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Crime Scene: July, 2011

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Prince William police report rash of tire thefts at VRE lots

Prince William County police said a rash of tire thefts have occurred at Virginia Railway Express parking lots and garages.

By Jennifer Buske  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Suspect in beating death of D.C. woman pleads guilty

One of the six suspects in the August beating death and attempted dismemberment of a Southeast D.C. woman pleaded guilty Friday in D.C. Superior Court.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/29/2011

ACLU: Virginia prisons must help Muslims stick to Ramadan diets

The group said Friday it has reminded jail officials across Virginia that Muslim take their meals between sundown and sunrise during Ramadan, which begins Aug. 1

By The Associated Press  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Prison Beat

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011

New trial would be double jeopardy, Roger Clemens argues

With his trial abruptly cut short, former baseball star Roger Clemens argued Friday that prosecutors intentionally goaded him into asking for a mistrial and asked a judge to throw out his indictment on charges of lying to Congress.

By the Associated Press  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Guilty plea for D.C. man in daughter Ebony Franklin’s death

The Southeast Washington man accused of having a long-term incestuous relationship with his 17-year-old daughter and before stabbing her and dumping her body in a trash bin pled guilty Friday to first-degree, premeditated murder while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Howard County police probe two homicides

Police are investigating unrelated killings involving a stabbed teen and a child who died under suspicious circumstances.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, Homicide

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Judge orders Nixon grand jury testimony unsealed

A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal grand jury transcripts of testimony by former President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Crime History

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Temple Hills man charged with killing 62-year-old live-in girlfriend

Domestic dispute prompted slaying of woman found dead on her balcony, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Masked man abducted family of four, took them to ATM

A masked man abducted a family of four and their friend from a Herndon apartment, took them to an ATM, then left them in a remote area in Fairfax County Thursday night, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Self-style “presidential historian” indicted

Two N.Y. men indicted by federal grand jury on charges they conspired to steal historical documents

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Pershing Park evidence search referred to federal authorities

The District government has asked federal prosecutors and agents to investigate whether information was illegally deleted from an electronic police activity log during a controversial mass arrest in 2002.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Man convicted of prostituting 12-year-old girl

A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang was convicted in federal court Thursday of prostituting a 12-year-old girl who was a runaway, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:52 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Woman found dead in Temple Hills

Prince George’s County police said the woman was found dead on the balcony of an apartment. They’re seeking others who lived there.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

10 years for Md. man in 2008 murder-for-hire-plot

A 49-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for participating in a murder-for-hire plot, authorities announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

At Senate hearing, public safety communications in wake of 9/11 attacks discussed

Police and fire departments across the country are better coordinated when disaster strikes across municipal lines but serious gaps remain in public safety communications, according to remarks at a Senate hearing Wednesday on the state of emergency communications 10 years after the 9/11 attacks.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Around the Nation

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Loudoun County deputy saves girl from fall

A five-year-old boy fell three flights from a Loudoun County apartment Tuesday night, but a Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputy saved his four-year-old cousin from the same fate, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Teen charged with fatal stabbing at Hyattsville shopping center

17-year-old D.C. youth was charged with first-degree murder in connection with June fight at University Town Center.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:42 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Sketch of driver released in Md. hit-and-run death

A bicyclist was struck while crossing Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel County on July 14, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Anne Arundel

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Barry son pleads guilty to PCP, marijuana possession

D.C. Council member Marion Barry’s son pled guilty Wednesday to felony possession of PCP and marijuana before a D.C. Superior Court judge.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Federal judge tosses suit aimed at blocking stem cell research funding

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit that sought to block the funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Mom sentenced for robbing bank to buy Christmas gifts

A woman who robbed a bank to buy Christmas presents for her three children has been sentenced to a year in jail.

By The Associated Press  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Mount Rainier police officer indicted on 12 charges

A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot a man in the 700 block of Glacier Avenue after assaulting him, touching his genitals and trying to sexually assault him, officials said in a statement.

By Clarence Williams and Matt Zapotosky  |  11:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Leading ‘birther’ Taitz chastised by federal judge

A prominent ‘birther’ and criticof President Obama has been chastised by a federal judge for “either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity” because she can’t seem to redact the right kind of information in court pleadings.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Historic document theft probe expands to National Archives

Investigators are probing whether a prominent historian and an associate accused of stealing valuable documents from the Maryland Historical Society also took papers from the National Archives and a handful of other libraries, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Bowie woman sentenced to 27 months in scam

A 35-year-old Bowie woman was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for stealing more than $450,000 from her now-defunct employer, federal prosecutors announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Slasher strikes fifth victim at Fairfax mall

The Monday attack of a teen who was cut by a stranger at a Fairfax County shopping mall is the fifth in a series of similar attacks, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.

By June Q. Wu  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Pr. George’s judge sentences murderer to 80 years in prison

John H. Dunn, 28, was sentenced by a Pr. George’s judge to 80 years in connection with the slaying of Brian Grant, 22

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Lightning strikes 5 homes in Anne Arundel

Five houses in Anne Arundel were struck by lightning Monday; two fires broke out.

By Martin Weil  |  11:20 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Slasher strikes at mall in Fairfax

Woman cut in Fairfax may be slasher’s latest victim

By Martin Weil  |  10:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/25/2011

DNA may connect man suspected in series of East Coast rapes to new case in Md.

Initial testing showed a possible match between Aaron Thomas’s DNA and evidence from a 1999 rape in Greenbelt, Md.

By Associated Press  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Man attacked in Loudoun County home invasion

A Loudoun County man was injured in an apparent home invasion Saturday morning, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/25/2011

2 dead in separate Calvert County crashes

Single-vehicle crashes in Huntingtown claimed the lives of two Maryland men in recent days, Calvert County authorities said Monday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Calvert, David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011

7 months for former D.C. police officer in attempted burglary case

A five-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department was sentenced to seven months in prison Monday for the attempted burglary of a Northwest apartment in March.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Judge orders EPA to revisit Anacostia River clean-up plan

A federal judge Monday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to craft new pollution standards for the Anacostia River that would allow officials to make it safe for swimmers and boaters.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Home invasion robbery in Ashburn: police

Two or more robbers forced their way into an Ashburn home Saturday by knocking on the front door and hitting the man who answered with a blunt object, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robbery, Loudoun

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Currie seeks dismissal of bribery charges

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the remainder of the bribery charges against a Maryland state senator accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain.

By Associated Press  |  06:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Arizona’s car-theft decline a vivid example of the national trend

In Arizona, which had some of the worst rates of auto theft, the crime has dropped precipitously as the state aimed to hit the problem head-on.

By Josh White and Allison Klein  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/24/2011

While auto theft has dropped, so has carjacking

A reader wrote that with auto theft declining, there must have been an increase in carjackings. Not true, say local police and the FBI.

By Allison Klein and Josh White  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/24/2011

Pasadena man dies after motorcycle crashes into woods

A 52-year-old Pasadena man died Saturday after his motorcycle left the road and crashed into a wooded area in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police said.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Patient kills McLean psychiatrist, then herself, police say

The 71-year-old McLean psychiatrist was killed by a Vienna woman who then killed herself, police say.

By June Q. Wu and Ruben Castaneda  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Great Falls jeweler arrested

A 39-year-old jeweler in Great Falls has been accused of switching out his customer's diamonds with smaller, lower quality stones, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  06:21 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Carjack suspect to undergo psychiatric evaluations

The Baltimore man accused of carjacking a woman who escaped by jumping onto the Capital beltway with her baby was ordered Friday to undergo additional psychiatric evaluations.

By Dan Morse  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Judges keep accused Taliban fighter held at Guantanamo Bay

The Justice Department continued its winning streak Friday in legal challenges involving detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Police shoot man in NW

The man suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening and was transported to a hospital.

By June Q. Wu and Clarence Williams  |  12:21 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Man crossing Richmond Highway was fatally struck

A 39-year-old man was fatally struck by a car as he crossed the southbound lanes of Richmond Highway in Fairfax County Thursday morning, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  06:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Md. man convicted of hate crime

A Montgomery County man accused of slashing the tires of his Hispanic neighbors was convicted of a hate crime and vandalism Thursday.

By Dan Morse  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Former government background investigator pleads guilty to falsifying reports

A former investigator for the federal government admitted in the District’s federal court that he falsified work during background checks of potential employees and individuals seeking security clearances, the Justice Department announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011

D.C. lamppost sign regulations may be unconstitutional, judge says

District regulations governing how long signs can remain affixed to city lampposts are unconstitutional and need to be rewritten, a federal judge in the District signaled in a court opinion Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011

DNA hit leads to charges in 2009 murder

A 44-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 slaying of a Laurel man who was found beaten to death inside his townhouse, Laurel police said. DNA evidence was key to the arrest, they said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Prosecutors to pursue third trial in 2004 Md. deaths

Baltimore prosecutors said Thursday they will pursue a third trial for two illegal immigrants from Mexico accused in the 2004 deaths of three young relatives.

By the Associated Press  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Motorcyclist dies after striking telephone pole

A motorcyclist died in St. Mary’s County Thursday morning after he flew off his Harley Davidson and struck a telephone pole, authorities said

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Unabomber’s tools, passport photo on display

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment unveiled an exhibit Thursday morning featuring items from one of the country’s most elusive and notorious criminals: the Unabomber, Ted Kacyznski.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime History, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Insanity defense planned for man charged in daughter’s killing

The attorney for a District man accused of shooting his 13-year-old daughter to death in October plans to file for an insanity defense, he said Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse, The District, The District

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Springfield man arrested in slaying of his father

Police and U.S. Marshals arrested Richard Hanson, 53, in Scranton, Pa. shortly after midnight, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Fairfax

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/21/2011

No criminal charges in Va. no-show worker case

Norfolk’s prosecutor says there’s not enough evidence to file criminal charges in the case of a Community Services Board employee who collected pay and benefits for 12 years without showing up for work.

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Convicted murderer charged with Md. jail escape attempt

A man awaiting sentencing on a first-degree murder conviction has been accused of trying to escape from a Maryland jail.

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Murder charge for Md. inmate in cellmate’s death

A Maryland state prison inmate faces a first-degree murder charge in the beating and asphyxiation of his cellmate at the Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Woman, 18, dead after missing pair located in Va.

Police say a woman found dead in the trunk of a North Carolina man’s car was an 18-year-old friend who was reported missing with him.

By the Roanoke Times  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Around the Nation

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Md. inmate charged with killing cellmate with television

A Maryland state prison inmate is charged with using a television set to murder his cellmate.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Police fatally shoot armed man in Centreville

The man refused orders to drop his weapon and began approaching officers, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:28 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Prison for judge’s wife in federal contract fraud case

The president of a Washington-area interior design firm has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for providing false information in order to obtain a $1.3 million contract to help renovate a federal building.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Military shooting suspect appears in Loudoun court

The 22-year-old Marine Reservist charged with shooting at military buildings in the D.C. region was “happy with his Marine Corps service,” his lawyer said.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  05:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Deadly morning shooting in Northeast D.C.

A 23-year-old transgender person was fatally shot in the District early Wednesday, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Fairfax County man found dead in his home

Fairfax County police said Wednesday they are investigating the death of a 75-year-old Gary P. Hanson as an apparent homicide. He was found dead in his home Tuesday

By June Q. Wu  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/20/2011

1 killed, 5 hurt in Fairfax crash

A truck driver was killed and five people were injured Tuesday when a truck crossed the median on a busy Fairfax road and caused a multi-vehicle pileup, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Wrongly accused Pr. George’s man paid $7.5 million, lawyer said.

Pr. George’s County pays $7.5 million to plaintiff in false confession case; more than $2.4 million accrued in interest, the man’s lawyer said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Leesburg men indicted on felony fraud charges

Two Loudoun County men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Virginia on felony charges stemming from an alleged conspiracy to fraudulently obtain life insurance benefits.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Investigation continues in Frederick killing

Police in Frederick are reaching out to neighbors of a woman whose slaying more than two weeks ago has yet to yield an arrest.

By the Associated Press  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Child pornography charges for Va. high school coach

A western Virginia man faces child-pornography charges less than a month after he was hired as Parry McCluer High School’s head football coach.

By the The Roanoke Times  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Arlington officer seriously injured in crash

A major Arlington intersection was closed after a police officer was involved in a crash that left him with serious injuries, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:27 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Md. lawyer agrees to surrender law license

Michael Subin, a longtime player in Montgomery County government and politics has agreed to surrender his law license for at least three months as part of a settlement with Maryland attorney regulators, according to court filings.

By Dan Morse  |  08:50 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Shooting in Columbia Heights

The victim was breathing and conscious shortly after 7 p.m. shooting, police say.

By Martin Weil  |  07:53 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Five injured by falling tree branch

Two adults and three children were injured this afternoon in a Capitol Hill park when a large tree branch fell without warning, authorities said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Fairfax County woman sexually assaulted

A masked man broke into a woman's Lorton area apartment early Saturday morning and sexually assaulted her before fleeing, Fairfax County police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Man fatally shot in Northwest D.C.

The man was found near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street around 3 a.m., police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 07/19/2011

3 injured in crash involving police car in Md.

A police cruiser and another car collided as the officer was responding to a call, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:22 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Search in Potomac for missing sailboat

Authorities were searching the Potomac early Tuesday for a missing sailboat.

By Martin Weil  |  01:43 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Man convicted in federal carjacking, home invasion case

Jason Thomas Scott also faces state charges in a grisly double homicide in Prince George’s.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Pr. George’s probe nabs another developer

Karl Granzow has pleaded guilty in the sweeping corruption scandal, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein announced Monday.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Man struck in hit-and-run dies

By Victor Zapana  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Two shot in Bladensburg

Adult and juvenile shot and wounded on 57th Avenue

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Did D.C. police destroy evidence in Pershing Park case?

Lawyers representing four former college students detained during a mass arrest during a downtown demonstration in 2002 have accused a D.C. police employee of trying to destroy computerized evidence related to the round-up.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Fire damages four yachts at Washington Marina

Four boats were destroyed but nobody was injured when a fire broke out at a southeast Washington marina.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Driver killed in Barnesville crash

Montgomery County police say a car has struck a power pole and caught fire in Barnesville, killing the vehicle’s driver.

By Associated Press  |  07:08 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Missing Prince George’s girl is found; Amber Alert canceled

Missing Prince George’s girl is found; Amber Alert canceled

By Martin Weil  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Woman rescued from Potomac River

A woman who was part of a group paddling down the Potomac River in a large raft was rescued Sunday morning and taken to a hospital.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 07/17/2011

Motorcyclist killed in West Springfield crash

A 45-year-old Annandale man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in West Springfield after a car driving in the opposite direction tried to turn left infront of his motorcycle.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  11:12 AM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/16/2011

Escaped murder suspect apprehended

James “Sticky” Brewer — a murder suspect who escaped from D.C. Superior Court on Friday afternoon — was apprehended Saturday, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

By Josh Freedom du Lac  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011

One dead after plane crash in St. Mary’s

One person is dead and another is hurt after a plane crash in St. Mary’s County, police said Friday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, St. Mary's

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Dozens support Va. mother charged in toddler’s hot-van death

Dozens of men and wearing matching white t-shirts came to Prince William County General District Court Friday to support a mother charged with murder after her toddler son died in June when he was left in the family’s minivan for several hours.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Updates

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/15/2011

45 years for drug ring member in killing

A former member of a violent drug ring in D.C. was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing a man he mistakenly thought was an informant, authorities said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Suspect also accused of slayings in Pr. George’s

Jason T Scott unleashed a “spree of terror” in Prince George’s County, committing a series of armed home invasions, burglaries, gun offenses, and the sexual assault of a teenage girl

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Va. man charged with having sex with teen while infected with HIV

A Chesterfield County man is facing charges he had sex with a 14-year-old girl while infected with HIV.

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Girl, 17, dies from injuries suffered in Anne Arundel crash

A 17-year-old Pasadena girl died from injuries sustained when she was hit by a car in Severna Park in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fauquier County assistant principal indicted for child pornography

An assistant principal at Greenville Elementary School in Nokesville was indicted Thursday on two federal counts of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography, prosecutors said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fauquier, Schools, Spencer S. Hsu

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Conviction for Md. man in attempted deputy shooting

A jury has convicted a Baltimore man of attempted murder for trying to shoot a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Westminster last year.

By the Carroll County Times  |  07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fundraiser for staff after Tune Inn bar fire

Friends of a popular Capitol Hill bar damaged by fire are coming together for a fundraiser to benefit the bar’s staff, who are out of work while the bar is repaired.

By the Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District, Updates

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011

4 indicted in alleged scheme to steal hospital patients’ identities

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the University of Maryland Medical Center and three others in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steal patients’ identities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Authorities probe fire at Holy Cross Hospital

The fire sent smoke into the labor and delivery ward, and several patients were moved to a safe area.

By Associated Press  |  07:11 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Montgomery

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Graffiti at Herbert Hoover Middle School investigated as hate crime

The vandalism, which occurred on walls, doors, windows and furniture at Herbert Hoover Middle School, depicts sexual images, genitalia and what police described at “hate language.”

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Ex-NSA official to be sentenced

A former senior official with the National Security Agency faces sentencing in one of a series of criminal cases the Obama administration has pursued against government officials accused of giving classified information to the media.

By Associated Press  |  06:48 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Man stabbed at Gaithersburg shopping center

By Clarence Williams  |  07:23 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Missing Bethesda teens return home safely

By Clarence Williams  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Mistrial declared in Roger Clemens case

Judge declares a mistrial after prosecutors present barred evidence to the jury.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/14/2011

D.C. police officer charged with sexually abusing three women

The nine-count grand jury indictment charges Larry W. Seay with use of a gun during sex-abuse incidents in 2006 and 2010 .

By The Associated Press  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sex Crimes, The District

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Second arrest made in acid attack

Woman charged with assault in 2010 attack on mother and daughter in Pr. George’s; incident believed to have stemmed from domestic dispute

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Mother holding baby dives from carjacked car

The mother’s escape came after the suspect sideswiped a police cruiser in the stolen car and led officers on a chase at more than 100 mph, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Supply clerk sentenced for stealing $218K from FTC

A former supply clerk for the Federal Trade Commission has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

By Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Drug charges for 2 men after Md. traffic stop

Two men have been charged with drug offenses after heroin, cocaine and pills were found in their car during a Frederick traffic stop.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Bravery commendation for Va. park ranger

A Virginia park ranger has been honored for his bravery when he safely evacuated campsites during an April tornado.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Heroes, Virginia

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Reward for info in Md. woman’s Georgia slaying

Authorities in Macon, Ga., are offering a reward of $12,000 for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of a recent law-school graduate from Maryland whose dismembered body was found outside her apartment building.

By the Associated Press  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Homicide

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Suspect declines to testify in federal carjacking trial

Suspected serial killer Jason Scott Thomas declined to testify at his federal trial for home invasions, gun offenses, sexual assault, carjacking; closing arguments set for Friday

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:38 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Three men charged with buying guns for others at Leesburg store

Police say Jarret Ambers of Sterling, 25, Ahmed Farajallah of Arlington, 25, and Steven May of Potomac Falls, 40, bought more than two dozen rifles at a Leesburg shop.

By  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Police: Marion Barry’s son had PCP, large amount of marijuana

D.C. Council member’s son had a vial of PCP and five sandwich bags nearly full of marijuana in his apartment.

By The Associated Press  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011

D.C. inspector clears Sheen escort, but recommends better cooperation

By The Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, The District, Updates

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Man fatally shot in Bowie

Officers responding to a reported shooting in the Bowie area of Prince George's County find a man dead at the scene, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/13/2011

First witness in Clemens trial: Former House parliamentarian

The first witness in the Roger Clemens perjury trial was called Wednesday afternoon as the government called Charles W. Johnson, House parliamentarian from 1994 to 2004.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Clemens attorney attacks former trainer in opening arguments

Rusty Hardin, defense lawyer for Roger Clemens in the former baseball star’s perjury trial, attacked the credibility of the man expected to be the prosecution’s star witness during his opening arguments Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Anne Arundel man arrested in wife’s slaying

An Anne Arundel man has been arrested for the slaying of his wife early Wednesday morning, police said. 

By June Q. Wu  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Two women assaulted at Annandale employment agency

A 72-year-old man has been charged with forcing two women to watch pornography and sexually assaulting them as they sought help from the employment agency where he worked.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Prosecutors: Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs to lengthen career

Federal prosecutors told jurors Wednesday morning that former super-star pitcher Roger Clemens took performance-enhancing drugs to lengthen his playing career and then lied about it to Congress because he was worried about his legacy.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Prince George’s police investigate death in Cheverly area

Prince George’s County police said the man’s body was found Wednesday morning on 51st Place in the Cheverly area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Charges dropped in Potomac pipe bomb case

The State’s Attorney’s office said Tuesday it was dropping the case against Farzin Sadeghi pending additional forensics tests.

By Associated Press  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Teens struck by car in Severna Park

Authorities say two teenagers have been struck by a car while crossing a highway in Severna Park.

By Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Va. woman sentenced for embezzling money from 10th husband

A Va. woman could serve up to five years in prison for the crime.

By Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 20 years

A Beltsville woman who was driving drunk when she struck and killed two men who had stopped after a fender bender was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Clemens trial slated to open Wednesday as jury selection continues

The federal judge overseeing the perjury trial of Roger Clemens called in more potential jurors Tuesday morning in his effort to select a final panel of 12 men and women to hear evidence in the case.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:14 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Arrest made in ‘08 D.C. killing

A 19-year-old D.C. man faces first-degree murder charges in the fatal stabbing of a man in the District in November 2008, D.C. police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Homicide

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/12/2011

NAACP wants probe of Anne Arundel police

The group claims that there is a lack of diversity in the department and not enough promotion opportunities for black officers.

By Baltimore Sun  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Boy found unharmed after Amber Alert issued

An 8-year-old boy was abducted in Baltimore by someone driving a green Ford Taurus Monday night, police said.

By Baltimore Sun and Associated Press  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Police: Pair tried to steal historic documents worth millions

The alleged attempted thefts at the Maryland Historical Society include documents signed by Abraham Lincoln.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:11 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/12/2011

2 from Md. killed in New Jersey crash

Police say a car ran off Interstate 295 in southern New Jersey, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing three people and seriously injuring a 9-year-old boy.

By Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Third arrest in Gresham Place homicide

Police report third arrest in death of during gang outbreak

By Martin Weil  |  11:52 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Attack outside carry-out ends in death

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Fraud charges for Maryland man after traffic stop

A Bowie man was arrested in Takoma Park and charged with a number of alleged crimes in North Carolina after his car was stopped for not obeying a Do Not Enter sign, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Montgomery gas leak snarls I-270

Interstate 270 closed by gas leak in Clarksburg area

By Martin Weil  |  05:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Va. woman killed in Haymarket crash

A 72-year-old Virginia woman was killed and a man was injured when a Dodge minivan and a Winnebago RV collided on a highway in Haymarket on Sunday, Prince William County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. William, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens trial judge nears end of first juror pool

A federal lawyer, a graphic designer-turned-criminal investigator and a retired caterer who worked for the Bush administration were selected as potential jurors for the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Law student from Md. found dead in Georgia

Georgia authorities are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Laurel woman whose June.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Prosecutors could call 10 witnesses in Haynesworth sex abuse trial

Prosecutors in the misdemeanor sexual abuse trial of Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth could call as many as 10 witnesses, attorneys said in D.C. Superior Court Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens trial will likely pit player against trainer

In coming weeks, it’s going to become clear that the prosecution of Roger Clemens boils down in many respects to two men: Clemens, the former star pitcher, and Brian McNamee, his one-time trainer and chief accuser.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/11/2011

If Caylee Anthony had been black

Here’s a quiz: Which names do you recognize? Aja. N’Kiah. Tatianna. Brittany. Caylee.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Post, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens jury selection resumes Monday

After a three-day hiatus, jury selection resumes Monday morning in the trial of Roger Clemens, the former star pitcher accused of lying to Congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Man shot and killed in District Heights

D.C. man shot dead on Rochelle Avenue

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Homicide

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Pedestrian killed in Germantown

A car struck and killed a pedestrian shortly before 1 a.m. on Germantown Road, Montgomery County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Police to announce arrest in shopkeeper’s slaying

A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. to announce an arrest in the slaying of Changsun Nam, 69, whose body was discovered following a fire in a check-cashing store in April.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:33 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Driver faces long list of charges after Beltway hit-and-run in Bethesda

Alexander Coreas of Silver Spring has been charged with drunk driving charge, negligent driving, hit-and-run, and more in the Bethesda accident.

By Sarah Khan  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Police cruiser crash injuries three in Prince George’s County

Two Prince George’s County police officers were injured early Sunday morning when their cruiser was involved in a crash with another car in East Riverdale.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/10/2011

Electrical fire in Alexandria displaces 36

The two-alarm blaze in the 12-unit building was accidental, fire officials say. Damages are estimated at $125,000.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/10/2011

Car chase in Montgomery County after hit-and-run

The vehicle that hit a disabled car left the scene, but a witness called police, and a chase ensued, police said.

By Clarence Willliams  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Two stabbed in Northeast D.C.

Two men were stabbed in the District on Mount Olivet Road Saturday evening

By Clarence Williams  |  11:58 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/09/2011

Two people shot and killed in NW DC

Three people were shot, at least two of them fatally, this morning in Northwest Washington, according to authorities.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Leesburg preschool teacher charged in second sexual assault

A teacher at a Leesburg preschool accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old student now faces additional charges in connection with a second assault on another 4-year-old child.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  10:13 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Ex-NBA player gets 5 years in drug case

Donald Hodge, a former star basketball player at the District’s Coolidge High School who went on to play for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, gets five years for conspiring to distribute drugs.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:28 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District, Celebrities, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011

YouTube video depicts fight between D.C. officer, man on street

A shouting match between a uniformed officer and a man on a crowded street got physical.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Manslaughter charge for Md. man in Fairfax County crash

A Maryland man police said was driving under the influence has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a June 5 two-vehicle crash on Columbia Pike, police said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/08/2011

October trial set in Lululemon killing

Montgomery County prosecutors said they will use experts in DNA, blood-spatter and four other fields to testify against Brittany Norwood.

By Dan Morse  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Fired WSSC official who alleged racial discrimination wins $1.65 million civil jury award

WSSC discriminated against former employee, must pay him $1.65 million, civil jury finds

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Child pornography charges for Herndon man

A Herndon man has been arrested and charged with possessing and producing child pornography, police said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Teacher Ricks moved to Ariz. to serve term on sex charges

Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks, who pleaded guilty to federal pornography charges as part of an investigation into decades of sexual abuse of boys in several states and overseas, has been moved to a Tucson federal prison to serve out his sentence.

By Josh White  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Haynesworth sexual abuse trial delayed to August

A D.C. Superior Court judge Friday agreed to a one-month delay in the misdemeanor sexual abuse trial of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to help defense witnesses to schedule their appearances.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Police identify man killed in Beltway crash; cause still unknown

28-year-old Hyattsville man killed while changing a flat tire on Beltway’s shoulder

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Three Va. men arrested in Northeast homicide

Three Virginia men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 61-year-old man in Northeast D.C., police said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Homicide, The District

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Attempted murder, arson charges for 2 Md. men

Two Maryland men have been charged with attempted murder and arson in a February fire that forced 11 people from their homes.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fires & Fire Safety, Howard

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Serial killer suspect wrote of leaving the country

Jason Thomas Scott, the Largo man charged in a double-murder and suspected in other killings, considered fleeing the country, according to court testimony.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Read the Roger Clemens trial jury questionnaire

With a break in jury selection Friday in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, we thought you might enjoy reading the 82-item questionnaire presented to prospective jurors this week.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011

One person killed in B-W Parkway crash

Car runs of B-W Parkway north of Route 197, killing one and injuring three others

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Ft. Washington man arrested in two D.C. homicides from late ‘90s

D.C. police arrested a Fort Washington man Thursday in connection with two slayings from the late 90s, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:29 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, The District, Homicide

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Man shot and killed in Southeast D.C.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday morning in Southeast D.C., authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:03 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Homicide, The District

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Md. trooper shoots and kills loose emu

Maryland State Police say a trooper shot and killed an emu that had been on the loose for two weeks, blocking traffic and disrupting a North East neighborhood.

By the Cecil Whig  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Police: Carjacking suspects lead police on chase

Two armed men stole a sports car in Odenton at gunpoint overnight and then led police on a chase into D.C., where one of the suspects was arrested and the other remains at large, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Lululemon killing suspect, Brittany Norwood, in court

A court hearing is set for a woman charged with killing a coworker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda.

By Associated Press  |  07:13 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Montgomery

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Man shot in Northeast D.C.

A young man was shot in the lower leg Thursday night in the courtyard of a Northeast housing complex, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:34 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/07/2011

3 charged in Capitol Heights slaying

By Clarence Williams  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Halfway to a jury in Roger Clemens perjury trial

On Thursday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton called a three-day break in picking a jury in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, a former star pitcher being prosecuted on charges that he lied to Congress about taking pefformance-enhancing drugs.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Arson charges for D.C. man in multiple vacant house fires

A District man has been charged with arson in three D.C. house fires in recent months, including an April blaze that injured five city firefighters, some of them severely.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Police update description of SUV-smashing suspect

Maryland State Police have updated their description of a shotgun-and-hammer-wielding suspect who yesterday smashed the windshield of a speed camera-equipped Jeep SUV.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Questions about Congress, sports as Clemens jury selection continues

Potential jurors in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens were asked for their feelings about Congress, the use of steroids in sports and their enthusiasm for sports as jury selection continued Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/07/2011

‘Most Wanted’ list for man sought in Va. killings

A man charged with killing two co-workers at a post Virginia resort is now on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.

By the Associated Press  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/07/2011

10 years for Crofton man who took videos of nude women

A Crofton man has pleaded guilty to burglary and other charges after police say he secretly took videos of hundreds of unsuspecting nude women.

By The Associated Press  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/07/2011

U.S. returns artifacts, Hussein-era objects to Iraq

Thousands of items were smuggled out of the country since war.

By Jason Ukman  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Police identify man slain in Northeast D.C.

Kelvin Donnell Brown, 22, was shot on Lincoln Road NE, District police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Probation for former Va. police chief on larceny charge

Brookneal’s former acting police chief has been sentenced to six years’ probation for his conviction on a grand larceny charge.

By The News & Advance  |  07:34 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Pedestrian killed on Landover Road

A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on Landover Road in the Hyattsville area early Wednesday morning, Prince George’s County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Man shot in Mount Pleasant area of D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011

D.C. jury rules St. Elizabeths not negligent in '07 death of patient

A D.C. Superior Court jury said Wednesday that a St. Elizabeths Hospital employee did not use unreasonable force in restraining a patient in 2007 who later died.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Man charged with burglary of two Loudoun churches

A man charged with burglarizing a church in Leesburg faces additional charges in connection to a similar burglary at Arcola Methodist Church in Arcola.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Four-year-old student sexually assaulted at Leesburg preschool

An employee at a Leesburg preschool was arrested Tuesday and charged in the sexual assault on a 4-year-old girl.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Star names heard by potential Roger Clemens jurors

Former slugger Mark McGuire and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman are among the individuals attorneys said are possible witnesses or names that will be heard by jurors in the Roger Clemens perjury trial.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Police identify three killed in D.C. car crash

District detectives are investigating a car crash that killed three people early Saturday in Southeast Washington. It happened when the driver lost control of her car after speeding over a speed bump, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Road closings in Anne Arundel as police seek armed man

Police have closed down parts of Interstate 295 and Route 195 in Anne Arundel County as they search for a man armed with a shotgun or rifle.

By Allison Klein  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Motorcyclist hit by trash truck identified

Alexandria police have identified a man who was killed last week when his motorcycle was hit by a trash truck as Rakesh Bhatt.

By Allison Klein  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Police: Soldier who broke into Woodbridge adult store was found in closet with blow-up doll

A Woodbridge man has been charged with burglary and destruction of property after he was arrested in the closet of an adult video store with a blow-up doll.

By The Associated Press  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. William, Robbery, Sex Crimes

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Woman dies in three-car crash in Arnold, Md.

A 71-year-old woman died in a three-car collision in Arnold on Tuesday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Clemens trial judge irritated with Congress over audiotape

The judge presiding over the trial of Roger Clemens expressed irritation at Congress for not providing prosecutors and defense lawyers with a 2008 audiotape of a deposition of the former star — but stopped short of ordering the House to turn the tape over.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011

60 years for Md. man in infant’s death

A Sykesville man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Guilty plea expected in Anne Arundel peeping tom case

A Crofton man accused of entering the homes of several women and videotaping them as they changed clothes is expected to plead guilty.

By the Associated Press  |  07:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Court appearance scheduled in deadly Va. bus crash

A driver for a discount bus service whose bus crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people and injuring others, is set to appear in court.

By The Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011

48 years for man in Va. break-in, standoff

A southwest Virginia man convicted of breaking into his estranged wife’s home and holding her at gunpoint has been sentenced to 48 years in prison.

By The Associated Press  |  07:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Juvenile shot on D.C. basketball court

By Clarence Williams  |  09:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Roger Clemens: Key figures in his perjury trial

Meet the key figures in Clemens’s perjury trial, including his trainer, fellow baseball players, investigators and the judge presiding over it all.

By Nedra Pickler  |  05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Roger Clemens

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Off-duty officer shoots suspect during attempted carjacking, authorities say

Three-year veteran of Mount Rainier police suspended with pay while police investigate off-duty shooting

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Police: Woman, 21, dies when brother’s car hits tree

A 27-year-old Burke man was driving under the influence early Monday lost control of his car and killed his sister, who was in the back seat, Fairfax County police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Potomac boater dies near National Mall fireworks show

Authorities say the man apparently slipped and hit his head and fell into the Potomac River about half a mile south of the Memorial Bridge on Monday night.

By  |  01:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Personal Safety, The District

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Judge’s ruling could hamper Roger Clemens prosecution

Former teammates of Roger Clemens may not be allowed to testify in the way federal prosecutors hoped would bolster the credibility of their star witness in their case against the legandary pitcher, a federal judge said Tuesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Police: Great Falls man charged with father’s slaying

Officers discovered the body of Lawrence Emmer, 62, after a report of a break-in and a stabbing in the 1200 block of Colvin Meadows Lane, according to police.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Fairfax

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/05/2011

2 injured after car slams into Aspen Hill home

Two people suffered minor injuries after an SUV plowed into a single- family home in Aspen Hill early Tuesday morning, Montgomery County fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Plea sought by woman charged with killing newborn son

Court records indicate that a woman charged in Garrett County with murdering her newborn son is pursuing a plea deal

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Man killed, young boy shot in Baltimore

A 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a man was killed in a stabbing as violence marred the Fourth of July fireworks show in downtown Baltimore.

By The Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Infant dies after being left in bathtub

Investigators said that members of the Germantown family left the 11-month-old for a brief period of time; when a family member checked on the infant girl, she was unresponsive.

By Sarah Khan  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Boy, 6, drowns at Sandy Point

Saquan L. Kennedy of Baltimore was with friends and family on when he and other children went playing out in the water, in an area without lifeguards.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Emergencies & Rescues

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Manassas police follow shoe print in vandalism arrest

Police say a shoe print left in the hood of a vandalized car to find a suspect.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Clifton man injured in two-vehicle crash

Police had mistakenly reported that the 64-year-old man had died, but later said he is in critical condition.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Waldorf driver drifts off Route 235, hits ditch

A 33-year-old Waldorf man whose SUV drifted off Route 235, struck a ditch, and rolled over five times Thursday morning is in critical condition, Maryland state police said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Fire at Mount Vernon area home

Fairfax County fire officials said pipe tobacco discarded in a combustable container started the Thursday night blaze.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Fatal stabbing in Hyattsville Thursday evening

One man was fatally stabbed and four others were injured in a fight at the University Town Center in Hyattsville Thursday evening, police said.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  09:29 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Man sues District police

A Virginia man has filed a lawsuit accusing a group of D.C. police officers of unlawfully detaining him for taking pictures of them conducting a traffic stop

By The Associated Press  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011

5-year-old shoots 4-year-old in Pr. George’s

A 5-year-old boy inadvertently shot his 4-year-old neighbor while the two were playing at a Hillcrest Heights playground Thursday, authorities said. The victim is expected to survive.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Man happily texted, Tweeted on night he was fatally stabbed, family members say

Henri Pratt was on a party bus when friends got into an altercation with another group, according to his father

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011

SE man gets 66 years in death of man lured by chat line

Antwan Holcomb, 21, was convicted of felony first-degree murder while armed in March in the slaying of Anthony Perkins, 29.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Hotel roof plunge was likely suicide, sources say

A woman who plunged to her death from the 10th floor of a downtown Washington hotel Wednesday night apparently committed suicide, authorities said.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Updates

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Leslie Johnson pleads guilty

Prince George’s County Council Member Leslie Johnson (D-Mitchellville) admitted in U.S. that she stuffed $79,600 in her underwear to hide it from federal agents.

By Ruben Castaneda and Miranda S. Spivack  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Motorcyclist killed in McLean crash

A Hyattsville man was killed in McLean when his motorcycle was hit head-on, Fairfax County police said Thursday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents, Fairfax

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Prison lockdown after Va. tuberculosis scare

A possible tuberculosis case has prompted Virginia officials to lock down the housing unit of a prison in Richmond County.

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  08:56 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Prison Beat

 

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