D.C., Md. & Va.

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Seven school boards sue to stop Gov. Youngkin’s mask-optional order on the day it takes effect

On Monday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin's order that makes masks optional took effect, leading to legal action by seven school boards.

Three separate fires broke out at homes in Maryland

One fire was reported in Montgomery County early Monday, and two others were in Prince George's County on Sunday.

A message in a bottle that traveled 3,200 miles helped heal a Maryland boy’s grief

The bottle surfacing in Ireland was a salve for Sasha Yonyak, 14, whose friend died two years after they had tossed it off the side of a fishing boat in Ocean City, Md.

D.C.-area forecast: A third straight colder-than-normal week, but the chance of snow is small

Highs most days are only in the 30s, with lows in the 20s and teens.

D.C. police officer shot and wounded in Petworth

The officer, who suffered a wound to his hand and a graze wound to his head, was treated at a hospital and released, police said. No arrests have been made.

PM Update: Flurries possible this evening. Sunny and a bit milder on Monday.

A few flurries this evening and then some tranquil conditions for Monday.
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One killed, two wounded in Prince George’s shooting

Two people were shot, one fatally, in District Heights, according to Prince George’s police.

Youngkin’s mask-optional order divides Virginia schools and parents, threatening chaos

Conflicts are expected Monday as Gov. Glenn Youngkin's mask-optional order takes effect for Virginia schools. Several Northern Virginia districts are planning to continue requiring masks, but groups of parents have pledged to send their students to school without them.

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Anti-vaccine activists march in D.C. — a city that mandates coronavirus vaccination — to protest mandates

Thousands of people attended the anti-vaccine rally, marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Woman killed in crash in Prince George’s County

The cause of the one-vehicle accident in the Ardmore area remains under investigation.

Federal prosecutors have been investigating D.C.’s pension board, responsible for $10 billion retirement fund

The retirement board is responsible for maintaining the multibillion-dollar trust fund used to disburse pensions to more than 25,000 retirees who have worked for the District’s public schools and its police and fire departments. An August subpoena sought documentation of a variety of financial transactions, including records of payments to those who handle the pension fund’s investments.

D.C.-area forecast: A little less cold today with a chance of evening snow showers

Can’t rule out a dusting this evening, especially north and west of D.C.
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Winds die down as Big Sur wildfire burns near California’s Highway 1 and forces evacuations

The Colorado Fire, which started in the Palo Colorado Canyon, has burned 1,050 acres and had shut down the iconic highway, Cal Fire authorities told The Washington Post.

On Saturday, we climbed above freezing, but only for a few hours

The late January day may have been winter’s answer to summer’s swelter

Magruder High School student charged as adult with attempted second-degree murder

The 17-year-old Maryland student was armed with a “ghost gun," police in Montgomery County said.

Two victims identified in fatal shooting in Southwest Washington

A third man was fatally shot Friday night in Northeast, police said.

PM Update: Very cold again tonight; moderating temperatures on Sunday with late snow showers

Temperatures will drop into the teens in many spots again tonight.
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D.C.-area forecast: A third straight colder-than-normal week, but the chance of snow is small

Highs most days are only in the 30s, with lows in the 20s and teens.