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Pilot killed in crash near Annapolis

A man was killed near Annapolis in the crash of a single-engine airplane, the Anne Arundel County fire department said. The airplane crashed and burned in the yard of a house at the end of Warehouse Creek Lane in...

By Terri Rupar  | February 27, 2010; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Two planes clip wings at Reagan National

Two US Airways planes clipped wings on the tarmac at Washington National Airport at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, but no one was injured, officials said. "We felt a large bump," Ryan Kalgenbaugh, one of the passengers, told News 4 during...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 27, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police seek suspect who abducted Va. woman

Arlington County police are looking for a suspect who abducted a women as she walked in the 400 block of North Wakefield Street at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Det. Crystal Nosal said police located the woman in a neighboring jurisdiction...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 27, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday evening news roundup

Breezy and in the 40's tomorrow. Metro announces more safety fixes. Fairfax County's "sick" public safety headquarters. Gino's makes a comeback.

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. releases snow make up schedule

D.C. Public Schools have released its snow make up calendar for the 2009-2010 school year. DCPS students lost four-and-a-half days of instruction due to record-breaking snow storms early in February. March 19 will convert from a Professional Development day to...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Zoo gets new octopus

National Zoo gets new octopus

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Where to call for help with outages, downed trees

Numbers D.C. area residents can report power outages or downed trees and limbs

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Winds continue to cause damage in the region

UPDATE: Glenelg High School in Howard County is closing at 1 p.m. due to a power outage. All extracurricular activities scheduled at Glenelg are canceled. The wrestling match that was scheduled for this evening will take place on Saturday. **********************************************************************...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. students treated after pepper spray release

This story has been updated from Friday morning D.C. Fire and EMS took nearly 30 students from the Lab School of Washington to the hospital after someone discharged pepper spray in the school about 9:30 a.m. Friday, fire officials said....

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mistakenly released prisoner recaptured

A 26-year-old man mistakenly released from a Baltimore prison has been captured in West Virginia. The Baltimore Sun reports that Raymond Thomas Taylor, who was serving three consecutive life sentences for shooting his ex-girlfriend and her two daughters in 2004,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wind knocks workers from scaffold

Two construction workers in Georgetown were seriously injured Friday morning when a strong gust of wind apparently knocked them from scaffolding and they fell about 30 feet to the ground, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. The men, who are...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 26, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Father, daughter critically injured in fire

Prince George's County firefighters pulled a father and daughter from their burning apartment building in Hyattsville Friday morning. Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The Crime Scene blog has more....

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Skateboarder hanging onto firetruck gets run over

WTOP reports that 14-year-old male on a skateboard grabbed a hook-and-ladder truck that was leaving a fire scene in Northwest on Thursday evening, fell and had his foot run over by the truck. He was taken to a local hospital...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Group home evacuated after furnace malfunction

Five occupants of a group home in Montgomery County were taken to a hospital Friday morning after an oil furnace malfunctioned in their basement, officials said. Three of them suffered from smoke inhalation, but all the injuries were considered non-life...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Outage forces Alexandria students to move

Mount Vernon Community School lost power Friday morning. Students are being bused to other schools. Students who normally take the bus to Mount Vernon should do so as usual. Students who walk or who are dropped off also should report...

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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High winds cause power outages in region

Updated:12:32 p.m. The high winds lashing the region have downed trees and power lines around the area. Power companies are reporting the following number of outages. Pepco: 159 Dominion Power: 8,801 Baltimore Gas & Electric: 1,925 NOVEC: 783 Total: 11,668...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 26, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday news roundup

Fierce winds, scattered snow. College for the cost of cable? FedEx delivers a big surprise. Metro moves to improve safety. Your Friday news roundup, flying cow edition.

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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High winds down power lines in D.C.

High winds late Tuesday appear to have caused a house fire in Northwest Washington ater power lines fell, possibly sparking a power surge in the Palisades-area home, D.C. fire officials said. The lines fell just after 10 p.m. in the...

By Erica Johnston  | February 25, 2010; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Skateboarder injured in firetruck incident

A teenage skateboarder had his foot run over by a D.C. firetruck late Thursday after he tried to latch onto the truck, officials said. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said Truck 11 was returning to its station in the 700...

By Erica Johnston  | February 25, 2010; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspicious package at federal courthouse

Update, 7:25 p.m.: The scene has been cleared at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says crews had been investigating a report of white powder found in an envelope that was sent to the...

By Erica Johnston  | February 25, 2010; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thursday news roundup

No snow, lots of wind. NTSB wraps up Metro hearing. Two struck by Acela train. UMD to turn trees into biofuel.

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Maryland Senate bans BPA in baby bottles

The Maryland Senate has approved a ban on the chemical bisphenol-A in bottles and cups for children under 4 years old, reports the Associated Press. In a 46-0 vote, the Senate passed legislation identical to a bill sponsored by Delegate...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro expands number of at-will employees

Metro's Board of Directors on Thursday approved a plan to expand its number of “at-will” employees "as part of a larger effort to improve safety," according to a news release. Metro currently has 75 at-will employees. Previously the policy applied...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An only in D.C. Twitter moment

Twitter trending topics in D.C. -- the day of Obama's health care summit

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Share the Wrath of Snowmageddon

We appear to have escaped the snow portion of the latest winter storm moving throughout the Northeast. That said, there's still plenty to remind us of the wrath of February's double-hit, better known as Snowmageddon. If you captured evidence, share...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia drivers can continue to drive and talk

Virginia drivers have at least another year to talk on their cellphones and travel without buckling up. A House subcommittee Thursday killed bills that would have banned talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving and made not wearing a seat...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Bus carrying kids catches fire; no one injured

Authorities in Frederick say 42 children and six adults escaped injury when the bus carrying them to a Pennsylvania ski resort caught fire on Interstate 270. Maryland State Police Cpl. Josh Kerns said Thursday the group was bound for the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Today's Daily Goodbye

Notable deaths from around the U.S. and the world.

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Two Howard County teens injured in collision

Two Howard County teenagers injured in an early morning car accident.

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man shot at Prince George's pharmacy

A 42-year-old man was shot at the Kay Cee pharmacy in District Heights at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Prince George's police. He was taken to a local hospital. We are checking into reports that the shooting stemmed from...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. man killed, wife injured in accident

A D.C. man was killed and his wife was critically injured Wednesday night when a tractor trailer struck them after a collision on Interstate 95 in Harford County, the Baltimore Sun reports. Leonard Clark, 38, and Kimberly Clark, 39, had...

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lottery opens for White House Easter Egg Roll

Ticket lottery opens for the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thursday morning news roundup

Windy with skimpy snow. Equipment manufacturer blames Metro for crash. Maryland will recognize same-sex marriages. Montgomery County wants to know where the millionaires have gone. Tyson's $1 million dollar ride.

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Warrant: Appomattox suspect confessed

An investigator says the suspect in last month’s slayings of eight people in Virginia confessed to all the killings shortly after his arrest. Appomattox County sheriff’s investigator Donnie Simpson writes in a search warrant that suspect Christopher Speight confessed to...

By Terri Rupar  | February 24, 2010; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Weekend crash in D.C. turns fatal

A 25-year-old North Carolina woman died Tuesday of injuries she suffered when she lost control of her car and crashed in Northeast Washington last weekend, D.C. police said. Natasha Leann Davis of Hope Mills, N.C., spun out in her 2002...

By Erica Johnston  | February 24, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man killed in hit and run in Fairfax

Update, 6:45 p.m.:The victim of a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday in Tysons Corner was a 49-year-old man, and the driver who fled and has not been identified, Fairfax County police said. The victim was not identified publicly pending notification of...

By Mike McPhate  | February 24, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Evening news roundup

Some snow and fierce winds. Metro officials were warned about mixing signaling equipment. Maryland will recognize same-sex marriages from other places. Northrop Grumman, feeling the love. Your Wednesday evening headline roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro says it's ready for winter's next hit

Metro says its preparing for the next winter storm expected to move into the region beginning Wednesday night. The agency warns, however, that Metrobus and MetroAccess may be impacted by the weather. Passengers should expect possible detours and delays because...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Giro to kick off in D.C.

There's big cycling news for the District. The 2012 Giro d'Italia will get its start in D.C. VeloNation and DCist are reporting that D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and race organizers will announce Thursday at the Italian Embassy the Giro will...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

The Daily Goodbye, a collection of interesting deaths from D.C. and around the U.S.

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Barry contract controversy leads to resignation

The fallout from Marion Barry's personal services contract controversy continues with the Rev. Anthony J. Motley stepping down as president of the JOBS Coalition and as head of its workforce development and community outreach programs. The D.C. Wire reports that...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Melting snow may have shut down Calvert Cliffs

A Constellation Energy official says melting snow apparently caused the shutdown of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant last week. David Fitz, a spokesman for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, says melting snow is believed to have leaked through the plant’s...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Church gets the OK to build at Fort Stevens park

The District's Office of Planning voted Tuesday to grant Emory United Methodist Church the variance it sought to construct a five-story addition at the edge of Fort Stevens' national park, according to A House Divided. If you recall, Fort Stevens...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland may recognize same-sex marriages

A long-awaited opinion by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) out Wednesday morning concludes that the state's highest court is likely to rule at some point that same-sex marriages performed in other states are valid in Maryland. The policy...

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Wednesday news roundup

More snow. June Metro crash linked to two previous near-misses, Will Marion Barry be censored? Thirteen-year-old suspected in teacher's death. Class size could rise in Arlington. Your Wednesday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fairfax firefighters, trying to help, are injured

Two firefighters who went to the aid of a traffic-accident victim were themselves injured Tuesday night in Fairfax County -- when they were struck by a fire department vehicle, authorities said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said...

By Erica Johnston  | February 23, 2010; 10:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ceremonies honor Iwo Jima battle

Ceremonies held Tuesday at the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington marked the 65th anniversary of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima during the World War II battle there. The flag raising, on Mount Suribachi, was one...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 23, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evening news roundup

Snow possible tomorrow. NTSB begins Metro hearings. Marion Barry says he's sorry. The National Aquarium is on baby watch. Would you pay $25,000 for a parking space? Today's Tuesday evening news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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White powder found at Verizon building

White powder found at Verizon office in Montgomery County.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Resident critically burned in nursing home fire

Update, 4:25 p.m.: A man in his 60s was transported from the Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Stuart Lane on Tuesday after he was critically burned in a fire that broke out there, authorities said. The fire was small...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland says schools can request snow waiver

The Maryland Board of Education has approved a plan that would allow school systems to request a waiver of up to five days for all those lost hours during snowmageddon. State law requires students to attend school for a minimum...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Feds inspect Calvert Cliffs after shutdown

Federal inspectors are at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland where both reactors were shut down last week. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the five-man team began inspecting the Lusby plant on Monday. The NRC says...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barry apologizes for awarding contract to ex

D.C Council member Marion Barry (D) apologized Tuesday for causing "great embarrassment to the city and City Council" for awarding a city contract to a woman he had been dating. Barry made his apology one week after Attorney Robert S....

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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National Aquarium expecting a baby dolphin

The National Aquarium is expecting a baby Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Today's Daily Goodbye

The Daily Goodbye

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Report says half of D.C. deaths preventable

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty Tuesday released the first-ever report listing the city's top preventable causes of death. Smoking and tobacco use sit atop the list of 11 preventable causes of death, followed by poor diet and physical inactivity that...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ten people injured in bus accident

Ten people were injured Tuesday morning following an accident between a car and a Metro bus, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS. The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Elvans Road Southeast. Several people --...

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Tuesday news roundup

Gray and dreary, chance of snow tomorrow; Metro gets ultimatum. D.C. glee club sings for the first lady. Marion Barry reunited with his ex? Your Tuesday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dulles Airport offers free H1N1 flu shots

Dulles Airport is offering free swine flu shots

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pr. George's police probe carjacking

Prince George's County police are investigating a carjacking from overnight that left one person injured. Details were sketchy early Tuesday morning, but police spokesman Cpl. Larry Johnson said one person was hurt when the vehicle was seized just after 3:30...

By Mike McPhate  | February 23, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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District resumes trash pickup from alleys

The District Department of Public Works will resume pickup of trash and recycling from alleys beginning Monday. That's right -- normal collection resumes this week. But DC DPW says not to worry if you have already placed your trash and...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Evening news roundup

Rain should pass quickly. Bowman guilty of killing her adoptive daughters. Muslim women protest worship arrangements. Rhee released details on teacher abuse. Your Monday evening news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ex-alderman sentenced for groping midshipman

A former Annapolis alderman convicted of groping a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman he hosted under an academy program has been sentenced to a weekend in jail. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Harris Jr. said Monday that Samuel Shropshire abused...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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District gets grants to help improve health care

The Obama administration has announced that it will provide $15 million in grants to the District government and two city health care organizations to improve local medical care. The grants are part of a $750 million federal effort to speed...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bowman guilty of killing two daughters

A Montgomery County jury has convicted Renee Bowman of killing two adoptive daughters and abusing them and a third girl. She then put the dead girls' bodies in a freezer. The Crime Scene blog has more. ....

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Women threatened with arrest for trying to pray

About 20 women were asked to leave the Islamic Center of Washington after trying to pray in the main hall. WAMU reports that police were called to the mosque by officials with the Islamic Center. The women were told to...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Maryland may allow more crossbow hunting

Maryland wildlife managers are considering letting hunters use crossbows for a wider variety of game. The mechanized devices currently are limited to deer, bear and turkey, except for disabled hunters who can't draw a bowstring. The Department of Natural Resources...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Shortened Spring Break for Frederick students

Spring Break will be shorter for students in the Frederick County public school system. The school system has begun changing its school calender to make up school days lost during February's snowmaggedon. Tuesday will be a regular school day; the...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Daily Goodbye

A roundup of significant deaths in D.C. and around the world.

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Students evacuated following fire

About 400 students were evacuated from the Fletcher Johnson Education Complex building on Benning Road in Southeast D.C. Monday morning after a fire broke out in a first floor storage room, according to the D.C. Fire Department and EMS. The...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro to simulate shooting at Friendship Heights

Metro will hold the first of three planned emergency response exercises on Wednesday and Thursday at the Friendship Heights rail station. The exercise will involve a report of gunfire between two shooters in the station, with multiple passengers injured or...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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D.C. police investigating fatal shooting

District police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile in Northwest, Crime Scene reports. The male victim, whose name and age have not been released, was shot and killed 9:30 p.m. Sunday....

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Monday news roundup

Rain today, NTSB to start Red Line crash hearings, man shot in NW, snow days were no vacation for some students, free swine flu shots at Dulles. Your Monday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blaze breaks out in D.C. rowhouse

A fire that broke out early Sunday in a row house on Columbia Road NW near Howard University and the Washington Hospital Center appeared to be suspicious, a D.C. fire department spokesman said.

By Eric Athas  | February 21, 2010; 10:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smoke streams from District manhole

Power was cut off temporarily to about 900 homes and businesses in Northwest Washington Sunday evening after a problem with a high-voltage line sent smoke streaming from a manhole, authorities said.

By Eric Athas  | February 21, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Baltimore

More than 100 firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire at an industrial building in north Baltimore. The fire has led to the temporary closure of southbound Interstate 83, the city's main north-south artery. Fire trucks are stationed on the...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 21, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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