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They thought it was road rage. But years later, police say a shooting on I-295 was far more elaborate.

Detectives believe 50-year-old Pedro Melendez-Alvarado was targeted as part of a revenge plot.

At Arlington National Cemetery, a convicted killer rests among heroes

Before the interment of Lt. Andrew Chabrol, he was executed for the abduction, rape and murder of Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Harrington. Now a fellow Navy veteran fights for his remains to be removed.
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After a drive-by shooting, one city wants more than just police to stay safe

District Heights residents, situated in a neighborhood near the border of D.C., call for more action and resources amid a day-care closure and a spate of shootings.

Arrest in case of 9-year-old girl hit by stray bullet in Prince William

The girl remains in intensive care at a local hospital, police say.

16-year-old fatally shot in Southeast Washington

Police did not describe a motive in the slaying of the 16-year-old.

D.C. students call for gun control; schools focus on security after Texas shooting

In the wake of the deadly shooting at a Texas elementary school, students in the D.C. area walked out of class to call for stricter gun control laws as schools heightened and detailed their security procedures.

Virginia budget compromise gives Gov. Glenn Youngkin partial win

The proposed budget bill, which still needs approval from the full House and Senate and ultimately Youngkin, would give the governor a partial victory on the tax cuts he vowed to deliver on the campaign trail last year.

Teen accused of bringing ‘ghost gun’ parts to Prince George’s school

Police were called to Fairmont Heights High School in Landover after a student reported seeing a fellow student with gun parts, officials said.

D.C. police, federal agents arrest 22 in drug sting in Shaw

Thirteen people have been indicted on federal drug charges in District.

Episcopal Church awards reparations for ‘restoring Black communities’

Six organizations received $30,000 each from a reparation grant fund established by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in 2020.

Va. lawmakers voted to dissolve a troubled town. Can residents save it?

The town of Pound, Va., is a worst-case scenario of local government gone wrong. Now the town stands to lose its charter unless local leaders can put aside differences and work together.

Virginia reports case of monkeypox, state’s first in recent uptick

Cases have now also been identified in Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, New York, Virginia, Washington state and California.

P.M. Update: Friday storms may be intense, with some flooding possible

There's a risk for heavy rain and severe weather tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Sandstorm wave sweeps Middle East, sending thousands to hospitals

Climate change and land-use practices are increasing the frequency of such storms across the region
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First round of storms exits D.C. area, stronger evening wave possible

Heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and tornado activity cannot be ruled out in second wave

May 27 morning weather update