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Adams Morgan water main breaks

An eight-inch-diameter water main broke Saturday evening along a principal restaurant and tavern strip in the Adams Morgan area of the District, authorities said. Repairs began about 5:30 p.m. on the main which is on 18th Street between Columbia and...

By Martin Weil  | December 11, 2010; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sylvie Cachay's boyfriend held without bail

An Oscar-winning songwriter's son is being held without bail after being accused of choking his swimsuit designer girlfriend at a swanky New York City hotel. Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Brooks was charged Saturday with attempted murder and strangulation in the investigation...

By Associated Press  | December 11, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Md. priest fined after pistol prank

Maryland priest's prank with starter pistol lands him in a Connecticut court.

By The Associated Press  | December 11, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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D.C. team wins Pop Warner title

The Beacon House Falcons from the District's Edgewood Terrace neighborhood in Northeast on Saturday won the 75-pounds Jr. Pee Wee Division I National Championship for Pop Warner football during a game in Orlando.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | December 11, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ballston BID approved

The Arlington County Board on Saturday unanimously approved the creation of a Ballston Business Improvement District.

By Christy Goodman  | December 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brickskeller's new owners reveal plans

The new owners of the Brickskeller saloon, known beyond Washington for its huge beer menu, plan to restore the bar's original look. But the name will have to go.

By The Associated Press  | December 11, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man found dead in Laurel

A man was found shot dead early Saturday morning in a vehicle in Laurel, Prince George’s police said.

By Henri E. Cauvin  | December 11, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Shots fired: 1 dead, four hurt

Gunfire early Saturday morning near the Anacostia Freeway in Southeast Washington left one person dead and four other people wounded, D.C. police said.

By Henri E. Cauvin  | December 11, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Virginia man shot by fellow hunter

Virginia officials say a Virginia Beach man is in serious condition after being shot by another member of his hunting party in Nelson County.

By The Associated Press  | December 11, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why Spike Lee is at Wizards game

Apparently the director is watching his Knicks take on the Wizards tonight. Why? He's the guest of owner Ted Leonsis, according to Leonsis's blog. Leonsis's explanation: Spike and I are friends. We share Brooklyn, filmmaking and sports in common. We...

By Terri Rupar  | December 10, 2010; 8:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Smart growth, big cheese: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Wasn't expecting snow until Sunday, but we had a nice dusting here in D.C. and around the region. The Twitterverse lit up around 10ish with reports from Vienna to Gaithersburg. The Capital Weather Gang had this post. There’s...

By Lori Aratani  | December 10, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GU, Alexandria discuss new ballfields

Alexandria and Georgetown University have been discussing the possibility of partnering on new baseball and softball fields near Four Mile Run.

By Christy Goodman  | December 10, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snow flurries: The Twitter edition

By Washington Post editors  | December 10, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro spends $1.3M in legal fight

The legal bills are piling up for Metro in the transit agency's fight with its largest union over wage increases, the Washington Examiner reports. Metro has spent $300,000 appealing an arbitrator's decision -- made more than a year ago --...

By Washington Post editors  | December 10, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery tries new snow approach

Montgomery County is taking some new approaches to identify snowed-in streets and get plow drivers out on the roads more efficiently, WTOP reports. Keith Compton of Montgomery County Highway Services says they have added some publicly maintained streets to the...

By Washington Post editors  | December 10, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Watch your mouth, Ashburn!

An annual survey conducted by Business Insider magazine has concluded that Ashburn, Va. is the nation's most obscene city -- stealing the crown from last year's winner, Herndon.

By Caitlin Gibson  | December 10, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Stuff a truck near you

The Capital Area Food Bank is sponsoring an all-day "Stuff a Truck" event today at four locations in the D.C. area. The goal is to ensure that nobody goes hungry this holiday season.

By Lori Aratani  | December 10, 2010; 8:00 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. Washington Examiner Metro’s legal fees hit $1.3M...

By Washington Post staff  | December 10, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police, suspect shoot in Pr. George's

Prince George's County police shot and wounded a robbery suspect Thursday night in the Seat Pleasant area of Prince George's County, officials said. Officers were working on a robbery detail near Belhaven and Sheriff roads about 8 p.m. when...

By Clarence Williams  | December 9, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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About 900 without power in Bethesda

An underground transformer in downtown Bethesda blew out and produced smoke Thursday night, causing road closures and power outages to about 900 customers, authorities said. Montgomery County firefighters were called to the 4700 block of Bradley Boulevard for the...

By Clarence Williams  | December 9, 2010; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Firefighter breaks leg in Silver Spring

A Montgomery County firefighter broke his leg Thursday night while hooking up a fire hose to fight an electrical fire in Silver Spring, officials said. The firefighter got out of one of the first responding trucks called to a...

By Clarence Williams  | December 9, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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McDonnell wants $400 million for roads

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday that he will ask the legislature to spend $400 million immediately on roads and bridges while borrowing an additional $2.9 billion over the next three years for transportation.

By Anita Kumar  | December 9, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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What not to pack: Bloody sheets, animals

When Customs and Border Protection officials ask travelers to open a suitcase for further inspection, they frequently find themselves wading through a few unmentionables. But it's rare those unmentionables include elephant tails, a hedgehog and bloody sheets.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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IKEA's big surprise: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. So what are D.C. area bloggers talking about today? Free bikes, green Christmases and a New York Times story that has residents on Capitol Hill feeling a bit miffed. The Commuter Page Blog reports that IKEA had a...

By Lori Aratani  | December 9, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington planetarium gets $5,000 grant

EADS-North America has donated $5,000 to help save the David M. Brown Planetarium in Arlington. The donation from the aerospace and defense company based in Arlington brings the Friends of the Planetarium's fundraising to more than $120,000.

By Christy Goodman  | December 9, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Zoo, the actors and the lion cub

he first of the National Zoo's new seven lion cubs has a name, and a couple of actors were on hand Thursday to make the announcement.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. officials seek gasoline vandal

Police and fire officials in Frederick say they are looking for someone who splashed about two gallons of gasoline on the door of an apartment and in the hallway of the apartment building. Assistant State Fire Marshal Marc McNeal says...

By Associated Press  | December 9, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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JMU president to step down in 2012

James Madison University President Linwood Rose is leaving office in June 2012. Rose announced Wednesday that he's stepping down from the post he's held since September 1998. He informed the Board of Visitors of his plans well ahead of his...

By Associated Press  | December 9, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man allegedly posed as congressman

A District man who told police he was a member of Congress during an incident near the U.S. Capitol has been charged with illegal possession of a congressional lapel pin, the Washington Examiner reports. The charges filed in U.S. District...

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. to create shellfish farming zones

Virginia is setting aside more than 1,000 acres of prime water bottom to promote the farming of oysters and clams. Called "aquaculture opportunity zones," the 15 areas will be in the Rappahannock River, in the tributaries of Mobjack Bay and...

By Associated Press  | December 9, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kluge winery auction unsuccessful

Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyards is in the hands of its lender after an unsuccessful auction for the Charlottesville winery.

By Associated Press  | December 9, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Public charter school to open at Andrews

A new public charter school opening in fall 2011 on Joint Base Andrews will not only feature staff specially trained to meet the needs of military families, but also, with 35 percent of slots reserved for non-military families, bring the...

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 years for bowling pin beating death

A former University of Virginia student who admitting bludgeoning his father with a bowling pin has been sentenced to four years in prison.

By Associated Press  | December 9, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Million dollar damage to MoCo home

About 100 firefighters battled a large fire at a North Potomac house Wednesday evening, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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House fire in Bowie under investigation

Prince George's County Police are investigating a fire that gutted a house near Bowie State University, Fox 5 reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 pedestrians hit in the District

Two pedestrians were struck Thursday morning in separate accidents in the District, D.C. Fire and EMS report. A pedestrian was struck around 6:30 a.m. at Louisiana Avenue and D Street NW. A second pedestrian was hit about two hours later at Rhode Island Avenue and 22nd Street NE.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Early A.M. headlines around the 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 9, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: White House lights up

Tonight is the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony near the White House. It's the 87th annual ceremony. President Obama will give opening remarks at the gathering, which kicks off at 5 p.m. It's a festive occasion, but the tree lighting ceremony also can be a bit of a nightmare for folks trying to get around the area. Dr. Gridlock has some tips for negotiating road closures, etc.

By Lori Aratani  | December 9, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man indicted on murder charges in fire

A federal grand jury indicted a 40-year-old former truck driver Wednesday on first-degree murder charges after he set a fire in 2007 at a Northwest Washington strip club, leading to the club manager’s death, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Federal...

By Clarence Williams  | December 8, 2010; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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3 pedestrians hit in Pr. George's

Three pedestrians were struck and critically injured in separate incidents Wednesday evening in Prince George's County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 8, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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About 600 without power in NW

A utility crew digging near 1470 Chapin St. NW Wednesday hit an underground power line causing a possible power surge, D.C. Fire and EMS reported.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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John Lennon & his stamps: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Ah, it wouldn't be the holidays without a peek at a truly over-the-top holiday display, and thanks to Blue Virginia, you can take a gander at one right here in Arlington. Happy Hour is always a good option...

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arrest made in Baltimore bomb plot

A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with plotting with undercover FBI operatives to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Anne Arundel to add school police officers

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Tuesday that he plans to place school resource officers at two more county middle schools in an attempt to curb student violence and bullying, the Baltimore Sun reports. Leopold has pledged about...

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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ATF to help find cause of Baltimore fire

A Baltimore fire spokesman says the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will help determine the cause of a five-alarm blaze this week in the city’s adult entertainment district. Fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright says the department is holding...

By Associated Press  | December 8, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspended D.C. firefighter still getting paid

A D.C. firefighter on leave pending an investigation for possible misconduct has been paid for not showing up at work for more than two years, WTOP reports. According to documents obtained by WTOP, D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin received a...

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Legal online poker in the District?

The D.C. Council on Tuesday took a first step toward legalizing online poker and fantasy sports gambling through the city lottery by tucking the proposal into a massive bill aimed at plugging a $200 million budget gap, The Washington Times...

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo woman killed in I-70 accident

Maryland State Police say a Damascus woman is dead after her car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 near Frederick.

By Associated Press  | December 8, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hood College students return to campus

Classes will resume at Hood College after the school was evacuated due to a water main break.

By Associated Press  | December 8, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Body found near Nationals Park

A body was found Wednesday morning in Southwest in the 1300 block of Half St., near Nationals Park, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. police investigating SW homicide

D.C. detectives are investigating a homicide that happened at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday night in the unit block of Galveston Place SW, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Roger Clemens on deck

Good morning. Does this recent cold snap have you longing for those long hot days of summer yet? Give it time, the Capital Weather Gang says. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is offering to pay state workers $15,000 to give...

By Lori Aratani  | December 8, 2010; 8:14 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  | December 8, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police: Rape at Md. retirement home

An 18-year old was raped Tuesday at a retirement home in Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County police said. They said the incident happened after the victim was confronted by a man with a gun in a women's restroom at the Asbury...

By Martin Weil  | December 7, 2010; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Year-old eggnog? Yum! D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Let me check: oh yes, still cold outside. Really, really cold. And what does the D.C.-area blogosphere have for us today? Lots of interesting items. Ever consider the fine nuances of aged eggnog? Well, The Bitten Word's given...

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  American Trucking Association, Arlington National Cemetery, Petworth  
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Water main breaks in the District

D.C. Water is reporting a couple of water main breaks in the District. There is a water main break on Emerson Street between 12th Street and Sargent Road NE and on 12th Street between Emerson Street and South Dakota Avenue, affecting 70 homes. Restoration time is 6 to 8 hours.

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Pr. Geo.'s picks new council chair

Prince George's County Council voted unanimously Tuesday for Ingrid Turner to be its new chairman. Turner, a lawyer who is beginning her second term on the council, represents a northern district, beat back a challenge from Andrea Turner in a deal that was cut behind closed doors.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | December 7, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Protesters removed from D.C. hearing

Two protesters were removed from the D.C. Council budget hearing Tuesday morning, the D.C. Wire reports. As D.C. Council Chairman and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray announced the date and location of the meeting, Chris an advisory neighborhood commissioner from Adams Morgan...

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Report: Tighter phosphorous regs for Bay

An environmental group is calling for tighter regulation of phosphorous, one of two key Chesapeake Bay pollutants. The Washington-based Environmental Working Group released a report Tuesday that reviewed soil tests for phosphorous in the six-state bay watershed. The report found...

By Associated Press  | December 7, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. woman stares down bulldozer

Mary Case stared down a bulldozer to save a tree in Southeast Washington -- and won, WTOP reports. D.C. officials and area residents near Watkins Field have been at odds about changing the park at 13th and E streets in...

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Appeals Court hears JMU sports case

A federal appeals court in Richmond is getting its chance to review James Madison University’s decision to eliminate 10 sports teams. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case Tuesday....

By Associated Press  | December 7, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Star-Spangled sheet music sets record

A rare first edition of the sheet music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 at Christie's Auction House in New York Friday, The Baltimore Sun reports. The sale was double pre-auction estimates of its value and set a world auction record for sheet music.

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baltimore hit by 2nd major blaze

Firefighters in Baltimore are battling their second major blaze in less than 24 hours. A five-alarm fire caused heavy damage Tuesday morning to restaurants and offices in the city's cultural district, The Baltimore Sun reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 9:13 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  | December 7, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Blame Canada

The Capital Weather Gang says our good neighbor to the north is largely responsible for our current cold snap -- but we don't want to start pointing fingers. We like Canada and Canadians, so we'll grit our teeth and get through it, counting the days until we're back into the high 40's.

By Lori Aratani  | December 7, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Part of I-270 shut down due to ice

Part of Interstate 270 in Montgomery County was shut down late Monday night after water from fighting a brush fire froze on the highway, the state police said. Police said the fire broke out adjacent to the northbound lanes...

By Martin Weil  | December 6, 2010; 11:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pr. Geo.'s 6th-grader dies

A sixth-grade student at J. Frank Dent Elementary School in Fort Washington died Monday after she collapsed at school in the morning, school officials said. Paramedics performed CPR on the girl, who was taken to a local hospital where...

By Michael Birnbaum  | December 6, 2010; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor survivors will commemorate the anniversary Tuesday with a wreath laying at the United States Navy Memorial in the District.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Howard police investigate stabbing

Howard County police are investigating the stabbing of a 37-year-old man early Monday in Columbia. Few details are available, but police said the victim, Clifton Epps, arrived at his home in Columbia about 7:30 a.m. suffering from multiple stab wounds....

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. Geo.'s elementary student dies

A student at a Prince George's County elementary school has died, WTOP reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C.'s best fireplaces: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Have your teeth stopped chattering yet? Perhaps you'll be interested in Metrocurean's post on D.C. restaurants with the best fireplaces. If that's not your thing, we've got plenty of other interesting posts plus a blogiversary to celebrate. Read...

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Deer crashes window of Md. home

A five-point buck crashed through the picture window of an Accokeek home, Saturday afternoon, NBC 4 reports. A neighbor of the couple who owned the home grabbed his shotgun. First he tried to wrestle the deer to the floor. He...

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Court of Appeals to hear MoCo case

The Maryland Court of Appeals will decide whether Montgomery County's inspector general can scrutinize an internal police investigation of a collision involving a former assistant fire chief, the Washington Examiner reports. Two Montgomery police officers, Sgt. Edward Shropshire and Capt....

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Air Force plans flight exercise in D.C. area

The U.S. military says it plans a series of overnight training flights in the Washington area to test the region’s aerospace defenses.

By Associated Press  | December 6, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leggett sworn in as MoCo executive

Isiah Leggett was sworn in as Montgomery County executive at 12:16 p.m. Monday at Rockville High School, minutes after nine members of the county council were ushered into power and the county's top leaders grasped hands and bowed their heads in prayer.

By Michael Laris  | December 6, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baker sworn in as Pr. Geo.'s county exec

Rushern L. Baker III has been officially sworn in as Prince George's County executive to the cheers of several hundred people who turned out for his inaugural ceremony Monday in Upper Marlboro.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man shot after being mistaken for a deer

A 56-year-old Baltimore County man was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore on Saturday after being accidentally shot Friday afternoon while hunting with a friend in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore, the Baltimore Sun reports. Maryland...

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Two marshals hurt serving warrant in D.C.

Two people are being treated for serious burns following an early Monday morning fire in a Northwest D.C. row house, fire officials report.

By Associated Press  | December 6, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Record setting lotto sales in Va., Md.

Virginia and Maryland's lotteries racked up record revenue over the past year, providing cash-strapped governments with funding for schools, police and other critical services, the Washington Examiner reports. Virginia Lottery sales totaled more than $1.4 billion in the last fiscal...

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Rhee to unveil new group on Oprah

Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will take another step Monday to build her brand as an education reformer. Word from Politico is that Rhee will soon unveil a national advocacy group related to parents, teachers and students via...

By Nick Anderson  | December 6, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man's body found in Southwest D.C.

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a man found dead in Southwest, Crime Scene reports.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pepco to hold press conference today

Pepco officials will hold a "press availability" today at 10 a.m. to discuss its "reliability enhancement plan" developed after numerous, lengthy outages during and after storms this year.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 7:49 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  | December 6, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Snow and inauguration day

It's Monday and it's inauguration day in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, where some new faces will join familiar ones -- on county councils and in the county executive's office. More details on the ceremonies and inaugural balls below.

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 5:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 police cruisers wrecked in Temple Hills

Two parked Prince George's County police cruisers were wrecked Saturday when they were struck by a car at the scene of an earlier crash, county police said. Police said the cruisers were struck about 2 a.m. Saturday at Branch...

By Martin Weil  | December 5, 2010; 11:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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3 injured, including 2 kids, in Beltway accident

A car turned over on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County Sunday night, injuring a man and two children, the state police said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. on the outer loop near Central Avenue, All three...

By Martin Weil  | December 5, 2010; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Youth arrested in Pr. George's carjacking

A youth who escaped Saturday when poliice pursued a possibly carjacked vehicle was arrested Sunday after the pursuit of another vehicle suspected of being carjacked, Prince George's County police said. In the first case, county police said they pursued...

By Martin Weil  | December 5, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Arrest in Capitol Hill assault

A suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with an Nov. 28 sidewalk assault in the Capitol Hill area in which a woman's jaw was broken, D.C. police said. The daytime attack in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE,...

By Martin Weil  | December 5, 2010; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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