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Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

(Handout / Reuters)

Police said Wossen Assaye took a gun off a guard at a Virginia hospital before carjacking two people.

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Robinson baseball hopes to keep rolling after fast start out of the box

Robinson baseball hopes to keep rolling after fast start out of the box

BASEBALL | Tyler Jumper, Nicco German and the Rams are 7-1 after a strong showing at the Mingo Bay Classic and looking to maintain their early success for a change.

Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County.

Chick-fil-A is coming to Columbia Heights later this year

You’ll be able to get your chicken sandwiches with pickles at the DC USA complex.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

Boys’ soccer: Maycol Nunez works on distributing for Washington-Lee

Boys’ soccer: Maycol Nunez works on distributing for Washington-Lee

BOYS’ SOCCER | Maycol Nunez, last year’s All-Met Player of the Year for a state runner-up, knows he has to get his teammates involved.

D.C. adopt a pet

D.C. adopt a pet

Cadbury, a 2-year-old, 52-pound American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

D.C. Animal Watch

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Recent deaths in Southern Maryland

Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

April outlook: Winter be gone! First half of month looks warmer than average

April outlook: Winter be gone! First half of month looks warmer than average

April should deliver considerable spring-time variability, which will give us reprieve from our late-winter cold story.

Prince George’s County Animal Watch

Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

Hogan rejects Democratic request for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana

Hogan rejects Democratic request for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana

State Sen. Richard Madaleno sought the ban, but his request was immediately turned down by the GOP governor.

Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

Column

Highway crews spring forward into road work season

Highway crews spring forward into road work season

Drivers, just recovering from winter commuting, will encounter some new, man-made delays.

Silver Spring International Middle School evacuated due to smoke

The smoke was reported in a locker room.

Walter Grauman, prolific television director, dies at 93

Walter Grauman, prolific television director, dies at 93

Mr. Grauman directed episodes of shows including “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Untouchables.”

D.C. Council agenda

Meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees for the coming week.

Review

China Chilcano review: Strap in for a fun, but bumpy, ride from José Andrés

China Chilcano review: Strap in for a fun, but bumpy, ride from José Andrés

2 stars | Sensory overload awaits at the restaurateur’s new mashup of Asian and Peruvian flavors.

D.C. crime report

These were among incidents reported by D.C. police.

D.C. home sales

A listing of homes sold recently in the District.

Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Docents, instructors, gardeners, enrollment counselors and event volunteers are needed.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

Bishop C.L. Long eulogized as a spiritual trail blazer

Bishop C.L. Long eulogized as a spiritual trail blazer

In life, Bishop Clarence Lee Long blazed his own spiritual trail for half a century. In death many of the Pentecostal leaders whose feathers he often ruffled eulogized him as a man who was ahead of his time.

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

Loudoun County Animal Watch

Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

Winter, continued: March in D.C. was cooler, wetter and snowier than normal

Winter, continued: March in D.C. was cooler, wetter and snowier than normal

Last month was the third March in a row that ended colder than normal.

Loudoun County community calendar, April 2-9, 2015

Events include an egg hunt, the “Last Ham Standing” comedy show, rain barrel workshops and knitting groups.

Rider stabbed by group of people on Baltimore Light Rail

Rider stabbed by group of people on Baltimore Light Rail

The victim has been released from the hospital.

PHOTOS: Space station views of Super Typhoon Maysak that will blow you away

PHOTOS: Space station views of Super Typhoon Maysak that will blow you away

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station beamed back to Earth some of the most amazing images of a storm ever witnessed.

Baseball-size hail batters Arkansas, Oklahoma (Photos)

Baseball-size hail batters Arkansas, Oklahoma (Photos)

The National Weather Service received 170 reports of hail on Tuesday afternoon and evening, 20 of which were reports for hail at least 2 inches in diameter.

 

Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

Senate’s top Dems all agree: Chuck Schumer should be next party leader

Potential opponents, including Sens. Patty Murray and Richard Durbin, have endorsed Schumer for the role.

Highway crews spring forward into road work season

Drivers, just recovering from winter commuting, will encounter some new, man-made delays.

Rider stabbed by group of people on Baltimore Light Rail

The victim has been released from the hospital.

With 61,000 bridges needing repair, states await action on Capitol Hill

Data show a slight decline in decrepit bridges. Some states raise taxes in the face of uncertain federal funding.

Morning delays on the Blue Line

Trains are single-tracking at the southern end of the Blue Line.

Georgetown Pike reopens after head-on collision

At least one person was transported to a hospital.

County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

Project is now used as national model for “lessons learned” in successful project management.

Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

Alexandria is offering several opportunities in the next month where residents can learn more about the proposed infill Metro station. A public hearing is scheduled for late April.

Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed after prisoner escapes

Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed because of escaped prisoner who is armed

Delays on Metro for Tuesday morning

Delays for several Metro lines. Problem is a switch issue outside the Rosslyn stop.

Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters: Driving distractions, by the numbers

Distracted-driving awareness month brings a slew of surveys and polls with some surprising results.

Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard

New station would spur economic development and draw 5,000 new Metro riders, federal study says.

White House sends Congress $478 billion, 6-year transportation bill

The Obama administration wants big increases for highways, safety and transit systems.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Have you heard about the Dutch entrepreneur who wants to energize the Washington Monument?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | We have, at long last, scientific proof that more of mom isn’t necessarily better.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

He asked “How could this happen?” as he was violently arrested. But he needed to have known before then.

Photo Galleries

Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

Wossen Assaye allegedly overpowered a guard and carjacked two vehicles to make his escape. He was captured in the District.

1 person fatally shot after car rams gate at NSA

Officers at the agency’s headquarters in Maryland fired on the two people in the vehicle. At least one other person was injured.

Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos

Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

Liftoff for Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall

The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Silver Spring hosts flip for Danish gymnasts

The performance team is welcomed with open arms during a stop that’s part of a 10-month world tour.

Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

From snow to rain

In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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