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Weak earthquake north of Richmond

A small earthquake made itself felt Saturday afternoon near Interstate 95, south of Washington in east central Virginia, authorities said. The quake apparently occurred about 4:15 p.m. north of Richmond. No injuries or damage were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey...

By Terri Rupar  | October 2, 2010; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man hurt in apartment fire in NW

A 26-year-old man was severely injured Sunday in a fire in a downtown Washington apartment buildings, the D.C. fire department said. The 1 p.m. fire was reported in the building at 1500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, one of the larger apartment...

By Terri Rupar  | October 2, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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CBS reporter arrested on drug charges

A veteran CBS Radio News correspondent was arrested early Saturday on drug charges after police searched his Northwest Washington home, and found marijuana plants growing in his yard, authorities said. Police arrested Howard Arenstein and his wife at their home...

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (235)
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Bedbugs reported at USAID building

Bedbugs have made their way into the highly secure federal building in Washington that houses the U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID officials told employees this week that juvenile bedbugs were discovered in a single office at the agency's tower...

By Associated Press  | October 2, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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2 killed in overnight D.C. shootings

D.C. police say two men were killed in overnight shootings in Washington. Police say officers heard gunshots in the 5300 block of Dix Street in Northeast Washington about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They found Angelo Jones of Northeast Washington suffering from...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | October 2, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Possible measles exposure at National

Some people who were at Reagan National Airport Sept. 23 may have been exposed to measles, the Arlington Health Department said Friday.

By Eric Athas  | October 1, 2010; 11:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Kevin 'Bacon' & D.C.'s blogophere

Happy Friday. Cooler temperatures are predicted for this weekend, so fall may finally be here. The D.C. area blogosphere -- as busy as ever. So Good has a new invention designed to thwart refrigerator thieves. And what about this from...

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wilder backs ABC privatization

Former Gov. Doug Wilder (D) is endorsing Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to privatize the sale of distilled spirits in Virginia.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 1, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bus, vehicle accident in Montgomery

Montgomery County police are investigating a Friday morning accident involving a school bus and a passenger vehicle, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgetown U: It was a rope, not a noose

Georgetown University employees discovered a "possible noose" hanging in a locked room in a basement on campus earlier this week, according to a report in The Hoya student newspaper.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lamar Odom -- the face of D.C.?

Is Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom coming to D.C.? Maybe, if you believe an artist's vision of the city's future.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea in Md. apartment building fire

An Emmitsburg man who set fire to his apartment building in a botched suicide attempt has struck a plea deal that avoids an arson conviction.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. embraces 'Drug Take-Back Day'

Virginia residents turned in more than 5,000 expired or unused prescription drugs during the commonwealth's first Drug Take-Back Day. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and law enforcement officials announced the results of the Sept. 25 event on Friday. The drugs were...

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington gets new county manager

Arlington County has appointed Barbara Donnellan as its new county manager following the resignation Thursday of former County Manager Michael B. Brown. Brown cited personal reasons for the resignation.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Museum honors 'Peanuts' creator

A photograph of "Peanuts" comic strip creator Charles Schulz is being presented to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in recognition of his impact on millions of people around the world. The presentation is scheduled for today. Tomorrow the museum will host a family festival, with Snoopy and a screening of the film "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Crystal City redevelopment approved

The Arlington County Board unanimously approved guidelines this week that will steer the redevelopment of Crystal City for the next 40 years by allowing for more density and taller buildings.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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St. Mary's County schools closed

St. Mary's County Public Schools are closed on Friday in the wake of yesterday's heavy rains.

By Kyle Balluck  | October 1, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: 'Bye rain, hello pumpkins

Good morning. Talk about a good soaking. Some areas are still cleaning up from Thursday night's drenching. Officials in St. Mary's County have closed schools for the day and VRE has suspended service on its Manassas line. Nevertheless, happy Friday...

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman struck by car in NE D.C.

A woman was struck by a car Thursday night in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. Police had few details about the incident but said the woman was conscious and breathing after they were called 19th Street and Maryland Avenue...

By Erica Johnston  | September 30, 2010; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Flash-flood watch until Friday a.m.

Moderate and heavy rains re-emerged around the Washington region Thursday night and caused flooding of some waterways, such as Sligo Creek and Rock Creek, the National Weather Service reported. The rains prompted flash-flood watch for the area until 6 a.m....

By Erica Johnston  | September 30, 2010; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arundel boater facing several charges

The Maryland Natural Resource Police ended up arresting an Anne Arundel County boater they thought they had come to rescue.

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Power outage cancels classes, movie

Heavy rainfall, flash floods and strong wind gusts Thursday made for a messy, and sometimes dangerous early morning commute for Washington area residents.

By Maria Glod  | September 30, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Banish junk mail: Posts from blog world

Good afternoon. Not the nicest of days, but just remember: We need the rain. It's been an “abnormallly dry” year, so every raindrop counts. There's plenty in the D.C. area blogosphere to distract you from the gray. Ever wonder what...

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Judge delays taxi rules in Pr. Geo's

A Prince George's County Circuit Court judge Wednesday ordered the county to temporarily halt new taxi regulations the County Council passed last month after cab company owners challenged the measure in court, The Gazette reports. The 10-day restraining order by...

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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2011 Chesapeake Bay plan to be released

Chesapeake Bay restoration activities planned for next year and the funds to pay for them are part of a new annual action plan to be released by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says the plan to be released...

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another complaint against AA County Exec

A former Anne Arundel County employee has filed a complaint alleging that she was fired from her position as a secretary after failing to donate to the campaign pf Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: Smoking manholes on H St. NE

D.C. Fire and EMS is looking into a report of smoke coming from four Pepco manholes in the 1300 block of H Street NE. The smoke is said to be entering a nearby building. The area is being cordoned off.

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Tech families create nonprofit

The families of the victims and survivors of the April 2007 mass killings at Virginia Tech have created a nonprofit.

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Two Metrobuses collide in Silver Spring

UPDATE: 8:05 a.m. A Metro spokeswoman said the Thursday morning accident involving two Metrobuses in Silver Spring occurred when one bus rear-ended another that was stopped. Spokeswoman Angela Gates said both buses were in service and had passengers. She said...

By Maria Glod  | September 30, 2010; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Several accidents snarl DC area commute

Several accidents have been reported around the Washington area, as the driving rain and standing water creates rough conditions for drivers. In Maryland, three Inner Loop lanes are still blocked north of Bradley Road by an earlier accident involving a...

By Maria Glod  | September 30, 2010; 6:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Break out the hip boots

Good morning. Yes, it's pouring out there and the heavy rains could continue into this afternoon. Depending on what happens later today, it's possible we could set another weather record -- this one for total rainfall at Reagan National. We'll...

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 5:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Overturned tractor trailer on Md. Beltway

Some morning commuters already are encountering delays as they contend with the strong, steady rains and standing water. A jackknifed tractor trailer is blocking three Inner Loop lanes on the Beltway just north of Bradley Road, according to Maryland State...

By Maria Glod  | September 30, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tornado watch for DC area

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Washington area that is in effect until 1 p.m. Heavy and steady rains also could cause flash flooding in the area, and officials warn motorists to be on the...

By Maria Glod  | September 30, 2010; 5:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Injured bus passengers identified

One person was killed Wednesday when a tour bus went off I-270 in Bethesda, officials said. Scott Graham, spokesman for Montgomery County fire and rescue, said a passenger charter bus carrying 20 passengers was involved in an accident with several vehicles. Ten people, all on the bus, are said to be hurt.

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 12:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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2 shot in Southeast D.C.

Two men were shot and critically wounded Wednesday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Few details were immediately available, but police responded to the the 3500 block of 22nd Street about 10:15 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman....

By Terri Rupar  | September 29, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Share your storm photos

The Capital Weather Gang is predicting two to four inches of rain here in Washington, with winds around 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph or so during the afternoon. That could mean a messy commute, downed branches or flooded...

By Terri Rupar  | September 29, 2010; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Heavy rains, winds headed toward region

Heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible flooding could move through the Washington region beginning Wednesday evening and lasting through Thursday night, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Apps to thwart thieves: D.C.'s blogs

Apps to thwart thieves, canned food art; calming photos and reading to kids: D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani  | September 29, 2010; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gas leak on Largo campus repaired

Prince George's County Community College's Largo campus is closed Wednesday because of a gas leak, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Toddler shot with fed agent's stolen gun

Police say a handgun that critically injured a Hagerstown toddler was reported stolen about three weeks earlier from the glove compartment of a federal law enforcement officer’s car outside his Keedysville home.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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MoCo referendum gets green light

Maryland's highest court has reversed a lower court decision and ordered that a referendum on a Montgomery County ambulance fee be placed on the Nov. 2 ballot.

By Michael Laris  | September 29, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Md. teen pleads guilty in salesman's death

A 16-year-old Potomac resident faces 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2009 death of a 57-year-old car salesman.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Students assaulted near UVa. campus

University of Virginia officials are urging students to protect themselves and their friends after a string of recent assaults, the Associated Press reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Grant gives some Va. students iPads

Several classrooms across Virginia are trading history books for computers with interactive media and digital content. By Paul Sakuma, Associated Press Selected elementary, middle and high school students in Arlington, Henry and Pulaski counties and the city of Newport News...

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Roads to reopen around Thomas Circle

D.C. police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious package in the Thomas Circle area in downtown Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man leaps from building to escape fire

UPDATE: A man who jumped from the Sarbin Towers apartment building in Northwest D.C. early Wednesday morning to escape a fire is dead and 11 others have been taken to area hospitals, including a 2-year-old girl who is said to...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 29, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Acid spill at D.C. sewage treatment station

D.C. Fire and EMS is reporting that one person was exposed to spilled acid at the D.C. Water Sewage Treatment Station in Southeast.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arrest, murder charge in U Street shooting

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has announced an arrest in connection with the shooting and accident that occurred on a bustling U Street Tuesday afternoon around lunchtime.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: A day for coffee

If you need mid-week jolt, it's National Coffee Day.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. sanctioned in child welfare case

The federal judge overseeing the long-running class-action suit against the District's child welfare system sanctioned the District on Tuesday for disregarding court orders in the case.

By Henri Cauvin  | September 28, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Posts to ponder: D.C.'s blogosphere

Good afternoon. Today's is an eclectic collection. We've got posts to make you ponder, posts to help you exercise your brain (something you can do while sitting on the couch) and posts to get you outdoors. One of our area...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shooting, mayhem on U Street

D.C. police are on the scene of a double shooting at the corner 11th and U streets NW, police said. They said the shooting appeared to be a drive-by attack, occurring shortly after noon, after which the assailants fled in a vehicle. The conditions of the victims is not immediately clear.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Amtrak unveils high-speed rail 'vision'

Amtrak is unveiling a $117 billion, 30-year vision for high-speed rail on the East Coast that would drastically reduce travel times along the congested corridor. At a news conference at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station on Tuesday, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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New flu vaccine available for seniors

A new supercharged seasonal vaccine, Fluzone High Dose, is designed to offer people 65 years and older extra strength protection from viruses and the H1N1 Swine Flu, WAMU reports. The new shot packs four times the amount of antigen as...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charles Co. worker trapped in well

A Charles County sheriff’s department official says a county worker has fallen into a well at a pump station on St. Charles Parkway.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-Va. connects carpoolers online

The University of Virginia is offering an online service that connects carpool partners and rewards people for keeping their vehicles at home.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dolphin dies at National Aquarium

The National Aquarium says Shiloh, a 31-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, has died after a yearlong illness. Shiloh was euthanized Sunday at the Baltimore aquarium, where she had lived since 1993 and had been treated for the past year for an...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. couple file $500K bedbug lawsuit

A Howard County couple are suing the owners of their apartment complex for half a million dollars, claiming bedbugs infiltrated their apartment, covering them and their toddler daughter with dozens of itchy welts and causing “significant emotional distress,” the Baltimore...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Takoma's carry-out alcohol sales ban lifted

The Takoma Park town council voted Monday night to eliminate most, but not all, of the Maryland suburb’s century-old ban on carry-out alcohol sales. If the change is approved by the state legislature, local restaurants would be able for the...

By Marc Fisher  | September 28, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. police investigate NW vehicle fires

Authorities are investigating several vehicle fires in the Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods in northwest Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hopkins doctor released from hospital

A Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot by a patient’s son has been released from the hospital.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cattle killed in Fauquier County barn fire

A fire that raged through a barn at the Fauquier Livestock Exchange early Tuesday left several cows dead, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 28, 2010; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Happy gloomy morning

Umbrella weather again today -- at least in the morning.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 5:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Boy, 2, shoots self with found pistol

A 2-year-old boy shot himself Monday with a pistol he found under a bed in an apartment in western Maryland, authorities said. The boy, who was not named, was hit in the chest and critically wounded, said Hagerstown police chief...

By Erica Johnston  | September 27, 2010; 10:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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Suspicious package found near Nats Park

Update, 8:25 p.m.: The report of a suspicious package in the vicinity of Nationals Park has been cleared, authorities say. Earlier: Traffic in the vicinity of Nationals Park was disrupted Monday evening after a suspicious package was discovered in the...

By Erica Johnston  | September 27, 2010; 8:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charges dropped in cyclist, trooper taping

A Hartford County Circuit Court judge Monday dismissed wiretapping charges against Anthony Graber, a motorcyclist who was jailed briefly after he taped a Maryland state trooper who stopped him for speeding on I-95 using a camera mounted on his helmet, then posted the video on YouTube.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Man sentenced for leaving dogs in hot car

A man visiting Washington has been sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service for leaving his dogs in a hot car while he and his daughter visited a museum, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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1-year-old seriously injured in car crash

A vehicle crash in the Brandywine area Monday has left five people injured, including a 1-year-old child who is said to be in critical condition, Prince George's fire authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Chandra Levy trial delayed

A D.C. judge has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy and barred attorneys from speaking to the media about the case.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fashion, food & geckos: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Well, we wanted a break from the heat so we got rain. Somewhere in our future is a forecast in which we won't boil and we won't drown. Hopefully, it will be arriving soon. Never fear -- the...

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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VCU receives large land donation

A conservation-minded group has donated about 150 acres along the James River to Virginia Commonwealth University to help expand the school's biological field station. VCU officials said in a release Monday that the Meadowville Trust's gift of the eastern Chesterfield...

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. faces possible $175M shortfall

Sales tax revenue in the District has fallen dramatically, helping contribute to more bad budget news for the D.C. government, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi told officials Monday morning.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Audit finds problems with D.C. Head Start

A federal audit has found that D.C. schools Head Start program has financial and governance problems.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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2 shootings, same road, different nights

A man was found shot Sunday night inside a car on a block in Landover where another man was found shot in a car days earlier, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. bag tax revenue lower than expected

The District’s tax on plastic bags is bringing in about half of what analysts had predicted -- but those responsible for spending that revenue say it's a good thing, the Washington Examiner reports. “It's a trade-off,” said Christophe A.G. Tolou,...

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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DYRS using GPS to track young offenders

The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services is using global positioning system devices to keep track of young offenders released into the community.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama says D.C. schools struggling now

President Obama said Monday his daughters could not get the same quality of education from D.C. public schools that they get from the private Sidwell Friends school.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Md.'s first casino opens

Good morning. It's Monday and we've got rain and headlines. Grab the umbrella. Record heat over the weekend and now - rain. Let's just hope 2010 won't also be the year of record rain. Seriously, an area can only take...

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Tech student dies in fall

A 19-year-old Virginia Tech student from Norfolk died Saturday night after falling from a third-floor balcony. The student was identified by Channel 13, a news station in Norfolk, as David Gayle. The fall occurred at about 11 p.m. at...

By Lynda Robinson  | September 26, 2010; 11:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Suspect in Chevy Chase stabbing killed

A woman who had been sent to a Maryland mental hospital for the fatal stabbing of a Chevy Chase psychiatric social worker was found slain at the hospital on Sunday, Maryland state police said. Susan Sachs, 45, who had...

By Lynda Robinson  | September 26, 2010; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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