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Water outage near 22nd St. NE

Roughly 70 customers in the area of 22nd St. between Perry and Taylor Streets NE will experience a water outage while a water main undergoes repairs tonight, DC Water officials said. Those affected can contact the agency at (202) 612-3400.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 18, 2010; 10:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick man accused of strangling son

Frederick police say they have charged a man who tried to suffocate his 19-month-old son.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 18, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Man shot by Capitol Police ID'd

John Wesley Wheeler Jr., 29, of Suitland, was the man shot and wounded Friday near the U.S. Capitol after he allegedly brandished a gun at two Capitol Police officers who told investigators they feared for their lives and shot Wheeler, a police spokeswoman said.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 18, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Launch of NASA rocket in Va. rescheduled

The rescheduled launch of a suborbital rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore is now set for Tuesday. The space agency said the launch window will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at its Wallops Island facility. NASA delayed the launch earlier...

By Associated Press  | September 18, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hopkins shootings 911 calls released

Baltimore police have released 911 calls from the shootings Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. An Arlington County man who for years had devoted his life to caring for his elderly mother apparently lost control when he learned news about her...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 18, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. man convicted of stabbing woman

Rashaun I. Gee, 24, of Northeast Washington, was convicted Friday of stabbing a 23-year-old woman 17 times after breaking into her Southeast home as she slept, the U.S. attorney for the District said in announcing the verdict rendered by a...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 18, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Police: murder-suicide in Prince William

Updated, 4:32 p.m. Days before a scheduled court appearance on a domestic violence charge, a Nokesville man shot and killed his wife early Saturday before turning the gun on himself, Prince William County police said. The final argument of Robert...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | September 18, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. gov. won't spare condemned woman

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) said in a statement Friday evening that he would not spare the life of a 41-year-old mother and grandmother who is set to become the first woman executed in the state in nearly a...

By Maria Glod  | September 17, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Tattoos and cheeseburgers: D.C.'s blogs

Happy Friday. Did it seem like a long week? Sure seemed that way to me. But never mind: The weekend is here and D.C. area bloggers have some thoughts on where you can get a cheap cheeseburger (Saturday is National...

By Lori Aratani  | September 17, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Council member faces Hatch Act query

Updated 9:59 p.m. Alexandria City Council member Alicia Hughes is facing allegations of having violated the Hatch Act, a law that limits political activity by federal employees. The Alexandria Times reports that an attorney with the U.S. Office of Special...

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Officials: Man impersonated dead dad

Federal prosecutors say a Northern Virginia man collected about $336,000 in fraudulent retirement benefits from the federal government by pretending to be his late father. Court documents filed this week say Ralph Sincavage impersonated his father on the phone and...

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Hunter dies after fall in Harford County

A 55-year-old man hunting deer in Harford County died Thursday after falling from his tree stand, Maryland Natural Resources Police said. Paul J. Kemper of York, Pa., was bow hunting for deer when he fell from the stand, which was...

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Zoo's lion cubs have their first physical

(Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo) The National Zoo's newest zoo babies had their first physical examination Friday and zoo officials believe all four lion cubs are girls. “They were great first-time patients and all four cubs appear to...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 17, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. boy strangles in drapery cord

An 18-month-old boy in Silver Spring died Friday after getting tangled in a looped drapery chord, Montgomery County police said.

By Dan Morse  | September 17, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Currie enters not-guilty pleas

Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) entered not-guilty pleas Friday to all 18 counts in an indictment that alleges that he took more than $245,000 in bribes to use his position and influence to do favors for a grocery chain.

By John Wagner  | September 17, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. voter turnout lowest on record

Despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout in Maryland's primary appears to have been the lowest on record. The Maryland State Board of Elections Thursday reported unofficial polling place turnout to be about 24 percent. The board said...

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Fenty wins! (As a GOP write-in)

A whopping 822 Republicans penned in Democratic Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's name on the write-in spot for mayoral nominee on the GOP ballot, according to unofficial results released Friday morning by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. With no declared Republican candidate competing in the primary, that's enough to put Fenty--a lifelong Democrat--on November's ballot as a Republican. Except that Fenty has said he won't do it.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 17, 2010; 7:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Police shoot armed man near U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police shot a man who allegedly brandished a weapon at them near the Capitol early Friday, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 17, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Happy sunny weekend

Lots of headlines today, including Oprah's sitdown with the Discovery hostages and news of some complications involving Metro's SmarTrip card program. Read on.

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stewart, Colbert to host rallies on Mall

Comedy Central says that the hosts of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" will host opposing rallies on the National Mall on Oct. 30. The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRally to Restore Sanitywww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show...

By Terri Rupar  | September 16, 2010; 11:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
 
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Teen fatally shot in Hyattsville park

A teenager was fatally shot Thursday evening in a Hyattsville area park and police were reportedly searching for three suspects, Prince George’s County police said. Officers were called to the 2600 Nicholson Street, near the Anacostia Tributary Trail, and just...

By Terri Rupar  | September 16, 2010; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Utility worker injured in NE D.C.

A utility worker suffered traumatic electric shock injuries Thursday afternoon in Northeast Washington when a construction crane used at a work site came in contact with overhead wires, D.C. fire department officials said. Firefighters were called to the 5500 block...

By Erica Johnston  | September 16, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grant workshop for historic properties

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has scheduled a workshop for property owners interested in learning more about Prince George's County's historic property grant program.

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hopkins shooter used alias, lived in Va.

(Photo: Associated Press) UPDATED: Baltimore police have now tentatively identified a man who shot a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital as 50-year-old Paul Warren Pardus of Arlington. Police say Pardus apparently used an alias. They say hospital officials knew...

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Deadline extended for hospital sale

Bidders interested in Glenn Dale Hospital, the former tuberculosis sanatorium up for sale, have until Oct. 15 to make offers.

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. team wins 100 mpg car competition

A team lead by Charlottesville developer Oliver Kuttner has won an international competition sponsored by Progressive Auto Insurance and the U.S. Department of Energy to build a car that can go 100 miles on a gallon of gasoline. At a...

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. farmers concerned about bay cleanup

Thirty-five Virginia farmers have a Washington, D.C., trip planned to make their case against what they call a heavy-handed approach to restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has been leading the charge against Senate bill 1816, which...

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fenty praises Gray at unity breakfast

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) officially endorsed Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race at a unity breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the D.C. Democratic Committee. Fenty told about 150 party activists that Gray, who won Tuesday's Democratic primary, will...

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Discovery hostages to appear on Oprah

Hostages held by a gunman at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring will tell their story to Oprah on Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: D.C. vote, 48 hours later

Good morning. It's the day after the day after primary election day in the District and Maryland. Winning candidates including Vincent Gray and Rushern Baker are looking forward and those who were defeated -- Adrian Fenty in D.C. and Duchy Tractenburg in Montgomery -- are pondering their next moves.

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three killed in SUV-ambulance collision

updated 6:30 a.m. Three people inside an SUV were killed early Thursday when their vehicle collided with a Prince George's County ambulance in Forestville, county police said. The ambulance--which was not carrying patients--was badly damaged, but neither of the paramedics...

By Emily Ingram  | September 16, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Barricade situation ends in Fairfax County

A barricade situation in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County ended peacefully Wednesday night after a nearly 10-hour standoff with county police, officials said. Police negotiators used a robot with a speaker and microphone to speak with 23-year-old Kenneth...

By Erica Johnston  | September 15, 2010; 10:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Man dies near MARC station

Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man found outside of a parking garage near a MARC station in Gaithersburg, officials said. Police were called about 8 p.m. to the unit block of South Summit Avenue for the...

By Erica Johnston  | September 15, 2010; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teen stable after Pr. Geo.'s shooting

A person was shot Wednesday near Bennington Drive and Castleton Drive in the Kettering area of Prince George's County, a police spokesman said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Metro Dulles extension to cost $3.83 billion

Phase 2 of the Metro extension to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County will cost $3.83 billion, according to a preliminary estimate from the regional airports authority, which is managing construction of the extension.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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More rest for the weary? D.C. blogs

Good afternoon. Don't know about your office, but mine is full of folks suffering from Primary Election Day hangovers. Newspaper people are deadline driven and when the deadline arrives and there's still no answer, it's more stressful than you know....

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fairfax barricade affects nearby school

Beech Tree Elementary School was asked to go on "secure the building' status" around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday because of a barricade situation in the area.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No decision yet on Suburban expansion

A Montgomery County zoning appeals board said Wednesday that it needs more time to decide whether Suburban Hospital should be allowed to tear down 23 hospital-owned houses as part of its expansion plans opposed by an adjacent neighborhood.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trachtenberg concedes defeat in MoCo

Montgomery County council member Duchy Trachtenberg conceded defeat Wednesday, saying she paid a price for standing up against “special interests.”

By Washington Post Editors  | September 15, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Warner Bros. donates $5M to Smithsonian

Warner Bros. Entertainment is donating $5 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to create a theater to present the history of American film. The gift announced Wednesday will transform the 46-year-old Carmichael Auditorium into a movie theater...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fenty: no more politics for me

Update, 11:15 a.m. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, flanked by the ward coordinators of his campaign, said he had called Democratic nominee Vincent C. Gray and plans to meet with him later in the week. Fenty credited Gray with running a...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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U-Va. will renovate iconic rotunda

The University of Virginia plans to renovate its iconic rotunda, including replacing the building's roof and restoring portions of its columns. The Board of Visitors on Tuesday approved the first phase of the project, which is estimated to cost about...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Metro, Gallery Place Red Line reopens

Metro Center and Gallery Place are closed to the Red Line after a trash fire led to heavy smoke at Gallery Place, Dr. Gridlock reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fire engine, Metro bus accident in NW D.C.

UPDATE: D.C. Fire and EMS report that a fire engine responding to a call Wednesday morning was involved in an accident with a Metro bus. EMS officials are evaluating about a dozen people. None of the injuries appear to be...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Biden to host community college summit

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, will convene the first-ever White House summit on community colleges on Oct. 5. The White House said Wednesday that the summit will provide a forum for community college administrators, business...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Positive ID on remains of exhumed Marine

The remains of Marine Pfc. Heath Warner were positively identified Wednesday morning after his casket was exhumed from the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Prince George's hostage situation ends

UPDATE: A man who was holding a woman hostage in Prince George's County shot himself in the head Wednesday morning, and was rushed to Prince George's County Hospital in critical condition, Crime Scene reports. The man, described only as 37...

By Erica Johnston  | September 15, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Better chocolate?

Good morning. It was a late night last night for political junkies here and around the country, but at least it happens only once (or maybe twice) every four years. I'll highlight results from some of the top races. But...

By Washington Post editors  | September 15, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. state trooper dies during training

A Virginia state police trooper died Tuesday after making a training dive in Lake Anna, the state police said. Trooper Mark D. Barrett, 41, was part of a team making deep-water dives in the lake, which is about 70 miles...

By Erica Johnston  | September 14, 2010; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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2 shot in Southeast D.C.

Update, 10:12 p.m.: One of the two people who were shot in Southeast Washington Tuesday night has died, D.C. police said. Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, confirmed the death. The other victim, also a male, was critically wounded, Metcalf...

By Erica Johnston  | September 14, 2010; 9:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian struck by Pr. Geo.'s officer dies

A Prince George's County police officer driving into work Tuesday struck and critically wounded a pedestrian who was believed to be a postal service employee on his way home from the midnight shift, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Metro bus, SUV in NE D.C. accident

D.C. Fire and EMS say six people were were being evaluated Thursday afternoon following an accident involving a Metro bus and an SUV.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tomatoes for dessert? D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. The beauty of the blogosphere is that there are so many opinions to dissect and debate. But today, there's agreement on one issue: the importance of voting. Doesn't matter who you support (though some bloggers certainly have opinions...

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgetown receives $87 mil endowment

Georgetown University has received an $87 million endowment to support medical research, the university announced Tuesday. It is the largest philanthropic gift in the university's history.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Another DMV outage in Virginia

A local Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles branch suffered another computer meltdown Monday, less than two weeks after a massive server failure crippled DMV services across the state, The Washington Examiner reports. The automated queuing system at the Franconia DMV...

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Not guilty' plea in Google shooting case

The suspects in the fatal shooting of a Virginia man who was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. George Huggins, 24, and his girlfriend, Althea Housley, 33, entered the...

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Discovery hostages to appear on Oprah

Discovery Communications employees held hostage by a gunman on Sept. 1 are scheduled to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TV Column reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Alexandria meters may take credit cards

It will still cost you more to park in Old Town, Alexandria, but if you run out of quarters at least you won't be out of luck. Alexandria City officials are poised to replace Old Town's more than 1,000 coin...

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria man killed in Florida

Alexandria resident Samuel Del Brocco was found dead Sunday night in Pompano Beach, Fla., and investigators there believe he was killed, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man hit, thrown onto tracks in Kensington

Train tracks in the Kensington area have reopened following a 25-minute shut-down to allow Montgomery County firefighters to remove a man who had been thrown onto the tracks after being hit by a vehicle nearby, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Frederick boy drowns in swimming pool

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: All over but the voting

The wait is over. It's primary election day here in D.C., Maryland (and in other spots around the country.) Election officials in Maryland and the District are in for a busy day -- and possibly a long night. We'll be with the campaigns all day today and late tonight as the returns roll in.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Owner of attacked dog supports police

Police have a new supporter in the Adams Morgan dog shooting case Sunday: the woman whose Bich-poo was attacked, sparking the whole mess. Sheila Martins, 53, of Adams Morgan, said she was walking Sushi, a Bichon-poodle mix, on a leash...

By Erica Johnston  | September 13, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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NASA delays Virginia rocket launch

NASA has delayed the scheduled launch this week of a suborbital rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man is found fatally shot in D.C.

Metropolitan Police officers are investigating an early Monday morning fatal shooting near RFK Stadium, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Armored car guard shot in SE D.C.

Metropolitan Police officers are searching for a gunman who shot an armored car guard in Southeast D.C., WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The election edition: D.C. area blogs

This post has been corrected and updated. Good afternoon. It's the day before the primary day in the District and Maryland and candidates are scrambling to do last minute campaigning before Tuesday evening. Of course, lots of folks have already...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Northrop to pay $250K to ID Va. outage

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has agreed to pay as much as $250,000 to study why Virginia's state computer networks suffered a widespread outage at the end of August, and why it then took days to restore data to some state...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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McCain endorses Ehrlich in Md. primary

U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.) says Robert Ehrlich has his support in Maryland's Republican primary for governor. McCain expressed his support for the former governor in an interview Monday with the Associated Press after a meeting...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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All-clear given at Capitol Building

Police evacuated part of the Capitol building Monday after a powdery substance was found in the visitors' gallery overlooking the House chamber.

By Ben Pershing  | September 13, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Missing hiker found in Virginia

Rescue authorities have found a 20-year-old hiker who fell off a 10-foot cliff in Roanoke County and was unable to find his way back to his car.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bomb scare at MoCo apartment

Montgomery County police found three pipe bombs and explosive materials inside a Gaithersburg apartment late Sunday while investigating a reported suicide, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Study: Hand sanitizer doesn't stop colds

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer doesn’t significantly decrease how often someone is infected with a cold or flu, a University of Virginia study has found, according to the Daily Progress. The results came as a surprise to research team leader Ronald...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Smithsonian 'jewels' debut on QVC

(Photo courtesy of QVC) The first Smithsonian-branded bracelets and baubles go on sale this week on the TV shopping network QVC. The rings, necklaces, earrings and pendants are "inspired by" the National Gem Collection at the National Museum of...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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LORI'S A.M. BUZZ: Winning team, weather

Good morning. The Redskins won, the weather forecast is fabulous and today is the day before primary election day in Maryland and the District. In other words, there's a lot going on -- so stick with Post Local to...

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Defective forms delay some Va. tax bills

Some residents in Arlington County and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church are getting a little extra time to pay their property tax bills.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. man killed in possible home invasion

A man was shot and killed in Fairfax County Sunday night in what may have been a home invasion robbery, county police said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2010; 11:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pulled Metro buses returning to service

Metro will return all of its Orion VI diesel buses to service Monday after making temporary repairs, the transit agency said Sunday evening.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2010; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1 dead, 1 wounded after SE D.C. dispute

A 31-year-old Southeast Washington man was fatally shot Sunday morning near his home, D.C. police said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2010; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Man wearing Redskins cap robs salon

A man wielding a knife and wearing a cap with a Redskins logo held up a hair salon in Loudoun County Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2010; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Metro seeks exemption from MoCo tax

Metro is asking Montgomery County officials for an exemption from the county's steep new energy taxes. The transit agency says the levy would cost the agency $2.8 million this year. Metro says in a letter to county attorney Marc Hansen...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Motorcyclist dies in Glen Burnie crash

Police believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Glen Burnie. The crash happened about 20 minutes before midnight Saturday at the intersection of Solley and Nabbs Creek roads. Police say a woman struck a...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Police kill dog at Adams Morgan festival

D.C. police shot and killed a dog in the middle of 18th Street in Adams Morgan, D.C. police have confirmed. The shooting occurred during Adams Morgan Day, an annual festival. The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, but the dog...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Guinness record for Nation's Triathlon?

Nearly 7,000 people have registered to participate in the Nation's Triathlon in Washington and organizers say the event could be a record breaker. The Olympic distance triathlon held Sunday includes a 1.5 kilometer swim in the Potomac River, 40 kilometer...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man, woman found dead in HoCo home

Howard County police say a man and woman have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in an Ellicott City home. Police say 35-year-old Clare Stoudt and 49-year-old Reginald Van Graves were not married but were believed to be living...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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