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12-year-old boy charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old

The boy was charged with aggravated sexual battery and is at a juvenile detention facility.

Traffic, transit tips for fall back weekend

What you need to know for local travel: Halloween events, roadway closings and Metro schedules.

Virginia open houses Nov. 1-2

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

About 300 signs gradually will be unveiled as the HOT lanes project prepares for December opening.


Going Out Guide, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

(Courtesy of College of Southern Maryland / College of Southern Maryland)

What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.


Prince William’s concerted effort to fight water pollution

Aim is to reduce water pollution through identification of contaminants and educating the public.


Prince William County adopt a pet

(prince william county animal shelter / prince william county animal shelter)

Andy, a Siamese cat, and Princess, a 1-year-old dog, need homes.


Prince William County news in brief

Shelter waives dog adoption fees through Friday, change your clocks and batteries on Sunday; other news


Prince William County community calendar

Robert Mueller FBI talk, Halloween “trunk-a-treat” and ghost walk, a Shakespeare play and other events.


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A year later, still no ruling on Loudoun sheriff deputy’s embezzlement case

An alleged embezzlement of $200,000 has been in federal hands for more than a year without a decision on charges.

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The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

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Medical examiner reverses ruling that child died of drowning

Pr. William prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Joaquin Rams, the 15-month-old’s father.

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National Liberty Memorial advances

Congress has authorized a site for the memorial and the president has signed it into law. Now, the money.

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Ebola epidemic

The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

Embracing ‘Redskins’

In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

The Marine Corps Marathon

The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

The California company’s flexible work program ensures that employees find the time for recreational pursuits.

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