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Tuskegee Airman to have airport terminal renamed in his honor

Plus: Man accused in fatal shooting at vigil had been released from prison; Legislative hearing on I-495/I-270 contract set

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Tuskegee Airman to have airport terminal renamed in his honor

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee of Bethesda will be honored on June 29 when the general aviation terminal at Charles B. Wheeler Airport in Kansas City, Mo., will bear his name.

The Bronze Star recipient, who is 101 years old, was a Tuskegee Airman with the U.S. Air Force. [Montgomery Community Media]

Man accused in fatal shooting at vigil had been released from prison

When Jakel Stone said three months ago that he was seeking work after being released from a decade in prison, a judge wished him well.

What no one in the courtroom apparently knew was that detectives were closing in on Stone in an unrelated fatal shooting from two months earlier that erupted in Gaithersburg as a candlelight vigil for another shooting victim was breaking up. [Washington Post]

Legislative hearing on I-495/I-270 contract set

Two legislative subcommittees will hold a joint hearing next week to review a Maryland Department of Transportation contract for “predevelopment” work on the Interstate 270/Capital Beltway widening project.

The hearing comes in the wake of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s approval of a $54 million contract with Accelerate Maryland Partners, a consortium led by the Australian firms Transurban and Macquarie Capital. [Maryland Matters]

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