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Posted at 03:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012

House fire at Mount Pleasant; no one hurt

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Georgetown student is sexually assualted

A student was attacked Sunday morning near Georgetown University campus

By Martin Weil  |  11:02 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Teen cut in Metro Center dispute

A 14-year-old was injured during a dispute at the downtown Washington subway station.

By Martin Weil  |  07:33 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 02/25/2012

The latest iPhone? No, summer camp

D.C. parents started lining up 5 a.m. Saturday to get their kids into city programs, which can cost a fourth as much as others.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:07 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  On Parenting | Tags:  summer camp registration, parenting and dc

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012

U.S. Defense official apologizes at Va. mosque for Koran incident

As hundreds knelt in the carpeted prayer hall in Sterling, Va., a U.S. official said that copies of the Islamic holy book were “uknowingly and improperly”disposed of

By Erica W. Morrison  |  11:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Seven firefighters hurt in Prince George’s fire

A sudden gust turned a Pr. George’s house fire into an inferno Friday night, authorities said; two firefighters remain in critical condition Saturday morning.

By Hamil R. Harris, J. Freedom du Lac and Clarence Williams  |  10:49 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Man killed while repairing car

A car fell off a jack and onto a man who was working on the car in the Riverdale area on Wednesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:07 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Fire at Prince George’s supermarket

Fire breaks out in freezer at supermarket in Largo Town Center

By Martin Weil  |  11:11 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/18/2012

President’s Day closings in the District, Maryland and Virginia

Here’s a list of President’s Day closings in the District, Maryland and Virginia this Monday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Fire rages at Montgomery apartment house

Blaze in Aspen Hill may displace up to a dozen families

By Clarence Williams  |  09:21 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Settlement approved in St. Elizabeths suit

On Thursday, a U.S. District judge approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against the city that was launched in 1974 by a group of psychiatric patients .

By Theresa Vargas  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Former Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick gets 30 days in robocall cas

Schurick, the campaign manager to former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., was sentenced to 30 days home detention, 4 years probation and 500 hours of community service.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 02/15/2012

85 cases of norovirus confirmed at George Washington University

Officials can find no common link to infections

By Clarence Williams  |  09:20 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Youthful pedestrians hit in Montgomery

Two 12-year-old girls were hit by a car in Gaithersburg.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:56 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Labor, Occupy D.C. protesters target CPAC

Hundreds protested the event today, saying it reflects the growing gap between rich and poor.

By Tim Craig  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Alexandria paramedic dies after fall from overpass

The Alexandria Fire Department medic dropped 30 feet from I-395 into a creek while on a call.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:05 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Unoccupied vehicle strikes, kills contractor in Bethesda

Police say contractor Concepcion Zavala tried to the stop the unoccupied truck, but the vehicle continued moving

By Robert Samuels  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Virginia oyster harvest soars

Virginia’s oyster harvest has grown tenfold in the past decade to 236,000 bushels in 2011 and a dockside value of $8.2 million, state officials announced Tuesday.

By The Associated Press  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Closings, delays for schools and organizations

Some schools, organizations and businesses are closed or delayed due to weather conditions.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:32 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Removal of statue atop Smithsonian has begun

Columbia Protecting Science and Industry has been atop the north entrance of the building since it was constructed in the late 1870s and early 1880s.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smithsonian

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Marion Barry ill at Mayor Gray’s speech

An ambulance was called for Barry — and then it was canceled. Barry was said to be fine after taking his diabetes medicine.

By Tim Craig  |  09:58 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 02/07/2012

By Clarence Williams  |  09:01 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Prince George’s paves way for 5-cent bag tax

The county council officially votes to pursue state permission for the tax, which mirrors a D.C. law.

By Miranda Spivack  |  03:44 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Madame Tussauds debuts Harriet Tubman figure

Thirteen of Harriet Tubman’s relatives come out for the unveiling of the wax figure dedicated to the abolitionist.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Family overcome by carbon monoxide in Fort Washington

Quick thinking on the part of Children’s National Medical Center doctors led to the rescue of five members of a family who had carbon monoxide poisoning

By Jimm Phillips  |  11:21 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Robocalls trial set to begin for Ehrlich operative

A political operative accused of using robocalls to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election will be back in court this week.

By The Associated Press  |  05:55 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Robbery in downtown DC during Super Bowl

A robber in a black ski mask held up a restaurant in downtown Washington during the Super Bowl broadcast.

By Martin Weil  |  10:05 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  robbery, crime, superbowl, football

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Stink bug numbers down, wet fall eyed as reason

Stink bug numbers are down, and researchers say they suspect the wet fall weather across the mid-Atlantic may be the reason.

By The Associated Press  |  07:49 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Police conduct Occupy D.C. checks at Freedom Plaza

After raids at McPherson Square on Saturday, police on Sunday began searching Freedom Plaza encampment

By Katherine Driessen  |  02:17 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Gates becomes newest William and Mary chancellor

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates began his term as the 24th Chancellor of the College of William and Mary Feb. 3.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education | Tags:  robert gates, college of william and mary, chancellor

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Southeast

By Clarence Williams  |  08:02 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Four-vehicle crash shuts down parts of New York Ave.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:36 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Pr. George’s eager to help residents insulate homes, cut energy costs

Prince George’s County is trying to help residents insulate their homes to lower their energy bills, but it has had fewer applicants for a funding program than expected.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland Politics | Tags:  prince george's county, home insulation prince george's, prince george's county housing

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Event honors civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Rustin, who died in 1987, was the chief organizer for the 1963 March on Washington, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech.

By Robert Samuels  |  10:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Man dies after being hit by dump truck

Prince George’s police are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:33 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Pepco rate hike hearings continue in District; Maryland case also pending

Electric bill hikes needed to improve service to District and Maryland customers, Pepco says

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pepco rate increase, pepco bill increase, pepco bill rates

 

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