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In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

U-Va. Student Martese Johnson, center, speaks to the media after a court hearing. (Getty)

The violent arrest of a black U-Va. student has many in the state taking a hard look at the agency’s authority.

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Woman killed after car veers off I-495 in Maryland

Maryland State Police believe fatigue caused the Sunday morning crash that killed Veronica Denise Edmonds.

My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

I wanted an A but didn’t get it. So does that mean being interested in a subject isn’t everything?

Man found dead in Langley Park apartment building

Prince George’s County police found the man in a hallway.

Still chilly today, with a warmer week ahead

Still chilly today, with a warmer week ahead

After another cold day today, warmer times await this week with temperatures near to slightly above seasonal averages.

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Collector Robin Stanford had gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

Snowflakes by the dozens, hundreds and thousands

Snow falls around the region on Saturday; flurries accompany wind and cold, give reminder of winter

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Driven to fail: Here’s the story of the demise of the District’s streetcars

Driven to fail: Here’s the story of the demise of the District’s streetcars

Washington’s last streetcar ran in 1962, but the inevitable end had been coming for decades.

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Ms. McEvoy, who was principal owner of the S.F. Chronicle, chaired board of Smithsonian art museum.

‘No Limits’: Athletes with disabilities sweat, strain in a tailor-made contest

‘No Limits’: Athletes with disabilities  sweat, strain in a tailor-made contest

Survivors of strokes, gunshot wounds and car crashes take part in Adaptive Fitness Games at a D.C. hospital.

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

Studies find that volunteers, armed with the right training and curriculum, can make a difference.

A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

Moving on from winter can be tough, as today will remind us. After that, we’re climbing toward more sustained springlike weather.

Man stabbed in parking lot of Leesburg 7-Eleven dies

Police detained multiple people who were at the scene early Saturday but have not charged anyone.

Kastner’s shot helps Stallions top Northern

Kastner’s shot helps Stallions top Northern

SOFTBALL | South County uses a three-run fifth inning to pull away from a Northern squad that committed nine errors in a matchup of state champs.

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

Bishop Long was a dominant pastoral voice in the District and a broadcaster on gospel radio for decades.

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Mr. Newmyer, also a yo-yo champion and amateur magician, introduced the pizza chain to the D.C. region.

In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

Some embrace reform, while others worry the new marijuana law is ‘corrupting’ neighborhoods.

Cold, wind and waves derail Regional Park Regatta

Cold, wind and waves derail Regional Park Regatta

ROWING | Cold temperature and strong winds force organizers to cancel season-opening race on the Occoquan.

In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

The violent arrest of a black U-Va. student has many in the state taking a hard look at the agency’s authority.

Five University of Maryland students robbed at off-campus apartment

Three men, one armed with a knife and another with a BB gun, were involved, police say.

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Mr. Tranströmer was known in his country and beyond as a master of metaphor.

Service aims to combat harassment and assault by providing safe rides

Service aims to combat harassment and assault by providing safe rides

RightRides DC begins offering safe spaces to women and the LGBTQ community all over the District.

UnitedCast: Wintry winds and temperatures

UnitedCast: Wintry winds and temperatures

It might finally be spring, but it won’t feel too springlike.

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A veteran commuter puzzles over Virginia’s I-66 plan

A traveler as comfortable with transit as driving wonders why there’s no widening plan for inside the Beltway.

Dylan Mansur, South River stay ‘pumped up’ in win over Arundel

Dylan Mansur, South River stay ‘pumped up’ in win over Arundel

BOYS’ LACROSSE | Dylan Mansur scores three goals to help the fourth-ranked Seahawks beat No. 9 Arundel, 6-2, at home in Edgewater.

Local digest: D.C.-area news briefs

A roundup of news briefs from the D.C. area.

Prince George’s officer who died in cruiser crash had alcohol in his system

Prince George’s officer who died in cruiser crash had alcohol in his system

Brennan Rabain was driving more than 100 mph as he attempted to stop a speeding car, police said.

McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

Governor’s proposals include limiting the value of all gifts given by a single individual to $100 a year.

Tax-relief bills stalled, Hogan aides warn aid for schools, raises at risk

Tax-relief bills stalled, Hogan aides warn aid for schools, raises at risk

A Maryland Senate panel kills one measure and waters down others, including one on state gas tax hikes.

Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.

 

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.

GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says the Cruz supporters ringing his office “suffer from severe cases of arrested development.“

Addition to Metro safety manual suggests problems at control center

The operations hub would have been vital to proper handling of the fatal Yellow Line smoke event on Jan. 12.

A veteran commuter puzzles over Virginia’s I-66 plan

A traveler as comfortable with transit as driving wonders why there’s no widening plan for inside the Beltway.

Moody’s downgrades Metro’s bond rating

Moody’s Investors Service noted that a series of short-term loans taken out by Metro affected the rating on its transit bonds.

Roads closed in NE Washington because of person barricaded in attic

Roads around 4900 block of Meade Street NE closed because of a barricade situation in DC

Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

Delays for Friday morning on Metro

Metro’s Silver Line has delays following a signal problem.

High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

Some lanes closed on part of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County.

Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

While ridership is strong on the new bus route between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations, Arlington is preparing to open its portion of transitway this summer.

Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut

The 7000-series cars, with advanced technology, will appear first on the Blue Line.

Metro workers say safety culture doesn’t exist

A union meeting grew heated as Metro workers accused the transit agency of neglecting safety.

Security experts say U.S. rules aim to prevent lone-pilot scenario

U.S. airlines require that two crew members are in the cockpit at all times.

Last-minute drill for 16th Street Bridge commuters

Drivers and bus riders should give themselves extra commuting time starting Friday morning.

Metro police plan crackdown on fare evaders

Station managers and bus drivers say they fear confrontations when attempting to collect fares.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Washington’s last streetcar ran in 1962, but the inevitable end had been coming for decades.

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.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

No university is generating more sensation and scandal than Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

Photo Galleries

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.

Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

The fine art of making maple syrup

Find the right tree, tap in your spile, hang up your bucket and wait for the sap to run.

Our Washington

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

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