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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Motorcycle accident kills Woodbridge pastor

The pastor of a church in Prince William County has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Triangle.

By Associated Press  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Va. state trooper shot; deputy sheriff is suspect

A Franklin Co. deputy sheriff sought in connection with the shooting death of his ex-wife is wounded after troopers try to apprehend him.

By Associated Press  |  11:39 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Firefighters rescue residents from D.C. apartment building

D.C. Fire officials help more than a dozen people from an apartment building in Northwest after a blaze breaks out in a kitchen in a unit of the building.

By Annie Gowen  |  08:52 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2011

EMS crews treat people for heat exhaustion

Emergency workers have treated and transported to hospitals a half-dozen people who were suffering from heat exhaustion, Pete Piringer, the spokesman for the D.C. fire department. However, Piringer said the number was not unusual given Monday’s temperatures.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Police looking into arrests of dancing protesters

Were officers were too aggressive in arresting five demonstrators at the Jefferson Memorial?

By The Associated Press  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/30/2011

Memorial Day parade to include 9/11 tribute

The National Memorial Day Parade is set to include a special tribute this year to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to the first responders.

By The Associated Press  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/30/2011

Memorial Day observance at Arlington cemetery

President Barack Obama is honoring America’s fallen service members with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

By The Associated Press  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/30/2011

D.C. police investigating weekend homicide

Police in the District of Columbia are continuing to investigate a weekend killing in northwest Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 05/29/2011

Fatal crash on Rte 9 in Loudoun

Head on crash kills one in Loudoun

By Martin Weil  |  09:18 PM ET, 05/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/29/2011

Christian outreach worker missing in D.C. found

Washington police say a missing Christian outreach worker has been found and is safe.

By The Associated Press  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 05/29/2011

Memorial Day concert-goers urged to bring water

U.S. Capitol Police are encouraging those heading to the West Lawn for the Memorial Day Concert to bring their own water.

By The Associated Press  |  12:43 PM ET, 05/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Parade, services mark annual D.C. church celebration

Marching bands sporting bright brass instruments paraded through the District’s Shaw neighborhood Saturday during the annual Memorial Day celebration for the founders and deceased leaders of the United House of Prayer for All People.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:48 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Cemetery for Civil War dead rededicated

The National Park Service has rededicated a cemetery in Washington that holds the graves of 41 Union soldiers killed during an attack on the capital during the Civil War.

By The Associated Press  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Police, family seek missing D.C. campus minister

Police in the District of Columbia are searching for a 26-year-old man who hasn’t been seen for days.

By the Associated Press  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Md. boater sought in Chesapeake Bay

Authorities in Maryland are searching the Chesapeake Bay for a missing boater.

By The Associated Press  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/28/2011

D.C. church holding Memorial Day parade

Streets will be closed temporarily in northwest Washington in the area of Logan Circle for a parade.

By The Associated Press  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/28/2011

Va. DMV halts computer systems redesign

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles has halted work temporarily on an overhaul of its customer-service computer systems as it exits a deal with a contractor on the project.

By The Associated Press  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Youths fight in downtown DC

Fighting Friday night near Verizon Center,Chinatown

By Clarence Williams  |  11:19 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Off-duty officer in Shaw shootout

Gunfire erupted on a Northwest Washington street Friday as an off-duty officer traded shots with an armed man

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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Man shot and killed in Capitol Heights

By Clarence Williams  |  10:10 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Severe storm in Montgomery, Prince George’s, DC

By Martin Weil  |  07:32 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Funeral set for Md. trooper killed in crash

Friends and family will say goodbye to Trooper First Class Shaft Hunter, who was killed in a crash on Interstate 95.

By Associated Press  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 05/27/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:24 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Fairfax boy hit by pickup truck in Springfield

A 4 year-old boy was hit by a pickup truck Thursday in the gravel parking lot of a baseball game in Springfield, Fairfax County police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:05 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Boy struck in Columbia Heights

A boy was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured Thursday on a street in Columbia Heights, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:48 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/26/2011

4 students arrested after food fight

Four students were arrested at Centreville High School following a food fight that turned violent Wednesday, WJLA reports.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Plan to control deer at battlefields: Sharpshooters

The National Park Service says it is considering using sharpshooters to kill deer that are preventing forest regeneration by browsing on seedlings and saplings at three Civil War battlefields

By Associated Press  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 05/26/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:24 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Man fatally stabbed in Rockville home

A man was fatally stabbed Wednesday night inside of a Rockville area home, police said.

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  11:20 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. Council passes budget with no income tax hike

The D.C. Council passed its 2012 budget Wednesday afternoon after rejecting a proposal to tax the income of the city’s highest earners.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Low-flying aircraft no cause for alarm

The small planes you may see above the Washington area this afternoon are part of a normal NORAD exercise.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Chesapeake Bay Foundation in court over restoration

The bay advocacy group announced Wednesday that it is siding with the Environmental Protection Agency in a dispute with farm groups over its bay restoration strategy.

By Associated Press  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Snapping turtle rescued from rush hour

Firefighters rescued a large, elderly snapping turtle wandering in a crossing at Piscatawy Road and Old Branch Avenue in Clinton early Tuesday morning.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:04 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 05/25/2011

5 D.C. schools win library makeovers

The schools will receive a minimum of $200,000 in renovations that will include light construction, technology updates, new furniture and 2,000 books.

By Associated Press  |  06:55 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 05/25/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:37 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Fatal crash shuts northbound BW Parkway

Police responded to the accident about 6:30 p.m. on the parkway, near the intersection with Good Luck Road, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a spokesman.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Md.’s top paid state employees: coaches

If Gov. Martin O'Malleywants to make some real money when his second term ends, he might want to apply for work at the University System of Maryland.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 05/24/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:20 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Flags at half-staff to honor Md. trooper

The Maryland flag will be flown at half-staff in memory of a trooper who was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 .

By The Associated Press  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Driving in Fairfax? Wear your seat belt.

Beginning this week, county police are implementing a zero-tolerance enforcement effort on seat belt use.

By The Associated Press  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Wal-Mart chooses new store site 3 miles from Va. battlefield

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has selected a store site three miles from a controversial, previously proposed location near a famed Civil War battle.

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

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 05/23/2011

State police I95 crackdown continues through Monday

Troopers are looking for speeders and aggressive, impaired or distracted drivers.

By The Associated Press  |  02:56 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Va. man drowns while trying to save teens

Police say a Virginia man died after he tried to rescue two teenagers who were struggling in the water at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

By The Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Arlington may ban young children from dog parks

Kids under the age of eight would not be allowed in any of the county’s eight dog parks, while children between eight and 14 would have to be supervised by an adult.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:36 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 05/23/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:54 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Search for three in Potomac off Georgetown

Three people were reported in the Potomac Sunday night near Georgetown

By Martin Weil  |  12:39 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Ocean City bus, tram summer service begins Friday

Ocean City is kicking its municipal buses and boardwalk trams into gear for the summer season.

By The Associated Press  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Alexandria revises tax plan for new Metro station

Alexandria city officials have removed a neighborhood from a special tax district that would help fund a new Metro station nearby in the Potomac Yard area.

By The Associated Press  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/22/2011

East Coast rapes suspect due in court

A Connecticut man awaiting trial in a series of rapes and other attacks along the East Coast is due back in court.

By The Associated Press  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/22/2011

U.Va. graduation exercises this weekend

The University of Virginia is conducting final exercises for the Class of 2011, with President Teresa A. Sullivan presiding over her first graduation weekend.

By The Associated Press  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 05/21/2011

It’s lights out at U-Md.!!!

Power out for time at U-Md. campus; manhole implicated

By Martin Weil  |  06:54 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Fairfax County police officer cleared in shooting

A Fairfax County police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect last month has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:19 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Man stabbed to death in Southeast

A District man was found stabbed to death Friday afternoon in Southeast, and police Saturday appealed for help from the public in solving the homicide.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Police: D.C. officer shot by teen

The officer, shot multiple times, is in stable condition; the 15-year-old was also wounded.

By The Associated Press  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/21/2011

1 hurt in Ballston apartment building fire

A fire, possibly started by an explosion, erupted this morning at an apartment building in Arlington.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Maryland state trooper killed in I-95 crash

A witness saw Trooper Shaft Hunter chasing a motorcycle just before the crash in Howard County.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Veteran prosecutor to run again in Va.

Prince William’s Paul Ebert to go for 12th term as prosecutor

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:17 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Stay out of the river this weekend, police say

Maryland Natural Resources Police say boaters and anglers should continue to avoid the upper Potomac River through the weekend because of hazardous water levels.

By Associated Press  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Md. firm proposes solar farm near prison

A private company says it plans to build Maryland’s largest solar energy project on state land surrounding a state prison near Hagerstown.

By Associated Press  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Car title loans worth $21 million in Va.

The first-ever collected data on Virginiacar title lenders shows they doled out nearly 25,000 loans worth more than $21 million in the last three months of 2010.

By Associated Press  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Bus hits Montgomery County KFC

An occupied Ride On bus went into the KFC restaurant in the 12400 block of Georgia Ave.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Deadly domestic dispute in Temple Hills

One woman was fatally stabbed in what Prince George’s County police said may have been a domestic dispute.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Second arrest in Butler homicide

District of Columbia police say they’ve made a second arrest in a homicide from last September.

By The Associated Press  |  06:58 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Floating bar near Inner Harbor can stay open

The city’s liquor board has decided to allow a floating bar near the Inner Harbor stay open in July, backing away from a decision that would have suspended the Tiki Barge’s operations for that month.

By The Associated Press  |  06:55 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 05/20/2011

O’Malley to meet Preakness challenger

Gov. Martin O’Malley will pay a visit to Animal Kingdom to wish the Maryland horse good luck in the Preakness.

By The Associated Press  |  06:51 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 05/20/2011

At least 2 stabbed in Temple Hills

By Del Wilber  |  12:03 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Va. community college tuition to rise

Students at Virginia's community colleges will see tuition and fees rise for the 2011-12 school year.

By Associated Press  |  01:57 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Khat-smuggling ring broken up

Authorities have arrested 18 people in four states, including 10 from northern Virginia, for what they allege was an international trafficking ring that distributed nearly 10,000 pounds of the illegal African drug known as khat.

By Associated Press  |  01:52 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Transgender player calls it quits at GW

The openly transgender member of the George Washington women’s basketball team says he won’t play in his senior year.

By Associated Press  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 05/19/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:34 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 05/19/2011

D.C. medical examiner loses accreditation

City officials say the D.C. medical examiner’s office has lost its national accreditation because the agency’s chief doesn’t have board certification.

By Associated Press  |  05:54 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Arrest made in fatal D.C. stabbing

By Clarence Williams  |  11:52 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Montgomery police search for hit-and-run driver

By Clarence Williams  |  09:32 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Home intruder reported in Fairfax

By Washington Post editors  |  08:20 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Test results from 3 D.C. classrooms invalidated because of cheating

The District has invalidated test results for three classrooms that participated in 2010 citywide exams in light of evidence of cheating . Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson, left, has called for an investigation.

By Bill Turque  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Police warn of Potomac River conditions

Maryland Natural Resources Police are warning boaters, fishermen and others that due to high water, use of the Upper Potomac River and its tributaries should be avoided for the next two days.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Body of missing Virginia boater found

Authorities have recovered the body of a 25-year-old Newport News man who died when a sailboat he was on with nine others capsized in the James River.

By Newswire and Staff reports  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/18/2011

O’Malley to sign bill limiting lawn fertilizer use

A bill limiting the use of lawn fertilizers, a growing source of Chesapeake Bay pollution, is to be signed into law this week.

By Associated Press  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Video: Possible tornado in Md.

The National Weather Service officials are investigating reports of a tornado in the Washington County community of Maugansville.

By Associated Press  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Viagra back in Montgomery County budget

Good news for Montgomery County workers who were worried about their performance — and, no, we’re not talking about job evaluations.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Funeral for teen killed in Olney crash

Mourners are paying final respects to one of three teenagers killed in a car crash in Olney over the weekend.

By Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Principal details massive food fight at West Springfield HS

Students hurled raw eggs. Tables were flipped and hundreds were sent fleeing in a “massive exodus” at West Springfield High School last Wednesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 05/18/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:36 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Woman struck in Rockville

By Clarence Williams  |  10:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Fraternity house burns on GWU campus

Fraternity house at GWU damaged by fire

By Martin Weil  |  06:52 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Board votes to close charter high school

By Michael Allison Chandler  |  06:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Man fatally stabbed in NE D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/17/2011

D.C. Council calls in a judge to force testimony

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask a judge to order three key figures to testify in its investigation of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s hiring practices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Changes in motion for D.C. bus routes

The transit agency is proposing to cut or modify several city bus routes to save money and improve efficiency.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Smithsonian offers buyouts amid budget pressures

The Smithsonian Institution is offering buyouts to its federal employees for the second time in two years amid federal budget constraints.

By Associated Press  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Park Service to add 500 signs on the Mall

New maps and directional signs are being added to the Mall to help visitors find Washington’s monuments and museums.

By Associated Press  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/17/2011

D.C. Council to vote on whether to have court enforce subpoenas in probe of mayoral hires

The D.C. Council is set to vote on whether to have a court enforce subpoenas for three witnesses in its probe of Mayor Vincent Gray’s hiring practices.

By The Associated Press  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Md. man beats fox to death after attack

A Hagerstown man says he beat a fox to a death after it bit his wife and attacked the couple’s dog.

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  |  09:43 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/17/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Police cruisers collide in Columbia Heights

Three D.C. police officers are hurt as two police cruisers collide

By Martin Weil  |  11:09 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Smell prompts relocation of patients at Md. hospital

Smell source sought at hospital in Pr. George’s

By Martin Weil  |  11:03 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Jack B. Johnson scheduled for plea hearing in federal court Tuesday

Jack B. Johnson, the former Prince George’s County executive who is the central figure in a sweeping public corruption case, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday and is expected to enter a guilty plea.

By Ruben Casteneda  |  08:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 05/16/2011

K Street closed between 15th and 17th streets

K Street is closed between 15th and 17th Streets in Northwest Washington for a visit by President Obama to the St. Regis Hotel.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:22 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Adelphi gas leak causes temporary evacuation

A Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission crew installing new water lines in the Chillum-Adelphi area accidentally struck and broke a six-inch high-pressure gas line ,

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Wheaton Costco incentive moves forward

It looks like Costco will come to Wheaton after all.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/16/2011

D.C. prodigy, 15, graduates from college

Ty Hobson-Powell plans to go to law school — and possibly medical school after that.

By Baltimore Sun  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Pit bulls kill 8 sheep, attack farmer in Md.

State police say a pair of pit bulls attacked 20 sheep overnight at a farm near Funkstown.

By Associated Press  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Missing Gaithersburg boy located

Montgomery County Police had asked the public for help in locating a missing 10-year-old boy.

By Joe Stephens  |  08:27 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Dulles-bound flight makes emergency landing

By Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 05/16/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:50 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/15/2011

Texas students win rocket contest in Va.

Students from Heath, Texas, took first place at the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals Saturday in The Plains, Va., according to the Aerospace Industries Association.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/15/2011

Three dead in Olney crash

Montgomery County Police say three people died after the car they were riding in crashed into a tree early this morning in Olney.

By Joe Stephens  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 05/15/2011

Raw milk dispute goes to Capitol

Drinkers of unpasteurized, or raw milk, are bringing their case, and cow, to Capitol Hill.

By The Associated Press  |  10:56 AM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 05/15/2011

Md. approves use of deer birth control

The state’s director of wildlife said Friday he can’t imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.

By The Associated Press  |  10:53 AM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 05/14/2011

Man killed in apparent hit-and-run in Prince George’s

A 34-year-old man was struck by a car and killed early Saturday in what Prince George’s County police said appeared to be a hit-and-run incident.

By Martin Weil  |  05:54 PM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Rocket contest draws students to Va.

Teams made up of more than 700 middle and high school students from across the country are gathered in The Plains, Va., for the final round of the 2011 Team America Rocketry Challenge.

By Washington Post staff  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Boehner giving commencement address at Catholic U.

House Speaker John Boehner is giving the commencement speech at Catholic University in Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Alexandria opening community center

Alexandria is opening a new community building at what used to be a paint store building.

By The Associated Press  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Two shot in head in D.C. Friday night

One incident was at First and K streets NW and the other at 18th and M streets NE.

By Larissa Roso and Clarence Williams  |  12:33 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Escalator snares child’s foot

A small child got his foot stuck in a Metrorail escalator in the District on Friday , but he was extricated without serious injury, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  12:07 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 05/13/2011

D.C. springs huge leak

Water mains leak in D.C. after pressure surge; one near Catholic U. campus.

By Martin Weil  |  10:57 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Va. Tech graduation cut short

Lightning has led to the Virginia Tech’s graduation ceremony being cut short.

By Associated Press  |  10:52 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Man charged in Md. bus crash that hurt 17

Maryland authorities have charged the driver of an SUV after a crash that overturned a bus carrying a kindergarten class on a Washington-bound field trip, injuring 17 people.

By Associated Press  |  05:59 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Virginia General Assembly to return for congressional redistricting June 9

The House of Delegates and Senate are expected to return to the Capitol on June 9 to complete the process of drawing new boundaries for the state’s 11 congressional districts.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Md. politician views bin Laden photos

Ruppersberger is one of the first lawmakers to see photos of the body of the Sept. 11 mastermind.

By Baltimore Sun  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Live coverage: D.C. Council hearing on hiring

Lorraine A. Green, Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s closest political adviser, testifies this morning before the D.C. Council on her role in controversial hiring practices.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:08 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Bay Bridge toll could double this year

Maryland officials are considering the most dramatic across-the-board toll hikes in the state’s history.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:31 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Students arrested, injured in school food fights

Nine were arrested at Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro and prom is on hold at West Springfield High School after the separate incidents.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:59 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 05/13/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:20 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Power restored after Mall outage

A power outage darkened a swath of the western end of the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial Thursday night and Friday morning, Pepco officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal and Michael Ruane  |  06:29 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Norton, Obama discuss D.C. issues

By Hamil Harris  |  11:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Woman struck by hit-and-run driver

By Clarence Williams  |  11:39 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 05/12/2011

3 shot in Northwest D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:12 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Sidwell Friends School sued for allegedly failing to supervise school psychologist

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gov. O’Malley’s brother to step down

The brother of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to step down Thursday as head of the state’s Democratic Party to become a top aide to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011

17 injured in Eastern Shore bus crash

Authorities say a motor coach bus carrying a kindergarten class on a field trip to Washington swerved to avoid an SUV and overturned in a Queen Anne’s County field.

By Associated Press  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Hinckley gets more time off from St. Elizabeths

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago is being granted additional time away from the D.C. psychiatric hospital where he lives

By Associated Press  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/12/2011

New $1 taxi surcharge in Prince George’s

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has authorized a $1 emergency fuel surcharge for taxi fares in the county.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Wife of prominent Md. bishop found dead

The 66-year-old wife of a prominent Annapolis church leader has been identified as the woman whose body was found partially submerged in north Baltimore last week .

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Cause of Va. mystery boom may have been found

One man said it shook his house. A woman thought she was experiencing an earthquake. Hundreds of people in Hampton Roads and Virginia’s Eastern Shore reported a loud boom Tuesday evening.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 05/12/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:29 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Man shot and killed in Southeast D.C.

A man was found shot Wednesday night behind a pizza shop in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  10:40 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 05/11/2011

2 fatal shootings in Prince George’s County

A 7-11 clerk and a man in a parking lot were gunned down less than 12 hours apart, police said.

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  09:25 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Two girls struck by vehicle in D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:38 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011

D.C. mom laments stunted search for missing daughter

Caroline Frazier has spent months dreading that her 18-year-old daughter may be buried 70 feet deep in a mammoth landfill. Making matters worse, she says, is that no one is searching for her there

By Associated Press  |  11:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Mystery boom rattles parts of Va.

A loud boom rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore but the source is a mystery.

By Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 05/11/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:43 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Moped driver struck by car in SE D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:44 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Woman burned in D.C. rowhouse fire

By Clarence Williams  |  09:39 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Work starts on D.C. flood wall

17th street will close overnight Wednesday as work starts on saving D.C. from flood

By Martin Weil  |  09:25 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Accord reached on Metro train control room

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  08:57 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Mom rescues tot from deep water

Child is saved after falling in channel near D.C. fish market

By Martin Weil  |  07:34 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Girl, 5, fatally struck in Landover

A 5-year-old was hit by a vehicle in the Landover area of Prince George's County, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:46 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011

D.C. Council begins budget tweaks

The District’s new budget is beginning to take shape this week, as D.C. Council committee chairs tweak Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s $10.8 billion spending plan.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 05/10/2011

O’Malley signs immigrant tuition bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed off on legislation Tuesday that extends in-state tuition breaks to illegal immigrants, setting up a showdown with opponents who are already working to force a referendum on the new law.

By Ann Marimow  |  07:38 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Court in Va. to hear cases on health-care overhaul

A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:20 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 05/10/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:13 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Arson burns D.C. fire department vehicles

Old D.C. fire equipment damaged in arson fire

By Martin Weil  |  11:02 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4500 s. capitol st. washington dc

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Craigslist seller robbed

Craigslist seller robbed in N. Bethesda; robber snatches iPads

By Martin Weil  |  07:23 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Man walking on interstate is killed

By Martin Weil  |  07:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Northeast to get $800 million in federal rail money

The Northeast will receive almost $800 million in federal funding to updgrade rail service along the heavily traveled corridor, according to an announcement made Monday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Commuter bus accident ties up Dulles access road; several injured

More than a dozen commuters were injured, when a Loudoun County Transit commuter bus struck the back of a construction vehicle at 9:10 a.m. on the Dulles Toll Road.

By Allison Klein  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Metro workers log major overtime

Some Metro employees are logging so much overtime that they are essentially working a second full-time job.

By Associated Press  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Md.-based agencies help hunt bin Laden

Observers of the U.S. intelligence community say credit for catching bin Laden also belongs to two Maryland-based intelligence agencies.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:50 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 05/09/2011

5 names being added to Vietnam memorial

A ceremony was held Sunday morning to honor Army Spec. Charles Sabatier of Galveston, Texas, whose name is being added.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:54 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Michelle Rhee to speak in D.C.

Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is scheduled to speak today at an education conference in the District — and union officials are planning a protest outside.

By Associated Press  |  06:47 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/09/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Arlington fire rips through house

Fire in Arlington’s Clarendon area; house heavily damaged

By Martin Weil  |  12:01 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Pr. Geo.’s police shoot armed suspect

Man shot by PG police in Cottage City; officers were searching for shooting suspect

By Martin Weil  |  10:56 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Georgetown theater evacuated

K Street movie theater reportedly evacuated; police, ems on scene

By Martin Weil  |  10:32 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Biker killed in Arlington

Bicyclist killed in crash with car; incident in South Arlington

By Martin Weil  |  10:09 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/08/2011

NSA contractor faces 5 years for false timesheets

Federal prosecutors say a former National Security Agency contractor faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to filing timesheets for hours not worked.

By The Associated Press  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Osprey nest stops work on park bridge

Ospreys that built a nest on a construction crane have stopped work on a bridge along Washington’s Anacostia Riverwalk.

By The Associated Press  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 05/08/2011

Vietnam Veterans Memorial adds 5 more names

The names of five U.S. soldiers are being added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  10:41 AM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 05/07/2011

Harlem Renaissance Festival delights Prince George’s

The Prince George’s Harlem Renaissance Festival attracted scores Saturday to the Prince George’s Ballroom in Landover.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  09:51 PM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

GU student house robbed

Robbers, one with a gun, tied up two people and ransacked a house near Wisconsin Avenue NW, just above Georgetown Saturday morning, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  07:26 PM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/07/2011

FEMA denies assistance for Va. tornadoes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s request for federal disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a string of deadly and destructive April tornadoes, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Saturday.

By The Associated Press  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/07/2011

U.Va.: Student recants racial profiling claim

A University of Virginia law student who said he was the victim of racial profiling by campus police now says he concocted the claim, U.Va. said in a release.

By The Associated Press  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

CDC: Lyme disease on rise in Va.

Virginia residents are being warned about an increase in cases of Lyme disease statewide.

By The Associated Press  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Crab regulation changes proposed

Possible changes to Maryland’s crabbing regulations will be discussed at a meeting in Annapolis.

By The Associated Press  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Teens sentenced for armed robbery near Northeast D.C. Metro station

Two teens were sentenced for a robbery in which one pulled pistol on victim, then told him to ‘go in the house and call the police’

By The Washington Times  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Virginia’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day nets nearly five tons of unused medicine

The April 30 collection was Virginia’s second Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, designed to keep prescription drugs away from children and drug abusers and out of the environment.

By The Associated Press  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/06/2011

3 restaurants reopen at Washington Harbour

Nearly three weeks after a flood swamped eateries and businesses at Washington Harbour, some normalcy is returning to the Georgetown waterfront.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/06/2011

8 tornadoes hit Md. last week

The agency said the most powerful twister hit St. Mary’s County near Breton Bay on April 28 with 90 mph winds.

By Associated Press  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/06/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

A novel treatment for gambling addicts, a large increase in snakehead fish and a fake ID ring run from a U-Md. dorm room. These are the morning headlines from around the region.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/06/2011

BWI plans emergency exercise Saturday

Baltimore-Washington airport will conduct federally required emergency planning exercises Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 05/06/2011

FBI: Mailings believed linked to earlier incidents

Suspicious letters were found at six more schools Friday, authorities said. No dangerous materials have been found.

By Spencer Hsu and Justin Jouvenal  |  09:04 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Man shot in leg inside Petworth Metro

By Clarence Williams  |  11:33 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. schools investigate suspicious substances

Police and paramedics scrambled across the city Thursday afternoon chasing reports of letters containing a suspicious substance that arrived at several D.C. public schools, authorities said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty and Bill Turque  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Events will mark anniversary of Mount Pleasant unrest

Two events this week will mark the 20th anniversary of civil unrest in the Mount Pleasant area of D.C. after the police shooting of a Salvadoran immigrant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Many students lack civics knowledge, study shows

High school seniors may be old enough to vote, but just one-quarter of them demonstrate at least a “proficient” level of civics knowledge and skills.

By Education Week  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/05/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Inner Harbor may get ‘Eiffel Tower’

A 13-story structure pitched as Baltimore's Eiffel Tower and a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel could rewrite the skyline of downtown Baltimore.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:13 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Shooting reported in SE Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  10:09 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Death of NC teen found in river ruled a homicide

Sixteen-year-old Phylicia Barnes of Monroe, N.C., went missing Dec. 28 while visiting family in Baltimore.

By Associated Press  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

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

Grand jury indicts man in 2008 triple homicide in Fairfax Co.

A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of taking part in an armed home-invasion robbery in 2008 in Springfield during which three men were killed.

By Associated Press  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Election results for Hyattsville, University Park

Two Prince Georges County towns held local elections Tuesday and results are in.

By Hamil Harris  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Two Montgomery school buses in minor accident

At least nine students and one bus driver were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning after a crash involving two Montgomery County school buses in the Clarksburg area. None of the injuries appear to be serious, according to initial reports from police, rescue and school officials.

By Dan Morse  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 05/04/2011

3.3 tons of poached rockfish found in Bay

It was the second largest seizure this year.

By Baltimore Sun  |  09:08 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Army to demonstrate ‘green’ ammunition in Md.

The Army will be demonstrating new “green” ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

By The Associated Press  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Couple returns $20K wedding ring found in parking lot

The ring in the Target parking lot glinted up at Sadie Sidotti with a gem so huge she and her husband assumed they’d spotted a child’s dress-up jewelry.

By Frederick News-Post  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Military flyovers scheduled for D.C. area

The U.S. military is planning some training flights over the Washington area to test the region’s air defenses.

By Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Hospital, nurses union reach agreement

Washington Hospital Center and the union representing 1,700 nurses have reached a tentative agreement on a contract, union and hospital officials announced Wednesday

By Lena H. Sun  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 05/04/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:06 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Power outages close 5 Anne Arundel schools

Classes were canceled today for students and teachers.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:09 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Blackout in Bethesda; Wisconsin Avenue dark

Pepco said lights went out Tuesday night in downtown Bethesda;

By Martin Weil  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Prince Charles to visit D.C.

On the heels of the royal wedding of his son, Prince Charles will pay a short visit to D.C.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:39 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/03/2011

McDonnell reduces public broadcasting funds

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed amendments to the state’s two-year $78 billion budget Monday, but reduced taxpayer funding for public broadcasting.

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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Navy SEAL Foundation sees donations increase

A foundation that provides financial assistance for the families of Navy SEALs is getting a boost from online donors following Osama bin Laden’s death.

By The Associated Press  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Yeardley Love murder a year ago today

It’s been a year since Yeardley Love was murdered at her University of Virginia apartment and a fellow student was accused of killing her.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011

D.C. Council calls for passage of a federal Equal Rights Amendment

Although council member Muriel Bowser noted that the District has among the toughest anti-discrimination protections in the nation, she called on her colleagues to take a stand for women in other states.

By Tim Craig  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Montgomery County passes 5-cent bag tax

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday passed a 5-cent bag tax that will kick in Jan. 1.

By Michael Laris  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Prince George’s County local election results

Brentwood community activist Roger E. Rudder beat a late write-in challenge by former mayor Betty Jean Schmiedigen to become the new mayor of the Town of Brentwood.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Public broadcasters, Gates Foundation tackling school dropout rate

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance on a new effort to combat the nation’s high school dropout rate.

By The Associated Press  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Murder-suicide in Loudoun

Loudoun authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a husband and wife in Sterling Tuesday morning.

By Allison Klein  |  09:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Catania to introduce bill on police recruitment

By Associated Press  |  08:31 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Second most deadly year for tornadoes in Va.

April’s killer tornadoes have made 2011 the second deadliest year in Virginia since modern records began in 1950.

By Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Dominion asks for 3 rate hikes in Va.

Dominion Virginia Power has asked state regulators to approve three rate hikes to cover the costs of increasing fuel prices, upgrading equipment and building a new power plant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:04 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:53 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Video: Local reaction to Osama bin Laden’s death

By Post Staff  |  10:45 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Stretch of I-66 reopens after crash

By Martin Weil  |  09:38 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Police seize D.C. youth who fled

Teen who fled detention center is recaptured

By Martin Weil  |  08:21 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/02/2011

U.S. airports, train stations and other centers of travel on high alert in wake of bin Laden’s death

What are you seeing?

By Katie Rogers  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Your Take

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Metro steps up security following bin Laden’s death

Metro is stepping up security in the transit system as a precaution following Osama bin Laden’s death.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Bribery trial set Monday for former Va legislator

A former Virginia legislator is due in federal court on charges that he secured funding for a teacher training center in exchange for a job as its director.

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Categories:  Virginia, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Fumes prompt evacuation at Alexandria 911 center

Alexandria’s 911 call center has been temporarily relocated after fumes in the city’s public safety building prompted an evacuation.

By The Associated Press  |  05:17 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Man’s body, unharmed boy found in vacant Md. home

Howard County police say the body of a man and a 5-year-old boy were found in a vacant Jessup home.

By The Associated Press  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Va. couple dead after Del. motorcycle crash

Delaware State Police say a Virginia couple has died after motorcycle crash.

By The Associated Press  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Worker killed in explosion, fire at Aberdeen lab

Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say a contractor died in an explosion and fire at a laboratory in the Edgewood area of the installation.

By The Associated Press  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Toll on Va. expressway to Outer Banks tripling on weekends

The toll on the 16-mile Chesapeake Expressway is tripling to $6 each way on summer weekends starting Sunday, and increasing to $3 on weekdays.

By The Associated Press  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Busch Gardens named most beautiful amusement park

Amusement park enthusiasts are touting Busch Gardens in Virginia as the country’s most beautiful amusement park.

By The Associated Press  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/30/2011

3 people hurt at Pr. George’s car wash

Police in Prince George’s County say three people were injured in an accident at a Temple Hills car wash.

By The Associated Press  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Weather Service confirms 12 twisters in Va.

The National Weather Service has confirmed two more tornadoes in Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  03:16 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Gaithersburg man shoots girlfriend, then kills himself, police say

The girlfriend was wounded but did not have life-threatening injuries, Montgomery County police said.

By Theola Labbe-DeBose  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Smithsonian to show Civil War artwork in D.C., N.Y.

By The Associated Press  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/30/2011

Weather Service: 2011 deadliest for tornadoes in Va.

Days after a series of tornadoes blew through Virginia, officials still are trying to determine exactly how much damage was done and what to do for those who have lost everything.

By The Associated Press  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/30/2011

Fairfax students learn what it takes to be a cop

Nearly 100 Fairfax County high school students will learn what it takes for a career in law enforcement.

By The Associated Press  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/30/2011

U. of Md. hosting VegFest

Vegetarians are taking over a field at the University of Maryland for a festival celebrating vegetables.

By The Associated Press  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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