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: October, 2013

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Brother of Fairfax Democratic sheriff candidate charged with stealing Republican’s signs

Brother of Stacey Kincaid allegedly had her opponent’s signs in his car.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Wolfe, Erik Kleiner, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Stacey Kincaid, Vienna

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013

LivingSocial apologizes for adding dreidels to ‘greed’ room at party

LivingSocial has apologized for decorating a “greed” room at a Halloween party with dreidels, which are typically associated with an upcoming Jewish holiday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LivingSocial

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Leesburg’s Gabriella Miller, Loudoun County’s Volunteer of the Year, dies of cancer at 10

Diagnosed with an inoperable tumor, she fought to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabriella Miller, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Who was arrested for what? A Chris Brown explainer

The singer Chris Brown was arrested over the weekend in Washington for felony assault. In case you don’t know who he is or why people care, here’s a guide.

By Mark Berman  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Running the Marine Corps Marathon? 5 tips from ‘On Background’

What to know to make the most out of “The People’s Run” this Sunday.

By Casey Capachi  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Live: Virginia governor’s debate

Terry McAuliffe (D) and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) are squaring off Thursday night in the final televised debate of the Virginia gubernatorial campaign.

By Mark Berman  |  05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/24/2013

First trailer for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The “Captain America” sequel, which filmed part of the story in Washington, is the rare big-budget blockbuster set in the nation’s capital.

By Mark Berman  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, captain america: the winter soldier

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Do something real first, then write a book, please

Malala Yousafzai should have a book. Rebecca Martinson should not.

By Petula Dvorak  |  09:14 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Growing panda cub gets first vaccination

No, this isn’t just an excuse to post photos of the cub. (Well, maybe a little.)

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Panda, Panda cub

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Season’s first snow falls in western Maryland

Light snow hit parts of western Maryland’s Garrett County Wednesday morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:03 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Capitol dome to be covered in scaffolding

The Capitol dome will be encased by scaffolding for the next two years, joining the Washington Monument as another landmark hidden from view.

By Mark Berman  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol, U.S. Capitol

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/21/2013

First female sheriff of Fairfax County could emerge from November election

Democrat Stacey Kincaid faces one Republican and two independent candidates.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Wolfe, Chris DeCarlo, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Robert Rivera, Stacey Kincaid

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Pastor’s denial of baby dedication reflects poor theology

Pastor Marvin Winans’s strict policy prohibiting the blessing of babies of unwed mothers is an example of the ever-present problem of patriarchal theology.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Pay college athletes? On Background’s 4 takeaways

It’s going to be complicated to fix NCAA pay rules

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013

What I learned when a Reston man with Alzheimer’s disease went missing

An all-out police search, and the inability of financial or phone technology to help, opened a family’s eyes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alzheimer's disease, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department, Project Lifesaver, Reston

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 10/15/2013

D.C. accidentally legalizes ticket scalping

Ticket scalping is supposed to be illegal in the District, but thanks to an oversight, it’s perfectly legal right now.

By Mark Berman  |  06:11 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. Laws

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/15/2013

A roundup of local beer news

Local brews have won national awards and made their way to the Verizon Center recently.

By Mark Berman  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Putting the ‘vice’ in vice mayor? Haymarket official arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Vice mayor arrested, former council member charged with public swearing, many fingers pointed.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Weir, David Leake, Haymarket, Jay Tobias, Jim Roop

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

‘Ex-gay’ movement demands ‘conversion’ option be offered to gays in Va.

‘Voice of Voiceless’ goes undercover to see if college counselors are discussing therapy to become straight.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christopher Doyle, ex-gay movement, George Mason University, reparative therapy, Voice of the Voiceless

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Taft Sellers, shot dead by Alexandria police, was mentally ill and off his meds, police say

The first explanation for why Sellers aimed his gun while surrounded by seven armed police officers.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Alexandria Human Rights Commission, Alexandria police, police shooting, Randolph Sengel, Taft Sellers

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Gray has become an increasingly vocal critic of the shutdown

As the government shutdown has continued, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been a vocal critic of the impasse and its impact on the city.

By Mark Berman  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Government, Mayor Vincent Gray, Shutdown

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Kanye West's racialized rants are no laughing matter

Kanye West’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel revealed an artist who thoughtfully looks at the world through the lens of race.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/10/2013

For Donnie Simpson, radio still in the rear view

The D.C. legend is enjoying his time away from the spotlight.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Council of Governments backs down on gun control resolution, supports education, training

The regional council steps away from a strong stance in favor of gun control, avoids withdrawal by three large counties.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Snyder, gun control, guns, Matt Letourneau, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Sharon Bulova

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Prince William FOIA case on global warming headed for Virginia Supreme Court

Conservative groups seeking e-mails by former U.Va. climate researcher Michael E. Mann, rebuffed in Prine William, will get another shot in the high court.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Tradition Institute, climate change, David Schnare, Del. Robert Marshall, FOIA, Michael Mann

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Live: March for immigration reform

Protesters are expected to converge on the Mall today to call for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration and border control laws.

By Mark Berman  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, Live

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 10/07/2013

An inclusive solution for D.C.’s NFL team name

The Redskins name issue is a matter of acknowledging that as a country, we are not going to accept the continued parodying of cultures for the entertainment of the masses.

By Clinton Yates  |  05:44 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/07/2013

George Mason President Angel Cabrera voices support for Bi-County Parkway

The very controversial issue finds the GMU president coming down in favor of building a new north-south highway between Loudoun and Prince William counties.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angel Cabrera, Bi-County Parkway, George Mason University, Manassas, Prince William County

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Police respond to man on fire on Mall

Authorities said the man was “conscious and breathing” when firefighters responded.

By Mark Berman and Justin Jouvenal  |  05:03 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, Mall

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013

A simple goal for this memorial -- sit down and talk, please

By Petula Dvorak  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Tourist site? Crime scene? Both.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Federal prosecutors seek hugely reduced sentence for Mark Dain, oversaw massive fraud

Facing a possible sentence of seven to nine years in prison, federal prosecutors seek massive reduction for ringleader’s sentence.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Dain, real estate fraud, Total Realty Management, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, Woodbridge

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Live: Shots fired at Capitol

There have been multiple reports of shots fired near the U.S. Capitol. We will bring you the latest updates as we learn them.

By Mark Berman  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Shooting

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/03/2013

At Howard, abrupt resignation reassures few

By Clinton Yates  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Fairfax County crime hit another record low in 2012, statistics show

With larcenies, robberies and auto thefts on the decline, serious crime reaches new lows in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime statistics, Edwin Roessler, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax crime

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2013

For many communities, federal shutdown has a local impact

The government shutdown is having a major impact on the D.C. region, but it is also touching communities across the country.

By Mark Berman  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shutdown

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Shannon Christy, kayaker killed at Great Falls, spoke to 60 Minutes Sports two days earlier

The Class V rapids trapped her during a practice run on the Potomac River.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  60 Minutes Sports, extreme kayaking, Great Falls, Potomac River, Shannon Christy

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 10/01/2013

29 More Ways to Punish Congress

Readers give us 29 ways to punish the Congress for the government shutdown

By Petula Dvorak  |  01:58 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/01/2013

What to do during the shutdown

For furloughed workers or frustrated tourists, there’s still plenty to do in the D.C. area during the shutdown.

By Mark Berman  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Doors close on D.C.’s basement aquarium

Monday was the last day for D.C.’s National Aquarium.

By Clinton Yates  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Students at Leesburg’s C.S. Monroe Technology Center build $700,000 house in Aldie

Students built a 5,000-square foot luxury home, in six years.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldie, C.S. Monroe Technology Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Wagner Grier

 

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