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Amtrak locomotive catches fire in NE

Updated, 9:35 p.m. The fire was put out after about an hour; train traffic has resumed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Earlier: An Amtrak locomotive caught fire Saturday evening in a Northeast Washington train yard, D.C....

By Clarence Williams  | February 12, 2011; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Fire at Springfield office center

Updated, 9:24 p.m. Fire was brought under control in about 35 minutes in the complex of townhouse-style office buildings, Battalion Chief Michael Schaff said. The cause is under investigation. Earlier: A two-alarm fire broke out Saturday at a Springfield office...

By Clarence Williams  | February 12, 2011; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man stabbed in Adams Morgan

UPDATE: The stabbing victim, Derrick P. Thornton Jr., 22, died of his wounds at a hospital, D.C. police said. They said a relative, Deon E. Thornton, 21, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The killing was described as...

By Clarence Williams  | February 12, 2011; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Hirshhorn 'nurse-in' draws about 100

About 100 parents and babies gathered Saturday morning at the Hirshhorn Museum to bring awareness to a mother's federally-protected right to breastfeed in public. The grassroots event, which drew mothers from across the Washington region, was organized after a nursing...

By Ovetta Wiggins  | February 12, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Dozens plan Smithsonian nurse-in

Dozens of mothers are expected to hold a two-hour “nurse-in” at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum to highlight their right to breast-feed.

By The Associated Press  | February 12, 2011; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. guardsmen preparing for deployment

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is giving a grateful send-off in Aberdeen to 170 Army National Guard members who are preparing to deploy to Iraq.

By The Associated Press  | February 12, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mount Vernon to launch Civil War tour

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia will soon offer a new tour to highlight its connection to the Civil War.

By The Associated Press  | February 12, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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5-car collision at 15th and K NW

A five-car collision a few blocks from the White House late Friday shut down two major thoroughfares as rescue personnel tried to extricate someone trapped in one of the vehicles. The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. at 15th and K...

By Clarence Williams  | February 11, 2011; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Local Egyptians celebrate revolution

Video: Watch euphoria at the Egyptian Embassy Updated, 8:23 p.m. If they couldn't be in Tahrir Square tonight, they did the next best thing. About 5,800 miles from where their countrymen had, in just 18 days, felled a regime, Egyptians...

By Tara Bahrampour  | February 11, 2011; 8:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Report: Shots fired near Takoma station

Streets were shut down Friday night near the Takoma Metro station while police investigated a report that one or more gunshots were fired. D.C. police said no one was hit by gunfire, but an automobile may have been struck. The...

By Clarence Williams  | February 11, 2011; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman dies in SW DC fire

Update, 7:21 p.m. D.C. fire officials identified a woman killed by a fire inside her Southwest Washington apartment Friday morning. Authorities identified her as Barbara A. Nelson, 53, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman. The cause of the fire remains under...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | February 11, 2011; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Report: Lobbyist intoxicated at death

A lobbyist who was found dead in her burned sport-utility vehicle, which was in the garage of her Capitol Hill home, was intoxicated at the time of her death, TBD.com reports. Ashley Turton, a lobbyist for Progress Energy, died of...

By Washington Post editors  | February 11, 2011; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Craigslist helps nab alleged moonshiners

A couple of Woodbridge men allegedly used Craigslist to advertise their still. Unfortunately for them the people who responded to their posting were undercover Virginia alcohol agents. WUSA 9 reports that Alcohol Beverage Control agents arrested Lee Joseph Chraska, 26,...

By Washington Post editors  | February 11, 2011; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Pr. Geo's officials to discuss ethics

Several bills that attempt to clamp down on developer influence in Prince George's County politics will be aired at 10 a.m. Saturday at a hearing by the county's delegation to the Maryland House, the Maryland Politics blog reports. Among the...

By Miranda S. Spivack  | February 11, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Building odor sickens two in College Park

UPDATE, 11:25 a.m. Firefighters have determined the odor that sicked two people in a building near College Park Friday morning originated from an industrial strength cleaning product a restaurant was using to clean its cooking equipment, authorities said. The odor...

By Matt Zapotosky  | February 11, 2011; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

D.C. bag tax, Fortune's best companies, Rosecroft sale. 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 11, 2011; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1 dead in apparent botched home invasion

UPDATE: A botched robbery at a Sterling home that left one man dead and another critically wounded was not a random crime, Crime Scene reports. "We do feel very confident that it was targeted rather than random," said Loudoun County...

By Denny McAuliffe  | February 11, 2011; 4:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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3 killed, 3 others wounded in Manassas

Three people were killed and three others wounded Thursday night at two houses in Manassas, and police officials believed that one person was responsible.

By Jennifer Buske and Clarence Williams  | February 10, 2011; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Webb sheds light on decision to retire

One day after announcing he would not run for reelection in 2012, Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) shed a sliver more light Thursday evening on why he made that choice. Appearing on a panel at the National Press Club to...

By Ben Pershing  | February 10, 2011; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Teen charged in Md. school bomb threat

Frederick County authorities say a 17-year-old boy e-mailed three bomb threats to Tuscarora High School in Frederick. Sheriff's Office Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Thursday that the youth has been charged as a juvenile with 15 offenses, including arson threats, e-mail...

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Three fisherman rescued from Bay

Three men were rescued early Thursday after their boat flipped while they were fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, WTOP reports. The men were in the warm water discharge coming from the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Calvert County when...

By Washington Post editors  | February 10, 2011; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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U-Md. building cleared of smoke

Students and faculty have returned to class after an engineering labs building was evacuated at the University of Maryland for haze of smoke. Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters searched the facility for about an hour...

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. death penalty regulations withdrawn

Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced Thursday that it is withdrawing regulations needed to resume executions in Maryland, extending a four-year moratorium on the death penalty. The move was prompted by a U.S. company's recent announcement that it would halt distribution...

By John Wagner  | February 10, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Holmes Norton pushes for elected D.A.

District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is introducing a bill in Congress to give Washington an elected district attorney to prosecute local crime instead of the U.S. Attorney. Norton says there is no law enforcement issue more important to...

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Women offended by Md. officials' remarks

Women are reacting with outrage over the comments made by two Frederick County commissioners Tuesday advising Head Start mothers to stay married and not hold jobs outside the home, The Gazette reports. Commissioners Kirby Delauter (R) and C. Paul Smith...

By Washington Post editors  | February 10, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Md. officials seize more illegal fish

Maryland wildlife officials say they have confiscated another 1,100 pounds of striped bass -- also known as rockfish -- from illegal gill nets found in the Chesapeake Bay. Last week, Natural Resources police pulled more than 10 tons of striped...

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two flu deaths reported in Virginia

State public health officials are advising Virginia residents to get their flu shots, with two deaths linked to influenza. The state Department of Public Health said Tuesday influenza activity has increased from low to high since January. That means more...

By Associated Press  | February 10, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Workers comp and gas prices in Maryland, Rhee's teacher-firing case, 'sexist' remarks in Frederick County. 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 10, 2011; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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School closings, delays around D.C. area

Updated, 6:25 a.m. Here are some weather-related closings and delays for Thursday around the D.C. region. Maryland: Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's county public schools are delayed two hours. Virginia: Manassas Park City, and Culpeper County, public schools...

By Washington Post editors  | February 10, 2011; 4:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. regulators to grill Pepco executives

District regulators will grill Pepco executives Thursday.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 10, 2011; 12:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Treacherous travel to south, east of D.C.

Be careful out there. Many roads east and southeast of Washington, D.C., are icy, and authorities are reporting serious problems. Maryland state police and transit officials report accidents in Prince George's near the Anne Arundel County line, including the...

By Clarence Williams and Jennifer Buske  | February 9, 2011; 10:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dangling cable slows Red Line

Red Line trains to Maryland were suffering delays Wednesday evening after a cable was found hanging in a tunnel, impeding outbound train traffic, Metro officials said. Authorities first reported the problem about 7 p.m., in a tunnel between the...

By Clarence Williams and Eli Reyes  | February 9, 2011; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Child found unharmed in vehicle theft

A child was a passenger in a mini-van that was stolen Wednesday evening outside of Children's Hospital in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. The child, whose age was not known, was found unharmed a short while after the car was...

By Clarence Williams  | February 9, 2011; 8:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery County now majority minority

Minorities have become a majority in affluent Montgomery County for the first time, while Hispanics displaced blacks as the largest minority group, according to census figures released Wednesday. Barely 49 percent of the county's 972,000 residents are non-Hispanic whites, down...

By Carol Morello and Dan Keating  | February 9, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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TBD.com to be restructured

This story has been updated. Allbritton Communications will reorganize its fledgling local news site, TBD.com, by naming a new boss for the operation, and restoring the Newschannel 8 name to the cable TV station it rebranded as TBD TV last...

By Paul Farhi  | February 9, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Howard Co. adopts new beekeeping rules

The Howard County Council Monday night approved an overhaul of zoning rules that will allow urban beekeepers to maintain hives. The new rules allow hives to be within 10 feet of a neighboring home if a 6-foot-high fence or hedge...

By Washington Post editors  | February 9, 2011; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Webb won't run for reelection in 2012

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who...

By Ben Pershing  | February 9, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Retired Md. professor sues UMBC

A retired chemistry professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who was cleared last year of charges that he sexually assaulted a graduate student, is suing the university and the state of Maryland, for more than $30 million, saying...

By Washington Post editors  | February 9, 2011; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va.'s first black chief justice dies

This post has been updated. Leroy R. Hassell Sr., former chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, died Wednesday after a long illness, court officials announced. Hassell, 55, served two four-year terms on the court. He was appointed to the...

By Anita Kumar  | February 9, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Power outage at the Lincoln Memorial, the romantic city of Alexandria, beekeeping rules in Howard County. 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 9, 2011; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FBI agent picked up at fatal crash scene

An FBI agent was taken into custody in connection with a fatal car crash in Prince George's County, a county police spokesman said. An 18-year-old Brandywine man was killed in the two-car crash, which occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Monday...

By Martin Weil  | February 9, 2011; 12:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Library of Congress hawk set free

The female hawk which captured national attention after taking shelter in the Library of Congress last month was set free Tuesday, NBC reported today.

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 8, 2011; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman struck near Union Station

A woman was critically injured near Union Station Tuesday night when she was struck by a vehicle, D.C. police said. The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m. at North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman....

By Clarence Williams  | February 8, 2011; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Pepco rebuffs calls for a rate freeze

Pepco executives rebuffed a proposal by Prince George's County Council Tuesday calling for financial compensation -- or a rate freeze -- to customers after the Jan. 26 snow and ice storm that left thousands of customers without power. At a...

By Hamil R. Harris  | February 8, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Chocolate, beer & donuts: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. I don't mean to be a wimp, but it's freezing outside. Anyone have a good tip for keeping these fierce winds from seeping through 12 layers of clothing I've piled on? Plenty of items to ponder and enjoy...

By Lori Aratani  | February 8, 2011; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teens arrested after fight at Wilson HS

D.C. police said about a half-dozen young people were arrested Tuesday after a fight broke out at a high school gym in Northwest Washington, The Post's Crime Scene blog reports. Patrol officers were called to Woodrow Wilson High School in...

By Washington Post editors  | February 8, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arbitrator rules in favor of D.C. teachers

An arbitrator has ruled that 75 probationary teachers fired in July 2008 by former chancellor Michelle A. Rhee should be reinstated with back pay, the Washington Teachers' Union announced Tuesday morning, Bill Turque reports on the D.C. Schools Insider. The...

By Bill Turque  | February 8, 2011; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Maryland gets $20M for new prisons

The Maryland prison agency says the federal government will provide $20 million toward the cost of two new minimum-security state prisons in Jessup. The deal announced Tuesday also gives the U.S. Marshals Service exclusive use of the former Supermax prison...

By Associated Press  | February 8, 2011; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gray creates chancellor search panel

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Tuesday that the creation of a panel that will conduct a national search for a new schools chancellor is underway. By law, the search must take place, though interim chancellor Kaya Henderson is in...

By Nikita Stewart  | February 8, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Pr. George's officials grill Pepco

Pepco officials listen to a question from Prince George's Council member Mary A. Lehman (D-College Park) during a hearing in Prince George's on Tuesday. (Photo by Hamil R. Harris) Pepco President Thomas Graham during a hearing on Tuesday told...

By Hamil R. Harris  | February 8, 2011; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gaithersburg man convicted of fraud

A federal jury in Richmond has convicted a Maryland man of defrauding a technology company by swapping counterfeit products for real equipment. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 39-year-old Iheanyi Frank Chinasa of Gaithersburg was convicted Monday of conspiracy, obstruction, wire...

By Washington Post editors  | February 8, 2011; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Processing plant in Cheverly evacuated

About 100 employees were evacuated from the Smithfield Packaging Co. in Cheverly early Tuesday because of an ammonia leak, fire officials said. The refrigeration system in the food-packaging company started leaking about 12:15 a.m., releasing an irritant into the air....

By Allison Klein  | February 8, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Good news for the Chesapeake's oysters

There was a bumper crop of babies spawned last year by the Chesapeake Bay's beleaguered oyster population, Maryland officials announced Monday. There were also signs that the diseases that have ravaged the bay's bivalves for more than two decades might...

By Washington Post editors  | February 8, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mistrial in dog-burning case

The animal cruelty trial of twins Travers and Tremayne Johnson ended in a mistrial Monday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

By Washington Post staff  | February 8, 2011; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Make your voice heard at Pepco hearings

On Tuesday at the County Administration Building, the Prince George's County Council will hold a 10:30 a.m. hearing into Pepco's response to Jan. 26 storm that paralyzed the region. And in Annapolis at the Capitol building, the House of Delegates...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 8, 2011; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

United Negro College Fund's new headquarters, Chipotle immigration investigation, oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. 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 8, 2011; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Buzz: Pepco grilled, Canada chilled

Good morning. It's Tuesday. Grab a jacket; it's going to be chilly. Same-sex marriage is on the agenda in Annapolis today, and Pepco officials will get another grilling, this time at a Maryland legislative committee hearing.

By Lori Aratani  | February 8, 2011; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police: Erase all evidence of GPS from car

It's not enough to remove GPS devices from car windshields to prevent theft, Fairfax County police said Monday. To avoid luring thieves, the mark from the suction cup holding the devices must be erased, they said. The advice came...

By Martin Weil  | February 7, 2011; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Virginia  
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Pepco execs criticized at MoCo hearing

Pepco executives were sharply criticized by the Montgomery County Council Monday during a far-reaching post-thundersnow scolding that at times took on the demeanor of a prosecution. Council members accused Pepco of lavishing its shareholders with dividends while spending too little...

By Michael Laris  | February 7, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Carroll Ave. bridge concrete falls onto road

Sligo Creek Parkway between Maple Avenue and Old Carroll Avenue is closed due to concrete from the Carroll Avenue bridge falling onto the road, WUSA 9 reports. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route. The remainder of Sligo Creek...

By Washington Post editors  | February 7, 2011; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Toilet, cell phone left at Md. court harmless

UPDATE: Authorities say they have a suspect in the Monday morning appearance of a toilet with a cellular phone and notes attached to it outside a Baltimore County Courthouse, The Baltimore Sun reports. Baltimore County Police said they were not...

By Washington Post editors  | February 7, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. slots make $10 million in January

Maryland's two slots casinos made about $10.8 million in January, according to The Baltimore Sun. The Hollywood Casino in Perryville, which opened in September, made $7.7 million or $165.96 a day per machine. The casino has 1,500 slot machines. The...

By Washington Post editors  | February 7, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Diesel fuel spilled in front of White House

A tanker truck dumped part of its load of diesel fuel on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Monday morning, the Associated Press reported. The fuel did not pose any danger, and crews are in the process of...

By Associated Press  | February 7, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arundel man faces peeping tom charges

An Anne Arundel County man is facing 21 counts of burglary and peeping tom charges after police say they found videos of women changing and a little girl's underwear at his home. Police arrested 35-year-old Charles Novak of Crofton in...

By Associated Press  | February 7, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Fire near Natural History Museum

A fire in the National Museum of Natural History complex sent a thick plume of gray smoke onto Washington's skyline Monday morning, and disrupted traffic along the National Mall.

By Washington Post Editor  | February 7, 2011; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A.M. headline roundup

Washington Examiner Nearly 4,000 students truant from D.C. schools D.C. priest on leave faces more charges of sexual abuse Md. woman wins $3M judgment against Pr. Geo’s officer who hit her car TBD.com Three hospitalized after hit-and-run accident in NE...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 7, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pepco apologizes for outages in Post ad

In a full-page ad in The Washington Post, Pepco is apologizing for service outages following wind and snow storms this year. The ad, which appears in The Metro section, is a letter from Pepco Holdings, Inc. President Joseph M. Rigby...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 7, 2011; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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A.M. Buzz: Warm weather, Honest Tea, more

Good morning. It's Monday. Hope you had a good weekend -- and had a chance to get out and enjoy Sunday's fabulous weather before settling in with the guacamole and hot wings to watch the Super Bowl. It's still early,...

By Lori Aratani  | February 7, 2011; 5:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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