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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Frederick expects music fest traffic jam

Police in Frederick are predicting traffic delays on certain streets due to a weekend music festival.

By The Associated Press  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Annual Va. dolphin count Saturday

Volunteers along Virginia’s coast will be gazing out to sea for the annual dolphin count sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

By The Associated Press  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Fundraiser planned for slain Va. student

Friends and family of an Old Dominion University student slain off-campus are attempting to raise awareness of his death and money for a memorial fund with a car wash and bake sale

By The Associated Press  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Live coverage: ‘Save Our Schools’ march

Teachers, parents and activists from across the country are descending on Washingtontoday to protest education policies. Follow live tweets from Post reporters.

By Michael Alison Chandler and Lyndsey Layton  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Frederick adds new speed cameras

They bring to six the number of speed cameras installed in the city since late May.

By Associated Press  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/29/2011

ICE raid targets University of Northern Virginia

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided the Annandale offices of the University of Northern Virginia Thursday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 07/29/2011

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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Stinky mystery globs wash up in Va. Beach

A Virginia Beach health official says tests found no bacteria in the water after globs of smelly waste washed up on local beaches.Beach

By Associated Press  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Walter Reed holds closing ceremony

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army’s flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, closing its doors.

By Staff and wire reports  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Chincoteague pony swim to be held Wed.

Chincoteague firefighters known as saltwater cowboys are preparing for the annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague in Virginia.

By Associated Press  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Whooping cough cases double in Va.

As of June 30, state health officials say there were 189 cases statewide. That’s more than double the 87 cases during the same period in 2010.

By Associated Press  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 07/27/2011

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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Customers voice dismay at prospect of post office closings

The annoucement that thousands of post offices, including dozens in the Distrct, Maryland and Virginia, are expected to be closed was not welcome news in Chevy Chase and Suitland, home to two of the area post offices on the chooping block.

By Sarah Khan and Jillian Sowah  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2011

West Nile Virus found in D.C., Va. mosquitoes

The annual hunt for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus turned up several culprits, health departments in both areas report.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  west nile virus, mosquitoes

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Montgomery to hold hearing on teen curfew

The curfew, suggested by County Executive Isiah Leggett, would start at 11 p.m. on weekdays and 12:01 a.m. on weekends and apply to teenagers younger than 18.

By Associated Press  |  06:51 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011

11 sent to hospital following carbon monoxide leak

Eleven people were sent to the hospital overnight following a carbon monoxide leak that evacuated their Rockville apartment building, Montgomery County fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 07/26/2011

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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Suspicious package cleared at Canadian Embassy

The Canadian Embassy in Northwest D.C. had been evacuated and a street closed as authorities investigate reports of a suspicious package, D.C. fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Heat prompts earlier trash pickup in D.C.

Trash collection in the District of Columbia starts an hour earlier this week because of predicted hot temperatures.

By Associated Press  |  06:42 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011

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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Missing Baltimore baby found in D.C.

The infant disappeared with a babysitter on Friday, after the baby’s father stepped out to grab a pack of cigarettes.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/23/2011

D.C. man pleads guilty in infant son’s death

A District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his infant son.

By The Associated Press  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Md. state trooper attacked on Beltway

The trooper is recovering after being stabbed this morning while responding to a traffic accident.

By The Associated Press  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/23/2011

Reward offered in Frederick killing

An operations manager at a Frederick restaurant is raising money to help the children of a woman who was fatally shot this month.

By The Associated Press  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/23/2011

Passerby performs CPR on bicyclist in D.C.

A passerby is being commended for performing CPR on a bicyclist in Rock Creek Park.

By The Associated Press  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Judge: Va. voter registration records must be made public

A judge says a Virginia law restricting access to voter registration applications is trumped by a federal law requiring openness of voter records.

By Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Heat impacts: Bull Run commemorations canceled, UDC closes campus

The National Park Service has canceled a portion of the program for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run and UDC has closed a campus.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:28 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Obama to host town hall at U-Md.

Obama will offer updateds on negotiations on the debt and deficit.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:11 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 07/22/2011

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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Maryland health officials call for ‘bath salt’ ban

At least one death and 22 cases of poisoning have prompted Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to call for an emergency law to ban the sale of synthetic drugs known as “bath salts.”

By Washington Post staff  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Live tweets: Metro board meeting

The Post’s Dana Hedgpeth will be at the meeting and live tweet when it starts.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Church sues Pr. George’s County — again

By Associated Press  |  08:36 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Detroyer to become East Coast’s largest artificial reef

Planners believe they are about two weeks away from sinking a 563-foot former Navy destroyer off the coast of Maryland.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:14 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 07/21/2011

State Dept. analyst fired in contract scandal

The State Department has dismissed an analyst who may have helped award millions in contracts to a Virginia company run by her husband and daughter.

By Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Va. employee didn’t show up for work for 12 years

Norfolk’s prosecutor says there’s not enough evidence to file criminal charges in the case.

By Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Mayor Gray goes to Hollywood

The mayor will fly to Los Angeles Thursday to meet with studio and production-company executives. His goal is to lure more big-budget productions to the district.

By Associated Press  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 07/21/2011

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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Heat prompts changes in D.C. DMV hours

Special hours will be in effect later this week at the official vehicle inspection station in the District of Columbia.

By Associated Press  |  06:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011

BP Solar to close Frederick office

BP Solar says it plans to close its Frederick operation early next year and many of the site’s 80 employees could lose their jobs.

By Associated Press  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Live coverage: Washington airports authority meeting

The Post’s Ann Marimow is at the board of directors meeting, where a critical vote is expected.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Frederick County kills government privatization plan

The County board decided Tuesday to back away from a proposal to privatize many government services, but did not rule out making such a move in the future.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:19 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Georgetown DMV office closes for the day

With its air-conditioning system broken, the Georgetown service center of the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has closed for the day.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Frederick braces for government privatization backlash

The Frederick County Commissioners are bracing for another wave of employee reaction to their privatization push.

By Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Snakehead found in river near Annapolis

The discovery raises the possibility that low salinity in the Chesapeake Bay this year may have allowed the invasive fish to escape from the Potomac River.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:23 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 07/19/2011

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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Police: Blowout may have wrecked tour bus

The bus, traveling from Washington to Niagara Falls, crashed in a wooded median in western New York on Sunday, killing two and injuring 35.

By The Associated Press  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 07/18/2011

D.C. trash pickup to start hour earlier

Trash collection in the District of Columbia starts an hour earlier this week because of hot temperatures in the forecast.

By Associated Press  |  07:21 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Fired Metro worker back on job

A Metro custodian fired in 2008 after being arrested in a prostitution sting has been able to serve the transit agency as a landscaping worker.

By Associated Press  |  07:12 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 07/18/2011

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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Md. police identify man killed in glider crash

Maryland State Police are identifying a man killed when a glider crashed into trees near St. Mary’s County Regional Airport in southern Maryland.

By The Associated Press  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/17/2011

Finding mumbo sauce in D.C.

After reading Theresa Vargas’s story on mumbo sauce, are you ready to try some?

By Washington Post staff  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 07/15/2011

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Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Boy and woman struck in separate accidents in D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:59 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Amtrak engine catches fire at Union Station, no injuries reported

By Clarence Williams  |  05:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 07/14/2011

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

License plate reader helps nab alleged drug dealer

The sensor alerted an officer that a passing Honda Accord’s tags had been suspended, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 07/13/2011

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Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Man shot in NW Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  11:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Police search for two Bethesda teens

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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011

6 injured in D.C. traffic accidents

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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Howard County to ban smoking at parks

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says he will issue an executive order expanding a smoking ban to all county parks.

By Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/12/2011

About 800 still without power after storm

More than 1,100 remained without power Tuesday morning after a series of powerful storms moved through the area on Monday night.

By Martin Weil  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Montgomery County considers teen curfew

The bill would impose an 11 p.m. curfew from Sunday through Thursday nights and a 12:01 a.m. curfew on the weekends for children

By Associated Press  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 07/12/2011

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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Marylanders get the all-clear on measles warning

A person with measles who visited the greater Baltimore area last month did not infect anyone, the state Department of Health reported.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Historic Annapolis market set to reopen

Market House first opened in 1788; the current building was built in 1856 and renovated in 1972.

By Associated Press  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sierra Club: Close Alexandria power plant

An environmental organization is calling on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to file a special petition that would put a power plant in Alexandria, on track to close.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Fees to double for seniors at community college

Senior citizens taking non-credit courses at Anne Arundel Community College this fall can expect to see their fees double.

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Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 07/11/2011

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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Man killed in Prince George’s accident

Southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway closed after fatal accident

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:24 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Trial set in Bethesda Lululemon yoga shop killing

An Oct. 24 trial has been set for a woman charged with killing a coworker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda.

By Associated Press  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Report: 100 mobile speed cameras planned for Pr. Geo.’s

Prince George’s County officials plan to deploy more than 100 mobile speed cameras at sites near schools, according to the Examiner.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Casey Anthony case inspires Md. legislation

Stunned by the not-guilty verdicts this week in Florida's Casey Anthony murder case, A Md. Sen. wants to make it a felony for a parent not to report the death of a child.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:36 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 07/08/2011

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Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Accident closes northbound BW Parkway

Authorities shut down northbound lanes of the Baltimore Washington Parkway in the Laurel area Thursday night after a car with four people inside ran off the parkway and into the woods.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:54 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

1 dead, four seriously hurt in Beltway crash

A man was killed and four other people were seriously hurt Thursday in a crash that shut down the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in the College Park area.

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

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/07/2011

During two-year window, D.C. covered costs for 300 abortions for low-income women

The period when the city could pay for the procedure — during which the city says it spent about $185,000 providing elective abortions — ended earlier this year.

By The Associated Press  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

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

Montgomery delays vote on first charter school

Board members debated a last-minute proposal to establish a boundary for students who would be eligible to enroll in the Montessori program, which would be the county’s first charter.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011

D.C. elections board refers Kwame Brown campaign allegations to federal prosecutors

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics did not consider fines for violations of campaign finance law, but may after the federal probe.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Man who aimed gun at Capitol Hill police sentenced

A man who was shot by U.S. Capitol police after approaching them with a gun was sentenced to more than a year in prison.

By Associated Press  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Lawmakers want immigration museum in D.C.

Representatives are expected to introduce legislation Thursday that calls for studying the feasibility of creating such a museum without any federal taxpayer funds.

By Associated Press  |  06:52 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/06/2011

July 4 traffic fatalities double in Va.

State police say 13 people died in accidents on Virginia’s roads during the July 4 holiday weekend.

By The Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 07/06/2011

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Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 07/06/2011

How did we get that shot?

Post photographer Tracy A. Woodward shares how he selected the location for his Fourth of July photo and the technical specification behind it.

By Tracy A. Woodward  |  12:41 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Second man arrested in bystander shooting

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

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Most outages in N.Va. have been repaired

Only about 100 houses and businesses remain without power in the Arlington area, following strong storms on Sunday that downed trees and power lines and killed a bicyclist in Montgomery County.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man dies after falling into Potomac River

Authorities say man has died after he apparently slipped and hit his head while on a boat and fell into the Potomac River.

By Associated Press  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Bechtel may move Frederick offices

Federal contractor Bechtel Corp. says it’s considering moving its offices from Frederick to another location in the Washington area.

By Associated Press  |  11:24 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Leslie Johnson resigns council seat

Johnson made international news when she hid cash bribes in her bra.

By Ruben Castaneda and Miranda Spivack  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Man nearly drowns in Germantown lake

A man almost drowned attempting to pull a radio-controlled sailboat from a Germantown lake on Sunday evening, Montgomery County officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:06 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Alexandria woman wins Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest

In the first year the famous contest was broken into men’s and women’s divisions, Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas topped Germantown’s Juliet Lee.

By The Associated Press  |  07:33 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Bill targets violence at Pr. George’s clubs

Police are looking to local officials to make owners, promoters and others involved with security at music venues in the county more responsible for violence occurring around them.

By Associated Press  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Thousands of Md. state workers forced to pay union fees

Maryland's largest state employee union is set to begin collecting fees from nonmembers this month.

By Baltimore Sun  |  06:57 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 07/05/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:49 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Rescuers search for missing boater in Anne Arundel County

Rescue teams plan to resume searching Tuesday morning for a 25-year-old man who was thrown from a boat in the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County on Monday afternoon.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:26 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Bicyclist killed in storm identified; power outages persist in N.Va.

The man killed by a falling tree on the C&O Canal towpath during Sunday evening’s storm has been identified as Neil Reich of New York.

By June Q. Wu  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 07/04/2011

Mayor asks independence for DC

In a July 4 message, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray asks the nation to help free the city from “interference...by Congress.”

By Martin Weil  |  12:08 AM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Man killed during storm; thousands lose power

Powerful electrical storms swept across the area Sunday evening, felling trees and driving visitors from the National Mall. Thousands lost power.

By Martin Weil  |  07:47 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Man beaten to death in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police say a 28-year-old man was beaten to death at a family gathering in Gaithersburg.

By The Associated Press  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Person killed in fire in Edgewater area

Anne Arundel County fire officials say a person was killed in a fire at an Edgewater-area home.

By The Associated Press  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/03/2011

NORAD intercepts small plane near Camp David

A two-seat plane had to be escorted to the ground by an F-15 fighter after straying into a restricted zone around Camp David in Maryland.

By The Associated Press  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Southeast car crash kills 3

Three people riding in a car in Southeast D.C. were killed in an early Saturday morning when the driver lost control and the car overturned and eventually struck two trees.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. and Va. gas prices lower than nation’s average

Travelers this holiday weekend will find gas prices in Virginia and Maryland at or below the national average.

By The Associated Press  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/02/2011

D.C. offering free hazardous waste drop off

Washington residents can drop off hazardous waste and pick up free compost at the city’s dump.

By The Associated Press  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/02/2011

Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Herndon

Lottery officials say someone in Herndon bought a Mega Millions ticket that matched all six numbers for the $107 million jackpot.

By The Associated Press  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 07/02/2011

Northern Virginia stepping up drunk driving patrols ahead of Fourth of July holiday

Northern Virginia stepping up drunk driving patrols ahead of Fourth of July holiday.

By The Associated Press  |  10:53 AM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Software maker Blackboard to be taken private in $1.64 billion deal, equal to $45 per share

Educational software maker Blackboard is being taken private for $1.64 billion in cash by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners

By The Associated Press  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Va Lottery: $250K lottery prize to expire July 5

Lottery officials say a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that was sold for the Jan. 4 drawing remains unclaimed. It will expire at 5 p.m. July 5 if the winner doesn’t come forward.

By Associated Press  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Judge orders new trial in Va. Tech discrimination case

A federal judge has overturned a jury award against Virginia Tech in a discrimination case and ordered a new trial.

By Associated Press  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Washington Monument elevator back in service after incident

Sixteen people were stranded inside the elevator, about 490 feet above ground, Thursday evening.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 07/01/2011

AM headlines from around the region

Waiting for Megabus, new alcohol tax in Maryland, illegal fireworks and a wallet thief on the loose in Alexandria.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:17 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Fatal stabbing in Hyattsville

By Clarence Williams  |  01:03 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Speeding car strikes D.C. police officer

By Clarence Williams  |  12:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Woman unharmed after jumping onto Metro tracks

By Clarence Williams  |  10:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Washington Post and McCormick Foundation award $90,000 to local nonprofits

By Clarence Williams  |  07:49 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Arlington planetarium saved

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium has been saved through more than $435,000 in donations, surpassing the goal of $402,800 set by Arlington school officials.

By Christy Goodman  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Live tweets: Leslie Johnson hearing

The Post’s Miranda Spivack is covering the Prince George’s County Council member’s hearing and will provide tweets from the courthouse.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. coach charged with sexual assault

Howard County police say a climbing coach from Rockville has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

By The Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Alcohol tax higher in Md. in July

Maryland health advocates are celebrating a 50 percent increase in the state’s sales tax on alcohol.

By The Associated Press  |  07:26 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011

New laws take effect Friday in Va.

After midnight, victims of abusive relationships will find protective court orders easier to get, the absentee votes of deceased voters will count, and you can bring your own bottle of wine with you to a restaurant.

By The Associated Press  |  07:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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