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Cleanup to take days; Sunday Metro service limited

11:45 p.m. -- Canal Road shut Authorities shut down Canal Road between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue during the overnight hours and early Sunday morning so crews could remove two large trees blocking the roadway. 10 p.m. -- UPDATE: Crews...

By Washington Post staff  | February 6, 2010; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Movies, grocery stores, pharmacies: What's open?

Updated, 11:55 a.m. Sunday If you're bored, hungry, in need of toilet paper, want to see a movie or just need a place that still has heat and electricity -- and if you can walk or otherwise travel without endangering...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 6, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Updated snowball fight roundup

As the snow falls piles up, so do the number of planned snowball fights around the area Saturday. Here’s a brief round up: Know of others? email tellus@wpni.com. -- Down on the Mall you can find Snowpocalypse II: Snowball Fight...

By Washington Post staff  | February 5, 2010; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Snow flakes shift from graceful to grating

Around 5:30 p.m., the snow changed its attitude. It was no longer the sweet, pillowy stuff that flopped the earth at the start of the day. It was angrier, falling hard in a southwestern slant. And it had bite. It...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | February 5, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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To cancel or not. Feds debate.

John Berry, director of Office Personnel Management for the federal government received a very tersely worded email on Friday. I seriously cannot believe you made Federal employees come in to work in the DC area today........you're so chintzy as to...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Eastern Market packed Friday, closed Saturday

Eastern Market management told vendors midday on Friday that they should not open for business on Saturday. Bill Glasgow of the Union Meat Company said he understood. "It's an opportunity for people to spend time at home and cook for...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stocking up on the important things

While one of the owners of Schneider's Liquor on Capitol Hill held the door for a steady stream of people entering and exiting, the other directed traffic in the small parking lot. Rick Genderson, co-owner, said when a snow storm...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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All flights canceled at Reagan

Get There is reporting that flight operations have been canceled at Reagan National for Friday and Saturday. Tara Hamilton, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said most domestic operations had also ceased at Dulles. Some international flights were...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fire in garage at Washington Hospital Center

A pickup truck with a snow plow attached caught fire in a garage at Washington Hospital Center about 4:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a D.C. Fire and Emergency Services spokesman. The fire happened on the ground floor of the garage...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Stranded at the Ritz

The Ritz-Carlton at M and 22nd streets, threw its “Snow Team” into action on Wednesday, according to spokeswoman Colleen Evans. To care for snowbound guests, the Ritz stocked up on 50 extra cases of wine and bottled water, along with...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The show must -- and will go on

The Studio Theatre has put out news release saying they're not going to let a little snotorious stop their show. Yes, its snowing. However, we have a saying in the theatre..."The Show Must Go On!" So, if you live in...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow news from around the region

The Archdiocese of Washington is not canceling Mass for its 140 Catholic parishes this weekend, but it has sent out a message to all pastors telling them that parishioners who cannot safely attend Mass due to dangerous road conditions are...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Snow already causing accidents in Virginia

Between 12:01 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Virginia State Police statewide had responded to 261 traffic crashes, including a fatal crash in Wythe County that killed two men who had stopped to help people injured in a previous accident. The...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia now closes state offices

The Virginia Politics blog is now reporting that the Gov. Bob McDonnell has closed state offices....

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snowball fights planned; no guns allowed

Reports are coming in from throughout the region of a slew of snowball fights planned during the snowpocalypse. But everyone is emphasizing the gun-free nature of the fights after an incident in December in which a D.C. police officer pulled...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Snowpocalypse now

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By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Coping with the snow

Everyone copes with the snow in his or her own way. Just before D.C. schools dismissed students early on Friday, students from Brightwood Elementary used their backpacks to sled down the large hill at the back of the Northwest school....

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow = $1 burger

There are some benefits to the snowpocalypse. Tenleytown burger joint, Z-Burger, is dropping its price on all burgers to $1 -- once the National Weather Service declares the snowfall is a foot deep. Customers need only say a password, "snowburger,"...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia governor keeps state offices open

The Virginia Politics blog reports that Gov. Bob McDonnell has kept all state offices open on Friday, including those in Northern Virginia, which could see two feet of snow. More than 100,000 people work for the state....

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Girl injured in early morning fire

An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured in a house fire in Prince George's County on Friday morning, ABC7 is reporting. The girl was at home with her grandmother in the 2400 Oak Glen Way in Ritchie when a fire broke...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prince George's declares state of emergency

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) has declared a state of emergency, county officials just announced. In a statement, officials asked residents to stay off the roadways to allow crews to do their work, and said all cars...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Fenty urges drivers, walkers to stay off the streets

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is urging motorists and pedestrians to stay off city streets Friday night because snowfall rates could exceed 3 inches an hour. At an 11:00 a.m. storm briefing in Logan Circle, Fenty noted the city...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Snow seen, and scenes

Snow has been spotted in the D.C. metro area. But as we know, the snOMG has been all anyone has talked about for nearly a week. Items from a Cleveland Park listserv on Friday: -- Does anyone have one or...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley declares emergency in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency, a designation allowing him to activate the Maryland National Guard, suspend state law if necessary, and set the stage for another bid for federal financial relief if cleanup efforts from...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prince George's instituting liberal leave

As the first flakes begin to fall in Prince George’s County on Friday, officials are gearing up to deploy hundreds of trucks to clear the roadways, and the county government has instituted a “liberal leave” policy, allowing some non-essential government...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. says move your car or lose your car

The District's Department of Transportation has already issued its snow emergency plan for the District. They've also tweeted a reminder that there's no parking on snow emergency routes -- even before snowmageddon starts. That means if you're parked in downtown...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fairfax police shoot and wound Herndon man

A Herndon man shot by Fairfax County police early Friday after pointing a gun at them is hospitalized with life-threatening wounds, police said. The shooting occurred at a house in the 2500 block of Fallon Drive, just west of the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New regulations on D.C. bag law

The D.C. Wire is reporting that the D.C. Department of the Environment published new regulations Friday clarifying which retail stores have to charge the 5-cent tax on plastic bags, and how the city would enforce the new law. The proposed...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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First the supermarkets, now the banks

We know the stock market had a bad day Thursday, but the lines for the ATM at a Bank of America branch in Hyattsville Friday morning were a little disconcerting. More than a dozen people were waiting to use the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snowmageddon has a nice ring to it

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By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Watching and waiting on the snow

Good morning. There seems to be only one topic this morning: the snowpocalypse. When is it coming? And how much are we getting? The Capital Weather Gang says the snow's arrival is "imminent," as in starting midday, and that the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Restaurant worker shot in Capitol Heights

A carry-out restaurant employee was shot in the leg Thursday night during an apparent robbery attempt at a Capitol Heights eatery, Prince George’s County police said. Officers were called about 10 p.m. for a report of a robbery at...

By Erica Johnston  | February 4, 2010; 11:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Markets a 'parking lot' -- and that's inside the store

A hooded Whole Foods clerk armed with a walkie-talkie waved his hands over his head Thursday night, signaling to incoming cars that the parking lot was full. Inside the grocery in the Logan Circle neighborhood of the District, you...

By Erica Johnston  | February 4, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. calls 'snow emergency' as of 9:30 a.m. Friday

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has declared a snow emergency in the District, starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday. That means that you should not park along streets designated as snow emergency routes, which are posted with red and white "Snow...

By Erica Johnston  | February 4, 2010; 8:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow means lines and empty shelves

Storm-panicked customers surged the Costco in Leesburg throughout Thursday. Outside, minivans and sport-utility vehicles queued up at the store’s gas station. Check-out lanes inside were backed up 100 feet from the register area, 20-carts deep. “It’s a madhouse,” said Martha...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Don't panic. It's only snow.

Snowpocalypse is a hit -- as long as you don't panic. Andrew Church and his roommate Chris White decided Thursday to have some fun and create a quickie Web site about snow in Washington, they called it http://snowpocalypsedc.com. You might...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Follow the poetry of snow tweets

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By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Strathmore cancels weekend concerts

Strathmore has canceled weekend events, including its 5th Anniversary Celebration concert “Luck Be a Lady” on Friday at 8 p.m. The anniversary festivities, including cake and an after party, have been rescheduled to coincide with the Monterey Jazz Festival on...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evening news roundup

Snow, glorious snow. Got nachos? Tips for Toyota owners. Your evening (pre-storm) news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fairfax schools closed Friday

Fairfax County became the first major school system in the region to close on Friday, school officials said Thursday afternoon. All weekend events are canceled....

By Robert Pierre  | February 4, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stocking up for snow -- and the Superbowl

Crowds started gathering at 6 a.m. Thursday at the Safeway in the Belle View Shopping Plaza in Fairfax County — well before the first snowflakes were predicted to fall — hoping to stock up not only for the coming snow...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Toilet paper, milk and movies?

At the Blockbuster Video in Rockville on Thursday, customers were preparing to settle in for a long weekend of movie-watching. One woman walked out with nine DVDs. Many new releases were nearly gone by 1:30 p.m., as was anything up...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stores deluged with customers

Grocery stores throughout the area were deluged with customers trying to load up and wait out the storm. Cars were backed up in both directions on River Road, waiting to enter the jammed parking lot at a Whole Foods. Parking...

By Robert Pierre  | February 4, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia House cancels Friday meeting

The Virginia House of Delegates has canceled its Friday meeting because of the upcoming snow storm, according to the Virginia Politics blog. It is the first time in memory that anyone can remember canceling meetings during a session. Some members...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Howard teacher charged with assault

Fifth-grade teacher charged with assaulting 11-year-old student in Howard County

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Toddler's body found in Va. landfill

Body in Virginia landfill is that of a missing Roanoke toddler

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Child struck by vehicle early Thursday

A 12-year-old girl was taken to Children's Hospital on Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle in Northeast Washington, WUSA reports. The girl was apparently struck in the 1700 block of Benning Road. Officials responded to the accident about...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday news roundup

Name the snowstorm, elephants are the new panda, a computer class with no, ahem, computers. Your Thursday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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School delays in some Va. counties

Wintry conditions have forced schools to open late in Culpeper, Fauquier, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. Get details at out school closings page....

By Mike McPhate  | February 4, 2010; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man strangled in Columbia Heights apartment

A man was strangled Wednesday night during a dispute in a Columbia Heights apartment complex in Northwest Washington, D.C police officials said. Police were called to Columbia Heights Village in the 2800 block of 14th Street for a report of...

By Erica Johnston  | February 3, 2010; 11:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Update: Suspicious package cleared

Authorities have cleared the scene in Georgetown where they were investigating a suspicious package Wednesday evening in an alley near an office of the Saudi Arabian embassy. D.C. police, Secret Service officers and D.C. Fire and Emergency Services hazmat units...

By Erica Johnston  | February 3, 2010; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Evening news roundup

Plenty more SNOW to come; A streetcar named Wisconsin? Tai Shan's last day. Your evening news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GWU Medical school gets off probation

Our own Daniel de Vise is reporting on College Inc. that the medical school at George Washington University has earned its way off probation. GWU's School of Medicine and Health Sciences was put on probation in fall 2008 by its...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nationals to test fireworks system Wednesday

The Washington Nationals will test their fireworks system 7 p.m. Wednesday. The test will be used to determine the best location for the upcoming season’s Friday Night Fireworks displays. It will last approximately seven minutes. The Metropolitan Police Department and...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sen. introduces bill to block D.C. gay unions

A Utah senator has filed legislation that would prevent D.C. from implementing a gay marriage bill until residents vote on the issue. Sen. Bob Bennett, a Republican, introduced the legislation Tuesday. The bill would ban the district from issuing same-sex...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 3, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Two injured in home invasion

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a home invasion in Odenton in which a man was shot several times and a woman was also injured, according to WABC news. Police say two suspects forced their way into a home in...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C.'s winter by the numbers (so far)

snow factoids from WUSA

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday news roundup

Snow, snow, snow; bye bye Tai Shan, crime up in Dupont? Your Wednesday morning news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evening news roundup

D.C. area residents have snow fatigue, Fenty's got the big bucks, temporary legal protection for Haitians. Your evening news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Montgomery approves hiring preferences

Montgomery County establishes hiring preferences for the disabled

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. Tech parents to be told of alcohol violations

The parents of underage Virginia Tech students will be called if their sons or daughters are caught for alcohol or drug violations.

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Mother and son slain in Prince William County

The Crime Scene blog has confirmed that a mother and son were killed in the Dale City section of Prince William County. Police are releasing very few details so far,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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No detention center for Pasadena

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold says state corrections officials have decided against building a detention center in Pasadena, according to WABC news. Leopold says he has received notice from the Department of Juvenile Services that it is no longer...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman found guilty of stalking D.C. judge

Taylar Nuevelle has been found guilty of stalking D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Janet Albert. Nuevelle also was found guilty of burglary and unlawful entry of the judge's home in Northwest Washington. Authorities say Nuevelle began stalking and harassing Albert...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wayne Newton is coming to Virginia, baby

Wayne Newton headlining Virginia? We're not quite Vegas, but our own Anita Kumar reports on the Virginia Politics blog that Newton is headed to the state to testify in front of a House committee on behalf of his tribe, the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday news roundup

groundhog sees his shadow, snow tonight, terrorism drill at union station, another Metro accident? Arenas apologizes. Your Tuesday news roundup

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro conducts terror drill at Union Station

Metro Transit Police officers with dogs and bomb technicians swarmed Union Station during the morning rush Tuesday in a show of force against a potential terrorist attack, part of a broader effort to bolster security in the rail system. About...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Updates on Tuesday's closings and delays

The weekend snowstorm is still taking its toll, even as the snow continues to melt.

By Eric Athas  | February 2, 2010; 12:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  school closings, snow, snowstorm  
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Teenager rescued after slipping down ravine

A teenager was rescued Monday night after slipping down a 100-foot-deep ravine in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George’s County, the county fire department said. The youth, who fell in about 6 p.m., climbed up as far as...

By Erica Johnston  | February 1, 2010; 10:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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So far in 2010, D.C.'s homicide rate declines

A 27-year-old Southeast Washington man was found fatally shot in the District on Monday, in a killing that occurred minutes into the new month. The shooting nevertheless left the city’s homicide totals well below the corresponding period a year ago,...

By Erica Johnston  | February 1, 2010; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man killed in Prince George's County

A man was killed early Monday in the Chillum area, Prince George’s County police said. They said a man who had suffered a wound was found dead about 2:45 p.m. in the 6800 block of Red Top Road. Few other...

By Erica Johnston  | February 1, 2010; 9:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Would-be bank robbers come up empty handed

Two men tried to rob banks in the Maryland suburbs in separate incidents Monday, but didn’t quite succeed. They each left empty handed, and for their efforts are being sought by the police. Shortly before noon, a man entered the...

By Erica Johnston  | February 1, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Smoking manhole shuts down R Street NW

A smoking manhole drew Pepco crews to the 1500 block of R St. NW on Monday, shutting down a major exit route from downtown during the evening rush hour. “It’s going to take them several hours more to get...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 1, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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Three arrested after fight outside Einstein High

Three men were arrested for fighting outside of Einstein High School in Kensington shortly after dismissal Monday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Police. There were no weapons and no serious injuries, said police spokeswoman Lucille Baur....

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Deer hunt coming to park near Camp David

After nearly three decades of research and opposition from wildlife advocates, government sharpshooters are taking aim at white-tailed deer in the national park surrounding the Camp David presidential retreat in western Maryland. The National Park Service says the shooting would...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evening news roundup

More snow on the way? Anne Frank ban recinded. Fenty mum on new poll. Your evening news roundup

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Teacher charged with sex assault of 12-year-old

A physical education teacher at Center Ridge Elementary School has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a student, according to the Fairfax County police department. Sean Lanigan, of 15433 Eagle Tavern Lane in Centreville, has been charged with abduction and...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Chihuahua dies after saving trucker from fire

A Chihuahua who saved a trucker from a fire has died.

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Smithsonian to display J.D. Salinger portrait

Portrait of J.D. Salinger to be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery.

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro to hold emergency response drills

Metro will hold a series of three emergency response exercises during February that will simulate explosions and gunfire. The agency says the exercises will allow Metro and emergency personnel to test and practice how to respond to such events. The...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hogan will not run for governor of Maryland

The Maryland Politics blog is reporting that Larry Hogan, who was planning to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Maryland, will announce today that he is ending his exploratory bid. In a prepared statement, Hogan says he is convinced...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday news roundup

Rhee, Fenty approval ratings drop, woe is #Metro, and a Scooby snack worth $20K. Your Monday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. apartment fire displaces 75 people

An early morning electrical fire in the 1500 block of Newton Street NW in the District's Columbia Heights neighborhood displaced about 75 residents of an apartment building. Fire officials said the blaze might be related to building code violations....

By Anne Bartlett  | February 1, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Metro bus and MetroAccess resume normal service

Metro bus and MetroAccess are resuming normal service, except for on a handful of routes. Bus routes that are still operating on emergency snow routes include the A12 and K12 in Maryland, the G2 in the District of Columbia and...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 31, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation  
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Road conditions improve after snowstorm

{Area snow removal info} Once the snow stopped falling, area departments of transportation were able to do some serious road clearing. Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation, the District Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 31, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Pr. George's police issuing electronic tickets

Prince George's County police are now issuing electronic tickets to drivers who speed or commit other traffic violations. Police say they can also give out electronic warnings and equipment repair orders. From their cruisers, officers scan driver's license barcodes, and...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 31, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety  
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