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Mother and D.C. teacher son convicted of tax fraud

Federal jury finds Sherri and Andre Davis guilty of conspiracy, filing false returns at 2FT Fast Facts Tax Service

Chef found guilty in abduction and rape of ex-fiance who killed herself

The 28-year-old Fairfax County victim gave harrowing testimony of an attack, then committed suicide before Charles Massey III went to trial.

Police: Fake cop pulls over real cop

Authorities say he had a spotlight on his car. He sped away when the cop mentioned he was a police officer.

District Heights holdup might be linked to others

Three men sought in Prince George’s robbery may be connected to three pharmacy heists in D.C., police say.

Homeless man sentenced to life for 2013 machete attack

Homeless man sentenced to life for 2013 machete attack

Derrick Sutherland was sentenced for the attack of twin brothers outside Arlington Central Library.

Driver sentenced to 2 years in College Park hit-and-run

Liam Adepo, 30, pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of U-Md. student Cory Hubbard

Judge returns to forensic commission after DOJ backs off decision

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates allows Obama panel to suggest trial rule changes to aid defendants

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

The North Bethesda man used water and an extinguisher, and then was unable to call 911, authorities said.

6-year-old sledding in driveway in critical condition after hitting car

6-year-old sledding in driveway in critical condition after hitting car

The boy was with other kids playing on the site of a vacant house in McLean.


No bond for Virginia man accused in murder-for-hire plot

Loudoun prosecutors said Dallas W. Brumback Jr. may have had ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

In Md., nine years for Abraham ‘Honest Abe’ Kamara

In Md., nine years for Abraham ‘Honest Abe’ Kamara

Fledgling rap artist found guilty of drug, fleeing charges in Montgomery after high-speed chase in box truck.

Former Va. cabdriver joins ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ list

Former Va. cabdriver joins ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ list

FBI offers $50,000 reward for information about Liban Haji Mohamed.

Man robbed Hyattsville bank while holding cellphone

Man robbed Hyattsville bank while holding cellphone

Police won’t disclose content of call, nor will they say if phone information is being used in pursuit.

Arlington prosecutor will handle Morrissey case

Theo Stamos appointed to prosecute Virginia delegate who spends his nights in jail.

U.S. judge quits commission to protest DOJ forensic policy

U.S. judge quits commission to protest DOJ forensic policy

He says an Obama administration panel has been muzzled to give prosecutors an advantage.

Woman hits unmarked police car, injuring three officers

Anne Arundel police were responding to a call about a knife-wielding man in Pasadena when their vehicle was hit.

Police say 3 pharmacy robberies are linked

Three men wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks hit Capitol Hill, Anacostia and Fort Davis stores.

Civilian Army official charged in bribery case

Federal officials allege contracting officer rep tried to extort half million in bribes from company executives.

Dad who abducted baby in Poolesville arrested, police say

Dad who abducted baby in Poolesville arrested, police say

Five-month-old Drew Denny is safe and has been reunited with her mother.

Teen charged with shooting two is released from hospital

Police say Delano Dunmore shot two other teens, then himself, in his Clinton home.

Fairfax woman charged in Arlington hit-and-run

Fairfax woman charged in Arlington hit-and-run

Police say Alexandra Mendez was the driver in an accident that left a man critically injured.

She’s dead, but she’s still the key witness in her ex-fiance’s rape trial

In testimony given days before she committed suicide, the Fairfax County woman said she was beaten, choked, raped and bound.

D.C. has issued 8 concealed gun permits so far, denied 11 people

D.C. has issued 8 concealed gun permits so far, denied 11 people

Police said 66 people — 34 D.C. residents and 32 nonresidents — have applied since October.

Police seek driver in hit-and-run that critically injured man

He was struck in a parking lot off Columbia Pike in Arlington.

Police: Investigators arrest Montclair area mailbox vandals

Police: Investigators arrest Montclair area mailbox vandals

Prince William County authorities said the duo damaged 45 mailboxes, causing around $2,500 worth of damage.

Burglar takes meat and beans intended for needy families

The burglar stole two cases of chicken, one of hot dogs, one of pollock and one of beans.

New tool helps police save lives when minutes count

New tool helps police save lives when minutes count

Across the nation, more departments are using trauma kits that help officers control severe bleeding.

Man is stabbed at D.C.’s flagship MLK Jr. Library

A library spokesman said the victim was conscious and breathing after the incident.

Ex-CIA officer is convicted in leak case

Ex-CIA officer is convicted in leak case

Jeffrey Sterling, who was involved in a highly secretive operation to give faulty nuclear plans to Iran, was convicted of giving classified information to a reporter at the New York Times.

CBS sports analyst Anthony offered ‘prostitute’ $80 for sex

Greg Anthony was in the D.C. area to announce the Maryland-Michigan State game in College Park, Md.

Teen charged following shooting involving three Frederick Douglass students Sunday

Police say Delano Dunmore,16, shot his two classmates and then shot himself.

Video shows gunman opening fire in Southeast D.C. homicide

Police have arrested one man, are seeking another in fatal shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Police arrest man in Adams Morgan sexual assault

Suspect has long arrest record in the District.

Man found guilty in beer-pong sex-assault case

Man found guilty in beer-pong sex-assault case

Joey Poindexter, accused of raping men he picked up at tournaments, faces a second trial next week.

MLK Day Metrobus shooter has gang ties, police say

MLK Day Metrobus shooter has gang ties, police say

Delonte Eric Brown is charged with shooting two men as he got off a bus on the X2 route.

Police identify woman killed in fatal pedestrian incident

Adjoko Lassey, 53, was crossing the street in the Hyattsville area when she was hit by “at least one car” police said.

District firefighter arrested on gun charge in Maryland

Police in Prince George’s County said an officer found two Glock handguns, ammunition and marijuana in vehicle.

D.C. police body camera video ending up in court

D.C. police body camera video ending up in court

In a recent assault trial in D.C., both the prosecution and defense highlighted police body camera video.

Three injured in shooting in Prince George’s County

One victim was in critical condition.

Metro arrests two in Morgan Blvd. stabbing

Transit police arrested two suspects after man stabbed on rail platform; Metro says robbery involved .

Man is shot in chest in H Street NE corridor

The man was shot in the chest but was conscious and breathing, police said.

String of robberies reported in section of upper Northwest

Four incidents of strong-arm cases have been reported within a week in the same neighborhood.

Mistrial for woman accused of insurance killing

Mistrial for woman accused of insurance killing

D.C. prosecutors now must decide whether they will retry Claire Rice in the 2012 slaying of her cousin

Police urged ‘Meet the Press’ to use image of gun magazine

Police urged ‘Meet the Press’ to use image of gun magazine

David Gregory instead displayed actual ammunition magazine on air, technically a violation of D.C. law.

One Greenbelt resident injured, 18 displaced in condo fire

Fire official says “excessive storage” of items in the unit made fighting the fire more difficult.

Virginia man charged with paying for ex-wife to be killed

Virginia man charged with paying for ex-wife to be killed

Loudoun County authorities say Dallas Brumback Jr., 35, offered $5,000 for his ex-wife to be killed.

Former ATF agent’s killer sentenced to life in prison

Aric Smith never spoke to the victim, who was walking his dog when he was shot.

Tenth grader charged with bringing loaded gun to school

The weapon was found in the Bowie High student’s backpack, police say.

AU professor pleads guilty to burglary, identity theft

David Pitts was charged with breaking into an office building and setting several small fires in September.

B-CC special ed teacher charged on child porn counts

The high school said none of the alleged crimes involved students or occurred on school grounds.

Security guard stabbed at Safeway in Northeast D.C.

The suspect ran toward Minnesota Avenue; police are canvassing the area.

Victim of Laurel homicide identified as 23-year-old man

Police have not identified a suspect in the killing of Tyrone Archer Jr.

Road rage encounter erupts in gunfire in Loudoun

Victim found bullet holes in his car after Thursday morning altercation on Route 7 in Sterling.

Second man arrested in killing of 20-year-old in Suitland

Jamal Allen was found slain in a car on Jan. 11.

Arlington County police chief announces retirement

Chief M. Douglas Scott said he is leaving the department in March.

Man killed in Arlington fire identified

Dennis Leigh, 73, died of smoke inhalation, authorities say.

One pedestrian dead after incident in Hyattsville area

The crash occurred at Landover Road and Matthew Hensen Avenue, police said.

Unlicensed driver who fatally struck 13-year-old at soccer field gets 60 days

Unlicensed driver who fatally struck 13-year-old at soccer field gets 60 days

The woman was getting a driving lesson when the SUV skipped a curb and went down a hill.

Mental evaluation ordered for man accused in Va. killings

Mental evaluation ordered for man accused in Va. killings

A psychologist will test Charles Severance, who is charged in three high-profile Alexandria slayings.

Investigators look for cause of smoke at Capital Hilton

For the second time in a week, there is an incident at the downtown hotel involving smoke.

Two more bodies found in wreckage of Annapolis mansion fire

Two more bodies found in wreckage of Annapolis mansion fire

Investigators, who don’t yet know if foul play was involved, deployed an “accelerant dog” today.

Man killed in Laurel

The victim was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

Man dies of smoke inhalation in Arlington house fire

Man dies of smoke inhalation in Arlington house fire

It’s the second house fire of the week in Arlington.

Jeffrey E. Thompson sues D.C. government for $80 million

Businessman at heart of mayoral corruption probe rebuts charge that he looted Medicaid provider of $16M

Jurors hear final arguments in leak case

Jurors hear final arguments in leak case

Panel is set to begin deliberating fate of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.

Police arrest suspect in Suitland fatal shooting

Jawaun Anthony Nelson, 19, is charged with killing.

Alleged Alexandria serial killer to appear in court

Alleged Alexandria serial killer to appear in court

Prosecutors, defense attorneys will discuss results of psychological evaluation for Charles Severance.

Georgetown family finds 19th-century- era cannonball in their chimney

D.C. police, a bomb squad and Army officials were called in to examine the 4-inch cannonball.

Police: Man dragged stranger into apartment, raped her

Police are looking for a suspect after the rape in Columbia on Wednesday morning.

Car crashes onto Loudoun County Courthouse property

The incident was caused by a medical condition suffered by the driver, authorities said.

It’s no secret: Prosecutors confront inevitable Catch-22 in CIA leak cases

It’s no secret: Prosecutors confront inevitable Catch-22 in CIA leak cases

The trial of Jeffrey Sterling has shown the challenge of prosecuting leakers: For conviction, prosecutors must reveal things officials never wanted public.

2 bodies recovered from burned Annapolis mansion

2 bodies recovered from burned Annapolis mansion

Officials have not identified the two people found in the wreckage, and four others remain missing.

Md. officials: No new trial needed for yoga store murderer

Md. officials: No new trial needed for yoga store murderer

Attorneys for Brittany Norwood, who was convicted in 2011 of Lululemon killing, have appealed her case.

Police identify man killed in Capitol Heights shooting

Police found 24-year-old Earl Atwood Ross with multiple gunshot wounds, are still looking for the shooter..

D.C. man arrested and charged in shooting aboard bus

D.C. man arrested and charged in shooting aboard bus

Man arrested in connection with Monday night shooting aboard a Metro bus on the X2 route.