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Pedestrian struck near Lincoln Memorial

A pedestrian was seriously hurt with potentially life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon near the Lincoln Memorial, Park Police said. The man, who was described as being in his 40s, was struck at around 1:45 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 21, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Navy SEAL from Va. dies in Afghanistan

A highly decorated Navy SEAL based in Virginia Beach has died in combat in Afghanistan. The Navy said Chief Special Warfare Operator Collin Trent Thomas was fatally shot Wednesday while deployed with a SEAL team based at Joint Expeditionary Base...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 21, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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8 Md. inmates hurt in prison fight

Eight Maryland prison inmates were injured Friday night during a multiple stabbing incident at a correctional facility in Jessup, a state corrections spokesman said. The incidents, which involved two or more separate fights, broke out between 9 and 9:30...

By Terri Rupar  | August 21, 2010; 12:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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HoCo police ID body found in woods

Howard County police have identified the body of the man found Thursday in a wooded area in Jessup. Michael Thomas Cobb, 41, of Jessup, was identified using fingerprints. He was last seen by family members on Aug. 12, police said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chesapeake crab harvest is up

Predictions of a good Chesapeake Bay crab harvest are coming true, with some watermen saying they are unable to sell all of the crabs they are catching and prices are dropping. Watermen who go out without a dedicated buyer are...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friday = food & 5 great D.C. area blogs

Yes, that is the sound of my stomach rumbling, which may explain the food-centric nature of today's posts from the D.C. blogosphere. It's not just food -- we have another great end of summer shot from Maryland Daily Photo and...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teen unsupervised 1 hour before slaying

An investigative report shows that staffers at a Maryland juvenile detention center left a youth unsupervised with a teacher for more than an hour on the day the teacher was slain.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Plane crash victim remembered

The Germantown man and former staffer to Sen. Ted Stevens (R) who died earlier this month in an Alaskan plane crash was remembered Friday as a gregarious family man who would have been grateful for his youngest son's survival. William...

By Michael Bolden  | August 20, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. settles church computer lawsuit

The District government Friday announced a settlement that stops a California-based company from collecting tens of thousands of dollars from five D.C. churches that signed leases for over-priced computer equipment.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fenty blocks legislation on UDC board

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has blocked legislation that would allow the University of the District of Columbia’s board of trustees to operate with a reduced quorum. The move sets up a direct challenge between Fenty and his chief...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. looks for cancer cluster near Ft. Detrick

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it's working with Frederick County health officials to investigate a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick, where workers dumped industrial chemicals and field-tested Agent Orange decades ago.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Help DCPS get ready for opening day

Serve D.C. and D.C. Public Schools are sponsoring DCPS Beautification Day 2010, on Saturday. Since 2005, members of the community have been invited to help spruce up D.C. public school campuses in preparation for the first day of school. Classes...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard Co. police seek to ID body

Construction workers in Jessup found a body in a wooded area in the 8900 block of Good Harvest Court on Thursday morning, according to Howard County police, The Baltimore Sun reports. The decomposing body of a man had no identification...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Panel debates opening Va. police records

Virginia law enforcement officials and open-government advocates squared off in Richmond on Thursday over a proposal to make police documents more available to the public, WAMU reports. But the two sides had little to agree upon. A subcommittee of the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not guilty plea for ex-lobbyist

The owner of a now-defunct defense lobbying firm has pleaded not guilty to charges that he funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PW County schools get security grant

Prince William County won the biggest chunk of $28.8 million in federal grants nationwide to overhaul its schools’ emergency response procedures, topping 97 other public school systems, the Washington Examiner reports. While Prince William landed $672,155 from the Department of...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Library of Congress pays $250K in sex suit

Officials with the Library of Congress have agreed to pay $250,000 to an employee who sued over alleged sexual harassment by the former top law librarian.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Suspected dogfighting ring found in SE

A half dozen dogs were take into protective care after police pulled them from a suspected dogfighting ring in Southeast D.C., NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Pepco issues reliability plan

Pepco, under fire after a succession of huge power outages during winter and summer storms, has released a plan that the utility company says will reduce the frequency and duration of outages for customers.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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U.Va. plans "Day of Dialogue" after killing

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia will hold a daylong discussion about violence, violence prevention and campus safety in September.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Va. Beach gets West Nile warning

Virginia Beach is stepping up mosquito control and surveillance in several neighborhoods after mosquito pool samples tested positive for West Nile Virus.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: The final weekend

Good morning. It's the end of a very busy week -- and the end of summer for thousands of students across the D.C. region, who will return to classes on Monday. Check out our handy 2010 back-to-school guide. But take heart: you still have one more summer vacation weekend to enjoy -- and, according to our countdown clock -- 24 more official days of summer.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Beck/Palin rally permit approved

The National Park Service said Thursday that it has approved the permit for the Aug. 28 Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Park Service spokesman Bill Line said the permit indicates that organizers expect 300,000 people to attend....

By Michael Ruane  | August 19, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
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U-Va. to look at journal after suicide

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan announced Thursday afternoon an inquiry into the operations of a respected literary journal following the suicide of one of its top editors. The suicide of Kevin Morrissey, managing editor of Virginia Quarterly Review,...

By Terri Rupar  | August 19, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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The stylish nerd: 5 fun D.C.- area blogs

Happy Thursday. Today's posts from the D.C.-area blogosphere prove that nerds can be stylish and being a bridesmaid can be hellish. You might have known the latter, but did you know the story behind the Dumbarton Bridge? Well, thanks to...

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two Md. residents have West Nile virus

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Thursday announced that a Montgomery County resident, 65 or older, and a Baltimore County resident, between the age of 18 and 65, are the state's first confirmed cases of West Nile virus this year.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Police seek help in identifying remains

Fairfax County police say a skeleton found last month in the Lorton area belongs to a male homicide victim. Police said Thursday that the victim died of trauma to the upper body. According to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the skeleton probably went undiscovered for up to a year.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2nd car searched in serial stabbing case

A second vehicle driven by serial stabbing suspect Elias Abuelazam has been located and searched, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Water restored to most in McLean

Hundreds of homes in Fairfax County are without water following a water main break. The 12-inch water main burst early Thursday in the McLean area and is disrupting service to homes from Springhill Road east to the Capital Beltway and from Lewinsville Road north to Georgetown Pike.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo site of public hearing on Pepco

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing on Pepco's reliability at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30. The five-member commission, which regulates utilities and sets utility rates in the state, announced Aug. 12 that it was launching an official investigation into Pepco after a succession of huge power outages during winter and summer storms.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. Geo.'s police search for armed suspect

Prince George’s police have launched an extensive search of the Bladensburg-Edmonston area Thursday after one of two suspects in a home invasion apparently fired at an officer trying to stop him, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. man convicted of child abuse

A Washington man has been found guilty of nearly killing a 2-year-old boy he was supposed to be caring for at Bolling Air Force Base. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 24-year-old Timothy Lloyd was convicted in U.S. District Court of first-degree cruelty to children.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Board suspends Md. doctor's license

A longtime Frederick pediatrician had his medical license suspended last week after an investigation found that he had frequently prescribed high doses of oxycontin, the Frederick News-Post reports. In a 38-page order signed Aug. 12, the Maryland State Board of...

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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JMU changes reporting policy on drinking

James Madison University is cracking down on underage drinking on the campus, and asking the managers and owners of off-campus apartment complexes to help, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Md. man arrested for drunk boating

An Ocean City, Md., man has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, Maryland Natural Resources police (NRP) said. Nicholas S. Basle, 20, was also charged with underage possession of...

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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2nd housekeeper: Md. family cheated me

When Lisa Wilkinson turned on the news last week to see a legal immigrant from Venezuela file a lawsuit against her former employer, she was not surprised, WUSA reports. Wilkinson is the second housekeeper who worked for a Dickerson, Md.,...

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Women attacked at Arlington hotel

Arlington County police are investigating a weekend attack at a South Glebe Road hotel, Fox 5 reports. Sources with knowledge of the case say a mother and daughter visiting from Canada were attacked by a man who knocked on their...

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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3rd person struck by car at Md. church dies

A third person has died from injuries sustained after a car struck a group of people leaving an Emmitsburg church.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sons of crash victim remember their father

ESPN has an interview with three of the sons of William "Bill" Phillips, a well-known Washington lobbyist who was killed in the Aug. 9 plane crash that took the life of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and three others.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gas leak reported in NW D.C.

D.C. Fire and EMS say a high pressure gas leak has closed 13th and 14th streets NW between Park Road and Newton and Monroe streets. Expect traffic delays in the area.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Power off, pressure on

Despite two downpours, it appears only a few Pepco customers are still without power. But Post columnist Robert McCartney has some advice for Pepco customers who want to ensure there isn't a repeat of this summer's massive outages: Keep the pressure on.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman gets electrical shock

A woman cleaning a pool in Aspen Hill Wednesday was shocked, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vapor cloud in Kensington dissipates

Trains traveling through Kensington have returned to normal speeds after Montgomery County firefighters determined that vapors from a nearby gasoline spill Wednesday afternoon were dissipating quickly enough to pose no danger of igniting, a fire-rescue spokesman said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More rain could bring nasty rush hour

The District Department of Public Works will once again be handing out sandbags Wednesday. D.C. residents may pick up sandbags -- up to four per household -- at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, SE site. (The entrance is on New Jersey at I Street, SE.)

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beer goggle science: 5 D.C.-area blogs

Good afternoon. A very gray Wednesday -- with more storms expected this afternoon. Sigh. But no worries, we've got some great posts from the D.C.-area blogosphere to brighten up your day. You could learn about the D.C.-region's newest bike share...

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Zoning fees to increase in D.C.

For developers wanting anything from the D.C. Zoning Commission, the cost of doing business with the District will soon go up — generally by 30 percent, The Washington Business Journal reports. The latest batch of fee hikes from the D.C....

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Foot-long splinter pierces Md. boy

Firefighters in Rocky Ridge, Md., say an 8-year-old boy has been hospitalized after a nearly foot-long wooden splinter pierced his lower abdomen as he went headfirst down a giant, homemade slide.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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UMd. reopens Campus Drive

The University of Maryland has reopened Campus Drive to all vehicles following an eight-week summer experiment to turn the campus's primary road into a pedestrian mall. University officials said the road will remain open to all buses and private vehicles

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tornado touched down in Frederick

The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado touched down in eastern Frederick County last week.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Officer who shot dog at park to be charged

Anne Arundel County prosecutors plan to charge a civilian Army police officer with two misdemeanors in the fatal shooting of a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Skeletal remains found under porch in Md.

Crisfield police say workers tearing down an old porch at a Crisfield house discovered human remains under the structure.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Get free tickets for Fenty/Gray debate

Here's your chance to see D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray debate live and in person. Get your ticket today to watch Fenty and Gray meet in a televised debate at the Newseum in the final...

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Power outages, flooded roads

D.C. Fire and EMS officials say they rescued about a dozen motorists early Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding of many roads throughout the District.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Boy, operator hurt on ride at MoCo fair

A Montgomery County Agricultural Fair official says a boy and ride operator were hurt in an accident on a swing ride.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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E-mails show fight before Love slain

Police have found fragments of an email between a slain University of Virginia student and the man accused of killing her, The Daily Progress reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Pedestrian struck in SE accident

D.C. Fire and EMS are reporting that a pedestrian has been struck at Southern Avenue and Owens Road SE. There are said to be multiple victims.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Watch that water

It's a mess out there, so please be careful driving in and around.

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Groups oppose demand for UVa. records

Four groups have filed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for records related to a former University of Virginia professor’s climate change research.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Calvert man charged with shooting teen

A Maryland man is charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy from Pennsylvania with a shotgun after the teen hit him with a paintball.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. man killed in boating accident

The body of a 49-year-old Maryland man was recovered from the waters of the Elk River, two days after he was thrown from his boat after a collision with a buoy. Deforrest W. Timlin of Rising Sun, Md., was traveling...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. an "honest" town? 5 D.C.-area blogs

Good afternoon. In D.C. they're already giving out sandbags? Gulp. Well today, D.C. area bloggers have some intriguing posts to help distract you from all this weather talk. Borderstan has a great story about a local businessman doing good and...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley swears in new appeals judge

Gov. Martin O'Malley has sworn in Maryland's first African-American woman appellate judge. Judge Michele Hotten is now a member of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state's intermediate appellate court.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DPW offers sandbags to D.C. residents

The District's Department of Public Works is providing sandbags to D.C. residents Tuesday in advance of thunderstorms that could cause flooding.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Report: Va. surplus nearly $404 million

UPDATE: Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) will announce Thursday that Virginia's 2010 budget surplus will be about $400 million, almost twice the previous estimate, the Virginia Politics blog reports. About $229 million comes from tax collections. The remainder comes from...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pepco says room to improve on response

Pepco officials appearing before the Maryland Public Service Commission Tuesday morning said they were not "terribly disappointed" with the company's response to recent storms, but "there is always room for improvement."

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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GWU names new police chief

A former deputy chief of the U.S. Park Police has been named head of the George Washington University Police Department.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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American Girl store opening in Tysons

Did you hear that? Yes, it was the delighted squeals of pre-teen girls around the D.C. region, who have just learned that American Girl is opening a store in Tyson's Corner Center next summer. The brand, which enjoys a cult-like...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MontCo. ballot measures unlikely to qualify

Two high-profile ballot initiatives designed to scrap a new ambulance fee and impose term limits for elected officials failed to make the ballot in Montgomery County because of a new standard for signatures that some argue makes it nearly impossible...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Pepco brass in hot seat

Good morning. A better weather outlook today: hot, but not nearly as humid. In the meantime we've got a lot of news to cover.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 5:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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2 Howard U. students held up

Two robbers, one with a gun and one with a taser, held up two Howard University students in their off-campus quarters last week, taking laptop computers, cash, cell phones and tennis shoes, the university police said. One student was injured....

By Erica Johnston  | August 16, 2010; 8:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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2 Va. teens killed in Prince William crash

Two Northern Virginia teenagers were killed Sunday morning when their car went out of control and was struck by another vehicle, police said. The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the Haymarket area of Prince William County, police said. They...

By Erica Johnston  | August 16, 2010; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Landmark Hogates eatery is no more

After decades as a dining landmark on Washington’s Southwest waterfront, Hogates came crashing down Monday.

By Hamil R. Harris and Martin Weil  | August 16, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Worker falls from bucket lift in NW

D.C. Fire and EMS say there has been a construction accident near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the Old Executive office building.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Webb wants hearing on Va. military cuts

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) Monday called for the Senate Committee on Armed Services to hold hearings on Defense Secretary Robert Gates' decision to shutter the Joint Forces Command, a military installation employing more than 6,000 in Hampton Roads.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A tourist makeover? 5 D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Feels a little Groundhog Day-ish, what with another severe thunderstorm watch in place until 10 p.m. tonight. I believe I may have glanced at something that said one-inch hail, but I've decided to ignore it for the time...

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: Andre Chreky settles lawsuit

Hair stylist Andre Chreky has settled a sexual harassment suit filed by a former employee, his second such settlement, the Washington City Paper reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Disruption cleared at Farragut North

Metro says the east side entrance of L Street at the Farragut North station is closed due to a suspicious package. The station remains open.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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15th St NW reopens

Authorities have cordoned off 15th Street between L and M streets after a suspicious package was found in a car in a parking garage underneath a building that houses federal workers. The workers have been evacuated.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NYC's Mayor Bloomberg to endorse Fenty

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to endorse Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his reelection bid Tuesday at a news conference at Carmine's, the D.C. Wire reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Cardin calls for quick cleanup of Ft. Detrick

Sen. Ben Cardin is urging the Army to move quickly in investigating and cleaning up environmental contamination at Fort Detrick in Frederick.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Algae blooms seen in the Chesapeake

Cranberry-colored algae is appearing on the beaches of Newport News -- the result of algae blooms appearing in the lower Chesapeake Bay, The Daily Press reports. The blooms are fueled by hot summer weather and recent rains. The dark veins...

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tickets sold out to The Daily Show in D.C

If you were hoping to grab a ticket to see Jon Stewart in D.C., you're out of luck, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Vandalism connected to Md. campaign?

A candidate for the Maryland Senate says someone is using scare tactics to derail her campaign, Fox 5 reports. Last Monday, Maryland Del. Joanne Benson (D-Prince George's) found the tires on her car slashed. Two days later, she says the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Alaska crash survivor returning to Md.

One of the four people who survived the plane crash that killed former Alaska senator Ted Stevens and four others has been released from the hospital and is on his way home to Germantown.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Audit finds 500 illegal businesses in Md.

Maryland's tax department failed to regulate hundreds of companies illegally doing business in the state and dished out $1.2 billion in tax credits to Marylanders without adequately testing them for fraud, according to an independent audit, The Washington Examiner reports....

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Audit: Montgomery contractor violated law

A landscaping business that landed more than $2 million in Montgomery County government contracts in recent years violated county law by not disclosing cash payments to employees on tax forms, an audit obtained by The Washington Examiner shows. The outside...

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. fortune-telling family charged with fraud

A Virginia family considered pioneers in their region's fortune-telling industry is weathering federal insurance fraud charges against several of its members.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Restaurant Week kicks off

It is indeed Monday (it comes around so quickly.) You'll want to grab that umbrella since we've got a 60 to 70 percent chance of showers today.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 6:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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