Update, 2:05 p.m.: Capitol Police now say the plane was not a threat, the pilot is landing safely and they have given the all-clear. Original post: An email has gone out to anyone who might have gone to work at...
Montgomery County police say Suburban Hospital is locked down while detectives investigate a suspicious death.
Prince George's County fire officials say a man found in a burning Temple Hills home has died.
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A Montgomery County fire official says one woman has been treated for smoke inhalation after a morning blaze in the kitchen of her Gaithersburg apartment. County fire department spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says a smoke alarm wakened the woman, who...
New Year's celebrations have started and we are attempting to track them as they roll across the globe. Sydney, Australia is the first we've added and we'll update as festivities begin in cities around the world.
Still no plan for New Year’s? If you’re really this last minute, never fear, the Going Out Guide gurus are here. Read their FAQ to ensure you get the best New Year’s in the district. I hope you’ve also made your new year’s resolutions, even if you’re already planning on breaking them
The Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium said it has received a $100,000 donation from Preston Caruthers in its grass-roots bid to save the facility.
A woman told police she got into an argument with her husband, who she identified as Dennis Edwards. The woman said that the argument escalated until he shoved her down and banged her head on the floor, a police spokesman said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the spokesman said.
News Channel 8 and Channel 4 report that a woman is critically injured in a hit and run in Arlington.
Maryland Rule 16-110, which governs the possession and use of cell phones, cameras, computers, and other electronic devices in court facilities, will go into effect Jan. 1.
As a Manassas store clerk opened his shop early Tuesday, he was greeted by a hooded man wielding an extremely large stick. How big? Watch the video below. Manassas City police are calling it an armed robbery.
Ready for New Year's? If you still haven't made plans for the night, never fear, our Going out Guide has last minute plans that include everything from vaudeville to totally 80's. Or ask the Going Out Gurus themselves in a live chat at 1p.m. today. I bet you haven't made your new year's resolution either. While you're thinking about it, check out our round up of the new year's resolutions our public figures kept and didn't keep in 2010. We hope you're better at keeping them than they are.
A Rockville car wash employee was fatally struck at work Wednesday and a co-worker was critically injured when a third employee apparently lost control of an SUV as he tried to drive it across a parking lot, Montgomery County...
From the alleged crimes of former Prince George's County executive Jack B. Johnson to the officer who whipped out a gun at a snowball fight, this year was full of surprises. But if metro's perpetually out-of-service escalators teach us anything, it's that as much as some things change, they also stay the same.
Agathe Von Trapp, whose family was the inspiration for the classic 1965 film "The Sound of Music," has died at 97 in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, said a longtime friend.
Adrienne Crosier, cheetah biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, will be online at noon Wednesday to discuss the birth of two cheetah cubs, the first born at the research center in Northern Virginia and among...
A gun-toting man in a Halloween style mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said. The Loudoun Times reported that the man wore a Hillary Clinton mask.
Many errors have been spotted in Virginia history texts. Historians have found dozens of errors since Virginia officials ordered a review of textbooks by Five Ponds Press, the publisher responsible for a controversial claim that African American soldiers fought for the South in large numbers during the Civil War. One error they found: New Orleans began the 1800s as a U.S. harbor, instead of as a Spanish colonial one. Take the quiz to see if you can correct the errors.
A former Prince William County park ranger had pleaded guilty to killing his wife and two stepchildren last year, WTOP reports.
Home prices fell in the nation's largest cities in October and are expected to fall through next year, with the worst declines coming in areas with high numbers of foreclosures.
Fire officials say two people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Baltimore, and three others were sickened.
A former Prince William County fire official will lead the Manassas Fire and Rescue Department until Manassas officials can find a permanent replacement for the city’s first fire chief, Michael L. Wood, who recently resigned amid turmoil in the department.
And then the storm never came. D.C. was left with only a dusting of snow. A Capital Weather Gang map shows just close we came. The preparation for the supposed storm didn't come cheap.
Pepco delivers power to 778,000 customers in the District and neighboring parts of Maryland. Pepco's reliability with residents has declined over the last five years; the average Pepco customer experienced 70 percent more outages than customers of other big city utilities that took part in one 2009 survey.
The bar formerly known as Brickskeller, renowned beyond Washington for its huge beer menu, will reopen as the Bier Baron.
A George Washington University law student has died from injuries he suffered when he fell two stories at the Union League Club in Chicago on Christmas Eve, the Associated Press reports.
Check out the word cloud below to see the hot topics on PostLocal in 2010. You'll see that the D.C. mayoral race and Chandra Levy murder trial were two of the issues that dominated coverage.
From snowmageddon to the tea party rally to the metro red line crash, be sure not to miss our look back at the events and people that shaped the Washington region in the past year.
Improvement in the Chesapeake, a Christmas Eve robbery, dropping home values in Maryland -- 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...
Prince William County police say a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot by a relative with a pellet gun, WUSA 9 reports.
Howard County police are investigating the Monday afternoon armed robbery of an armored truck employee.
The Virginia National Guard has rescued six people trapped by snow in the Eastern Shore area.
Eighteen housing counseling programs in Virginia have received $4.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, WAMU reported. The money is to go to help homebuyers, renters and the homeless avoid foreclosure or get their finances in order.
D.C. Fire and EMS report a possible electrical fire at a single family home in the 5200 block of Manning Place NW.
Starting January 1, Maryland drivers who get ticketed will have to pick their own trial date.
There's nothing so lovely as returning home to spend the holidays with family -- except maybe leaving.
Six months ago, police discovered the murder of 19-year-old Vanessa Pham, a graduate of Madison High School in Vienna, Va., and a freshman at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
Two people were taken to area hospitals Monday following a two-vehicle crash in Bowie, Prince George's Fire and EMS report.
Downed wires and windy conditions sparked a fire Monday that spread to a fence near a home in the 4200 block of 42nd Street NW, D.C. Fire and EMS report.
D.C. Fire and EMS is reporting a roof collapse in the 1200 block of H Street NE. No injuries have been reported. Traffic in the area is restricted.
A gay coal miner is suing a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary, charging that management didn't protect him from abusive co-workers.
There are reports of power outages Monday throughout the Washington region.
Baltimore has more houses than people, resulting in blight. The city is now trying to get rid of abandoned homes not worth saving, and to preserve the ones that are in a program called "Vacants to Value".
A District woman was killed by a fire in her apartment Sunday night shortly before 11 p.m., Crime Scene reports.
Ravens rookie Sergio Kindle (Harry Cabluck - Associated Press) Ravens rookie Sergio Kindle's troubled first season took another hit Sunday morning when he was arrested and charged with drunken driving in Howard County, an incident the player called a...
The massive snowstorm that came up the East Coast yesterday mostly missed the Washington region. But travelers from the Carolinas to Boston dealt with cancellations, as areas east and south of the Beltway got harder hit. The district got a mere dusting. So yes, federal employees, there is work today.
East Coast storm; a stabbing on Christmas eve -- 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...
Part of a house in the District's H street NE corridor collapsed last night as firefighters battled a spectacular fire, authorities reported. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which broke out about 9:30 p.m. in the 800 block...
A woman died late Sunday in a fire in an apartment house in the Dupont Circle area of Northwest Washington, the D.C. fire department said. The smoky fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. in a four-story building in the...
Two Herndon men, a 67-year-old father and his 38-year-old son, were killed early Sunday in a car crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, U.S. Park Police said. According to preliminary investigation, their southbound car apparently crossed the median in the Laurel...
Local federal government offices are open Monday, reports the Federal Eye. Federal employees should report on their normal work schedules, according to the Office of Personnel Management....