Lori's A. M. Buzz
I’m filling in for Lori on this rainy morning;forecasters expect temperatures rising to the mid-seventies today and sunshine to return tomorrow.
Stay with washingtonpost.com and PostLocal today for updates on what the primary wins and losses mean, and what’s ahead in closely-watched races like Northern Virginia’s 11th District, where Republican businessman Keith Fimian beat Fairfax County Supervisor Pat S. Herrity for a rematch with Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D).
People are still reeling this morning: Stephen Strasburg lived up to the hype, pitching 14 strikeouts in his major-league debut. Track his pitches here or find yourself a Strasburger for lunch today.
And get ready for the next generation of talent, with the Post’s All-Met Sports highlighting outstanding local athletes.
Anything for a story! Post reporter Ashley Halsey crash-lands. In a tiny WWII biplane. In the middle of busy Reagan National Airport. And videotapes the whole thing. Halsey and the pilot are OK, the plane got dinged up, and the National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating the cause of the somersault landing.
Virginia will get nearly $6.4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery from December’s punishing snowstorm.
An escapee from a maximum-security prison is caught near Cumberland with a loaded gun.
Want to learn more about crime in the D.C. region? Post staffers will hold a town hall June 15 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown Washington. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend.
Keg is tapped: Solo Cup factory in Owing Mills to close, wiping out more than 500 jobs.
The emergency shelter is full again, the Washington City Paper reports; this spring families were sleeping in hallways at D.C. General until city officials found other placements for homeless families to ease overcrowding , but numbers are rising again.
A new culprit in Chesapeake Bay pollution: The EPA goes after the Amish.
Source say Disney will close most ESPN Zone bars.
Creepy: There’s a bluebird killer on the loose. Maryland-National Capital Park Police are investigating vandalism of bluebird boxes, some of which were stapled shut, the Gazette reports.
Maybe even creepier: The Backstreet Boys relive the ‘90s at Wolftrap tonight.
Or do your own spinning. It’s iPod Jukebox night at Café Saint-Ex, at which anyone can play DJ.
See you tomorrow morning!
-- Susan Kinzie
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