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Woman critically injured in Springfield fire

A woman was critically injured Saturday during a house fire in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, a fire department spokesman said. Three firefighters were released from a hospital after treatment of injuries suffering in the blaze in the 6800...

By Clarence Williams  | January 22, 2011; 9:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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6 cars, 2 pedestrians involved in Md. crash

A Montgomery County police spokesman says six cars and two pedestrians were involved in a car crash in Maryland, but no one was seriously injured. Police Capt. Paul Starks says the accident happened Saturday around 12:45 p.m. in the parking...

By Associated Press  | January 22, 2011; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Car crashes into Landover seafood place

A car crashed into the front of a seafood establishment Friday in the Landover Hills area of Prince George's County, officials said. Mark Brady, a spokesman for the fire and rescue department said a sport-utility vehicle drove into the front...

By Clarence Wililams  | January 21, 2011; 10:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Two shot in Capitol Heights

Two people were shot in Capitol Heights Friday night, near the District line, Prince George's County police said. The victims were found near Southern Avenue and Marlboro Pike just before 9 p.m. said Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman. Both...

By Clarence Williams  | January 21, 2011; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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How "D.C." are you? D.C's blogs

Good afternoon. No snow, but plenty of cold wind out there. And Saturday? Supposed to be even colder. Brrr. It's still a new year -- so what about a new career? Clarendon Culture has a suggestion. How do you know...

By Lori Aratani  | January 21, 2011; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Public art you love to hate; share your story

The Post's Brigid Shulte is working on a story about a new public art installation in Alexandria's uber-artsy Del Ray neighborhood. Apparently, there has been some community backlash against the artwork -- think less "feast for the eyes," more...

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  | January 21, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Lotto winner donates $1.1M to GWU

A couple that won the Mega Millions lottery is donating $1.1 million to George Washington University to provide support for minority students and veterans, NBC 4 reports. Gilbert Cisneros -- who graduated from GWU in 1994 -- and his wife,...

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2011; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hawk in Library of Congress

What appears to be a Cooper's Hawk has taken shelter inside the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress. First spotted Wednesday night, the bird of prey may have flown in through a broken window at the top of the Main Reading Room's 160-foot high dome, and it hasn't yet found its way out.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 21, 2011; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Bill would track Chesapeake Bay spending

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) has reintroduced a bill that would track how state and federal agencies spend money to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the Daily Press reports. The bill mirrors legislation Wittman introduced two years ago. It was approved in...

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2011; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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R. Sargent Shriver to be remembered

This post has updated information on the Shriver funeral, which will now be public instead of private. A funeral for R. Sargent Shriver, who died Jan. 18 at age 95, will be held at a church in suburban Washington this...

By Associated Press  | January 21, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Person dies after fall from D.C. building

A person was found dead Friday morning after apparently jumping or falling from a 10 story building in the 1200 block of M Street NW, a fire department spokesman said. Firefighters were called to the scene about 8 a.m. to...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 21, 2011; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Buzz: Snow fail, Shriver funeral, Va. Tech

Good morning. There's plenty happening this third Friday in January. Police in Alexandria and Silver Spring are looking for suspects in two separate hit-and-run incidents, including a fatal one, that took place early Friday morning. The snow appears to have passed us by but is causing havoc in other parts of the Northeast. If you're planning to fly somewhere today, Dr. Gridlock says you might want to check with your airlines before heading out the door.

By Lori Aratani  | January 21, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

A hawk at the Library of Congress, D.C. bedbug summit, lottery windfall at GWU. 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  | January 21, 2011; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fatal hit-and-run in Alexandria

Alexandria Police are looking for the driver of a black sedan that struck a man on King Street early Friday, fatally injuring him, then left the scene. About 5 a.m. Friday, a cyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Silver Spring, but survived.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | January 21, 2011; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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McLean road closed due to downed lines

Fairfax County police closed Anderson Road, near the intersection with Dolley Madison Highway in McLean, after a tractor-trailer pulled down power lines just before 9 p.m. The road will be closed until authorities can untangle the wires from the truck...

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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2 shot, seriously hurt in Southeast

Two people were shot and seriously wounded Thursday night in two separate incidents in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The first victim was was a woman who shot near the intersection of 34th and A streets about 6:50 p.m., said...

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 9:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Man arrested in stolen scuptures case

A 27-year-old Northwest Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the theft and vandalism of seven bronze sculptures worth about $90,000 at a Bethesda museum, Montgomery County police said. County officers found Daniel Conticchio sleeping in his...

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Marriott evacuated for chemical odor

UPDATE: D.C. Fire department officials said a chemical reaction in a trash compactor created a dangerous odor that forced the evacuation of the Washington Marriott. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said 22nd Street would remain closed until about 6:30 p.m.,...

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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America's Favorite Cities? Not D.C.

The District didn't get a rousing vote of approval from the nation in Travel and Leisure's annual survey "America's Favorite Cities", released in T and L's last issue. Both visitors and residents rank 35 U.S. cities on their culture, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and other factors, and it's safe to say the two groups' feelings don't always jive. This year, DC fell behind on everything but culture. By both groups.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 20, 2011; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Va. teen held in Kuwait to return to U.S.

A Virginia teenager who was placed on the no-fly list and barred from returning home to the United States from Kuwait is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport Friday morning, a government lawyer said. Gulet Mohamed, a 19-year-old...

By Peter Finn  | January 20, 2011; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Burger overload? D.C.'s blogs

This post has been updated and corrected. Good afternoon. With snow on the way, Greater Greater Washington has a timely post about a D.C. neighborhood that successfully organized a volunteer snow-shoveling brigade. This storm isn't expected to drop a lot...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Holy Cross gets nod for Mont Co. hospital

Maryland state regulators voted Thursday to grant permission to Holy Cross Hospital to build the first new hospital in Montgomery County in 30 years. The vote by the Maryland Health Care Commission comes after Adventist HealthCare and Holy Cross hospital...

By Lena Sun  | January 20, 2011; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Alexandria postpones vote on longer year

The Alexandria School Board, which had been scheduled to vote Thursday night on an extended school year, has postponed action on the matter, according to a statement on the school system Web site. The Post reported on the debate over...

By Christy Goodman and Nick Anderson  | January 20, 2011; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scenes from O'Malley's inauguration

About 2,500 people streamed to a cavernous military hall in Baltimore that was transformed Wednesday night into the site of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's second inaugural celebration, John Wagner reports on the Maryland Politics blog. Attendees were treated to the...

By John Wagner  | January 20, 2011; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Funeral today for D.C.'s Lockridge

Funeral services are being held at noon Thursday for William Lockridge, a longtime member of Washington's board of education. Lockridge died Jan. 12, of respiratory failure at George Washington University Hospital. He was 63. Services will be at the Temple...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. to increase public surveillance

D.C's homeland security agency is planning to use thousands of security cameras from the Metro system and from private businesses around the capital to help monitor goings on in the city, the Washington Examiner reports. The Homeland Security and Emergency...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2011; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Power restored in D.C. outage area

Pepco reports that power has been restored to all but about 400 customers in Southwest and Southeast Washington. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the outage. D.C. power outage affects 1,700 9:04 a.m. Pepco reports that power...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 20, 2011; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Surveillance cameras and medical marijuana in D.C., merit pay for teachers in Virginia, and a leaf-blower controversy in Takoma Park. 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 Jane Elizabeth  | January 20, 2011; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tell us your tattoo story

The D.C. Tattoo Expo is this weekend -- so tell us, what's the story behind your tattoo?

By James Buck  | January 20, 2011; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Buzz: Va. gun rights, no-fly list, pandas

Good morning. Hope you enjoyed yesterday's "balmy" temperatures because it's going to get colder over the next few days. The Capital Weather Gang says it'll be partly cloudy today with temperatures in the high 30's or low 40's. (Just think how great it will feel if we ever hit 50 again). Snow is expected late tonight -- but not the wintry mix that CWG initially thought we'd be in for. Looks like a little over an inch of accumulation that will begin late tonight and for the most part should end before you wake up on Friday.

By Lori Aratani  | January 20, 2011; 5:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot in D.C. park

A man was shot and wounded Wednesday night in a Northwest Washington park, D.C. Police said. Police responded to a small bricked park located at North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue just after 11 p.m. and found the victim...

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 12:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Police cruiser overturns in collision

Two people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after a Prince George's County police cruiser overturned during a collision with a civillian vehicle in Capitol Heights, officials said. The accident happened in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike just after...

By Clarence Williams  | January 19, 2011; 11:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Pedestrian fatally struck in St. Mary's

An 87-year-old man was fatally struck by a Maryland State police SUV as he apparently was trying to cross a road in the town of Hollywood, police said. The man's name was not released, but officials said he was...

By Clarence Williams  | January 19, 2011; 10:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pandas to remain in D.C. 5 more years

The National Zoo has reached an agreement with China to extend for five years the stay of Washington’s beloved black and white bears at a dramatically reduced cost. For the last six weeks the two giant pandas, Tian Tian, a...

By Michael E. Ruane  | January 19, 2011; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Mass. Ave. reopens after gas leak

Employees of the Cato Institute were sent home early Wednesday after authorities discovered a gas leak in the basement of the think tank's building, according to D.C. Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer said crews traced the leak to a basement...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. chefs dish: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Looks like we might be in for more wintry mix Thursday evening, but at least we got a slight warm-up today. I know it was a pain to get around, but if you had a moment to look...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Toxin use at Fort Detrick to be reviewed

The Army says the National Academy of Sciences will review several studies of possible public health effects from toxins used at Fort Detrick in Frederick. Col. Judith Robinson, the garrison’s commander, said Wednesday that the peer review will help determine...

By Associated Press  | January 19, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Girl, 9, dead after overnight Md. fire

Four young girls were injured in a house fire overnight in the Prince George's County town of Hyattsville, authorities said. Two of the girls, 13-year-old twins, had to be pulled from the burning building and were taken to a local hospital in "extremely critical" condition, Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said.

By Ruben Castaneda, Debbi Wilgoren and Allison Klein  | January 19, 2011; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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WTOP, other Bonneville stations sold

WTOP radio in the District has been sold to a Minnesota-based broadcasting company. Deseret Management Corporation, a for-profit arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has agreed to sell its Bonneville International radio stations, including WTOP and...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Baby boy born along I-97

At 5:04 a.m. Wednesday in the front seat of Matt Strasser's SUV, parked on the shoulder of Interstate 97, the newest member of the Stresser family entered the world with no complications -- and just a bit of drama, NBC...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. restaurants to get letter grades?

Restaurants in Washington would be required to post letter grades from a health inspection under a bill proposed by a member of the D.C. Council. Under Council member Mary Cheh's bill, restaurants in Washington would be inspected and graded either...

By Associated Press  | January 19, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Three injured in Burtonsville car accident

Three people have been taken to area hospitals Wednesday after a two-car accident in Burtonsville, WUSA 9 reports. Two cars collided at the intersection of Plum Orchard Drive and Cherry Hill Road just before 10 a.m. One man was taken...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Commission to rule on Mont. Co. hospital

The Maryland Health Care Commission is likely to decide Thursday whether a new hospital will be built in Germantown, Clarksburg, both communities or neither. The vote by the commission, which is scheduled to meet at noon in Baltimore, has been...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What do you call your stepfamily?

A new poll estimates that at least four in 10 Americans consider themselves part of a stepfamily, but a growing number reject that label, saying it carries a stigma. The number of unwed mothers is also sharply rising in the...

By Carol Morello  | January 19, 2011; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D.C. jail will fingerprint visitors

Starting in March, all visitors to the D.C. jail will have their fingerprints scanned and checked against law enforcement databases for outstanding warrants, the Washington Examiner reports. If a match is made, DOC will detain the visitor and contact the...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Mystery Poe toaster fails to show again

Mystery of the Poe toaster may be coming to the end now that the anonymous visitor fails to show for the second year in a row.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Property tax increases in Maryland, cherry trees in Bethesda, GWU fraternities charged with hazing. 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  | January 19, 2011; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Buzz: Inauguration day in Maryland

Good morning. You might encounter some fog as well as a few slick spots on the commute in this morning, so please be careful. We have delayed school openings in Howard and Prince William counties. We're also following reports of...

By Lori Aratani  | January 19, 2011; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard, Prince William schools delayed

In Maryland, Howard County schools will open two hours late, and half-day morning programs are canceled. In Virginia, Prince William County schools will open an hour late. For more closing and delay information for schools, businesses and organizations, check the...

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 11:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Boy, 15, fatally struck in Landover area

A teenage boy was fatally struck by a SUV Tuesday night in the Landover area as he and two friends were running across the street, against a traffic signal, Prince George's County police said. Authorities who were called to the...

By Clarence Williams  | January 18, 2011; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Chinese, Asian population in D.C. region

In light of this week's state dinner for Chinese president Hu Jintao, we gathered some data on the Chinese population and total Asian population in the D.C. metropolitan area. The Asian community in the District has grown slowly but steadily...

By James Buck  | January 18, 2011; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sargent Shriver has died

Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver, whose work as head of the 1960s War on Poverty resulted in the creation of Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps and Legal Services for the Poor, has died, according to...

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Saving dollars $ cents: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. What a mess it was this Tuesday morning. Every year around this time, I thank my dear college friend for buying me the ultimate ice scraper as a gift when I first relocated to Washington. It's huge --...

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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#RestaurantWeak?

Restaurant Week is here, and reservations are disappearing fast as we scramble for the chance to eat swanky three-course meals at discounted prices around the District. But is it worth it?

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 18, 2011; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shirley they can't be serious ...

We're not exactly sure why -- and for some we're certain no reason is needed -- but area AMC Theaters are bringing the cult comedy classic "Airplane" back to the big screen. The showings will take place Jan. 29 at...

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.

Lawyers for a Virginia teenager detained in Kuwait and placed on a U.S. government “no-fly” list Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking a court order that would allow 19-year-old Gulet Mohamed to be deported back to the United States. The suit,...

By Tara Bahrampour  | January 18, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Icy conditions cause slips, falls, injuries

Morning ice leads to falls and injuries for some area resident

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 18, 2011; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Embalming fluid spill on I-70

While traffic is now moving in both directions, eastbound I-70 has only the left lane is open. Westbound I-70 is completely open. The alternate route, Md. 144, which had been closed at Long Corner Road, has been reopened.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 18, 2011; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Frederick cupcake plans abandoned

You'd think with the plethora of cupcake shops around the neighborhood --from the infamous Georgetown Cupcake to the mobile Curbside Cupcakes--that it's as easy to open a cupcake shop as it is a lemonade stand.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 18, 2011; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Areas in Md., Va. make 'threatened list'

Alabama's oil-threatened coast, the environmentally hobbled Chesapeake Bay and Georgia's cypress forests are among the top 10 threatened places in the Southeast, according to a list compiled by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The list released Tuesday also includes the...

By Associated Press  | January 18, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thieves steal plaques from Md. VFW post

Thieves have stolen five bronze plaques honoring veterans from the VFW post in Morningside, Md., NBC 4 reports. Members of the VFW post say the missing plaques contain the names of more than 600 members who have died since the...

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Post Now news show debuts today

Anqoinette Crosby PostLocal is launching a news video program today featuring veteran television anchor Anqoinette Crosby. The daily newscast will summarize the news of the day around the D.C. region, and offer a guide to the some of the...

By Jane Elizabeth  | January 18, 2011; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Md. girl benched because of headscarf

Organizers of a girls basketball league say a player was forced to miss the first half of a game in Mount Airy over the weekend because her Muslim headscarf prompted safety concerns. Jim Shannon of the Mid-Maryland Girls Basketball league...

By Associated Press  | January 18, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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O'Malley inaugural event at U-Md. canceled

Gov. Martin O’Malley has postponed an event to discuss the role education will play in Maryland’s new economy. O’Malley’s office said in an email early Tuesday that the 10 a.m. event at the University of Maryland, College Park was canceled...

By Associated Press  | January 18, 2011; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Baker to give update on homicides

Prince George's County officials will discuss the progress of their response to a string of 13 homicides in the first 11 days of the year.

By The Associated Press  | January 18, 2011; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Buzz: Ice, snow and school closings

Good morning. It's a messy start to a short week. So without delay, here are the details.

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 8:08 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

Red light cameras in Falls Church, headscarf controversy, stolen sculptures in Bethesda. 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  | January 18, 2011; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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School, government closings and delays

UPDATE: 8:07 a.m. In the District, public schools will open two hours late Tuesday because of icy conditions. Catholic University will open at 10 a.m. In Maryland, Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Anne Arundel and Charles county public schools will be...

By Washington Post staff  | January 18, 2011; 5:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Federal agencies delayed

Federal agencies in the Washington area are open under two-hours delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, the federal Office of Personnel Management announced in an e-mail sent to news agencies Employees should plan...

By Washington Post staff  | January 18, 2011; 4:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. Restaurant Week starts Monday

If you ever wanted to impress a date with a fancy dinner or sample the cuisine at the city's finest restaurants, now's the time to do it. Many Washington restaurants are offering lunch and dinner meals at a set price...

By Eric Athas  | January 17, 2011; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snow, sleet, ice heading our way

With freezing rain expected overnight, transportation officials were anticipating a messy commute Tuesday morning around Washington. School closings and delays were already underway, with Prince William public schools cancelling Tuesday classes and Alexandria public schools announcing a two-hour delay. In...

By Henri Cauvin  | January 17, 2011; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police seek hit-and-run driver in fatality

A pedestrian was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run incident in the Adelphi area of Prince George's County, police said. The incident occurred about 9:35 p.m. in the 1700 block of Metzerott Road, when the man was hit by...

By Martin Weil  | January 16, 2011; 11:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Panel: No Potomac oyster gardening

The Potomac River Fisheries Commission has decided it won't allow oyster farming along piers in the river.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Muslim group awaits teen's return

A Muslim rights group says it is waiting to see if a U.S. teenager held in Kuwait will be allowed to fly back to the United States.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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5 stabbed at Rockville Sportsplex

Montgomery County police say they are investigating the stabbing of five men at the Rockville Sportsplex, according to WTOP.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Ex-prosecutor released on bond

A former Winchester prosecutor facing federal tampering charges has been released from jail.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Child porn cases rise dramatically

Figures show child pornography is increasing faster than other crimes in Virginia.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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