies at his Silver Spring home 

A Pulitzer-prize-winning photojournalist who lived in Silver Spring died this week at age 104. Max Desfor spent much of his career with the Associated Press. His image of Korean War refugees crawling over bombed-out bridges to escape from Chinese troops helped earn him the Pulitzer in 1951. He worked as a combat photographer in World War II before volunteering to cover the Korean War for the AP.  [Washington Post]

ACLU negotiating settlement to lawsuit over Hogan's Facebook page

The American Civil Liberties Union and Gov. Larry Hogan's administration are in talks about settling a federal lawsuit over the governor's Facebook page. The ACLU has claimed Hogan's administration violated the First Amendment rights of constituents by deleting certain comments from the governor's page. The lawsuit alleged the deleted comments were critical of him or the Trump Administration. [Baltimore Sun]

Unseasonably warm day in Tuesday forecast 

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s on Tuesday, with partly sunny skies. The forecast calls for overnight lows of 58 degrees. 

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