Waiting for federal approval, Metro’s planned purchase of rail cars at risk

Federal transit officials have yet to decide whether Metro can replace older subway cars with new ones.

Briar Woods softball rolls past Tuscarora to repeat as Conference 14 champions

SOFTBALL | Kayla Brennan shuts down the Huskies offense to send the Falcons into the 5A North region tournament with another Conference 14 title in their pocket.

D.C. mayor, council engage in early test of wills over budget

Mayor Muriel Bowser warned of dire consequences if a summer jobs program is not expanded.

Freshman Will Bouma pitches Wilson to 23rd straight DCIAA baseball title

BASEBALL | The Tigers handle Bell, 13-3, to add to their DCIAA trophy haul and advance to Sunday’s city title game at Nationals Park.


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Rainy-day fund in Pr. George’s is at its lowest point in several years

Consecutive years of budget deficits and unforeseen costs have drawn down the county’s reserves.

Violence in black community threatens the greatest civil right — life

A veteran civil rights activist worries about the violence toward and within the black community.

Thousands of ladybugs released in school for senior prank

Five masked people broke into Chopticon High School in Morganza, Md., and let 72,000 ladybugs loose, allegedly as part of a senior prank. Suspects now face criminal charges and one student has been prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony.

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Prince George's County officer charged with murder

An off-duty Prince George’s County police officer has been charged with murder in connection with a double shooting at a McDonald’s parking lot.

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Victim of shooting in Shaw dies; cause of boy’s death still unknown

A roundup of news from across the region.

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Mary Ellen Mark, photographer of outcasts and hidden beauty, dies at 75

One of the finest documentary photographers of her time, she portrayed society on the fringes.

Autopsy on child found dead in park swing does not show cause of death

Charles County authorities said the 3-year-old boy’s mother remained in a hospital.

Let’s be friends: Fairfax’s Bulova and Garza try to get past budget acrimony

Two leaders issue unusual joint statement promising cooperation, after public feud over spending.

Joint Message from Chairman Sharon Bulova and Superintendent Karen Garza

Fairfax board chair, schools superintendent agree to end feud, work together.

District man faces 100 years in prison following conviction in fatal shooting

D.C. jury finds man guilty in 2011 slaying of Derrick Ragland, who was shot seven times in back

Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000

The 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate settles with a PAC that he says misled his supporters.

Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years

All teachers and staff at the D.C. high school must re-apply for their jobs, part of an overhaul strategy.

Meet the Monarch Carrier Boys, kings of grocery delivery in 1960s D.C.

The lessons learned pulling groceries in wagons for customers stayed with these boys for life.

Tax increase worth the investment in schools, some Pr. George’s parents say

With only days before a final vote,a group of Pr. George’s parents urge lawmakers to pass Baker budget

PM Update: Slight chance of storms this evening, much better chance Wednesday, humid

This evening, many of us may escape the storms, but expect them to be much more numerous Wednesday afternoon and evening.

D.C. area lacks big ideas in transit

And Metro doesn't have the money for expansion.

A 13-year-old boy drove because his dad was too drunk, sheriff says

The father has been charged with child neglect and reckless endangerment.

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