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Woman sexually assaulted by intruder

A woman in her late 60s was sexually assaulted Saturday morning by an intruder in her apartment in the Germantown area, Montgomery County police said. They said the incident occurred about 3 a.m. on a street west of Interstate...

By Terri Rupar  | June 19, 2010; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Injured hiker rescued near Potomac

An injured hiker was rescued from the Virginia side of the Potomac River on Saturday night by a boat from the D.C. fire department, authorities said. The man was hiking with his dog on a trail near the river’s edge...

By Terri Rupar  | June 19, 2010; 10:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fenty canvasser allegedly selling crack

A canvasser for the campaign of D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) was fired after being arrested Friday in connection with an alleged attempt to sell crack to an undercover police officer in Northwest. Demetrius Eccles was arrested at Georgia...

By Terri Rupar  | June 19, 2010; 9:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Former Bullet Manute Bol dies at 47

Manute Bol, who became a basketball sensation in the 1980s as a skeletally thin shot-blocking giant with the Washington Bullets and other professional teams, and who devoted his post-basketball life to improving the lot of his fellow natives of Sudan,...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 19, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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D.C. to inspect fire alarms in homes

D.C. fire officials are planning to inspect smoke alarms at homes throughout the city. The D.C. fire and EMS department says firefighters and officials from the U.S. Fire Administration will canvass neighborhoods Saturday in southeast and northeast Washington, close to...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 19, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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3 shot at Georgia, Missouri avenues NW

UPDATED 2:30 a.m. Saturday Three people were reported wounded late Friday in an outburst of gunfire near Missouri and Georgia avenues, in the section of upper Northwest that is east of Rock Creek Park. Investigators said early Saturday that the...

By Terri Rupar  | June 18, 2010; 11:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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3 shot in Washington Highlands in SE

Three people were shot and wounded late Friday in the Washington Highlands section of Southeast Washington, authorities said. The shootings occurred about 10:30 p.m. near 8th and Yuma streets SE. The victims were all taken to hospitals after the...

By Terri Rupar  | June 18, 2010; 11:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gas line messes up Manassas traffic

Traffic in Manassas was disrupted Friday afternoon after construction workers broke open a 26-inch-diameter natural gas line, the Prince William County police said. They said the main was ruptured about 3:30 p.m. near Sudley Road and Sudley Manor Drive,...

By Terri Rupar  | June 18, 2010; 7:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama at Nats game; Strasburg pitching

The president, a White Sox fan, is at tonight's Nationals game, according to the Associated Press. Follow the score and stats here....

By Terri Rupar  | June 18, 2010; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pinball museum coming to Georgetown

Pinhead alert! Pinball is coming to the Shops at Georgetown Park. David Silverman, the Silver Spring man who had long dreamed of opening a museum dedicated to all things pinball said Friday that he hopes to open the National Pinball...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cocaine bust at Dulles Airport

A Pennsylvania man is in custody after attempting to smuggle more than four pounds of cocaine concealed in powdered-soup packets through Dulles International Airport, officials said Friday. Jose Acevedo, 41, of Carlisle, Pa., was arrested early Friday by Customs and...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Md. student charged in girls' assault

An 18-year-old student at Mount Hebron High School has been charged with sex offenses against two female students that occurred on school grounds, Howard County police said Friday. Trey Michael Murduck, 18, of Ellicott City, is charged with third-degree sex...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Call to be like Arizona brings challenger

A Prince William man said Friday that he has had enough of the chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey A. Stewart -- so he's going after the supervisor's job.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  arizona immigration, board of county supervisors, corey stewart, john gray, prince william  
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World Cup, Legos and steak -- 5 fun blogs

Remember when it was a big deal that the first woman astronaut was going into space? Now, we hardly blink. But we shouldn’t forget that early pioneer Sally Ride. The Around the Mall blog reminds us that today is the...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Loris AM Buzz  
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Columbia Pike library move halted

Columbia Pike Branch Library in Arlington will stay put. Michael Brown, Arlington’s county manager, released a statement Friday saying he was withdrawing a proposal to relocate the branch at South Walter Reed Drive, near 8th Street South, and move it about 1.5 miles away up Columbia Pike at the future Arlington Mills Community Center.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  arlington, columbia pike branch library  
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Unofficial Capitol Hill mayor Kelly dies

Thomas V. Kelly, 86, a Washington native and journalist whose home was such a hub of local life that he was known as the unofficial mayor of Capitol Hill, died of a heart attack Thursday at George Washington University Hospital.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  capitol hill, marguerite kelly, thomas kelly  
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Software to help communicate with deaf

D.C. police say they're installing new software in their patrol cars to improve communication with the deaf and hard of hearing community.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  communicate, d.c. police, deaf  
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Real estate magnate Alan Kay has died

Alan I. Kay, 75, a Washington-area real estate magnate and philanthropist who was for many years the force behind one of the most extravagant and profitable cancer fundraising events in the country, died June 17 at Potomac Valley nursing home in Rockville. He had Alzheimer’s disease.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland  | Tags:  alan kay, philanthropist, real estate  
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Md. housing dept. moving to Pr. George's

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced Friday that the state Department of Housing and Community Development will move from Anne Arundel County to Prince George's.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, anne arundel, department of housing and community development, maryland, prince george's  
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Four charged in scalding attack

Charles County police have arrested four people who poured scalding water over a man they believed had made unwanted advances toward a woman, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  burn, charles county, indian head, scalded  
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13 discharged from Quantico for cheating

Thirteen junior officers -- eight men and five women -- have been discharged from the Marine Corps after officials at the base at Quantico found they cheated on a test last September, officials confirmed Friday.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  marine corps, quantico base  
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Montgomery launches 311 service

Montgomery County has launched a new system to provide non-emergency information about county services. Callers can dial 3-1-1 or go to a new county website www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. Callers outside the county can dial 240-777-0311. The 3-1-1 line is reachable via most...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria to end free parking for disabled

Disabled drivers will no longer be able to park at metered spots in Alexandria without paying, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Alexandria, disabled, parking  
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Pr. Geo.'s approves school cellphone ban

Prince George's County students will have to keep their cellphones turned off from the first bell of the morning to the last bell of the day.

By Michael Birnbaum  | June 18, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Gray wins Ward 3 straw poll

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray edged past Adrian M. Fenty in the Ward 3 Democratic straw poll, eking out a victory in a part of town that had been widely believed to be the mayor’s strongest base of support, the D.C. Wire reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, mayor adrian fenty, straw poll  
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Apparent drowning in Woodbridge

Prince William County police are investigating an apparent drowning in Woodbridge, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  drowning, prince william county, woodbridge  
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Lorton man arrested in W.Va. deaths

Authorities say a Virginia man wanted in connection with the deaths of a West Virginia woman and her young son has been arrested.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  Crime and Justice  
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Va. man gets 5 years in judge threat

An Alexandria man has been sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison after he threatened the life of a South Carolina judge, authorities said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  crime, virginia  
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Cheeburger Cheeburger tops burger poll

Cheeburger Cheeburger has taken tops honors in a WTOP poll on best burger joints in the D.C. area, the news station reports.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  food  
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Lori's A.M. BUZZ

It's Friday at last! Try to get outside today if you can because the Capital Weather Gang says Saturday and Sunday are going to be H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D. Think 90 degrees. I've got lots of friends who love the humidity. Me? Air conditioning, please.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Loris AM Buzz  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
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Maryland boys beat puppy to death

Two boys have been arrested after police say they beat a puppy to death near a Southwest Baltimore golf course, the news station WJZ reports.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 6:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  animal cruelty  
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Va. gets $38M in new housing funds

Public housing authorities in Virginia are getting more than $38 million in federal funding.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  government, virginia  
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Photos: Serial bank robber in Largo

Prince George’s County police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in a string of robberies at Largo banks.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  crime, maryland, prince george's  
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Viewing for slain trooper Friday

A public viewing for slain Maryland state trooper Wesley Brown is set for Friday in Capitol Heights.

By Mike McPhate  | June 18, 2010; 5:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  | Tags:  crime, maryland  
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D.C. officer injured in pursuit

A D.C. police officer suffered a dislocated ankle Thursday evening in Oxon Hill while apprehending four teenagers after officers followed an SUV into Prince George's County, officials said. Vice officers were patrolling near Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road in the...

By Erica Johnston  | June 17, 2010; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Fab food, John Woo: 5 fun blog posts

Here I thought we’d covered all possible angles on the World Cup. I was wrong. The good folks at Endless Simmer offer “The World Cup of Food,” a mouthwatering primer on World Cup eats. I’ll pass on the Vegemite (Australia),...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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9:30 Club sues over Live Nation deal

The owner of the District’s 9:30 club is suing to prevent the state of Maryland from issuing $4 million in bonds to build a Live Nation venue in downtown Silver Spring, saying government officials are hiding the project’s real costs.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  9:30 club, Silver Spring Maryland, concert, live nation  
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State agency moving to Prince George's

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is scheduled to announce Friday that a state agency will move to Prince George's County. He would not, however, say which state agency would be making the move.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Prince George's County, maryland, maryland governor martin o'malley  
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Va. authorities ID poison that killed dogs

Police said Thursday that the poisonous substance believed to have caused the death of two Centreville, Va., dogs in May has been identified as strychnine, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  centreville, dogs, poison  
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Arizona-like law for Prince William?

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) is calling on Virginia legislators to follow in Arizona’s footsteps and pass a law that would crackdown on illegal immigration throughout the Commonwealth.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  arizona immigration, corey stewart, immigration, prince william  
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Dems go after Va. gov. over Metro funds

Virginia Democrats continued to hammer Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell Tuesday over his decision to withhold $50 million for Metro unless the state gets two members on the agency's board of directors, Virginia Politics reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  bob mcdonnell, jim moran, virginia, virginia governor robert mcdonnell  
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Loudoun newspapers to merge

Two Loudoun newspapers announced Thursday that they are merging their print and online operations.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Loudoun County Virginia, loudoun independent, loudoun times  
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Death of student from Va. investigated

Ames, Iowa police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Iowa State University student from Woodbridge who was struck by a train in April. Raven Gileau was found around 5:30 a.m. on April 25 near railroad tracks in Ames.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  iowa state, raven gileau, woodbridge  
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Update on Arlington headstones

Here's a quick follow-up to our story today about several headstones that were found in a creek and along a creekbed at Arlington National Cemetery -- the nation's best known military burial ground. At least one of the markers had...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Art from Haiti's children on display

Haiti's first lady Elisabeth Preval is visiting Washington as paintings and drawings made by her nation's children after the earthquake go on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Preval says art has provided healing for the children as a way for...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gray coming down to the wire over fence

The clock is ticking for Council Chairman Vincent Gray to do something about his fence. He has 30 days to relocate or lower the black aluminum fence that surrounds his Hillcrest home, the D.C. Wire reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wone conspiracy trial to continue

The judge hearing the Robert Wone conspiracy trial denied a motion for a full acquittal on Thursday, meaning the proceedings will continue, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  murder, robert wone  
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Shooting at D.C. check cashing store

D.C. police are responding to a report of at least one person shot at a check cashing store in Northeast Washington.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  crime, washington  
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'Slug' drivers get ticketed on 14th

Slug drivers say police have been enforcing the District's no-stopping zone law and ticketing them for picking up carpoolers. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier says police haven't changed what they normally do, WTOP reports. "There's been no change in what...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Va. woman found; man still missing

A Spotsylvania man has not been seen since attending Capital Pride festivities on Sunday and a Fauquier County woman disappeared after attending a Phish concert in Portsmouth. Meanwhile, Portsmouth police are searching for Laura Pepe, 26, who became separated from friends Tuesday after attending a Phish concert, The Virginian-Pilot reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Virginia  | Tags:  capital pride parade, missing, phish concert  
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2nd theft at Annapolis City Hall

Annapolis police said Wednesday that they have not eliminated the possibility that a second theft reported at City Hall might be linked to the theft of more than $150,000 in checks and cash from a vault in the city's Finance...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Ex-bus driver indicted over child porn

A grand jury has indicted a former Prince George’s school bus driver on charges that he sexually molested a 7-year-old boy and captured the abuse on video, federal authorities said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  crime, maryland  
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Md. woman dead after barricade situation

Maryland State Police say a woman is dead after a barricade situation in Frederick, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  barricade, frederick, maryland state police, trooper  
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Video: Gunman robs Vienna 7-Eleven

McLean police are searching for a gunman in an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Vienna that was captured on security cameras.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  crime, virginia  
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Video: Alexandria teachers do Lady Gaga

Teachers at Holmes Middle School in Alexandria thrilled students Tuesday with a dance performance of Lady Gaga's monster hit "Bad Romance." The educators donned in full Gaga attire for the dance performed as part of an end-of-the-school-year talent show in...

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Md. speed camera suit dismissed

A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against speed cameras in Montgomery County and three jurisdictions in the county.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Va. man guilty for role in $17M fraud

A Springfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping an accomplice steal more than $17 million from a bank where he worked, federal authorities said in a statement.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. film festival seeks entries

The Virginia Film Festival inviting filmmakers from the state, region and the world to submit features, documentaries and short films for the November event.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. BUZZ

Good morning. In honor of "Dump the Pump Day" the D.C. Department of Transportion tweets that the Circulator is free all day today!

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Second arrest in SE shooting death

D.C. police have arrested a second person in the 2008 shooting death of a Southeast Washington man.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Georgetown allows more liquor sellers

D.C.'s alcohol board voted Wednesday to increase by seven the number of liquor licenses in the Georgetown neighborhood, according to a .=report in the Washington City Paper.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Report: Mice in Va. mall's food court

A worker at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City says humans are the only ones filling their bellies in the mall’s food court, according to an ABC 7 report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 5:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Electric vehicle initiative in Va.

Virginia's public and private sectors are partnering on an initiative to increase the use of electric vehicles in the state.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: Two-faced kitten dies

A kitten born with two faces in Charleston died Thursday, according to a report in People Pets.

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 5:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man hurt when ladder falls on power line

A painter was critically injured Wednesday after his metal ladder fell into a high-voltage power line, the Arlington County Fire Department said. The man, whose name was not released, was trying to extend his ladder outside a home on...

By Erica Johnston  | June 16, 2010; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bethesda Theatre headed to auction block

The long-running Bethesda Theatre could soon be going dark for good. The Wisconsin Avenue landmark is going on the auction block June 29, after its owners defaulted on their mortgage, said Paul Cooper, vice president of Alex Cooper Auctioneers. No potential buyers have made themselves known yet, he said.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Two charged in video beating

Police have charged two juveniles in connection with the attack on a 17-year-old Bowie High School student Friday that was captured on video and posted to the Internet, authorities said Wednesday. The Crime Scene blog has more....

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Our 5 favorite blog posts

Sigh. Where does the workday go? Still, it's never too late to highlight some of our favorite D.C. area blogs. Today's batch of blog posts includes some nifty Census tracking tools (yes, there is such a thing), a some "Top...

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Boat in Potomac sinks, leaks fuel

Authorities are working to contain fuel leaking from a 31-foot boat that has sunk into the Potomac River.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Circulator could help Mall traffic concerns

Updated, 8:34 p.m., with correct link to Debonis. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) Wednesday wrote Mayor Adrian Fenty and the National Park Service, asking them to fix traffic problems on the National Mall, The Post's Mike DeBonis reports. "Particularly during the...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 16, 2010; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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28-person kidney exchange marked in D.C.

A group of organ donors and their recipients gathered in Washington Tuesday to celebrate the world's largest kidney exchange.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man struck by Orange Line train

A man was struck by a Metro train at the Dunn Loring Station, Dr. Gridlock reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Meeting on E. MontCo. development

Now that Montgomery County has created a blueprint for a biosciences center near Gaithersburg, county planners are beginning work on similar plans for the county’s east side. Planners with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission are hosting an open...

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Funding for low income commuters

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Wednesday unanimously approved funding for 10 projects designed to improve the mobility of disabled riders and low-income commuters.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. program lets you turn yourself in

People wanted for nonviolent offenses in the Baltimore area are getting a unique opportunity to turn themselves in.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. to look at menhaden fishery in Bay

A panel of Virginia legislators, environmentalists and watermen will study fishing pressures on menhaden, a small fish in big demand for use in health supplements and a critical food source for other Chesapeake Bay fish.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cab drivers say they're not being heard

Taxicab drivers say a Wednesday hearing on fares proves once again that their voices are not being heard. The taxicab commission is holding the hearing in a small room at a government building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard SE. So some taxi drivers and a reporter are stuck in a hallway, The Post's Nikita Stewart reports on the DC Wire blog.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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5 students arrested in alleged iPod theft

Five Rockville High School students were arrested in connection with the theft of an iPod in a local park, authorities said Wednesday. Officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery in Rock Creek...

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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U.S. senator to Fenty: Fix Mall traffic

A U.S. senator from Virginia has had it with tour buses clogging roads around the Mall and he is calling on D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to do something about it.

Sen. Jim Webb (D) said in a letter sent to Fenty and the National Park Service chief Jonathan Jarvis that traffic around the downtown park had become "unsustainable."

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Officer shoots dog in Northwest D.C.

A D.C. police officer shot a dog that attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night, police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Young man found dead in Md. creek

Police are investigating the death of a young man found floating in a creek just off the Severn River in Anne Arundel County.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. BUZZ

A hot and steamy one for us today. The Capital Weather Gang says temperatures will climb into the 80's with a 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. (We may even get some sprinkles this A.M.) But they say that Thursday and Friday will be better. Let's just hope they're right.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman shot in Manassas

A 19-year-old woman was shot in the leg Monday in Manassas, Prince William County Police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Probe into fatal fire at St. Mary's home

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the death of a man found in a burning shed at a St. Mary's County home.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Anacostia escalators, elevators out

A power outage at the Anacostia station has knocked all of the elevators and escalators out of service. The station does remain open, and shuttle bus service has been requested.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 6:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley set to file re-election bid

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to formally file with the state elections board to run for a second term.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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55 cats found in D.C. woman's house

Animal rescuers last week discovered 55 cats living in squalor in a Northwest D.C. woman’s house, according to an NBC4 report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Md. man gets 30 years in child porn case

A federal judge has sentenced a Maryland man to 30 years in prison for the production and distribution of child pornography, authorities said in a statement.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No charges in case linked to alleged cult

No charges will be filed in a bizarre happening at the home of a suspected religious cult leader that left an 18-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries, Baltimore County police said Tuesday. Police have concluded that Carmella Goldstein was hurt when...

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 5:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arrest made in D.C. triple shooting

A man has been arrested in the shooting of three men in the Shaw neighborhood Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 16, 2010; 5:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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No bomb in Pr. George's, just an accident

Prince George's County firefighters and bomb technicians are investigating a suspicious object that was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a Hyattsville-area parking garage, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Smithsonian will display Albright jewelry

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, known for using lapel pins to communicate diplomatic messages, is bringing her brooches to Washington. An exhibit opening Friday at the Smithsonian Castle features more than 200 pins from Albright's collection. Many have historical...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. allows liquor stores to open July 4th

Liquor stores in the District will be able to sell booze on July 4, which happens to fall this year on a Sunday, when such sales are usually prohibited.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Md. man charged with attempted rape

Howard County police say an Ellicott City man has been charged with attempting to rape a woman who hired him as a handyman. Michael Anthony Harris, 50, was charged Saturday with attempted second-degree rape and second-degree assault after the incident....

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro union to hold vigil for crash victims

The union representing Metro workers will hold a candelight vigil to honor fallen members next Tuesday, June 22, the one-year anniversary of the Red Line crash, Lisa Rein reports over at Dr. Gridlock.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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5 favorite D.C. area blog posts

After a brief interruption, we're back with our five favorite blog posts of the day. I didn't think I was gone that long, but D.C. area bloggers were very busy. (Posting champs include Greater, Greater Washington, Frozen Tropics, Rockville Central...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Allen makes promise about Skins

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen made a promise Tuesday: No, not a Super Bowl-sized promise. But the Redskins, he said, will be the "hardest-working team in the NFL." "Our ownership has given us free reign to get the flame...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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D.C. Council approves budget bill

Even as the D.C. Council signed off on budget legislation Tuesday to close a $550 million gap, members warned that the city's finances could soon worsen if revenue projections do not keep pace with spending.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, budget, d.c. council, mayor adrian fenty, soda tax  
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Arbitrator rules against developer

An arbitrator has ruled against Newland Communities, the developer of Clarksburg Town Center, in a dispute with community activists. Newland had sued the community group, saying its members failed to back Newland’s revised plans for the northern Montgomery County community...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Goodbye WASA, hello D.C. Water

D.C. WASA is no more. Mike DeBonis tells us at his blog that the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is now just D.C. Water.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Arrest made in 2004 Md. rape case

Howard County police announced Tuesday that an arrest has been made in a 2004 rape case thanks to information from a national DNA database. Gary Sental Taylor, 30, of Norwalk, Conn., was arrested May 10 in Connecticut and faces charges...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New foundation for Fairfax schools

Cash strapped and seeking new sources of revenue, Fairfax's public school system is again reaching out to the private sector. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce unveiled plans Tuesday for a new nonprofit foundation that would allow for profit companies to donate money to the county's public schools. Stuart Mendelsohn, the chamber's outgoing chairman and a partner with the law firm Holland & Knight, LLP, said during the group's annual luncheon at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly that a "more formal announcement" would come later this summer.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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KPMG to bring more jobs to No. Va.

The audit and tax firm KPMG said Tuesday it would expand its operations in Northern Virginia, bringing an additional 375 jobs to the region.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Consumer confidence eroding in D.C.

Consumer confidence in the D.C. region has stalled, survey says. /

By Lori Aratani  | June 15, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Funeral set for Jimmy Dean

A public visitation and an open funeral service for country music legend Jimmy Dean will be held in Richmond.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Water main break closes Basilica

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception closed Tuesday at 10 a.m. due to a water main break. The Basilica, the largest church in North America, will reopen Wednesday at 7 a.m., and resume its regular operations and schedule of Masses, confessions, tours.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fewer furloughs for Pr. Geo. schools?

The plan to furlough Prince George's employees will be less severe than expected, NBC 4 is reporting.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Blair Witch" town signs to be auctioned

The town of Burkittsville will test the market for “Blair Witch Project” memorabilia by auctioning off a welcome sign like those shown in the 1999 thriller.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Area driving laws get high marks

The effort to reduce accidents caused by distracted driving has gained momentum across the nation, according to report issued Tuesday, as states enact stronger laws against texting and cell phone use and push to create greater public awareness of the problem.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Two men sought in Northeast shooting

Police are searching for two suspects after a man was shot in the arm in Northeast Washington Monday night.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Man found shot to death in Southeast

A man was found shot to death on a sidewalk in Southeast Washington Monday night, D.C. police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Children in D.C. bus accident

Emergency personnel are responding to a collision between a vehicle and a bus carrying children that left 18 people injured, D.C. fire officials said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Water main break closes Catholic U.

All classes are canceled at Catholic University Tuesday after a water main break on Harewood Road, school officials said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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$150,000 missing from Annapolis vault

Annapolis police are investigating the disappearance of $150,000 in checks and cash from a vault in the city's Finance Department, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Parking rate hike in Alexandria

The Alexandria City Council has approved a parking meter rate hike to $1.75 an hour from rates that ranged between $1 and $1.25, the Washington Examiner reports.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A. M. Buzz

This week is Digital Capital Week in D.C. -- the "unconference" of the area's digital world, which features panels on topics ranging from notable women in technology to using social networking to jump-starting a small business.

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Student beating at Bowie school

Prince George’s County police are investigating the beating of a student at Bowie High School after video of the assault was posted on Facebook, school officials said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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N.Va. has state's lowest family violence

A new state report provides a locality-by-locality breakdown of measures of family violence, and consolidates information about how violence affects a wide range of people from children to the elderly.

By Mike McPhate  | June 15, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Boy, 3, in critical condition in pool incident

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday after being rescued from a swimming pool by a lifeguard, pool manager, police officers and firefighters, Montgomery County officials said. The boy was found in the pool in Burtonsville shortly after...

By Erica Johnston  | June 14, 2010; 10:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Passengers removed from tour boat

Seven passengers were removed Monday night from a sightseeing boat in the Potomac River after the boat became disabled, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. Pete Piringerr said the incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. near the 14th Street Bridge. He...

By Erica Johnston  | June 14, 2010; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bicyclist injured in fall near Chain Bridge

A bicyclist was injured Monday evening after apparently skidding down a steep embankment from a popular trail above the Chain Bridge in Northwest Washington. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. on the Capital Crescent trail near the 5700 block...

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Chlorine leak forces evacuation

A chlorine leak forced evacuation of part of a building in Hyattsville Monday afternoon, a Prince George’s County fire official said. No injuries were reported. An odor of chlorine, a potentially toxic gas, was detected about 3:30 p.m. in...

By Erica Johnston  | June 14, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Memorial set for Red Line crash victims

Metro will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the victims of the Red Line Crash on Tuesday, June 22, marking one year since nine people were killed and 80 injured in the rail system's deadliest crash.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Goat found in trunk of D.C. woman

Authorities in Bedford County say a regional drunken-driving checkpoint led to the discovery of a goat, bound and shoved in the trunk of a car.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Metro track worker placed on leave

Metro has placed a track worker on paid administrative leave after he was arrested Thursday by Metro Transit Police and charged with being drunk in public and impeding a police officer with force, Ann Scott Tyson reports over at Dr. Gridlock.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Area men caught in prostitution sting

Howard County police arrested 10 men in a prostitution sting over the weekend, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Two charged in trooper shooting

Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of off-duty Maryland State Police Trooper Wesley Brown.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Fenty says blame him for bike theft

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Monday took "full responsibility" for two bicycles stolen from his home June 3 and said the officer guarding his property followed protocol.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Pr. George's cop, suspect shot, wounded

A police officer was shot in the leg and a suspect also was shot in the hand in a struggle for the officer's gun after an attempted robbery outside a bank in Prince George's County on Monday, authorities said. The...

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. liquor stores could open July 4th

July 4 falls on a Sunday this year. So for those who can't plan ahead the D.C. Council is expected on Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow liquor stores to be open, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Video: Lawmaker jostles with student

Last week Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.), who's seen as a safe bet for re-election this year despite representing a somewhat conservative (Cook R+2) district, ran into two self-described students with video cameras outside of a fundraiser.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Census worker killed on the job from Md.

A Baltimore man who was working for the Census has died after being shot while dropping off a co-worker, in the first killing of a census worker on the job this year.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Report: 2nd arrest in trooper slaying

A second person has been taken into custody in connection with the killing of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown, ABC 7 is reporting.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two bodies found in Lorton

Fairfax County Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in Lorton Monday morning, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arrested activists: We had no choice

Anti-torture activists who were arrested earlier this year at the U.S. Capitol say they will tell a judge they had no choice but to resort to such action.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. area schools rank among top 100

Newsweek is out with its list of the best high schools in America, and 14 schools in the Washington region ranked in the top 100.

By Washington Post editors  | June 14, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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No increase for Md. pensions next month

For the first time since Maryland instituted annual cost-of-living adjustments for pensions were instituted in 1971, retirees and beneficiaries won't see an increase in their checks next month.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two people shot in Southeast D.C.

D.C. police are hunting for a gunman who shot a man and a woman in Southeast D.C. early Monday, police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lori's A. M. Buzz

Good morning! It’s going to be plenty hot and humid out there today, with temperatures well into the 80s, maybe the 90s by this afternoon.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gaithersburg to add cameras in gang fight

Officials plan to add security cameras in the Olde Towne section of Gaithersburg in an effort to stem robberies linked to street gangs in the area, according to a Washington Examiner report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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New ice cream flavor: 'Booger'

There's probably no way “Barf” is ever going to work as an ice cream flavor. But “Booger"?

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 6:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two bikes stolen from Fenty home

Thieves have made off with two mountain bikes from D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s home in the Crestwood neighborhood in Northwest Washington, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Pedestrian seriously hurt in Silver Spring

Police are trying to identify a pedestrian who is in critical condition after being struck by a small SUV in Silver Spring Sunday night, Montgomery County police said.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 4:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Rare 1776 document visits Maryland

A rare original printing of the Declaration of Independence is visiting Maryland for the first time to help kick of the National History Day competitions.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 4:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman attacked in Montgomery County

Sketches of two suspects. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police) A 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted early Sunday by two men who confronted her on Viers Mill Road in the Rockville area, authorities said. Montgomery County police said she was walking...

By Martin Weil  | June 14, 2010; 1:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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2 men shot to death in Adelphi

Two men were shot to death Sunday evening outside an apartment house in the Adelphi area of Prince George’s County, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in the 7900 block of Riggs Road, the county police said....

By Erica Johnston  | June 13, 2010; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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NOAA computer helped save teen at sea

A military official says a NOAA computer in Maryland helped play a part in the rescue of teenage solo sailor Abby Sunderland. The computer is housed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Search and Rescue Satellite control center in...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 13, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Md. man arrested in wife's stabbing

Maryland State Police say a 24-year-old Elkton man is facing murder charges for the apparent stabbing death of his wife. Police say Jason Costello was arrested at his home after dispatchers received a call Saturday morning reporting a woman screaming...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 13, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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