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Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

(Courtesy of Harrington family / courtesy of Harrington family)

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

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Market heats up in D.C. and Prince George’s, but cools in Northern Virginia

Market heats up in D.C. and Prince George’s, but cools in Northern Virginia

Overall, sales in the region will slow for the remainder of the year.

Pleasantly warm through Friday with crisp and cooler weekend ahead

Pleasantly warm through Friday with crisp and cooler weekend ahead

A warm upper level pattern keeps our introduction to October on the mild side. Chillier air sweeps in this weekend.

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

VOLLEYBALL | Natale Zanellato records a game-high 22 kills after missing time earlier this season with an injury as the Warhawks top the No. 1 Bulldogs.

The equinox enigma: Hours of darkness, light are unequal.

One significant sign of summer’s end came last weekend, when darkness finally exceeded daylight.

Mayor touts infant-mortality plan, but bureau eyed for cuts

Loss of federal grant threatens 38 city workers; officials say they hope services will continue for families.

Prince George’s County reduces printers in schools

Teachers complain about losing instructional time as number of printers decreases by 56 percent.

Declining traffic-camera revenue threatens D.C. budget

The city’s chief financial officer warns that the trend could force District leaders to cut $70 million in spending.

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

Local digest: News of the Washington area

News from Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

Charter takeovers offer families stability, and culture clash

Charter takeovers offer families stability, and culture clash

New approach offers a solution for communities whose schools must close: A different operator steps in.

D.C. Council considers new protections for bicycle riders

D.C. Council considers new protections for bicycle riders

Advocates say the change would give cyclists a fairer chance of collecting on insurance claims after a crash.

Charles Severance moved from Alexandria to Arlington jail

Charles Severance moved from Alexandria to Arlington jail

Authorities said they moved the murder defendant to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Column

Hey, I’m driving here!

Hey, I’m driving here!

That “Don't Walk” sign? City streets would move more smoothly if pedestrians actually obeyed it.

A few evening showers, mainly east, then a mild Tuesday

A few evening showers, mainly east, then a mild Tuesday

Gray was the rule today. More in the way of sunshine returns along with warmer temperatures tomorrow.

VRE shut down south of Burke Centre following a death

The railroad and police declined to provide information on death but said it did not involve foul play.

70 years ago, hurricane hunters got their start in the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944

70 years ago, hurricane hunters got their start in the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944

Since the first flight into a hurricane, air crews continue to help the National Hurricane Center make better, life-saving forecasts.

Matthews lifts Dunbar past Ballou

Matthews lifts Dunbar past Ballou

Wide receiver Davon Matthews stepped in at QB and led the Crimson Tide to a narrow win over DCIAA Stars rival Ballou.

Montgomery County woman killed in crash with truck

Her SUV was hit by a pick-up truck which a construction worker was driving to a work site.

Wootton QB Ellis shoulders the load

Wootton QB Ellis shoulders the load

Third-year quarterback Sam Ellis has the experience to lead a young receiving corps; Clarksburg enters Damascus matchup with confidence.

Suspect detained after shots reported outside embassy

No one was injured, the Secret Service said.

Murray helps Marshall end losing skid

Murray helps Marshall end losing skid

First year RB Jelani Murray and the Statesmen tasted victory for the first time as varsity football players with a win over Jefferson; West Potomac earns some hardware.

Police arrest Hyattsville man in connection with ’13 killing

Police arrest Hyattsville man in connection with ’13 killing

Terrence Robert Proctor was charged in the death of Nicole C. Burgess, his alleged partner in a illicit-drug business.

Montgomery’s school board campaign under way

Montgomery school board candidates to come together Monday at forum in Rockville.

Loudoun community calendar, Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2014

Events include the Waterford Fair, fall horse trials and a Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company open house.

Ohio State marching band pays tornado tribute to Wizard of Oz

Ohio State marching band pays tornado tribute to Wizard of Oz

The Ohio State marching band paid brilliant tribute to the Wizard of Oz on Saturday in what is the 75th year since the film was released.

Sabra Hummus House pops up in Georgetown with all-hummus menu

Sabra Hummus House pops up in Georgetown with all-hummus menu

Sabra hummus has taken over a Georgetown storefront to create a pop-up restaurant.

Two-headed backfield fuels Howard

Two-headed backfield fuels Howard

An improving offensive line has opened big holes for Najee Savage and Lion legacy Malik Anderson during Howard’s 4-0 start.

Police statement on the Morgan Harrington investigation

Police statement on the Morgan Harrington investigation

The text of a statement released Monday by police involving the death of Morgan Harrington.

The fingerprint of climate change on the California drought, extreme weather in 2013

The fingerprint of climate change on the California drought, extreme weather in 2013

Researchers studying the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on extreme weather events have found that it played a role in half of the 2013 events that they looked at.

Vance, Annapolis stay in the hunt

Vance, Annapolis stay in the hunt

Backup QB Nate Vance displayed poise late to help the Panthers edge Severna Park and even their record; Broadneck is still unbeaten.

 

Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

DCision ‘14 potpourri: Catania targeted in labor mailer; more unions back Silverman

Rounding up endorsements and other campaign news for this final week of September.

Declining traffic-camera revenue threatens D.C. budget

The city’s chief financial officer warns that the trend could force District leaders to cut $70 million in spending.

AU to cover extra Metro costs if Nats playoff games run late

American University since 2012 has been an exclusive higher ed ‘partner’ of the ballclub.

Hey, I’m driving here!

That “Don't Walk” sign? City streets would move more smoothly if pedestrians actually obeyed it.

Post recession, nation on the move again

There are more cars on the road, but public transit gains in popularity too.

What would fix your commute?

Show and tell how you would make the trip better.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gets a sneak peek at Metro’s new railcars

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx gets a sneak peek at the new railcars, which Metro officials say will begin carrying passengers in January.

D.C. Lean no more: 10 commuter apps to get you where you need to go

We reviewed 10 traffic and transit-related apps - sit back, relax and download.

Seeking: I-66 commuters with a sense of humor

Got something to say about I-66? We want to hear from you. Sense of humor a must.

Metro will provide late-night service for Nationals playoff games

American University agrees to subsidize extra subway service when needed during Nationals’ October postseason.

D.C. ticket program apparently not ready for its close-up

Members of the council’s oversight panel want to know why the inspector general focused on ticketing.

Traffic tips for weekend events in D.C. area

The D.C. region will host many outdoor activities like the Tour de Cure that are likely to generate extra traffic and create detours.

Green Line split for weekend work

Gaps between trains on the Red and Orange lines will be greater than normal.

Metro says its newest rail cars are on track for passenger service in January

The transit agency’s new 7000-series cars are a departure from the past, featuring advanced technology and new comforts for riders.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

That “Don't Walk” sign? City streets would move more smoothly if pedestrians actually obeyed it.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The name, life and probable death of the missing 8-year-old are rarely invoked by the candidates.

Photo Galleries

Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

Our Washington

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

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