D.C., Md. & Va.

First half of October nearly gone; sunset made it golden

Warmth marked 14th above-average day of October’s first 15.

D.C.-area forecast: Gusty showers and storms blow through today, then much cooler air spills in

It could be a little turbulent around here this afternoon. After that, a big taste of fall.

Maryland teacher who sexually abused two students sentenced to 8 years

Maxwell Bero, of Montgomery County, also had run for Congress.

Loudoun school board member Beth Barts resigns her position

Barts was facing a recall campaign led by conservative parent group, Fight for Schools.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants to make $150 million investment in policing, criticizes efforts to defund

The majority of the money will boost aid to local departments, salary increases, training and cameras.

PM Update: Gusty downpours Saturday afternoon mark end of warm spell and fall’s return

Cold front blasts through the region, bringing much cooler air by Saturday night and Sunday

Man found dead in vehicle in Southeast Washington had been shot, D.C. police say

The body was found in the 2000 block of Savannah Place SE,
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D.C. agencies to launch post-conviction reviews in light of crisis at Department of Forensic Sciences

The department lost its accreditation in May and recently came under fire for alleged policies in its crime lab’s quality-control system.

Dispute over Islamic cemetery in Stafford County resolved, Justice Department says

Federal officials dropped an anti-discrimination lawsuit after the Virginia county agreed to approve plans for the cemetery.

Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction, accused of warning Jan. 6 riot suspect to remove Facebook posts

Veteran USCP officer Michael Angelo Riley allegedly told participant to delete incriminating social media material before erasing his own.

Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court rules against Justice Dept.

Biden administration sought to lift six-week ban while litigation over the law continues.
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One of the zebras that escaped from a Maryland farm was found dead last month, officials say

The zebra was found dead Sept. 16 in a snare trap on a private property, said Lauren Moses, a spokeswoman for the state’s Natural Resources Police.
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Arrests and clashes cap week of D.C. protests by Indigenous youth and climate activists

There were 78 people arrested for crowding or obstructing traffic on Friday, including three who are being charged with assault on a police officer, U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement.

D.C.-area forecast: An abnormally toasty but bright end to the workweek

Strong storms are possible tomorrow ahead of a cold front returning us to autumn Sunday.
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Ex-FBI leader Andrew McCabe wins back pension in Justice Dept. settlement after he was fired under Trump

McCabe approved the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe and briefly succeeded James B. Comey, and was dismissed hours before his retirement in March 2018.

Youngkin distances himself from controversial rally featuring Trump and Bannon

The Republican candidate for Virginia governor stayed away from the event that promoted false claims about the 2020 election.

The Maryland zebras are trying to evade capture. This is why we should let them.

The equines, hidden by acres of forest and farmland, deserve to be left alone.
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D.C.-area forecast: Gusty showers and storms blow through today, then much cooler air spills in

It could be a little turbulent around here this afternoon. After that, a big taste of fall.