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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Biden stumps for jobs bill, awards $800,00 grant to Alexandria police department

“We need you,” Biden told officers in the audience at Alexandria Police Department.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Lincoln Theatre may have to close without DC funds

The historic Lincoln Theatre where Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole once regularly performed on Washington’s U Street may be forced to close because it is running out of operating funds, and the city is not offering a bailout.

By The Associated Press  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Fairfax approves new residential towers in Tysons Corner

Fairfax officials approve construction of five new high-rises near Metro rail station.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/28/2011

West Nile virus case in D.C. is first human infection this year

The first human case of the West Nile virus this year has been confirmed, the D.C. Department of health announced Wednesday.

By Emily Ingram  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Michelle Obama to chair 100th anniversary of Cherry Blossom planting

First lady Michelle Obama will chair the centennial celebration of the plantings of the Cherry Blossom trees.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Blue crab dredging banned again in Virginia

In an effort to build up blue crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia regulators are once again banning winter dredging of the crustacean this year.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:35 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 09/28/2011

District to simulate ‘catastrophic, mass casualty’ natural disaster at RFK Stadium Wednesday

Is D.C. prepared to handle a “catastrophic, mass casualty event”? Federal and local agencies are holding a disaster drill to find out.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:11 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Stafford County principal resigns after ‘banana man’ incident

Karen Spillman came under fire after recommending that a student be suspended for running across the football field in a costume.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:33 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 09/27/2011

43 people exposed to carbon monoxide at NW drug rehab facility

A malfunctioning water heater is suspected as cause in Tuesday incident

By Clarence Williams  |  05:55 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Police investigate possible drowning of baby

Incident follows apparent drowning of 6-year-old girl

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Md. boy’s family says he was bitten by a shark

The family says the 5-year-old was bitten in the leg by a shark while vacationing in North Myrtle Beach, N.C. — but officials are less certain.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:41 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Girl found in Prince George’s bathtub dies

A 6-year-old child died Monday night after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  10:45 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Two more ill with mushroom poisoning

Georgetown University Hospital using experimental drug to treat patients with mushroom poisoning.

By Lena H. Sun  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Explosion at U-Md. chemistry building

Two University of Maryland students were burned Monday afternoon after an explosion sparked a small fire in the chemistry lab, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:59 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Fire forces Union Station evacuation

By Martin Weil and Delece Smith-Barrow  |  07:38 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Va. considers meth-curbing measures

State officials are considering new measures aimed at stemming the production of methamphetamine, including tracking the purchase of over-the-counter medicine that’s used to make the illegal drug.

By The Associated Press  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/25/2011

1 of 2 pigs living near Md. office park caught

Anne Arundel Countyauthorities have caught up with one of two pot-bellied pigs who recently took up residence at an office park near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Linthicum.

By The Associated Press  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/25/2011

2 killed, 3 hurt in Maryland ATV crash

Baltimore County police say two men have been killed and three other people were injured when an all-terrain vehicle went off a road and into a ditch.

By The Associated Press  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Man injured in Southeast D.C. shooting

D.C. police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington.

By Avis Thomas-Lester  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Alert issued for Howard County man

Howard County police have issued a silver alert asking the public's help in locating a missing 78-year-old man who disappeared Sept. 23 from the vicinity of his home in Ellicott City.

By Avis Thomas-Lester  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Cause of death unknown for ex-Raven Brown

A Baltimore police spokesman says it will take some time to determine the cause of death for former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando “Zeus” Brown.

By The Associated Press  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Documents: Flanagan had threatened suicide

Records show former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan threatened to kill himself several times before committing suicide last month.

By The Associated Press  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/24/2011

Pedestrian struck and killed in Hyattsville

Prince George’s County Police are investigating a fatal accident where a pedestrian was struck on University Blvd. in Hyattsville about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

By Avis Thomas-Lester  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

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

Park rangers to recreate Civil War defense of D.C.

The National Park Service is commemorating a key moment in the Civil War that marked the Union’s defense of Washington.

By  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011

U-Va. student accused of using another’s accounts

A University of Virginia student has been arrested on charges she used another student’s e-mail and Facebook accounts.

By The Associated Press  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 09/23/2011

ACLU backs Stafford students in ‘Free Banana Man’ t-shirts

Administrators at Colonial Forge High School are told by rights group that they must allow students to wear “banana man” t-shirts, AP reports.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Funeral for slain Bowie State student Dominique Frazier to be held Friday morning

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Wisconsin Avenue closed to traffic due to accident

By Clarence Williams  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Maryland resident among 8 confirmed dead from Listeria-contaminated cantaloupes

A person from Maryland is dead after eating tainted produce, bringing the death toll to eight in an outbreak of Listeria linked to Colorado-grown cantaloupes, health officials said Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:48 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Man on scooter dies after crash on Rockville Pike

A collision in Rockville early Thursday morning left one man dead and the scooter he was driving embedded in the front end of the car that hit him.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:47 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Howard students protest Troy Davis execution

Students, professor arrested in protest over planned execution of Georgia inmate

By Jeremy Borden and Clarence Williams  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Howard students protest Troy Davis execution

Protesters arrested outside White House hours before Georgia man’s execution

By Jeremy Borden and Clarence Williams  |  06:23 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Dominique Frazier to be honored at vigil at Bowie State tonight

The service will be held at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for Learning Technology building on campus, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:06 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Washington area drivers pledge to go car-free Thursday

More than 10,000 people in the Washington area have pledged to walk, bike, telework or use public transit or other driving alternatives, organizers said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:20 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Warning period for Prince George’s speed cameras ends Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, the county will issue citations and fine drivers traveling 12 mph or more above the posted speed limit.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:15 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 09/20/2011

White House fence-climber chased at gunpoint

A man climbed over the White House fence near its western entrance gate and ran toward the presidential residence Tuesday evening before he was apprehended by uniformed Secret Service officers, authorities said.

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams  |  07:58 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011

U-Md. student hit by truck at campus

By Martin Weil  |  11:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Hite tapped for National Parent-Teacher Association board

Prince George's Schools Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. was named Tuesday to the board of directors of the National Parent-Teacher Association.

By Robert Samuels  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Joe Barber, entertainment critic, has died

An entertainment critic for local broadcasting and print outlets, Joe Barber also appeared on WETA TV’s arts review program Around Town.

By Adam Bernstein  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/19/2011

WMAL radio moves to FM

WMAL, Washington's last AM-only news/talk radio station, and the last remaining heritage AM signal in the market, moves to FM at noon Monday.

By Marc Fisher  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Officials confirm tornado hit Ocean City

Thursday’s tornado reached estimated wind speeds of 60 to 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:36 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Police: One-year-old drowned in hotel bathtub in Reston

Police are not releasing details of the incident Sunday at the Westin Hotel.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Overnight fires cause extensive damage in College Park

Police are investigating two separate fires that caused significant damage, injured two firefighters and displaced one family.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2011

Bear reported near elementary school in Woodbridge

Parents in Prince William County are being asked to be alert after a mother bear and her cub were seen near Antietam Elementary School in Woodbridge.

By The Associated Press  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 09/17/2011

Two slain in Prince George’s County, police say

Two people were found slain late Friday in Prince George’s County, the police said.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  12:39 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Victim identified in 3-vehicle fatal collision on Route 210 in Prince George’s

Police investigating whether drag racing preceded accident on Indian Head Highway (Route 210).

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Police id victim of Arlington fatal hit and run

The fatal hit and run closed the commuter route for nearly three hours Friday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/16/2011

West Nile virus confirmed in Prince George’s County

The region’s mosquito population has seen a significant boom this summer due to heavy rains and major flooding.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Possible tornado, wind damage reported in Ocean City (Video)

It has not been confirmed that the funnel cloud was a tornado, but high winds caused property damage in the city.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:24 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 09/16/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/15/2011

3rd street tunnel reopens after D.C. police clear suspicious vehicle

The 3rd Street tunnel was closed this morning as D.C. police investigated a suspicious vehicle, authorities reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Lightning storms spark house fires in Loudoun County

Homes in Sterling and Ashburn suffered some property damage, but no injuries were reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 09/15/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/14/2011

SAT scores from District fall below national average; Va., Md.’s scores beat it in most areas

While students in the District scored below the national average, those in Maryland and Virginia did better than the average in every category but math.

By The Associated Press  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 09/14/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:47 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Prince George’s employees complain of air quality at re-opened county building

Some in the Prince George’s county administration building were complaining Tuesday about air quality, when the building reopened five days after flooding.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Fairfax roads, bridges still closed

Here’s a list of roads and bridges that remain closed, deemed “impassable” by VDOT due to heavy flooding.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Dinosaur fossil discovered in College Park

Forget fearing the Terps. The area around what is now the University of Maryland campus may once have been home to more formidable creatures.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:31 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 09/13/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:26 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 09/12/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Prince George’s building to be closed

Officials are trying to clean up ground-floor damage from last week’s flooding, which brought up to two feet of water into some parts of the facility.

By Mirand S. Spivack  |  10:27 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

MLK memorial dedication set for Oct. 16

The dedication of the Martin Luther King memorial, which was postponed because of  Hurricane Irene, will be held next month,  said Ed Jackson Jr., the monument’s executive architect.

By Martin Weil  |  08:11 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Mysterious, smelly blobs mar Va. beach

Mysterious, smelly blobs washed ashore in Virginia Beach over the weekend.

By The Associated Press  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Sailboat beached during Irene destroyed by fire

A sailboat beached in Norfolk during Hurricane Irene was destroyed by fire late Friday, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 09/11/2011

One of two missing U-Hauls recovered

One of two U-Haul vans reported stolen Saturday in Prince George’s County has been found, the police said.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  12:06 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/11/2011

One dead after NW fire

One person was found dead Saturday night after a house fire in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Asphalt roller kills worker in Fairfax County

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Fairfax County Saturday when he was struck by an asphalt roller, county police said.

By Martin Weil  |  11:02 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Dulles gates re-open after security check

Some gates at Dulles International Airport were shut down Saturday after what was thought to be a suspicious item was discovered in cargo, but they were re-opened by 8:30 p.m.

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

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Blacksburg real estate firm can use ‘Hokie’ name

A Blacksburg real estate firm can keep using the name Hokie Real Estate under an agreement with Virginia Tech.

By The Associated Press  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Hundreds of squirrels rescued following hurricane

Baby squirrels are being rescued by the hundreds from toppled trees and turned in to wildlife centers across Virginia in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

By The Associated Press  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 09/09/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:38 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Two reported dead in flooding; motorists stranded in Fairfax

The Associated Press is reporting that two people are dead after being swept away in rain-swollen waters in Fairfax.

By Fredrick Kunkle and Jennifer Buske  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Weather

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Appeals court dismisses Va. challenge to federal health-care law

A federal appeals court unanimously turned back a challenge by Virginia to the 2010 health-care law Thursday, ruling that the state lacks standing to challenge the law’s mandate that virtually all Americans obtain health insurance or pay a fine.

By N. C. Aizenman  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/08/2011

National Cathedral’s Sept. 11 events moved to Kennedy Center

A crane collapse that damaged two building in the cathedral complex Wednesday prompted a change in the location of concerts and a speech by President Obama.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Flooding forces school closures and other delays, cancellations

As rain and flooding continues to plague the Washington area, area school systems and government offices are announcing closures and delays.

By Washington Post staff  |  08:26 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 09/08/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:17 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Flooding prompts water rescues in Maryland

Turn around, don’t drown. That was the message from emergency crews in Maryland Thursday as overnight water rescues continued into the early morning hours.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Possible tornado touchdown in St. Mary’s County

By Clarence Williams  |  10:35 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Heavy rainfall causes overflow at Fort Washington sewer station

By Clarence Williams  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Crane topples at National Cathedral, comes down ‘like thunder’

A crane toppled at the National Cathedral this morning, damaging several structures and sending its operator to the hospital.

By Patricia Sullivan and Theola Labbe-DeBose  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Corado’s restaurant fire in Mt. Pleasant contained to first floor (photos)

A fire Wednesday morning at Corado’s restaurant in Mt. Pleasant disrupted building residents’ morning routines but didn’t result in any injuries.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:13 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 09/07/2011

14 traffic deaths in Virginia over Labor Day weekend

Deaths between Friday and Monday included double fatalities in Fairfax and Fauquier counties.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:10 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Video: Metrobus driver throws passenger off bus

The video has been making the rounds on the Internet since the holiday weekend, prompting an investigation by Metro officials.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation

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

District adds 19 speed cameras

The District has 19 new speed cameras in its arsenal against lead-footed drivers, expanding its existing program with four fixed and 15 mobile cameras.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 09/07/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:34 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Virginia AG targets Medicaid fraud, elder abuse

Last year, the Virginia attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control unit recovered more than $15 million from fraudulent providers. The unit's staff has almost doubled since Ken Cuccinelli took office in 2010.

By Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Winter worries settle in early as Hurricane Irene road repairs continue

As the end of construction season looms, Virginia and other states may have to settle for Band-Aid repairs, reports the Associated Press.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2011

‘Terrible Traffic Tuesday’ is here: Are you prepared?

AAA warns that drivers could face the worst traffic since Memorial Day. How are you dealing with it?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation

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

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:54 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/04/2011

9-year-old boy injured on Maryland State Fair ride

An emergency services official says a 9-year-old boy was injured when he tried to get off a small swing ride at the Maryland State Fair while the ride was still operating.

By The Associated Press  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/04/2011

Va. church near quake’s center to rebuild

Members of the tiny congregation of a church rocked by a Virginia-centered earthquake are launching a fund-drive to restore their sanctuary.

By The Associated Press  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Va. sailor rescued during Irene arrested a 2nd time

A man rescued from his sailboat during Hurricane Irene has been arrested for the second time.

By The Associated Press  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Rescuers say worker electrocuted in Takoma Park

Montgomery County authorities are investigating an electrocution death in Takoma Park.

By The Associated Press  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Pinball Museum likely moving from D.C. to Baltimore

The National Pinball Museum is likely moving to Baltimore by year’s end after it lost its lease in Georgetown and couldn’t find another affordable space in Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Va. zoo’s 19-year-old snow leopard dies

Boris, the Mill Mountain Zoo’s male snow leopard, has died.

By The Associated Press  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2011

Baltimore gets first taste of racing Saturday

Motorsport fans will get their first taste of racing in downtown Baltimore.

By The Associated Press  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Maryland officials: Hurricane Irene didn’t kill our chickens

Contrary to earlier reports, the hurricane did not claim the lives of 30,000 Maryland chickens. But the Associated Press says Delaware is reporting 57,000 poultry deaths due to the storm.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:53 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Fire in Upper Marlboro townhouses displaces 11

A fire that ripped through a complex of townhouses late Thursday damaged four units and displaced 11 people.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:58 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 09/02/2011

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By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:13 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Arlington Oak felled by Hurricane Irene

Arlington Cemetery’s famous oak had stood for 220 years.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:47 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Former NYC deputy mayor arrested for domestic violence in District

Former New York City deputy mayor for operations Stephen Goldsmith was arrested on a domestic violence charge shortly before he resigned.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Red Cross cuts Maryland jobs

The American Red Cross says it's cutting 17 full-time staff positions across western, central and southern Maryland.

By Associated Press  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Study: Washington is home to America’s worst drivers

A new study finds that America’s worst drivers hail from District.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:30 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Another aftershock follows Mineral, Va., earthquake

Another aftershock rattled the tiny town early Thursday morning, more than one week after the initial 5.8 earthquake rumbled across the East Coast.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 09/01/2011

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By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Woman struck, killed by Red Line train at Takoma station

An 18-year-old woman apparently got down onto the trackbed intentionally, Metro says.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man found in burning car identified

Prince George’s County Police said they discovered the body after extinguishing the fire.

By Matt Zapotosky and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Suspect in case of woman missing in Aruba to appear in court Wednesday

The Gaithersburg man held in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of a Maryland woman could learn in court Wednesday whether he will continue to be detained.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:27 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 08/31/2011

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By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:29 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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