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Man shot near Springfield hotel

A man was shot and critically wounded Saturday night near a hotel in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, the police said. The man was found about 9:45 p.m. in a parking lot of a hotel in the 6700 block...

By Terri Rupar  | October 23, 2010; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Laurel man charged in rape of girl, 10

Frederick police have charged a Laurel man with rape, sex abuse and assault in a case involving a 10-year-old girl, the Frederick News-Post is reporting. Police are holding Jose M. Vasquez-Hernandez, 27, after a witness reported the alleged assault in...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 23, 2010; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Va. library book returned after 35 years

A novel checked out in 1975 from the College of William and Mary library is back among the stacks. The long-term lender is Pat Harkin, who found the book of Leon Uris' “QB VII” in a box fully intending to...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 23, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Charles Smith shot; drugs found in house

A man found shot in Bowie who was believed to be a former basketball star was identified Friday by Prince George's County police as Charles Smith, 42. They said cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation were found in the...

By Terri Rupar  | October 22, 2010; 9:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Extensive damage to Va. seminary chapel

Alexandria firefighters are responding to a substantial blaze at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, authorities said. The fire at the seminary, at 3737 Seminary Road, broke out not long ago.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Person falls on tracks at Union Station

D.C. Fire and EMS is reporting that there is a rescue underway at Union Station. A person fell on the tracks.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Manslaughter plea in Frostburg slaying

A former student who claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting of a Frostburg State University basketball player from Waldorf has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jack-O'-Lantern mushrooms? D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Aren't you glad it's Friday? It will be a great weekend to get out. The Capital Weather Gang says temperatures might even hit the 70's on Sunday. If you're communing with nature this weekend -- what could be...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thousands turn out for Peebles funeral

Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the Friday funeral service for Apostle Betty Peebles, co-founder of Jericho City of Praise, one of the largest megachurches in the country.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Arlington schedules phone network outage

Arlington County officials say the county’s phone network will not be available on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 4 a.m. to about 8 a.m. to allow for the installation of new equipment. Residents who have water or sewer issues during this...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Arlington lifts sewage advisory

Arlington County has lifted an Oct. 15 advisory to avoid contact with the water in the Upper Long Branch Stream from the Long Branch Nature Center through the Four Mile Run to the Potomac River. The advisory was issued after...

By Anne Bartlett  | October 22, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Body found in Occoquan Reservoir

A woman's body was found near the shoreline of the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax County, where authorities had been searching for a woman who went missing Oct. 16 while rowing.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Concerns raised over Md. helicopter bid

State Comptroller Peter Franchot is raising concerns about a $72 million contract approved this week by the Board of Public Works for the purchase of six helicopters because only one company submitted a bid, The Gazette reports. Following two years...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Probe of D.C. Council member's non-profit

The D.C. Attorney General’s Office is requesting that Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) voluntarily turn over documents and other information about a non-profit organization he operates.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rare book collection donated to JMU

A faculty member has donated about 7,000 books to James Madison University, including several rare works. The Daily News-Record, via the Associated Press, reports that the books include a 1613 copy of "Workes of Lucius Annaeus Seneca Both Morall and...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Signs of recovery in Arlington, Alexandria

Better-than-expected revenue projections for the current fiscal year have given Arlington County and Alexandria officials modest hope that the worst of the recession is behind them, The Examiner reports. Alexandria's revenue estimates are up $9.19 million for fiscal 2011. That's...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cafritz sues D.C. Water over mansion fire

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a prominent arts patron and a founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has filed a $30 million lawsuit against D.C. Water, saying inadequate fire hydrants and water pressure prevented the fire department from containing a blaze that swept through her home in July 2009, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: A day to say goodbye

Good morning. We interrupt this blog entry for an important announcement: After historic snowfall and historic heat, weather forecasters are saying we're unlikely to see a repeat this winter of the heavy snow that crippled the D.C. area earlier this...

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman killed in Chantilly

A woman was shot to death overnight in Chantilly during what investigators believe was a domestic dispute, Fairfax County police reported. The woman's husband, who was in the house when police arrived, was taken into custody.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | October 22, 2010; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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2 Md. highway workers struck, killed by car

Three Maryland State Highway contract workers were struck Thursday afternoon by a car in Waldorf, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U-Md. football player struck by car

Campus police at the University of Maryland said a school football player was struck by a car Thursday night as he rode his scooter on campus near Cole Field House. Offensive lineman Pete DeSouza, a red-shirt freshman who is...

By Erica Johnston  | October 21, 2010; 11:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Early voting starts Friday in Md.

Maryland voters can start casting their ballots Friday. Voting centers are open through Oct. 28, except for Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information on early voting, see the Maryland State Board of Elections Web site. The...

By Terri Rupar  | October 21, 2010; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Shooting victim may be ex-Hoyas star

A man was critically shot Thursday in a Bowie home, and police think he is a former Georgetown University basketball star, officials and sources said. Law enforcement sources said investigators believe the victim is Charles Smith, an All-America guard for...

By Terri Rupar  | October 21, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Va. gov. asks agencies for cuts

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has asked state agencies to look for cuts of up to six percent.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Plans unveiled for Dupont's underground

District officials and developers are moving ahead with plans to convert underground tunnels at Dupont Circle into art galleries, restaurants and a winery.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CityCenter DC moving forward

Hines, a Texas-based development firm, has a preliminary agreement to finance construction of the CityCenter DC project on the site of the city’s former convention center and plans to start construction in the first week of April.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Zombie philanthropy? D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Hope you're having a good day. Excitement is building in the D.C.-area blogosphere around Saturday's Silver Spring Zombie Walk. We've got some details below -- as well as a nice charitable twist to the walk. All Life is...

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Arlington to test warning speakers today

Arlington residents in the vicinity of the courthouse may hear a loud horn Thursday between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. The county's office of emergency management will be testing the outdoor warning system speakers.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No trash pickup in D.C. today

A reminder that there will be no trash pickup in the District today in order to give sanitation workers that chance to attend the funeral of a fellow worker who was shot and killed last week. Larry Hutchins, a 24-year...

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Candidate's Tea Party gaffe in MoCo race

Democrat Hans Riemer stumbled into a gaffe in the final moments of a debate Wednesday night among candidates seeking the four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council, reporter Michael Laris tells us. Earlier in the Rockville debate, Republican candidate...

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Police to search I-95 for shooting evidence

Prince William County Police will have its search and rescue team out on I-95 Friday morning to search for evidence related to shots fire at the United States Marine Corps Heritage Museum on Oct. 17.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two children killed in Frederick fire

Frederick County authorities are investigating a house fire that killed two children and injured their grandmother.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More murder charges for Va. stab suspect

be updated. FLINT, Mich. — Officials in Flint have filed 2 additional murder charges against a man who’s already accused of murder and attempted murder in a series of stabbings that panicked the area last summer. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced the additional charges against Elias Abuelazam (ee-lee-AHS’ A’-boo-LAH’-zuhm) Thursday. He’s charged in the deaths of Darwin Marshall in Flint on July 26 and Frank Kellybrew on July 30 in Flint Township. If convicted, he faces life in prison with no parole. Five men were killed this year in and around Flint, 70 miles north of Detroit. Authorities suspect Abuelazam in a string of attacks in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. He’s locked up on one murder charge and five counts of attempted murder in Genesee County. He’s also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mont. Co. to scrutinize crossing guard pay

At $40 per hour -- are crossing guards in Montgomery County overpaid? While at least one country council member doesn't believe the amount is outrageous given the cost of living in the county, council members will be re-examining how much...

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley, Ehrlich spar during debate

Maryland's two leading candidates for governor sparred over health care, education funding and their commitment to issues affecting African Americans in a radio debate Thursday morning.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Drug-sniffing dogs for rent in Md.

A new service in Maryland is offering parents the chance to rent a dog. Not as a pet, but as way to sniff out their teens hidden drugs, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Good weather for free food

Looks like a lovely autumn day. Perfect for taking in the fall foliage, finding free food tonight in D.C. (read on!) or hitting the campaign trail -- just like candidates across the region are doing.

By Washington Post editors  | October 21, 2010; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Person in burning vehicle after crash

A person was trapped inside of a vehicle on fire late Wednesday night after it crashed over an embankment in Southeast Washington, authorities said. D.C. Fire and Emergency Services units responded to an area near I-295/South Capitol Street and Malcolm...

By Terri Rupar  | October 21, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Shooting in Oxon Hill

Update, 11:21 p.m.: A man was grazed in the face by a gunshot Wednesday night as he was carjacked in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County police said. Authorities said two suspects approached the man's car on foot and opened...

By Erica Johnston  | October 20, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Let the Arlington Green Games begin

Arlington has just under 20 companies, property managers and office tenants signed up for the Arlington Green Games program, but county officials are looking for more. The Crystal City Business Improvement District, Public Broadcasting System and Monday Properties are among...

By Erica Johnston  | October 20, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trooper injured in collision on Beltway

A Maryland State trooper was injured Wednesday night on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County when the trooper's vehicle was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene, authorities said. Montgomery County rescue workers were called to the outer...

By Erica Johnston  | October 20, 2010; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Child, 5, critically injured in Fairfax crash

A 5-year-old child was critically injured Wednesday evening when a car the child was in veered off Route 7 and crashed in Fairfax County, police said. The car left the road in the 6100 block of Leesburg Pike, about halfway...

By Erica Johnston  | October 20, 2010; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Army 10-miler to close roads

Arlington County police will shut down several major roads early on Oct. 24 for the annual Army 10-miler. The race begins at 8 a.m., but roads begin to close at 4:30 a.m.

By Christy Goodman  | October 20, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Simulated gun exercise planned for MoCo

Montgomery County officials say people near the Universities at Shady Grove may hear simulated gunfire or see public safety personnel in tactical gear this weekend, but that it is just a training exercise.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pie on wheels? D.C.-area blogs

Good afternoon. What kind of Wednesday has it been for you? I feel like I'm about a half-hour behind on everything. But the beauty of the Web is the deadlines are, well, fungible. So what are the D.C.-areas bloggers writing...

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suburban expansion plans approved

A Montgomery county zoning appeals board Wednesday approved Suburban Hospital’s plans to build a new addition and parking garage but required it to keep 12 houses that it owns and had planned to demolish for the $230 million expansion.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. DMV sends out errant notices

The District Department of Motor Vehicles is sending out notices to residents who mistakenly received word that their car and truck registrations had been suspended, reporter Ashley Halsey tells us over at Dr. Gridlock.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. man pleads guilty to aiding terrorists

A Northern Virginia man who wished death over the Internet to the creators of the "South Park" animated satire pleaded guilty Wednesday in Alexandria federal court to charges of supporting Somali terrorists.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baltimore officer dies after crash

A Baltimore police officer has died after crashing his cruiser into a city fire engine that was stopped on a highway.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Audit clears U-Va. in editor's suicide

An internal audit released Wednesday finds that the University of Virginia took "appropriate actions" in handling allegations of workplace bullying against the editor of the esteemed Virginia Quarterly Review after the suicide of his deputy.

By Daniel de Vise  | October 20, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An arts center beneath Dupont Circle?

A group that wants to build an underground art exhibition hall below Dupont Circle will take a major step forward Wednesday when it shows its plan to the public, the Washington Examiner reports. The Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground, formed...

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mont. Co. Council considers tethering laws

A Montgomery County Council committee is considering restrictions on the tethering of dogs, as it looks to protect pets from injury and extreme weather without asking too much of their owners, The Gazette reports. Earlier this month, Public Safety Committee...

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Last house on Holland Island collapses

The last house on Holland Island, a once-thriving fishing community, has fallen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says according to The Baltimore Sun. The foundation says strong winds over the weekend brought down the house on the lower Eastern Shore island...

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. to buy six Medevac helicopters

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $72 million contract to buy six Medevac helicopters to begin replacing an aging fleet.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Six shots fired at the Pentagon Tuesday

At least six shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, Maria Glod reports over at Crime Scene.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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College Park to install security cameras

A network of surveillance cameras in College Park will be activated in the next few days in an attempt to reduce crime in neighborhoods near the University of Maryland, WTOP reports. College Park officials will soon be able to power...

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Report: Rhee offered N.J. education job

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has reportedly offered former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee the job of New Jersey education commissioner, the Associated Press reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Tomorrow will be better

The Capital Weather Gang says there will also be a chance of showers this morning. Thursday? Right now Thursday looks like it's going to be just lovely. So there.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charred cross found in Charles Co. yard

A Charles County resident said he found a charred cross, about three feet tall, in his front yard over the weekend, the county sheriff’s office said. Officers went to the 4200 block of Hilltop Court in the Brandywine area on...

By Erica Johnston  | October 19, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Man found killed in Forestville home

A man was found killed inside a Forestville area home Tuesday night, and police believe the slaying was the result of a domestic dispute, Prince George's County police said. Police found the man, whom they did not identify, in a...

By Erica Johnston  | October 19, 2010; 10:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shooting near roller rink in Temple Hills

Update, 8:10 p.m.: Prince George's County police are now saying that a 15-year-old girl, not a boy, was shot and wounded Tuesday during a large fight between two groups of youths near a Temple Hills area roller skating rink, police...

By Erica Johnston  | October 19, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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O'Malley, Ehrlich postpone debate

A radio debate scheduled Friday in the Washington area between Maryland's leading gubernatorial candidates has been postponed because of a funeral both are planning to attend that morning, according to the two campaigns.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Board to rule on Suburban expansion

A Montgomery County zoning appeals board is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether Suburban Hospital should be allowed to tear down 23 hospital-owned houses as part of expansion plans that are opposed by an adjacent neighborhood.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DC9 has liquor license suspended

The liquor license for DC9 has been suspended following the death of a man allegedly at the hands of the nightclub's employees, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Pr. Geo.'s police say 2 injured fleeing

Two people were seriously injured Tuesday morning following an accident in Clinton, Prince George's County Fire and EMS report.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Ice cream eyeballs? D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Looks like the sun showed up after all. I'm loving the cooler temperatures and it's been fun to see pumpkins and Halloween decorations popping up around my neighborhood. In the spirit of the month, Dining in D.C. offers...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Annapolis considers speed cameras

Annapolis officials are considering installing speed cameras near schools and perhaps road construction zones. Alderman and police officer Mathew Silverman says bringing cameras to Annapolis would not cost the city any money if the right contractor is selected. The cameras...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria real estate revenue up

Alexandria appears to be slowly coming back from the recession. Early reports show that the city's real property tax revenues have increased by 1.68 percent this year, creating nearly $9.5 million more in the fiscal 2011 budget than originally anticipated.

By Christy Goodman  | October 19, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Morningside police clerk suspended

A Morningside town council member has been suspended from her job as clerk of the town's police department while state police investigate Morningside's Red Light Camera Program, WUSA reports The clerk, Regina Foster, serves on the town council with her...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post to host 'Town Hall' meeting in D.C.

On Wednesday, The Washington Post will be hosting a "Town Hall" panel discussion and Q&A session on the future of Washington, D.C., to explore how the city's likely change in leadership will impact programs and policies in the District. Several...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pentagon shot at, authorities investigate

Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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MoCo schools loses out on Broad Prize

Montgomery County schools loses out on the $1 million Broad Prize.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Minor injuries in Arundel bus accident

Seven people, including five children, received minor injuries Tuesday morning following a three-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Anne Arundel County, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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$36K in fake designer goods seized in Va.

You might want to think twice before buying that knock-off scarf or that faux designer handbag on your next trip overseas. Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated more than $36,000 worth of counterfeit designer scarves, purses, bracelets and...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A D.C. push for more fresh produce

Two D.C. council members want corner stores to start slinging fruits and vegetables in the city's poorest neighborhoods, and they're willing to provide subsidies as part of the District's battle against bulging waistlines, the Washington Examiner reports. A bill introduced...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Jury selection in Frostburg State slaying

Jury selection has begun in Cumberland for the first-degree murder trial of a former Frostburg State University student.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man shot dead in Petworth neighborhood

D.C. police are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man in the 4300 block of Georgia Avenue NW, local television stations reported Tuesday. WRC-TV (Channel 4) said the man, whose name was not released, was found at the foot...

By Washington Post Editor  | October 19, 2010; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Waiting for $1M news

Good morning. It could be worse. Sounds like one of those so-so days weather-wise. There's a 30 percent chance of light showers in the morning, mostly in the northern parts of the area. The Capital Weather Gang says temperatures will...

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 5:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report of woman's death investigated

A Maryland woman police reported dead after finding her blue and not breathing in her home was actually alive.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Good causes & geeks: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Hope your day is going well. I know it was a tough commute in for a lot of you -- major accident on the Beltway this morning in which one person died and which shut down westbound lanes...

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No bail in Baltimore officer death

A judge has denied bail for a 25-year-old man accused of killing an off-duty Baltimore police detective during an argument over a parking space.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. cancels Thursday trash pickup

The D.C. Department of Public Works announced Monday that all trash and recycling collection will be suspended this Thursday, Oct. 21, to allow sanitation staff to attend funeral services for a fellow worker.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Driver who hit scooter turns himself in

A 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were badly hurt early Monday when the motor scooter they were riding on collided with a car that drove away from the accident scene, Montgomery County police said Monda

By by Debbi Wilgoren  | October 18, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Two bids for former Pr. Geo.'s sanatorium

Two companies are interested in purchasing Glenn Dale Hospital, the former tuberculosis sanatorium in Prince George’s County, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Teen jumps from balcony of D.C. school

A D.C. student was injured Friday evening when he fell from a third-floor balcony at McKinley Technical High School during a homecoming celebration, according to D.C. police.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Arlington to launch 'Green Games'

Arlington County will introduce the Green Games initiative Tuesday, encouraging property owners and corporate tenants to lower their energy costs.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Judge shuts Bowie banquet hall

Following a double shooting Oct. 9 outside a Bowie banquet hall that left one man dead and another man in critical condition, a Prince George's County Circuit Court judge has granted the city of Bowie's request to close the venue...

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Woman struck by school bus in Arlington

A woman walking along South 8th and Carlin Springs Road Monday morning was struck by a school bus carrying 12 children on board, the Arlington County Police Department reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. state board looks at school fees

The president of the Maryland State Board of Education is gathering information on classroom fees in public schools, in light of a California lawsuit about what a free public education really means, the Gazette reports. In a Sept. 28 letter...

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo awaits word on schools prize

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County school system will learn whether it has captured one of the most prestigious education prizes in the country.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Driver dies in Beltway accident

The driver of a tractor trailer was killed and another driver was seriously injured following an early Monday morning accident on the Beltway in Montgomery County, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Early voting begins in the District

District residents can begin casting ballots in the 2010 general election today at the Board of Elections & Ethic's offices. The early voting locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find a polling place, see this...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Busy day in court

Already, it's shaping up to be a busy news week. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is in court today arguing on behalf of the health care lawsuit he's filed against the Obama Administration. Also, the trial of the man police believe killed Chandra Levy also begins today.

By Washington Post editors  | October 18, 2010; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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