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Winds knock out power in area

Updated, 12:43 p.m.: Pepco, Dominion, and BG&E have restored power to most homes in the region. There were less than 1,000 outages reported in the area as of 12:45 p.m. Original Post: Strong winds apparently helped knock out electricity Saturday...

By Terri Rupar  | May 8, 2010; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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United flight back at Dulles safely

UPDATED, 9:18 p.m. A jetliner headed from Dulles International Airport to Brussels returned safely to Dulles on Saturday night after blowing one of its tires, authorities said. An airport spokesman said a missing section of runway pavement may have caused...

By Terri Rupar  | May 8, 2010; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Fire at GW sorority house

Fire broke out late Saturday afternoon in a sorority house on the George Washington University campus, drawing a large-scale fire department response that filled a main thoroughfare in the Foggy Bottom area with fire equipment. The blaze broke out...

By Terri Rupar  | May 8, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley runs ad on Ehrlich's show

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign has run a radio ad criticizing former governor Robert Ehrlich during a commercial break on Ehrlich's weekly radio show. The ad, which ran twice during the WBAL-AM program Saturday, says Ehrlich must be living in...

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  Democratic, Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Politics, Republican, Robert Ehrlich, United States  
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Md. seeks drive-by shooting suspects

Maryland State Police are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting along Route 50 near Annapolis that left one man injured, officials said Saturday. Police said two men had been at a club in Washington and were headed west on...

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Anne Arundel County Maryland, Maryland, Prince George's County Maryland, Range Rover, United States, Upper Marlboro Maryland, Washington DC  
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Sketch released of suspect in sex assault

D.C. police released a sketch Saturday of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a Georgetown University student in April. Police said that at about 2 a.m. April 16, a man with a handgun approached a 19-year-old student as she...

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags:  Police, Sexual Abuse and Assault, Sexual assault, Violence and Abuse  
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Sotomayor speaks to Howard grads

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says her first year on the Supreme Court has been a little like graduating from college: exciting, challenging and a little scary. Sotomayor briefly addressed graduates of Howard University on Saturday after receiving an honorary law degree....

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  Howard University, John Paul Stevens, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States, United States  
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Funeral today for U-Va.'s Yeardley Love

Relatives and friends are gathered in Baltimore at the funeral of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia senior who was found dead Monday. Her former boyfriend George Huguely has been charged in the case. The somber services were scheduled to...

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Death, Lacrosse, Murder, Sports, University of Virginia, Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Emergency drills at Dulles today

Airport officials say there will be an emergency preparedness exercise at Dulles International Airport. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is conducting drills at Dulles International Airport from 9 a.m. until noon, officials said. As part of the drill, the agency...

By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Airports, Dulles International Airport, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Transportation and Logistics, United States, Washington Dulles International Airport  
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Man rescued after fall down embankment

A man was rescued by the D.C. fire department after apparently falling down a brushy embankment near Rock Creek Parkway in the Virginia Avenue NW area, authorities said. Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. fire and emergency medical...

By Terri Rupar  | May 7, 2010; 9:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man acquitted in girlfriend's murder

A Prince George’s County jury Friday evening acquitted a man of murdering his girlfriend, whose final moments were captured in an audio recording. Following a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for about 3 1/2 hours before acquitting Aaron Spriggs,...

By Terri Rupar  | May 7, 2010; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Obamas dining at Komi

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are going out for dinner on a pleasant evening in Washington. The first couple arrived Friday at Komi restaurant, on 17th Street NW near Dupont Circle, surprising diners and passersby who cheered and...

By Terri Rupar  | May 7, 2010; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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6 hurt in school bus crash

Updated, 5:49 p.m.: Six and as many as seven students from Northwood High School in Montgomery County, were taken to at least one local hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a wreck with a Toyota...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Counties, Georgia Avenue, High school, Maryland, Montgomery County Maryland, Silver Spring Maryland, Toyota, United States  
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Dupont Circle accident cleared

UPDATE 5 p.m.: The scene is clear, with traffic moving freely in both directions. Earlier post: Connecticut Avenue NW near Dupont Circle is the site of a major police and rescue operation after a woman riding a scooter was hit...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Dupont Circle Washington D.C., Police, United States, Washington DC  
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Huguely reportedly attacked teammate

University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely attacked a sleeping teammate last year, leaving his face bruised in an altercation that took place after a night of partying, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident. Lacrosse Coach Dom...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U-Va. lacrosse coach's father dies

The father of University of Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia has died. He was 86. Ill with various forms of cancer, Dominic Joseph Starsia had been in hospice care since February, the school said. The deceased was a World...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  College and University, Death, Dom Starsia, Lacrosse, Virginia, World War II, sport  
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Md. teachers blast Race to the Top plan

Maryland's biggest teachers' union says it has "serious concerns" with the state's draft Race to the Top application, putting a roadblock in the state's quest to win $250 million in federal grants. The Maryland State Education Association sent a letter...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Education, Education Department, Education reform, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Race to the Top, Teacher, United States  
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$1M pot bust in Spotsylvania

The Spotsylvania County sheriff's department seized$1 million worth of marijuana during a raid of three homes in the county, NBC 4 reports. Four people, three of whom are parents, have been arrested and charged. Nicholas Phatisis, 45; his wife Melissa...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Tags:  Cannabis, Drugs, Illegal, Manufacturing, Sheriff  
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House collapses in NW Washington

Crews trying to cap a gas leak apparently triggered by a house collapse in Northwest Washington on Friday morning, WJLA reports. Investigators suspect construction work being performed on a rowhouse in the 200 block of Morgan Street NW led to...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Construction, Gas leak  
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Seniors center evacuated in Pr. George's

Prince George's County Fire and EMS has evacuated a seniors center in Calverton after a freon leak, WJLA reports. About 60 seniors were affected. Six people were being evaluated for possible exposure. The leak happened on the sixth floor of...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Maryland, Prince George, Prince George's County Maryland  
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Arenas released from halfway house

With little fanfare, basketball star Gilbert Arenas left a Montgomery County halfway house Friday morning, driving away at 7 a.m., Post reporter Dan Morse reports on the Crime Scene blog. His early morning depature ended his month-long sentence at the...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Basketball, Dan Morse, Gilbert Arenas, Halfway house, Maryland, Montgomery, United States  
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Hospitals battle in Montgomery

Business groups are divided in the contentious battle between two nonprofits vying to build a hospital in the rapidly growing northern part of Montgomery County, The Gazette reports. One group of 19 business and community leaders signed a joint letter...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  Gaithersburg Maryland, Germantown Montgomery County Maryland, Hospital, Maryland, Medicine, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Maryland, United States  
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Md. men allegedly stole live lobster

Two men who allegedly stole gummy worms, cantaloupes and a live lobster may end up in jail, according to Thurmont police, the Frederick News-Post reports. Zachary W. Greer, 26, of Keymar and Kevin R. Carlson, 22, of Walkersville were charged...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  Business, Fish, Lobster, United States, Weis Market  
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Dog may have started Va. fire

Investigators believe a fire that started at the home of an Alexandria firefighter may have happened after a box of dog biscuits left on the stove was ignited, WUSA reports. The firefighter, Glenn Ross believes that one of the dogs,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Md. to get federal aid for snowstorms

President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration to help Maryland recover expenses from February's big snowstorms. The declaration announced on Thursday combines two separate snowstorms to trigger the release of federal money to help the state recoup money. The...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Administration of federal assistance in the United States, Maryland, Steny Hoyer, Winter storm  
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Early AM car crash in Bowie

Prince George's County Fire officials say at least one person has been hospitalized after an accident Friday in Bowie, WJLA reports. Officers say a single vehicle crashed near Governor Bridge Road about 2 a.m. There's no word on how many...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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MD: biotech sector bouncing back

The future of Maryland's bioscience industry is bright, officials say, as Montgomery County gave the green light this week to the massive "Science City" project, while bioparks in Baltimore and elsewhere continue to fill with growing ventures, the Gazette reports....

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Traffic shift planned on Norbeck Road

Officials say Montgomery County drivers should be aware that Saturday, the State Highway Administration will be shifting traffic on Maryland 28 -- Norbeck Road between Baileys Lane and Wintergate Drive. The switch to a temporary road is designed to allow...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Maryland Route 200, Roads and Highways, Traffic Control, Traffic light, Transportation and Logistics  
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Friend: Huguely 'obsessive' about Love

A friend of George Huguely who played lacrosse with with him in Landon School summer leagues told the New York Daily News that Huguely "partied really hard and when he was drunk or [expletive] up, he could be violent. He...

By Washington Post editors  | May 7, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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'Suspicious' passenger questioned at BWI

An airplane passenger was questioned at BWI airport Thursday night after crew members reported that he had acted suspiciously, airport officials said. The man was later released. Authorities released no information about what the man had done on the...

By Erica Johnston  | May 6, 2010; 11:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Man shot in SW D.C.

A man was shot in the foot Thursday night near a Southwest Washington recreation center, D.C. police said. The victim was found by police after he was shot and went to the Greenleaf Senior Citizen Center apartments in the...

By Erica Johnston  | May 6, 2010; 10:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Man wins appeal in 'Fatal Vision' case

Jeffrey MacDonald's decades-long bid to prove his innocence in the 1970 slayings of his wife and two daughters has been kept alive by a federal appeals court, which is considering the former Army doctor's bid for a new trial. In...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Tags:  Appeal, Charles Manson, DNA, United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit  
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Braddock Road has reopened

Fairfax County police are reporting that there is a broken gas line on Braddock Road and the Capital Beltway. Braddock Road is closed in both directions. Motorists should expect heavy delays.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Braddock Road, Capital Beltway, Interstate 495, Maryland, Roads and Highways  
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Amtrak resumes normal service

An Amtrak Acela Express train has struck a person on the tracks between BWI and Odenton, Get There reports

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Metro bus accident in NW D.C.

D.C. Fire and EMS are reporting that there has been an accident involving a Metro bus and a car at 7th and M streets Northwest.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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Oil drilling off Va. coast delayed

Federal officials announced Thursday that they will delay drilling for oil and natural gas off Virginia's coast. Companies were expected to start bidding to start work as early as next year. The decision announced by the U.S. Interior Department leaves it unclear when drilling will start. Virginia was expected to be one of the first states on the East Coast to start drilling after President Obama lifted a moratorium in March.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Barack Obama, Energy, Natural gas, Oil and Gas, Virginia  
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Va. bus driver trapped after hitting tree

A school bus driver was trapped for two hours Thursday after the bus struck a tree in McLean, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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D.C. lays off child welfare workers

More than 100 employees of the District's child welfare agency lost their jobs Thursday in a wave of layoffs prompted by citywide budget cuts and plans to restructure some jobs at the Child and Family Services Agency.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Child and family services, Child protection, Social work  
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Memorial funds set up for Yeardley Love

Relatives of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love have established two memorial funds in her name.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Baltimore, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Charlottesville Virginia, Lacrosse, Murder, University of Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Yeardley Love to get degree

Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia lacrosse player who was brutally beaten will ">receive a posthumous degree with the rest of her class....

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  George Huguely, Lacrosse, University of Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Guilty plea in school embezzlement case

A former financial officer at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling $279,000 from various school funds to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City and to pay her credit...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Virginia, High school, Thomas Jefferson High School  
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D.C. cop may have committed suicide

Police in the District are investigating the death of one of their own, WTOP reports. Police in the 5th District are on the scene of what appears to be a suicide. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier canceled her 10 a.m....

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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McDonnell statement on U-Va. slaying

Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell released the following statement Thursday regarding the slaying of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, Post reporter Rosalind Helderman reports on the Virginia Politics blog: "The Governor's thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Death, Lacrosse, Murder, Physical trauma, Romance, University of Virginia, Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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U-Md. appoints new police chief

The Post's Matt Zapotosky reports on the Crime Scene blog that a former Prince George’s County police chief and Maryland State Police superintendent will take over as police chief and public safety director at the University of Maryland. The school...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  David B. Mitchell, Maryland, Police, Prince George, Prince George's County Maryland, United States, University of Maryland, University of Maryland College Park  
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Hill lawmakers to get Chesapeake update

House lawmakers are slated to receive an update Thursday on what the federal and state government need to do to implement a new Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy. Members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission are scheduled to appear in Washington at...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, United States, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia, Washington DC  
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4 vie to head MoCo Planning Board

The Montgomery County Council will interview four candidates Wednesday to replace county Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson, whose term expires June 14. The five-member board oversees the $100 million agency that manages the county's development and parks.

By Washington Post Editors  | May 6, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  County Council, Francoise Carrier, John Robinson, Joseph Alfandre, Maryland, Montgomery, Peter Fosselman, Royce Hanson, Tedi Osias  
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Student arrested after toy gun incident

Update, 12:25 p.m. A seventh-grade student at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring accidentally shot another student with an airsoft gun Thursday morning, a Montgomery County police spokesman said. "A middle school student was showing the gun to a...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Counties, Maryland, Middle school, Montgomery, Montgomery County Maryland, Police, Silver Spring Maryland, United States  
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McDonnell to discuss UVa. slaying

University of Virginia President John Casteen and other university leaders plan to meet with Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to discuss why college officials weren't notified that a student charged with the murder of his girlfriend had previously been charged with...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Bob McDonnell, George Huguely, John Casteen, Lacrosse, Murder, University of Virginia  
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Va. crews attempt to rescue whale

A humpback whale entangled in a gill net eluded would-be rescuers Wednesday afternoon after a tracking buoy came loose in the Chesapeake Bay off Cape Charles, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The 25-foot whale appeared to be healthy, but a three-person stranding...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Ex-mayor charged city $11K for makeup

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon charged the city more than $11,000 for professional makeup services, Baltimore's Fox 45 reports. This latest news about the former mayor's spending comes after early reports by the Baltimore Sun that Dixon, who resigned in...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags:  Baltimore, Sheila Dixon  
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Bus driver who hit pedestrian fired

Metro officials said Wednesday that they have fired the bus driver who hit a pedestrian in Southeast D.C. in April, the Washington Examiner reports. About 8:45 p.m. on April 13, the driver of a W2 Route Metrobus was turning right...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DC  
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Man shot in NE D.C.

A man was shot and wounded in the abdomen Wednesday night in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. Officers were called to the 2400 block of Queens Chapel Road, where they found the victim conscious and breathing about 10:15 p.m.,...

By Erica Johnston  | May 5, 2010; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Youth apparently shot on Metro bus in SE

A youth was shot and wounded on a Metro bus late Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington, officials said. D.C. police were called to the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue for the report of a shooting about 5:15 p.m. They...

By Erica Johnston  | May 5, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Man struck by train in Germantown

Authorities say a man has been struck by a train in Montgomery County. County fire department spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says crews were called just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Garcia says they are at Bent Willow Circle in Germantown and working to rescue the man.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Germantown Montgomery County Maryland, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Police  
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Va. coach charged with assaulting refs

A Spotsylvania County Little League soccer coach faces charges of assaulting two referees during a game.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Assault, Coach, Sheriff  
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Real World D.C. star sues MTV

DCist's Martin Austermuhle has the 411 (via Courthouse News Service) on a lawsuit that's sure to have folks rolling their eyes. He writes that one of the local women who appeared on The Real World D.C.is now suing claiming that...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  DCist, MTV, Real World, Real World DC, Reality-Based, Television  
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Arrest in sex assault on Pr. Geo. campus

Prince George's County police were called to the campus of Prince George's Community College Wednesday for a reported sexual assault.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  Prince George, Prince George's County Police Department  
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Former Va. coach accused of sex assault

Arlington County police have arrested a former soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting a boy about a decade ago, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Arlington, Arlington County Virginia, Crystal City, Police, Virginia  
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Vigil set for Yeardley Love

The University of Virginia will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of Yeardley Love, the fourth year senior who was killed after a fight with fellow student George Huguely.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  John Casteen, Lacrosse, Murder, Student, University of Virginia, Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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National Zoo welcomes a new baby

Officials at the National Zoo announced their latest addition: a scimitar-horned oryx born April 9 at their conservation center in Front Royal, Va. “Because most of the species we work with are critically endangered or extinct in the wild,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Endangered species, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington DC  
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Power outage in Northern Va.

About 6,500 customers temporarily lost power in Northern Virginia Wednesday morning after a private contractor hit a power cable, a spokeswoman for Dominion Virginia Power said.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Northern Virginia  
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Bringing new meaning to street racing

Open-wheel racing is coming to Baltimore. Baltimore officials approved a contract Wednesday with local investors who’ve been working to launch a race known as the Baltimore Grand Prix. The Indy Racing League is expected to sign a sanctioning agreement in the next two weeks.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Auto racing, Baltimore, Indy Racing League, Motorsport, Open wheel car  
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3 more arrests in Howard Co. shooting

Three more people have been arrested in connection with an April 6 shooting in Howard County -- one of three unrelated shootings that happened in the county that night, Howard County police reported. Patrick James Belt, 21, of Mount Airy,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags:  Assault, Conspiracy, Howard County Maryland, Police, Robbery, United States  
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Indictments in Va. marriage scam

Seventeen people are accused of participating in a scheme that paired Navy personnel with Russian women for bogus marriages, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Fraud, Marriage, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  
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Voice of the Hill closing

The Voice of the Hill, the monthly newspaper covering Capitol Hill's newspapers, is closing.

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Advertising, Newspaper, Recession, Washington DC  
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FBI wiretap leads to drug arrest

The FBI has arrested a D.C. area man they say was a mid-level drug dealer who said in a recorded phone call that he was going to make his Tennessee supplier "stop breathing" for selling him poor-quality cocaine, the Washington...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Friends shocked by Huguely's arrest

People who know murder suspect George Huguely say they're stunned to learn of the allegations against him, WJLA reports. Huguely, 22, a University of Virginia senior and lacrosse player, is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, to death. He...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Pedestrian struck and killed in Kettering

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night as he crossed a poorly lit street in the Kettering area, Prince George's County police said. The victim, who was not identified, was walking across Watkins Park Drive,...

By Erica Johnston  | May 4, 2010; 11:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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No pork, no foster kids

A Hyattsville-based company is defending its decision to deny a Baltimore woman to become a foster parent because she doesn't allow pork in her house, the Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Family, Foster Parents, Foster care, Muslim  
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Car hits Mount Pleasant library

D.C. Fire & EMS officials say a car hit the Mount Pleasant Interim Library Tuesday afternoon, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Emergency medical services, Library  
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Huguely threatened officer in 2008

The attorney for George Huguely, who has been accused of murdering fellow University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, told reporters Tuesday morning that Love's death was accidental.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Chevy Chase, Lacrosse, Landon School, Romance, University of Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Nonsectarian prayers available, too

The ACLU is asking Virginia State Police Superintendent Steven Flaherty to distribute pamphlets to all troopers who serve as chaplains in order to make it clear that they may deliver only nonsectarian prayers at department-sponsored events, the Virginia Politics blog reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  American Civil Liberties Union, Bob McDonnell, Jesus  
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Rockville is tops for start-ups

Rockville was named one of the top 10 U.S. cities for start-ups, according to a recent Bloomberg News survey, the Washington Business Journal reports. With 16.2 patents per 10,000 people, the 56,900-person city is the “epicenter of suburban Washington D.C.’s...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Crying over tax laws in Maryland?

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to sign into law a tax measure that could throw a serious kink in the budget plans of Prince George's County was greeted with some dark humor from County Council Chairman Thomas E. Dernoga Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Maryland, O'Malley, Prince George, Prince George's County Maryland  
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U-Md. may close Campus Drive

University of Maryland students are scheduled to gather at 4 p.m. Tuesday to give input on a university plan that would close Campus Drive this summer to most buses and all private vehicles as a pilot project to see whether...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  College Park, Education, Maryland, Maryland Transit Administration, Purple Line, United States, University of Maryland College Park  
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Bomb suspect attended Southeastern U

University of Bridgeport officials say the man accused of parking a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square earned computer and business degrees in the school after having transferred from a college in Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sport utility vehicle, Times Square, University of Bridgeport  
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D.C. Council approves medical pot

The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would allow residents to buy government-sanctioned marijuana for medical use, but only after members agreed to make it easier for qualified patients to obtain larger quantities of the drug.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  District of Columbia Council, Medical cannabis, Pro-Legalization  
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Andean bear cubs emerge from zoo den

Photo by Mehgan Murphy Months after twin Andean bear cubs were born at the National Zoo (and after several weeks of watching them on the zoo’s webcam), the duo ventured outside for the first time Friday, alongside their mom, Billie...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Billie Jean, Family, Home, National Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoological Park  
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Montgomery approves 'science city'

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approve the creation of a "science city", the Washington Business Journal reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg Maryland, Maryland  
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D.C. Council moves to oppose Arizona law

The D.C. Council on Tuesday sponsored a bill forbidding the police chief from sharing arrest data with federal immigration officials and also announced their unanimous support for a resolution calling on the city to stop doing business with the state of Arizona.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Arizona, Jan Brewer, Police  
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Ex-football star pleads guilty in driving death

A former high school and small-college football star who had aspirations of playing professionally pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol for the November accident that killed his younger brother's best friend and River...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Alcohol, Driving under the influence, High school, River Hill High School  
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Guilty plea in Howard drunk driving death

A former college football player has pleaded guilty in the drunken-driving death of a high school football player from Howard County.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  College football, Driving under the influence, High school football, River Hill High School  
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Laura Bush book tour comes to Va.

Former First Lady Laura Bush is kicking off a national book tour in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Books-A-Million, First Lady, Laura Bush, Northern Virginia, President  
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Diesel spill near Indian Head Highway

Prince George's Fire and EMS are reporting that there has been a diesel spill on the local lanes of Capital Beltway near Indian Head Highway. About 100 gallons have spilled and are covering the local lanes.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Huguely came from prominent family

George Huguely V, the U-Va. student accused of killing a female lacrosse player at the university hails from a family that helped build the Washington area, the Washington Examiner reports. For nearly 100 years, the Huguelys have supplied lumber and...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Shaw deals with news of Betts's death

A day after police announced that Shaw Middle School Principal Brian Betts was murdered after meeting suspects on a phone-sex chat line, students and faculty at the school said the revelations didn’t change their feelings about their beloved principal.

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  | Tags:  Middle school, Shaw Middle School, Student  
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Former Md. governor to be roasted

Former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel is scheduled to be "toasted and roasted" by Maryland political VIPS of all stripes in honor of his 90th birthday. The celebration will occur Tuesday evening at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, on the...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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D.C. court to hear gay marriage challenge

The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over gay marriage. In January, a D.C. Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit by a Maryland pastor who wanted to put a measure on the D.C. ballot to...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Cop says gun sales legitimate

According to court documents, a police officer who Montgomery County has accused of misusing taxpayer money to sell cheap guns to hundreds of public safety officers said he has done nothing wrong and was only acting as a good...

By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Alexandria property taxes to climb

Alexandria residents can expect to pay about $125 more on their property taxes in fiscal 2011 and higher fees for trash collection, parking meters and storm water management projects, among other services. The Alexandria City Council passed a tax...

By Erica Johnston  | May 3, 2010; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marine killed by train in Va.

Authorities said a 20-year-old Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico was killed early Sunday morning in an incident involving a train. According to police were called to a railroad crossing at Henderson Road on the Quantico base at approximately...

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Government, Marine Corps, Military, Police, Prince William County Virginia, Quantico Marine base, United States Marine Corps  
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Two men arrested in Betts murder

Montgomery County police arrested a District woman Monday morning in connection with the killing of school principal Brian Betts, a police spokeswoman said, and have served two search warrants at residences in separate parts of Washington, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  | Tags:  Brian Betts, Dan Morse, Maryland, Middle school, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Maryland, Police  
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Chelsea School leaving Silver Spring

The Chelsea School will leave Silver Spring in 2012 and has sold their property to a local developer hoping to build up to 75 new townhomes on the site, Greater Greater Washington reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC, Maryland  | Tags:  Greater Greater Washington, Silver Spring Maryland  
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Underground Railroad park gets funding

Maryland legislators have secured $462,650 in federal funding for Dorchester County's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Barbara Mikulski, Dorchester, Dorchester County Maryland, Eastern Shore, Eastern Shore Maryland, Harriet Tubman, Maryland, Underground Railroad  
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U-Va. student charged in Love's slaying

A University of Virginia lacrosse player from Chevy Chase, Md. has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a fellow student and lacrosse player, The Daily Progress reports.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Chevy Chase, Lacrosse, University of Virginia  
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Roads reopen around Thomas Circle

The area around Thomas Circle and 14th Street NW D.C. has been shut down to traffic while police investigate a suspicious package.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kennedy Center receives $22.5M gift

The Kennedy Center in Washington is announcing the largest private donation in its history — a $22.5 million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow its Arts Management Institute that trains the nation's arts leaders. Betsy DeVos says arts...

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Amway, Dick DeVos, George W. Bush, Michigan, Orlando Magic, Republican  
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Supreme Ct. to close front door

The Supreme Court is closing its front door for security reasons.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States  
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Black bear killed in Frederick

Frederick city police say a black bear was struck and killed on a highway just south of the city after wandering through some nearby neighborhoods.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  American Black Bear, Highway  
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No serious injuries in school bus accident

Prince George's County Fire and EMS is reporting that there has been a crash involving a school bus at 3500 Pennsylvania Drive in Landover.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  High school, Landover Maryland, Prince George, Prince George's County Maryland  
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Body found in Va. shed after fire

Fairfax County officials say firefighters found the body of a woman after they put out a fire in a backyard shed.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Alexandria, Alexandria Virginia, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Virginia, Virginia  
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Fairfax police get their man

Fairfax County police say they've caught a man who fled the courthouse in the middle of his trial.

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Arlington County Virginia, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Virginia, Police, Virginia  
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Frederick schools win "green" grant

Oakdale and Linganore High schools are two of the biggest in Frederick County, but their carbon footprint will be smaller next year, The Gazette reports. Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration's Sunburst initiative, the two schools...

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Woman finds traffic ticket loophole

A Bethesda woman escaped her speed camera ticket after she uncovered maintenance problems with Gaithersburg's cameras, the Washington Examiner reports. Peggy Lucero was nabbed by a speed camera in a 30 mph zone on Route 355 in Gaithersburg. Instead of...

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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PW County may extend school day

Children across the area may have been happy to have all those days off due to the snowy winter, but kids in one district are learning now that they have to make some of that time up, WTOP reports. Some...

By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Cops: Neighbor feud led to Md. shooting

A double shooting in broad daylight in a quiet Brandywine neighborhood on Sunday afternoon stemmed from a neighborhood dispute and left one man dead and his teenage son wounded, Prince George's County police said.

By Mike McPhate  | May 3, 2010; 6:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  Crime, Maryland, Police, Prince George  
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Man missing in Md. river

A man was missing in the Susquehanna River in northeastern Maryland on Sunday after jumping in to help another man, the Maryland natural resources police said. They said Phillip A. Shimboff, 49, of Delta, Pa., jumped into the river...

By Erica Johnston  | May 2, 2010; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Woman rescued in tractor-trailer crash

NBC 4 is reporting an elderly Montgomery County woman was rescued Saturday after she drove her car beneath a tractor-trailer near a Giant loading dock in North Bethesda. From the report: "Firefighters used the jaws of life to remove the...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 2, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Police find missing autistic boy

An autistic 9-year-old boy has been found more than 12 hours after he wandered away from his mother and sister in a state park in Cecil County. Maryland Natural Resources Police say Noah Notter of Dundalk was found around 6...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 2, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Purchase agreement signed for Wizards

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis on Sunday signed a purchase agreement with the estate of Abe Pollin, committing Leonsis to purchase the 56 percent of the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center that he does not already own. The agreement is...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 2, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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8 shot in bloody night across region

Eight people were shot, two fatally, in an unusual outbreak of violence across the District and its Maryland suburbs late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said. D.C. itself recorded four separate shootings with a total of six victims,...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 2, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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