Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Post Now: April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Toddler dies after fall from window

A 2 1/2-year-old toddler was killed Saturday in Reston when he fell out of a third-story townhouse window in what appeared to be a “tragic accident,” Fairfax County police said. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 11000...

By Terri Rupar  | April 10, 2010; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Georgetown student assaulted in dorm

A female student at Georgetown University was sexually assaulted in a dormitory on the university’s campus, campus official said Saturday. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. Friday in Copley Hall, after the woman had left her room and was walking...

By Terri Rupar  | April 10, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. House passes solar power bill

Maryland's House of Delegates has passed a measure to require utilities to buy more of their power from solar energy sources. The House voted 109-31 on Saturday to approve the bill, which is backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure...

By Washington Post Editors  | April 10, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. Senate passes sex offender bill

Maryland senators have passed legislation that would add special coding to sex offenders' driver's licenses, something lawmakers say will help officials keep tabs on them. Senators passed legislation with the provision on Saturday. Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Dorchester, sponsored the amendment,...

By Washington Post Editors  | April 10, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Two rescued from Washington Channel

Two people were plucked from the Washington Channel late Friday afternoon after their sailboat capsized, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. The fire department’s fire boat rescued the two about 5 p.m. on a breezy afternoon said D.C. fire...

By Terri Rupar  | April 9, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Summit will halt some D.C. mail delivery

The Nuclear Security Summit coming to the District Monday has led the U.S. Postal Service to close one post office, remove several mailboxes and stop delivery on certain streets beginning at 7 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, April 13.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  New York Avenue, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Alcohol ad ban for Va. student papers

A divided federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that ended Virginia’s ban on alcohol advertising in student newspapers.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  University of Virginia, virginia tech  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

More commuter parking in Springfield?

Fairfax County officials have purchased a vacant Circuit City building in Springfield and plan to knock the building down to construct commuter parking that would open in late 2010 or early 2011, The Washington Business Journal reports. The 118,000-square-foot property,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. man fights to keep solar panel

A Springfield man is fighting his local homeowner's association because it is demanding that he remove a solar panel he had installed on his roof, NBC 4 reports. The man said he installed the panel last Thanksgiving to help heat...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. lawmakers approve cell phone ban

Maryland lawmakers have approved a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. The House of Delegates voted 125-14 on Friday to pass a measure already approved by the Senate. The legislation now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Mobile phone  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Onion closing D.C. local site

The Onion is scaling back its presence in Washington, shutting down the local web site, DCist reports.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  DCist, Onion, Website  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MetroAccess driver arrested

A MetroAccess driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer, Metro officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Sexual assault  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Reagan National Airport reopens

UPDATE: Reagan National Airport has reopened. Rob Yingling, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Authority, said the item that led officials to implement a temporary evacuation was examined and found not to be dangerous. The evacuation was lifted about 2:30 p.m....

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Baggage claim, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. pilots pay-to-park by phone

Beginning Monday, some drivers to the District won't have to worry if they have enough change to feed the meter.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Mobile phone, Text messaging  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fairfax nixes biotech center

Fairfax County officials have nixed plans to fund a massive medical research center that would have challenged Montgomery County's effort to become the region's biotech hub, the Examiner reports. County leaders were considering up to $150 million in revenue bonds...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Fairfax County Virginia, Inova Health System, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Perdue sued over hiring

Employees of Perdue Farms Inc. are accused in a class-action lawsuit of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, according to The Daily Times.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Illegal immigration, Perdue Farms  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Red Line returns to normal

UPDATE: Metro says it has reopened all tracks near Metro Center Station. Train service is returning to normal on the Red Line. 10:43 a.m. Delays continue on the Red Line D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says a track insulator...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fenty delivers State of the District address

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is preparing to give his State of the District Address -- and it looks like he'll have a very interested audience, reporter Nikita Stewart says.

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, D.C. Council, Mayor, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Missing a quarter of a million dollars?

The clock is ticking on a Mega Millions ticket worth a quarter-of-a-million dollars. The ticket was purchased last October in Chesterfield, Va., and no one has come forward to claim the prize. If the ticket is not redeemed by 5...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Mega Millions, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Traffic delays in Howard County

Howard County police are warning drivers of possible delays today because of a funeral procession for a Montgomery County police officer killed in the line of duty. Officer Hector Ayala, 31, was killed April 4 when his police car ran...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gov. O'Malley, other lawmakers flee bar fire

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and other Annapolis lawmakers were forced to flee an Annapolis bar Thursday night after a fire broke out, Maryland Politics reports. The group had been at a party at O'Brien's on Main Street, celebrating freshman legislators....

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

12-year-old charged with sexual battery

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with sexual battery after inappropriately touching a woman in a Manassas grocery store, WJLA reports. The boy allegedly touched the woman at the store on Sudley Road Monday evening and then after she walked...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Amtrak expects record ridership

Amtrak officials say they'll believe they'll set ridership records in 2010. Ridership was up 4.3 percent during the first half of fiscal 2010 with a record 13.6 million passengers. That's about 100,000 more than the 13.5 million it had during...

By Washington Post editors  | April 9, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Acela Express, Amtrak, Northeast Corridor  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wind downs trees, electrical wires

A cold front produced gusts of up to 60 mph in the D.C. area Thursday night, causing a tree to fall on two houses in Northeast Washington and felling a tree that crushed a car in Southwest, authorities said....

By Terri Rupar  | April 8, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Car hits building on Connecticut Ave. NW

A car hit a building housing a nail salon and sandwich shop Thursday night after leaving Connecticut Avenue in Northwest Washington, authorities said. The 65-year-old driver of the car may have suffered a medical emergency, which could have caused the...

By Terri Rupar  | April 8, 2010; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

SmarTrip users to get online access

WMATA riders who use SmarTrip cards will soon have online access to their personal information. Metro's board of directors gave preliminary approval to the plan during their meeting Thursday. Officials said online access could be available as soon as July....

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  metro, online access to smartrip accounts, smart trip, smartrip and online access  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Police investigating Marymount U. threat

Police are investigating a threatening letter sent to an official at Marymount University in Arlington, ARLnow.com reports. The letter was delivered to the school's campus over the Easter holiday but wasn't discovered until Wednesday afternoon. Shelley Dutton, vice president of...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Arlington County Virginia, Marymount University  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Tiger Woods in 3-D?

For those who want to see Tiger Woods's return to golf from every angle, Comcast is offering a 3-D feed of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National. It is the first time a national sporting event is being broadcast...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  3D television, Augusta National Golf Club, Comcast, Golf, Masters Tournament, Television, Tiger Woods  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Violent crime down in Arlington

Arlington police say crime in the D.C. suburb dropped 3.7 percent, with violent crime down 8.3 percent. The department said Thursday that there were fewer homicides, forcible rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults last year than in 2008. The number of...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Crime, Homicide, Violent crime  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Explosions force firefighters out

Prince George's Fire Department is fighting a blaze at Precision Cycle Works in Beltsville. The one-story warehouse is located at 11300 Old Baltimore Pike. Firefighters had to evacuate the building after explosions occurred, fire officials said. Officials have posted a...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Fire Department, Firefighter, Prince George  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. settles suit over Fast Auto Loans

D.C. officials say they’ve reached a settlement with a car title lender in Virginia over loans to D.C. residents that the city says violated its laws. The city says Fast Auto Loans will refund all interest paid by more than...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

No more new restaurants for U St.?

D.C.’s zoning administrator has issued a ruling that means the city will no longer grant new building permits for restaurants and bars along 14th and U streets NW, the Washington Business Journal reports. On Monday, D.C. Zoning Administrator Matt LaGrant...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Two injured in Pr. George's accident

Two women were injured Thursday morning in an accident, the Prince George's County Fire Department reports. They've posted a photo from the accident scene: The accident happened at Central Avenue and Enterprise Road in Largo. One woman was reported to...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Report: Md. failing on clean water laws

A new report says Maryland is failing to enforce clean water laws, citing insufficient funding and an increased workload for state inspectors. The Maryland Department of the Environment says it has one of the best Clean Water Act programs in...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Clean Water Act, Maryland, Maryland Department of the Environment  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Metro says Red Line has cracked rail

Metro is reporting that there is a cracked rail outbound between Takoma and Silver Spring. A 15 mph speed restriction is in effect for remainder of Thursday. Stay wi...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Smithsonian to sell its jewels, sort of

Want your own Hope Diamond? How about some Marie Antoinette earrings? The Smithsonian Institution has teamed up with QVC to sell jewelry based on items from the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the National Museum of Natural History. Carol...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Hope Diamond, QVC, Smithsonian Institution  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

DC crews repair 7,690 potholes

Is your ride getting any smoother? Officials with the D.C. Department of Transportation announced they have filled 7,690 potholes during a month-long Potholepalooza effort, the Associated Press reports. Using three "pothole killer" trucks, the department's 10 crews filled an average...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Arrest in Blue Ridge Pkwy shootings

A 56-year-old mechanic has been charged in the shootings of two people at a scenic overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher’s office says Ralph Leon Jackson has been charged with attempted capital murder,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Four Md. families displaced by fire

Four families, including 16 adults and two infants, have been displaced from their homes after an early morning fire Thursday in Greenbelt, WJLA reported. The fire broke out about 1:45 a.m. in the 7800 block of Jacobs Drive. In all,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Prince George's County Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

2 killed in Anne Arundel crash

Two people were killed and a third was injured late Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County, police said. Police are still investigating and released few details about the crash about 10:30 p.m....

By Erica Johnston  | April 7, 2010; 11:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Nature of incident on D.C. flight unclear

Updated, 2:35 a.m. A man aboard a United Airlines flight from Reagan National Airport was taken into custody in Denver on Wednesday night after federal air marshals responded to a passenger causing a disturbance, authorities said. The exact nature of...

By Terri Rupar  | April 7, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Head of affordable-housing group resigns

The executive director of a Washington-area affordable housing group implicated in a forgery scheme has resigned, and Fairfax County officials appear to be easing off plans to shut out the nonprofit from obtaining future government contracts.

By Washington Post Editors  | April 7, 2010; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Herbert J. Cooper-Levy resigns, Robert Pierre Johnson Housing Development Corp. of the National Capital Area  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

McDonnell apologizes for slavery omission

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, under fire from some for his proclamation on Confederate History Month, issued the following statement Wednesday evening: “The proclamation issued by this Office designating April as Confederate History Month contained a major omission. The failure to...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  African American, Black Entertainment Television, Bob McDonnell, Civil War, Confederate History Month, Sheila Johnson, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

$5.5M grant for Md. health e-records

A nonprofit focused on building an exchange for electronic health records in Maryland was awarded a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Washington Business Journal reports. Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Health, Hospital, Information technology, Maryland, Medicine, Non-profit organization  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

9 Starbucks in Giant stores close

It seems that not everyone wants a latte while grocery shopping. Giant and Starbucks have decided to close nine Starbucks in Giant's grocery stores because they haven't been profitable. The closings occurred between Feb. 22 and March 31. The Baltimore...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Grocery store, Starbucks  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Vincent Gray cleared of wrongdoing

The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has cleared Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) of any wrongdoing for his decision to allow a company owned by friend and mega developer William C. Smith to perform improvements at his home, according...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, Comcast, Politics, Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Naked man not guilty

A Fairfax County Circuit Court jury took less than 20 minutes Wednesday to find Erick Williamson, "The Naked Guy," not guilty of indecent exposure, for standing nude inside his Springfield house last fall, Crime Scene reports. "It's a weight off...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Area airports chief to retire

James Bennett, president and chief executive of the region's airports authority, announced Wednesday that he will retire in May. Bennett, 55, was only the second chief executive in the 24-year history of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Reagan...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

UDC closes due to heat

Officials at the University of the District of Columbia canceled all campus activities at its Van Ness campus on Wednesday due to the hot weather. Officials said classes and activities will resume as normal on Thursday. Classes also were canceled...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  College, Colleges and Universities, Education, Maryland, Towson University, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

National Zoo names octopus

Zoo officials hope the octopus will play a role in teaching researchers and recruiting fans. (Smithsonian National Zoo) The results are in! The National Zoo on Wednesday announced the results of its octopus naming contest. The Zoo's new Giant...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Giant Pacific Octopus, National Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Zoos and Aquariums  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

St. Albans student had BB gun in car

A spokeswoman for St. Albans school says that the weapon found in a student's car on the grounds of the National Cathedral Wednesday morning was a BB gun. Police on the National Cathedral grounds Wednesday morning. (Nikki Kahn/Post) Jeanne Hamrick,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. Council's Jack Evans engaged

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) announced last week that he will run for council chairman. But Evans, the longest continuous serving member of the council, is staying tight-lipped about his engagement to interior designer Michele Seiver, the D.C....

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Jack Evans  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mt. Vernon Square Metro reopens

The Mount Vernon Square Metro station has reopened, Metro says, but customers should expect delays throughout the afternoon. Trains are sharing the same track between the Shaw-Howard University station and Gallery Place. The station had been closed while officials worked...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Taft Bridge closed for investigation

A D.C. police spokeswoman said officers were at the scene of an incident in which a person may have jumped from the Taft Bridge, which carries Connecticut Avenue over Rock Creek Park, in Northwest D.C. Taft Bridge is closed to...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, Taft Bridge, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bay's health improves

The Chesapeake Bay’s health improved last year but it remains poor. That’s according to a new Bay Barometer issued Wednesday in Annapolis by the Chesapeake Bay Program, the the regional partnership that has coordinated bay restoration efforts since 1983. The...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Chesapeake Bay  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Police seek Blue Ridge Pkwy shooter

A manhunt continues for a suspect who shot and wounded two people as they watched a sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said the shootings at Rock Point Overlook appear to be random....

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Blue Ridge Parkway, Charlottesville Virginia, University of Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ehrlich makes it official

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has made it official, reporter John Wagner says. He kicked off his campaign “to recapture the State House” on Wednesday morning with promises to cut the sales tax, expand the number of charter...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Politics, Robert Ehrlich  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

No birth control pharmacy in Va. closes

A Chantilly pharmacy that opened in October 2008 with the promise not to sell contraceptives has closed, The Washington Times reports. When it opened, Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy was one of at least seven pharmacies in the country refusing to...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Birth control, Divine Mercy, Pharmacies  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Washington-Lee High reopens

Update, 8:30 a.m. Classes resumed Wednesday morning at Washington-Lee High School at the regular start time, 8:19 a.m., school officials said. Threat closes Washington-Lee High 4:20 p.m. Washington-Lee High School in Arlington was closed at 3 p.m. Tuesday following...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Arlington County Virginia, High school, Washington-Lee High School  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. denied end to lawsuits

The District was dealt another setback Wednesday in its effort to end the class action lawsuits covering three of the city’s social services agencies. In an 84-page decision issued Wednesday morning, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle rejected the city’s...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Class action, Ellen Segal Huvelle  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Four people shot in North Laurel

Four people were shot in two separate locations in North Laurel early Wednesday morning, WJLA reports. It is not known whether the shootings are linked. Howard County Police say two juveniles were shot around 12:51 a.m. in the 9100 block...

By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Howard County Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Alexandria motorcyclist dies in crash

A 22-year old Alexandria man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle collided with a SUV in the Alexandria area, Fairfax County said. The crash occured when the SUV tried to turn from a parking lot onto westbound Route 236,...

By Erica Johnston  | April 6, 2010; 10:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hot, hot, hot

Heat records were set or matched at two of the area’s three airports Tuesday, as Washington experienced its hottest day since last summer. Under blue skies and a strong sun, temperatures reached the 90s at all three airports. At...

By Erica Johnston  | April 6, 2010; 9:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. schools, teachers' union reach deal

Update, 8:13 p.m.: For details, see the union's Q&A here and highlights here. (Both are pdfs.) D.C. Schools and the Washington Teachers’ Union have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending more than two year of often rancorous negotiations,...

By Terri Rupar  | April 6, 2010; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Beware the Griffin!

The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg has selected a new mascot. Drumroll please............. It's a griffin. For those of you who didn't pay attention in high school, a griffin is a mythical creature with the head of an...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  College of William & Mary, Mascot  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Brush fire in Bowie

Prince George’s and Anne Arundel county firefighters are currently battling a large brush fire behind the Hilltop Plaza shopping center and Freestate Mall in Bowie. Fire and EMS officials say that about 40 firefighters aree trying to contain the approximately...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Anne Arundel, Firefighter, Prince George's County Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

8 injured in Upper Marlboro crash

Eight people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 301 in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday morning, according to the Prince George's Fire and EMS Department. A man in his 90s, two men in their 50s and a woman in...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Prince George's County Maryland, Upper Marlboro Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

About 1,800 in D.C. region without power

Updated, 9:04 p.m. Pepco has showed things pretty much back to normal for a couple of hours now. Dominion now shows about 1,800 customers who lack power in Northern Virginia. Original post: More than 13,000 people in the D.C. region...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man struck by bus in Va. dies

UPDATE: A California man struck by a bus in Woodbridge has died, ABC 7 reports. Jose Chavez, 18, of Shafter, Calif., was struck Tuesday morning by a Provost Prevost Coach Bus while crossing the intersection of Gideon Drive and Dale...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Prince William, Prince William County Virginia, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

O'Malley challenges Ehrlich to debate

The race hasn't officially begun, but Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has issued a debate challenge to Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), Maryland Politics reports. The challenge came on the eve of Ehrlich's expected announcement that he plans to run...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Politics, Robert Ehrlich, WBAL  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

O.J.'s suit gets a home at Newseum

The Smithsonian may not have wanted it, but the Newseum has said yes to the suit, tie and shirt that O.J. Simpson wore on the day he was acquitted of murder, ABC 7 reports. The clothing donation was announced Tuesday....

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  Fred Goldman, Murder, Newseum, Nicole Brown Simpson, O. J. Simpson, Smithsonian Institution  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. House seeks to replace helicopters

The Maryland House of Delegates has set aside $20 million in the state's capital budget to help replace helicopters in an aging Medevac fleet, ABC 7 reports. Last year, the state included $52 million in the capital budget. The Senate...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Helicopter, Maryland House of Delegates  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. expands food stamp program

District officials announced Tuesday they have expanded the city’s food stamp program, allowing up to 5,000 residents to be added to the rolls to help fight poverty and boost the local economy, the D.C. Wire reports. Under the Food Stamp...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Peaceoholics downsizing after cuts

Peaceoholics, the nonprofit known for working with at-risk youths, is downsizing after losing millions of dollars in earmarks from the D.C. government, the D.C. Wire reports. About 50 part-time and full-time workers have been laid off, and the group has...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, DC Council, District of Columbia Council, Dominican Republic, Harry Thomas Jr.  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Woman struck by vehicle near GW hospital

A woman walking in the Washington Traffic Circle near George Washington University Hospital was struck by a vehicle, ABC 7 reports. Her condition was not immediately available. D.C. Fire and EMS personnel who were already at the hospital were able...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Search for suspect in Va. shootings

Authorities are searching for a man who shot and wounded two people as they watched the sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher says a 27-year-old man from Charlottesville and an 18-year-old woman from...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Blue Ridge Parkway, Charlottesville Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Grand jury indicts in Appomattox slaying

A Virginia grand jury has indicted the suspect in the January slayings of eight people on three counts of capital murder and six other charges. The Appomattox County grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday after hearing evidence against Christopher Speight....

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  2010 Appomattox shootings, Murder, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man killed in accident near BWI

A man was killed early Tuesday after a three-vehicle collision near Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport, the Baltimore Sun reports. The crash occurred about 12:40 a.m. on Aviation Boulevard between Amtrak Way and Stoney Run Road and involved a Jeep Wrangler,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, The Baltimore Sun  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

7th person arrested in Md. gang rape

Charles County authorities have arrested a seventh person in connection with a gang rape in Waldorf and are seeking three more suspects, NBC 4 reports. Police said on March 16, a 30-year-old woman thought she was getting a ride from...

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags:  crime in charles county, gang rape in waldorf, gang rapes in maryland, rapes in charles county, woman gang raped and pool hall  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

About 100 cows die in Frederick fire

A fire at a 30,000-square-foot dairy barn in Frederick County killed about 100 cows and calves Sunday, authorities said. More than 170 calves and pregnant cows were in the barn on Oak Hill Road, and the owner of the...

By Erica Johnston  | April 5, 2010; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Summit to close Metro stop

Metro will close the Mount Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center rail station April 11-14 because of security concerns surrounding the upcoming international Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center. Trains will be able to pass through the station, but passengers...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

HoCo exec home following surgery

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has was recuperating at his home Monday, following surgery to cauterize an artery in his nose that ruptured, The Baltimore Sun reports. Ulman spokesman Kevin Enright said Ulman was hospitalized Thursday, following a massive nosebleed....

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Will Fenty attend victims' funerals?

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) may attend the funerals of the four people shot last week in Southeast, the D.C. Wire reports. Mafara Hobson, a Fenty spokeswoman, did not immediately respond to questions about the mayor's plans. But sources say...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

South Capitol Street reopens

UPDATE: The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency reports that South Capitol Street has reopened. 12:55 P.M. Closures along South Capitol Street South Capitol Street is closed from M Street to Firth Sterling Avenue, and will remain closed for...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Woman struck by Metrobus

A woman standing at a bus stop in Arlington was hit by a Metrobus at 9:54 a.m. Monday morning, ARLnow.com reports. Metro spokeswoman Taryn McNeil said the unidentified woman apparently leaned in front of the bus as it was approaching...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. worker hit by moving van

An Arlington County worker was struck by a moving van Monday morning, ABC 7 and ARLnow reports. It happened at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Wakefield Street. The worker was in the bucket of a truck over a lane...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. denied end to court supervision

A federal judge Monday rejected the District’s effort to end nearly two decades of court supervision of the city’s child welfare agency. The opinion, issued by U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan, is a blow to the city’s top lawyer,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Pneumonia caused 2-year-old's death

The D.C. medical examiner’s office has ruled that a 2-year-old girl who died after paramedics declined to take her to the hospital in the first of two visits to her home died from pneumonia. Beverly Fields with the Office of...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. students collect shoes for Haiti

Students at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro have collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to donate to children in Haiti, The Gazette reports. Of the eight campuses in Prince George's County that took part...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. Tech sorority kicked off campus

Virginia Tech has removed a sorority from campus because of several incidents of alcohol consumption inside the chapter’s house. The university has denied recognition of the Delta Zeta chapter for two years. The incidents violate an in-house alcohol ban set...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Frederick fire kills cows

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office says 114 cows have been killed by a barn fire near Woodsboro. Fire Marshal Mike Dmuchowski says the fire occurred Sunday afternoon in the 10200 block of Oak Hill Road. He says 174 cows...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Charter schools in Montgomery?

Montgomery County parents may soon have two new educational choices. Charter school backers have applied to open two new public charter schools in a county already known for excellent schools, The Examiner reports. Global Garden would serve students in kindergarten...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

ATM card skimmer found in Rockville

Rockville Police found a skimming device used to capture bank card numbers on a Wachovia Bank automated teller machine Saturday night, NBC 4 reports. The device was found at a bank in the 1600 block of Rockville Pike. A customer...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. college raises tuition, fees

James Madison University is increasing its in-state undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees by 6.7 percent for the upcoming school year. Tuition and fees for Virginia residents living on campus will be $7,860 annually, up from $7,364, in a measure approved...

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man shot in SW D.C.

A man was shot and wounded Sunday evening in the neighborhood where four people were fatally shot last week, D.C. police said. However, police said there was no indication of any connection between the two incidents. In the Sunday...

By Erica Johnston  | April 4, 2010; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fox attacks two girls in Blacksburg

Authorities are searching for a fox that attacked two girls and a dog in a neighborhood outside Blacksburg. Gary Coggins with the New River Health District says authorities believe the fox is rabid. Montgomery County sheriff's Chief Deputy Bill Tolley...

By Washington Post Editors  | April 4, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

NASA an obstacle to Va. offshore drilling?

Gov. Bob McDonnell's push to drill for gas and oil off Virginia's coast faces two formidable obstacles: the Navy and NASA. Naval Station Norfolk and the space agency's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore have activities throughout the vast...

By Washington Post Editors  | April 4, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Demand slows gun checks in Va.

Background checks for firearm purchases in Virginia are taking longer because of state police staff cuts and strong demand for guns. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the agency's Virginia Firearms Transaction Center has lost 11 employees since May...

By Washington Post Editors  | April 4, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company