Girl sentenced for assaulting autistic boy in Southern Md.

(Amanda Voisard / For The Washington Post)

Deputies are investigating allegations that the 15-year-old and her friend bullied two others in St. Mary’s.


There’s a good reason to fear autistic kids are being bullied

(Amanda Voisard / For The Washington Post)

A Maryland boy’s case fuels parents’ concerns. Some programs are helping kids stand up for themselves.


Students all about computers, not computer science

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The subject is not a staple of the nation’s high schools and is especially rare for girls and minorities.


Bullied autistic boy says girl wanted relationship secret

The Md. boy who was allegedly assaulted by two teenage girls hasn’t wanted to speak until recently.


Southern Maryland crime report

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


Southern Maryland deaths

Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles and St. Mary’s counties.


Southern Maryland home sales

A listing of residential properties sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.


Southern Maryland community events, April 24-May 1

Events include a candidates forum, an Asian heritage festival, a flute seminar and computer classes.

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.


Autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

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Cellphone videos furnish a chronicle of alleged assaults that authorities are using to prosecute the teens.


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Cherry blossoms bring crowds, tons of trash to the Mall

National Park Service says it should have had more employees to handle cleanup from the mammoth turnout.

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Mounds of trash take the bloom off cherry blossoms

They came for the cherry blossoms, but crowds also wound up photographing trash heaps

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Did readers actually read a story about reading?

A technical analysis of a viral story about reading in the digital age reveals an interesting truth.

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Craig Ferguson weighs in on reading: ‘It will be Oprah’s Tweet Club’

The late night host devoted his entire monologue last night to a Washington Post story about how the internet is messing with our ability to read long texts.

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Maryland & regional photo galleries

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

Takoma Park comes to the rescue of its VFW

Non-vets are flocking to the town’s VFW post for concerts and parties, giving it an injection of new life.

Local ballerinas take the stage for auditions

Dozens of local ballerinas auditioned for a chance to gain acceptance into one of the most selective summer ballet programs.

Maryland State of the State address

Gov. Martin O’Malley laid out a case that he has made Maryland stronger during “difficult and important days.”

Snowfall hits D.C. region

A winter storm sweeps into the area, bringing cold temperatures and gusty winds.

Snow falls on D.C. area

Although the sleet and snow didn’t quite stick in the urban core, snow accumulated in the suburbs.

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