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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Occupy D.C. leaves ‘Tent of Dreams’ to police

Occupy D.C. protesters at McPherson Square say police will have to remove the “Tent of Dreams” tarp if they want it to come down.

By Jimm Phillips  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Occupy D.C. overnight camping ban begins (Live updates)

U.S. Park Police begin enforcing a ban on overnight camping in McPherson Square on Monday. Keep reading for live updates.

By Melissa Bell and Katie Rogers  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 01/29/2012

19 cats, dogs killed in Va. fire

A dozen cats and seven dogs died when flames swept through a single-family home in Spotsylvania County.

By The Associated Press  |  06:44 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/28/2012

Md. health officials issue warning on raw milk

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reporting multiple infection cases associated with consumption of unpasteurized, or raw, milk.

By  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/28/2012

4 killed in Route 50 crash

Four people were killed early Saturday morning in crash on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County.

By  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Volunteers fan out to count the homeless in D.C.

The effort Wednesday night was part of an annual snapshot of the homeless population, an effort that takes place during the third week of January, which is usually the coldest time of the year.

By Robert Samuels  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Gas leak halted at Montgomery Mall; no evacuations

Contractors hit line, causing gas buildup in parking area closest to food court, movie theaters, fire official says

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Man rescued after becoming trapped in Md. cave

Emergency crews have rescued a man who spent hours trapped deep inside a cave in Washington County.

By The Associated Press  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Fatal crash on Route 7 in Fairfax

By Martin Weil  |  11:47 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Prince George’s council removes barrier for Reaching Hearts church

Reaching Hearts International gets green light to apply to build near Laurel.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 01/24/2012

City leaders oppose nationalizing D.C. WWI memorial

A federal bill proposes to make D.C.’s World War I memorial a national one, a move that Mayor Vincent Gray called an “indignity.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:32 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Weather-related closings and delays for Monday

The threat of icy roads has caused some D.C.-region schools, offices and organizations to delay openings on Monday.

By  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Dog saved after Prince George’s blaze

Firefighters reunited the dog with its owners after a huge blaze damaged a house in Pr. George’s.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:14 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/21/2012

D.C. region gets a taste of winter, at last

A little snow fell, but was soon covered by sleet, ice and rain. The wet weather will move out of most parts of the region later today.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Va. State Police computers shut down for hours

The shutdown stopped law enforcement from doing background checks, fingerprinting and other functions, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:48 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 01/18/2012

By Clarence Williams  |  11:49 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/18/2012

5 months later, aftershocks hit central Va.

Long after the August earthquake that shook the mid-Atlantic, follow-up tremors keep coming. the latest were noted Wednesday morning in central Virginia.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Now

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Six people shot in several incidents across D.C.

Four people were shot in three incidents Tuesday night in the District, and a dog was shot after biting two people.

By Martin Weil  |  08:33 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Authorities identify body found south of Annapolis

Police in Maryland have identified a body that washed ashore near Annapolis as a 25-year-old boater missing for a month.

By The Associated Press  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Md. lieutenant governor to propose tax breaks for health care

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) will outline a series of financial incentives that he says could help narrow the health care gap in the state.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Occupy Congress: Protesters to gather outside Capitol, demonstrate against influence of corporate money

WASHINGTON — Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country.

By Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Woman found slain in Fairfax County

By Martin Weil  |  10:04 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Deliveryman carjacked in N. Bethesda

By Martin Weil  |  08:10 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Fire delays Metro trains in Arlington

A small trash fire briefly delayed Metro trains on the Yellow and Blue lines near the Pentagon, authorities said.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:22 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Man shot in Northeast

The shooting happened inside an apartment in the Kingman Park neighborhood, near RFK Stadium.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: Closings, commuter changes Monday

Many offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and several commuter changes are scheduled, including Metro track work.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Pr. George’s eager to provide residents funds to insulate homes

The county is trying to help residents lower their energy bills, but has had fewer applicants than expected for a program that could give homeowners up to $6,500 to retrofit their residences.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  05:59 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Md. man who died in D.C. crash is identified

By Clarence Williams  |  09:12 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Blue, yellow lines delayed for person in tunnel

Metro said a male running away from security guards at a nearby mall ran onto the tracks, but has been arrested.

By Martin Weil  |  08:20 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Man critically shot in SE D.C.

By ce Williams  |  08:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Issa seeks answers on Occupy D.C. from Park Service

The U.S. Rep. chided the Park Service as too slow to submit info on the McPherson Square camp.

By Annie Gowen  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Gaithersburg man, 20, dies in W. Va. kayaking accident

Robert A. Norr was trying to navigate Flat Liner Falls.

By the Associated Press  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Region

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Woman stabbed at Loudoun shopping center

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured Monday night at a shopping center in Loudoun County, the county sheriff’s office said.

By Martin Weil  |  11:28 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 01/09/2012

One killed in NE crash

By Martin Weil  |  11:25 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Fauquier cancels school events due to snow

Fauquier has canceled school events for Monday night. Check our listings for other closings, and make sure your organization is listed.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:07 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

City: Rat population has ‘exploded’ around Occupy D.C. camps

“Better prepare for The Great Plague of 2012,” says Nghbrhdwatch about official reports of a “rat population explosion” in McPherson Square. What do you think?

By Annie Gowen  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Va. NASA site to launch rocket

The space agency says the launch is scheduled for Wednesday morning. The vehicle is under development to support NASA science missions.

By The Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Va. Gov. McDonnell to discuss contentious K-12 agenda Monday

Virginia’s governor is scheduled to discuss his controversial agenda for the state’s public schools Monday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:42 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Three street robberies in 30 mins in upper NW

By Martin Weil  |  08:07 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Fight at Friendly H.S. basketball game

A fight broke out Friday night as the Prince George’s County high school played Crossland, leading to several arrests.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:37 PM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Environmental coalition seeks ‘flush fee’ hike

The phrase “flushing your money down the toilet” is taking on a whole new meaning in Maryland, thanks to a coalition of environmental groups.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:21 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Family Christmas tree ignites and burns Brandywine home, injuring two people

By Clarence Williams  |  11:16 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Man struck by Blue Line train at Metro Center

A man was critically injured late Wednesday after he was hit and trapped under a rail car, Metro officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:58 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Almost 2,300 without power in NW D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:26 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Suspicious vehicle investigated near White House

By Clarence Williams  |  05:39 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Closings, delays in the D.C. region

Some schools in Maryland and Virginia will be closed or have delayed openings Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 01/03/2012

An arrest in slaying of D.C. woman

Man arrested in death of District woman

By Martin Weil  |  10:52 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Man charged with attempted murder of officer

After an early-morning chase on I-95, Virginia state troopers went to help the driver. The man then allegedly aimed a handgun at them.

By Martin Weil  |  07:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Trial starts in Maryland black schools suit

Opening statements have begun in a federal lawsuit alleging that state policies that can be traced to segregation hurt Maryland's historically black state colleges and universities.

By Associated Press  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Closings, delays for schools and organizations

Schools in Garrett County and Allegany County in Maryland are closed Tuesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Monday closings, restrictions and transit

By Washington Post staff  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/01/2012

First baby of 2012 arrives at 12:12

here was a certain symmetry to the arrival of the Washington area’s first baby of the new year. As 2012 made its debut, so did a baby girl in Maryland--at precisely 12:12 a.m.

By Donna St. George  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 01/17/2011

Dog’s attacks prompt officer to shoot it

By Clarence Williams  |  07:27 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/21/2010

D.C. region gets a taste of winter, at last

A little snow fell, but was soon covered by sleet, ice and rain. The wet weather will move out of most parts of the region later today.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/01/2010

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