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Salt dome collapses in Montgomery County

A salt dome in Montgomery County partially collapsed shortly after 11 p.m. The dome, on Cape May Road in Silver Spring, collapsed on a front-end loader; the driver was briefly trapped but seems to have escaped serious injury. It's not...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 11:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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One runway open at BWI

A news release from BWI says one runway is now open at the airport....

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 11:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro service suspensions to continue

Metro has said the suspension of bus and above-ground rail service, which went into effect Saturday, would continue Sunday morning when the system reopened. Separately, Montgomery County's Ride On bus system will start up at 10 a.m., though customers should...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McDonough filled for Hoyas game

Despite the weather, McDonough Arena was at capacity tonight as snowbound Georgetown students and ardent Hoya fans packed in to cheer on 11th-ranked Georgetown against Old Dominion. With the game held on campus, it was an easy trek for Georgetown...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arlington cautions pedestrians

Arlington County has echoed the thoughts of Dr. Gridlock: Pedestrians should not walk in the streets. The county sent out an alert saying this creates an unsafe condition and asking pedestrians to wear reflective clothing if they walk in the...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Police looking into incident at snowball fight

UPDATE (10:57 p.m.) This YouTube video appears to show a confrontation with the detective. Warning: Contains strong language. UPDATE (10.20 p.m.)The plainclothes D.C. police detective may have unholstered his pistol during the confrontation with participants in the huge snowball fight,...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Tags:  D.C., Washington, gun, officer pulls gun at snowball fight, police, snowball, snowball fight, snowball fight incident  
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Trooper, motorists stranded on I-495

Maryland State Police said this afternoon that a trooper who stopped to help motorists is also stranded after a snow plow pushed a load of snow onto them. As many as 20 vehicles, officials said, are stuck in 18 inches...

By Robert Pierre  | December 19, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Weather  
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Pr. George's declares emergency

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson this afternoon declared a state of emergency and asked that residents stay off the road and at home at least until Sunday. “We have too many people on the highway,” he said in an...

By Robert Pierre  | December 19, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Virginia Highways a Mess

There is a seven-mile backup of vehicles near Mile Marker 188 on I-81 near Lexington, according to Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Jeff Caldwell. A tractor-trailer accident Friday night led officials to close down the highway there, and it has...

By Carol A. Morello  | December 19, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Snow Great for Christmas and Shopping

Tysons Corner Center marketing manager Allison Fischer called the snow "perfect Christmas holiday weather." The shopping center opened on time at 9 a.m., though its L.L. Bean store had been open for 24 hours. A few small stores remained closed at...

By Carol A. Morello  | December 19, 2009; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Smithsonian closes all museums

Due to the heavy snow, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will be closed to the public on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20....

By Robert Pierre  | December 19, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Blizzard warning extends to Montgomery County

Alert Montgmery reports The National Weather Service has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for Montgomery County until 6pm. Residents should prepare for very heavy snow and high winds during the next 12-18 hours. 12-22 inches of snowfall now expected over Montgomery...

By Robert Pierre  | December 19, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Weather  
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State police declare snow emergency in MoCo

According to a news release from Montgomery County, county officials are urging residents to stay off roads "unless absolutely necessary." The county is asking residents who have cars parked on snow emergency routes to move them -- if not, they'll...

By Terri Rupar  | December 19, 2009; 1:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fatal shooting occurs in Alexandria bakery

One person was found fatally shot late Friday in a bakery in Alexandria, police said. They said another person was found wounded in the shop in the 500 block of Monroe Street. Police said the circumstances of the shooting, which...

By Terri Rupar  | December 18, 2009; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Potomac Mills plans on regular weekend hours

The Associated Press is reporting that Potomac Mills Mall was planning on being open regular business hours this weekend, though it would keep an eye on the approaching snowstorm. “The plan is still to go ahead as usual and it...

By Terri Rupar  | December 18, 2009; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Archdiocese on weather and travel

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington put a note on its Web site saying that dangerous travel conditions are legitimate excuses for not attending Mass on Sunday. It pointed people who couldn't get to Mass safely to a televised service....

By Terri Rupar  | December 18, 2009; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Montgomery County cancels Sunday flu clinic

Montgomery County officials announced they have canceled a free H1N1 flu clinc scheduled for Sunday at Montgomery College's Rockville campus.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  h1n1 flu, montgomery county clinic, swine flu, vaccination  
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Three men arrested for Bentley theft

Howard County police announced today they have charged three men with the theft of three vehicles, including a Bentley convertible worth $150,000.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  bentley, car theft, howard county  
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Metro cancels weekend track work

Metro has canceled weekend track work

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Metro track work, blue line, red line  
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Va. governor declares state of emergency

Governor Timothy M. Kaine (D) has declared a state of emergency today -- an action that will authorize state agencies to assist local governments responding to the winter storm that's expected to hit the D.C. region today and tomorrow.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  gov. timothy kaine, state of emergency, virginia  
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Southwest Airlines allowing flight rebooking

Southwest Airlines will allow passengers at six East Coast airports to rebook their tickets without penalties.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  rebooking, snow, southwest airlines, storm  
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Montgomery County traffic shift canceled

A planned traffic shift at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Randolph Road has been canceled.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  traffic patterns in montgomery county  
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Banita Jacks sentenced to 120 years

Banita Jacks, convicted of murder and other charges in the deaths of her four daughters in a SE Washington rowhouse, was sentenced to 120 years in prison Friday by a judge who said the case "will probably haunt me fior the rest of my life."

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  child murder  
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Naked man gets no jail time

Eric Williamson, the Fairfax man who startled a woman and her child who spotted him naked in his home during their early morning stroll, has been convicted of indecent exposure in Fairfax General District Court. Prosecutors asked for jail time, but he did not get any. More details TK

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  fairfax county, naked man  
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Fenty signs gay marriage bill into law

UPDATE: Mayor Fenty signed the bill to legalize same-sex marriage, distributing the ceremonial pens among the Council members, who stood behind him. The law now will go through a period of review consisting of 30 days in which Congress is...

By Mike McPhate  | December 18, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gov.-elect announces inauguration details

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell's office began announcing details about his inauguration today at his new Website

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  bob mcdonnell, virginia governor's inauguration  
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Friday news roundup -- snow edition

Your Post Now news roundup: snow, snow, snow, more Metro woe, molasses and marriage.

By Washington Post editors  | December 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Winter storm warning issued for D.C. Area

A winter storm warning has been issued for the D.C. area from midnight tonight to 6 a.m. Sunday. Meteorologists at the Capital Weather Gang say it could be biggest Washington-area snowstorm in years. Get the full forecast....

By Mike McPhate  | December 18, 2009; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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Police: Driver had consumed alcohol

Over at the Crime Scene, Del Quentin Wilber is reporting that court papers say the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash that critically injured a forward on the U.S. national soccer team told police that she had...

By Terri Rupar  | December 17, 2009; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Water-main break reported in Arlington

Arlington County has reported a water-main break on the 1600 block of North George Mason Drive. While there's no significant impact on water service, the center lane in each direction is blocked for repairs, which are expected to last into...

By Terri Rupar  | December 17, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Metro leaders worry about Red Line crash report

Metro faces what may be its worst ever financial situation, and board members envision a point in early 2010 when they will have to go to the public with proposals to raise fares and cut service. Today, several of them expressed frustration that Metro still doesn't know what federal investigators think caused the fatal June 22 crash on the Red Line.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  WMATA, metro red line crash  
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Montgomery County to offer free H1N1 shots

Montgomery County health officials announced today they will offer free walk-in H1N1 vaccinations to first 5,000 members of the general public who come to the county clinic on Sunday, Dec. 20.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  free vaccinations, h1n1, montgomery county, swine flu  
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New traffic patterns at MD-355 and Randolph Road

Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) officials announced there will be a significant shift of traffic patterns at the new interchange of Rockville Pike and Randolph Road, starting Friday evening.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  montgomery county road work, new traffic pattern, rockville pike and randolph road  
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Protesters scale NW D.C. office building

Four protesters scaled the front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 1615 H. Street, N.W., this morning and unfurled banners to protest the group's stance on this week's climate change talks in Copenhagen. D.C. Police later arrested the protesters.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags:  climate change, protest and chamber of commerce headquarters  
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Rockville man wins $1 million in lottery

Rockville man wins $1 million in the Maryland Lottery.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  lottery winners, maryland  
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Va. retailers promote "Buy Local" plate

Virginia retailers want to create "Buy Local" license plates.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro boss makes new commitment to safety

During today's Metro board meeting, Metro's General Manager John B. Catoe pledged to make Metro a safer system. But while he offered strong words, there were few details behind his pledge

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  John B. Catoe, Metro board meeting  
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Jury recommends 10 years in dogfighting case

A Richmond area jury recommends a 10 year sentence in a dog fighting case. It is believed to be the longest sentence in state history.

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  dog fighting in Virginia  
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Thursday news roundup

Post Now's Thursday news roundup

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2009; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  d.c. cop arrested, news roundup, news summary  
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3 charged in alleged courtroom theft

Dan Morse at the Crime Scene has a report (and video) on an alleged theft in a Montgomery County courtroom. Three people were charged in the alleged pilfering of a document. They have denied wrongdoing....

By Terri Rupar  | December 16, 2009; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Santa's helpers go riding for kids

Montgomery County police officer Robert Ladany filled in for Santa on Wednesday -- and brought along some fellow officers -- for a fundraising ride. The officers took a spin to raise money for families staying at the Children’s Inn on...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Panel wants no smoking signs near businesses

The D.C. Wire is reporting that a council committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow business owners in the District to post "no smoking" signs within 25 feet of the front door of their property. But some are already...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Vote scheduled on ICC tolls

oll rates for the Intercounty Connector of up to 35 cents per mile for two-axle vehicles could become final Thursday morning, when the board of the Maryland Transportation Authority is scheduled to vote on the road's proposed toll plan.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  icc tolls, intercounty connector  
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Metro whistleblower commended

The whistleblower who alerted federal officials to potential safety issues with a bridge that will carry Silver Line Metrorail trains over Interstate 66 has received a commendation from the inspector general for transportation.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Metro safety issues, bridge footings, dulles rail project, metro, silver line  
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Prince William rape linked to others on East Coast

Police in Prince William County have linked a Halloween day rape to several others on the east coast, including Fairfax, Prince George's and Leesburg and are looking for a serial rapist. They have scheduled a news conference at 1 p.m....

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  crime; Prince William: Fairfax; Prince George's; Leesburg; east coast  
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Maryland board delays another slot vote

The Maryland Board of Public Works today reluctantly delayed until next year a decision on whether to award an Italian-owned company a $21.5 million contract to manage the state's slot machine operations after Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) raised concerns the deal could be unconstitutional.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  maryland board of public works, maryland slots  
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UPDATE: Red Line disruption cleared

UPDATE: Red Line disruption has been cleared

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Metro delays  
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Reports of smoke outside Rockville Metro station

Metro is single tracking Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police to discuss serial rapist targeting the region

Crime Scene reports that Fairfax County police will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday to talk about a serial rapist who has targeted "several jurisdictions" on the East Coast between 1997 and 2009. Stay with the Post for...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman stuffed in suitcase identified

Crime Scene has more details on the Herndon woman whose husband has been accused of strangling her and stuffing her body in a suitcase....

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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I-95 near U.S. 1 reopens

Get There is reporting that most lanes have reopened following the three-car accident that shut down lanes on the outer loop near U.S. 1...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Lanes shut down on I-95

Get There is reporting that an accident has shut down lanes on the outer loop of I-95 outer loop just north of U.S. 1....

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday news roundup

Headlines from around the D.C. region for Wednesday

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  News roundup, d.c. cop arrested for murder, hope diamond  
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5 teens arrested in Wheaton robberies

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with three “pack”-style robberies in which victims were assaulted on the street in Wheaton, Montgomery County police said. In each of the robberies, which occurred within three hours of each other Monday night,...

By Terri Rupar  | December 15, 2009; 11:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tourists end up at breakfast with Obamas

The Associated Press is reporting that a Hogansville, Ga., couple ended up at an invite-only breakfast with President Obama and Michelle Obama after they showed up a day early for a tour scheduled through their congressman. This happened on Veterans...

By Terri Rupar  | December 15, 2009; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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D.C. officer charged in connection with shooting

A D.C. police officer has been charged in a fatal shooting that occurred two weeks ago in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made Tuesday evening at a quickly convened news conference at D.C. police headquarters. The officer was not immediately...

By Terri Rupar  | December 15, 2009; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evangelist Oral Roberts dies at 91

Evangelist and university founder Oral Roberts has died at the age of 91, according to the Associated Press.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Doses of swine flu recalled in MD, VA

Some doses of swine flu vaccine for young children are being recalled in Maryland and Virginia. The issue is not one of safety, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Instead, the strength of the vaccine had dropped slightly after...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man commits suicide in Fairfax jail

A man who was arrested Friday in Fairfax County for allegedly videotaping a woman in a Fair Oaks Mall changing room has committed suicide in the Fairfax jail, Fairfax police said Tuesday. The man was Paul A. Calvan, 44, of...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man grabs, kisses teen girl

Our own Allison Klein reports on the Crime Scene blog that an intoxicated man approached a teenage girl at her high school track Monday afternoon, grabbed her, kissed her on the head and refused to let go until other students...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. leads region in health preparedness

A new report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the recent H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in the country's ability to respond to public health emergencies.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  D.C., H1N1 flu, Maryland, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Trust for America's Health, Virginia, emergency preparedness  
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Three teens arrested for racist graffiti

Howard County Police today said they have arrestedthree15-year-old males -- all students from Ellicott City -- for destroying school property, stealing and defacing school property with racist graffiti.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  howard county, school vandalism  
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Girl assaulted while walking to school

Fairfax County police are investigating a report that a man grabbed a 13-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately Tuesday morning, according to Channel 7, WABC. According to the report, the girl was attacked while walking to school about 7:15 a.m.,...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Not guilty plea in Chandra Levy case

The Associated Press is reporting that the man accused of killing Chandra Levy on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to additional charges. Ingmar Guandique was indicted on additional charges including obstructing justice. Guandiquwe Guandique allegedly threatened a witness in the case...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday news roundup

Your Tuesday Post Now news roundup

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  kidney transplants, news roundup, news summary  
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Repairman charged with stealing bus fares

One year, $400,000. That's how long it allegedly took an MTA employee to steal a lot of bus fares....

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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VaTech professors argue they can't be sued

Virginia Tech professors being sued by the families of two victims of the April 2007 campus shooting are arguing that as state employees they shouldn't be liable. Our own Maria Glod has been following the story. Stay with us for...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NORAD schedules flight exercises for tonight

The Post's Dr. Gridlock reports via the Associated Press that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is planning exercise flights over the Washington area to begin around midnight and continue into the early hours of Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  flight exercises, norad  
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Trouble continues for Virginia's IT agency

Virginia state agencies continued to struggle with their computer services. The cost savings and efficiencies that were the goal of consolidating and privatizing state computer services have failed to materialize.

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  virginia and computers  
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The Naval Academy has said there's not enough evidence to charge anyone with sexually assaulting a female midshipman in June. Channel 7, WABC, is reporting that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service looked into allegations that a female sophomore was sexually...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New judge to hear Wone case

The Post's Keith Alexander reports that a new D.C. Superior Court judge will oversee the trial involving three former Dupont Circle roommates who were charged with obstruction of justice in the 2006 slaying of attorney Robert Wone

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  dupont circle, robert wone  
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Potbelly's given the all clear

UPDATE: DC Department of Fire and EMS says the Potbelly's at 19th & L has been ventilated after a pepper spray substance was released into the air....

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Downtown Potbelly's evacuated

DC Department of Fire and EMS say they've evacuated the Potbelly's at 19th & L streets NW because of a possible irritant in the air, likely pepper spray. No injuries reported yet....

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Road closures in Takoma Park

Road closures in Takoma Park

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police identify dead prisoner

Montgomery County police have identified the man found dead in his cell Sunday morning....

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Safety zones for D.C. students

The Associated Press via The Examiner reports on a new plan being proposed by D.C. Council members to create safety zones for students.

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. fire chief doing double duty?

The Washington Times reports a story sure to stir outrage among fiscal watchdogs in the District.

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bird's foot caught in escalator

D.C. Fire and Emergency Services put out a report earlier this morning that a bird of prey has its foot caught in an escalator at the Benning Road Blue Line Metro station.

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Two boats in marina catch fire

WTOP is reporting that a pair of boats in a Baltimore marina caught fire Monday morning. No injuries were reported....

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday morning roundup

Part of the Suitland Parkway in Prince George's County is closed Monday morning because of a two-car crash that resulted in one fatality. Stay with the Post for more details. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2009; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Teen to be tried as minor in beating of man

A white teenager charged in the unprovoked beating of an elderly black fisherman will have his case heard in juvenile court. A Baltimore judge ruled Friday that 16-year-old Emmanuel Miller should be tried as a juvenile after Miller's attorneys argued...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 13, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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