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Matt Bush

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Bush is the Maryland reporter for WAMU. He can be found most of the time on the job in Annapolis, Rockville, or Upper Marlboro covering state and county governments. He's a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Point Park College in downtown Pittsburgh


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There was pomp and circumstance for the opening of the new Takoma Fire Station, the oldest volunteer station in the county. But County Executive Isiah Leggett says future ceremonies like this may not happen if voters reject ambulance user fees at the polls Tuesday."This is now a county of nearly one million people. We have to make certain that our response time is appropriate. ...
Fernando Asturizaga, 44, was arrested in Montpelier, Vt., yesterday and extradited to Montgomery County. Police have accused him of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl starting in 1999.The girl was a student at a private school in Prince George's County where Asturizaga worked. Police say he first assaulted the girl when he babysat for her at her residence in Silver Spring i...
Fernando Asturizaga, 44, was arrested in Montpelier, Vt., yesterday and extradited to Montgomery County. Police have accused him of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl starting in 1999.The girl was a student at a private school in Prince George's County where Asturizaga worked. Police say he first assaulted the girl when he babysat for her at her residence in Silver Spring i...
In Maryland, Election Day is now less than a week away, Republican nominee Bob Ehrlich spoke to seniors at Leisure World in Montgomery County. The former governor is hoping he can match his performance four years ago in the Democratic stronghold, when he received 37 percent of the vote."We had relatively low fall-off the second time as opposed to the first time: 38 to 37 here. ...
In Maryland, Election Day is now less than a week away, Republican nominee Bob Ehrlich spoke to seniors at Leisure World in Montgomery County. The former governor is hoping he can match his performance four years ago in the Democratic stronghold, when he received 37 percent of the vote."We had relatively low fall-off the second time as opposed to the first time: 38 to 37 here. ...
In Maryland, law enforcement spent an evening in Silver Spring listening to crime victims and their families.Michael and Gaile Seaton's daughter, Stacy, was found dead in a Bowie park in 2005. She was just 18. Their memories of that day are crystal-clear, and not just because it was the day they lost their daughter. It was also the way police handled her murder. Michael Seaton ...
In Maryland, Election Day is now less than a week away, Republican nominee Bob Ehrlich spoke to seniors at Leisure World in Montgomery County. The former governor is hoping he can match his performance four years ago in the Democratic stronghold, when he received 37 percent of the vote."We had relatively low fall-off the second time as opposed to the first time: 38 to 37 here. ...
In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the museum with a clearing allowing a view of the structure. No one was injured in the shooting...
In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the museum with a clearing allowing a view of the structure. No one was injured in the shooting...
In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the museum with a clearing allowing a view of the structure. No one was injured in the shooting...
In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the northbound side of the road.One lane of the northbound side has reopened between Travis ...
In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the northbound side of the road.One lane of the northbound side has reopened between Travis ...
In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the northbound side of the road.One lane of the northbound side has reopened between Travis ...
Later today, fire chiefs from across the D.C. region will gather to support ambulance user fees in Maryland's Montgomery County.Voters in Montgomery County will decide at the polls next month whether the fees will be implemented. Montgomery County is the lone jurisdiction in the area that does not charge the fees. County Fire Chief Richard Bowers says county residents would not...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
In Maryland, high-profile names will be making appearances this week as the gubernatorial election approaches.The Republican nominee, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, received the endorsement of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police today. Then this weekend, former New York city mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will appea...
A national doctors' group is giving school lunches in the District a grade of "A+."The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has given D.C. schools one of its Golden Carrot Awards, which go to districts that offer healthy lunches and get chi...
In the District, jury selection for the murder trial of the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in 2001 gets underway this morning.Ingmar Guandique is accused of attacking Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May 2001. For months after her disappearance, police focused their attention on then-Congressman Gary Condit, a California Democrat....