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Immigration reform march set for Sunday

Thousands of people representing a broad spectrum of religious, labor and civil rights groups are expected here Sunday by organizers of a series of events that focus on a call for immigration reform.

By Eric Athas  | March 20, 2010; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Thousands march in D.C. war protest

Thousands are protesting in the nation's capital on the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, carrying signs reading “Indict Bush Now” and flag-draped cardboard coffins. Protesters gathered at Lafayette Square across from the White House and planned to march...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 20, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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2 pedestrians hit, critically injured in Laurel

Two pedestrians were hit by a car and critically injured Friday night in the city of Laurel in an apparent hit-and-run incident, authorities said. The two, a 20-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl were struck about 8 p.m. on...

By Terri Rupar  | March 19, 2010; 10:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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At least 6 protesters arrested

At least six people were arrested Friday as several dozen antiwar protesters marched through downtown Washington, authorities said. Most of the arrests came at the Treasury Department in the late afternoon. Two people were arrested after apparently attempting to...

By Terri Rupar  | March 19, 2010; 9:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Suspicious death reported in Fairfax County

A suspicious death was reported Friday evening in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Someone who appeared to be in his late teens was found dead at Manor and Osman drives, the county police said. The death was under...

By Terri Rupar  | March 19, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Former Obama staffer to work for D.C. school head

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee is hiring a veteran of the Obama administration to help her with communications strategy, D.C. Schools Insider reports. The school system is negotiating a contract with former White House communication director Anita Dunn. Officials...

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Aquarium's baby dolphin is a girl

The National Aquarium announces that the dolphin born earlier this month is a girl.

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Driving instructor accused of inappropriate touching

A Northern Virginia driving school instructor has been charged with sexual battery after he allegedly touched a student inappropriately, ABC 7 reports. A 25-year-old Manassas woman told investigators that Michael Zollner Jr., 51, touched her inappropriately during a driving lesson...

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Frederick teacher denies abusing student

The lawyer for a former Frederick kindergarten teacher says his client is innocent of charges he sexually abused a student last school year. Attorney Thomas Pavlinic said Thursday that 31-year-old Matthew Berresford, of East Berlin, Pa., steadfastly denies the allegations....

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nine indicted for smuggling knock-offs

Nine people have been indicted on charges of smuggling 120,000 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes and half a million counterfeit Coach handbags through the Port of Baltimore. According to the 72-count federal indictment announced Friday, undercover officers infiltrated the massive...

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia man attacked by pet monkey

A Chesapeake man was bitten by his pet Capuchin monkey after he accidentally stepped on its tail, NBC 4 reports. Capuchin monkeys are sometimes kept as exotic pets. (Yerkes Primate Center) The man told police the monkey took a bite...

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Metro bus driver fired for texting

Metrobus driver fired after photograph appears of her texting while driving.

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gaithersburg may ban fowl

Gaithersburg is considering a ban on domestic fowl

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. student diagnosed with tuberculosis

A person at Freedom High School in Woodbridge was diagnosed with a confirmed case of tuberculosis, according to a letter written by the Prince William County school’s principal and county health officials. The letter was posted Thursday on the school’s...

By Terri Rupar  | March 18, 2010; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Building locked down after reports of gunman

A medical office building in Oxon Hill was locked down Thursday night by Prince George's County police due to a report of a gunman who committed a robbery inside, officials said. Police received a report of an armed robbery in...

By Terri Rupar  | March 18, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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White House protesters arrested

The U.S. Park Police arrested two protesters who handcuffed themselves to a portion of the White House fence Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 2 p.m., park police came upon two men who had chained themselves to a section of the iron...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Woman sexually assaulted in Waldorf

The Charles County Sheriff's department is looking for a man who pulled a woman into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her Thursday night, ABC 7 reports. Officers say the woman was walking on Western Parkway in Waldorf when a...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland comptroller outs state's top tax scofflaws

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is going after the state's top 50 worst tax offenders. He has released a list of 25 individuals and 25 businesses that owe the state almost $8 million. On the state's web site, Franchot list those...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard University student drowns on spring break

Campus Overload reports that a Howard University senior drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming in Cancun on spring break. Davon Green-Franklin, 22, was actively involved with the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. On Sunday evening, dozens of students,...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Council aide sues Montgomery for $5 million

Dana Beyer, an aide to Montgomery County Councilwoman Duchy Tractenberg, has sued the county for $5 million.

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Frederick teacher facing sex abuse charges

A Frederick County grand jury has indicted a former kindergarten teacher on charges of sexually abusing a child at school, according to the Frederick News Post. Matthew Berresford, 31, was indicted by a grand jury Friday. He faces charges of...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wrong way driver hits car head-on in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County police say a man driving the wrong way on Route 100 rammed his pickup truck head-on into a car, critically injuring the other motorist. Officials say 28-year-old Leon Franklin Medura Jr. of Crofton was driving eastbound in...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mount Pleasant library to close for renovation

The Mount Pleasant library is scheduled to close March 27 at 5:30 p.m. for a 17-month renovation and expansion. An interim library will open April 19 at 3164 Mount Pleasant St. NW, a tenth of a mile away. Until the...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Frederick families sue over drinking water

Twenty Frederick County families are suing the owners of a Monrovia gas station for allegedly contaminating the area’s drinking water supply with gasoline. The lawsuit filed Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court seeks $2.4 billion in damages from eight defendants,...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Washington Harbour is up for sale

Washington Harbour in Georgetown, is up for sale

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Fired Metro driver had recently returned from leave

The Metro train operator fired in connection with the derailment of a Farragut North Red Line train, had recently returned from a nine-year medical leave.

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Montgomery activist freed from prison in Burma

A Montgomery County activist was released from prison in his native Burma on Thursday after serving part of a three-year sentence for subversion and is set to be deported, the Associated Press is reporting. AP reports the aunt of Kyaw...

By Anne Bartlett  | March 18, 2010; 6:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Groups seek review of MoCo stormwater permit

Environmentalists are asking for a court review of Montgomery County’s stormwater discharge permit, saying it doesn’t limit how much pollution can wash into the Potomac and other waterways. They say the permit issued by the Department of the Environment lacks...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery County schools get snow waiver

Montgomery County students will not have to make up five days they missed because of back-to-back blizzards in February, thanks to a waiver from state education officials, The Answer Sheet reports. The school system, which had four snow days built...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Multiple vehicle accident on the SE Freeway

D.C. Fire and EMS are at the scene of an accident on the Southeast Freeway involving multiple vehicles. The accident occurred after 4 p.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway at the 3rd Street Tunnel exit. At least seven...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Drinking? Get a free SoberRide

For those who may have too good of a time on this St. Patrick's Day, SoberRide will provide free taxi service to those who might drive drunk. Beginning at 4 p.m., anyone over 21 in the Washington area can call...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Six Waldorf men charged in sex assault

Six Waldorf men have been charged with holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her, Crime Scene reports. One of the men met the woman Monday night at an Alexandria night club, officials with the Charles County sheriff's...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. Council member to review EMS overtime

The District’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services has spent $5,188,642 in overtime this fiscal year, and much of the money has been going to a handful of firefighters and paramedics, the D.C. Wire reports. Several of the firefighters and paramedics...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New AIDS cases and deaths decline in the District

The District's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is still at an epidemic level, more than 3 percent, but the number of new AIDS cases and deaths have declined in recent years, according to an epidemiology report released by city officials Wednesday. About...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Suspicious package closes Baltimore courthouse

A Baltimore fire official says no injuries have been reported in connection with a suspicious package that prompted the shutdown of a city courthouse. Fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright says a hazardous materials team is examining the package at the Calvert...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ex-Baltimore mayor billed city for hair styling

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon charged city for hair styling services

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Man killed in hit-and-run accident in Capitol Heights

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run early Wednesday morning, Crime Scene reports. The accident was called in by a tractor-trailer driver. No description of the vehicle that hit the man was available. This...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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President Obama coming to George Mason U

President Obama will head to George Mason University on Friday to give a final pre-vote rally on health care, the 44 blog reports. The rally, which will be held at the Patriot Center auditorium, will begin at 11:30 a.m. and...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Man killed in accident on the BW parkway

A man traveling southbound on the Baltimore-Washington parkway early Thursday morning was killed when his car left the road and crashed into an object in the median, Get There reports. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said the accident occurred...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Crabbing season opens

Crabbing season opens in Virginia

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Firefighters rescue woman in Oxon Hill

A woman suffered serious smoke inhalation Tuesday in a fire at an Oxon Hill apartment building, Prince George's County fire officials said. The woman was rescued by ladder from a second-story window as firefighters battled a fire in her apartment,...

By Erica Johnston  | March 16, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elephants parade through D.C.

Ringling Bros. elephants marched through Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Man charged with fondling suspected in other incidents

Man arrested for fondling women at Anne Arundel Community College may be connected to other fondling cases on campuses in Maryland

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Fire in Dupont Circle forces evacuations

Traffic in the Dupont Circle area could be snarled into the evening rush hour as D.C. firefighters finish dealing with a blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the duct work of a 10-story office building, a fire department spokesman...

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three Howard County stores caught in alcohol sting

Howard County police cite three stores for selling alcohol to a minor.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Virginia officials fix 43,000 potholes in two weeks

Virginia officials announce they've repaired 43,000 potholes.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Female bank robbery suspect in custody

Fairfax County police have taken a woman into custody who fits the description of a serial bank robber, ABC 7 is reporting. The woman was apprehended shortly before noon Tuesday outside a bank in Chantilly where a robbery had occurred....

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fairfax 'snow summit' to examine blizzard response

Fairfax County officials will hold a two-hour televised "snow summit" this afternoon to discuss the county and state response to the paralyzing back-to-back February snowstorms that dumped more than four feet of snow in some parts of the Washington region....

By Anne Bartlett  | March 16, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. man charged with shining light at helicopter

Virginia man charged after shining a flashlight and laser pointer at a helicopter.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shots came from wooded area near Roosevelt

Officers from the Greenbelt Police Department were called to Roosevelt High School about 11:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired in an adjacent wooded area, said Officer Kelly Lawson, a police spokeswoman. The officers established a perimeter around the...

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Frederick County officials reject secession

Frederick County officials reject a plan to secede from the state of Maryland

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Elephant crossing ahead

The elephant walk is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, signaling the arrival of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Drivers beware: The route for the march of the animals has changed a bit this year....

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Tips for avoiding census scams

Tips for how to avoid Census scams

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C.'s cash-for-grades program low on funds

A D.C. public school program that gives students cash for good grades is low on funding.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Circulator returns to the Mall

Circulator service restored to the National Mall

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Maryland chapter of ACORN closes

ACORN stops operating in Maryland

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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D.C. to add 25 parking enforcement officers

D.C. is adding more officers to it parking enforcement division

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro ridership rebounds quickly from storm lows

Metro rail ridership rebounded quickly from its February blizzard low, and increased in a few days by more than 750,000 trips, the transit system said Monday. On Feb. 10, the day that blizzard conditions essentially shut down the Washington area,...

By Erica Johnston  | March 15, 2010; 10:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man, 20, charged in first Arlington homicide of 2010

Arlington County police charged a 20-year-old Arlington man with murder Monday evening, after a man died after being found injured on a sidewalk late Sunday. Cain Guevara-Estrada, 20, of Arlington, was found in the 2800 block of North Pershing Drive...

By Erica Johnston  | March 15, 2010; 9:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Maryland officials seek foreclosure help

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) traveled to Prince George’s County Monday and pressed lawmakers in Annapolis to pass legislation that would help people facing foreclosure find ways to stay in their homes. Appearing alongside fair housing advocates, other elected...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Body discovered near I-495 in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating the discovery of a body near the beltway in Silver Spring, ABC 7 reports. The body was found shortly before 2 p.m. in the 9800 block of New Hampshire Avenue near the ramp to I-495....

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fairfax man acquitted in death of infant son

A Fairfax County jury on Monday acquitted a father in the death of his infant son in their Franconia home. Elmer J. Midence, 39, was found not guilty of murder and child abuse charges. His eight-month-old son Albert died in...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whale beached in Ocean City

Officials say a humpback whale beached itself in Ocean City

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Baltimore City Hall, courthouse get mail threats

Three threatening letters arrived at Baltimore City Hall and the city’s Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, including one with white powder that prompted a City Hall evacuation. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says no one was hurt Monday and...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. educators demand Rhee apology at hearing

This post was updated at 2:00 p.m. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee watched from the front row of the D.C. Council chamber Monday as educators fired by her administration last year demanded an apology and questioned her budget practices. About a...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Man found dead in Frederick lake identified

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man found dead in a lake near New Market last week. The agency said Monday he was 24-year-old New Market resident Morgan Platt. Authorities say they are still investigating...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fenty to announce plans to hire jobless residents

More than a thousand District residents are expected to pack a church Monday night to hear Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and ministers from the Washington Interfaith Network announce that they plan to train jobless residents and put them to work...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Coastal flood warnings for the region

Coastal flood warnings have been issued for several areas throughout the Washington region until 11 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service reports that water levels along the Potomac continue to run about 3-4 feet above normal, except in the Georgetown...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leggett proposes cuts for all MoCo agencies

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) proposed a $4.3 billion budget Monday morning that cuts total government spending for the first time in more than 40 years. The budget reflects a drop-off in revenues because of the recession. It calls...

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. Council member's car gets the boot

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s sport-utility vehicle has been booted after he failed to pay for four parking tickets, the Examiner reports. Thomas says the tickets are unwarranted....

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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D.C. to bring back vehicle inspections?

D.C. may bring back vehicle safety inspections

By Washington Post editors  | March 15, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flyover exercise planned for area this week

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is planning exercise flights over the Washington area this week. NORAD says two flights will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday in the early morning hours. The first flights will take place between midnight...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 15, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Possible hostage situation in Laurel resolved

Update: 7:10 a.m Police are still searching for a gunman who attempted to hold up a Giant Food store Sunday night. WUSA reports that a SWAT team search of the supermarket failed to find the suspected gunman or any hostages....

By Erica Johnston  | March 14, 2010; 10:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Elderly Va. man injured in hit-and-run crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash near Springfield that left an elderly man seriously injured. Police say two cars collided on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. One of the drivers, a 73-year-old Franklin man was standing beside his...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 14, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Car crash kills man in Boyds

Montgomery County police are investigating an early Sunday morning crash that killed one man and injured two others on Route 28 in Boyds. Police said a silver 2009 Infiniti G sports car was traveling northbound on Route 28 through the...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 14, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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