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Anne Arundel officer injured in traffic stop

An Anne Arundel County police officer was injured Saturday afternoon while conducting a traffic stop near Baltimore-Washington International Marshall airport , according to WBAL -TV (Channel 11). The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 100...

By Terri Rupar  | January 9, 2010; 10:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leesburg police looking for 3 missing girls

Leesburg Police are looking for three middle school girls who disappeared after being dropped off at school on Wednesday. At this point, police are viewing the girls as runaways and have sent their names and photographs to regional and national...

By Terri Rupar  | January 9, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Kaine to hold final meeting with Tech families

Gov. Tim Kaine was expected to host his final meeting with the families of students and faculty killed or injured in the 2007 mass shootings at Virginia Tech. Several families who planned to attend Saturday's meeting were angry over revisions...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 9, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nissan Pavilion out, Jiffy Lube Live in

The former Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va. is now Jiffy Lube Live -- and the name change seems to be generating some interesting web buzz: DCist.com Topsy.com...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Friday PM news roundup

Arctic freeze, Metro sets date for fare increase hearing, Fenty's frat brother's firm get $2.5M, Secret Service imposter caught before

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Ugly American" author dies

The Post's Matt Schudel is working on an obituary for William J. Lederer, the coauthor of "The Ugly American," a 1958 novel credited with helping to inspire the Peace Corps. He was 97. Follow Post Mortem for more details....

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Suspect in motel rape arrested

Montgomery County police say an off-duty detective investigating a rape spotted the suspect’s vehicle, with its distinctive rims and muffler, broken down on a highway, according to the Associated Press. Twenty-three-year-old Luis Manuel Rivera of Gaithersburg was arrested Thursday and...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Woman sentenced to 25 years for child abuse

A Maryland woman accused of killing two of her adopted daughters and keeping their bodies in a freezer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the abuse of a third daughter after the girl confronted her in court,...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Metro train operator disqualified after near miss

The Metro employee operating the train involved in a near miss with a team of independent safety inspectors on Dec. 10 has been disqualified from the job of train operator, a Metro spokeswoman said Friday. In addition, a Metro supervisor...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Hearing on marriage initiative to be held

The Board of Elections and Ethics will hold a public hearing on whether the District's move to allow same sex marriage should be a ballot initiative. The subject will be discussed at a special board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16,...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Man indicted in cat owner's death

Columbia man arrested in connection with an automobile accident that killed the "cat lady."

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Space heater may have caused house fire

A space heater may be to blame for a two alarm fire in Laytonsville Friday morning that injured two women and a firefighter. ABC 7 reported that just before 7:30 this morning the 59-year-old homeowner was trying to fill her...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro to hold hearing on possible fare hike

Metro will hold public hearings on Jan. 27 to solicit input on a possible fare hike of up to 10 cents per trip for rail and bus as well as several cost-cutting measures aimed at closing a $40 million budget...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FBI seeking help in solving Virginia slayings

The FBI is seeking tips in a string of unsolved slayings from the 1980s known as the Colonial Parkway murders. The agency has created an e-mail account for tips into the slayings, according to the Associated Press. Two women whose...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prince George's to delay cameras near schools

Prince George's County has decided that it will not set up fixed speed cameras near schools this year. The Gazette reports that County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) decided not to move forward with putting up to 100 cameras in...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Two women, firefighter injured in blaze

UPDATE Two women and a firefighter were injured Friday morning as officials battled a two-alarm fire in Laytonsville. WUSA9 reported that one of the residents of a home in the 22500 block of Hawlings River Drive called in the fire...

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday morning news roundup

Friday news roundup: Metro fare hikes, farewell to Tai Shan. Does text messaging cause broken legs?

By Washington Post editors  | January 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. woman to be sentenced for killing daughters

A Maryland woman accused of killing two of her adopted daughters and keeping their bodies in a freezer for months is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Calvert County for the abuse of a third girl. Forty-four-year-old Renee Bowman...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 8, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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PM news roundup

The Washington Post's afternoon local news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Battle of Virginia ends in draw

A Civil War re-enactment that went too far ended Wednesday with Union and Confederate cavalry commanders being found not guilty of assault. The two became involved in a fight on a field in Virginia as they reenacted the Battle of...

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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District loses case against fired EMS employee

The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the District in the firing of a D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services employee over the death of David Rosenbaum, the New York Times reporter who died after an attack in Northwest....

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dulles Connector Road test delayed

A loud test to gather data about the load capacity of a foundation near the interchange of the Dulles Connector Road and Rte 123 in McLean has been postponed until 2:30 or 3 p.m.Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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High rate of sex abuse at Va. juvenile facilities

Two Virginia facilities are among 13 juvenile detention centers around the country that have high rates of sex abuse and victimization, according to federal officials. A Justice Department study has found that nationwide, about 12 percent of youths held in...

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arlington company pleads guilty to arms brokering

An Arlington company pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to sell guns, night vision goggles and other military equipment to people in Yemen and Libya, according to Channel 7. The company, which never actually sold any equipment, was ordered to pay...

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Murder for hire suspect gets 25 years

A Prince George's man who tried to trade a motorcycle for a murder has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Check out Crime Scene for more details....

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro postpones decision on service cuts

Metro's board of directors said Thursday that it will postpone action on proposed cuts to service. According to Get There, it is planning to refer the budget-cutting proposals -- including additional alternatives that include a fare surcharge to reduce or...

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rock Creek Parkway reopens

UPDATE: Rock Creek Parkway has reopened after the earlier electrical fire. The Key Bridge, which was also closed, has reopened as well. The parkway had been closed after Pepco crews working in the area discovered a body nearby Thursday morning....

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Explosion-like sounds near the future Dulles Metro

Anyone working, driving, eating lunch or walking in the vicinity of Route 123, the Dulles Connector Road and Anderson Road in Fairfax County at 1 p.m. on Thursday, may hear a series of very loud noises. The sounds will be...

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday news roundup

Near-miss on the Metro tracks, guns in the locker room, Red Line headaches, crime down in PG County, more shopping bag fees?

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Escalators out at Betheda Metro station

Escalators at Bethesda Metro station out of service

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Naked man apprehended near White House

The Secret Service apprehended a man who was running naked near the White House Wednesday afternoon and investigated a suspicious package that turned out to be the man's clothing. The man stripped off his clothes and left them in a...

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Washington Times reportedly leaving the District

The Washington Times is giving up its headquarters New York Avenue in Northeast, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report. The paper is planning to move out of its longtime headquarters by spring and is said to...

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NBA suspends Arenas indefinitely

UPDATE: NBA Commissioner David Stern has issued a statement on Gilbert Arenas. You can find it here at Wizards Insider. The NBA web site reports that Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely, without pay....

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Cracked rail discovered near Forest Glen Metro

Metro says it discovered a cracked rail outside the Forest Glen Metro station in the direction of Shady Grove Wednesday that caused mid-day delays in both directions on the Red Line. Trains had to share a single track between the...

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon to resign

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has entered an Alford plea to one count of perjury and has said she will resign from office effective Feb. 1, according to The Sun. The plea means that Dixon acknowledges that prosecutors had enough evidence...

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Man of disguises pleads guilty to robberies

A Falls Church man has pleaded guilty in the robberies or attempted robberies of at least eight businesses in Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince William counties and Alexandria. Andualem Tesema Kusa, 27, donned disguises and a revolver as he committed...

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Alleged Holocaust museum shooter has died

UPDATE: James W. von Brunn, accused in June's fatal shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum died Wednesday, according to his defense attorney and prison officials. For more details, check out Crime Scene....

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Report: Holocaust museum shooter has died

The Associated Press is reporting that accused Holocaust museum shooter James Von Brunn has died in a prison hospital....

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Md. man drowned after fall from boat

A 37-year-old Maryland man was presumed drowned off the Eastern Shore on Monday after falling into Tangier Sound from his 32- foot fishing boat, authorities said. Brian L. Wagner, of Salisbury, fell from the boat about 6 p.m. near the...

By Terri Rupar  | January 5, 2010; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Teen struck by Amtrak train while walking to school

Baltimore County police have identified the person struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday morning as 14-year-old Ann Marie Stickle of Middle River. Cpl. Michael Hill said Stickle and a teenage friend were walking to school on a southbound train track...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Council gives nod to electing city attorney

The D.C. Wire is reporting that the D.C. Council has unanimously approved a proposal for voters to select the city attorney instead of allowing the mayor to fill the position. The decision still must be reaffirmed with a second vote...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fire causes temporary evacuation of school

Authorities say a southeast D.C. charter school was evacuated briefly Tuesday during a small fire on the roof, the Associated Press reported. D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says crews renovating the KIPP DC school were handling a large air...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police investigating home invasion in Loudoun

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged home invasion and robbery in Sterling, according to Channel 7. The victim told police that two intruders forced their way into his home in the 47580 block of Watkins Island Square...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Amtrak delays ease following fatal accident

Delays have eased along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor following a Tuesday morning accident in which a train struck someone 11 miles north of the Baltimore station, Amtrak officials said. The accident happened at 9:02 a.m., and according to Channel 7, the...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Amtrak operating at reduced speed after accident

One out of four railroad tracks in D.C. and Maryland has been cleared for reduced speed service. Union Station is beginning to release northbound trains. However, significant delays, especially southbound coming from New York and Philadelphia, will likely continue all...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Grand jury to receive evidence in Arenas case

Two law enforcement sources said Tuesday morning that prosecutors planned on presenting evidence to a Superior Court grand jury in the Gilbert Arenas gun case as soon as today. The case would go to the existing panel. The Examiner reported...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delays on Amtrak after fatal accident

Amtrak says it is experiencing delays along the Northeast Corridor after a train struck and killed a 14-year-old girl in Baltimore County Tuesday morning, according to Channel 7. The girl was hit about 9 a.m. in Middle River while she...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police activity on the tracks at Union Station

All northbound trains at Union Station are being held at station because of police activity on tracks....

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Boy injured after school bus collides with car

UPDATE: A boy received minor injuries after a school bus collided with his father's car in Chevy Chase Tuesday morning, according to Channel 9. The accident occurred in front of Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in the 8300 block of...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman dies after being struck by Metro train

A 50-year-old Kensington woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Metro train late last night, according to Metro officials. The woman apparently placed herself on the tracks at the Woodley Park Zoo station, where she was...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Two men found dead in Hyattsville

Prince George's county police are investigating the deaths of two men found shot early Tuesday in Hyattsville, according to Channel 9. Police said officers responded to East Spring Street near East Marlboro Avenue after receiving a report of gunshots in...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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School bus accident in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating a school bus accident in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, according to Channel 7. The accident happened in front of Rock Creek Forest Elementary School around 8:42 a.m. There were not many students on the bus...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Cracked water pipe closes Bishop Ireton

Bishop Ireton High in Alexandria will be closed Tuesday because of a cracked water pipe, according to the school's website. The school's main water supply pipe cracked Monday, possibly because of the cold weather. All athletic and extracurricular activities are...

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday news roundup

Party crashers, Metro accidents, a break in a Bethesda shooting case -- it's The Post's Tuesday local news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fifth suspect arrested in D.C. fatal shooting

A fifth suspect was arrested Monday in the Dec. 1 fatal shooting that occurred during a robbery attempt in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Eric Athas  | January 4, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. man returns library book -- 73 years late

Maryland man returns library book -- 73 years later.

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New traffic pattern on Rockville Pike

A shift in traffic patterns along Rockville PIke and Randolph Road is slated to take place Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. state highway officials said, today.

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Power restored at Reagan Airport

UPDATE: Power has been restored at Reagan National Airport after an hour-long blackout that halted outgoing flights and security screening, but passengers should expect flight delays throughout the afternoon. The cause of the outage, which began at 12:30 p.m. and...

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Power out at Reagan National

The power is out at Reagan National Airport, according to a report from Channel 7 WJLA. Courtney Mickalonis, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, told the station that the power went out about 12:30 p.m. The Federal Aviation...

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Landover fire caused by smoking, oxygen use

UPDATE: Prince George’s fire officials said a woman who used portable oxygen while smoking accidentally started the fire that spread through an 11 unit apartment building in Landover Monday morning. Officials said the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in...

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rockville school closes due to lack of heat

Earle B. Wood Middle School closed Monday due to lack of heat, according to Montgomery County school officials. Normal school operations are expected to resume Tuesday....

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Water main break, cold lead to icy roads

The District Fire and EMS is reporting icy conditions at 6th St. & Constitution NW. Icy roads also at Randolph between 19th and 20th NE because of possible water main break....

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fire displaces families in Landover

Several families were forced from their homes after an early morning fire Monday in Landover, according to Fox 5. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. on Dodge Park road....

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday news roundup

A summary of local headlines from The Washington Post

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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N.Va. men in Pakistan deny extremist ties

The Post's Pam Constable and Shaiq Hussein report that five Northern Virginia men accused of possible terrorist ties told a Pakistani court today that they had neither sought nor established any contact with Islamic extremist groups, according to their Pakistani...

By Anne Bartlett  | January 4, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Car found in Rock Creek, 1 dead

UPDATE: D.C. fire crews had to break their way into the ice-laden vehicle Sunday morning to get to Joshua A. Kuhlman, authorities said. Within twenty minutes, they had Kuhlman, who was unresponsive, out of the car and en route to...

By Robert Pierre  | January 3, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. records first 2010 homicide, suspect arrested

UPDATE: A 22-year-old Frederick man was killed Saturday night in Southeast Washington in the District's first homicide of 2010. Police made an arrest in the case just a few hours later. Zachery J. Funke was stabbed multiple times at a...

By Robert Pierre  | January 3, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Car overturned in Rock Creek, Occupant dead

UPDATE: Police said the lone occupant of the car has died. He is identified as Joshua A. Kuhlman, 22, of Arlington, Va. Our earlier post: Police found at one person in a car that was overturned in a frozen waterway...

By Robert Pierre  | January 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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