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Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 10/30/2011

One killed in crash near Andrews AFB

One person was killed, another critically injured in a car crash in Prince George’s late Sunday.

By Martin Weil  |  11:34 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 10/30/2011

“Trick or treat” robbers try to steal car in DC

Three masked people who approached a car at a stoplight in the Petworth area of the District of Columbia and yelled “trick or treat” were no innocent Halloween revelers, police said.

By Martin Weil  |  10:33 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Woman hurt in PG fire

Woman injured in a fire at her Berwyn Heights home

By Martin Weil  |  10:13 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Ice cream truck hits Prince George’s house

Nobody home when truck hits house Sunday afternoon; truck operator taken to a hospital

By Martin Weil  |  09:31 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Robber fires shots in Loudoun

A robber fired shots early Sunday in a Sterling Park street robbery

By Martin Weil  |  08:26 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/30/2011

10,000 without power in western Maryland

Potomac Edisonsays about 10,000 customers are still without power in western Maryland from an unusual October snow storm.

By The Associated Press  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Man, woman try three Fairfax bank robberies

A man and a woman took turns trying to rob banks in Fairfax County, the police say

By Martin Weil  |  06:20 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Md. locksmith given 60-day sentence for forgery

A judge in District Court in Annapolis found Joseph M. Horton guilty of forging the signature of a woman on her credit card receipt after she refused to pay for his inflated services.

By The Associated Press  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Obama to host kids at White House

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local children to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House on Saturday evening.

By The Associated Press  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Obama to host kids at White House

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local children to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House on Saturday evening.

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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/29/2011

Dusting of snow reported in D.C. suburbs

Rain turning to snow could bring up to three inches in Leesburg, seven inches in Frederick.

By Emma Brown and Michael E. Ruane  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow, capital weather gang

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2011

DEA to collect old medications

People will be able to drop off expired, unused and unwanted medications on Saturday at sites across the region.

By Jimm Phillips  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Nails scatter on I-270 North, close lanes overnight

Several boxes of nails and screws fell out and spilled across the highway, closing lanes overnight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:24 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Firefighter credited with saving fellow volunteer’s life in Prince George’s

Sean Roth of the Forestville Volunteer Fire Department performed the Heimlich maneuver on a firefighter who was choking on a piece of food, officials reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/27/2011

‘Flush fee’ in Maryland could increase

In an effort to make massive pollution cuts to the Chesapeake Bay, a state task force is recommending doubling or even tripling Maryland’s “flush fee.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Two U.Md. students hit by vehicle on campus

By Clarence Williams  |  11:00 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Severe-weather warnings sent by mistake

By Victor Zapana  |  06:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Live coverage: D.C. Council ethics hearing

The D.C. Council this morning is discussing a variety of proposals aimed at addressing recent ethics scandals.

By Washington Post staff  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Hundreds search for autistic boy in Va.

Authorities say nearly 900 people are helping search for a 9-year-old Caroline County autistic boy who disappeared over the weekend.

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Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Body found on truck on I-95 in Fairfax

A body was found Tuesday afternoon on top of a truck on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  07:46 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown in court on traffic charges

In September, he was ticketed for driving with a broken headlight and arrested on charges of driving on a suspended Maryland license and failure to obey.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 10/25/2011

D.C. man killed in Afghanistan in noncombat incident

An Air Force member from the District was killed in a noncombat incident in Afghanistan this month.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:38 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Capitol Hill poolgoers complain of irritant

The pool was checked and no hazardous materials were found, the D.C. fire and EMS department said.

By Martin Weil  |  09:27 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Joel Peebles loses court battle over megachurch Jericho City of Praise in Prince George’s

A Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge ruled against Joel Peebles, who claimed his mother left him in charge of a Maryland megachurch.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  05:18 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Elementary school in Anne Arundel County to close early

Brooklyn Park Elementary School in Anne Arundel County will close at 10:30 a.m. Monday due to a utility electrical problem, school officials announced.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Black bear hunt kicks off in Maryland

The bear hunting season runs Monday through Saturday. The wild turkey hunt begins on Saturday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Bikes, guns used in Sunday DC robberies

By Martin Weil  |  10:24 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Crash shuts I-270 lanes Sunday evening

By Martin Weil  |  07:56 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Fatal shooting near Howard U

A man was fatally shot late Saturday near the Howard University campus in Northwest Washington, police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:34 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Police use license reader, seize carjack suspects

An automobile was taken at gunpoint in Northeast Washington Saturday night and recovered by officers within 15 minutes with the aid of high tech equipment, D.C. police said.

By Martin Weil  |  08:55 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Metro transit police will not face federal civil rights charges involving May wheelchair arrest

YouTube video sparked criticism but Justice Department found insufficient evidence to warrant charges

By Victor Zapana  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Montgomery man dies in crash in Baltimore County

By Victor Zapana  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Fairfax Co. firefighter found dead in station

A Fairfax County firefighter was found dead in a firehouse Saturday morning, but there is no indication of foul play, a department spokesman said.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Advocates protest ‘asylum’ haunted house

A haunted house staged at a former psychiatric hospital is the subject of disagreement over the portrayal of those with mental illness.

By The Associated Press  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Critical injury in Fairfax collapse

A man was critically injured in Fairfax County Friday when a trench collapsed.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:27 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Fire at farmers’ market in Northeast D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:24 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Occupy DC, others protest against Wal-Mart

Protesters believed that a Wal-Mart executive was among those inside a closed-off reception.

By Tim Craig and Clarence Williams  |  08:36 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Prince William food bank unexpectedly reopens

A Prince William County food bank will be able to reopen earlier than expected after receiving a flood of food and cash donations.

By Jeremy Borden  |  06:40 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011

D.C. pastor Harkins named to head DNC faith outreach

D.C. pastor Rev. Derrick Harkins was named Thursday to head faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee.

By Michelle Boorstein and Hamil R. Harris  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/20/2011

University of Virginia will restore historic fireplaces with private funds

The University of Virginia will restore damaged fireplaces in historic student rooms -- as soon as officials can raise millions in private funds.

By Susan Svrluga  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/20/2011

District will seek $15 million in disaster aid for National Cathedral

Mayor Vince Gray will request a federal disaster declaration to help pay for repairs to city facilities.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Gray slated to tour earthquake-damaged National Cathedral

Gray’s visit is part of an assessment of the District government’s response to the natural disaster.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Dumfries food pantry temporarily closes

About 2,000 poverty-stricken people in and around Prince William County will be without a weekly food supply because of the temporary shut-down of a food pantry in Dumfries.

By Jeremy Borden  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Panel drops U-Va. editor’s case in plagiarism probe

A University of Virginia student judiciary panel has dismissed an honor-code case against the editor of The Cavalier Daily student newspaper for disclosing that a former staff writer plagiarized material and was under investigation by the school’s Honor Committee.

By The Associated Press  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Spitball suspension under review by Virginia Supreme Court

Andrew Mikel II was suspended from Spotsylvania High School in December after the 14-year-old used a plastic tube to blow small plastic pellets at fellow students.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:24 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Coptic Christians in D.C. to protest clashes against Christians in Egypt

Demonstrators are gathering in front of the White House to protest attacks on Christians in Cairo earlier this month.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Rockfish in Maryland making a comeback, survey says

The Maryland state fish suffered a population collapse in the 1980s and, more recently, was struck by a wasting disease.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Motorcyclist killed in Beltway crash

Police said the motorcycle hit a disabled car that was stopped near Route 50.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:41 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Alexandria predicts budget shortage of $14.4 million

Alexandria expects the budget shortfall in fiscal year 2013, unless taxes are raised or services are cut, due to slow growth in real estate revenue.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Mass casualty drill planned in Maryland

Thirteen Maryland hospitals will participate in an emergency response drill tomorrow to test the region’s ability to handle a mass casualty terrorist attack.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011

D.C. Council considers changes to policy on expired car registration arrests

The policy change, which would decriminalize driving in the District with an expired license plate, is on the agenda for the council’s 11 a.m. legislative meeting.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 10/17/2011

One killed, one wounded in DC shootings

By Martin Weil  |  10:32 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Small child falls 3 stories in Silver Spring

By Martin Weil  |  10:26 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Today is last day to register to vote in Virginia’s Nov. 8 elections

According to the State Board of Elections, registrations must be in by 5 p.m. Monday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Obama to visit Virginia, North Carolina for jobs bill bus tour

The president is expected to visit Emporia, Hampton and North Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:27 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Redistricting special session begins in Maryland

A special session on congressional redistricting in Maryland is getting started.

By The Associated Press  |  07:11 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Occupy DC protester says movement is growing

A participant in the Occupy DC protest in Washington’s McPherson Square says he thinks the movement will continue to grow in cities around the country.

By The Associated Press  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Man, 21, slain in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington.

By The Associated Press  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Body found in downtown Baltimore trash bin

Baltimore police say a woman has been found dead in a trash bin downtown.

By The Associated Press  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Martin Luther King Jr. dedication: Honoring the dream and the man (Live updates)

Post reporters share stories from the speeches and the spectators at the dedication.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/15/2011

Marchers rally for jobs and justice

“We come today,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton told the crowd, “because this country has ignored the unemployed.”

By Susan Svrluga and Tim Craig  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Parts of earthquake-damaged cathedral removed

A two-ton chunk of a pinnacle was hoisted from Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, nearly two months after an earthquake damaged it.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Parts of earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral to be removed

About two tons of earthquake-damaged stone will be removed by crane Thursday morning in an effort to stabilize the central tower.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Alexandria to vote on joining Capital Bikeshare

If Alexandria decides to join Capital Bikeshare, officials would install six stations, with 54 bikes, in the Old Town and Carlyle neighborhoods.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Park Police offers 4-month extension to Freedom Plaza permit: Organizer

The Park Police has offered protest organizers a four-month extension to their permit at Freedom Plaza, according to a spokeswoman.

By Teresa Tomassoni and Annie Gowen  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011

In McPherson Square, a protest gathering grows

In the days since the Occupy DC movement sprung up in McPherson Square, it has grown from a handful of protesters waving cardboard signs to a full-fledged encampment.

By Annie Gowen  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Washington protesters intend to overstay permit

A four-day protest in Washington’s Freedom Plaza, near the White House, may continue longer than originally planned.

By The Associated Press  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Culpeper reports first murder in nearly 5 years

Police in Culpeper are investigating the first murder in that community in nearly five years.

By The Associated Press  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Man and woman found dead in Bethesda apartment

By Clarence Williams  |  11:29 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Air and Space Museum closes after guards clash with protesters

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after a “large group of protesters” tried to push past security guards and enter the museum, an official said.

By Emma Brown and Del Quentin Wilber  |  06:27 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Air and Space Museum closed after guards clash with protesters

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum was closed this afternoon after a “large group of protesters” tried to push past security guards and enter the museum, an official said.

By Emma Brown  |  04:36 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Neighbors cry foul over Md. woman’s chickens

Neighbors in the Maryland community of Linthicum have gotten into a flap over one woman’s chickens.

By The Associated Press  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Richmond Fed won’t fly gay-pride flag in 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond will not fly a rainbow flag in recognition of Gay Pride Month next year, as it did back in June.

By The Associated Press  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Rockville man killed in one-car crash

A 26-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in a one-car crash near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Twinbrook Parkway, authorities said.

By Emma Brown  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/08/2011

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

Anne Arundel County police say a man riding a bicycle has died after being hit by a car.

By The Associated Press  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/08/2011

D.C. Air National Guard departing for Afghanistan

More than 175 members of the District of Columbia Air National Guard are leaving for Afghanistan.

By  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 10/07/2011

GWU dorm evacuated due to gas leak

Ashton Hall, a 10-story building, in the 1100 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW was ventilated by firefighters.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:28 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Sewage spill fouls Holmes Run

Sewage spilled Friday into Holmes Run, upstream of the Beatley pedestrian bridge, and Alexandria officials are warning residents to stay away.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Local DMVs announce weekend closures, limited services

DMV locations in the District are closed Saturday and Monday. Va. DMV locations are closed Monday only, and no driver’s licenses will be issued Saturday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 10/06/2011

CARECEN celebrates 30th anniversary

The dinner celebration Thursday night pays tribute to Saul Solorzano, the group’s former leader, who died unexpectedly in August.

By Luz lazo  |  06:27 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Hit-and-run incident in Northwest D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Fire in Old Town causes power outage, closes Alexandria courthouse

The Alexandria courthouse and buildings on lower King Street are among those without power.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Washington Monument inspection ends

Most of the damage to the monument found near the top.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/04/2011

National Cathedral reopens Nov. 12, but needs $15 million for earthquake damage and expenses

Washington National Cathedral needs at least $15 million to repair damage from the August quake and for operating expenses, officials say.

By Michael Ruane  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Inspections completed on two sides of Monument

Winds forced the suspension of the examination of the north and west sides of the Washington Monument

By Michael E. Ruane  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Local astrophysicist wins Nobel Prize in physics

Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins discovered that the universe’s expansion is speeding up.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Police: Md. man saw mother struggle to swim, die in Chesapeake Bay following plane crash

A Maryland man saw his mother struggle to swim to safety after their two-seat plane crashed in the bay Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Washington Monument inspection resumes

The inspection was halted Sunday due to high winds after one climber was blown 30 feet.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Norfolk-based SEAL killed in Afghanistan, Navy reports

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson was killed Saturday when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Woman missing after plane crash in Chesapeake

A small plane crashed in the Chesapeake Bay Sunday and authorities were searching late into the night for a female passenger, the Maryland state police said.

By Martin Weil  |  01:52 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Suspicous package in Adams Morgan

Police have closed the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Street, N.W. in Adams Morgan as they investigate a suspicious package in the area.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Columbia man dies in crash

A 30-year-old Columbia man died Saturday after he lost control of a motorcycle and hit a parked semi-trailer in Elkridge, Howard County police said.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Washington Monument inspection suspended

The visually dramatic inspection of the Washington Monument was suspended Sunday morning due to high winds, and officials said exterior assessments would not begin again until at least Monday morning.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2011

U-Md. ‘WaterShed’ home wins Solar Decathlon

A green home designed and built by University of Maryland students took top overall honors in this year’s U.S. Energy Department Solar Decathlon, which aims to showcase innovative and affordable solar-powered homes.

By Emma Brown and Juliet Eilperin  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Maryland

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2011

Climber blown off face of Washington Monument

A climber inspecting the Washington Monument for earthquake damage was blown about 30 feet off the monument’s face by a gust of wind Friday evening, a project manager said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/01/2011

Va. says state’s pumpkin crop looks good

A jack-o’-lantern shortage this Halloween after Hurricane Irene won’t be a frightening problem in Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Pepco repairs to mean outages for area near Lincoln Park

About 300 District customers will lose power for an estimated four hours beginning at 11 p.m. Friday

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  08:00 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Alexandria coal plant to shut in a year

The coal-fired power plant that sits on Alexandria’s waterfront is not critical to the functioning of the area’s electrical grid.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Smithsonian’s Roger Kennedy has died

Archie Bunker’s chair and Mr. Rogers’ sweater came to the Smithsonian”s National Museum of American History under Kennedy’s tenure.

By Emily Langer  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/30/2011

District DMV fees to increase Saturday

The increases are designed to help close the District’s budget gap, according to the DMV Web site.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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