Local Digest

Saturday, January 8, 2011


More charges filed against Huguely

New charges have been added Friday in the case against George Huguely V, accused in the May 3 killing of fellow student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love, a former girlfriend. Charlottesville District Court records show that Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase was charged Friday with felony murder, robbery of a residence, burglary, entering a house with an intent to commit a felony and grand larceny.

- Mary Pat Flaherty


Track work to cause Metrorail delays

Blue Line: Add half an hour to travel times between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road through midnight Sunday, as well as between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street. Red Line: Add 20 minutes to a trip between Friendship Heights and Van Ness and between New York and Rhode Island avenues through closing Sunday.

- Robert Thomson


School staff member on leave in sex probe

A Dunbar high school staff member has been "removed" pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct with a student, D.C. public school officials said Friday. DCPS said the incident allegedly occurred last fall and that D.C. police are investigating.

- Bill Turque

New head for D.C. congressional panel

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) has been named head of the appropriations subcommittee that handles the District budget, which will make her a leading congressional voice on D.C. issues.

She will head the financial services panel, which also has jurisdiction over federal funding for the District. It will give her a key role in determining if the appropriations process will be used to attach "riders" to the District budget on sensitive issues. Emerson has backed some efforts to attach riders to D.C. bills but has also generally supported the idea that the District should be able to manage itself.

- Ben Pershing


Teen held in death near Seat Pleasant

Prince George's County police have charged a teen with murder and robbery in a fatal shooting Thursday near Seat Pleasant, and authorities say the killing was precipitated by a dispute. James E. Taylor, 17, of Upper Marlboro was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of Maurice D. Valentine, 26, of the District, authorities said.

- Matt Zapotosky

O'Malley seeks school construction funds

Despite a tough budget year ahead, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) remains committed to spending at least $250 million on public school construction, a top aide said Friday. Joseph C. Bryce, O'Malley's chief legislative officer, said O'Malley is unlikely to propose many new projects beyond school construction.

- John Wagner

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