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Father Guido Sarducci at Stewart's rally

Father Guido Sarducci, a fake cleric played by comedian Don Novello, gave a benediction at today's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the Mall. That led a lot of people to their computers to find out who he is....

By Terri Rupar  | October 30, 2010; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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69-year-old woman missing after rally

A 69-year-old woman who has dementia was missing Saturday night after coming here from New York for the rally on the Mall, the U.S. Park Police said. They said Gladys Germain was last seen on the Mall near 7th Street...

By Terri Rupar  | October 30, 2010; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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D.C. police officer dies in car accident

Updated: 9:09 a.m. A D.C. police officer responding to an incident early Saturday morning died after the car he was driving crashed into a wooden Pepco pole, police said Saturday. Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, has been a member of the...

By Clarence Williams  | October 30, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Cyclist struck at 6th and H NW

A bicyclist was struck was by a car in Northwest Washington, authorities said. Police found a man who was injured at 6th and H streets about 11 p.m., officials said. His condition could not be learned immediately. Authorities are investigating...

By Terri Rupar  | October 29, 2010; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More suspicious packages in D.C.

Update, 11:37 p.m. This has been cleared. Update, 10:50 p.m. The north entrance of the Columbia Heights Metro station is temporarily closed due to a suspicious package, WMATA says. Update, 10:44 p.m. The situation has been cleared. D.C. police are...

By Terri Rupar  | October 29, 2010; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Shooting, carjacking suspect caught

D.C. police officials Friday are investigating a report of three people shot, including two juveniles, in the 500 block of Missouri Avenue NW.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Marine from Waldorf killed in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old Marine from Waldorf died Wednesday from wounds he received in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Lance Cpl. Terry E. Honeycutt Jr. was injured on Oct. 21 while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province, defense officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ambulance fee critics file suit

Opponents of a Montgomery County ambulance fee filed a lawsuit Friday to stop what they claim has been an improper use of government resources by county officials who support the fee. The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association claims that county officials sent fire-rescue vehicles to early polling sites so staff could hand out materials in favor of the ambulance fee.

By Michael Laris  | October 29, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Two Pr. William teachers arrested Friday

Prince William County police on Friday arrested two Stonewall Jackson High School teachers, one accused of sending lewd messages to a 16-year-old female student and the other for drug possession, The Washington Examiner reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More security for Marine Corps Marathon

Organizers of Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon said additional security measures were being installed along the route following news that the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Prince William County was fired upon for a second time this month.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Tech files suit over 'Hokie' name

Virginia Tech has filed a civil suit against a Blacksburg real estate agent and Tech alumnus for using the word “Hokie” in his business name.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Lower electricity rates for BGE customers

Baltimore Gas & Electric says its 1.2 million central Maryland customers will pay significantly less for electricity starting next summer.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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No suspicious packages at D.C. airports

No suspicious packages have been reported so far on cargo planes at the Washington region's three airports, authorities said Friday, but it was still unclear if security had been heightened in the wake of reports that suspicious packages had been...

By Michael Bolden  | October 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More shots fired at Marine museum

Investigators are looking into the possibility that more shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Prince William County, but have not confirmed any gunfire, police said Friday morning.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Memorial to be held for slain AU professor

A memorial service for Sue Ann Marcum, an American University accounting professor killed this week in her Bethesda home, will take place Nov. 9, the Washington Examiner reports. The service is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Bender Arena, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, according to the university.

By Lori Aratani  | October 29, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. ambulance crew under investigation

D.C. Fire and EMS is investigating the actions of an ambulance crew that reportedly failed to respond to one of the deadliest outbreaks of violence in the District in years, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Run, rally or eat candy

Good morning. Friday at last. Just think: this weekend you can restore your sanity or keep your fear. Run a marathon or just watch people run a marathon. Don a costume and collect candy or just sit on the couch...

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2010; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 shot in SE Washington

Two men were shot Thursday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Officers were sent to the 1600 block of 17th Place for the reporting of a shooting and found two victims about 9:40, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman....

By Erica Johnston  | October 28, 2010; 10:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Woman pleads guilty in NIH funds theft

An Upper Marlboro woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $1.9 million from the federal government by using her position as a sub-contractor to double-bill for projects related to the expansion of the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | October 28, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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3rd shooting at military building linked

Authorities have linked a shooting this week at a vacant Marine Corps recruiting office in Fairfax County to two other recent attacks on U.S. military buildings in Northern Virginia. FBI officials said Thursday that ballistics tests linked bullets found at...

By Terri Rupar  | October 28, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Do you know haunted Washington?

In honor of Halloween, we went looking for some Washington ghosts and came up with a game that asks you how well you can identify them. Tell us what you think in the comments section. Did we get it right?...

By Terri Rupar  | October 28, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Eat, don't wear, bacon: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Seems like Halloween starts earlier and earlier these days. On my way into the office this morning, I passed a group of pint-sized trick-or-treaters. (Adorable!) Maybe it's all just a warm-up for the big day -- Sunday. In...

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspicious package closes Fed Ctr SW

UPDATE U.S. Capitol police are investigating a suspicious package at the entrance to the Federal Center SW Metro station. The package is described as an attache case with wires coming out of it and a cell phone next to it,...

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arrest in 2004 slaying of Waldorf man

A Virginia man has been arrested and charged with the Thanksgiving Day 2004 slaying of a 23-year-old Waldorf bartender, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Man found fatally shot in Capitol Heights

Prince George's County Police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot Thursday morning in Capitol Heights, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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3 alleged Md. Latin Kings indicted

Federal prosecutors say a superseding indictment has been returned against three alleged members of the Latin Kings gang, charging them with murder, arson and other offenses.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Va. teacher sentenced to jail

Kevin Ricks, the former Osbourn High School teacher who admitted sexually molesting a 16-year-old boy, was sentenced Thursday to five years in the Prince William County jail.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington tests warning speakers Thursday

The Arlington County Office of Emergency Management will test its outdoor warning system speakers between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman dies in crash near Springfield

Authorities say the person killed in a car crash Wednesday night on I-95 in the Springfield area was a 20-year-old woman. The Virginia State Police identified the woman as Breauna Woolen of Woodbridge. Officials earlier gave an incorrect age for...

By Erica Johnston  | October 28, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: It's a classic

The Capital Weather Gang says it will be a "classic D.C. day" -- and they're not being sarcastic. After a foggy start, temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 70's.

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 5:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: Tornado touches in Caroline Co.

A tornado reportedly touched down in Caroline County late Wednesday afternoon, but no damage was reported there, as storms raked through central Virginia. A woman in Mechanicsville was struck on the head when a tree fell on her car as...

By Erica Johnston  | October 27, 2010; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Saunders forces Parker into WTU runoff

George Parker's five-year run as Washington Teachers' Union president is at risk, based on the preliminary count in a WTU presidential race with a stunningly low turnout. Nathan Saunders, the union's general vice president, edged Parker 334 to 313, forcing...

By Terri Rupar  | October 27, 2010; 8:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bicyclist struck on Pennsylvania Ave.

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest, D.C. police said. Police were investigating the incident in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, where initial reports say a man on a bicycle was hit...

By Erica Johnston  | October 27, 2010; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Zombies & healthy holidays: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Pretty ominous-looking out there. For a time there was a tornado watch for part of the area and a flash flood warning. Those advisories have since been scaled back -- but it's still a pretty ugly day all...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UPDATED: Arlington identifies funds for Route 1 development

The Arlington County Board approved a tax Tuesday night to pay for some $207 million in proposed infrastructure in the developing Route 1 corridor, including a streetcar line.

By Christy Goodman  | October 27, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Metro says public was not in danger

Metro officials say that neither riders nor employees were in danger while federal officials investigated a plot by a Virginia man to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mont. Co. backs WSSC rate increase

The Montgomery County Council backed a 9.9 percent increase in rates charged by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, The Gazette reports. The council voted 9-0 Tuesday to approve the rate increase, which also places spending limits on the commission. The...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Heavy rain, storms moving through area

You might want to stay in for lunch Wednesday. The Capital Weather Gang says a tornado watch has been issued for much of the metro region. Heavy rain has already begun to move through the area, with strong thunderstorms reportedly moving through western Fairfax County.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. burger joint finds new home

Burger fans rejoice! The Dupont Circle burger joint forced to close its doors after a D.C. law firm complained that fumes from the restaurant's grill were making employees ill, has found a new home. The Prince of Petworth (via Moneyblog)...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Inmate hangs self in Frederick Co.

A Frederick County Adult Detention Center inmate hanged herself in the medical unit 10 days ago, the Frederick County Bureau of Investigation reported Tuesday, according to the Frederick News-Post. Valerie Ann Miller, 40, of Walkersville, was pronounced dead at Frederick...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nuns to sell Honus Wagner baseball card

Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of shortstop Honus Wagner. But she quickly learned the baseball great is a revered figure among collectors, pictured on the most sought-after baseball card in history. And thanks to an unexpected donation, one of...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro says it had "near miss"

A Metro work crew experienced a close call on Sept. 20 on the Yellow and Blue Lines near Braddock Road, according to Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police say teen suspect in prof's death

Montgomery County detectives searched the home of an 18-year-old District man Tuesday night, and found "items of evidentiary value" related to the murder investigation of American University accounting professor Sue Ann Marcum, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Admits to Va. juvenile centers declines

The number of admissions to juvenile correctional centers in Virginia declined 27 percent over the last three years, The Washington Examiner reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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More drug charges for a GU student

Metropolitan Police Department officers have arrested a Georgetown University student on drug charges, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. men convicted of bilking churches

A jury has convicted two Maryland men accused in a scheme that bilked 21 black churches in Detroit and other Michigan cities of about $660,000.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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MoCo limits paving over front yards

The Montgomery County Council has voted to limit, but not restrict, paving front yards to create parking space, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Hold onto your hats

Even though it's raining, the Capital Weather Gang says temperatures will be in the upper 70's and may even cross the 80 mark today. And it will be windy -- so hold on to that umbrella or hood.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pentagon, museum shootings connected

The FBI has announced that shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Pentagon earlier this month were fired from the same weapon.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C.'s bloggers & the magic of kale

Good afternoon. Apologies for not tweeting yesterday's roundup. Technical glitch, which has since been resolved. Phew. In the meantime, I hope your day is going well. D.C.'s bloggers have been busy, and with the Online News Association's annual conference in...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama to campaign for Va. Rep. Perriello

President Obama will campaign for Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello on Friday, holding an event in Charlottesville in the final stretch before the midterm elections, administration officials said Tuesday. Perriello, a freshman Democrat with a reputation as a progressive, is a...

By Anne Bartlett  | October 26, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. approves winter shelter plan

The District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness approved its annual winter plan for the homeless Tuesday, less than a week before the start of the winter season.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Gov.: No state employee raises

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says state employees needn’t expect pay raises now or in next year’s budget.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NRC violation notice to Walter Reed

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of violation, but not a fine, to Walter Reed Army Medical Center after investigators found that two packages of radioactive material sat under a counter in the main lobby of the hospital for 44 hours last spring.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Gov. orders review of textbook process

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said Tuesday that he's ordered a full review of the state's textbook adoption process, in the wake of the discovery that a three-teacher state panel approved a history book for 4th grade use that included...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C.-region ranks high in 'bad-air' days

If you think air quality in the Washington-Baltimore area is bad, you're not alone. A new report says the region is among 15 nationwide with the largest number of bad-air days. The 'Filthy 15' list was compiled by the National...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Publisher will revise Va. history book

The publisher of a Virginia textbook is printing revised editions to correct a passage that wrongly claims thousands of black troops fought for the Confederacy. Five Ponds Press says it will begin printing the new edition for fourth-graders early next...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. police investigating NW fatal shooting

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting in Northwest, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Glitch kept bad Md. drivers on the road

Dozens of Maryland drivers who had racked up enough penalty points to lose their licenses apparently got some extra time behind the wheel thanks to a software glitch at the Motor Vehicle Administration, according to state auditors, The Baltimore Sun...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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27 bears killed at Md. hunt season start

Maryland natural resources officials say 27 bears were killed on the first day of this year’s black bear hunting season.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D.C. officer charged with taking cash

A veteran D.C. police officer has been charged with taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Choice Hotels moving to Rockville

State and Montgomery County leaders announced Monday that Choice Hotels International will move its headquarters from Silver Spring to Rockville in 2013.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: News and shoes

It's a news-filled Tuesday. Jon Stewart is in town taping several shows and -- break out your Jimmy Choos -- tonight is the annual High Heel Race in Dupont Circle.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 5:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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Giant spiders, eyeball-tinis: D.C's blogs

Good afternoon. Not the brightest or sunniest of days, but we've definitely been through worse -- so no complaints here. (I'll save those for the days of endless rain sure to come.) Halloween is less than a week away, so...

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Group targets tax for Potomac Yard station

Alexandria's Citizens for Common Cents has begun distributing 200 yard signs to 16 locations to protest a proposed special tax district to help pay for the Potomac Yard Metro station.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 25, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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MoCo woman found dead in home

A woman has been found dead in her home on the 6200 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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30 years for killing pregnant girlfriend

An Oxon Hill man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to running over his pregnant girlfriend and leaving her to die, The Prince George's Gazette reported.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Teen dies following Rockville hit-and-run

One of the victims in a hit-and-run in Rockville last week has died of his injuries, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lower winter heating bills this season?

Washington Gas says customers could see bills as much as 10 percent lower than last winter's.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hyattsville: voting rights for non-citizens?

A Hyattsville official wants to extend municipal voting rights to non-citizen residents, a move he hopes will help integrate the city's Hispanic population, The Gazette reports. "Immigrants ... are making great contributions to this country," said City Council member Carlos...

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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College pres. apologizes for Wale lyrics

D.C.'s own Wale is at the center of controversy again. The rapper performed at an outdoor concert Saturday during University of Mary Washington's homecoming festivities. Nearby neighbors were not fans.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Who's calling, please?

Have you been one of the folks who received a call saying you can still vote for Adrian Fenty on Nov. 2? If so, shoot us an email at tellus@washpost.com. Voting in Maryland? You won't want to miss our latest polling on the Maryland governor's race below. Read on.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 5:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man arrested for burning woman in Laurel

Howard County police have arrested a man who is believed to have set a woman on fire in Laurel Saturday. The incident occurred in a wooded area near Gorman Road around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 24, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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