THE DISTRICT
D.C. man is charged in fatal May stabbing

A man, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged in the May 13 killing of Elike Rahmon Richardson, 36, D.C. police said.

They said they charged Allen Thomas of Southeast with second-degree murder in the death of Richardson, who was found in the 4400 block of C Street SE.

— Clarence Williams

VIRGINIA
Chief justice to retire from high court

The first female chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court plans to retire this year.

Cynthia D. Kinser — first appointed to the state’s high court in 1997 and elected by her peers as chief justice in February 2011 — announced in a news release that she intends to step down this year. Kristi S. Wright, a court spokeswoman, said Kinser wants to spend more time with her husband and travel.

Kinser, a Lee County, Va., native who received her law degree from the University of Virginia, had been a federal magistrate judge and the commonwealth’s attorney for Lee County.

— Matt Zapotosky

THE REGION
Weekend track work on three Metro lines

Metro plans to work on the Red, Orange and Blue lines this weekend, which will disrupt train schedules.

These are the schedule changes between 10 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday for the rail service’s rebuilding program.

Red Line: Track work is scheduled for two sections of the line. In addition, work on fences was to be carried out on one of the sections. Trains are scheduled to leave the ends of the line, at Shady Grove and Glenmont, every 24 minutes. More trains will be in service between Grosvenor and Judiciary Square from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and in that zone, trains should reach platforms about every 12 minutes.

Orange Line: Crews will work between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. All along the line, trains are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes through the weekend.

Blue Line: Work will be underway between Van Dorn Street and Braddock Road. Trains are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes.

— Robert Thomson

Rescuers search Potomac for kayaker

Rescuers searched for hours Friday in and along the Potomac River near Great Falls after a kayaker was reported struggling in the water.

A boat and paddle were found, but the kayaker remained unaccounted for. Currents were reported to be about 20 mph in the area. The search was suspended late Friday and was to resume Saturday, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer.

— Martin Weil