D.C. lawyer’s killer pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Jamyra Gallmon faces between 18 and 25 years in prison for Feb. 9 killing of David Messerschmitt.

Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes

Legislators rejected a larger increase that the county executive wanted to improve schools.

Prosecutors: Maureen McDonnell verdict ‘unquestionably sound’

Maureen McDonnell’s appeal is very similar to that of her husband, ex-Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.

One dead after possible road rage incident on D.C. highway

A man is dead and another injured after a gunman opened fire on an SUV on the Anacostia Freeway in Southwest Washington. Initially, police said the shooting may have been the result of road rage, but they think now the SUV may have been targeted.

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Seeking business, Virginia rolls out welcome mat for foreign ambassadors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who hosted more than 50 ambassadors recently, has quietly courted dozens more.

Local roundup: Anti-Semitic fliers found at D.C. homes

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

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Women plead guilty in Donovan hotel murder case

Jamyra Gallmon, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday in the killing of D.C. lawyer David Messerschmitt in a room at the Donovan hotel in Logan Circle in February. Gallmon's alleged girlfriend also pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery for her involvement in events leading to the murder.

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At the National Spelling Bee, just 10 top spellers remain

Seven of the finalists are kids of South Asian descent, the group that has dominated the bee recently.

Prince George's County Council votes for tax hike

Prince George’s County Council voted 6-3 on Thursday in favor of a budget that would raise the property tax rate by 4 percent, this comes after they rejected a proposal by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III asking for a 15 percent increase.

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Relisha Rudd’s legacy: Millions to help the homeless in the nation’s capital

The missing girl’s name wasn’t mentioned, but her fate was surely on the minds of city leaders this week.

D.C. schools to introduce more challenging ‘cornerstone’ lessons

Activities are already common in some schools, but not systemwide.

For soccer players, coaches and fans, scandal stings but can’t stall love of sport

The allegations of FIFA corruption did not surprise many in the Washington-area youth-sports community.

After SAT exams go missing, Virginia students might have to retake the test

Paper tests for more than 260 students at a Loudoun County high school were lost in transit.

Emergency partial shutdown, load limits coming to Memorial Bridge

The National Park Service, at the recommendation of the Federal Highway Administration, will close both curbside lanes and four feet of the adjoining sidewalk across the drawbridge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge prior to Friday morning's rush hour, officials said Thursday. Officials also will post a 10-ton load limit across the entire length of the bridge, which effectively eliminates most bus traffic.

Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region

The fliers, first reported Wednesday in Chevy Chase, have also turned up in D.C. and Alexandria.

Michael King, TV syndicator behind Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, dies at 67

Mr. King and his brother made King World Productions an industry leader.

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Local journalist among 6 killed in 6 days across District of Columbia

The violence included a freeway shooting and the slaying of a woman outside her apartment building.

Chris Christie, a onetime booster, now wants to dump the Common Core

N.J. governor joins other GOP presidential hopefuls in a revolt against the academic standards.

Driver sped off of parking garage’s second level, police say

The 85-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with reckless driving.

Bevy of new charges for alleged bank robber who escaped at Va. hospital

Wossen Assaye could face a minimum of 122 years in prison if convicted of every count.

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