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Police: Man tried to pull woman into park

A man tried to pull a woman into a park in the Wheaton-Glenmont area Saturday night, but she broke free, Montgomery County police said. They said the woman was walking on Claridge Road shortly after 7 p.m. when the man...

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  | December 4, 2010; 10:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Man shot near convention center

A man was shot in the neck Saturday evening a few blocks north of the convention center in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Police said the man was conscious and breathing when found near 7th and N streets NW. Update,...

By Clarence Williams  | December 4, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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O'Malley, family pick Christmas tree

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and his family have picked out their Christmas tree.

By The Associated Press  | December 4, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Computers stolen from food bank

Police are investigating a burglary at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank where robbers stole computer equipment but apparently no food.

By The Associated Press  | December 4, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Arrest in death of homeless man

Police say they have charged a man with first degree murder in the death of a homeless man found in the woods across from the entrance to the Laurel Park racetrack.

By The Associated Press  | December 4, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Candles will light up Antietam battlefield

Volunteers are preparing to light up the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg with more than 23,000 candles.

By The Associated Press  | December 4, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Famed D.C. chef loses court battle

Eighty-six the good news. Less than two months after Roberto Donna reopened his flagship restaurant, Galileo, and got back to the kitchen after spending much of the previous year and a half stewing in courtrooms and law offices, the renowned...

By Spencer S. Hsu and J. Freedom du Lac  | December 3, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Metro-themed sneakers? D.C. blogs

Good afternoon. It's Friday at last and Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind on whether we'll have snow flurries Saturday. Plenty of great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere, including some amusing Metro-themed gift suggestions from Unsuck...

By Lori Aratani  | December 3, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Molasses is major part of Md. snow plans

The Maryland State Highway Administration says it is sweetening its winter weapon stockpile by adding more molasses to the mix. The agency said Friday in Hagerstown that it has purchased 30,000 gallons of sugar beet molasses — a sticky, brown,...

By Associated Press  | December 3, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Rockville's 'death ray' courthouse?

The new state-of-the-art courthouse being built in downtown Rockville is the talk of residents around the area -- but not for the reasons folks might think, TBD.com reports. Apparently, the $53 million, state-of-the-art district courthouse -- which will be the...

By Washington Post editors  | December 3, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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2 Naval Academy midshipmen detained

Two Naval Academy midshipmen, one an athlete and son of an admiral, were detained early Wednesday in what Annapolis police said were unrelated property damage incidents, the Baltimore Sun reports. In one instance, a homeowner called police about 1 a.m....

By Washington Post editors  | December 3, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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2 sex offenders arrested at Dulles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says two alleged sex offenders have been arrested at Dulles International Airport. The first, 46-year-old Kehipo Bolou, was arrested Monday after he returned to the United States from Belgium. Bolou is charged with third-degree sexual...

By Associated Press  | December 3, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rhee advising Fla. gov. for transition

Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has joined the education transition team of Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott (R), according to a statement from Scott's office. Rhee says the unpaid, advisory position will not require her to move from Washington to Florida.

By Nick Anderson  | December 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Bad hair day? Golf?

Good morning. Brrrr. Did you know that Thursday was the coldest day in the D.C.-region since Feb. 26? Remember February? Oh wait -- maybe you'd rather not. Reason to be happy? It's Friday -- the end of the work...

By Lori Aratani  | December 3, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC, Education, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | December 3, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suitland Metro situation cleared

Update, 9:23 p.m.: Metro says the situation has cleared and normal service has resumed. Original post: WMATA reports a disruption at the Suitland Metro station, saying it's closed due to a "police situation." Shuttle bus service has been requested....

By Terri Rupar  | December 2, 2010; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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3 women stabbed in SW D.C.

Three women were stabbed Thursday evening during a fight in Southwest Washington, D.C. police said. Police responded about 6:45 p.m. to the unit block of Galveston Street SW for the report of a fight, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a...

By Clarence Williams  | December 2, 2010; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Va. dog groomer fights City Hall

A Shirlington dog groomer filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing the Arlington County zoning board of violating her freedom of speech by ordering her to alter a whimsical cartoon mural of dogs, bones and paw prints on the back wall...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | December 2, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Free food at Central? D.C.'s blogs

Good evening. It sounds like D.C. mayor-elect Vincent Gray and President Barack Obama had a perfectly lovely lunch (beef and broccoli stir fry, gumbo) on Wednesday. And yes he's supportive of many of issues Gray brought up. Talk is...

By Washington Post editors  | December 2, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. Water: CDC report 'not new news'

At a new conference Thursday morning in front of the Blue Plains Advanced Water Treatment Plant, the head of the city's water and sewer authority said a CDC report released Wednesday, which said that water in as many as 15,000...

By Tim Craig  | December 2, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mont. Co. to expand pay-by-cell parking

Montgomery Co. to expand pay-by-cell parking

By Washington Post editors  | December 2, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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More misplaced remains at Arlington

The Army has launched a criminal investigation after discovering the remains of eight people in a single gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery, an Army statement said today. The investigation began after officials discovered "questionable practices" in the cemetery's burial process...

By Christian Davenport  | December 2, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mont. Co. faces $350M budget shortfall

Montgomery County is facing a two-year budget shortfall of $350 million, an unexpectedly wide gap just six months after Montgomery's last tumultuous round of reductions. Officials are being told to scour departments immediately for new cuts. Numerous programs will shrink...

By Michael A. Laris  | December 2, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Does your water have lead?

A report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that water in 15,000 homes in the District that received repairs during a massive effort to remove lead pipes may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of...

By Washington Post editors  | December 2, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: World Cup of fun

It's Decision Day. The World Cup sites for 2018 and 2022 will be announced today at 10 a.m. EST at the Newseum. The Post's Cindy Boren reports on the hijinks leading up to the announcement.

By Lori Aratani  | December 2, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | December 2, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 pedestrians struck in NW D.C.

D.C. police are investigating two separate pedestrian-involved accidents in Northwest Washington late Wednesday night. In the first, a man was hit by a Metro bus. About an hour later, a person was hit by a taxicab. In the first...

By Clarence Williams  | December 1, 2010; 11:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Reporter pleads guilty to pot possession

A CBS Radio News correspondent pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana last week, and was sentenced to probation, drug testing and a small fine, according to court documents and the U.S. attorney’s office. Howard Arenstein, 60, reached an agreement...

By Clarence Williams and Keith L. Alexander  | December 1, 2010; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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DC Water pipe replacements

Here is where pipe replacement has occurred or was planned, according to DC Water officials. Lists are in alphabetical order, with numeric streets first. Read the CDC report on the issue.  Read The Post's full story here. DC Water advises...

By Terri Rupar  | December 1, 2010; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sex charges dropped vs. Dunbar students

District prosecutors have dropped sexual assault charges against six Dunbar Senior High School students, who had been accused of attacking a 15-year-old student at the D.C. school last week. But they declined to say what prompted the decision. The city’s...

By Clarence Williams  | December 1, 2010; 9:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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D.C. mayor-elect's credit card stolen

A 22-year-old CVS cashier was charged Wednesday with stealing D.C. mayor-elect Vincent Gray’s credit card on Thanksgiving day, after he left it at a store counter in Southeast. According to court documents and authorities, the cashier used the card to...

By Clarence Williams and Keith L. Alexander  | December 1, 2010; 9:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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D.C. water may still be contaminated

The water in almost 15,000 D.C. homes that were repaired during a massive effort to remove lead pipes may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of the metal, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control...

By Ashley Halsey III and Mike DeBonis  | December 1, 2010; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Prominent Manassas businessman dies

A prominent Manassas businessman who also spearheaded the planning of the upcoming commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War died Tuesday, Manassas city officials said. Creston Martin Owen, 45, was found dead Tuesday evening by a family member in...

By Jennifer Buske  | December 1, 2010; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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McDonnell unhappy with drilling decision

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key...

By Anita Kumar  | December 1, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ways to give: Posts from D.C. bloggers

Good afternoon. Hope you've been able to find shelter from this very wild and cold weather spell. We've got a fine selection of posts today, including several that highlight ways you can share the holiday spirit with others in the...

By Lori Aratani  | December 1, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Liquor board allows DC9 to reopen

A District licensing board voted Wednesday to allow the reopening of DC9, the nightclub ordered closed by police after a man died in a controversial incident involving four employees and a co-owner of the bar, The Post's Crime Scene blog...

By Paul Duggan  | December 1, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Officials offer sneak peek of King Memorial

The group building the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on Wednesday offered a glimpse of its progress now that construction is half complete.

By Associated Press  | December 1, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Howard County bans Four Loko

Baltimore City and Howard County said Tuesday that they will fine merchants who refuse to stop selling caffeine-infused alcohol drinks — a move designed to add teeth to state and federal warnings about the popular beverages, the Baltimore Sun reports....

By Washington Post editors  | December 1, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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United flight diverted due to odd smell

A flight taking off from Dulles Airport on Tuesday evening was forced to land in Iowa because of an "unusual smell," United Airlines officials said, according to WUSA . Flight 846 from Dulles to San Francisco landed in Des Moines...

By Washington Post editors  | December 1, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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More changes to MoCo liquor laws?

Wine enthusiasts might be able to bring a bottle of their favorite Bordeaux to their neighborhood bistro if BYOB legislation makes it to the state legislature this spring, the Gazette reports. The proposal by Del. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery) is...

By Washington Post editors  | December 1, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Got an emergency?

Good morning. It's a wild morning out there already. There's a tornado watch, a flood watch and a wind advisory all in place so do be careful on your commute in. Already we have reports that more than 5,000 Pepco...

By Lori Aratani  | December 1, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Loris AM Buzz  | Tags:  Tysons Corner Center, Vincent C. Gray, White House, World AIDS Day, loris am buzz  
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | December 1, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thousands without power

Pepco says more than five-thousand customers are without power as downpours move through the region. Latest figures show 1,500 customers in the District, almost 2,400 in Montgomery County and 1,100 in Prince George's County are waiting for power to be restored.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 1, 2010; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Child struck by vehicle in downtown D.C.

D.C. police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening near the Metro Center station in downtown Washington, officials said. Police said a juvenile was struck near the intersection of 13th and G streets NW about...

By Clarence Williams  | November 30, 2010; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Help stuff an ART bus: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Riding Metro makes people want to do many things -- but dancing? Unsuck DC Metro offers a Metro version of "Happy Feet," minus the penguins. As the temperature drops, Capitol Hill Style offers some stylish ways to stay...

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo sells former Rockville high school

The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy had sought to purchase the former Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville under the terms of their lease, which allows the sale pending approval from the county executive and County Council. But the Montgomery County Board of Education, the county PTA and others had opposed the deal, saying that school buildings shouldn’t be sold during a time of overcrowding and budget crunches.

By Michael Birnbaum  | November 30, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Power lunch D.C. style

D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will meet with President Obama for lunch on Wednesday. Gray tells The Washington Post's Tim Craig he is still working on his talking points, but there's plenty of advice coming from different quarters of the city.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman found in D.C. trash bin identified

D.C. police have identified the woman whose body was found in a trash receptacle in Northwest Washington on Monday as an 18-year-old from Prince George's County, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ground beef recall at Kensington Safeway

The blog Good eatin' in Wheaton reports that an alert sent out Tuesday morning from the Town of Kensington says the Connecticut Avenue Kensington Safeway is recalling 220 pounds of ground beef sold Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. These products may...

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Report: Late abortion clinic opening in Md.

A Nebraska doctor who is one of the few in the country to perform abortions late in a pregnancy is planning to begin offering the controversial procedures at a clinic in Germantown, Rob Stein reports over at The Checkup blog.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. caterpillars predict harsh winter

Image by graftedno1 via Flickr They might look cute and cuddly, but the woolly bear caterpillars submitted for the 2010 Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack contest brought news of a harsh and severe winter ahead, according to Kate S. Alexander...

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Humane Society sues Perdue Farms

The Humane Society of the United States filed a class action lawsuit Monday in New Jersey against Maryland-based Perdue Farms, accusing the nation's third-largest poultry producer of falsely advertising its chickens as "humanely raised," The Baltimore Sun reports. The suit...

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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D.C. agency did not do background checks

A D.C. government agency that received nearly $1 million a year to provide child care services under the federal Head Start program failed to conduct background checks on its employees, including workers previously convicted of drug and other felony offenses,...

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Girl, 2, dies after Tysons plunge

A toddler has died after allegedly being thrown over the railing of a sixth-floor outdoor walkway at Tysons Corner Center Monday night, police said. The child's grandmother has been arrested.

By Debbi Wilgoren and Martin Weil  | November 30, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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All entrances to Pentagon Metro reopen

UPDATE: Metro says the suspicious package has been cleared from the Pentagon Metro station. All entrances are open. Suspicious package at Pentagon Metro 9:59 a.m. Metro says one side of the Pentagon station is closed while Pentagon Police investigate a...

By Associated Press  | November 30, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspected drunk driver hits 2 Md. houses

Two Frederick County houses were heavily damaged early Tuesday morning after a suspected drunk driver crashed her car into them, NBC 4 reported.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fire damages Pr. Geo.'s Pizza Hut

Authorities are investigating a fire that caused significant damage to a Pizza Hut in Upper Marlboro.

By Associated Press  | November 30, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Got rain boots?

Good morning. it's the last day of November and the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree has arrived in town. (The lighting ceremony is next Tuesday.) Other evidence the holidays are right around the corner? Hanukkah begins at sundown Wednesday evening. Good...

By Lori Aratani  | November 30, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | November 30, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot over weekend is identified

The man found fatally shot Sunday in Landover was identified Monday by Prince George's County police as James Edward Waters, 24, of West Lake Terrace in Bethesda. Police said he was found in a vehicle about 12:30 p.m. Sunday...

By Martin Weil  | November 29, 2010; 10:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gifts and gardens: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Hope reentry wasn't too bad for you today. Despite Sunday night's Comcast outage, D.C. area bloggers were hard at work. Lots of interesting posts today. Interested in theater management? THEARC is offering free workshops Tuesday on directing, lighting...

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teen girl's body found in D.C. trash bin

The body of a teenage girl was found Monday in a trash receptacle in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

By Martin Weil  | November 29, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Dunbar increases security after charges

Security has been increased at Dunbar High School after six boys were charged with sexually assaulting a girl at the school.

By Associated Press  | November 29, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Trial for Md. man charged in son's death

A judge has rejected a plea deal for a man accused of throwing his 3-year-old son off the Francis Scott Key Bridge, calling it “too light.”

By Associated Press  | November 29, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Md. man corrects Civil War tombstone

A Maryland resident is correcting an error on the tombstone of his great-great grandfather that misidentifies the man as a Confederate soldier.

By Associated Press  | November 29, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. infant death under investigation

Frederick officials are looking into the death of an infant found inside a Brunswick home over the weekend, WUSA 9 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. boy killed in hunting accident

A 10-year-old boy shot and killed his 7-year-old brother Saturday in a hunting accident near Wingina in Nelson County.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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D.C. restricts masked protesters

Wearing a mask while protesting outside a residence without telling D.C. police first could now get you arrested, the Washington Examiner reports. The D.C. Council has unanimously passed a strongly worded bill to deal with an animal rights group that...

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bay cleanup would boost local economy

Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed would create thousands of jobs and spur millions of dollars in economic activity in Virginia, Maryland and surrounding states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said in a report Monday.

By Associated Press  | November 29, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Carbon monoxide sickens 3 Va. kids

Three children have been taken to a hospital for evaluation after several people were sickened by carbon monoxide in their Alexandria home.

By Associated Press  | November 29, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Did someone say snow?

Good morning. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and that you've managed to get creative with all those turkey leftovers. That is, if you had any. If you did, check out the winners of our Thanksgiving leftover recipe contest,...

By Lori Aratani  | November 29, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Washington Post staff  | November 29, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Comcast Internet service restored

Updated, 8:12 a.m. Comcast Internet service was restored around midnight after a server glitch knocked it out in the Washington area and beyond on Sunday night, a company spokesman said. Comcast is investigating the server problem "to help ensure it...

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Fire closes lanes on 14th St. Bridge

Update, 11:40 p.m.: Fire broke out Sunday night on a construction barge in the Potomac River underneath the 14th Street Bridge, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. The fire, which broke out about 10 p.m., initially sent thick smoke...

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man fatally shot in Capitol Heights

A man was fatally shot Sunday evening in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George's County, the county police said. The victim was hit shortly before 5:30 p.m. near a service station at Marlboro Pike and Larchmont Avenue, the...

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A few glitches in post-holiday traffic

Update, 7:45 p.m.: Officials say the Great Return Home after the long Thanksgiving weekend seems to be going pretty well, all things considered. But there is a complication for some: About 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the southbound lanes of Interstate...

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 7:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Man shot on edge of Capitol Hill

A man was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon near the eastern edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, D.C. police said. The victim was hit in the leg about 4:50 p.m. near the 1300 block of I Street SE, police...

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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One shot at Frederick grocery store

The proprietor of a grocery store in Frederick was shot and wounded Saturday night in what appeared to be robbery, the Frederick police said.

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 1:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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