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It may be legal for these police officers to racially profile you in Virginia

It may be legal for these police officers to racially profile you in Virginia

Seven answers about a little-known law that allows private citizens to get law enforcement powers in the state.

Five shootings in public places in Maryland said to be linked; 35-year-old charged

Five shootings in public places in Maryland said to be linked; 35-year-old charged

Hong Yong, a former Maryland prison officer, has been charged with one shooting.

Northern Va. teen thought to have helped man join Islamic State

The 17-year-old student at Osbourn Park High School was taken into custody last week.

D.C. police investigate shooting in Northwest

Man shot in area of New Jersey Avenue and M Street NW.

FBI: Suspect in shootings at NSA, Intercounty Connector is in custody

FBI: Suspect in shootings at NSA, Intercounty Connector is in custody

A suspect was being held by the FBI, who said he may have been involved in other area shootings.

Ambulance slips on ice, hits previously injured person in Montgomery

Ambulance slips on icy street hits person who had already fallen

Woman charged with shooting at ticket writer in Northeast Washington

Suspect tells police she’s a “special police” authorized to carry a gun.

D.C. police return marijuana to arrestee at District station

If 2 ounces or less, police treat confiscated marijuana as any other property.

16 D.C. charter school students taken to hospital after pepper spray incident

Police say someone sprayed a school classroom. None of the injuries appears serious.

Prosecutors proceed with charges against two in separate White House breaches

Prosecutors proceed with charges against two in separate White House breaches

Charge dropped against a third man who may have gotten lost when he went by a security line.

‘Black Hat Bandits’ hit eighth bank in two months, leaving snowy footprints

‘Black Hat Bandits’ hit eighth bank in two months, leaving snowy footprints

A trio of robbers have struck banks in Maryland and Virginia. Police and FBI seek clues in footprints.

Someone ‘spotlighted’ police helicopter in Fairfax County

The bright light caused dangerous flying conditions for a pilot in Fairfax County, police said.

State Dept. official had several conversations with officer posing as girl

State Dept. official had several conversations with officer posing as girl

Fresh details about how Daniel Rosen, 44, was caught in a sting arranged by Fairfax County police.

Woman is charged in warrant with assaulting a parking-ticket officer

Someone shot at the parking-ticket officer on Nov. 19, but she was not hit.

D.C. mayor names former Seattle fire chief to lead embattled department

D.C. mayor names former Seattle fire chief to lead embattled department

Gregory Dean pledged to bring “much-needed reform.” He will start in May if confirmed by the D.C. Council.

Prince William Co. police officer’s gun stolen from locked department vehicle

Authorities are investigating how the officer’s department-issued firearm, a Glock pistol, went missing.

D.C. officials: We’re still dedicated to searching for Relisha Rudd

D.C. officials: We’re still dedicated to searching for Relisha Rudd

A year after the 8-year-old homeless girl went missing, authorities say her case is still open and active.

Judge blasts EPA for ‘suspicious’ handling of conservative group’s FOIA

The ruling stops short of sanctioning the agency for alleged bad faith but says “ineptitude” hid leaders’ e-mails.

Police arrest man they say may be linked to rash of Va. vehicle break-ins

Police arrest man they say may be linked to rash of Va. vehicle break-ins

More than 50 vehicle break-ins have occurred in Rosslyn and Clarendon in the past month, police said.

Two Pa. men arrested in Fairfax for alleged cable battery thefts

Two Pa. men arrested in Fairfax for alleged cable battery thefts

The men were found with several large cable box batteries, police say.

Two arrested in separate attempts to access White House grounds

Authorities believe the attempts Sunday night and Monday morning were unrelated.

Man lying on road is fatally struck in Camp Springs area of Prince George’s

Police said they did not know why Calvin Whitting was in the roadway.

Gregory Dean will be named to lead D.C.’s embattled fire department

Dean, who was in charge of Seattle’s firefighters for a decade, will replace Eugene Jones, two D.C. officials say.

A year after girl’s disappearance, people gather to keep hope alive

A year after girl’s disappearance, people gather to keep hope alive

Relisha Rudd was last spotted on a surveillance camera at a hotel.

Prince George’s police investigate pedestrian fatality

Prince George’s County police are investigating why 50-year-old Calvin Whitting was lying in Allentown Road.

‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

A grisly crash one year ago outside of an Arlington school left three children without their supermom.

Silver Spring man killed in fiery crash on Route 50

Police say the man's car ran into the back of a tractor-trailer.

Police release video in connection with shooting near Md. shopping center

Police say someone open fired on a driver on Arundel Mills Boulevard.

Arrest made in shooting near D.C. elementary school

Jerlyu Wood, 19, was charged with assault with intent to kill.

Minivan in Prince George’s hits taxi, two parked cars, crashes into house

The driver was taken to a hospital, and the home was condemned and its occupants displaced.

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

The trend has raised concerns in Va. and elsewhere because they often receive little training and oversight.

Where is Relisha? A year later, many still long to find ‘everybody’s child.’

Where is Relisha? A year later, many still long to find ‘everybody’s child.’

Some refuse to give up on a homeless second-grader from D.C. who disappeared 12 months ago.

Man waiting for his child is carjacked outside school

The driver was leaning against his car near Ludlow Taylor Elementary when the suspects struck, police said.

Judge orders D.C. to pay record $9.2 million in wrongful conviction case

Kirk L. Odom, a victim of FBI errors, served more than 22 years in prison, in a case profiled by The Post.

Two pedestrians struck by motorist who appeared intoxicated, police say

Two pedestrians struck by motorist who appeared intoxicated, police say

After the accident in Kensington, an 18-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Geer case has Fairfax supervisors taking another look at attorney

Geer case has Fairfax supervisors taking another look at attorney

Lawmakers want answers from the county attorney about a probe of the police shooting of an unarmed man.

Police arrest suspect in latest carjacking in District

Officers pursued a Mercedes Benz stolen at gunpoint in Georgetown on Wednesday.

Manassas doctor accused of sexually assaulting four more men

Manassas doctor accused of sexually assaulting four more men

The patients said Tony Nguyen touched them inappropriately during physical examinations.

Passenger killed in fatal crash in Frederick area, police say

Alcohol said to play a role in fatal crash in Frederick area that killed female passenger

Man charged in Chantilly Wal-Mart fire

Brenton Carter is facing multiple counts in connection with setting a small blaze.

Owner of popular restaurant ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

Owner of popular restaurant ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

Owner of Rams Head Tavern in Savage charged with secretly videotaping women in bathroom

Fairfax prosecutor asked state police to investigate Fairfax police shooting

Fairfax prosecutor asked state police to investigate Fairfax police shooting

Frustrated by obstruction from the county attorney Raymond F. Morrogh asked outside agency to investigate.

On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

Current laws banning public use are still in effect, but area police report no marijuana-related arrests.

Man exposes himself, then tries to rape second woman in Silver Spring

Montgomery police said the woman fought off the attempted assault on Wednesday night.

No bond for suspect in slaying of 95-year-old Montgomery County man

No bond for suspect in slaying of 95-year-old Montgomery County man

The judge sided with the prosecutor, who described the killing as a “brutal, brutal attack.”

Colesville-area man arrested in slaying of 95-year-old

Colesville-area man arrested in slaying of 95-year-old

Montgomery police charged a 60-year-old with first-degree murder in the slaying of a retired Navy officer.

Police say brother killed brother in dispute in Northeast Washington

The victim’s brother was arrested and held on a charge of first-degree murder.

D.C. police chief signs ‘special order’ for officers on legalized marijuana

D.C. police chief signs ‘special order’ for officers on legalized marijuana

Officers can no longer arrest people holding 2 ounces or less of marijuana as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

Police impersonator attempting to pull over cars in Fairfax County

Police said the suspect pulled the vehicle up behind drivers and activated emergency lights.

Seeking a second chance for criminals serving life sentences in Maryland

Seeking a second chance for criminals serving life sentences in Maryland

A bill would let the parole commission decide whether to release inmates, removing the governor from the decision.

Man slain Tuesday night near Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Man shot and killed Tuesday night in Deanwood area of DC, near aquatic gardens, Anacostia Freeway

95-year-old homicide victim identified as retired naval officer

Police were called to the man’s apartment about 12:30 p.m. on Monday in the Colesville area.

D.C. area nurse Jared Kline rejects plea deal in sexual assault of patients

D.C. area nurse Jared Kline rejects plea deal in sexual assault of patients

The agreement would have required Kline to serve a maximum prison term of 18 months.

Three Va. state troopers are injured by vehicles in three road incidents

Three Va. state troopers are injured by vehicles in three road incidents

In one incident, a motorist was killed, police said, and another occurred after a motorist fell asleep.

Man found dead in Mount Vernon area identified

Leonardo Orellana was found dead in a drainage ditch in mid-February.

Alleged White House fence-jumper scheduled for plea hearing

Alleged White House fence-jumper scheduled for plea hearing

Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped the White House fence and ran into the executive mansion in September.

Police search for suspect after shots fired near Arundel Mills mall area

A man told police he suffered a minor injury after shots were fired outside a pet store.

D.C. police arrest two suspects in Sunday afternoon slaying

D.C. police arrest two suspects in Sunday afternoon slaying

Authorities also say they are looking for a man who killed a woman in Southeast in Janauary

Home invaders to victims: We’re doing this because the economy stinks

Home invaders to victims: We’re doing this because the economy stinks

Authorities in Md. charged the pair with breaking into the home of a retired couple in their 80s.

One pedestrian killed, one injured outside federal office; driver also hurt

The crash occurred outside the Government Accountability Office in downtown D.C.

Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

D.C. police identified the victim as a 29-year-old Upper Marlboro man.

Woman seriously hurt, dog dead due to carbon monoxide poisoning

Prince George’s fire officials say a malfunctioning water heater created hazardous CO conditions.

House fire in Gaithersburg; no injuries

House fire in Gaithersburg; no injuries

House fire in Gaithersburg temporarily closed road, but no injuries were reported.

A weekend of snow, then ice, then sunshine

A warmish Sunday helps clear the roads, but some school systems are playing it safe on Monday.

D.C. police investigating spate of carjackings and car thefts

One vehicle was taken with a 5-year-old girl inside. She was quickly found safe; an arrest has been made.

Second Metro Saturday smoke problem reported near Foggy Bottom

A second Metro smoke problem was reported Saturday near the Foggy Bottom station.

Slain Howard student ‘would have found a fabulous way to contribute’

Slain Howard student ‘would have found a fabulous way to contribute’

As a shooter pleads guilty, a family continues to mourn the 2013 slaying of 22-year-old Omar Sykes.

‘Black hat bandits’ have robbed seven banks in Virginia, Maryland in 2015

The FBI is seeking a pair of robbers in what the agency says are increasingly brazen incidents.

Fairfax prosecutor resumes probe in police killing of John Geer in 2013

Fairfax prosecutor resumes probe in police killing of John Geer in 2013

As police turn over officer’s internal affairs files, prosecutor prepares to rule on charges against officer.

Four adults, two children displaced in Germantown trailer park fire

Electrical heating tape used on pipes cited as blame for fire that caused about $75,000 in damages

D.C. homicide detectives investigating death of Southeast woman

Lakida Goodman’s body was found Jan. 19, and a subsequent autopsy report said she had been killed.

Police: In 1975 cold case, sex offender says he left mall with Lyon sisters

Police: In 1975 cold case, sex offender says he left mall with Lyon sisters

A “person of interest” also said he saw his uncle sexually assaulting one girl, according to unsealed affidavits.

Firefighters battle Montgomery County blaze in icy conditions

Night tim Blaze causes heavy damage at two- story house in Montgomery County.

Inside the ATF lab: The world’s largest fire investigation facility

Inside the ATF lab: The world’s largest fire investigation facility

At the Maryland lab, Christmas trees will be set ablaze to reconstruct an Annapolis mansion fire that killed 6.