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Leak at Accokeek sewage treatment plant

There’s a leak at a sewage treatment plant in Accokeek, but the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says none of the raw sewage is escaping into rivers or streams. The problem started Saturday morning when a contractor hit a pressure line...

By Terri Rupar  | July 3, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Md. man dies after fall during fight

Anne Arundel County police say a Glen Burnie man died after falling to the ground and hitting his head during a fistfight. The death of 23-year-old Robert Raeke is being investigated as a homicide. Police have identified a suspect. They...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 3, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Amber alert canceled for Adelphi boy

Updated, 3:16 p.m.: Aaron Gamez was returned safe around 2 p.m. this afternoon, Prince George's County police said. Jose Alex Turciso, the ex-boyfriend of Gamez's mother, dropped the boy off in front of a family member's residence in the 6000...

By Denny McAuliffe  | July 3, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Va. officials issue warning about river

Stafford County and City of Fredericksburg officials are warning people to take precautions if they plan to visit the Rappahannock River this summer.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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WSSC customers not cutting back enough

A day after the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission appealed for shorter showers and a ban on outside watering took effect, usage dropped by about 25 million gallons, only about a third of the goal, said commission spokeswoman Lyn Riggins.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Dominion night lights could be fire risk

Dominion Virginia Power says night lights it distributed to promote energy conservation could pose a potential fire risk and should be discarded.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Water advisory for Bayside Beach

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued an advisory to avoid swimming and other direct water contact at Bayside Beach in Pasadena after high bacteria levels were found in water samples.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Improper disposal of fireworks caused fire

The improper disposal of recently used fireworks is being blamed for a house fire in the Centreville area Thursday night, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teen dies from injuries after assault

A 17-year-old has died from injuries he received after being assaulted last weekend, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Md. records another heat-related death

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said there has been another heat-related death.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4-foot crack found in MoCo water main

Workers found a 4-foot crack in a major Montgomery County water main Friday morning, but are now struggling with valve problems as they try to drain at least a half million gallons of chlorinated water without damaging the nearby natural environment.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Rabid fox bites visitor to Bowie Six Flags

A rabid fox bit a visitor at Six Flags American in Bowie last weekend and officials are searching for anyone who have come in contact with the animal.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Warehouse owner to rebuild after fire

The owner of a downtown Frederick warehouse destroyed by a fire says he plans to rebuild. Rusty Hauver, owner of General Engineering Co., says his warehouse on South Carroll Street was one of the oldest in Frederick and he's sorry to lose it.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Investigation into firing of tear gas canister

Officials have opened an investigation into the firing of a tear gas canister during a demonstration that resulted in a Potomac woman losing an eye, NBC 4 reported.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Speed limit raised on portion of I-295

For those of you heading south this holiday weekend traffic may move a little quicker than expected. The Progress-Index reports that the Virginia Department of Transportation has raised the speed limit on a segment of I-295 from 65 to 70 mph. The increased speed occurs in the corridor from Petersburg to I-64 east of Richmond.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Dangerous day

Good morning! Lori will be back next week, so here’s my last roundup of breaking news for another perfect – sunny, not too hot – summer day launching off the long weekend. Keep up with coverage today of sad news...

By Jane Elizabeth  | July 2, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot during NE robbery attempt

A man was shot Thursday night during a robbery attempt in Northeast Washington. D.C. police said a retired police officer apparently fired a weapon while trying to stop the crime. The condition of the wounded robbery victim could not be...

By Erica Johnston  | July 1, 2010; 9:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Manhole fire in SW D.C.

Update, 9:35 p.m.: The underground fire that caused three manholes to pop their covers in Southwest D.C. has been extinguished. No injuries were reported in the incident near Southeastern University about 8 p.m. Thursday. The manhole covers were all near...

By Erica Johnston  | July 1, 2010; 9:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspicious package on Capitol Hill

D.C. police shut down several Capitol Hill streets Thursday night while they investigate a report of a suspicious package, officials said. Authorities closed vehicle and pedestrian traffic around 6th and G street SE just before 7 p.m., after police received...

By Erica Johnston  | July 1, 2010; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Dealing with WSSC's water restrictions

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has issued recommendations for dealing with the water restrictions it has implemented while repairing a failing 96-inch water main.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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2 missing Fairfax girls headed home

Two Fairfax County girls who were reported missing last month are heading home with a family member, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Life sentence in murder of 14-year-old

Tracy Bailey, who pleaded guilty to killing a 14-year-old runaway, moving a bed to cover a pool of blood, and leaving the body in a stairwell, has been sentenced to life in prison.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suburban Hospital hearing set

Montgomery County’s zoning appeals board has set Sept. 15 as the date for oral arguments on the proposed expansion of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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$500 fine for violating water restrictions

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission warns that those violating the mandatory water restrictions it has implemented could face a fine of up to $500.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mother Teresa's rosary, blood in Baltimore

Churches in Baltimore are hosting relics of Mother Teresa: the nun's hair, rosary, sandals and some of her blood.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Harrington case linked to Fairfax rape

The same man who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after a rock concert in Charlottesville last year may have raped a woman in Fairfax City in 2005, state police said Thursday. The link between the two cases...

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Protests in Va. over health care law

A handful of protesters gathered Thursday at the federal courthouse in Richmond to oppose Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's lawsuit against the federal government over the nation's new federal health care law, reporter Anita Kumar tells us over at the Virginia Politics blog.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. agency director placed on leave

Kelly Valentine, the director of the District agency that failed to pay insurance premiums for disabled employees, was placed on administrative leave Thursday, according to a news release from D.C. officials.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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WSSC announces water restrictions

WSSC is implementing mandatory water restrictions for all of its customers, NBC 4 reports. The restrictions come after an inspection found a failing 96-inch water main break in the area of Gainsborough Road and Tuckerman Lane in Potomac.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Body found in Potomac where boat sank

Maryland Natural Resources Police found a body in the Potomac River about 8 a.m. Thursday near where a boat sank earlier this week, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Connecticut Ave. has reopened

The District Department of Transportation reports that Connecticut Avenue is closed in both directions from McKinley to Legation Street. Police are investigating a suspicious package near a Starbucks.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Body found in Spotsylvania lake

The body of a 20-year-old man has been recovered from a Spotsylvania County lake.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Gimme a gun, straight up

Good morning! I’m filling in for Lori on this gorgeous day, with lots of local news ahead.

By Jane Elizabeth  | July 1, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rifle, gear stolen from MoCo police car

Montgomery County Police are investigating the theft of a rifle and police equipment from an unmarked police vehicle, according to a WTTG Fox 5 report. A Colt M-4 Rifle, two loaded M-4 magazines, two sets of handcuffs, two Montgomery County...

By Chris Stanford  | July 1, 2010; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Massive fire in downtown Frederick

More than 100 firefighters battled a massive fire in downtown Frederick that broke out shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to WJLA ABC 7. The city experienced power outages, including multiple intersections that had inoperable traffic signals. All power has...

By Chris Stanford  | July 1, 2010; 6:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One killed in College Park collision

One person was killed and at least three others were injured early Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Cherry Hill Road in College Park, Prince George's County Police said. The two vehicles collided head-on in the 9400 block of Cherry...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | July 1, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich picks Mary Kane as running mate

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) reached into vote-rich Montgomery County on Wednesday night, tapping Mary D. Kane, a former Maryland secretary of state from Potomac, as his running mate for this year's rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley....

By Terri Rupar  | June 30, 2010; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Gulf Coast pets seeking D.C. area homes

Washington-area Humane Society shelters are hosting some visitors from the Gulf Coast, but officials are hoping to find them new homes in the region.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Columbia Heights Metro station reopens

Columbia Heights Metro station has been closed due to a suspicious package. Shuttle bus service requested.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. boater presumed dead

A 36-year-old old man who was aboard a boat that sank in the Potomac River Tuesday night is probably dead, rescue workers tell Crime Scene.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FBI says package at 19th St. not a bomb

D.C. Fire and EMS say they are assisting the police department as they investigate a suspicious package is at 19th and F St. NW. Expect continuing street closures.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teen dragged by steer returning home

A 15-year-old Flintstone girl is coming home 2 1/2 months after she was severely hurt in a farm accident involving a 700-pound steer.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. Geo. trail to connect Md. to D.C.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced Wednesday that construction has started on a two-mile trail project in Prince George’s County that will connect Bladensburg’s Waterfront Park to the Maryland/District line and to the District’s Anacostia Trail system.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. colleges getting into cybersecurity

Some community colleges in central Maryland are sharing a nearly $5 million federal grant to create a cybersecurity training program.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich naming running mate tonight

Waiting to find out who former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will pick as a running mate? Well, wait a little longer reporter John Wagner tells us at Maryland Politics.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. ski resort gets zip line

Maryland's only ski resort has a new attraction for summertime visitors. The Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour at the Wisp Resort in McHenry is a zip line that carries riders over treetops up to 50 feet above the ground.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. studying pool safety after child's death

D.C. Council officials approved emergency legislation Tuesday to look into whether city pools have appropriate safety measures in place, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Health care and vampires

Good morning and happy 80-degree temperatures and low humidity! I’m in for Lori this week while she’s away.

By Jane Elizabeth  | June 30, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Study: Va. public school enrollment to grow

RICHMOND — The number of students in Virginia's public schools is expected to grow by 4 percent over the next five years, mostly in northern Virginia, and many other school divisions will see decreases in enrollment. A University of Virginia...

By Chris Stanford  | June 30, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Update: I-395 NB reopened at Edsall Road

Updated, 5:45 a.m. A tractor-trailer accident that blocked northbound lanes of I-395 at Edsall Road in Fairfax has been cleared, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The vehicle jackknifed and spilled fuel shortly after 3 a.m. Because of the...

By Jeannine Hunter  | June 30, 2010; 4:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man missing in Potomac after accident

Updated, 2:18 a.m. One person remained missing in the Potomac River south of Washington early Wednesday after an accident involving a work boat, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said. A search was still underway at 1 a.m. The incident occurred...

By Martin Weil  | June 29, 2010; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amber Alert for 9-year-old canceled

Updated, 12:08 a.m. A 9-year-old girl and a woman abducted with her from the District on Tuesday were found safe Tuesday night after an Amber Alert was issued, D.C. police said. They were located in New York, according to D.C....

By Terri Rupar  | June 29, 2010; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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2 injured in police-cruiser collision

A police officer and a second person were injured in Prince William County on Tuesday when a police cruiser on a high-priority call collided with another vehicle, county police said. The collision occurred about 5 p.m. on Jefferson Davis...

By Terri Rupar  | June 29, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Ducklings die during fountain cleaning

Thomas Fisher noticed right away that something was amiss Tuesday morning when he brought his daughter to Lafayette Park to feed the ducks. There he noticed that the parks fountains were being cleaned. One was half-drained and the other was fully drained with a dead duckling caught in the gutter, he said.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Smith Island Cake makes fat food list

Health magazine has compiled a list of the 50 fattiest food per state. In Maryland, Smith Island Cake, the official state dessert, makes the list.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Non-profit could take over D.C. hospital

The D.C. Council voted Monday afternoon to approve emergency legislation that would create a city-run non-profit to manage the beleaguered United Medical Center in Southeast Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. Council approves teachers contract

The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a new teachers contract that dramatically expands Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's ability to remove poor educators and places Washington on a growing list of cities and states that have established classroom results, not seniority, as the standard by which teachers are paid.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Napping driver was on a break

A MetroAccess driver pictured napping in a MetroAccess car in a YouTube video was on a lunch break, but he will be disciplined for sleeping in his vehicle and leaving it idling.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 more heat-related deaths in Maryland

Maryland officials reported two more heat-related deaths Tuesday, bringing to five the number of deaths attributed to the recent heat wave in the Washington region.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Academy departure, investigation linked

The Navy Times reported Tuesday that the departure of the Naval Academy superintendent appears to be related to an internal inquiry on questionable spending at the Annapolis school.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No bids for Bethesda Theatre

About two dozen people came out Tuesday for the auction of the Bethesda Theatre. Many were journalists, some were community members. None were bidders.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Court rules for environmental group

The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has ruled in favor of a Prince George's environmental group that challenged a decision by the county's Planning Board to allow a subdivision to be built in the rural part of the county.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Not guilty verdicts in Wone case

A judge has found the three men charged with conspiracy in the Robert Wone slaying not guilty on all counts. Prosecutors had accused Joseph R. Price, 39, Victor J. Zaborsky, 44, and Dylan M. Ward, 39, of covering up the...

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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9-week-old puppies snatched from yard

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is looking into who took two 9-week-old American Bulldog puppies from the backyard of a Waldorf home.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Donors save SoberRide for July 4th

It looks as if SoberRide has gotten a reprieve for Independence Day.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grants given for Chesapeake Bay sites

The National Park Service is handing out grant money for improvements to trails, access points and other historic or protected sites up and down the Chesapeake Bay.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Vincent Orange loses a top aide

Vincent Orange, candidate for D.C. Council chairman, has lost one of his top aides six weeks into his candidacy, the D.C. Wire reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Furloughs, layoffs for Pr. Geo. schools

Class sizes will grow, hundreds of employees will be laid off, while other will be furloughed under the $1.63 billion budget adopted Monday by the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Woman briefly trapped in Metro station

Some people may be able to duck out of work early with little to no consequences. Those people are not Metro station managers. Mark Berman has the story of what happened to one woman when a train manager locked up the Cheverly station about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday -- before the last train dropped off its final passengers.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: End to murder mystery?

Good morning! Loris away this week, so Ive got your news roundup, starting with an expected verdict: Post Local will have continuing coverage of the Robert Wone conspiracy trial. Wone, a District lawyer, was found dead in 2006 with stab...

By Susan Kinzie  | June 29, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Funeral for Manute Bol today

The funeral for former Washington Bullet Manute Bol, who died June 19 at the age of 47, is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Washington National Cathedral. The service will be open to the public and will be shown...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 29, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Shooting victim in NE D.C. identified

Investigators have identified a man who was fatally shot and found near 19th Street NE in the District early Saturday as Brandon McClanahan, 24, of Temple Hills. Police and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services officers responded to a shooting...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 29, 2010; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. man gets 8 years on gun charges

A Washington man who stormed into a neighbor’s room last June and shot at a man was sentenced to 8 years in prison on June 24. He was found guilty on April 8 of assault with a dangerous weapon and...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 29, 2010; 6:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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10 charged as Russian secret agents

Ten people, including three from Virginia, have been arrested for allegedly serving as secret agents of the Russian government with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policymaking circles.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forest Glen Metro station reopens

Metro reports that the Forest Glen station has been temporarily closed due to a power outage. Shuttle bus service has been requested.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gizmos, gadgets and Teflon

Alexandria is offering some "Inventive Eats." All We Can Eat has a post about the first exhibit in the new installation space at the National Inventors Hall of Fame. It's an homage to all things food-related: 1950s style kitchens, the first microwave made for home use, Teflon and more.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro bus driver charged with assault

A Metro bus driver who was charged with assault after allegedly getting into a fight with a customer over bus fare has been suspended without pay for five days, reporter Lisa Rein tells us over at Dr. Gridlock.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. removes inactive voters from rolls

The D.C. Board of Election has purged more than 90,000 inactive records from its eligible voters list, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nurses reject Wash. Hosp. contract

The union representing 1,600 registered nurses at Washington Hospital Center voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to reject a new contract. The vote, which came after three months of negotiations, was 987 to 21.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Fenty backs out of debate with Gray

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has backed out of a highly anticipated, one-on-one debate scheduled Monday evening with chief mayoral rival Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, Nikita Stewart tells us at D.C. Wire.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Ehrlich naming running mate via Facebook

One of the new facets of former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. version 2010 is his extensive use of Facebook, reporter John Wagner tells us over at the Maryland Politics blog.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. college savings plan reduces fees

The College Savings Plans of Maryland announced Monday that fees in the plan are being cut by 20 percent starting in July, the Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bear cub kept as pet euthanized

A Frostburg man faces charges of possessing a live black bear after Maryland Natural Resources Police found a 20-pound cub in his home.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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McDonnell makes left's most-hated list

Reporter Anita Kumar tells us over at the Virginia Politics blog that McDonnell, a Republican, made Townhall's list of "The 100 Americans the Left Hates Most." He's #47.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Washington's whiskey for sale

The public has a chance to buy rye whiskey made from the same recipe George Washington used.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Archdiocese gets new superintendent

A former D.C. special education teacher who has spent the bulk of his career in public education has been named superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, church officials said Monday morning.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O.C.'s lifeguard chairs under attack

Lifeguard chairs in Ocean City are being buried, toppled and thrown out to sea. Officials say since lifeguards went on duty May 29, several of the white stands have been vandalized each week — sometimes up to six or seven a night.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Locals win Miss Md. and Miss Va. crowns

Lindsay Staniszewski, Miss Montgomery County, has been crowned the new Miss Maryland and Caitlin Uze, a James Madison University graduate from Arlington, has been crowned Miss Virginia. Staniszewski of Edgewater will receive a $10,000 scholarship and other gifts. She...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Georgetown guard charged with ID theft

A security guard has been charged with stealing the identities of more than 200 people to make hundreds of fraudulent purchases, the Washington Examiner reports.

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Byrd dies, teens injured

Good morning! I’m filling in for Lori this week, starting with some news that will be felt on Capitol Hill and far beyond: The longest-serving member of Congress in history, Sen. Robert Byrd, died early this morning at Inova Fairfax...

By Susan Kinzie  | June 28, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Spontaneous combustion causes fire

Spontaneous combustion of a dead plant led to a fire causing $3,000 in damage to a townhouse in Frederick. The plant and its container caught fire and fell onto a deck shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a report...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 28, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pr. William man sought in stabbings

Prince William County Police are searching for an Arlington man who they say stabbed his ex-wife and another man in a domestic dispute Sunday night. The attack happened on Greenacre Drive in Woodbridge. The two victims were flown to a...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 28, 2010; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barry drug supplier donated to Fenty

A Delaware-based restaurant owner who admitted to supplying former D.C. mayor Marion Barry with cocaine 20 years ago, donated $6,000 to Mayor Adrian Fenty’s re-election campaign, according to the Washington Examiner. Fenty has raised more than $3 million in his...

By Phillip Lucas  | June 28, 2010; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Man, 29, shot to death in D.C.

A 29-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday near the District’s southern tip, D.C. police said.

By Eric Athas  | June 27, 2010; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Two injured in Montgomery crash

Two people were critically injured Sunday evening in a car crash in the Darnestown area of Montgomery County, authorities said. Capt. Oscar Garcia of the fire and rescue department said the collision occurred about 6 p.m. near River and Seneca Roads. Four people were less seriously injured, he said.

By Eric Athas  | June 27, 2010; 10:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gunshots on Georgia Avenue NW

A barrage of gunshots broke out Sunday afternoon on Georgia Avenue NW, leaving one man wounded, authorities said.

By Eric Athas  | June 27, 2010; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Woman dies in Fairfax crash

A woman died Sunday in a single-car crash in the Merrifield area of Fairfax County, county police said.

By Eric Athas  | June 27, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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3 to be charged in Inner Harbor shooting

Baltimore police say they plan to charge three young men, including two brothers, after a shooting at the tourist-friendly Inner Harbor. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the shooting took place around midnight Saturday after a dispute between two groups of...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 27, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Fenty event requires voter registration

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is throwing a go-go bash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast. The price of admission is a voter registration form. No one under 18 is allowed without a parent. And a team of...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 27, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Dancing librarians invade D.C.

Who says librarians are boring? The sixth annual Library Book Cart Drill Team Championship is being held Sunday afternoon in Washington. It's one of the less serious events at the American Library Association's annual conference, which began Thursday and runs...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 27, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Several lanes of I-495 to close tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close multiple lanes in both directions of I-495 Sunday night as part of the I-495 HOT lanes project. Lane closures begin at 9:30 p.m. with temporary interstate closures occurring after midnight, according to a...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 27, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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