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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Md. woman starts fire after falling asleep while smoking

Anne Arundel County fire officials say a woman and her husband have been injured in a fire after she fell asleep while smoking and using oxygen.

By Baltimore Sun  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 06/30/2011

AM headlines from around the region

More D.C. drivers like red-light cameras; multiple-car fire in Fairfax County; restaurant fire in Georgetown

By Patricia Sullivan  |  06:54 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Woman falls to her death from rooftop of the W Hotel

Witnesses told a police officer that the woman had been drinking at the bar on the rooftop patio of the W hotel, and that she climbed over a fence on the patio.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011

D.C. casino: Depends on how you define the words ‘slot machine ‘

D.C. Council members quizzed city lottery and other officials Wednesday about a fast-moving plan to launch a virtual casino in September during a belated hearing on the District’s online gambling law.

By Michael Laris  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/29/2011

National Zoo to expand in Front Royal

The National Zoo is breaking ground on an expansion of its Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia to house George Mason University students on site to work with scientists.

By Associated Press  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Poll shows Va. bullish on McDonnell

A new statewide poll finds Gov. Bob McDonnell highly popular in Virginia. But it also found support for ending the state’s ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.

By Associated Press  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 06/29/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:47 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 06/28/2011

D.C. police arrest Southeast man on homicide charge

By Clarence Williams  |  11:10 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Fairfax city brings back red light cameras

The cameras will begin operating at two big intersections.

By Associated Press  |  07:25 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Holiday DUI checkpoint in Prince George’s

By Associated Press  |  06:31 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Ex-D.C. Council aide to be sentenced

A man who served as chief of staff to a District of Columbia Council member is facing prison time for accepting money from a taxicab industry representative.

By Associated Press  |  06:25 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 06/28/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:20 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Man gravely wounded in SE

Man gravely wounded in D.C. shooting

By Martin Weil  |  11:27 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Arlington looks to expand bikesharing

Arlington County is holding a public meeting Monday evening to seek suggestions on where to locate up to 30 new bikesharing stations planned for the next year.

By Associated Press  |  10:34 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Crashes down after Md. tightens teen driving law

Serious crashes involving the youngest drivers have dropped significantly since Maryland tightened teen driving laws in 2009.

By The Capital of Annapolis  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 06/27/2011

11 wineries ready to ship to Maryland residents

Maryland residents can start getting wine delivered directly to their homes this week from 11 wineries.

By Baltimore Sun  |  10:20 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 06/27/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:40 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Police ID man killed near parade route

Police have identified a man who was shot and killed near the Howard University campus in Northwest.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:05 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/26/2011

2nd dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium

The second of two bottlenose dolphin calves born in April at the National Aquarium has died.

By The Associated Press  |  02:25 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Three-year-old boy drowns in Md.

A three-year-old La Plata boy who was attending a relative’s birthday party in Charles County drowned in a residential pool on Saturday evening, authorities said Sunday.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Delaware man dies in Md. boating accident

A Delaware man has died after a boating accident in Chesapeake City.

By The Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/25/2011

23 vie for Miss Maryland crown in Hagerstown

Twenty-three young women are competing in Hagerstown for the title of Miss Maryland and a shot at becoming Miss America.

By The Associated Press  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 06/25/2011

Audio of Va. Tech shooter commitment hearing found

An audio tape of the Virginia Tech shooter’s civil commitment hearing thought to have been destroyed in 2009 has been found.

By The Associated Press  |  10:11 AM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Power out at Prince George’s County offices

The power failed about 1 p.m. in the Prince George's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:47 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011

DCVote rally set for Lafayette Square

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and others will gather Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the White House to press President Obama for support.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Bethesda Lululemon shop reopens after death of employee

The Lululemon store in Bethesda where an employee was killed in March is again open to the public.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Teen girl dies during sailing lesson in Md.

Authorities in Maryland say a 14-year-old Annapolis girl has died after her boat capsized during a sailing lesson.

By The Associated Press  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 06/24/2011

A.M. news headlines from around the region

One man shot in Southeast this morning; soneone bought the winning $250K Mega Millions ticket on U Street; Annapolis girl dies during sailing lesson.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:23 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Reaching Hearts again halted in plans to build church

Prince George’s Council committee won’t approve change in water permit for Seventh-day Adventist congregation

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Greenbrier to launch train from D.C.

Beginning in July 2012, the Greenbrier plans to offer luxury train service from Union Station in Washington, D.C., to the resort in White Sulphur Springs. Passengers will pay about $650 for a round trip.

By Charleston Gazette  |  11:04 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 06/23/2011

D.C. chief to testify on police escorts for celebrities

District of Columbia police officials are set to testify about the use of police escorts for celebrities.

By Associated Press  |  07:20 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 06/23/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:05 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011

D.C. apartment building evacuated due to fire

By Clarence Williams  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Inner loop shut down near AFB

By Clarence Williams  |  11:25 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/22/2011

2 reporters handcuffed, removed from Taxicab Commission meeting

About 30 taxi drivers walked out in protest after a reporter was led out of the meeting in handcuffs.

By John Kelly and Mike DeBonis  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Secret Service investigates dump truck near White House

The Secret Service has closed some streets on the north side of the White House as agents investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Fire damages popular Capitol Hill bar

An early morning fire has caused moderate damage at the Tune Inn Restaurant, a popular Capitol Hill pub that has been open for more than 60 years, according to D.C. fire officials and the owner.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Ex-USPS exec Jack Potter to lead airports authority

John E. “Jack” Potter, former head of the U.S. Postal Service, was selected to head Washington’s regional airports authority.

By Ann Marimow  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 06/22/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:12 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Storms knock out dozens of Montgomery County traffic lights

By Clarence Williams  |  09:58 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Man stabbed in D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:25 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Prince William to charge ambulance fees

Prince William County plans to begin charging health insurance companies for ambulance trips.

By Associated Press  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. to evaluate teachers based on student performance

Marylandmoved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:21 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Pepco official says utility faces service challenges

The head of Pepco’s parent company says he doesn’t think the electric utility can be a top performer in the next two or three years.

By Associated Press  |  07:14 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 06/21/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:47 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Arlington to label energy-efficient buildings

Arlington County plans to label its government buildings according to how much energy the structures use.

By the Washington Examiner  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Mass burial honors unclaimed dead in Md.

Monday, mourners will gather as 600 more boxes of ashes are buried, joining 20,000 others, in a mass burial held every year in June.

By Baltimore Sun  |  06:47 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Stabbing in Wheaton area

A Sunday night stabbing in Wheaton sent police into the area searching for suspects

By Martin Weil  |  10:19 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011

FBI says nothing hazardous on plane at Reagan airport

Arrivals and departures at Ronald Reagan Airport were delayed for 10-15 minutes to search a U.S. Airways flight from Dayton.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/18/2011

O’Malley launches Cycle Maryland program on bike

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is kicking off a statewide bicycling initiative to encourage physical fitness and bicycle-based tourism.

By The Associated Press  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/18/2011

Small plane diverted from restricted D.C. airspace

Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters have intercepted a small plane that flew into restricted airspace around the nation’s capital.

By The Associated Press  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/18/2011

15 U.S. students to honor WWII veterans at Normandy

Fifteen high school students are visiting the nation’s capital, Arlington National Cemetery and Normandy, France, to honor World War II veterans who died on D-Day.

By The Associated Press  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Smithsonian hosts ‘Pilot Day’ at Va. museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington Dulles International Airport is holding its annual “Become a Pilot” family day.

By The Associated Press  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Flag damaged at ground zero comes to Md.

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.

By The Associated Press  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Fort Belvoir, Va. chosen for national Army museum

Virginia has been chosen as the home of the National Museum of the U.S. Army.

By The Associated Press  |  10:58 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Archbishop to ordain 5 new priests for D.C., Md.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl is ordaining five new Roman Catholic priests for the Archdiocese of Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Yonathan Melaku: Suspect in Pentagon scare

Yonathan Melaku was awarded two medals in his nearly four years in the Marine Corps Reserve, but now he will be better known by a less distinguished title: Suspect in a bomb scare at the Pentagon.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Suspect in Pentagon scare is in Marine Reserve

Authorities have found “nothing suspicious” in a vehicle found near the Pentagon this morning or on a man taken into custody overnight at Arlington Cemetery, an FBI official said.

By Justin Jouvenal and Jerry Markon  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Colonial Bank exec sentenced to 8 years

A former bank executive has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in a $3 billion fraud scheme that helped topple her bank and one of the largest private mortgage companies.

By Associated Press  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Power being restored after area storms

As of 10:15 a.m., Pepco was reporting about 227 outages in Prince George's County and 157 outages in Washington. An additional 76 outages were reported in Montgomery County. That's down from about 1,500 Pepco outages this morning.

By Associated Press  |  11:18 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Pentagon bomb scare; video, tweets from the scene

Video and tweets from the scene of the Pentagon bomb scare.

By Washington Post staff  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 06/17/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:12 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 12:13 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Storms cause thousands to lose power

By Clarence Williams  |  12:13 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Safeway cashier fired after men insulted at Southwest store

An employee at a Southwest D.C. Safeway has been fired after a Saturday incident in which a cashier used a homosexual slur, a Safeway spokesman said Thursday.

By Victor Zapana  |  07:23 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Ehrlich campaign workers indicted in Md. probe of election robocalls

A senior aide and a consultant hired by former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) were indicted Thursday in a probe of robocalls.

By John Wagner  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Funeral set for nephew of Rep. Cummings

A public viewing for the nephew of a Maryland congressman killed in an apparent random shooting is being held in Baltimore.

By Associated Press  |  09:49 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Man dies during annual bay swim

Officials say a 43-year-old Annapolis man died while participating in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay swim.

By Associated Press  |  09:23 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Judge: D.C. council member must address allegations

A D.C. Council member has until next month to respond to an allegation he didn’t pay more than $15,000 in student loans and interest.

By Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Sulaimon Brown says he will fight subpoena

A former D.C. mayoral candidate isn’t finished fighting with the D.C. Council as it investigates his allegations of unethical behavior by Mayor Vincent Gray.

By Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 06/16/2011

700 cited, $1,000 tickets issued in HOV crackdown

The enforcement effort swept up a large number of area commuters Tuesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:10 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Pieces of twin towers to go on display in Va.

Four pieces of steel from the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center that was destroyed during 9/11 are expected to arrive Thursday morning in Prince William County.

By Associated Press  |  06:42 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 06/16/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:36 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Woman found dead in Springfield townhouse

By Clarence Williams  |  11:16 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Bethesda Lululemon shop to reopen after killing

The June 24 reopening will “embrace the theme of ‘love’” in honor of slain employee Jayna Murray, the store announced.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Michelle Obama to help build D.C. playground

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit a Southeast Washington charter school to help build a playground.

By Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Bus driver in fatal Va. crash in court

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

By Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 06/15/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:37 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Hood College gives iPads to every freshman

Students say gift was a factor in their decision to attend school.

By Associated Press  |  10:19 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Va. to provide housing for homeless vets

Two Virginia public housing authorities will receive federal funding aimed at providing permanent living arrangements and case management for homeless veterans.

By Associated Press  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Va. DMV offices to display Amber Alerts

By Associated Press  |  06:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 06/14/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:43 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/13/2011

A tough commute in Arlington

Arlington Transit bus riders should get ready for an afternoon of delays as a protest by drivers stretches on.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Swimmers warned about South River

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is warning recreational users to avoid swimming, water-skiing and other direct water contact at Glen Isle on the South River in Riva, Md.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Man struck by lightning in Anne Arundel

A 29-year-old man was in cardiac arrest after being struck by lightning on the fishing pier at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasedena, Anne Arundel fire officials said Sunday.

By Baltimore Sun  |  06:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/13/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Slain student was congressman’s nephew

The Old Dominion University student who was fatally shot last week in his off-campus house in Norfolk was the nephew of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

By Martin Weil  |  10:26 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Amtrak train breaks down in Md.

Passengers sat without air conditioning for more than an hour until a replacement train arrived.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/12/2011

2 men rescued after boat capsizes near Hancock

Authorities say two men were rescued from the Potomac River near Hancock after their boat capsized.

By The Associated Press  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Swimmers sickened at Manassas Park water park

The popular water park remained closed Sunday as officials investigated an apparent chemical leak.

By Ann Marimow  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Body of missing swimmer recovered

The woman was one of four passengers aboard a motor boat near the Capitol Yacht Club.

By Ann Marimow  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Prince George’s schools to charge for sports

Prince George’s County Public Schools will charge students $50 to play interscholastic sports beginning next school year.

By Josh Barr  |  08:07 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Schools close, power out after record heat, storms

More than 1,000 customers are in the dark and two schools are closed in the D.C. area following a day of record heat and violent storms.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:33 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 06/10/2011

39 sickened by salmonella outbreak in Md., 14 states

Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.

By Associated Press  |  07:10 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Portions of Va. experiencing drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor says much of eastern Virginia is now in a moderate drought, while parts of Southside Virginia and the Richmond area are abnormally dry.

By Associated Press  |  07:06 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/10/2011

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Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Fairfax schools to scale back forced transfers

The Fairfax County school board voted Thursday night to scale back the practice of forced school transfers for students in disciplinary trouble, as board members considered the most sweeping changes in more than a dozen years to the county’s discipline policies.

By Donna St. George  |  10:23 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Accident shuts down northbound Rockville Pike

By Clarence Williams  |  05:35 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Manassas school loses AC, will close Friday

Stonewall Middle School, at 10100 Lomond Drive in Manassas, will be closed on Friday because there is no air conditioning in the building.

By Jennifer Buske  |  05:33 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Maryland investigates possible measles exposures

An individual who was visiting the greater Baltimore area from New York City last week may have exposed hundreds of people to measles.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Interim Md. schools chief named

The Maryland State Board of Education on Thursday named a former Queen Anne’s County schools chief as the interim state superintendent of schools.

By Robert Samuels  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Mary Washington college accidentally releases student info

About 7,500 University of Mary Washington students' personal information was accidentally disclosed on an online portal that only students and faculty can access.

By The Freelance Star  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 06/09/2011

E-mail shows attempt to influence Md. AG

An inadvertently leaked e-mail shows communication between a political supporter and Doug Gansler.

By Baltimore Sun  |  10:09 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Bay cleanup haul: Live kittens, toilet seat, 100 tons of junk

Volunteers who pitched in for the annual Clean the Bay Day fished out an interesting array of items, ranging from two live kittens to a toilet seat.

By Associated Press  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Judge: Senior can’t walk in graduation

A judge has denied a request to let an Oxon Hill senior walk with her class because she failed to meet a requirement.

By Associated Press  |  07:49 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Troops’ baggage fees refunded after BWI YouTube flap

Delta Airlines will reimburse members of an Army unit for $2,800 in baggage fees incurred while traveling through BWI Airport this week.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:40 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 06/09/2011

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Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Motorcyclist dies in Fairfax crash

By Clarence Williams  |  10:18 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Maryland health officials warn about measles

Among the places people may have been exposed is Camden Yards.

By Associated Press  |  09:40 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Teen struck by vehicle in NW D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/08/2011

D.C. cops who escorted Sheen transferred

Two D.C. police officers assigned to the unit that provided an escort to actor Charlie Sheen have been transferred.

By Associated Press  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Anne Arundel school cancels classes

Waugh Chapel Elementary in Odenton is closing at 11 a.m. because a power outage is affecting its air conditioning.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011

60 families displaced in New Carrolton fire

Eight people were rescued, four people were hospitalized and 120 residents were displaced Tuesday night in a fire that engulfed a multiple-story apartment building in New Carrollton.

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Obama to visit N.Va. community college

President Barack Obama will stress the importance of training U.S. workers to better compete for global manufacturing jobs during a visit to Northern Virginia Community College on Wednesday.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  07:40 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Heat prompts earlier trash pickup in D.C.

Trash collection in the District of Columbia will begin an hour earlier than normal this week because of extremely hot weather forecast for the area.

By Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 06/08/2011

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Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Prince George’s blaze displaces many

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams  |  10:14 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 06/07/2011

‘Suspicious’ package on Capitol Hill

By Clarence Williams  |  08:56 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Bicyclist struck in Northwest Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  07:25 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Md. reports first heat-related deaths of the year

Two elderly Maryland residents, a man and woman, have died in recent days, the first deaths attributed this year to heat exposure, state officials say.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:09 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Va. man harbors Korean illegal immigrants as ‘doumi girls’

A Fairfax man who is in the country illegally pleaded guilty to employing illegal immigrants from Korea to flirt with customers and pour drinks at Annandale karaoke clubs.

By Associated Press  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Abuse trial of accused Delaware pediatrician begins

The trial of a former Delaware pediatrician charged with abusing scores of patients over more than a decade is under way, with the 470 counts in the original indictment consolidated into 24 counts of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child.

By Randall Chase  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Jeff Bridges to help launch Va. anti-hunger program

Actor Jeff Bridges will join Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Northern Virginia to promote a new initiative to fight childhood hunger.

By Associated Press  |  08:54 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Va. Tech tuition to jump 9 percent

Tuition and fees are increasing for all students at Virginia Tech.

By Associated Press  |  08:36 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/07/2011

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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011

D.C. attorney general: Harry Thomas Jr. diverted public funds

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. arranged to have more than $300,000 in public funds diverted to groups he controlled, and used the money as a lavish personal account, purchasing an Audi SUV and taking trips to Las Vegas and Pebble Beach, the city’s attorney general said Monday.

By Mike DeBonis and David Nakamura  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Police chiefs’ salaries outpace governors’

The salaries of many of the police and fire chiefs in the Washington region outpace the earnings of their states’ governors.

By Associated Press  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Man pulled from SE fire

Man rescued after fire in Southeast D.C.

By Martin Weil  |  12:05 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/05/2011

Search to resume Monday for missing swimmer

The search for a missing swimmer who is thought to have drowned in the Tridelphia Reservoir in Montgomery County was suspended Sunday.

By The Associated Press  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Denzel Washington movie filming in D.C.

A new action movie called “Safe House” is filming in Washington this weekend.

By The Associated Press  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Ford’s Theatre to honor Andrews, Abdul-Jabbar

Ford’s Theatre in Washington is honoring Julie Andrews and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for their contributions that exemplify President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy.

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

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Confederate Memorial Day marked at Arlington

The United Daughters of the Confederacy are marking Confederate Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

By The Associated Press  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Search continues for missing swimmer

The search continued Saturday for a young man who disappeared while swimming in the Triadelphia Reservoir in upper Montgomery County.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Dancing protesters return to Jefferson Memorial

Another group of dancing demonstrators is at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington a week after five demonstrators were forcefully arrested by U.S. Park Police.

By The Associated Press  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Md. man arrested in shooting at D.C. high school

Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old Landover man in the fatal shooting Friday night at a District high school.The police did not immediately release information about an alleged motive or relationship between the two men.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Michelle Obama to speak at Va. graduation

First lady Michelle Obama is coming to northern Virginia to deliver the commencement address at tiny Quantico Middle/High School.

By Associated Press  |  09:49 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Driver charged in fatal Va. bus crash

Virginia authorities have charged the driver in this week’s fatal bus crash with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

By Associated Press  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 06/03/2011

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Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Bodies found in Md. may be mother, young daughter

A woman and an toddler were found dead Thursday night in Hillcrest Heights area, Prince George’s County police officials said.

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  12:18 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Woman struck by vehicle in Southeast

By Clarence Williams  |  05:47 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011

U.S. citizen stuck in Kuwait

For nearly four months, Aziz Nouhaili, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Morocco, has been trying to get home from Kuwait, where he worked for several years as a military contractor. S

By Associated Press  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Peruvian election could cause traffic jam in N.Va.

The Peruvian presidential election this weekend could produce traffic gridlock in the northern Virginia city of Falls Church

By Associated Press  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/02/2011

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

Bicyclist struck by a vehicle in Northwest Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  07:06 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Thousands in dark, cooling centers open amid heatwave

Amid a nasty heatwave, thousands of area residents, a D.C. school and a couple of government agencies are without power Wednesday morning.

By Justin Jouvenal and Nikita Stewart  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 06/01/2011

ACLU may sue MTA over photographer’s detainment

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland put the Maryland Transit Administration on notice Tuesday that it intends to file suit over the conduct of transit police in ordering photographers to stop taking pictures.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:05 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011

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Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Woman stabbed in Southeast D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:29 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Shooting reported in New Carrollton

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Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Youth found dead in Gaithersburg home

By Clarence Williams  |  09:32 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Crash shuts down I-95 in Dumfries

By Clarence Williams  |  08:43 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Thousands without power in D.C.

By Martin Weil  |  08:17 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Shooting reported in Southeast D.C.

Shooting reported in Southeast D.C.

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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 05/31/2011

4 killed, more than 50 hurt in Va. bus crash; driver charged

A driver for a bargain-rate bus service is charged after his passenger bus overturned in Caroline County.

By Associated Press  |  05:35 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Cooling centers open in the area

With temperatures expected to soar well into the 90s today, Prince George’s County and the District have opened cooling centers at a number of locations.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Hearing set on D.C. breathalyzer problems

A public hearing this week will focus on problems with the District of Columbia’s enforcement against drunken drivers.

By Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 05/31/2011

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/31/2011

40,000 gallons of manure spill in Va. creek

State and local officials are investigating the spill of about 40,000 gallons of manure into a tributary of the New River.

By Associated Press  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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