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Protesters march on Egyptian Embassy

Dozens of protesters are marching from the Egyptian Embassy in Washington to the White House, calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

By The Associated Press  | February 5, 2011; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Gray to accept furlough days

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray says he has received his official notice of four furlough days to balance the budget, along with 32,000 other government employees.

By Nikita Stewart  | February 5, 2011; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Power outage in Arlington County

Arlington County officials say approximately 1,360 residents are affected by a power outage along Lee Highway between Veitch Street and Military Road.

By Washington Post Staff  | February 5, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Area police add Super Bowl patrols

Police throughout the mid-Atlantic region are planning extra patrols on Super Bowl Sunday in a bid to deter drunken driving and keep the roads safe.

By The Associated Press  | February 5, 2011; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man fatally shot in NW's Petworth

A man was found fatally shot Friday night in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. The man was found about 9:30 p.m. in an alley in the 800 block of Allison Street NW, said Officer Hugh Carew,...

By Clarence Williams  | February 4, 2011; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bingo parlor employee robbed

A bingo parlor employee was robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Northern Virginia, authorities said. The holdup occurred in the 6200 block of Little River Turnpike, just west of Interstate 395, near the boundary between Fairfax County and Alexandria, according...

By Martin Weil  | February 4, 2011; 11:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Car struck by train in Montgomery Co.

A car was struck by a train in Montgomery County on Friday night after getting stuck on the tracks, authorities said. No injuries were reported and all occupants got out of the car safely, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a fire...

By Clarence Williams  | February 4, 2011; 8:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Child seriously hurt in fire in Southeast

A child was seriously injured Friday night in a fire in Southeast Washington duplex, D.C. fire officials said. Both floors of the house in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace were ablaze when firefighters arrived about 6:15, p.m., said...

By Clarence Williams  | February 4, 2011; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Super' feasts: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. It's the weekend and the D.C. area bloggers seem to be looking forward to the Super Bowl (recipes galore!) as well as some time to relax and unwind. If you spend any time in the outdoors this month,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. man indicted for marijuana in home

A Howard County grand jury has indicted a man who was arrested when authorities found marijuana plants in his home after a car crashed into it. Richard Marriott, 44, was indicted Thursday after being charged by police with possession of...

By Associated Press  | February 4, 2011; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Council extends Md. mayor's suspension

The Forest Heights Town Council decided early Thursday morning to continue the suspension of Mayor Andrea McCutcheon after determining that she administered bonuses to town employees without council approval and failed to submit required financial reports, the Gazette reports. The...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. man develops pothole app

A Springfield man has developed a free app for the iPhone and Android called "Pothole Alert," WTOP reports. Minh Tran's app will deliver your phone's GPS coordinates to the appropriate transportation department when you give your device a double-tap with...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frederick hopes blasts will scare crows

The city of Frederick is bringing in a bird gun to scare away crows that congregate along a retail strip of U.S. 40. City spokeswoman Susan Harding said Thursday that a contractor will fire the loud, pyrotechnic device every night...

By Associated Press  | February 4, 2011; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Haynesworth's 'road rage' charges: reactions

News of Redskins' defensive linesman Albert Haynesworth's alleged altercation with another motorist prompted a range of reactions from the web. Here's a sampling of Tweets about the incident. Also, weigh in on our poll asking Redskins fans what they're most...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Haynesworth charged in road rage assault

Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault for a road rage incident with another motorist on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston, Fairfax police said. Haynesworth, 29, has not been arrested but is planning to turn...

By Tom Jackman  | February 4, 2011; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo. seeks to regulate panhandling

Panhandlers in Montgomery County would have to apply for permits to ask drivers for spare change, under legislation Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is requesting of state lawmakers, The Gazette reports. Leggett said panhandlers often stand in the median strip of...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington man charged in NC bus hijacking

Police in North Carolina have identified a Virginia man they say hijacked a Greyhound bus traveling from Richmond to Raleigh. North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Gordon says 32-year-old Jose Flores of Arlington was taken into custody late Thursday near...

By Associated Press  | February 4, 2011; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Anti-abortion video, crow problem in Frederick, the best snowblowers. 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  | February 4, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Buzz: Super Bowl guide, census, Fenty

Good morning. It's Friday -- the day before the start of a big weekend for sports and political junkies. The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off on Sunday. Sunday is also the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. Three new documentaries will air this month that examine the 40th president's legacy. Meanwhile, closer to home, The Post's Mike DeBonis takes a closer look at a report released this week that says D.C. Council members are the second-highest-paid big-city legislators in the country. He explores whether D.C. residents are getting for their money's worth.

By Lori Aratani  | February 4, 2011; 5:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stuck window washer is rescued

Update, 9:01 p.m.: Fairfax County firefighters have rescued the window washer who was trapped outside the seventh floor of a Herndon high rise building, authorities said. Rescue crews were dispatched late Thursday afternoon to Dulles Corner Road and Dulles...

By Clarence Williams  | February 3, 2011; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Sports eats: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. Happy New Year. Many Asian countries are celebrating the Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Rabbit, unless you're in Vietnam, where it's the Year of the Cat. Gung Hay Fat Choy. Shrlington Blogspot sends...

By Lori Aratani  | February 3, 2011; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leggett backs street closing for Suburban

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) has recommended permanently closing one block of a Bethesda street to allow Suburban Hospital to expand, drawing criticism from local residents who say they need the access to Old Georgetown Road. In a letter...

By Katherine Shaver  | February 3, 2011; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. population data from 2010 Census

An excerpt from Virginia population data is below; for complete data please visit the Census website. VA 2010 Census Population By RacePowered by Socrata...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2011; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Largo woman gets 5 months for theft

Prosecutors say a Maryland woman who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $86,000 from a foundation based at Georgetown University Hospital will spend five months in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Frankie Renee Kennedy of Largo was sentenced Thursday in federal court in...

By Associated Press  | February 3, 2011; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. professor convicted in child porn case

A former College of William & Mary professor convicted of production of child pornography was sentenced to 15 years in prison. U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says 34-year-old Justin Bradley May of Williamsburg was sentenced Thursday in federal court in...

By Associated Press  | February 3, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Year of the Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit! The fifteen-day spring festival celebration based on the lunisolar calendar kicks off today with the promise of dragon dances, firecrackers, and couplets hung in windows. The Chinese New Year Parade will take over Chinatown in all its red glory Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 3, 2011; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Dulles among the U.S.'s costliest airports

Washington Dulles International Airport is one of the most expensive airports in the nation, according to a travel report on the top 100 airports released Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reports. With an average price tag of $419.48 including taxes and...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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4 dogs killed in St. Mary's Co. kennel fire

Investigators say four dogs died in an accidental overnight fire in St. Mary's County, reports WUSA. An unattended space heater caused a wooden frame kennel and shed to catch fire in the 22100 block of Erickson Court in Lexington Park,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. seeks review of health-care lawsuit

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) announced Thursday that he will seek immediate review by the U.S. Supreme Court of the state's constitutional challenge to the federal health-care overhaul, a rare legal request to bypass the appellate court and...

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | February 3, 2011; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Buzz: Dan Snyder, Pepco, Terps vs. Duke

Good morning. It's Thursday. Should be sunny today, but the winter chill will continue so be sure to grab your scarf and gloves. Lots of great stories today -- including two about Pepco -- one that will make you grumble -- and another that will make you laugh. We've also got more on a new report that says D.C. Council members are among the highest paid in the nation. We're asking you to weigh in: How much do you think they should be paid? And for Virginians, we have this: Traffic relief may soon be on the way.

By Lori Aratani  | February 3, 2011; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Metro salaries, Lincoln address in the Guinness Book, gas rate increase in Virginia. 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  | February 3, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's officer's car slides off road

A Prince George's County police officer was taken to a hospital for a check-up late Wednesday night after his car slid off the road and into a pole in the Clinton area, officials said. The officer was the only person...

By Clarence Williams  | February 3, 2011; 12:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Calm and unhappy after U-Md.-Duke game

In the days before Wednesday's Maryland-Duke game, police and university officials touted their Herculean efforts to stop a raucous celebration before it began. They didn't mention the ultimate buzz kill: an 80-62 Duke win. As the final whistle blew on...

By Matt Zapotosky  | February 2, 2011; 11:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Va. cancels plans for I-395 HOT lanes

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton will announce Thursday that the state no longer plans to build High Occupancy Toll lanes on a six-mile stretch of I-395 inside the Capital Beltway, the subject of a contentious lawsuit filed by Arlington County against the state.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | February 2, 2011; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgia Ave. NB shut in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police shut down northbound Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring Wednesday evening to investigate a three-car crash, officials said. No injuries were immediately reported, but northbound lanes were blocked just north of International Drive at about 6:10 p.m., said...

By Clarence Williams  | February 2, 2011; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ex-Georgetown Prep teacher charged

Montgomery County police have charged a former Georgetown Preparatory School teacher with two counts of child abuse and one count of third-degree sexual offense involving former students. Garrett David Orr, 57, a former Jesuit priest, was previously investigated by...

By Dan deVise  | February 2, 2011; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Rabbits, cats & new bike maps: D.C. blogs

Good afternoon. I hear it's nice enough outside to go … coat-less?! I'll have to get outside and see for myself, but first -- today's roundup of intriguing posts from the D.C. area blogosphere. It's New Year's Eve for those...

By Lori Aratani  | February 2, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Proposed mine could risk Va. water

As if we don't have enough problems with drinking water in our region, a proposed uranium mine in Pittsylvania County could temporarily contaminate Virginia Beach's water supply if a hurricane or tropical storm causes massive flooding, according to a study released Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 2, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Md. lawmakers to hold hearing on outages

Maryland lawmakers are planning to grill utility company representatives next week about why so many customers were left in the dark following last week's snowstorm, Maryland Politics reports. The House of Delegates announced it will hold a hearing Tuesday at...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2011; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U-Md. vs. Duke: Send us tweets, photos, videos

Enthused Students liven up Comcast Center for Maryland games, but officials are concerned the atmosphere turns off many and gives the school a black eye.(Preston Keres/For the Post) After last year's 79-72 victory -- and ensuing riots -- following a...

By Katie Rogers  | February 2, 2011; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. groundhog: Six more weeks of winter

Maryland groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter.

By Associated Press  | February 2, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D.C. Council: 2nd-highest paid in U.S.

D.C. Council members are the second-highest paid big-city legislators in the nation and spend more on staff and other expenses than any other city-level lawmaking body in the nation, according to a newly released report by the Pew Charitable Trust....

By Tim Craig  | February 2, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Bankruptcy judge to review Rosecroft sale

A federal bankruptcy judge is scheduled to review the bid submitted by Penn National Gaming Inc. to buy Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County. Judge Paul Mannes is set to review the deal Wednesday. Penn National submitted the winning bid...

By Associated Press  | February 2, 2011; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. legislators say no to bag tax

Virginia legislators have defeated a proposal aimed at curbing pollution and waste by imposing fees on the use of plastic bags, but bill sponsors are vowing to bring the issue up again next year. A measure that would have required...

By Associated Press  | February 2, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mont. Co. libraries ban food, drinks

Some Montgomery County libraries have been infested with ants and cockroaches since the county cut back on cleaning to save money last year. Now, officials say they are hoping to eliminate insect-attracting spills by banning food and drinks from all...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Buzz: U-Md.-Duke game, bag tax, bad fish

Good morning. It may start out a bit gloomy, but it looks like today is going to be the warmest day we've had in awhile. Lots of interesting stories in the news today. Several Georgetown students offer dramatic accounts of what it was like to be caught up in protests in Egypt -- and the panic they felt as barriers went up and communications were cut. Meanwhile, Prince George's County Schools may be forced to make even more drastic cuts to help balance their budget. And we take a look at efforts to spruce up the "Nation's Front Yard" -- D.C.'s National Mall. Read on.

By Lori Aratani  | February 2, 2011; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

New jobs at Metro, Fairfax burglaries, Takoma Park bank robbery. 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  | February 2, 2011; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brief Pepco outages in D.C., Montgomery

Thousands of people lost electricity for a time late last night in the District and in Montgomery County, according to the Pepco Web site. Shortly after 11 p.m., Pepco listed about 6,600 customers without electricity in Montgomery County and...

By Martin Weil  | February 2, 2011; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Weather-related delays in area

Here are some weather-related delays for Wednesday around the D.C. region. Maryland: In Frederick County, Middletown High and Catoctin High and their feeder schools open 2 hours late due to travel conditions. All other Frederick County public schools are open...

By Washington Post staff  | February 2, 2011; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Serious injury in Waldorf incident

A person was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Tuesday night in the Waldorf area of Charles County, Maryland State police said. The victim was found, with potentially life threatening injuries, on Route 301 near Holly Tree Avenue, about...

By Clarence Williams  | February 1, 2011; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman, 20, charged in man's death

A 20-year-old Oxon Hill woman has been arrested in the death of a man who was found fatally shot a year ago in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. They said Latonya Hall was charged Monday with felony murder in...

By Martin Weil  | February 1, 2011; 10:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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2nd man charged in missing woman case

A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the case of a D.C. teenager who disappeared last summer, D.C. police said. They said Johnnie Sweet 17, was arrested on a warrant charging him as an adult with felony...

By Martin Weil  | February 1, 2011; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man charged in D.C. robberies

A 23-year-old Forestville man has been arrested in connection with three robberies and a robbery attempt in upper Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Three of the incidents occurred Dec. 4 between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m on Wisconsin Avenue,...

By Martin Weil  | February 1, 2011; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A new de-icing tool? D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Looks like we may dodge the worst of this terrible storm that's predicted to start late tonight.The Capital Weather Gang says we'll likely get rain rather than ice, so keep your fingers crossed. Just in case you DO...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man critically injured in Pr. Geo.'s accident

UPDATE: A 55-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday morning after his car slid on a patch of ice and crashed into a tree in the Lanham-Glenn Dale area of Prince George's County, authorities said. The man was speeding south in...

By Matt Zapotosky  | February 1, 2011; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Panda pregnancy watch begins at the Zoo

The National Zoo announced Tuesday that its annual giant panda pregnancy watch has begun, with the artificial insemination of its female giant panda, Mei Xiang, on Saturday and Sunday. The zoo, assisted by Chinese veterinarian Tang Chunxiang, of the China...

By Michael E. Ruane  | February 1, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Anne Arundel gets $1.5M for snow cleanup

Anne Arundel County's highway bureau will receive $1.5 million in federal aid to reimburse taxpayers for money spent clearing snow from last February's snowstorms. It is part of more than $82 million that FEMA has provided for Maryland following federal...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Unscheduled leave for fed workers Wed.

Federal employees in the Washington area will once again be able to take unscheduled leave or work from home Wednesday. Ed O'Keefe tells us over at Federal Eye. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said he would permit federal...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Frederick fire destroys barn, kills lambs

A fast-spreading blaze that forced firefighters to haul in water on tanker trucks has destroyed a barn and killed several lambs in Frederick County. Lt. Charles Green, deputy fire marshal for the county's division of fire and rescue services, says...

By Associated Press  | February 1, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vigil tonight for slain student from Waldorf

Friends and family of a slain Frostburg University student are holding a candlelight ceremony to mark his birthday. Brandon Carroll would have turned 21 Tuesday. His family is asking people to remember him by performing an act of kindness for...

By Associated Press  | February 1, 2011; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Buzz: Bad weather, bedbugs, cupcakes

Good morning. With light freezing drizzle already falling in some parts of the D.C. region, commuters are bracing for a messy commute -- and there are signs that last week's epic bad commute is on the minds of many officials. On Monday, the federal government announced that employees could take unscheduled leave or telecommute. Regionwide, officials announced steps there were taking to prepare for more wet weather. And Pepco, on the hot seat again after many residents experienced extended outages, announced that the extra workers it had brought in to help with power restoration would remain in town on standby.

By Lori Aratani  | February 1, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Leaf-blowing ban in Chevy Chase, upskirting at Dulles, cell phones in prison. 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  | February 1, 2011; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Closings, delays around D.C. area

Here are some weather-related closings and delays for Tuesday around the D.C. region. Virginia: Loudoun County, Fauquier County and Spotsylvania County schools are closed. Maryland: Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County schools are delayed two hours. Frederick County...

By Jane Elizabeth  | February 1, 2011; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Alexandria city manager to step down

James K. Hartmann, Alexandria's city manager for the past six years, announced his resignation Monday afternoon. Hartmann said he wants to pursue other job opportunities, including a county manager position in Seminole County, Fla. "I was ready to pursue...

By Christy Goodman  | January 31, 2011; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pepco outages: Are you anticipating more?

Are you anticipating another Pepco service outage?

By Katie Rogers  | January 31, 2011; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Feb. 14 for lovers & haters: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. So how bad will it be? The federal government has already granted its workers unscheduled leave in advance of the storm that's expected to land late tonight and into tomorrow morning. But the current forecasts from The Capital...

By Lori Aratani  | January 31, 2011; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hearings scheduled on 2 Va. refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a series of public hearings this week about a proposed 15-year plan to manage wildlife and public access to Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck and Featherstone Wildlife Refuge in Fairfax and Prince William...

By Jennifer Buske  | January 31, 2011; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria aims to be more mom friendly

Two Alexandria City Council members are working to introduce legislation that would add a breast feeding exception to Alexandria's indecent exposure law. It also would ensure city work places have a nursing/pumping room for employees and visitors.

By Allison Klein  | January 31, 2011; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Fed. workers: unscheduled leave Tues.

Federal workers can take unscheduled leave or telework Tuesday because of the chance of winter weather, according the federal Office of Personnel Management. OPM will update the operating status as needed and appropriate. This may include a delayed arrival on...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 31, 2011; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Takoma Park installs new speed camera

If you drive though Takoma Park, here's something you may want to know. Takoma Park Police announced Monday that a new speed camera has been installed in the 900 block of eastbound University Boulevard. Individuals caught driving 12 miles over...

By Washington Post editors  | January 31, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Reinstated Park Police chief to be sworn in

Chief Teresa C. Chambers, who was recently reinstated by a federal board as U.S. Park Police chief, will officially resume her duties Monday after being sworn in by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Chambers, 53, is returning almost seven years after...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 31, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Red-light camera ban proposed in Va.

A Prince William County legislator has introduced a bill that would halt the installation of red-light cameras in Virginia, the Washington Examiner reports. Under the legislation Introduced by Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) the bill would prevent any locality from installing...

By Washington Post editors  | January 31, 2011; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Red light cameras in Virginia, card-skimmers and breastfeeding in public. 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 31, 2011; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines  | Tags:  GWU students in Egypt, Red light cameras in Virginia, card-skimmers and breastfeeding in public  
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Buzz: Flurries, outages, home prices

Good morning. It's Monday. Your drive in should be relatively clear this morning, but Dr. Gridlock still advises you to be careful for leftover spots of slickness and ice. And though the forecast calls for a possibility of light flurries/freezing rain this afternoon, the commute home shouldn't be too bad. As of 7 a.m., there were just over 400 people still without power mainly in Montgomery and the District according to Pepco's website. Most customers of Dominion Virginia and Baltimore Gas and Electric had their power restored over the weekend.

By Lori Aratani  | January 31, 2011; 5:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elderly woman dies after night outdoors

Montgomery County Police need your help in locating a missing elderly woman. Addie Marie Brown, 76, walked away from her family's home in Gaithersburg late Saturday night.

By Washington Post editors  | January 30, 2011; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Retired schoolteacher found slain

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the shooting death of a 63-year-old retired schoolteacher in the parking lot of a Glen Burnie shopping center.

By The Associated Press  | January 30, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Power outages around the D.C. region

Snow, sleet and wind are taking a toll on power lines today. Here are the latest outages from Pepco, BG&E and Dominion.

By Washington Post staff  | January 30, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Winter storm sets records

Last week's fast-moving winter storm set precipitation records for Jan. 26 at three airports in the Mid-Atlantic.

By The Associated Press  | January 30, 2011; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Four seriously hurt in Beltway Crash

Four people were seriously hurt when their car overturned in a crash Sunday morning on the Outer Loop in Capital Heights, according to Prince George's County Fire and EMS.

By Washington Post editors  | January 30, 2011; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Missing teen found in Texas

Montgomery County Police say a teen last seen on January 12 was found Saturday night in Texas.

By Washington Post editors  | January 30, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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