D.C., Md. & Va.

Friday, with 40 mph gusts, told us to start thinking of wind chill

Fall remains in Washington, but leaves have begun to thin and drop.

More than 20 people sickened by sewage-tainted oysters

Maryland agency failed in warning the public about contamination.
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‘Yell timber’: Families rush to get a Christmas tree amid the holiday supply shortage

Many of the families at the Linden Hill Christmas Tree Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md., said they came soon after the Thanksgiving holiday because they worried the supply issues would make them miss out on having a tree altogether.

D.C.-area forecast: Chilly and breezy today, with a snowflake possible late tonight

Anything that falls is of the "conversational variety." Sunday's likely the nicer day of the weekend.

PM Update: Cold and gusty through Saturday ahead of a milder Sunday

Winds drop off a bit compared to today, but it's still biting at times.

Charles Moose, who led Montgomery County police during sniper attacks, dies at 68

Charles A. Moose, Montgomery County's police chief during the Beltway sniper attacks, dies at 68.
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Virginia reports first death of inflammatory syndrome associated with covid-19

The child, who was between the ages of 10 to 19, lived in the Prince William health district.

D.C. police identify 1-year-old fatally shot in Southeast Washington

Police said they are investigating several possibilities, including that the toddler accidentally shot himself.

Man fatally shot in Northeast Washington

A 25-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.
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Prince George’s County Council member’s extended absence leads to questions

Rodney C. Streeter (D-District 7) has not attended meetings since July, an unusual absence that has led to confusion among some of his constituents and colleagues.

$3 million Maryland grant will tackle colleges’ leadership ‘caste system’

Faculty from the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Morgan State University will use a $3 million grant to research ways to diversify campus leadership.

White women backed Glenn Youngkin for Virginia governor. That shouldn’t have come as a surprise, experts say.

With the national political gaze on Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia, strategists are scouring the breakdown of White women who supported him along education, class and religious lines for what that could portend heading into congressional races that will determine whether Democrats retain a slim majority.
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Some Georgetown businesses want change inside the nonprofit that runs its business improvement district

Small businesses push to reform the powerful nonprofit organization that runs Georgetown business improvement district (BID). Critics say the BID has operated for too long without transparency and accountability and has offered a questionable return on the taxes members must pay into it.

D.C. area school systems discipline employees who flout coronavirus vaccination requirements

Some school systems put unvaccinated employees on leave. But in other places, vaccination mandates have been eased.
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A cat got stuck in a tree for five days. It took more than 30 people to get him down.

“I can’t believe how many people went out of their way to help me with this cat,” said the owner of Hank, a cat that was stuck in a tree for five days.

Bus-driver shortage hurts D.C. region’s ability to return to pre-pandemic transit service levels

The staffing problem, a reflection of a national labor shortage, could escalate as more people resume normal routines and commutes in the new year.

D.C.-area forecast: Cold winds are back and it’s mainly chilly ahead

Below-average chill into next week may be interrupted slightly with mildness Sunday.
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Man arrested in fatal shooting of Peace Corps worker to remain jailed

Dearay Anthony Wilson, 25, was arrested Wednesday, five months after the fatal shooting on June 29.

Baltimore to launch employment program for ‘squeegee kids’

The program, which will be offered in partnership with Canopy by Hilton, will provide job training for 10 city youths who have been working as squeegee kids.
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D.C.-area forecast: Chilly and breezy today, with a snowflake possible late tonight

Anything that falls is of the "conversational variety." Sunday's likely the nicer day of the weekend.