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D.C. judge turns to matchmaking
to get woman to call 911 less frequently

Martha Rigsby, D.C.'s most frequent 911 caller ever. (Mark Gail for The Post)

After she averaged 13 ambulance rides a month, the judge asked her friend if they had any romance. He said they had dated once. Then the questions continued.

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    As term ends, Gray reflects on successes and struggles

    As term ends, Gray reflects on successes and struggles

    The D.C. mayor’s reputation has been tarnished by fraud allegations, but Gray maintains his innocence.

    Police bulletin: ‘Remain vigilant and constantly aware’

    Officials, unions worry that officers are seen as “the enemy” after Ferguson, Staten Island deaths.

    Calls flood Washington’s hotline for emergency food

    Calls flood Washington’s hotline for emergency food

    The number of calls seeking emergency food assistance has jumped 57 percent.

    Park standoff frustrates Lorton residents

    Neither Fairfax County nor EnviroSolutions wants to be liable for potential problems at the site.

    Light freezing rain possible Monday morning, especially western areas

    Light freezing rain possible Monday morning, especially western areas

    Enough cold air will linger for the possibility of a little morning ice, especially west and southwest of I-95.

    Five tips for continuing academic momentum during break

    Five ways to keep children smart over winter break.

    Arthur Howe Jr., former Yale admissions dean, dies at 93

    Arthur Howe Jr., former Yale admissions dean, dies at 93

    Mr. Howe was a transitional figure in Yale admissions policies. He later led the American Field Service.

    Christmas storm is set to complicate holiday travel for many Americans

    Christmas storm is set to complicate holiday travel for many Americans

    WEATHER GANG | The good news is we’re looking at mainly rain and wind rather than snow or ice.

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    Grandma’s obsession with straight tinsel, and other Christmas gems

    Grandma’s obsession with straight tinsel, and other Christmas gems

    Among the memories that come flooding back each year: My grandmother ironed her tinsel.

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    HOT lanes concept evolved from early hopes and fears

    Today’s network doesn’t quite match what either advocates or critics envisioned for the D.C. region.

    Snowy owl spotted near airport during annual bird count

    Snowy owl spotted near airport during annual bird count

    The spotting, near the runways of National Airport, established the return of the white arctic bird.

    Column

    Firing a successful principal makes no sense

    Peter Cahall has made great progress at D.C.’s Wilson High. Yet his contract is not being renewed.

    5 questions about the winter solstice

    5 questions about the winter solstice

    The official start of astronomical winter will be at 6:03 p.m. Eastern.

    A seasonable Sunday, but a Christmas storm waits in the wings

    A seasonable Sunday, but a Christmas storm waits in the wings

    WEATHER GANG | Our lump of coal could arrive Christmas Eve in the form of wind-driven and heavy rains.

    Local digest: Dec. 21, 2014

    A roundup of news from across the Washington metro area.

    Baby, it’s cold outside because winter’s arrived

    Temperatures are generally below 40 degrees, and daylight appears to be shrinking on these dark, gray days.

    Dunks aside, Djonkam lifts Knights

    Dunks aside, Djonkam lifts Knights

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | O’Connell’s Lewis Djonkam misses a pair of jams but has 14 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Riverdale Baptist.

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    For D.C. United, ready-made neighborhood partners

    The soccer team would do well to invest in the human capital that could be the people who attend the games.

    D.C. nurse continued to work amid reports of sexual abuse

    D.C. nurse continued to work amid reports of sexual abuse

    The complaints process is considered too slow or lacking. D.C. officials say they followed the “letter of the law.”

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    Give Gray credit: D.C. mayor, his taxi boss brought needed change to cabs

    Give Gray credit: D.C. mayor, his taxi boss brought needed change to cabs

    COLUMN | The taxi chief upgraded cabs and gave drivers a chance to compete with Uber.

    Robert Simpson, co-creator of 1-to-5 hurricane scale, dies

    Robert Simpson, co-creator of 1-to-5 hurricane scale, dies

    Dr. Simpson, 102, helped devise the Saffir-Simpson scale used to prepare the public for oncoming storms.

    The Amistad slave mutiny on an epic Smithsonian canvas

    The Amistad slave mutiny on an epic Smithsonian canvas

    Murals of 1839 slave ship revolt tell saga of Africans’ courage, defiance and triumph

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    Tyson’s Two: Readers remember the former crossroads

    Tyson’s Two: Readers remember the former crossroads

    Answer Man’s readers corner the market on memories of Tysons and point out an out-of-time photo.

    William Stockton, Washington psychoanalyst, dies at 85

    William Stockton, Washington psychoanalyst, dies at 85

    Dr. Stockton talked to thousands of men and women about traumas, fears and failures.

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

    Manassas shooting victim in critical condition

    Justin Platt, 25, is charged with opening fire on several people outside an apartment building.

    ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

    The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student described it as “humiliating.”

    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

    Rain and strong winds are likely in the East over Christmas, and snow is possible.

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

    Ernie Terrell, boxer who lost to a taunting Ali, dies at 75

    Ernie Terrell, boxer who lost to a taunting Ali, dies at 75

    Mr. Terrell, who held a share of the heavyweight title, lost a memorable bout to Muhammad Ali in 1967.

     

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

    HOT lanes concept evolved from early hopes and fears

    Today’s network doesn’t quite match what either advocates or critics envisioned for the D.C. region.

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

    As faulty air bags cause millions of auto recalls, who pays?

    Car owners won’t, but automakers may want the air-bag manufacturer to foot the bill.

    Protesters briefly block northbound lanes of I-295

    Lanes were closed at the 11th Street Bridge.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    40 percent say they’ll bail out of D.C. area for holidays

    AAA forecast says it will be a record number of departures for the region.

    Tricky gun owner gets nabbed by TSA

    TSA says he took handgun apart and hid it in a PlayStation in hope of eluding security officers.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Riders should expect delays because of an earlier train malfunction

    D.C. Metro stops with the highest name recognition

    Remember Spring Hill? How about Naylor Road? Quiz tests how many Metro stops you can name

    Drive a cab? Hollywood wants to make you a star!

    Better hurry. Auditions will be held via Skype Wednesday and Thursday.

    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Among the memories that come flooding back each year: My grandmother ironed her tinsel.

    Clinton Yates

    The soccer team would do well to invest in the human capital that could be the people who attend the games.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | The taxi chief upgraded cabs and gave drivers a chance to compete with Uber.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    E-mails to Santa Claus are shoving aside letters scrawled on paper by hopeful children.

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    Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

    The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

    The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

    Local Ferguson protests

    People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

    Our Washington

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

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