The impacts of the debt crisis will linger after Congress votes. D.C. trash police are getting picky and saving a woodpecker costs the good samaritans $500. These are the morning headlines from around the region.

D.C. trash police getting picky on ticketing

Some Metrobus riders are getting free rides

Parents appeal cell towers at Montgomery schools

July ends with spate of Prince George’s homicides, violence

Stolen iPhone dealers operated at Pentagon City Mall


Lobby calls on Congress to prevent D.C. pest dumping


Local crisis does not end after debt vote

Local cemetery on the auction block

Field of Dreams: The Miracle League opens


Woodpecker-saving daughter costs mom $500

Are Fairfax County taxpayers footing bill for long commute?

Authorities: Beltsville fire was intentionally set


Md. researcher’s bridge sensors aim to prevent tragedy

Catonsville terror suspect say government set him up

Montgomery offers new help for veterans’ homecomings

How far along are the HOT lanes?


Pedestrians, bikers fear G.W. Parkway crossings

Baltimore Sun

Huge container ship calls at Baltimore’s port