News Archive - November 10, 2009

'Green Fleet' Named Among Best In North America

By Pat Brogan

Montgomery County's 'Green Fleet' is being named as one of the best in the North America.

The county placed second in the 2009 'Government Green Fleet Award.' Fleets were judged on several things, including fuel and emissions as well as policy and planning.

David D...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, November 10, 2009

By Stephanie Kaye

(November 11) SOLDIER IN ART The National Museum of American Jewish Military History in D.C. off R Street Northwest presents Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art on Veterans Day from 1 to 3pm. The artist's ammo includes the anti-Nazi caricatures that made him famous during World W...

Jury Selection For Baltimore Mayor's Case Expected

By Rebecca Blatt

Jury selection is expected to finish up today for Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft trial.

Dixon spent more than four hours Monday afternoon standing at the bench. Attorneys and visiting Judge Dennis Sweeney questioned prospective jurors.

Of a pool of 137 pot...

Firefighters Evacuate Potomac Giant Supermarket After 14 Fall Ill

By Rebecca Blatt

A Giant Food grocery store has been evacuated in Potomac, Maryland after 14 people fell ill and complained of a strange odor in the store.

Firefighters and a hazardous materials team were called to the scene on Tuckerman Lane Near Seven Locks Road at about 1:20 this a...

Cardin Pushes Federal Funding For Bay Cleanup

By Sara Sciammacco

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin wants the federal government to push Maryland, Virginia and other states to step up the clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay.

Cardin says state and local governments have failed to make clean-up deadlines for years. His bill gives $1.5 billion...

Power Breakfast For November 10, 2009

Today two separate hearings shine a spotlight on climate change legislation. While Republicans and Democrats regroup in opposing camps on health care - the push for a climate bill has got a new tri-partisan team behind it.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

VA Scene Of Sniper Shooting Remembered

By Elliot Francis

John Allan Muhammad, the so-called D.C. sniper, is scheduled to be executed tonight for the murder of Dean Meyers. The gas station in Mannassas where it happened still draws attention.

The station's owner Malik Joseph, says the curiosity about what happened here 7-ye...

Virginia Says "Let It Snow"

By Meymo Lyons

Virginia's Department of Transportation says it's ready to keep the state's roads clear of ice and snow this winter, despite deep cutbacks elsewhere in the agency's budget.

VDOT says that it increased snow-removal funding by about $4 million so it can provide adequate m...

Maryland And D.C. Receive 'F' For Removing Bad Teachers

By Kavitha Cardoza

A report card called Leaders and Laggards, which grades states based on education innovation, gives Virginia top marks for removing ineffective teachers from the classroom while Maryland and D.C. get a failing grade.

The report card doesn't look at academic successe...

Afghan-American Pushes For Women's Rights

By Rebecca Sheir

The founder of an Afghan women's rights organization in Falls Church, Virginia, is using the recent presidential election in her home country to promote her cause.

When Nasrine Gross isn't advocating for Afghan women's rights in Afghanistan, shes doing the same thing...

Frustrated Commuters Relieve Stress In D.C.

By Jonathan Wilson

In downtown D.C. today, commuters got a chance to relieve stress and release anger over the region's notoriously bad traffic. The people behind the event say there's a more lasting solution to local commuter woes.

Frustrated commuters lined up in front of a car-shap...

Brother Of D.C. Sniper Victim Speaks About Muhammad Execution

By Elliott Francis

John Allen Muhammad, the so-called D.C. sniper, is expected to be put to death by lethal injection tonight. Bob Meyers, whose brother Dean was the seventh victim of the sniper attacks, plans to witness the execution.

Meyers remembers seeing the initial television re...

Two MD Counties Run Into Education Money Trouble

By Natalie Neumann

Two counties in Maryland could owe the state millions of dollars after a ruling on school funding. Prince George's County schools could owe up to $26.8 million in penalties after Maryland's attorney general found the county failed to comply with state school funding requi...

Civil-Rights Group Plans Lawsuit Against Frederick Co. Sheriff's Dept.

By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, a civil-rights group says it plans a federal lawsuit against the Frederick County Sheriff's Department over alleged immigration enforcement violations. The group called Latino Justice PRLDEF says it will file the $1 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court in G...

"The Wire" Inspires Trans-Atlantic Reporter Exchange

By Stephanie Kaye

U.S. imports to Britain are on the rise--at least, in the form of television. The HBO Series "The Wire" is gaining popularity in the UK. The series deals with the seedy side of Baltimore, from housing projects and drugs to corrupt reporters and politicians.

But how c...

D.C. Pet Owners Worry About Feline H1N1

By Rebecca Sheir

As the first cat found to have H1N1 recovers in Iowa, pet owners in the D.C. area are wondering how to keep their animals virus-free.

The World Health Organization says the cat isn't the first non-human to get H1N1 from an infected person. "They've confirmed cases in...