Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Post Now: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Man dies in crash off Maryland Ave. NE

A 26-year-old Washington man died Friday after his car left Maryland Avenue NE and struck a pole, D.C. police said. They said Mack Maxfield of Southeast Washington was driving northeast on Maryland Avenue about 5:45 p.m. when his car climbed...

By Terri Rupar  | November 6, 2010; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

SE man fatally shot near home

A 36-year-old Southeast Washington man was fatally shot Friday a few blocks from his home, D.C. police said. They said Rico Matthews of 4th Street SE was found about 2 p.m. in the 4000 block of First Street SE, in...

By Terri Rupar  | November 6, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Leesburg wins battle over water rates

After a years-long, contentious legal battle over utility rates charged by Leesburg to out-of-town customers, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday in the town’s favor. The decision overturned a March 2009 ruling by the Loudoun County Circuit Court that...

By Caitlin Gibson  | November 6, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Christmas Tree lottery ends Sunday

Twelve hours and counting -- that's how long you have until the start of the online lottery to get tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Blue/Orange line closures begin tonight

Metro is closing several stations on the eastern end of the Blue and Orange lines this weekend for a major maintenance project. Final departures for many trains will take place over the next hour. The Post's Dr. Gridlock has details...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Van Hollen steps down as DCCC Chair

The Maryland congressman in charge of the House Democrats' campaign efforts is leaving that post just days after his party lost more than 60 seats to the Republicans. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland told the Bill Press Show on...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. man fined for removing bird's nest

The owner of a Fredericksburg, Va. tree service company has been fined $3,000 for unlawfully removing a hawk's nest containing three chicks from a tree. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Jerry Stein removed the red-shouldered hawk's nest from...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

GOP questions totals in 11th District race

With the race between Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and Oakton businessman Keith Fimian (R) in Virginia's 11th district still unresolved, the head of the Fairfax County GOP is suggesting that "there are several developments in the ... race that may...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md: Baugher's apple cider recalled

Maryland public health officials say a Westminster company has voluntarily recalled all of its apple cider because of its potential to contain the E. coli bacteria. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that it was investigating...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Nuns sell Honus Wagner card for $262K

A rare Honus Wagner baseball card that was bequeathed to an order of Roman Catholic nuns has sold at auction for $262,000. The Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame put the card up for sale after inheriting it from the...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

UFO spotted in Centreville?

Some people in Centreville are talking about a bright blue light spotted moving in the sky just above Lee Highway, Wednesday night. But no one seems to have an explanation for this unidentified flying object, Fox 5 reports. “All of...

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Train collision at Union Station

An engine pulling private cars collided with a MARC train near Union Station on Friday morning, injuring three Amtrak employees and two occupants of the private rail car, an Amtrak spokesman said.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Lori's A.M. Buzz: What to do with your hour

It's Friday. It's also the weekend when we switch the clocks back an hour, which means an extra hour of sleep (or for the more ambitious, an extra hour.)

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2010; 5:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man fatally shot in Prince George's

A man was shot and killed Thursday night in the Palmer Park area of Prince George's County, police said. About 8:40 p.m., county police were called for the sounds of gunshots in the 7700 block of Oxman Road, said Cpl....

By Erica Johnston  | November 4, 2010; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Police shooting in Fairfax

Update, 7:50 p.m.: Caldwell did not know how many times the man was shot. But he continued driving south on Graham Road, then turned right onto Route 50, where he either pulled over or was forced to stop. The black...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. man sentenced for threats to mosque

A 25-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to threatening the members of a mosque in Illinois. The U.S. Department of Justice says Ilya Sobolevskiy was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Urbana....

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

GU politicians a plenty: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Sure, it's gray and rainy, but we've got a few posts from the D.C. area blogosphere that are sure to brighten up your day (and give you some ideas for dinner.) Who knew so many aspiring politicos came...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Nuns auction rare baseball card

Bidding ends Thursday night for a rare baseball card with some heavenly backing. The School Sisters of Notre Dame, based in Baltimore, are auctioning off a rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, The Baltimore Sun reports. As of Wednesday night, the highest bid was $220,000.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Zoo's Halloween party get a little too wild?

The National Zoo's director has sent a letter of apology to the facility's Cleveland Park neighbors who complained about a recent Halloween party said to be so loud it could be heard blocks away, All Life Is Local reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

High ratio of assistant principals in Fairfax

Fairfax County schools have a higher ratio of assistant principals on their campuses than other school systems in the D.C. area, the Washington Examiner reports. The school system's 195 principals are supported by 360 assistant principals, a ratio of nearly...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Brakes failed at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza

A preliminary investigation into Saturday's escalator failure at L'Enfant Plaza Station has determined that the escalator brakes failed, causing the unit to speed up and dumping the riders at the bottom, Dr. Gridlock reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Inmate dies in Frederick County

A man who was in the work-release program of the Frederick County Adult Detention Center died Saturday night at Frederick Memorial Hospital, according to Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a sheriff's office spokeswoman, the Frederick News-Post reports. The inmate, who was not...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gallaudet to host deaf film festival

Gallaudet University is hosting its first deaf film festival, which will include presentations by Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and actress Marlee Matlin at the northeast Washington campus.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Education  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Horse shot on Halloween in Howard Co.

Howard County Police say the death of a horse Sunday may be linked to a series of other shootings that damaged three cars in the same area along Triadelphia and Triadelphia Mill roads in Dayton, NBC 4 reported. Police do...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Funeral procession today for D.C. officer

A funeral will be held Thursday afternoon for a D.C. police officer who died after a car crash Oct. 30. Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, was responding to a call when the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole, police said. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Pr. Geo's man charged with animal cruelty

A Prince George’s County man faces animal cruelty charges for alleged shooting paintballs at ducks in Hagerstown’s City Park.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Police ID man whose vehicle closed Mall

UPDATE An Arizona man is scheduled to be arraigned in D.C. Superior Court Thursday afternoon after authorities say they found firearms inside his parked vehicle on the Mall. Sgt. David Schlosser, a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, identified the...

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MoCo police seek 3rd suspect in robbery

Two teenage boys have been charged with trying to kill a man they robbed at a Silver Spring apartment complex and Montgomery County police say they're looking for a third suspect.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Assault charges for high school wrestler

A two-time Maryland high school wrestling champion facing first-degree assault charges will be tried as an adult, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Woman shot in Suitland

Prince George's police are investigating a shooting early Thursday in Suitland, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Pedestrian killed in P.G. hit-and-run

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early Thursday on Branch Avenue in Prince George's County, police said. The vehicle did not stop. The man, whose name was not released, died right after the 2 a.m. collision.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | November 4, 2010; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Goodbye to a D.C. officer

A funeral is scheduled today for the first D.C. police officer to die in the line of duty since 2007

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Funny fortunes, pizza lollipops: D.C. blogs

Good afternoon. Most of the ballots have been counted and the results are in (at least most of them.) Whether your candidate or issue won or lost, you should feel good about voting. We know you may be full up...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Covance closing Vienna facility

The drug manufacturing services firm Covance will close its Vienna facility and lay off more than 200 people after more than 60 years in the community, Covance officials said Wednesday.

By Jennifer Buske  | November 3, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

$3.4M awarded for Bay projects

Thirty-four projects across the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be receiving $3.4 million in grants. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin plans to join officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Thursday to announce the grants in Dundalk.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Vince Gray gets lunch invite from Obama

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray said he is scheduled to have lunch with President Barack Obama on Dec. 1 -- an invitation that will bring the city's new leader closer to the city's most high-profile resident. Gray disclosed the invitation, which...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Shootings at military buildings linked

A fifth shooting at a U.S. Military facility in Northern Virginia in recent days has been linked to the same weapon, authorities said Wednesday.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Johns Hopkins expands to Malaysia

Johns Hopkins Medicine has signed an agreement to open the first private, four-year medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia, the Baltimore-based health system's latest effort to expand its reach overseas, the Baltimore Sun reports. Executives from Hopkins signed an...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Manatee spotted near Baltimore's harbor

A manatee may still be lurking around Baltimore's harbor, according to the National Aquarium, but the wandering sea cow from Florida is in increasing jeopardy as water temperatures drop, the Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

NYC mayor to give GWU commencement

George Washington University played host to the first lady last year. This year they're getting a big city mayor.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mont. Co. overtime costs rise

Overtime pay to Montgomery County workers rose 18.5 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year, bucking a downward trend that has been evident since 2008, The Gazette reports. County government employees earned about $10.8 million in overtime from...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Intersex fish found in the Susquehanna

Male smallmouth bass with female traits have turned up in the Susquehanna River, the second major Chesapeake Bay tributary where "intersex" fish have been detected, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Election central

Good morning. The official results are in. D.C. has a new mayor, Maryland has a new -- well, familiar face in the governor's office and Anne Arundel looks like it could be getting a new slots casino. But in some...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man dies in Brandywine crash

A man died in a multi-car crash Tuesday night on Route 5 in the Brandywine area, Maryland State police said. According to preliminary police reports, state troopers were called to the intersection of Route 5 at Brandywine Road about 9...

By Erica Johnston  | November 2, 2010; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fire at D.C. apartment displaces 21

Fire is billowing from the Windsor House apartments on Rhode Island Avenue NW, Capital Business reporter Jonathan O'Connell tells us.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man trapped in pond is rescued

Update, 10:13 p.m.: County officials have updated and corrected information released earlier about an accident Tuesday night, in which a man was rescued after his vehicle crashed into a pond in Lanham. Prince George's County fire officials now say...

By Erica Johnston  | November 2, 2010; 10:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. man, 63, dies a week after assault

A 63-year-old man who was assaulted last week later died, and his death is being considered a homicide, D.C. police said Tuesday. Police said Michael Washington, of the 1600 block of Morris Road SE, was found Oct. 26 in that...

By Erica Johnston  | November 2, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Flag stolen from Fairfax bookstore

A flag and its flagpole were stolen from in front of a Christian bookstore in Northern Virginia, authorities said. The two items were torn Sunday or Monday from in front of Joy Unlimited in Fairfax City, the city police said....

By Erica Johnston  | November 2, 2010; 9:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. governor's father dies

John F. ''Jack'' McDonnell, father to Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) died Tuesday morning at a Fairfax County nursing home after a lengthy illness, the governor's office announced. He was 94. A Massachusetts native and son of Irish immigrants,...

By Erica Johnston  | November 2, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Candlelight vigil for AU professor tonight

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night for an American University professor killed in her Montgomery County home, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Thomas gets 3 weeks in probe

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that council member Harry Thomas Jr. has three weeks to comply with a subpoena from Attorney General Peter Nickles for documents related to a charitable organization that has so far operated largely out of public view.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 2, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Water main break affects voting in NE D.C.

An afternoon water main break has interrupted voting at a polling place in Northeast Washington, officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Election Day & other treats: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. It's Election Day. So far, voting seems to be going smoothly at polling places around the region. Of course the real test of efficiency comes tonight when it's time to start counting the votes. While you're waiting for...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ballot questions in <140 characters

Paying for ambulance rides, tax breaks for veterans, electing the D.C. attorney general. Maybe the Va.-Md.-DC ballot questions look less intimidating in 140 characters? Here's what we've been tweeting; read our voters guide and try it yourself. DC’s attorney general...

By Jane Elizabeth  | November 2, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. principal resigned after porn discovery

Alexandria Country Day School said Tuesday that the principal was forced to resign after pornography was found on his computer.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Founder of Olsson's books has died

John E. Olsson, who was the founder and proprietor of Olsson's Books and Records, the venerable Washington-area institution that once dominated the local bookselling market, died Oct. 28 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring of a heart attack. He was 78.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. winery faces possible foreclosure

A collision between efforts to quickly build a world-class wine, vineyard and distribution network and the deepest recession since the Great Depression has left lenders preparing to foreclose on the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyards and sell pieces of the...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Polls open smoothly in D.C.

The city's 143 polling locations each opened on time Tuesday morning, said Rokey W. Suleman II, executive director of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. That represents a much improved showing from the Sept. 14 primary, when issues with...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Judge tells Thomas to answer subpoena

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D- Ward 5) to comply with a subpoena from Attorney General Peter Nickles to provide fundraising information on Thomas's nonprofit. On Monday, Nickles filed a "petition for...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Washington Times sold to former execs

A group of fired Washington Times executives, led by the paper's founder and Unification Church patriarch Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has purchased the 28-year-old conservative newspaper from Moon's eldest son, saving it from a shutdown, according to a Times source....

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. Coast Guard office fired upon

UPDATE: At least one gunshot was fired at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Northern Virginia overnight, and investigators from the FBI and Prince William County were trying to learn Tuesday morning whether the shooting was related to a...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Eleven displaced after NW D.C. fire

Eleven people have been displaced following an early Tuesday morning fire in Northwest, D.C. Fire and EMS reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Woman dies after SW D.C. fire

UPDATE: A 63-year-old woman died Tuesday morning after a late night fire at a senior apartment house in Southwest, authorities said. D.C. Fire and EMS was called to a fire at the Greenleaf Senior Apartments on Delaware Avenue SW about...

By Eric Athas  | November 2, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Grab a coat and go vote

Here's your complete Election Day guide including information on where to find your polling place as well as articles about the candidates and issues (including how much they've spent in this election cycle.)

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Education, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. woman's pet fox held at animal shelter

Swiper, the Silver Cross Fox, is being held at an animal shelter after his owner dressed him up in a skeleton costume on Halloween and took him for a walk, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Judge dismisses campaign challenge

A Montgomery County judge hearing an emergency challenge to government efforts to campaign for an ambulance fee said Monday that a county-produced campaign flier is intended to intimidate voters.

By Michael Laris  | November 1, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. woman sentenced for wire fraud

Federal prosecutors say a Brunswick woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for wire fraud in a plot to embezzle more than $700,000 from her employer.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Va. school head resigns, police investigate

The Head of School of Alexandria Country Day School has resigned, and the Alexandria Police Department has opened an investigation based on information provided by school officials.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

DC9 co-owner resigns, 4 employees let go

A co-owner of DC9 has resigned and four other employees have been let go, TBD.com reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Slug driver accused of hitting passenger

The former top enlisted member of the Army is out on bond after being charged with hitting a slug passenger with his car, ARLnow.com reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Happy 'Fakesgiving' -- D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. The first day of November, and it was pretty darn cold. But at least it's not raining yet. (Capital Weather Gang says that comes Wednesday night.) The chatter in the blogosphere is all about the Restore Sanity/Keep Fear...

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. officials vow smooth election

District elections officials are promising that Tuesday's election will go much more smoothly than the last one. The Sept. 14 primary generated a host of complaints, beginning with polling locations that were late to open and ending with a vote...

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Condit takes the stand in Levy case

Former representative Gary Condit has just taken the witness stand in the trial of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy.

By Henri Cauvin  | November 1, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Pr. Geo.'s officer injured in car accident

A Prince George's County police officer responding to a call for service was injured Monday in a car accident in Brandywine, WUSA 9 reports..

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Frederick police officer resigns

Frederick police Capt. Kevin Grubb confirmed Friday night that Megan Mattingly, a Frederick police officer being investigated for perjury allegations, resigned at noon Friday, the Frederick News-Post reports. Mattingly's resignation comes a little more than five months after Chief Kim...

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

U2 to play Baltimore next year

Rock band U2 is adding a Baltimore stop to its "360" tour next year. The band announced Monday that it will play at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on June 22. The Maryland concert is being added as the band tacks...

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bowie man on trial in teen sex assault

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the trial of a Bowie man charged with sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Man found shot in Landover

Prince George's County detectives are investigating a suspected homicide that occurred early Monday in the 3500 block of Hubbard Road in Landover, police said.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Horribly cute Halloween

Good morning. Happy November. It's the day before Election Day and we'll be with the candidates as they deliver their last-minute pitches for your support. In Montgomery County, the hottest issue is a proposed ambulance fee. And in some parts...

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2010; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bradosky wins Marine Corps Marathon

With a strong effort just past the 20 mile mark, Air Force 2nd Lt.. Jacob Bradosky broke up a pack of four to win the 35th Marine Corps Marathon Sunday in 2:23:30 seconds. "I was told to run the...

By Washington Post editors  | October 31, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Police seek identity of pedestrian killed

Fairfax County police are trying to determine the identity of a man who was fatally struck by an SUV early Sunday morning as he was crossing Route 50. The man was not carrying identification, police said. He was Hispanic, in...

By Maria Glod  | October 31, 2010; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company