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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Howard County man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

The man’s wife and son are in critical condition. A gas-powered generator in use following Hurricane Irene appears to be the cause.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Hurricane Irene causes overflows at sewage plants

More than 400 million gallons of sewage overflowed treatment plants in the area during Hurricane Irene.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Mount Rainier house fire spreads to neighboring homes

A house fire that broke out in Mount Rainier early Tuesday spread to the houses on either side of it. There were no injuries, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Family hospitalized by Hurricane Irene-related carbon monoxide exposure

The culprit was a gasoline-powered generator that the family, which had lost power over the weekend because of Hurricane Irene, had running in the garage.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Aruba suspect ‘not a monster,’ father says on ‘Today’ show

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show that aired Tuesday, Frank Giordano said his son Gary is a “good human being, who is good to his family” and close with his children.

By The Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, Updates

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Tens of thousands still without power in D.C. region

By Brian M. Rosenthal and John Wagner  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Blood donations lag in Hurricane Irene’s wake

After donations were cancelled due to inclement weather, there is a shortfall of about 1,500 units of blood.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Police locate parents of young boy found wandering Landover neighborhood

‘Everybody thought somebody else was watching’ child who was discovered walking around neighborhood, police say

By Martin Weil and Matt Zapotosky  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Five more aftershocks recorded in Virginia earthquake

Sunday night was marked by more seismic activity near the epicenter of last Tuesday’s earthquake. Five aftershocks were recorded in Virginia.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 08/29/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 08/28/2011

School year opens for Loudoun, Frederick

The school year begins Monday in Loudoun County, Frederick, Md., and most of Montgomery County. Other openings have been delayed by Hurricane Irene.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  10:15 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Hurricane Irene aftermath: Tips on safe cleanup

Here are some tips from emergency officials as the D.C. region cleans up Irene’s mess. What advice do you have?

By Washington Post Staff  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Hurricane Irene aftermath: Dispatches from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District

As Irene batters areas further north, read eyewitness accounts from Post reporters on the scene.

By The Washington Post  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene: Delaware, North Carolina, Washington, Maryland, Virginia live dispatches

As Irene batters the East Coast, read eyewitness accounts from Post reporters on the scene.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  10:07 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Virginia boy killed by tree felled by Hurricane Irene

Winds from Hurricane Irene crashed through into boy’s apartment in Newport News, killing him.

By The Associated Press  |  03:22 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/27/2011

More than 1 million without power, phone service as Hurricane Irene advances

More than 1 million homes and businesses were still out of power or phone service early Sunday as heavy wind and rain from Hurricane Irene battered the Washington area. In Virginia, the number of outages “exceeded our expectations,” a Dominion Power official said.

By Brian M. Rosenthal, Cecilia Kang and Clarence F. Williams  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene closings, cancellations in the D.C. region

A few schools will remain closed Thursday.

By Washington Post staff  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Calvert County orders evacuations as Hurricane Irene approaches

Residents who live within 100 feet of the cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene: We’ve got D.C., Maryland and Virginia covered

Complete hurricane news and resources for the D.C. region, updated continuously.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/27/2011

D.C. government distributes more sandbags as Hurricane Irene approaches

The District distributed 2,000 more sandbags Saturday morning and is readying another 5,000 for pickup at RFK Stadium’s Lot 7.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene preparations: Montgomery County, MD opens shelters

Shelters at Richard Montgomery High School and Bauer Drive Community Center will open at 4 p.m. today for residents.

By Miranda S Spivack  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/27/2011

300 residents remain in Ocean City ahead of Hurricane Irene

Officials in the beach resort town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore say hundreds of residents have ignored mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Irene.

By The Associated Press  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: We’ve got the D.C. area covered

Complete hurricane news and resources for the D.C. region, updated continuously.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Pepco anticipates widespread, multi-day power outages

Pepco officials urged patience as they anticipate “widespread” and “multi-day” power outages from Hurricane Irene.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011

WMATA could close Metro if winds reach 45 mph

If winds from Hurricane Irene reach 45 mph this weekend, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority could be forced to stop some above-ground Metro lines.

By Tim Craig  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/26/2011

D.C. schools batten down for Irene

D.C. school officials are sending sandbags to schools at risk of flooding and making sure wet vacs are in place.

By Bill Turque  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011

VRE braces for Hurricane Irene

Virginia Railway Express officials are bracing their fleet for the storm as it heads toward the East Coast.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Pepco warns customers of likely outages during Hurricane Irene

The area’s major electrical utility warns that power outages are likely to happen and may last several days.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Live updates from Hurricane #Irene

As Irene climbs the East Coast toward D.C., we’ll keep you updated with the evacuation lists, forecasts and information you need.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, Justin Jouvenal and Patricia Sullivan  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/26/2011

NFL donates $1 million to MLK Memorial

The National Football League is donating $1 million to the new memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Associated Press  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: Emergency contact numbers

Here’s a rundown of emergency numbers to call for a variety of Hurricane related problems.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 08/26/2011

D.C. agency center closed by roof collapse

fficials say a D.C. Department of Human Services center in southwest has been closed following a roof collapse, but no injuries were reported.

By Associated Press  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 08/26/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:16 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 08/26/2011

D.C. rally and march canceled because of Hurricane Irene

By Washington Post staff  |  01:08 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011

MLK dedication postponed

Officials say the storm moving toward the East Coast has forced the cancelation of the MLK dedication.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Prince George’s clears 18 schools to reopen

Prince George’s County has cleared 18 schools to reopen after this week’s earthquake; inspection results are pending for another 14.

By  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

MLK dedication still on for Sunday

Organizers of King memorial say they will move forward with dedication plans.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  03:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Inova Health Systems cuts management jobs to reduce costs

Inova Health Systems, which operates five hospitals and is one of the Washington region’s largest health systems, said it cut 117 senior and mid-level management jobs across all its hospitals to reduce costs.

By Lena Sun  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Washington Monument cracks indicate earthquake damage (Photos)

More damage found inside the Washington Monument, including a four-foot-long fissure in the pyramid-shaped cap at the top, shows the earthquake’s impact.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/25/2011

As U.S. marriage rate declines, mid-Atlantic is mostly average

A first-of-its-kind analysis by the Census Bureau released Thursday found that marriages in the U.S. are barely above 50 percent. The mid-Atlantic is no exception.

By  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Historic building in Va. to be razed after quake

At least one historic building in downtown Culpeper is being demolished after it suffered extensive structural damage in Tuesday’s earthquake.

By Associated Press  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

More than 50 injured in bargain bus crash

The D.C.-bound bus collided with two tractor-trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said.

By Associated Press  |  08:06 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 08/25/2011

One more aftershock, and earthquake-related closings, openings

Some schools, landmarks and other buildings remain closed due to damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:32 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/25/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 08/25/2011

4.5-magnitude aftershock rattles area

The temblor, which struck at 1:07 a.m., was centered 31 miles east of Charlottesville, Va., near the epicenter of Tuesday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:54 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011

D.C. quake causes millions of dollars in damage to National Cathedral

Engineers say the earthquake damage to the cathedral was not structural, though it left millions of dollars of damage to the elaborate exterior.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Earthquake alters MLK plans

The earthquake that struck the East Coast leads to changes in events honoring King.

By Michael E. Ruane and Michelle Boorstein  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Washington Monument cracks after Virginia quake (photos)

The Tuesday quake caused some cracks in the Washington Monument, so it’s closed until engineers decide what to do.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Schools, D.C. landmarks and some federal agencies closed in quake’s aftermath

We’ll keep you posted on schools and other closings and re-openings due to Tuesday’s earthquake.

By Martin Weil, Coleen O’Lear and Justin Jouvenal  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011

National Cathedral: New photos reveal extent of quake damage

The images show a fallen statue, a closeup of a teetering pinnacle, badly cracked buttresses and interior walls, and much more.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:06 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Another aftershock reported in Virginia

Reports coming from along the East Coast

By Washington Post Staff  |  08:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2011

MLK organizers monitoring Hurricane Irene

Tens of thousands of people are expected at the memorial dedication Sunday, when current forecasts have the storm centered over the Eastern shore.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Coast Guard: Prepare for Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene heads north, the Coast Guard said mariners should begin planning now.

By Associated Press  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/23/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Martin Luther King Memorial details in one spot

How do you get there? What will I see? How did they build this? Why is Dr. King facing southeast? All your questions are answered here.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/22/2011

King memorial opens to the public today

The memorial to the slain Civil Rights leader has been 25 years in the making.

By Michael E. Ruane and Patricia Sullivan  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Water main break affects Md. school, customers

Authorities say an elementary school in Fort Washington is without water on the first day of school following a water main break.

By Justin Jouvenal and Associated Press  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Baltimore homes go for $10,000 — or less

One of every 10 city homes sold during the first half of the year — about 275 in all — fell in that price range. Twice as many sold for under $20,000.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:54 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 08/21/2011

Power restored to most customers after storms

Tens of thousands were in the dark Sunday evening, but utility crews have restored power to most customers.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:18 AM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/20/2011

CDC seeks to sample Va. waters for deadly amoeba

Federal authorities are asking for samples of Virginia waterways in an attempt to develop a test for detecting deadly microscopic amoeba.

By The Associated Press  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Volunteers spruce up D.C. schools

This year, a record 4,100-plus volunteers fanned out to spruce up schools in time for the start of the academic year on Monday.

By Annys Shinn  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, DC

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Md. identifies first case of West Nile virus this year

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Thursday that a Baltimore area adult is the state’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus infection in 2011.

By Lena H. Sun  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/18/2011

MLK Memorial (unofficially) unveiled — get a peek

The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall doesn’t officially open for 10 days, but it’s readily visible.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 08/18/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  06:25 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011

AAA: Remove speed camera in College Park

AAA officials are calling for the removal of a College Park speed camera, saying it violates state guidelines for the location of such enforcement devices.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 08/17/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:28 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Sulfur smell in city Tuesday night

A sulfurous odor was reported Tuesday night in many sections of Washington near the Potomac River, as well as in Arlington, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  12:58 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Boy dies from ‘brain-eating amoeba’ in Va.

Virginia health officials say a child has died of a brain infection from a microscopic bug, sometimes called a “brain-eating amoeba,” that lives in stagnant water.

By Associated Press  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Fees for extra trash in effect in Falls Church

This week the city implements a new policy for residents in single-family detached homes.

By Associated Press  |  08:37 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 08/16/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:52 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Water main break creates large sinkhole in Md.

Crews are repairing a 30-inch water main in Upper Marlboro after a break caused the road to collapse and create a sinkhole.

By Associated Press  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 08/15/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:42 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Infection caused by water-borne amoeba reported

State health officials say a Virginian has been diagnosed with a rare infection associated with a type of amoeba that lives in stagnant water.

By The Associated Press  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Driver rescued from car that landed in Md. pool

Howard County authorities rescued a woman trapped in her car after it landed in her pool.

By The Associated Press  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 08/12/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:43 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Photos appear to show Metro station managers asleep on job

Metro officials said they were investigating the incidents after the photos appeared online Monday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Robyn Gardner’s boyfriend speaks on ‘Today’ about Aruba trip

The family and friends of a Frederick woman who is missing in Aruba begin speaking out as two national morning shows begin covering the story.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:09 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Md. population growth driven by Hispanics

More than half of the state’s population growth resulted from increases in the Hispanic population.

By Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 08/11/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:50 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Lawsuit: Man strips to protest airport security

Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville was detained Dec. 30 after partially disrobing to display the text of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment written on his chest.

By Associated Press  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Heat-related deaths climb to 25 in Md.

Maryland health authorities say four more deaths have been linked to the hot weather.

By Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 08/10/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:53 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 08/09/2011

SWAT team to help control Fairfax deer

Sharpshooters, including a SWAT team, will take aim at local deer populations.

By Associated Press  |  09:29 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 08/09/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:49 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011

4 drown in Md. over weekend

Authorities say four people drowned in Maryland over the weekend, including two young men swimming in the Wicomico River near Mechanicsville.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

2 killed in plane crash in Fauquier County

The plane crashed into private property just outside Warrenton, killing the pilot and a passenger, police said.+

By Victor Zapana and Justin Jouvenal  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Verizon workers strike in Md., D.C.

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

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

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011

I-95 truck accident claims one

One person is dead and traffic is snarled on northbound I-95 after a tractor-trailer truck flipped near the exit for Route 175, just south of the BWI.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Life sentence sought in Md. yoga shop killing

Prosecutors plan to seek a sentence of life without parole if a woman charged with killing a co-worker at an upscale yoga clothing shop is convicted.

By The Associated Press  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Camel bites Md. zoo visitor

A woman visiting a zoo in Frederick County was bitten by a camel trying to eat from her hand.

By Frederick News-Post  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/05/2011

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By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. reports 11 heat deaths during heat wave

Last week's heat, which reached a record 101 degrees on Friday, contributed to the deaths of 11 Maryland residents, state health authorities said Wednesday.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:07 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 08/04/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:44 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Power restored at Crystal City

Traffic lights were out on nearby roads, leading to some traffic problems.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Shop tax free in Md., Va.

Both states have recently announced suspensions of the sales tax for people purchasing certain goods during parts of August.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/03/2011

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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Baby delivered in D.C. traffic jam

A woman stuck in a traffic jam in Northeast Washington gave birth Tuesday morning with a 911 dispatcher providing instructions and encouragement, D.C. fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 08/02/2011

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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Report: Va. undergrads to pay 7.9 percent more

Undergraduates will pay more this year in tuition and mandatory fees to attend Virginia public colleges, a state report says.

By Associated Press  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Md. drafts new regulations for abortion clinics

The regulations were submitted for public comment Friday were developed in response to abortions performed at an Elkton clinic run by a doctor whose license had been suspended in New Jersey.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. toll increases likely to be delayed

The state has been holding public hearings on the proposed toll increases, which have been met with opposition.

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

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/01/2011

D.C., Md. show progress in battling substance abuse, study finds

A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows a mixed picture of alcohol and drug abuse in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011

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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Md. man charged in fatal stabbing

Prince George’s County police say a 60-year-old Landover man fatally stabbed his neighbor during a fight.

By The Associated Press  |  02:11 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Missing boater’s body found in Md. creek

Authorities have found the body of a boater who went missing off Riviera Beach in Anne Arundel County.

By The Associated Press  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/01/2011

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