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Going Out Guide, Dec. 18-24, 2014

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

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Southern Maryland deaths

Obituaries reported by funeral homes in St. Mary’s County.

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Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

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Southern Maryland home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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Southern Maryland community calendar, Dec. 18-Jan. 1

Events include a holiday concert singalong, a “Wacky Winter Art” class and a New Year’s Eve dance.

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Shake-up in boys’ Top 20

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL | DeMatha takes the top spot as seven teams in the preseason Top 10 have already suffered losses in the early going.

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‘Scrappy’ La Plata looking to emerge

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Warriors Coach James Douglas has been preaching toughness to his 4-0 team.

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The Post’s girls’ basketball Top 20

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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | With a torrid start to the season, McNamara makes a big jump into the top five while West Springfield leads five newcomers in this week’s rankings.

Maryland open houses Dec. 13-14

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

 

Dan Morse

Md. plane crash shattered picture of a happy family

Tragedy struck the home of Marie and Ken Gemmell, killing her and two of their three children.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Dwindling group of Pearl Harbor survivors gathers at memorial

“In a way I feel honored,” one veteran said, “but in another way it gives you nightmares.”

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Beloved Harpers Ferry Flea Market makes way for Civil War restoration

The hunts are ending at the popular Harpers Ferry Flea Market, which sits on land bought by the Civil War Trust.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape, sometimes unnerving unsuspecting suburbanites with their aggressive behavior.

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Maryland & regional photo galleries

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

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

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.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

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