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Arlington reports 394 bike thefts this year

Arlington police reported last week that 394 bicycles have been stolen there so far this year and said many of the thefts may have been preventable. They said neither chains nor cables protect adequately and recommended a properly secured U-lock....

By Martin Weil  | November 13, 2010; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Man fatally shot in holdup in Glen Burnie

Police are searching for four suspects after a holdup at a pizza store in Glen Burnie that left a 20-year-old man dead. Anne Arundel County police are interviewing witnesses after the Friday night shooting at Mr. Wings and Pizza. Investigators...

By Associated Press  | November 13, 2010; 9:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police look for vandals with BB gun

Prince George’s police are looking for two people believed responsible for one of the largest cases of random vandalism in the county. Police think the two are driving around the eastern part of the county in a black Honda Del...

By Brigid Schulte  | November 13, 2010; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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College Park to activate speed camera

College Park is activating its first speed camera that will soon begin handing out $40 fines.

By The Associated Press  | November 13, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Va. computer system crashes again

Virginia's computer system has been hit by another widespread outage.

By The Associated Press  | November 13, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jack B. Johnson arrest: The roundup

Friday afternoon, news broke that Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife, Leslie had been arrested. They were charged with evidence tampering and destroying evidence. Saturday, we'll bring you news of any developments in the case and...

By Terri Rupar  | November 13, 2010; 12:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jack Johnson case: On stashing $79,600

The arrests of Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife have raised questions -- many of them about the dimensions of the alleged offenses and perhaps one about the dimensions of U.S. currency. It was alleged that...

By Martin Weil  | November 12, 2010; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Jack Johnson says he is innocent

Federal authorities are executing search warrants Friday at Prince George's County government headquarters, a spokeswoman for the Maryland U.S. Attorney's office said.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
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Gas leak on L Street cleared

Four to five buildings in the area of 10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW were evacuated Friday afternoon following a a high pressure gas leak, D.C. Fire and EMS report.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metrobus art? D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Happy Friday. Weekend forecast looks fabulous, so it'll be a great weekend to get outside. Perhaps a spin around the ice rink at the Sculpture Garden set to open this weekend? We Love DC has details. In the...

By Lori Aratani  | November 12, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard Co. to get three 'green' buses

Howard County officials announced Friday they've received funding to add three full-sized, lightweight electric buses to their fleet. County Executive Ken Ulman said the addition of the three buses means that Howard County will be the first public bus system...

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NSO gets funds for D.C. schools outreach

Philanthropist Irene Pollin is giving the National Symphony Orchestra $550,000 to support its outreach to the Washington community and public schools.

By Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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7 of nation's richest counties in D.C. area

Seven of the nation's 10 richest counties are in the Washington region, according to a report from Newsweek.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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$7.50 entrance fee for Smithsonian?

Leaders of President Barack Obama's deficit reduction commission are recommending the Smithsonian Institution museums get less money from Congress and begin charging admission fees instead. The proposal Wednesday by the bipartisan commission leaders suggests Smithsonian funding be cut by...

By Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Va. panel rejects 'sleep driving' argument

A three-judge Appeals Court panel in Virginia upheld the conviction of a Loudoun County man who argued that he was "sleep-driving" when he got into a car accident after taking prescription medication, the Washington Examiner reports. Joshua K. Shortt was...

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Attack at Pr. Geo.'s American Legion

Three women were attacked Thursday outside a Brandywine American Legion Post as the prepared for a Veterans Day event, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Report: D.C. EMS crew under investigation

The D.C. Fire Department is looking into allegations that two firefighters lied about their location, delaying their response to call in which a woman died, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Va. Farm Bureau: Thanksgiving cost stable

The Virginia Farm Bureau says turkey and all the trimmings won’t cost much more this Thanksgiving than it did a year ago.

By Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More intersex fish found in Md., Del.

University of Maryland scientists say they’ve found intersex fish on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware.

By Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Best TGIF weather ever

Have a great Friday and a great weekend. Get out and enjoy the sunshine if you can because you never know when Mother Nature is going to change her mind.

By Lori Aratani  | November 12, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

A man was shot in the head and killed early Friday on the border of some parkland in Northeast Washington, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported. Police told Channel 4 that the shooting happened about 3 a.m., near the intersection of 11th...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | November 12, 2010; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Bus catches fire near 14th St. bridge

A bus caught fire Thursday night just south of the 14th Street bridge in Arlington, authorities said. All of the passengers were believed to have gotten off the bus unharmed, according to the Virginia State Police. Three southbound lanes...

By Clarence Williams  | November 11, 2010; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Daily Beast, Newsweek to merge

The Daily Beast Web site and Newsweek magazine will announce Friday that they are joining to form a new company that will give the ailing newsmagazine some new-media energy and the fledgling Web site a modicum of old-media credibility, according...

By Paul Farhi  | November 11, 2010; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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9 hurt in Metrobus collision

Nine people were hurt Thursday when a Metrobus collided with a car in the Wheaton area, Montgomery County police said.

By Clarence F. Williams  | November 11, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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NCIS looking into Naval Academy thefts

Federal investigators are working to find equipment stolen from the U.S. Naval Academy’s baseball stadium.

By Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. man charged in road rage incident

A Silver Spring man has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder after a road rage incident near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

By Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia seeks out deer hunters

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says it’s trying to lure former hunters back to the deer woods.

By Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Heroin in buttons smuggled into BWI

Federal authorities say drug dealers found a novel way to smuggle heroin through BWI Airport — inside large buttons sewn onto dresses.

By Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Remember your veterans

We're also honored to have your stories, in your own words, in a special photo-essay presentation on PostLocal. You can share your tributes to a veteran who's touched your life and read others' stories too.

By Washington Post editors  | November 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Juvenile shot on Alabama Ave. SE

Update: Police are now saying that the 26-year-old was shot in the 3300 block of 14th Place Southeast. After he was shot, the youth then ran to the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue, where police found him. He is expected...

By Clarence Williams  | November 10, 2010; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Capitol Christmas Tree arrives Nov. 29

Thanksgiving is still two weeks away but some are already thinking about Christmas. The Architect of the Capitol notes that the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is scheduled to arrive at the west front of the building on Nov. 29.

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. man indicted in parkway shootings

A Virginia man accused of shooting two people at an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway was indicted Wednesday in the death of one of the victims.

By Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. bed bug summit needs bigger venue

The D.C. Department of Health has had to move the location of its “Bed Bug Summit” to accommodate demand.

By Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Frostburg student sentenced in slaying

A former Frostburg State University student has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing a school basketball player and wounding another who had come to his off-campus apartment looking for a fight last April.

By Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Remembering our veterans: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Whether you have tomorrow off or still have to be in the office, be sure to take a moment to remember our veterans -- past and present. In that vein, today we offer a selection of Veteran's Day...

By Lori Aratani  | November 10, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thirsty Turtle gives up its liquor license

The Thirsty Turtle bar in College Park bar is surrendering its liquor license, ABC7 reports. The bar was scheduled to have a hearing before the Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners Wednesday night. That hearing has been canceled. Turtle,...

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Minor injuries for Pr. Geo.'s firefighters

Three firefighters were burned trying to extinguish a blaze at a vacant house in Clinton Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 10, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. teen honored for saving motorist

Prince William County officials honored 18-year-old Chris Berger on Tuesday for risking his life to pull a man from an overturned and burning sport utility vehicle, the Washington Examiner reports. On Aug. 21, Berger was traveling down Logmill Road in...

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ambulance fee loss may not mean cuts

Montgomery County voters' rejection of a county government proposal to charge for ambulance rides might not result in cuts to the county's budget, as County Executive Isiah Leggett warned it would, according to some council members, the Gazette reports. While...

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D.C. Council tackles home foreclosures

The D.C. Council passed an emergency bill requiring mortgage lenders to enter a 90-day mediation before foreclosing on a home, the Washington Examiner reports. Introduced by council woman Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), the bill is designed to force lenders to...

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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"Minnie Mouse" arrested in Va. assaults

Three teens, one dressed as Minnie Mouse, have been charged with robbery and assault, Inside NOVA reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Authorities want slain Va. teen's email

A search warrant request has been filed to gain access to the email and Facebook accounts of a Fairfax teen who was found stabbed to death in her car in June, NBC 4 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. employees stole from inmate funds

A state audit has found that Maryland corrections employees in Baltimore regularly stole money from inmates’ accounts, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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1,300 in Md. may drive with bad licenses

The head of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration says more than 1,300 residents may be driving on licenses that could be suspended or revoked.

By Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Levy trial resumes today

Testimony in the trial of the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy resumes today after a brief hiatus. Jurors will likely hear testimony from prison inmates who say Ingmar Guandique confessed to killing Levy.

By Lori Aratani  | November 10, 2010; 6:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vehicle flips over in NW D.C.

D.C. police are investigating an accident Tuesday night in the Palisades area of Northwest Washigton, where a car flipped over, authorities said. Police and emergency crews were called to Loughboro and MacArthur Boulevard and found a vehicle overturned in...

By Clarence Williams  | November 9, 2010; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Man injured in fall on Metro escalator

A man was seriously injured in a Metro station Tuesday evening when he lost his balance on an escalator and fell, authorities said. Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff said there was no immediate indication that the operation of the escalator,...

By Martin Weil  | November 9, 2010; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Plan to restore, transform Mall signed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday signed the official "record of decision" for the National Park Service's long-range plan for development and conservation of the National Mall.

By Michael E. Ruane  | November 9, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Travel + Leisure: D.C. not so hot

Sixth? Really? According to Travel + Leisure magazine Washington, D.C. ranks number six of cities with the least attractive people.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fire alarm closes USDA headquarters

Part of the U.S. Agriculture Department's headquarters closed at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday due to issues with the fire alarm system, according to an e-mail sent to workers. USDA evacuated workers in the South Building, one of three structures that comprise...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 9, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Much ado about hot dogs: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Lots of sunshine and more wind than I expected -- but no rain, so no complaints. Before I get to today's roundup of D.C. blogs posts, I have to pause for a quick commercial. If you haven't --...

By Lori Aratani  | November 9, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Betty White named honorary forest ranger

Betty White can now add "Forest Ranger" to her list of honors. The actress known for her roles on "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was made an honorary ranger Tuesday by the U.S. Forest Service....

By Associated Press  | November 9, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two killed, one wounded in D.C.

UPDATE: Two people were slain Monday in separate incidents in the District, including one who was a student at Spingarn High School, police said. Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr., 17, of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE was shot about...

By Erica Johnston  | November 9, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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A charter school for Loudoun County?

In Virginia, Imagine Schools, a locally based charter school company, says it wants to be the first to establish a public charter school in Loudoun County, WAMU reports. Loudoun isn't known for struggling schools, like many other districts where public...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fimian concedes race to Connolly

UPDATE: Republican Keith Fimian conceded defeat Tuesday in the congressional race in Virginia's 11th district, paving the way for Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) to serve a second term in the seat. Fimian issued his concession statement via a news released...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Man gets 12 years in Annapolis attacks

A man who broke into a woman's home and attempted to sexually assault her and her 6-year-old niece has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Juan Carlos Conseco-Figueroa said through a translator at sentencing Monday in Anne Arundel...

By Associated Press  | November 9, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mailbox blown up in Calvert County

Fire investigators in Calvert County are trying to figure out who planted a homemade bomb in a mailbox in Owings, Md., causing it to explode, sometime between Thursday and Sunday, WUSA reports. Investigators say a suspect or suspects "constructed and...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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MoCo man facing drunk driving charges

A Silver Spring man is facing drunk driving charges after his SUV crashed into a police cruiser driven by a Howard County officer, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Human remains found in SE park

D.C. police are investigating the discovery of what appear to be human remains in a Southeast Washington park over the weekend, NBC 4 reports. Officials say a skull and another bone were found Saturday in a park across from 204...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Feds give grants to fight Md. gangs

The U.S. Justice Department is giving more than $300,000 to help fight gun crimes and gang activity in Maryland.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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15 arrested in HoCo prostitution sting

Howard County police said Monday that they arrested 15 men accused of soliciting prostitutes in the department's sixth "reverse" prostitution sting of the year, the Baltimore Sun reports. On Friday, 15 female officers worked in plainclothes in Laurel along the...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Yogurt vs. gun in Va. road rage case

Virginia State Police are investigating a case of road rage involving two drivers -- one armed with a gun and one with armed with a carton of yogurt, NBC 4 reports. A Toyota Rav4 cut off a Lexus on Interstate...

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Guilty plea in theft from GU hospital

A former Georgetown University Hospital employee has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a hospital-based non-profit foundation, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man found fatally shot in Landover

Prince George's County Police are investigating the homicide of a man who was shot to death early Tuesday morning in Landover, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: MoCo to allow Sunday liquor sales

Liquor stores in Montgomery County will soon be opening their doors on Sundays. The Washington Examiner reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett has issued an executive order to allow Sunday liquor sales. The order is expected to be finalized Wednesday.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Share your power outage stories

July 26, 2010: A technician works to repair power lines in Reston after severe storms wiped out power for tens of thousands of customers in the Washington region. Storms generated massive power outages throughout the Washington region in February and...

By Joe Stephens and Mary Pat Flaherty  | November 9, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Civil War day at PostLocal

We have two great Civil War historians scheduled to chat with readers today. At 11 a.m., Ed Ayers, a historian of the American South, author of 10 books and the president of the University of Richmond, will settle into our guest chair to answer questions. At 11:30 a.m., documentary film maker Ken Burns, who gave us the gift of the 1990 landmark PBS series "The Civil War," will be online for a video chat.

By Lori Aratani  | November 9, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian struck by truck

A pedestrian was struck by a tractor trailer Monday night on the Capital Beltway in the College Park area, Maryland state police said. The male victim was taken to a hospital after the incident, which occurred on the outer loop...

By Erica Johnston  | November 8, 2010; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bus-driver imposter gets probation

A 19-year-old D.C. man who took a Metrobus from a Metro garage last summer and drove passengers through the city, was placed Monday on 18 months probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. William Jackson had...

By Erica Johnston  | November 8, 2010; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Silver Spring man hit by car dies

Montgomery County Police say an 85-year-old man has died after he was hit by a car at an intersection in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring.

By Associated Press  | November 8, 2010; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Two MoCo students facing gun charges

Montgomery County police say two Springbrook High School students are facing charges after pulling a gun during a fist fight behind the school.

By Associated Press  | November 8, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Currie challenger seeks voting probe

Jennifer Lowery-Bell has asked Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to investigate Prince George's County's handling of write-in votes in the Nov. 2 contest for state senator for the 25th District.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 8, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Give Metro a break: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Back today and apologies for Friday. We had some internal system problems, so i wasn't able to post and tweet your daily blog roundup. But no worries -- we're up and running today with lots of great posts....

By Lori Aratani  | November 8, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Possible pipe bomb removed from apt.

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department's bomb technicians are on the scene Monday of what appears to be a pipe bomb inside a vacant apartment on Good Luck Road in the Lanham area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 8, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Aid for Md. farmers affected by drought

The federal government has approved assistance for Maryland farmers who lost 30 percent of their crops or more due to drought this summer.

By Associated Press  | November 8, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fewer local inmates in Alexandria jail

According to Inmate Records Director Ron Wise, the Alexandria jail has about 100 fewer local inmates than it did four years ago.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Plea deal expected in D.C. teacher slaying

A 19-year-old District man described as the central figure in the slaying of school principal Brian Betts is expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder this afternoon, Crime Scene reports.

By Dan Morse  | November 8, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gas prices could rise in the D.C. area

With crude oil costs approaching $90 a barrel, analysts say motorists in the D.C. area and elsewhere may pay more at the pump this week, WTOP reports. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, the average price for regular unleaded in the D.C....

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mont. Co. schools to charge for bus rides?

Montgomery's public school students in magnet, immersion and other programs could be charged for bus rides to their schools if a bill proposed by the county's state legislators passes next year, The Gazette reports. Sen. Richard S. Madaleno (D-Dist. 18)...

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Man killed in hit-and-run in SW D.C.

D.C. police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that took the life of a man in Southwest Washington early Monday morning, Crime Scene reports.

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 8, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Protest over DC9 death

Good morning. It's Monday. Should be a nice day today, but you might want to break out your scarf. Hope you took advantage of your extra hour yesterday. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our special...

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2010; 5:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Parents hope sketch helps find killer

Family and friends hope a road trip will help identity a suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old Roanoke woman who disappeared after leaving a concert at the University of Virginia.

By The Associated Press  | November 7, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Search on for missing boater

Maryland Natural Resources police say they are searching for a Port Republic man following the sinking of a fishing boat near Broomes Island in the Patuxent River.

By The Associated Press  | November 7, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Eyesore' burns in Falls Church

A home under construction in Falls Church burned to its foundation early Sunday morning, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Shenandoah celebrates 75th anniversary

Shenandoah National Park is kicking off a yearlong celebration for its 75th anniversary.

By The Associated Press  | November 7, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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