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One found dead after house fire in NW

Updated, 10:10 p.m. A man died Saturday night in a house fire in Northwest Washington, the D.C. fire department said. The fire broke out about 8:15 p.m. in the kitchen of a house in the unit block of Madison Street...

By Clarence Williams  | December 18, 2010; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Potomac Yard tax district approved

Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a 20-cent special tax district for the proposed $240 million Potomac Yard Metro station.

By Christy Goodman  | December 18, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shotgun pulled during I-270 altercation

An adult male driver of a sports utility vehicle was arrested Saturday morning on I-270 after he waved a shotgun during an altercation with another driver.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 18, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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North Brentwood man killed

Prince George's County officials are investigating a homicide in North Brentwood after police were called to a residence in the 4500 block of Banner St. around 10:50 p.m. and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 18, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fatal hit and run in Hyattsville

Hyattsville and Prince George's County authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and run that occurred around 2:21 a.m. Saturday in the 5000 block of 38th Ave. in Hyattsville.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 18, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bowie man dies in crash

A 25-year-old Bowie man was killed Saturday morning when he lost control of the sports utility vehicle he was driving.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 18, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Woman fatally struck outside Metro station

A 25-year-old woman was struck by a van and fatally injured Friday night at the King Street Metrorail station in Alexandria, city police said. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. near the center of a parking lot, police said. The...

By Clarence Williams  | December 17, 2010; 10:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama reads to Va. 2nd-graders

President Barack Obama made a surprise stop at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington on Friday afternoon. "I wanted to come by because it is the holiday season. My girls are getting older now so they don't always let...

By Christy Goodman  | December 17, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Good causes, great pictures: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. It's Friday at last! The winds have died down, the snow is melting and it's actually possible to walk three blocks without feeling as if your ears are going to chip off. If you plan to hit the...

By Lori Aratani  | December 17, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rabid kitten found in Wheaton

Montgomery County officials are seeking individuals who may have come in contact with a rabid kitten that was found earlier this month in the 3900 block of Harvard Road in Wheaton. The kitten, a female, gray, domestic, short-haired tabby, has...

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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6 Md. schools receive 'Blue Ribbons'

Maryland schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced Friday that six schools, representing six counties, have earned the prestigious 2010 Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence designation, the Baltimore Sun reports. The schools that received the distinction are: Mount Washington Elementary...

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Officials raid Ehrlich consultant's home

State investigators gathered evidence Friday morning at the Baltimore home of political consultant Julius Henson as part of an ongoing probe of election-night robocalls, WBAL television in Baltimore is reporting. Henson, who has taken responsibility for the anonymous calls, was...

By John Wagner  | December 17, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Holy Cross gets nod for Mont Co. hospital

A key Maryland state official is siding with Holy Cross Hospital on its proposal to build a new hospital in northern Montgomery County, according to her recommendation released Friday. Adventist Healthcare and Holy Cross Hospital have been waging a costly...

By Lena Sun  | December 17, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman gives birth on I-270

A woman gave birth to a baby girl Friday morning in a Mazda on the shoulder of Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, authorities said. A man inside the vehicle received delivery instructions over the phone from a 911 operator, said...

By Dan Morse  | December 17, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard Co. libraries lending e-readers

The Howard County Library started lending out e-readers to its patrons Dec. 1. The pilot program has become so popular since then that on Wednesday, more than 280 people were on the waiting list to check out one of the...

By Washington Post editors  | December 17, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post office renamed for Dorothy Height

President Barack Obama has signed a bill naming a Washington post office after civil rights leader Dorothy Height. Height, the longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women, died earlier this year. The bill designates the post office at...

By Associated Press  | December 17, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. revenue forecast revised upward

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Friday he will revise the state's revenue forecast upward by $283 million -- $134 million in fiscal year 2011 and $149 million in fiscal year 2012 -- because he expects Virginia to collect more...

By Anita Kumar  | December 17, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Gift ideas for Mom?

This weekend is your last chance to shop before Christmas (that is unless you really procrastinate and actually shop ON Christmas). If anyone has any suggestions for what I can get my mother (everything I'd planned to get her is already SOLD OUT). She loves to garden and dislikes "junk" that requires dusting -- I am definitely taking suggestions. Please.

By Lori Aratani  | December 17, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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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 17, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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School delays or closings around region

Forecasts of inclement weather have prompted some area schools to close.

By Washington Post staff  | December 17, 2010; 4:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Love letters to Metro

Send us your love letters to Metro.

By Washington Post staff  | December 16, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Don't panic, it's just snow: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. And on Thursday … it snowed. And on Sunday, it looks like it may snow again. Let's just hope it lets up a bit for this evening's commute. And if it doesn't -- let's hope all those counties...

By Lori Aratani  | December 16, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick declares snow emergency

The mayor of Frederick has declared a snow emergency for the city, effective 2 p.m. on Thursday, because of difficulty in clearing roads. Mayor Randy McClement said the extended extreme cold in the area has kept the chemicals used to...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Metro to begin random bag searches

Metro transit police announced this afternoon that they will, within a few days, begin conducting random inspections of carry-on items on the Metro system as a security measure. Metro said the inspections will take "only minutes" and that police will...

By Ann Scott Tyson  | December 16, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Va. State Police: more than 1,600 calls

As area residents coped with the first significant snowfall of this season, Virginia State Police reported Thursday that by noon, troopers had responded to more than 1,600 calls for service. Two state troopers also were struck by an out-of-control vehicle....

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Federal offices open, but leave allowed

This post has been updated. Federal government offices in Washington are open, but employees who must leave because of the inclement weather may do so, the Office of Personnel Management says. Employees in the Washington area have the option of...

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 16, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brownies may have made kids ill

Seven students at Potomac High School in Prince George's County are being treated by paramedics after falling suddenly ill or having an allergic reaction to some type of food product, fire officials said in a news release.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 16, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Slippery roads, flight delays

As of 12:30 p.m., many major roads in Montgomery County were slow and slippery. Vehicles slipped and slid making turns or trying to gain traction going uphill. Southbound Interstate 270 was backed up near Falls Road in Rockville, while northbound...

By Katherine Shaver  | December 16, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1 killed, 2 injured in Laurel crash

A Bowie man was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash in the Laurel area early Thursday, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 16, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free wi-fi coming to 2 D.C. area airports

Free wireless will be coming to two local airports in the spring, according to airports officials. Both Reagan National and Washington Dulles International airports currently provide wireless access, but users currently need to pay for it by the day if...

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Md. unveils eco-friendly rest stops

Maryland highway officials have announced exhibits at new eco-friendly rest stops along Interstate 70. The exhibits unveiled Wednesday offer visitors information on travel, as well as the region's heritage, recreational and cultural resources. The stops are designed to cut energy...

By Associated Press  | December 16, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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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 16, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: New leader for Metro?

Today is the last Metro board meeting of 2010 and among the agenda items is an update on the search for a new general manager. After months of searching, it's possible the board may have whittled down their list of possible candidates to a single name. We'll keep you posted. Among other agenda items, the Board's Safety and Security Committee is also scheduled to receive a safety report briefing.

By Lori Aratani  | December 16, 2010; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marion Barry's car stolen -- and recovered

D.C. Council member Marion Barry's car was stolen this weekend but was recovered by city police on Tuesday, officials said. Barry's silver 2002 Jaguar was taken Saturday morning near the Patricia R. Harris education center in the 4600 block...

By Clarence Williams  | December 15, 2010; 7:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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How tough are you? D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Capital Bikeshare wants to know: How tough are you? Are you tough enough to commute via bicycle in January AND February? If so, 14th & You has a post for you. Prince of Petworth has the scoop on...

By Lori Aratani  | December 15, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McDonnell wants broadcasting funds cut

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has proposed slashing $4 million from public broadcasting over the next two years as part of $35 million in spending cuts.

By Anita Kumar  | December 15, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Marylanders: cleared to drive in S. Korea

Marylanders living in South Korea can now trade their driver's licenses for a Korean license without any further testing. State officials are signing an agreement with South Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo on Wednesday. The agreement will allow Marylanders with...

By Associated Press  | December 15, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hildum leaving D.C. DYRS

Robert Hildum, the interim head of the District's juvenile justice agency, who was installed in a shakeup over the summer, is stepping aside, he announced Wednesday morning.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 15, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery schools chief unveils budget

Montgomery County schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast opened what is likely to be a contentious budgeting season Wednesday morning by proposing a budget increase that is the minimum required by a state law. But the proposal, a budget of $2.16...

By Michael Birnbaum  | December 15, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro GM: No transit background needed?

While Metro Board members have remained very tight-lipped about actual names of candidates, a Metro source tells WTOP that the list of finalists being put together includes a candidate or candidates from outside the realm of public transit. Now, it...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Md. 2nd in eco-friendly transit policies

Maryland ranks second in the U.S. for its environmentally friendly transportation policies and investments, according to a report released Tuesday by environmental advocacy groups Smart Growth America and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Washington Examiner reports. The report, "Getting...

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: It's hard to be humble

According to census data released on Tuesday -- we're also the richest, most educated region in the nation. But we knew that. We just didn't want to brag.

By Lori Aratani  | December 15, 2010; 8:21 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 15, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man robs bank through drive-through

A drive-through bank robbery was carried out in Montgomery County on Monday night by a man who showed up at the teller window in a car, police said. After arriving at the window of a Bank of America branch in...

By Martin Weil  | December 14, 2010; 10:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Fire near FedEx displaces up to 6 families

Fire ripped through the roof of a townhouse near FedEx Field Tuesday night, the Prince George's County fire department said. The blaze broke out about 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Garrett A. Morgan Boulevard, just two or three...

By Martin Weil  | December 14, 2010; 10:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Layering & liquid warmth: D.C's blogs

Good afternoon. How are you coping? Frankly, I'm running out of words to express how cold it is. Fortunately I'll know how to stay warm thanks to our D.C. area bloggers, who have some handy tips for saying warm during...

By Lori Aratani  | December 14, 2010; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. man accused of Metro bomb threat

An Arlington man has been arrested after posting on Facebook that he could put pipe bombs on Metro cars or in Georgetown at rush hour, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, The Post's Maria...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Justice: Health-care ruling to be appealed

Roz Helderman reports on the Virginia Politics blog that lawyers for President Obama will appeal a judge's ruling Monday that a key provision of the federal health-care law is unconstitutional, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 14, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Report: Is D.C. prepared for an outbreak?

A new report names the District of Columbia and three states as understaffed in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. The report by the Trust for America's Health was released Tuesday and is the eighth annual report from the...

By Associated Press  | December 14, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dems seek VDOT funds for BRAC

Christy Goodman reports on the Virginia Politics blog that the state's top Democrats -- U.S. Reps. James P. Moran and Gerald E. Connolly and Sens. Mark R. Warner and James Webb -- sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Robert McDonnell requesting uncommitted state transportation funds be used for Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) improvements.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 14, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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South Fairfax County seeks board seat

Leaders in southern Fairfax County are pushing to have another seat added to the county's Board of Supervisors, the Washington Examiner reports. The South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce wants the county to create a new district in the Lorton area,...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Survivor of Medevac crash files $50M suit

The lone survivor of a 2008 Maryland State Police helicopter crash in District Heights has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration, alleging negligence on the part of air traffic controllers, the Gazette reports. Jordan Wells, 20,...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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A new boardwalk in Ocean City?

Officials in Ocean City, Md., will recommend a full reconstruction of the resort's famous boardwalk to the mayor and city council -- a project that could give the boardwalk a very different look, WAMU reports. The mayor and council will...

By Washington Post editors  | December 14, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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School closings, delays

Montgomery Country Public Schools opened on time this morning despite a rash of school closings and delays as some students got their first snow day of the year.

By James Buck  | December 14, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Snow. Get used to it.

Up to an inch of snow? Something tells me we'd better get used to this: There was a winter weather advisory in effect this morning for much of the D.C.-region.

By Lori Aratani  | December 14, 2010; 8:10 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 14, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Winter weather and wind advisories

A winter weather advisory and wind advisory are in effect for much of the Metro region until 9 a.m.

By Emily Ingram  | December 14, 2010; 4:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Twitter-organized 'flashmob' hits D.C.

Commuters got a dose of Christmas cheer courtesy of a Twitter-organized "flashmob" of carolers Monday night.

By James Buck and Ann Scott Tyson  | December 13, 2010; 10:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pr. George's form new panel

Howard University Law School Dean Kurt Schmoke, a former Baltimore mayor, and former Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge William D. Missouri will lead a task force on government accountability and integrity in Prince George's County. The appointments were...

By Miranda S. Spivack  | December 13, 2010; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pop Warner team celebrates title

The team celebrates. (Hamil Harris/Post) At a time when the Washington Redskins’ playoff hopes have faded, the team partnered with the D.C. government Monday night to honor the Beacon House Falcons, who won the 2010 Pop Warner Division 1...

By Hamil Harris  | December 13, 2010; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Two pedestrians struck in Rockville area

Two people, one of them a child, were struck by a vehicle in the Rockville area Monday night, Montgomery County police said. The incident occurred at Veirs Mill Road and Atlantic Avenue shortly after 7 p.m., police said. According...

By Martin Weil  | December 13, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Prince William, new hospital approved

The Virginia Health Commissioner paved the way for new health care options in Prince William County on Monday, approving a new hospital for the county’s western end. Prince William Health System, which merged with Novant Health in 2009 and...

By Jennifer Buske  | December 13, 2010; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian who died in SE D.C. is identified

The woman killed Sunday on the Anacostia Freeway in Southeast Washington was identified Monday by D.C. police as Sharon Kelcha, 55. Police said she was apparently walking on the roadway when she was struck about 2:30 a.m. near exit...

By Martin Weil  | December 13, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Apartments planned for National Harbor

The Peterson Cos. and the Bozzuto Group will partner to bring the first apartment community to National Harbor in 2013, the companies announced Monday.

By Ovette Wiggins  | December 13, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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A sip of year-old eggnog: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Have been too afraid to venture outside, but I understand it's a cold, windy, hold-on-to-your-hat kind of day. The kind of day that makes lunch in the company cafeteria look pretty darn good. So what happens when you...

By Washington Post editors  | December 13, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: More federal aid for Chesapeake

A new report is calling for more federal aid for land conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The report was released Monday by the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Conservancy. It notes that the six states whose waterways feed...

By Associated Press  | December 13, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Michelle Rhee to speak in Denver

A prominent proponent of education reform is speaking in Denver. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is set to speak to the Donnell-Kay Foundation on Monday. Rhee has been featured on "Oprah" and in Newsweek magazine for her aggressive efforts...

By Associated Press  | December 13, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Va.: health care overhaul unconstitutional

RICHMOND — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that a key provision of the nation’s sweeping health care overhaul is unconstitutional, the most significant legal setback so far for President Obama’s signature domestic initiative. U.S. District Court Judge Henry...

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | December 13, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Suspected dog fighting ring in Baltimore?

Baltimore police say they discovered a suspected dog-fighting ring while conducting a drug raid at a home near Druid Hill Park on Friday night, and six animals were seized from the dwelling, the Baltimore Sun reports. Detective Kevin Brown, a...

By Washington Post editors  | December 13, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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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 13, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: No, winter is not here

Winter hasn't even officially begun and a winter weather advisory was already issued for the D.C.region this morning. The Capital Weather Gang says it will be windy with a chance of snow showers today. Temperatures are going to be in the mid-to-low 30's. And it looks like it's going to last all week. CWG also says temperatures this week actually will be 15 degrees below average. Fifteen degrees!

By Lori Aratani  | December 13, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  Baltimore Sun, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Henry E. Hudson, Maryland, United States district court, Virginia, Washington DC, loris am buzz  
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Winter weather advisory for Metro region

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Metro region, including Washington D.C., southern Maryland and Northern Virginia, until 9 a.m.

By Washington Post editors  | December 13, 2010; 4:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police cruisers are rammed

Two Prince George's County police cruisers were rammed Sunday evening as police pursued a car in connection with two purse snatchings in College Park, the county police said. After the purses were grabbed in separate incidents near Baltimore Avenue...

By Martin Weil  | December 12, 2010; 11:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Pedestrian fatally struck by car in D.C.

A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed early Sunday on the Anacostia freeway in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m.in the Anacostia area as the victim was walking on the roadway. She...

By Martin Weil  | December 12, 2010; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man severely wounded in Olney shooting

A man was shot in the chest and severely wounded Sunday in Montgomery County, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the 3200 block of Spartan Road in the Olney area. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known,...

By Martin Weil  | December 12, 2010; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More than 100 dogs rescued from fire

Fire officials say more than 100 dogs were pulled from a burning house in Calvert County.

By The Associated Press  | December 12, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Brawl at party leads to triple stabbing

Anne Arundel County police say three people were stabbed in a brawl outside a house party in Edgewater.

By The Associated Press  | December 12, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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2 dead of CO poisoning in Md.

Fire officials say two men have died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside a home in Pikesville.

By The Associated Press  | December 12, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Life on D.C.'s streets, told through tweets

Eric Sheptock has over 4,500 Facebook friends, a Twitter account with over 800 followers, two blogs, and a Yahoo email account with over 1,500 unread messages. What he doesn’t have is a place to live....

By Post Staff  | December 12, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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