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Crime Scene: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Md. trial ends in manslaughter plea

A former student who claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting of a Frostburg State University basketball player has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie entered the plea Friday afternoon after the jury sent a note...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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Man dies in Va. motorcycle crash

A fatal motorcycle crash in Sterling is under investigation by the Loudoun sheriff's office, according to authorities. Loudoun sheriff's deputies responded to the area of E. Church Road and Oak Tree Lane in Sterling around 10:30 a.m. Friday after a...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Loudoun, Traffic Accidents  
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Woman slain in Chantilly, husband charged

update 4:13 p.m. Fairfax police identified the victim as Kathleen Tran, 44, of the 13800-block of Rembrandt Way, and said she was shot in the upper body. Her husband, Tony Tong, 43, has been charged with muder. Police said Tong...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide  
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Levy trial jury is finalized

Update, 3:30 p.m.: Lawyers and the judge have finalized the jury. It is composed of four men and 12 women. Six are African-American. One is Asian-American and the rest are white. Four will be chosen as alternates when the panel...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Skeleton found in Calvert woods

A juvenile running through the woods behind the Fox Run Shopping Plaza in Prince Frederick found a gruesome discovery Thursday around 4:45 p.m. -- a partially clothed, mummified skeleton, said Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. "There...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Charges against Va. man dropped

Loudoun County prosecutors have dropped all charges against a South Riding man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman he met through an online dating service, according to the Loudoun sheriff's office. John Swann Evans, 34, met the 37-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Loudoun, Updates  
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Suspicious Pr. William man investigated

A 10-year-old Dumfries girl told police an unknown man in a car waved to her and a friend to come to his vehicle, an incident investigators think could be connected to a September indecent exposure case that occurred nearby. Police...

By Maria Glod  | October 22, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Body recovered in Occoquan Reservoir

A woman's body was found near the shoreline of the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax County, where authorities had been searching for a woman who went missing Oct. 16 while rowing. The missing woman, Julia Shew, 64, of Lorton, left the...

By Maria Glod  | October 22, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Fairfax, Maria Glod, Updates  
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Former Hoya Smith believed shot

A man was critically shot Thursday in a Bowie home, and police think he is a former Georgetown University basketball star, officials and sources said. Law enforcement sources said investigators believe the victim is Charles Smith, an All-American guard for...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Celebrities, Clarence Williams, Pr. George's  
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Arrest in Md. insurance slaying: Police

Baltimore police have arrested the man they say pulled the trigger in the slaying of a blind and mentally disabled man as part of an insurance scam. Twenty-seven-year-old Kareem Clea was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and numerous...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide  
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Child porn nets Va. man 5 years

Federal prosecutors say a Woodbridge man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Fifty-five-year-old Dennis Craig Bell, who pleaded guilty in August, was sentenced on Thursday....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William  
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Gumby kicking video leads to arrest

A YouTube video of a man in a Gumby costume getting kicked in the groin led to the attacker's arrest, according to this report: About 6:30 p.m. Friday, Scamlon was in his second or third hour as Gumby when the...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Jury selection nears finish in Levy slaying

The judge and attorneys in the Chandra Levy murder trial narrowed the field of potential jurors to 41 Thursday, and they expected to complete the job Friday of picking 16 people to hear the case. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Nine indicted in D.C. drug ring

Nine people have been charged in connection with a drug ring that distributed PCP in the Washington area, authorities announced Thursday. The ring operated mainly out of the Garfield Terrace housing complex in Northwest D.C., but sales took place throughout...

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, Narcotics, The District  
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Video: Police chase boy, 11

An 11-year-old boy led police in Marion, South Carolina on a police chase two days in a row earlier this week. Police released dashcam video from the first chase in a pick-up truck taken from the city fire department....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Crime, Seen  
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"Teflon Defendant" charged again

Corey Moore, the longtime local suspect known as the "Teflon Defendant" for his ability to beat prosecutors in court, was indicted on federal drug and weapons charges, officials said Thursday. A grand jury charged Moore, 35, of Takoma Park, late...

By Dan Morse  | October 21, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pentagon, Quantico shooting links?

Authorities investigating the discovery of bullet holes in windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle said they will search nearby Interstate 95 for clues Friday morning, an examination that will disrupt the morning commute. Prince William...

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Interrogation tossed out in Betts case

Jurors in the upcoming murder trial in the death of principal Brian Betts will not be permitted to watch a video of the defendant being interrogated by detectives, according to a judge's order made public Thursday. The ruling, issued by...

By Dan Morse  | October 21, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Charges for woman after trooper struck

Maryland State Police charged a 64-year-old woman with traffic violations after a trooper was struck by a vehicle on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County Wednesday evening. Barbara B. Ermler, of The Plains, was charged with reckless driving, negligent driving,...

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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Abuelazam charged in two more killings

Officials in Flint, Mich., have filed two additional murder charges against a man who’s already accused of murder and attempted murder in a series of stabbings that panicked the area last summer. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced the additional...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Loudoun, Updates  
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Va. fire kills two children

Frederick County, Va., authorities are investigating a house fire that killed two children and injured their grandmother. The Winchester Star reports that 3-year-old Cameron McKenzie and his 4-year-old cousin, Madison Park, died from injuries suffered in the fire, which...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Virginia  
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Guilty plea in child porn case

A 60-year-old Manassas man who worked as a security guard in a residential community pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to producing child pornography, federal authorities in Virginia said. A search of Steven John Thorpe's computers revealed more than 3,800...

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, Pr. William  
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Assault charges for Md. middle schooler

A 14-year-old Anne Arundel County middle school student was charged with assault after holding a classmate in a choke hold until he lost consciousness and fell onto a tile floor, injuring his face, authorities said Thursday. Anne Arundel County Police...

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Juvenile Justice, Maria Glod, Schools  
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Arrest in May killing in District

District police have charged a Lanham man with murder in the May 16 shooting death of a 28-year-old Clinton man. Authorities said Darnell Leon Hawkins was arrested Wednesday morning in Northeast Washington by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive...

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Mexico marijuana bust

Mexican security forces Wednesday burned 134 tons of marijuana seized in Tijuana. The drugs were believed to belong to the Sinaloa cartel....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World, Narcotics  
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New police chief in Salisbury

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton says the head of the Mount Vernon, N.Y. Police Department has been appointed chief of the Salisbury Department. Barbara Duncan, who has been Mount Vernon’s chief since 2008, will begin work Nov. 15....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Man who shot girlfriend gets 50 years

A man who shot his pregnant estranged girlfriend in the head has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder. Forty-two-year-old Lewis Weedon Jr. said he was sorry at sentencing Tuesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse  
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20 years for D.C. man in bank robbery

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Hagerstown bank has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Thirty-eight-year-old Keith Wilson of Washington, D.C. was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, The District  
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Md. student murder trial wrapping up

Testimony is ending in the first-degree murder trial in Cumberland of a former Frostburg State University student. Tyrone Hall’s lawyer says he expects the defense to rest by noon Thursday. He isn’t saying whether Hall will testify....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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Va. treatment of inmate mothers criticized

A new report gives Virginia a failing grade when it comes to the treatment of mothers in prisons. Virginia is one of 21 states that received failing grades in the report released Thursday by the National Women’s Law Center and...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Fake $10K bill raises eyebrows

Alert staffers at a Massachusetts bank weren't buying it when a woman came in claiming she had a $10,000 bill, according to this report: Michael Gallagher, the bank's risk-management director, said it was an easy call spotting the counterfeit bill,...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea for e-mail threat sender

A New Jersey man who went by "Devilfish" as he sent threatening e-mails to employees at the D.C.-based headquarters of the National Council of La Raza and other Latino civil rights groups pleaded guilty Wednesday to his years-long campaign, federal...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | October 20, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District  
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Levy death trial jury selection continues

One prospective juror said he feared gang retaliation. Another said she had been mugged a few years ago and now rarely walks outside after dark. And another said all gang members should be “castrated.” In the third day of jury...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Va. man pleads guilty to terrorist aid

A Northern Virginia man who wished death over the Internet to the creators of the "South Park" animated satire pleaded guilty Wednesday in Alexandria federal court to charges of supporting Somali terrorists. Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Bristow pleaded guilty...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, Updates  
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Madoff's stuff to be auctioned

For those who want a piece of New York high society extravagance or are seeking a memento of one of the most infamous fraud scandals in the nation’s history, the U.S. Marshals bring you an auction of Bernard and Ruth...

By Josh White  | October 20, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Financial Crimes, Josh White  
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Alexandria bank robbery suspect sought

Alexandria Police are looking for a man who robbed the Capital One Bank at 500 S. Washington Street in Old Town on Wednesday morning. The man entered the bank around 9:45 a.m., implied he had a weapon and demanded money,...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Alexandria, Crime, Seen  
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Postal worker admits stealing mail

A former worker at the U.S. Postal Service's Baltimore distibution center admitted in federal court that he regularly rifled through greeting cards, stealing cash and gift cards and discarding the rest. Andrew C. Walsh, 51, of Cockeysville, Md. pleaded guilty...

By Maria Glod  | October 20, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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6 shots hit Pentagon Tuesday

At least six shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, according to authorities. Law enforcement continues to search for the shooter. Two windows were struck in the incident, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Officials said four other bullets...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Arlington, Maria Glod, Updates  
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McLean man dies in yard crash

An 80-year-old McLean man who drove his car into a tree in his front yard on Monday afternoon died as a result of his injuries on Tuesday. David Marvil, of the 900 block of Woburn Court, had pulled his 1998...

By Josh White  | October 20, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Howard Co. crash kills Md. man

A single-car crash in Howard County left the driver dead late Tuesday night, and police said alcohol and speed appear to have been factors. Police said David Lee Bradford, Jr., 21, of Brooklyn, Md., was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado...

By Josh White  | October 20, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 years for filming, selling movies

A Norfolk man will spend four years in prison for illegally filming movies and selling pirated copies. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 43-year-old Brad Newell was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in June to copyright infringement and making an unauthorized...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Probation for Md. woman in thefts

A woman convicted of stealing nearly $20,000 from the business she worked for has been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the money. Fifty-three-year-old Patricia Nusbaum of Frederick was found guilty of theft scheme over $500 and sentenced on...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trial in Md. school killing continues

Prosecutors in Cumberland continue to present testimony in the first-degree murder trial of a former Frostburg State University student charged in the shotgun slaying of a student athlete and the wounding of another. Prosecutors expect to rest Wednesday after presenting...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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'Outlaws' leader on trial in Va.

The national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and three of his associates are going on trial in Richmond, Va., on racketeering and other charges. Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, Wis.; William Davey...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tax cheat's penalty: Feed the poor pizza

A Buffalo restaurateur will be feeding pizza to the poor as punishment for cheating the state out of sales tax. Casa-Di-Pizza owner Joseph Jacobbi could have been sent to prison after pleading guilty to third-degree grand larceny. But The Buffalo...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 2:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman robbed in Chevy Chase Village

Update, 6 p.m.: A Montgomery County detective has interviewed two suspects in the case, and they are 13 and 14 years old, according to a Montgomery County police spokesman. The two suspects, believed to be the duo who drove off...

By Dan Morse  | October 19, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Arrests after D.C. school fight

UPDATE: Nobody was injured during the incident, which spilled out into the neighborhood near the school, according to a D.C. schools press release. The fight stemmed from a disagreement between rival "crews," the release said. UPDATE: Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump...

By Paul Duggan  | October 19, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Jury selection continues in Levy case

Attorneys in the Chandra Levy case spent Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court reviewing the 11-page questionnaires that had been handed to prospective jurors in preparation for the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Levy. Prosecutors and Guandique’s...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Crash after Md. home invasion

Two suspects fleeing the scene of a home invasion in the Accokeek area were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when they crashed their vehicle minutes after police broke off a chase with them, authorities said. The incident began at 12:38 p.m.,...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Video: Shoplifter's skirt hides booze

Forget a five finger discount -- a group of women caught on surveillance video robbing a Florida liquor store used their thighs to carry away the booze they lifted....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. woman, 89, hit by bus, dies

An 89-year-old Falls Church woman died Monday night after she was hit by an Arlington County school bus earlier in the day. Arlington County police said Louise Gabel was struck by a school bus driving along its normal morning route...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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19-year-old D.C. man fatally shot

District police said they are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred overnight in the Petworth neighborhood. Officers responded to the 4300 block of Georgia Ave. NW shortly before 1 a.m. for a report of shots fired....

By Maria Glod  | October 19, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Inmate teleconferencing considered

Maryland correctional officials hope to trim costs from their transportation budget by installing a teleconferencing system that would allow inmates to make court appearances and doctors’ visits without leaving the prison. Gary D. Maynard, secretary of the Maryland Department of...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat, Technology  
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Man, 19, killed leaning out truck window

A 19-year-old from Silver Spring who was a backseat passenger in a truck died Monday in Anne Arundel County when he struck a telephone pole as he leaned out to wave and yell at friends, authorities said. David Yamamoto Hepner,...

By Maria Glod  | October 19, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents  
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Search continues for missing boater

Fairfax County police said they are continuing a search for a 64-year-old Lorton woman who went rowing Saturday in the Occoquan Reservoir and didn't return. The woman, Julia Shew, is a member of the Occoquan Boat Club, friends said....

By Maria Glod  | October 19, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea for former W&M professor

A former College of William & Mary professor faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge. U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says 34-year-old Justin Bradley May of Williamsburg pleaded guilty Monday to production...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Schools, Virginia  
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Sentencing for 2 in Md. killing

A man and a teenager convicted in the slaying of a former Baltimore city councilman will be sentenced Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Charles McGaney and 17-year-old Jerome Williams were convicted of first-degree murder and related counts in the 2008 shooting death of...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Murder trial in Md. school shooting

A former Frostburg State University student is headed for trial in Cumberland on a first-degree murder charge. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie is claiming self-defense in the April shotgun slaying of 20-year-old Brandon Carroll of Waldorf and the wounding...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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Brief morning lockdown at Pentagon

Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building. Major Chris Perrine, a Pentagon spokesman, says a civilian reported he may have heard shots at about 5 a.m. EDT on the south...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman tried robbing husband: Police

An Ohio woman is charged with trying to rob her husband at gunpoint, according to this report: According to court documents, Fall held a gun to her husband's neck and said, "Give me the money or I'll kill you." The...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Shots fired at Marine Corps museum

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle took a bit of battle damage over the weekend, as an unknown assailant shot at least five bullets into upper level windows, according to Prince William County police. Members of a...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Josh White, Pr. William  
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D.C. stabbing victim identified

A man found fatally stabbed Sunday in the District has been identified as a 26-year-old resident of Northeast Washington, police said. Adolpho Acencio was found bleeding from his wounds about 2:45 p.m. in a car in the 5500 block of...

By Paul Duggan  | October 18, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Man charged after deadly Va. crash

A D.C. man has been charged with manslaughter after a Friday night accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist, Arlington police said Monday. A vehicle hit a motorcycle around 9:09 p.m. at Arlington Boulevard and Irving Street, police...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Arlington, David P. Marino-Nachison, Josh White, Traffic Accidents  
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Hit-and-run suspect turns self in

The driver of a Mercedes-Benz suspected in a hit-and-run early Monday morning turned himself in to Montgomery County authorities, officials said. The collision involved the car and a scooter in the 12700 block of Veirs Mill Road in Rockville....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Truck driver dies in Beltway crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed on the Capital Beltway in Montgomerty County Monday morning has died, state police officials said. They did not release his name, because they want to make sure his family has been fully notified....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Md. rapist gets life sentence

Fletcher Worrell, a 63-year-old dubbed the Silver Spring Rapist, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for a rape that occurred in 1991. "He changed his victims' lives forever, said John McCarthy, Montgomery County's chief prosecutor, on Monday....

By Dan Morse  | October 18, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Jury selection begins in Levy case

Jury selection in the Chandra Levy trial has begun. D.C. Superior Court officials are calling in 56 potential jurors at a time. Each of them is required to fill out an 11-page questionnaire that has 55 questions....

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Live chat today on Levy death trial

Washington Post staff writer Keith Alexander will be online Monday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the beginning of jury selection for the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man authorities believe killed federal intern Chandra Levy. Levy disappeared...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, Reader Questions  
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Rape charge after MySpace meeting

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dundalk, Md., man they say had sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on MySpace. Twenty-two-year-old Juan Valerio has been charged with second-degree rape and third-degree sex offense....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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$1.5M suit after Va. police shooting

The family of a man killed by Portsmouth police is suing the city and its police department for $1.5 million. The lawsuit filed by 60-year-old Marshall Franklin Sr.’s sister alleges negligence and indifference to Franklin and his mental disabilities,...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Woman tracks down wedding dress, suspect

A Wisconsin woman who went looking for her stolen wedding dress ended up helping police catch an elusive burglary suspect, according to this report: "At first I was really upset when I saw that the dress was missing, and then...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Levy's family prepares for trial, not closure

The Levys had just finished a family vacation to Hershey, Pa. Robert Levy drove the rental car to Metro Center in the District, kissed his daughter, Chandra, on the head, said goodbye and headed to the airport with his wife....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 17, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Post, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Motorcyclist killed in collision on Arlington Boulevard

Arlington County police are investigating an accident that left a motorcyclist dead on Friday night. Police said that a car heading west on Route 50 collided with a motorcycle at the intersection of Route 50 and Irving Street at about...

By Josh White  | October 17, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Arlington, Josh White, Traffic Accidents, Virginia  
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