D.C., Md. & Va.

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Former DNC chair Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

Perez becomes the eighth candidate vying for the Democratic nomination.

Funeral for Sen. John W. Warner to be held at Washington National Cathedral

Biden expected to speak at the funeral for the five-term senator from Virginia.
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Loudoun school board cuts short public comment during meeting

The unruliness led to one arrest and a summons for trespassing.

Man fatally shot in Fairland area of Montgomery County

The incident happened Tuesday night, police said.

Person fatally shot in Fort Washington area

Prince George’s County has seen 65 homicides so far this year.

Jury selection set to begin for trial of Capital Gazette shooter

Jarrod Ramos, 41, pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible, citing mental illness.

Man accused in fatal shooting at vigil had been released from prison months earlier

Jakel Stone, 31, is charged with second-degree murder in Montgomery County.

D.C.-area forecast: Midsummer magnificence today and Thursday, then gradually warmer and more humid

Incredible stuff out there today and tomorrow. More typical summer weather by the weekend.

Man with gun who took hostages is killed by police in Virginia, authorities say

The man came out of a store in Luray and pointed a gun, Virginia state police say.

Maryland says it needs to cut transit, highway projects to offset lost private investment in toll lanes plan

Montgomery County's executive says Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is "arm-twisting" after his toll proposal lost a key vote last week.

Montgomery primary: Gaithersburg lawmaker, former Raskin aide join council race

State’s Attorney John McCarthy faces challenge from the left.

Ex-restaurant worker brings back D.C. initiative to raise tipped minimum wage

The D.C. Council repealed Initiative 77 in 2018, which was passed by voters and would have raised pay for tipped workers.

Prince George’s County launches summer crime reduction initiative

Police Chief Malik Aziz announces Operation Heat Wave, aiming to reduce crime in the county.
  • 14 hours ago
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Metro employee accused of stealing more than $150,000 in bus parts

A Metro employee is indicted on suspicion of stealing more than $150,000 in bus parts.

PM Update: Clearing and cool tonight, then it’s just about perfect tomorrow

Late June is a great time of year to have temperatures running about 10 degrees below normal.

In one Arlington neighborhood, cicadas remind residents of a kindly scientist

Harry Allard was an Agriculture Department researcher who loved sharing his knowledge.

The Chesapeake Bay’s water quality is inching in the right direction, scientists say

A 2020 report on the Chesapeake Bay shows improvements in key health indexes.
  • 17 hours ago
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Md. man traps and kills nearly 8-foot alligator in a pond off the Chesapeake Bay

The tale of how 43-year-old William Adams — a.k.a. Crocodile Dundee — and his 14-year-old son, Jake, came to find the alligator has created a buzz in his hometown.

At Senate committee, D.C. statehood is debated anew

Former senator Joe Lieberman and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stressed voting rights for D.C. residents.

Driver dies after collision in Southeast, D.C. police say

The driver was fatally injured near a ramp to Interstate 295, according to police.
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D.C.-area forecast: Midsummer magnificence today and Thursday, then gradually warmer and more humid

Incredible stuff out there today and tomorrow. More typical summer weather by the weekend.