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Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Police investigate fight on Metro bus

By Clarence Williams  |  08:30 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Boy struck by car in SE D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/30/2011

1 year anniversary of SE shooting that killed 4

By Associated Press  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Man allegedly swallows nearly four pounds of heroin in smuggling attempt

A man who flew into Dulles airport is in jail on federal drug charges. authorities said he ingested heroin in a smuggling attempt.

By Associated Press  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/30/2011

U-Va. probes incidents targeting Jewish students

By Associated Press  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/30/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Michelle Obama, Hilary Swank to speak at area schools

The speeches are part of a mentoring initiative for women’s history month.

By Associated Press  |  05:51 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Driver dies in Fairfax crash

By Clarence Williams  |  09:32 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Smoke, but no fire, at Chief Ike’s

By Clarence Williams  |  09:08 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man stabbed in Northeast Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Roads closed for suspicious truck in downtown D.C.

A bomb squad was called in to investigate the truck, parked in the area of Maryland Avenue, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Scalia involved in minor car accident

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Antonin Scalia was involved in a minor car accident while driving to work.

By The Associated Press  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Branch Avenue reopens after investigation

Prince George’s Fire and EMS say the suspicious package in Clinton is most likely not a bomb.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

By Martin Weil and Justin Jouvenal  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 03/29/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:32 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Men found wounded on Southern Avenue

Two men who had been struck walked into a store, police said

By Martin Weil  |  11:17 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Robbery try on Mall

Two masked men tried to rob a man on the Mall

By Martin Weil  |  08:51 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Blossom Kite Festival rescheduled

The Blossom Kite Festival, part of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival, has been rescheduled for April 10.

By Michael Ruane and Terri Rupar  |  08:25 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Gray’s ‘State of the City’ address: Live updates

Reporter Tim Craig is providing live updates.

By Katie Rogers  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2011

USA Today probes test scores at D.C.’s Noyes school

An investigation by the newspaper questions whether dramatic gains in test scores at a D.C. school were the result of cheating.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Dead whale washes up at Va. Beach

By Associated Press  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/28/2011

A.M. headlines: Google and ICC, toll increase, State of City address

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Fire in large Olney home closes Georgia Avenue

The two-alarm blaze broke out in a large Olney home.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:04 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

D.C. mayor allows $1 taxi fee to offset fuel cost

Taxicabs in Washington begin charging an extra $1 fuel surcharge for rides within the District of Columbia starting today.

By The Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Md. House passes gender identity rights bill

The House of Delegates has passed a bill designed to help prevent discrimination based on gender identity in Maryland.

By The Associated Press  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Crews prepare for rare spring snow

Road crews are preparing for a rare spring snow with forecasts calling for accumulations in Washington, central Maryland and east to the Delaware shore.

By The Associated Press  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Baltimore workers caught drinking, gambling on job

Baltimore investigators have broken up what they’re calling a regular “payday” gambling game in a city building after workers were caught drinking champagne and playing dice on the job.

By The Associated Press  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/26/2011

Md. House meets in Saturday session

By The Associated Press  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 03/26/2011

Man shot in Montgomery County

A 20-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded late Friday in the Wheaton/Glenmont area of Montgomery County.

By Clarence Williams  |  12:41 AM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Toddler in critical condition after fall

A 2-year-old child was critically injured in a plunge from an uppe-story window in a building in Souheast Washington, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Suit against Live Nation, Montgomery dismissed

A Maryland judge has decided to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at stopping tax money from going to build a music club in Silver Spring, according to court documents yet to be officially filed, the Gazette reports

By The Gazette  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Md. deputy charged with child sex abuse

A deputy with the Frederick County sheriff's office was arrested Wednesday on charges of child sex abuse and fourth-degree sex offense after he allegedly "engaged in sexual contact" with a 14-year-old girl who attended the school to which he had been assigned,the Gazettereports

By The Gazette  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Underground breakdown in water project

A giant tunnel boring machine that has been digging a new 10-foot water tunnel in Montgomery County has broken down and could be out of service for up to three months, officials from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said Thursday.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Baby killed; mother, child injured in Laurel crash

An infant was killed and a woman and another child injured after a car apparently backed into them in the Laurel area Friday morning, police said

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:16 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Missing D.C. siblings located

By Clarence Williams and Paul Duggan  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Montgomery police lawsuit, student loans, National Harbor gas station

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:06 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Man killed in Temple Hills

The victim in the shooting in the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway has not been identified.

By Clarence Williams  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Woman stabbed during robbery in D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:32 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Worker trapped in trench dies

By Clarence Williams  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Mikulski demands power reliability standards

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is asking Maryland utility regulators to toughen state power reliability standards

By Associated Press  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/24/2011

D.C. alcohol control board chair faces ethics questions

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he won’t reappoint alcohol control board Chairman Charles Brodsky and will consider removing him after allegations of ethical lapses were leveled against Brodsky by a former board member, the Washington Examiner reports

By Washington Examiner  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Wilson High School closed today

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 03/24/2011

GW free scholarships, Loudoun sex assaults, Camden Yards food

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:06 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

At least 1 dead in Prince George’s shooting

Prince George’s County police are investigating a double shooting in Suitland early Thursday that left one person dead, and detectives are trying to determine whether another shooting victim located nearby at about the same time was part of the same altercation.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Silence in the tower; March Madness in Va.

We’re looking into reports of a double shooting in Suitland early this morning that has left at least one person dead. We also have the latest on the budget debate in Annapolis, which may mean Maryland residents will pay more when they purchase a car or when property changes hands. And we’re also keeping a close eye on Virginia, where Gov. Robert Mc­Don­nell is deciding whether he will sign a bill that would require public school students get 150 minutes of PE a week.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Package near Navy Yard Metro station investigated

By Clarence Williams  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Arrest made in Olney fatal shootings

Montgomery County police have scheduled a 6:30 p.m. news conference to provide more details about the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting deaths of two Olney men.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Person struck by Metro train at Rhode Island Avenue

Emergency crews are working to remove a person struck by a Metro train at the Rhode Island Avenue station.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Destructive beetle seized at Dulles

At first glance, it looked like an ordinary bag of rice — but close inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles turned up the larvae of one of the world’s most destructive beetles

By Washington Post editors  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/23/2011

More Md. students kindergarten-ready

New figures show 81 percent of kindergarten students in Maryland have the skills they will need to be successful in school.

By Associated Press  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/23/2011

FCC, Verizon at odds over 911 outages in Mont. Co.

The Federal Communications Commission and Verizon — the utility that services the county's emergency call center — remain at odds over the cause of a glitch that disrupted 911 service across Montgomery County this year, the Gazette reports

By The Gazette  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Poll: Gray’s approval rating plummets

Clarus Research Group, which did valuable polling on last year’s city campaigns, has a new survey out.It ain’t looking good for our city fathers: Gray’s job approval stands at 31 percent, with 40 percent disapproving. As for Brown, 43 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing, with only 27 percent approving.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Ocean City bans smoking in parks, playgrounds

By Associated Press  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/23/2011

D.C. liquor board, Va. slug lines, Md. 911 outages

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Md. completes prison inmate census

Maryland has finished counting prison inmates to comply with a new state law that changes how they are counted for legislative redistricting purposes.

By Associated Press  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Heavy rains, snow may harm Chesapeake

Heavy rains and melting snow are taking a toll on the bay

By Associated Press  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/22/2011

D.C. student got cocaine from stepdad’s car

By Associated Press  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/22/2011

VDOT over budget for snow removal

The Virginia Department of Transportation has spent nearly $70 million more than it budgeted for snow removal this winter even though there was far less snow than last year, the Washingon Examiner reports.

By Washington Examiner  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/22/2011

51 dogs taken from Md. home

Fifty-one small dogs, including three that are pregnant, were taken from a Maryland home Monday after Anne Arundel County officials received a tip about possible animal hoarding, The Baltimore Sunreports.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Cyber-bullying, dog hoarding, Metro bus stops

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:46 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Early morning fire at Corcoran causes little damage

Blaze starts when kiln overheats in ceramics studio of D.C. museum; no art work harmed, fire department says.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  06:23 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Man slain on Olney street

By Martin Weil  |  10:36 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/21/2011

One dead in multiple vehicle accident in Fairfax

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Body of Va. woman missing in Japan found

By Associated Press  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Teen charged with harassing Va. classmates on Facebook

By Washington Post editors  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011

DC Water changes disinfectant

If you live in the D.C. area and your tap water tastes or smells a little different it’s likely because officials at DC Water have temporarily changed the disinfectant in the drinking water from chloramine to chlorine. The shift, which begins today and continues through May 2, is part of the utility’s annual program to keep the water distribution system in D.C., Arlington County and Fall church free of potentially harmful of bacteria.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Va. Civil War historian to retire

Civil War historian James Robertson is retiring after more than four decades at Virginia Tech.

By Associated Press  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Md. will overhaul motor-voter program

Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration is planning to overhaul its voter registration procedures after an analysis showed that one in four motorists who tried to sign up at an MVA office never made it to the voter rolls, the Baltimore Sunreports

By The Baltimore Sun  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Panel ends college gender bias probe

A year-long investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admissions has been suspended due in part to issues with the quality of data collected and concerns about whether that data was representative of national admissions trends

By WAMU  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/21/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 AM ET, 03/21/2011

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting

The girl was accused of killing of a basketball player at Anacostia High School.

By Martin Weil  |  01:39 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Woman rescued after her vessel capsizes in Potomac

A woman whose small boat had capsized was rescued Sunday from the Potomac River near Key Bridge, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  01:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Elderly couple injured in Potomac fire

By Martin Weil  |  12:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/20/2011

New National Christmas Tree planted in D.C.

By The Associated Press  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/20/2011

8 firefighters injured battling mansion fire

A nine-bedroom, $2 million mansion on the Patuxent River has been destroyed in a blaze that left several firefighters injured.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2011

District man killed in Capitol Heights

A 57-year-old District man was shot and killed outside a Capitol Heights bar and liquor store on Saturday evening, Prince George’s County police said.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Anti-war protesters arrested near White House

More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

By The Associated Press  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Supporters to rally for suspect in WikiLeaks case

By The Associated Press  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 03/19/2011

81-year-old dies in Montgomery, foul play possible

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  11:52 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2011

Richmond Highway lanes closed

A vehicle fire and investigation has closed the southbound lanes of Richmond Highway (Route 1) at Janna Lee Ave., according to Fairfax County officials

By Washington Post staff  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2011

Activists plan rally to mark Iraq War anniversary

Activists are planning an anti-war rally Saturday at the White House to coincide with the eighth anniversary of the Iraq War.

By The Associated Press  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/19/2011

Amtrak power problem disrupts train service

Train service along the Northeast Corridor from New York to Washington was slowly returning to normal Saturday following a morning service disruption caused by an Amtrak low voltage problem.

By The Associated Press  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/19/2011

Fatal crash on Dulles Toll Road

A three-car crash along the Dulles Toll Road on Friday night has left five people injured and one woman dead, authorities said.

By Robert Samuels  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Bed bugs found at D.C. hospital

By Associated Press  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Frederick woman slain in apparent robbery

By Associated Press  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Anne Arundel Co. executive subpoenaed

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has been served with a subpoena by Maryland State prosecutors as part of an investigation into whether he directed his county-funded security detail to do work for his 2010 reelection campaign, a Leopold spokesman confirmed Thursday.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Va. Tech changing how they commemorate campus shootings

By Associated Press  |  10:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Vigil tonight for slain Lululemon employee

A vigil will be held tonight for Jayna Murray, the 30-year-old Arlington woman who was slain last week at the Lululemon Athletica store in downtown Bethesda

By The Gazette  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011

National Zoo’s 44-year-old gorilla is dead

The National Zoo says its 44-year-old western lowland gorilla has been euthanized. Officials say the female gorilla, named Haloko, had suffered from congestive heart failure since December.

By Associated Press  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Lululemon, ‘Real World’ and the zoo’s gorilla

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Md. firefighter suffers serious burns battling store blaze

A St. Leonard Volunteer firefighter suffered serious burns late Thursday while battling a two-alarm fire inside a Prince Frederick store, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  03:17 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Report of stabbings in Temple Hills

By Clarence Williams, Earlier:, Prince George’s County police were investigating the report of multiple people being stabbed in the Temple Hills area Thursday night, officials said., Officers were called to the 7200 block of Westchester Drive about 9:15 p.m., said Cpl. Erica Johnson and a spokeswoman. No further details about the victims or the incident were available.  |  10:38 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Va. delegates grill airport authority

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/17/2011

D.C. students taken to hospital after ingesting unknown substance

By Paul Duggan  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Anne Arundel executive under investigation

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is under investigation by Maryland state prosecutors who are looking into whether he misused government resources by telling his security detail to carry out campaign activities,according to individuals who say they were interviewed in connection with the probe, The Baltimore Sun reports

By The Baltimore Sun  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Worker injuries cost Metro

Metro workers are injured more often on the job than their counterparts at other transit agencies — a trend that is costing Metro officials millions in worker’s compensation claims, the Washington Examiner reports

By Washington Examiner  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011

D.C. area travelers treated to a bit of the Irish

Travelers headed to two Washington area airports will be getting a taste of Ireland, no matter what their final destination. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Airports Authority, which oversees Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, says it will have Irish dancers performing Thursday at both locations. Dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance in Silver Spring, Md., are scheduled to perform from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. near the entrance to security screening at Dulles. They’ll be at Reagan’s from noon to 1 p.m.

By Associated Press  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Report: ‘Device’ explodes outside Potomac home

Police are investigating the blast, which knocked out a window and damaged a room.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Metro injuries, D.C. truants, Japan victims

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:33 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Case closed in lobbyist death

By Clarence Williams  |  11:34 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 03/16/2011

5-car crash on Outer Loop

By Clarence Williams  |  09:47 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 03/16/2011

2 girls reported missing

By Clarence Williams  |  09:45 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Gray’s chief of staff resigns before testifying

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s chief of staff resigned Tuesday, moments before she was scheduled to testify before a D.C. Council committee on why some members of the administration were being paid above the legal limit

By Washington Post editors  |  05:34 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Fairfax rescue team at work in Japan

By Washington Post editors  |  02:12 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Worker dies after accident at Georgetown construction site

By Allison Klein  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Montgomery Co. sign law blocked

A federal judge has ruled that a portion of a Maryland county law targeting anti-abortion pregnancy clinics with signage requirements cannot be enforced.

By Associated Press  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Airports board delays exec vote

The authority that oversees the Washington region’s two main airports and the multi-billion dollar project to extend Metrorail to Dulles International put off a decision Wednesday morning to name a new chief executive.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  10:16 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Md. man allegedly posed as diplomat

A Maryland man is being held in New York on $500,000 bail after being charged with impersonating a diplomat from the Dominican Republic in a fund-raising scam.

By Associated Press  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Tanning salons, DMV and racetracks

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Report: Shots fired outside school

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:59 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Person trapped in vehicle after Beltway accident

By Washington Post editors  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Jack Johnson enters not guilty plea in corruption case

The former Prince George’s County executive pleaded not guilty to bribery allegations Tuesday.

By Maria Glod and Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Military plans training flights over D.C. area

By Associated Press  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Sex offender found in Frederick with pornography

By Associated Press  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Va. officials warn of Japan scams

Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs is warning the public to be wary of requests to assist the victims of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami

By Associated Press  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Md. State Trooper saves baby

A Maryland State Trooper helped save the life of a baby in distress along Route 100 Monday night.

By NBC 4  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 03/15/2011

D.C. noise law, Fort Detrick cancer cluster, Howard 911

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Lori Aratani  |  07:51 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police investigating death

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/14/2011

President calls out two Arlington students during visit

During a speech about the No Child Left Behind law, the president calls out two surprised eighth-graders by name.

By Nick Anderson  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Fairfax holds hearing on school discipline policies

By Donna R. St. George  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Report finds no wrongdoing in Fenty’s handling of contracts

By Tim Craig  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Prince George’s gets new housing director

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/14/2011

‘Virtual tunnel’ could connect Farragut stations

Metro officials plan to open a “virtual tunnel” linking the Farragut North and Farragut West stations to make it easier for riders to transfer from the Red Line to the Blue and Orange lines.

By Washington Examiner  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Metro fights, Farragut tunnel, Rushern Baker: A.M. headlines

Here's our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Lori Aratani  |  07:48 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Man critically wounded by Prince George’s County police

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  10:56 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Body found in Bethesda

Montgomery County homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Saturday morning inside a yoga retail store in downtown Bethesda.

By Dan Morse and Eric Athas  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2011

14th Street NW reopens after collapse

The District Department of Transportation has reopened 14th Street Northwest in both directions between F and G streets after a lane collapsed on Saturday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Civil War-era cannonball discovered in Va.

A suspected Civil War-era cannonball has been uncovered at Fort Lee in Petersburg, and explosives experts have been called in to detonate it.

By Associated Press  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Public invited to remember last WWI veteran

People who want to pay their respects to the last American veteran of World War I will be able to do so over three days in Washington, D.C., and at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

By Associated Press  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Blue crabs, bad dorms, asbestos in Metro stations

Here’s our morning collection of top headlines from other news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:55 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Frank Buckles, last WW I vet­eran to be buried

The West Virginia soldier who outlived every other American who served in World War I will soon be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

By  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Crash in Southwest D.C. injures 5

Five people were taken to hospitals, two in serious condition, after a multi-car crash in Southwest Washington, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Advisory issued for Upper Potomac River

The Maryland Natural Resources Police announced Wednesday that an advisory has been issued for the entire main stem of the Upper Potomac River from Cumberland to Little Falls from Wednesday, Mar. 9 through Friday, Mar. 11.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Animal abuse in Bethesda, bad tunnel pipes in Metro, arrest warrants in Prince George’s County

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By Washington Post staff  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/08/2011

A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here’s our morning collection of some top headlines from news sources around D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Feds approve BWI to Cuba flights

Charter flights to Cuba are coming to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Bowie High student charged with arson

By Washington Post editors  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 03/04/2011

East Coast Rapist suspect in custody

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:13 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Fire at Capitol Hill apartment building

Blaze was knocked down in 30 minutes

By Clarence Williams  |  08:54 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Workers stuck in cherrypicker truck

Construction workers are waiting to be rescued outside D.C. school

By Clarence Williams  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. ending crab license buyback

By Associated Press  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Cherry Blossoms peak bloom time is.....

National Park Service Chief Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo says Washington's famed cherry trees will be in peak bloom from March 29 to April 3. It is an announcement closely watched by a tourist industry that reaps $150 million from the National...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Gas leak in SE D.C.

Several buildings in the 2600 block of Douglas Road SE were evacuated early Thursday morning after a trash vehicle hit a gas meter, D.C. Fire and EMS report. Firefighters have shut off gas in the area. The evacuations are said...

By Washington Post editors  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Man shot in Temple Hills

A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the hallway of a Temple Hills apartment building, Prince George's County police said. Witnesses heard the sound of gunshots and then saw a man on the hallway floor of...

By Clarence Williams  |  11:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Shooting in Beltsville

A male was shot Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Beltsville area apartment complex, Prince George's County police said. Officers were called to a complex in the 3900 block of Lakehouse Road for a shooting and found...

By Clarence Williams  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011

4-year-old injured in fire in NE D.C.

Update, 10:50 p.m.: Four young children escaped an apartment fire in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night, but a 4-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, D.C. fire officials said. Firefighters found the 4-year-old unconscious in a...

By Clarence Williams  |  09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Metro bus, school bus collide in NE

Update, 6:45 p.m.: D.C. fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer now says that three students on the school bus were taken to hospitals for evaluation today, in addition to a school-bus aide and five Metro passengers. Update, 6:15 p.m.:...

By Clarence Williams  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Flares, not dynamite found in Va. house

UPDATE: Fairfax County police have now determined that the items found in the vacant house were not dynamite, but rather traffic flares, Officer Don Gotthardt said. Residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Possible dynamite discovery in Va....

By Tom Jackman  |  06:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Eight pulled from Potomac in water rescue

This post has been updated. D.C. Fire department officials said about 20 high school students were in two sculls or skiffs Wednesday afternoon that capsized on the Potomac River, but none were seriously injured. The students, from McLean High School,...

By Washington Post editors  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/02/2011

By David Nakamura  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Confusion over Cherry Blossom fair fee

Phone calls. E-mails. Text messages. Diana Mayhew, president of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, has gotten them all Wednesday from concerned patrons after The Washington Post reported that one of the festival’s most popular events – the Sakura Matsuri Japanese...

By David Nakamura  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Park Police motorcycle officer hit on I-395

This post has been updated. A US Park Police motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday morning in a traffic accident on the Southwest Freeway near Seventh Street SW, authorities said. The officer's suffered "pretty substantial injuries," although not life-threatening, said Sgt....

By Paul Duggan  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Bag tax in Montgomery County?

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is proposing a 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags at grocery stores in the county, The Gazette reports. If his plan is approved, Leggett said it would go into effect Jan. 1, 2012....

By The Gazette  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 03/02/2011

A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Missing pregnant woman, bag fee in Montgomery County, lasers on a plane. 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  |  07:29 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Teen stabbed on Metrobus

Updates to correct attribution: A teenage male was stabbed and seriously wounded late Tuesday night on a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The stabbing occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of Pomeroy Road SE, a stop...

By Clarence Williams  |  12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Fire at Cheverly apartment building

Update, 10 p.m.: Nearly 30 people were displaced from their homes tonight after a fire damaged 15 apartments in an apartment building in the Cheverly area. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said 22 adults and five children...

By Clarence Williams  |  08:07 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Charles Colson: From Watergate felon to evangelical leader

Charles “Chuck” Colson, now a prominent evangelical leader, is also a convicted Watergate-era felon who was once President Nixon’s “hatchet man.”

By James Buck  |  07:21 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Bay group wants more plants planted

Homeowners in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are being encouraged to plant more plants this spring to help Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. The effort announced Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Program aims to increase planting as a way...

By Associated Press  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia

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

Cherry Blossom street fair to charge fee

Views of Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are still free. But the popular Japanese culture street fair that culminates the two-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival no longer is. For the first time in its 51-year history 15 years, the Sakura Matsuri...

By David Nakamura  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

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

Four rescued in Prince George's fire

Prince George's County firefighters helped four people to safety after a blaze broke out in a District Heights apartment building Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Emergency responders were called to the three-story building in the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

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

D.C. gets recycling bins courtesy of Pepsi

Downtown Washington will soon have more recycling options thanks to a partnership between city officials and PepsiCo. More than 350 recycling bins will be placed downtown under the new initiative announced Tuesday. Richard Bradley, executive director of the Downtown D.C....

By Associated Press  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Male pedestrian struck on I-295

D.C. Fire and EMS report that a male pedestrian was struck on Northbound I-295 near Malcolm X Avenue Southeast....

By Washington Post editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Truckers protest gas tax in Annapolis

About 40 trucks have rolled by the Maryland State House to protest a proposed gas tax increase. The Maryland Motor Truck Association and the Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association held a rally in Annapolis on Tuesday. Mel Fair of the Beltway...

By Associated Press  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Study: Many Va. families lack enough cash

A University of Virginia study shows a significant number of households across the state lack enough income and cash assets to cover basic needs and unplanned expenses. The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service study also shows the federal poverty...

By Associated Press  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Frederick police seize drugs, $33K in cash

Frederick police have arrested a man and woman and are looking for more leads after they seized cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, PCP and $33,000 in cash in two drug raids a week apart, said Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman,...

By Frederick News-Post  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Lawsuit filed in medevac crash death

The mother of a teen killed in a 2008 medevac is suing the Federal Aviation Administration alleging that air traffic controllers gave the pilot inaccurate weather information. The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt by Stephanie...

By Associated Press  |  10:53 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011

A.M. headline roundup

Washington Examiner D.C.'s Cheh plans to introduce a "workplace wellness" bill Montgomery Council kills plan to consolidate police forces The Gazette Business bankruptcies decline in Md. NBC 4 Teens allegedly attack teen, man at Suitland Metro station Va. teen dies...

By Washington Post editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 01:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

A woman was killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the 3rd Street Tunnel, D.C. police said. The crash occurred within a few minutes of midnight in the southbound lanes of the tunnel, according to police. The site of...

By Martin Weil  |  01:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation

 

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