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Va. fire apparently from smoking materials

A fire that left five houses uninhabitable in Northern Virginia apparently resulted from "improper disposal of smoking materials," authorities said Saturday. The fire on the outskirts of Manassas broke out Thursday afternoon on Tillett Loop, and caused from $2.2 million...

By Terri Rupar  | September 25, 2010; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Weekend freebies: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Got plans for the weekend? If you don't, today's D.C. blogosphere is filled with all kinds of great ideas -- museums (admission is free at a bunch on Saturday) and walking tours galore. A debate is brewing in...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Md. school aide guilty of sex abuse

A 38-year-old former Howard County school employee was found guilty Friday of sexually abusing a third-grader by writing her dozens of explicit love letters, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Former Md. priest sentenced for sex abuse

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced in Frederick to 18 months of home detention for sexually abusing a local altar boy in 1976.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Judge denies new referendum bid

A Montgomery County judge has rejected efforts to revive a pair of referendums that had been rejected because of the way thousands of citizens signed their names. Montgomery Circuit Court judge Robert A. Greenberg on Friday denied an appeal by...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 24, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jellyfish in the Inner Harbor?

Inner Harbor's no place to swim anyway, but now you can add another reason not to go in the water downtown: jellyfish. The Baltimore Sun reports that softball-sized, milky white, bell-shaped jellyfish with long, trailing tentacles could be seen moving...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Change of command at Andrews AFB

The leader of the 79th Medical Wing at Andrews Air Force Base is turning over his command. Major Gen. Gar S. Graham is set to turn his command over to Major Gen. Gerard A. Caron in a ceremony Friday. The...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Zoo's new lion cubs now online

(Photo: Mehgan Murphy) You can now see the second litter of lion cubs to be born at the National Zoo via webcam. Officials at the National Zoo announced Friday that viewers will be able to toggle between four different...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. Central Kitchen vans vandalized

Nine of 15 delivery trucks belonging to D.C. Central Kitchen were vandalized early Wednesday morning, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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EPA investigating green water in Md. river

Fort Detrick officials say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the source of some harmless green water found flowing from the Army installation in Frederick into the Monocacy River earlier this month.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Battle over historic home in Kensington

Efforts to demolish a burned out home in Kensington are running into opposition from area preservation groups who say the 19th-Century Queen Anne structure is unique and should be saved, The Gazette reports. The historic structure, condemned following an electrical...

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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UVa. hosts event on campus violence

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia are being encouraged to address issues of campus safety and violence prevention.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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No Confederate History month for Va.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) announced Friday morning that he will declare April 2011 "Civil War in Virginia" month, rather than "Confederate History Month," as he offered a humble apology for a proclamation this year that omitted reference to slavery's role in the war.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: We have a winner

We're happy to announce the winner of our Summer Weather Challenge.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 5:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man killed in Reston car crash

A 42-year-old man was killed Thursday night when he lost control of his car and it flipped on a Reston area street, Fairfax County police said. Officers responded to Monroe Street at Cedar Glen Lane for a crash just before...

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Fire destroys two homes in Manassas

Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in the 8300 block of Tillett Loop in Manassas, according to a WUSA (Channel 9) report.

By Washington Post Editors  | September 23, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Arrest made in Catholic U student's death

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Catholic University student who was killed in August while riding his bicycle, DCist reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Meet the Faregate Moron: D.C.'s blogs

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By Lori Aratani  | September 23, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rhee grim-faced after Gray meeting

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee met for 90 minutes today for a “philosophical discussion” about public education but they did not talk about her future in the administration.

By Tim Craig  | September 23, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Va. gets $6.2M to pay snow costs

The Virginia Department of Transportation will receive $6.2 million in federal funding to help pay costs stemming from a severe winter storm in 2009. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the funding Thursday in a news release. The storm that...

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Settlement in Va. chicken sandwich suit

A Florida man has settled his $2 million lawsuit against a McDonald's restaurant in Southwest Virginia that allegedly served him a chicken sandwich that exploded with hot grease. Terms of the settlement entered Friday in Alexandria were not disclosed. The...

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Gray meeting with Holder, Rhee

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is going to the John A. Wilson Building at 11 a.m. Thursday to meet with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, who is likely to be the District's next mayor.

By Tim Craig  | September 23, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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14 in D.C.-area on Forbes' 'Richest' list

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett remain the richest individuals in America, according to the 2010 Forbes 400 list, which also includes 14 Washington-area billionaires, The Washington Business Journal reports. The highest ranking local individuals are John Mars and Forest Mars...

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Settlement reached in Bay Bridge lawsuit

Attorneys have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over a fatal crash on the Bay Bridge in the summer of 2008.

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Today's big meetings

D.C. Council Chairman VIncent Gray and D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee are slated to have their first post-primary election get together.

By Washington Post editors  | September 23, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Storms knock out power in Maryland

Thunderstorms rolled through Montgomery County and into Prince George’s Wednesday night, knocking down trees and power lines, leaving nearly 10,000 customers without power, authorities said. No injuries were reported initially and no major streets were blocked, officials said. However, police...

By Terri Rupar  | September 22, 2010; 8:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Afghanistan crash claims Navy grad

Brendan Looney, a former Naval Academy lacrosse player, was among the nine U.S. military personnel killed Tuesday when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Skip lunch for a good cause: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Feels like . . . August? Yup, it's going to feel like that for the next two days, but file this away. You can think about it when temperatures start to dip into the 40's come December. After...

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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We're No. 1 -- for worst summer of 2010

The Weather Channel has named the five cities across the country that experienced the brunt of this summer's record-breaking heat. Guess who won, or lost depending on your point of view?

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three more lion cubs born at the zoo

Officials at the National Zoo announced that three lion cubs were born Wednesday morning -- just three weeks after another female lion at the zoo gave birth to a litter of four cubs. The cubs were born to 6-year-old Nababiep,...

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Teens racing injured in Pr. Geo's accident

Prince George's Fire and EMS is reporting that two teen males have been injured Wednesday in a two vehicle crash in the 3100 block of Powder Mill Road. The road has been closed.

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Loudoun's new team? The Hounds

The group bringing a professional baseball team to Northern Virginia has decided on a name for the ballclub that reflects its new home: the Loudoun Hounds, the Washington Business Journal reports. Officials of VIP Baseball said the team name and...

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Blocks of belongings after eviction

On the four corners of 11th and Otis Place were the contents of Eloisa Diaz's home Wednesday morning: Piles upon piles of household furniture tossed together so that ironing boards sat against vacuum cleaners which sat against empty frames. Diaz,...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 22, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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D.C. cop indicted in drug case

A D.C. police officer protected her boyfriend while he packaged large amounts of crack and heroin on the kitchen table of the couple's District Heights home, federal prosecutors said this week in describing a drug conspiracy they say extended from...

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Three dead in Lorton fire

One adult and two children died in a Wednesday morning fire in Lorton, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Librarians will survive

A group of librarians at the Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, Va. are enjoying a bit of YouTube fame. A video they created has gone viral, attracting more than 35,000 hits.

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 5:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Body found by tracks near Capitol

A body was found Monday night near railroad tracks about a half mile from the U.S. Capitol, authorities said. The body was found about 10 p.m. beside the CSX tracks near Second Street SW, according to information from the...

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 11:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man dies after scooter crash in Fairfax

A man died after crashing his scooter on a Springfield road, and Fairfax County police are investigating whether he may have had a medical emergency that caused the accident. Passersby called authorities after they saw a scooter veer from...

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 9:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Man dies after fall from hunting stand

A 44-year-old Maryland man was fatally injured Monday when he apparently fell from an elevated stand while hunting, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said. They said the death of Dennis Arthur Siler, of Port Deposit, which occurred in the Elkton,...

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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3 shot, 1 fatally, in D.C.

Update: D.C. police are investigating three shootings Tuesday night, including one fatality. In the first case, police found a man fatally shot near a bus stop in the 900 block of Southern Avenue just before 8 p.m., said Officer Hugh...

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Woman rescued from Clarksburg fire

Update, 8:53 p.m.: A woman was rescued Tuesday from a townhouse fire in the Clarksburg area, Montgomery County fire officials said. Firefighters responded about 5:20 p.m. to the 9800 block of Brook Ridge Court and found a fire in the...

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman slain in Greenbelt

Prince George's County police are on the scene of a shooting in Greenbelt. Officers were called to the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for a reported shooting, and found a female lying in the hallway, said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a department spokesman. He said the extent of the woman’s wounds are unclear, but homicide detectives had been notified. More details will be provided as they become available.

By Washington Post Editors  | September 21, 2010; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grant for Langley Park transit center

Plans to build a transit center in Langley Park to serve bus riders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties got a boost Tuesday when members of Maryland's congressional delegation announced a $818,300 federal grant to design and build the center.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Vitamin D, bacon coffee? D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. A nice day like this and I've got food and the outdoors on the brain. A good combination seeing as you can walk off that meal while soaking up some Vitamin D. I'll be upfront though: Just as...

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Metro ridership up April - June

Ridership on Metrorail increased 1.2 percent between April and June compared to the same period last year, an uptick that follows a nationwide trend of transit ridership increasing slightly, Metro and national transit advocates said Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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More time for military students in Va.

Virginia’s public colleges and universities will allow students who leave to serve in the military to take more time to go back to school after completing their duties.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leaking package closes D.C. streets

Authorities have closed some downtown Washington streets as they investigate a package leaking an unknown substance.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Photographer stabbed, robbed in Va.

A photographer was stabbed and robbed while taking pictures Tuesday morning at a Manassas City shopping center, WUSA9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. candidate struck by SUV has died

Natasha Pettigrew, a 30-year-old Maryland Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, has died from injuries she received after she was hit by an SUV while riding her bike early Sunday morning, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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McDonnell again declines to halt execution

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has again declined a request to grant clemency to a 41-year-old woman set to be executed Thursday, despite a last-minute plea by her attorneys Monday, the Virginia Politics blog reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Film to highlight Virginia's wineries

"Vintage: The Winemaker's Year," a 90-minute feature about Virginia wines and wineries will premier next month on PBS stations across the country, The Free Lance-Star reports. The film chronicles a year in the lives of a dozen Virginia wineries...

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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2,700 speeding tickets issued in Va.

A weekend enforcement effort by the Virginia State Police on Interstates 95, 81 and 85 resulted in more than 4,800 summonses and arrests. More than 2,700 of the tickets were for speeding. State police also said in a release Monday...

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Child porn charges for Va. wrestling official

A wrestling official has been arrested on child pornography charges in Virginia, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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2nd arrest in College Park robbery

Prince George's County police have announced a second arrest in an Aug. 8 robbery in College Park, one of a string of recent street robberies near the University of Maryland campus that has led to increased police patrols and calls...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 21, 2010; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Lottery winner, for a sec

Good morning. Another great day (sunny and in the 80s) filled with interesting headlines. The D.C. Council will meet for the first time since last week's primary elections and D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee got a nod from Oprah. There's...

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 5:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bedbugs found at Frederick library

The public library in Urbana has a case of bedbugs. Officials at Frederick County Public Libraries said Monday they have temporarily closed the Urbana library bookdrop after an employee spotted bedbugs in a book there Friday.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Pie shakes, car-free days: D.C. area blogs

Happy Monday. It's always fun to take a spin through the D.C. blogosphere. I'm almost always amused and sometimes even shocked (you should see the posts that don't make this roundup.) Today is no exception. I learned about the "Pie...

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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Horrorcore rapper pleads guilty to murder

An aspiring rapper who embraced horror-themed lyrics has pleaded guilty to killing four people in central Virginia.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Va. watermen star in ESPN spot

Tangier Island watermen star in a new ESPN commercial proclaiming the Chesapeake Bay island America's biggest sports town, per capita. The commercial begins with a waterman pulling crab traps into a work boat and pans out to an aerial view...

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Gov. asked to reconsider death sentence

Lawyers for a 41-year-old woman set to be executed this week have asked Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell to reconsider his decision not to intervene in her case, the Virginia Politics blog reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Former Va. man charged in stabbings

A man suspected in a series of stabbings in Michigan and two other states, including Virginia, has been charged with murder and four new attempted murder charges, a prosecutor announced Monday.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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D.C.'s Mendelson to unveil concussion bill

A D.C. Council member says he will introduce a bill that would require kids to be examined by a professional if they are suspected of getting a concussion while playing a sport. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) will join...

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Education  
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Michelle Rhee on 'Oprah' today

Michelle Rhee will get a chance to spread her education reform gospel to an even wider audience: Rhee will appear today on "The Oprah Winfery Show" along with Bill Gates, who has made education reform a cornerstone of the foundation...

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  DC, Education  
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Ruptured pipe closes 3 Arundel schools

Three Anne Arundel County schools are closed because a ruptured pipe has limited water service in the area.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Bike share gets rolling

Good morning. What a great weekend. Sunny, warm. The nice weather will continue today and for much of the week, but alas, it's Monday, so most of us are back at work. But it is shaping up to be a...

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick man is fatally shot

A 28-year-old Frederick man who was armed with a rifle was fatally shot Sunday during a confrontation with police, the Frederick police department said. It was not clear whether Olivier Yumba Cohen, of S. Market Street, was shot by...

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Woman, 21, found slain in SE D.C.

A 21-year-old woman from the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington was found fatally shot Saturday in Southeast Washington, police said. Police said the victim was found about 3:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE. Her...

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 9:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Most of '02 protest suit tossed

A federal judge Sunday tossed out the bulk of the last outstanding lawsuit filed in response to the controversial mass arrest of World Bank protesters in 2002 by D.C. police, ruling that four plaintiffs lacked standing to ask for government...

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Small fuel spill in Fairfax County

A fuel tanker truck was in a collision with another vehicle Sunday in Fairfax County, about a mile from where a tanker accident last month spilled 4,000 gallons of gasoline. Sunday’s spill was only about one per cent as...

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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