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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Flu arrives, later than usual, in Md.

The first case of seasonal flu, found in an adult living facility near Baltimore, was confirmed in lab tests Thursday. The first confirmed case of flu last year came on Oct. 14.

By Jimm Phillips  |  04:29 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Police identify truck driver in fatal Rockville Pike crash

The driver of a pick-up truck was killed after crossing a median and striking a Metrobus in Bethesda, police say.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Two dead in early morning Silver Spring crash

Police are investigating the cause of a Thursday morning crash that left two women dead near the corner of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road.

By Jimm Phillips  |  06:08 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Freedom Plaza protesters receive new permit, allowing them to stay into February

The protesters who have been in Freedom Plaza since October have been granted a new permit by the National Park Service.

By Annie Gowen  |  04:20 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Burning bus in Bethesda

County Ride-On bus burns during afternoon rush hour

By Martin Weil  |  06:21 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/27/2011

2-alarm fire damages motel in Howard County

Authorities are investigating a two-alarm fire that damaged a motel in Elkridge and closed Route 1 for hours.

By The Associated Press  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 12/25/2011

Boy missing after Richmond homicide found

By Clarence Williams  |  01:02 AM ET, 12/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 12/23/2011

DC shooting on eve of Christmas eve

A man was shot and seriously wounded Friday evening in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:52 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Prince William police identify man they shot

Jabril Eli Mitchell, 21, was shot by Prince William police officers after refusing to drop his weapon.

By Victor Zapana  |  11:42 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Washington Monument repairs to cost $15 million

The National Park Service, Trust for the National Mall seeking donors to help with cost.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  05:34 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Maryland Public Service Commission fines Pepco $1 million

The Maryland Public Service Commission has fined Pepco $1 million for failing to maintain its system properly, leading to long and frequent outages, according to a news release issued by the agency.

By  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Census: D.C. adds 16,000 people

New census estimate indicate that D.C. has added 16,000 residents; Maryland and Virginia populations also grew by 1 percent in a year.

By Carol Morello  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Man arrested in Mount Rainier youth’s slaying

A 24-year-old Washington man was arrested in t he killing of a 16-year-old from Mount Rainier

By Martin Weil  |  07:19 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Two die in Key Bridge incident

The first may have plunged onto the towpath below; the second, veteran police Sgt. Michael Boehm, was sent to help but collapsed.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:14 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Search for man in river below Key Bridge

By Martin Weil  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Key Bridge reopened after public safety response

Authorities sporadically shut down the Key Bridge in the middle the Friday evening commute after an unconscious man was found on a path near the bridge, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Man barricades himself in Fairfax apartment

A man threatening suicide barricaded himself inside his high-rise apartment Thursday in Fairfax County and kept a stand off with police for nearly six hours, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:29 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Juvenile struck by a vehicle in Northwest Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  08:00 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Man Shot by Prince George’s Police Identified

By  |  07:52 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Body of missing WSSC worker found

A body found in the Triadelphia Reservoir on Thursday was identified as Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission worker Charles “Chuck” Duckett

By Erica W. Morrison  |  05:18 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Boehner doesn’t take bull from protesters

The golden idol and an 8,000-signature petition was marched to a House office building.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Metro bus passengers injured after taxi hits bus in D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:32 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/14/2011

I-270 snarled after pedestrian fatally struck in Germantown

Pedestrian struck and killed near an exit on on I-270 South; a lane, the shoulder and the left merge lane blocked before Germantown Road.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Police identify man killed in Reston shooting

No motive is known, but police say it apparently wasn’t random

By Martin Weil and Justin Jouvenal  |  08:13 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Alexandria woman killed after crashing into pole

Casey Noriega, 29, died Saturday afternoon after losing control of her car in Franconia, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Suspects barricade themselves in NW rowhouse

By Clarence Williams  |  10:19 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Takoma Park officer fatally shoots suspect

A suspect in a carjacking attempt in Takoma Park was fatally shot by police Saturday as he struggled with an officer after a chase, authorities said.

By Matt Schudel  |  09:41 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011

D.C. ‘being abused by the Occupiers,’ Board of Trade CEO says

The head of the Greater Washington Board of Trade said Friday that the business community in Washington has lost patience with the Occupy D.C. protesters.

By Annie Gowen  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Va. Tech community tries to come to grips with latest tragedy

On Thursday night, dozens of students silently gathered to mark a fresh tragedy at a campus memorial to one that has yet to fully heal.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Flooding prompts delayed opening for Charles County schools

There is a two-hour delayed opening for students.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:21 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Woman struck by bus in Rockville

By  |  11:56 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Crucified skeleton Santa sparks controversy in Loudoun

Some people weren’t pleased when this particular Santa Claus came to town.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Live coverage: Jack Johnson sentenced to more than 7 years in prison

Former Prince George’s County executive Jack Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to extortion and witness and evidence tampering. The Post’s Miranda Spivack will be tweeting from federal court in Greenbelt.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Cheryl W. Thompson  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

$5 million in federal aid approved for Louisa County earthquake damage

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23 and subsequent aftershocks damaged homes, businesses and public buildings.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:43 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Howard council bans discrimination based on gender identity

Montgomery County and Baltimore City previously passed similar legislation.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Interfaith group urges more jobs, affordable housing

The Washington Interfaith Network called on D.C. city officials Monday night to use $45 million from the city’s surplus to employ 40,000 residents and find 10,000 affordable housing units over the next four years.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Tanker truck overturns in Bowie

By Martin Weil  |  10:31 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Search continues for missing WSSC worker

The search continued Monday for a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission worker who went missing during a managed hunt for deer.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Charles County elementary school closed

Charles County Public Schoolsofficials say Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School will be closed on Monday due to a power outage.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:31 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Live tweets: Occupy D.C. arrests

U.S. Park Police began arresting members of the Occupy D.C. demonstration just before noon Sunday after police and protesters clashed over a wood building the group began constructing at McPherson Square.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Occupy DC demonstrators arrested by U.S. Park Police

U.S. Park Police began making arrests after clashes over a wooden structure the group began building at McPherson Square.

By Pamela Constable, Tim Craig and Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Second man dies from Home Depot parking lot accident

Jose Cristino Sanchez-Rosa of Falls Church died of injuries suffered in the Thanksgiving Day incident in Hyattsville.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:37 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Woman on tracks at Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station

By Martin Weil  |  11:20 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Three stabbed Friday night in District

The attacks, none fatal and all in Southeast Washington, appear to be unrelated.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:11 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Authorities search for missing WSSC employee

The missing employee had been working as part of a managed hunt for deer and may have been in a boat.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  06:55 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Four injured in Southeast Washington crash

By Clarence Williams  |  10:49 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Charge dismissed against former governor’s campaign manager

By Aaron Davis  |  08:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 11/30/2011

School and business closings, delays: Get ready

It’s almost winter: Get ready for weather-related closings and delays at area businesses, organizations and schools.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:01 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/15/2000

Body of missing WSSC worker found

By Erica W. Morrison  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/15/2000 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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