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.

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The home is considered one of Maryland's grandest, early-20th-century abodes.

D.C. area forecast: Muggy warmth and scattered storms through weekend; cooler next week

Warmth, mugginess and storm chances continue until a Sunday cold front cools us off for next week. Though it may remain unsettled.


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What a difference a decade makes, says a longtime cyclist

He’s noticed that drivers are showing more respect for bicycles and wants to thank them.

Can you spell co-champions? National Spelling Bee ends in tie

One winner was from Kansas, the other from Missouri. It marked the fifth time that two champs were crowned.

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.

Centreville, Robinson advance to Va. 6A North region girls’ lacrosse semifinals

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Caroline Wakefield powers Centreville past W.T. Woodson and into the 6A North region semifinals; Balanced Robinson rolls against McLean.

Langley boys’ lacrosse finds its muse in region quarterfinal win over Westfield

BOYS’ LACROSSE | The Saxons and their friend “Cindy” will play another day after topping Westfield; Robinson, Battlefield and Chantilly also advance to the 6A North region semis.

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.

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.

Memorial Bridge, symbol of U.S. strength, is corroded, partly shut down

“Unbearable congestion” forecast for six-to-nine-month closure of part of two lanes; buses also are barred.

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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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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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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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.

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