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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.

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

After safety lapses, Metro board says agency is getting back on track

Metro has recertified about 20 percent of its train operators who were found last week to be missing required training.

Surging gas taxes expected to be political weapon in Maryland politics

Voters weighing their choices ahead of the July primaries are watching as Maryland officials clash over rising gas taxes.

Maryland begins issuing digital driver’s licenses, ID cards

Mobile IDs in Apple Wallet are acceptable at BWI and Reagan National airports.
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Update: Tornado watch in effect until 2 p.m. for D.C. area

Flooding may also become a concern if storms repeatedly pass the same spot.

May 27 morning weather update