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Cheryl W. Thompson
In an age of decreasing crime, homicide convictions can still be tough to come by.
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Ann E. Marimow and Craig Timberg
Some magistrate judges say sweeping requests violate constitutional protections.
Jorge Torrez was convicted of strangling a Navy petty officer at Arlington’s military base in 2009.
Adam Kling left his house Wednesday evening and has not returned, police and relatives say.
Clarence Williams and Peter Hermann
Authorities said they had monitored potential violence on social media prior to Easter Monday’s incident
Peter Hermann and Hoai-Tran Bui
Police say three men armed with guns, including an assault rifle, stole wallets and cellphones.
Melvin Ranard King, 46, was arrested in connection with the Upper Marlboro bank robbery on April 8.
A woman in the house on Jamieson Place survived. The fire’s cause is under investigation.
Dog for U.S. Customs and Border Protection catches traveler carrying $25,000 in cash at Dulles Airport.
At a packed meeting, residents call for more security, and some urge an end to an annual family day event.
Rachel Weiner and Justin Jouvenal
Seven-day delay granted to attorneys for Charles Severance, who faces a gun-possession charge in Loudoun.
In taped conversation, ex-Marine in death-penalty case insists he feels no guilt in killings of two young girls.
Keith L. Alexander
Brown’s attorney’s hoped his bodyguard would testify for his boss. That didn’t happen. Now what?
For the first time, the top fire department honors in the county go to two women.
Pr. Geo.’s Capt. John Boesman tried to pull a man from a flaming SUV, and was injured in the attempt.
The misdemeanor assault trial was scheduled to start in D.C. Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday
The two cases are not believed to be related.
French, who escaped from police in Virginia shortly after his arrest last summer, was cornered in Minnesota.
Peter Hermann, Zach C. Cohen and Harry Misiko
Grandmother of one victim says she thinks he was targeted.
Officials don’t believe that the incidents, from Rosslyn to Takoma Park to Glover Park, are linked.
Ezra Porter, Jr., 51, is accused of stopping a MetroAccess vehicle and assaulting a female passenger
Mary Pat Flaherty
Accounting clerk pleaded guilty to creating false expense reports and paying herself $144,000
Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes fled after crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, prosecutors said.
Ann E. Marimow
Darren Malry is charged with allegedly taking bribes to smuggle contraband for an inmate.
The birds and their white wire cage were stolen last week, police said.
The man may have groped seven women in busy shopping areas of Bailey’s Crossroads.
Police said a 15-year-old girl claims she was sexually assaulted by the man on numerous occasions.
The couple allegedly lent the prestige of the governor’s office to businessman Johnny R. Williams
Clarence Williams and Martin Weil
Visitors attending an annual holiday event at the zoo reported hearing gunfire across the street.
Woman accused of neglect of her mother, who died last year at age 98.
Man convicted of first-degree murder in killing of fellow service member.
Man pleads guilty to federal gun charges; admits involvement in two frightening and violent holdups.
Three teens recently hospitalized; drug can cause violent behavior, disorientation, seizures and death.
Brown’s bodyguard found guilty of assault in October altercation with fan outside a D.C. hotel.
There is an active black market for the safety devices — and a handful of areas have been hit.
D.C. police say the suspect pushed the victim to the ground in an alley but ran after she screamed.
Police say the suspect slammed his car door on a deputy’s hand and dragged another deputy 60 feet.
Police say the driver intended to steal the ATM, but did not take it.
Martin Weil and Matt Zapotosky
Violence occurs near historic Anacostia home of Frederick Douglass.
At least one is seriously injured, although all victims are conscious and breathing, police say.
One deputy has hand slammed in suspect’s vehicle door; another is dragged 60 feet.
No signs of trauma or foul play in case.
Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.
They canvass 4 D.C. locations in hope that missing 8-year-old girl will be found alive.
Raoul “Manny” Hughes, previously a suspect in several killings, was sent to prison for burglary.
T. Rees Shapiro
The stabbing occurred on Pomeroy Road in Southeast.
A pickup truck ran off Route 7 and overturned on Saturday, killing the driver, police said.
Montgomery police said two were stabbed and a third hurt in a fight after a party was shut down in Potomac.
The shoplifters used pepper spray to aid their escape from a store at the White Flint Mall.
A Consumer Reports report suggests that cellphone thefts nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013.
Officer fires shot as car occupants flee on Southern Avenue after a traffic stop; weapons found in vehicle.
People who knew one of the men recall him fondly, but also say he was troubled.
The 53-year-old is a “person of interest” in three killings in Alexandria.
Kenneth Ellerbe, who has tried to implement the change since 2011, says the plan will save $38 million.
Alroy Anthony Simmonds took cartridge cases and ammunition cans from Quantico and scrapped them.
The stiff term prompts Eugene Williams’s relatives to storm out of court and berate the federal judge.
The 6-year-old’s hand and fingers got caught in a down escalator at Iverson Mall in Prince George’s.
Verdict was expected Friday afternoon; Chris Brown’s trial scheduled to begin after holiday weekend
Rescuers spend more than an hour trying to free boy who was injured at Iverson mall.
Greenbelt police said at least three trains were stopped in the area as authoritities investigated
Three people died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer, who was sentenced Friday.
Lynh Bui and Rachel Weiner
Darrell Bellard faces a life sentence after a jury convicts him of killing two women and two children.
From Jan. 13 to March 28, he allegedly took money from banks in Chevy Chase and D.C.
Kenneth James Lovelett’s car crossed opposite lane of traffic, went off the road, hit a pole, and flipped.
Peter Hermann and Rachel Weiner
Police say men’s bodies were found 50 feet apart in a homeless encampment.
Peter Hermann and Rohan A. Nadkarni
Men shot execution style by gunmen wearing mask, T-shirt covering faces.
The misdemeanor assault trial for Christopher Hollosy began with alleged victim’s testimony
The pair, known in Chinatown, tried to pay public officials in order to get licenses for a new taxicab company.
The incident happened in the Queens Chapel area of Northeast DC.
Rachel Weiner and Petula Dvorak
D.C. police find no signs of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but hypothermia is being considered.
The modified suit includes details from government’s own investigations.
Rohan A. Nadkarni
Police charge a 22-year-old District man with two counts of first-degree murder.
Michael Gordon, 62, has been charged after he “threatened to shoot officers with a weapon.”
The veteran officer will leave in May to join Amtrak’s police force.
Lawyer says a weapons charge against his client was drummed up to aid the investigation of three deaths.
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