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Big tree topples in Montgomery

By Martin Weil A large tree toppled Saturday morning with little or no warning onto a house in Montgomery County in what might have been one of the last effects of Thursday's thunderstorms. It was not clear Saturday night why...

By Eric Athas  | August 7, 2010; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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2 Loudoun officers seriously injured

Two motorcycle officers with Virginia's Loudoun County sheriff's office are hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries after a road accident. Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said the accident occurred Saturday morning after a vehicle going the opposite direction on Harpers...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 7, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Officer indicted on charges of taping teen

A Laurel city police corporal has been indicted on charges that he secretly videotaped his girlfriend's teenage daughter in her bedroom. Charging documents say 37-year-old Edward Charles Schmitt hid a video camera in the girl's bedroom closet and taped...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 7, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Dominion: Power to be restored by tonight

Updated, 4:46 p.m. Dominion Virginia Power expects to have power restored to nearly all of its customers by tonight after Thursday's heavy storms knocked out electricity across the D.C. area, a utility spokesman said. Nearly all of the remaining 5,400...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 7, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arrests made in quadruple slaying

A man and a woman from Texas have been charged with first-degree murder in Friday's shooting deaths of two woman and two children in a dilapidated Lanham apartment, police said Saturday morning. Police said the motive in the slaying was...

By Washington Post editors  | August 7, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Teen shot near Capitol Hill

A teenager was shot and wounded Friday night near the southeastern edge of Capitol Hill.

By Eric Athas  | August 6, 2010; 11:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Injuries after 70-person Metro brawl

A half dozen people were reported injured late Friday in what was described as a brawl in Southwest Washington a few blocks from the Mall, authorities said.

By Eric Athas  | August 6, 2010; 11:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Aisle surfing, breakfast pizza: 5 D.C. blogs

Good afternoon. Today's entries from the D.C. area blogsphere remind us that while eating food is still the best (fresh peaches! strawberry shortcake!), reading about it can be just as fun. Another blogger also reminds us that wasp nests and...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Johnson vetoes Pr. Geo's taxi bill

Miranda Spivack reports on the Maryland Politics blog that Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has issued his second veto in eight years -- this time voting no a bill that won unanimous support from the County Council to expand the number of taxis in Prince George's.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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ICC contractors hit gas line; traffic affected

A sub contractor working on New Hampshire Avenue as part of the Intercounty Connector project inadvertently struck a gas line shortly before noon Friday, Maryland State Highway officials say.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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3 injured in Howard Co. barn collapse

Howard County officials say three workers were injured when the barn they were building collapsed. Howard County Fire and Rescue Services spokeswoman Julia Lynch says no one was trapped in the collapse Friday morning at Marama Farms in Clarksville. Lynch...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Want to be an extra in Transformers 3?

Yeah, yeah. We know Transformers 2 was savaged by critics . Director Michael Bay was even dissed by star Megan Fox, who will not be returning for the sequel to the sequel, but never mind. This could be your big...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Power outages declining in the region

Dominion Power was reporting that by about 1 p.m. Friday, 17,500 customers were without power, down fro about 98,000 after severe thunderstorms moved through the area Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Four found dead in Lanham home

UPDATE: Two women and two children were found dead in filthy and deplorable living conditions above the garage of a Lanham home early Friday morning, Crime Scene reports. The house where the bodies were found was in deplorable condition, police...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tax-free shopping in Va., Md. this weekend

If you'd like to save a few dollars on those back-to-school purchases, it's a great weekend to shop in Maryland and Virginia. Both jurisdictions are sponsoring sales tax holidays. Virginia's starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Shoppers won't have to...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sterling teen dies in dirt bike accident

A 17-year-old Sterling teen died Thursday night after the dirt bike he was riding struck the gates at the entrance to closed baseball fields, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington gets tech help on burial records

A consortium of high tech companies from Northern Virginia is stepping in to help Arlington National Cemetery automate its paper burial records, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va) announced Friday.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. rules for medical pot program

District officials released regulations Friday that will govern the city's implementation of its medical marijuana program. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's (D) administration has been drafting regulations to license dispensaries, track doctors and users, and identify where to allow the wholesale...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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UVA students required to report arrests

Returning students to the University of Virginia will have a new question to answer at registration time: Have you ever been arrested?

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dale City water park vandalized -- again

A Dale City water park has been vandalized for a second time in a weekWaterWorks Waterpark was vandalized for the second time in a week, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Md. cyclist killed during Wed. storm

Police said Wednesday night's severe thunderstorms claimed the life of a woman riding her bicycle in western Maryland, WUSA reports. Police said it was just after 6 p.m. when Dawn Jackson, 49, of Cumberland, was riding her bike on the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Officer who shot dog placed on leave

The off-duty federal police officer who fatally shot a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park has been placed on administrative leave while county police investigate the incident, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Guilty plea for transporting girl for sex

A Texas man who worked for a Maryland trucking company has pleaded guilty to transporting an 11-year-old girl from Maryland for sex.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Four injured in Pr. Geo's crash

Four men were injured in a car accident in Hillcrest Heights early Friday morning, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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About 35,000 still without electricity

About 35,000 customers in the Washington area remained without power early Friday after a powerful thunderstorm downed trees and power lines Thursday afternoon. About 16,000 of the outages were in Northern Virginia, with nearly as many in Prince George’s County....

By Denny McAuliffe  | August 6, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Picking up the pieces

Good morning. Friday at last. Another rough storm left more than 100,000 households and businesses in the dark and toppled as many as 50 trees in one Virginia neighborhood. This morning, utility officials said power had been restored to the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria schools adjust schedules

Some Alexandria schools that have been open this summer have changed their schedules, after Thursday's damaging thunderstorms. Schools officials announced late Thursday that Mount Vernon Community School will be closed on Friday. Samuel Tucker Elementary School will be open...

By Erica Johnston  | August 5, 2010; 11:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria declares emergency after storm

The city of Alexandria has declared a local emergency after Thursday's severe thunderstorms. The declaration provides for increased coordination with state resources, and permits the city to take necessary actions to respond to the storms, city officials said in...

By Erica Johnston  | August 5, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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VRE cancels Fredericksburg trains Friday

Virginia Railway Express announced Thursday night that all of its trains on the Fredericksburg line have been canceled for Friday, Aug. 6. That's due to a coal-train derailment on that line. Trains on VRE's Manassas line will run a...

By Erica Johnston  | August 5, 2010; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Storm scenes from around the region

A tree apparently fell on a bus in the southbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway near Slaters Lane, just south of Reagan National Airport, says U.S. Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bag leak closes BWI baggage area

BWI Airport officials say the baggage claim area and the lower level roadway were closed off after a bag was found leaking.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shakespeare in Klingon? D.C.'s blogs

Hey there. Was gone for a couple of days, but now am back and happy to report that It was a fun spin around the D.C. area blogosphere today. Whether you'd like to see Shakespeare performed in Klingon or take...

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tourism turnaround for D.C.?

D.C. tourism officials are expecting visitation to the city to remain relatively flat during 2011, though convention business is supposed to improve compared to previous years, The Washington Business Journal reports. "It's about putting 2009 and 2010 behind us," said...

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whole Foods to open in Foggy Bottom?

Urban Turf via Bisnow is reporting that Whole Foods is planning to open a fourth store in Northwest Washington. The publication says that the company has signed on to open a store in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood at 2200 Pennsylvania...

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Freight train derails in Baltimore

Baltimore officials say a freight train has derailed in a tunnel beneath the city, but none of the cars have overturned and no injuries have been reported.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two more heat-related deaths in Md.

Maryland health officials are reporting two more heat-related deaths, bringing the total for the year to 19.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stewart to ask Congress to subpoena ICE

The chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors said Thursday he will ask Congress to subpoena Immigration and Customs Enforcement in order to obtain the records on how many illegal immigrants have been released from their custody back into the community.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Port-a-pottie reprieve in Montgomery

Montgomery County Parks Director Mary Bradford, in a letter obtained by The Washington Examiner, told County Council President Nancy Floreen that her department will spare more than 80 rental port-a-potties that were planned to be scrapped to save $155,000. Parks...

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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2 Va. men charged with pot possession

Delaware State Police say they seized about two pounds of marijuana from two Virginia men during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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AA police to investigate shooting of dog

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold says he was “outraged” and “deeply troubled” to learn about the killing of a Siberian husky by an off-duty federal police officer in a Severn dog park.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Dynamite discovery forces evacuation

Two Howard County homes had to be evacuated after worker found 26 sticks of dynamite in a nearby shed, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley to expand license plate program

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is planning to double the state's investment in license-plate recognition technology that has been credited with cracking down on car thefts.

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: 'Real' drama

Good morning. Happy Thursday. Sounds like it's going to be a perfect day to . . . stay inside. Yes, the heat and humidity are back with a vengeance. Capital Weather Gang says it's going to be a hot (in...

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gray wins straw poll on Fenty turf

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray beat Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in a Ward 4 Democrats straw poll, 581 to 401 -- an embarrassing loss for the mayor in his home base. Fenty, once beloved by residents in the ward where...

By Nikita Stewart  | August 5, 2010; 12:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Mail investigated at Israeli embassy

Update, 7:35 p.m.: A spokesman for the D.C. fire department says it's not clear what the substance was that was found today in the Israeli embassy's mailroom. But traffic restrictions near the building in the Van Ness neighborhood of Northwest...

By Erica Johnston  | August 4, 2010; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weather Service warns of storms

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for most of the western suburbs of D.C. The warning includes all of Loudoun County, and western parts of Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery and Fairfax counties. It lasts until...

By Erica Johnston  | August 4, 2010; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Boy Scouts injured as buses collide

Two tour buses carrying Boy Scouts collided in Newburg Wednesday afternoon, sending 18 scouts to a LaPlata medical center with minor injuries, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C.'s first free clinic draws hundreds

By late afternoon on Wednesday, more than 700 people had been treated at the first large-scale free clinic in the District, and the lines were only getting longer.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Heat advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the metropolitan area Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s. With the humidity it could feel like 105 degrees.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. reviewing plans for Dupont tunnels

The District is evaluating two proposals from groups seeking to restore abandoned trolley tunnels beneath Dupont Circle, including one from a local arts group that has pitched turning the trolley station platforms into a series of art galleries.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. police seize counterfeit goods

Fairfax County police and federal investigators have seized more than $800,000 worth of counterfeit watches, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and other goods from a store in Merrifield, ABC 7 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Zoo record broken for ferret births

The black-footed ferret was once thought to be extinct. But the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal is doing its part in helping to boost the population.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Broken pipe closes MoCo swim center

The Olney Indoor Swim Center at 16605 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring closed early Wednesday because of a broken water pipe. The pipe is being repaired and the pool is expected to re-open on Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charges filed in synagogue desecration

An Olney man has been charged with the desecration of a Montgomery County synagogue, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Health warning for Pasadena beach

Anne Arundel County health officials are warning people to avoid the water on Venice on the Bay beach in Pasadena after high bacteria levels were detected there.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman struck by dump truck in SE

A woman has been critically injured after being struck by a dump truck in Southeast, police and fire officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Palin endorses candidate for Md. governor

Brian Murphy, a little-known Republican candidate for Maryland governor, has won the endorsement of one of the biggest names in national politics: Sarah Palin, Maryland Politics reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Body found in Laurel near river

A body was found in the Laurel area of Prince George's County Wednesday morning, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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AA County Exec.: Investigate dog shooting

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is calling on the county police department to investigate the shooting death of a Siberian Husky at a community dog park by a federal police officer, the Baltimore Sun reports..

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Md. mom jailed for expired license plates

A Kensington mother was arrested and jailed in D.C. for driving with expired license plates, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Woman stabs another in Chinatown

D.C. police are on the scene of a stabbing in the 600 block of Massachusetts Ave. NW, where they say they have one person in custody, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick, Balto. County vie for SSA center

Sen. Barbara Mikulski says the Social Security Administration plans to build a national data center in either Frederick County or Baltimore County.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 arrested in Takoma Park hate crime

An 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested in connection with an alleged gang-related hate crime in the Takoma Park, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Pr. Geo.'s woman assaulted in home

A woman was tied up, assaulted and robbed by a man who forced his way into her Hyattsville-area home Wednesday morning, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Bundle of ferret joy

Good morning! I'm filling in for Lori Aratani this morning, with your early updates on muck, baby ferrets, and more.

By Jane Elizabeth  | August 4, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thousands without power in D.C. area

About 5,700 customers in Washington and Maryland are in the dark after storms blew through the area.

By Mike McPhate  | August 4, 2010; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man arrested in 2009 double killing

D.C. police announced an arrest Tuesday in one of the most violent shooting incidents in the city last year: an outburst of gunfire on Clay Terrace NE in which two teenagers were killed and three others were wounded. Police...

By Erica Johnston  | August 4, 2010; 12:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fatal car crash in Fairfax County

A vehicle crashed into a tree Tuesday night in Fairfax County, leaving at least one person dead, county police said. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. at Compton Road and Luton Hill Way in the Centreville/Clifton area of the county....

By Erica Johnston  | August 3, 2010; 11:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Unusual reptile found in Md. river

An alligator-like reptile has been found in the Patapsco River, just south of Baltimore. Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Art Windemuth says the 2.5-foot to 3-foot caiman was found Tuesday afternoon near Glen Burnie.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Love's owner files for bankruptcy

Marc Barnes, owner of two of D.C.'s biggest nightclubs, has filed for bankruptcy.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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2 men burned near Anacostia Metro

This post has been updated. D.C. Fire and EMS report that two men received electrical burns Tuesday while making repairs in an electrical room near the garage of the Anacostia Metro in the 1100 block of Howard Road Southeast. Reggie...

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. Council rejects GOP board nominee

The D.C. Council voted 7 to 4 Tuesday to reject Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s nominee to the Board of Elections and Ethics, meaning there remains one vacancy on the panel.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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No extension for D.C. summer jobs

The D.C. Council Tuesday rejected a plan by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to extend a summer jobs program for about 20,000 youths.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Ruling could free Md. child rapist

A federal judge has ruled that a former teacher convicted of raping one of his students in the mid-1970s should be offered a plea deal that would get him out of prison.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. safety agency cites Metro

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health office has issued two citations to Metro for workplace safety violations in the deaths of two of its track workers.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Naval Academy gets new superintendent

The U.S. Naval Academy is holding a change of command ceremony. Vice Adm. Michael Miller will become the 61st superintendent on Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Report: Invitations sent for Rhee wedding

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will get married in a ceremony in California on Sept. 4.

By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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2 D.C. tennis courts to undergo renovation

John Isner didn't have to worry about any marathon matches Monday morning when he took a break from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic to hit a few balls with District youth in Mount Pleasant. Isner, who holds the record along...

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Former MoCo school board member dies

Stephen Abrams, a colorful politician whose candid and occasionally blunt observations made for lively Montgomery County school board meetings over the past two decades, has died.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fairfax teacher charged with cruelty to kids

A Fairfax County elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault and two counts of felony cruelty to children.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Water main break hits Georgetown

An 8 inch water main break on Thomas Jefferson Street, NW between Canal Street, NW and K Street, is affecting about 2,000 commercial properties in Georgetown, according to DC Water. Some customers in the area will experience a disruption in water service until repairs are complete.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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$999.99 a pound? 5 fun D.C. blogs

I love the D.C. area blogosphere because there's always a surprise or an intriguing tidbit, or two or three tidbits, to be found. Today we've got bargain hunting, tourist fashion and an item that goes for $999.99 a pound at a Safeway. Read on.

By Lori Aratani  | August 2, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1 dead after golf cart plunges into Potomac

A Frederick man died early Sunday and two others were injured after the golf cart they were riding in plunged over a 15-foot embankment into the Potomac River, The Journal reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nurses to strike over snowstorm firings

The union representing 1,600 nurses at Washington Hospital Center voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to approve a one-day strike to protest the firing of 18 nurses who failed to report to work during and after the February snowstorms, a union spokeswoman announced Monday.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Historic ship to be reassembled in Md.

An 18th century ship found buried near the World Trade Center site in New York is on its way to Maryland to be treated and reassembled. Officials say the carefully packed timbers are scheduled to arrive at the Maryland Archaeological...

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marion Barry cleared of violating D.C. laws

The Office of Campaign Finance has cleared D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) of violating city laws in giving then-girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt a $5,000-a-month contract in 2009.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Howard U Hospital announces layoffs

Howard University Hospital is laying off an unknown number of workers as part of major restructuring plan, its chief executive confirmed to the Washington Business Journal last week. “To continue to provide the best services possible, the hospital has initiated...

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. AG: Cops can ask immigration status

Virginia law enforcement officials can ask the immigration status of those they stop or arrest, the state's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Va. health-care lawsuit to proceed

A federal judge Monday refused to dismiss a Virginia lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law, handing the law's foes their first legal victory a courtroom battle likely to last years.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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3 arrested after youth offender ceremony

Police have arrested three women for fighting after an awards ceremony at City Hall where D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty recognized reformed youth offenders.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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St. Mary's museum burglarized

St. Mary's County authorities have arrested two northern Virginia men for breaking into the St. Clement's Island Museum.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro board members skip meetings

Marcell Solomon, vice chairman of Metro's board of directors, has missed 51 percent of Metro's board of directors meetings since January 2009, an analysis by The Washington Examiner has found, despite being paid far more than anyone last year to...

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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O.C. seeks crackdown on laser pointers

Officials in Ocean City are set to enact new, stricter regulations for laser pointers after an explosion in popularity.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 dead after crash in Maryland

Police in Maryland are looking for witnesses to a two-car collision in Queen Anne's County in which two men died.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Four stabbed at Pr. Geo's catering hall

One person is in critical condition and three others wounded after a knife fight broke out at a church crab bake in Prince George's County, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Power outage affects Montgomery College

Some classes and activities at the Rockville campus of Montgomery College will be moved to alternate locations Monday because of a power outage. The buildings affected include the art, counseling and advising, music, physical education, annex and performing arts center.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: A lucky break

Two Metro fare increases slated to start this week have been delayed until Tuesday

By Mike McPhate  | August 2, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lawsuit filed over Md. helicopter crash

The widower of a volunteer paramedic who died in a 2008 Maryland State Police helicopter crash has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the federal government. It's the second wrongful-death lawsuit filed as a result of the crash. Relatives of...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 1, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Body of kayaker found in Potomac River

Updated, 3:02 p.m. Fairfax County police found the body of a 46-year-old Maryland boater at the bottom of a Potomac River inlet on Sunday morning, a day after the man was reported missing. Kenneth Huggins, of Suitland, had been kayaking...

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