News Archive - January 14, 2010

Latest Virginia Regional News

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A Virginia Beach-based search and rescue squad is deploying to Haiti to help search for survivors of this week's earthquake. A spokesman for the Virginia Beach Fire Department 83 members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Virginia Task Force 2 were scheduled to...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 14, 2010

(January 15-February 6) THE SPOILS OF SUCCESS American Century Theater stages its latest production, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in Arlington, Virginia at the Gunston Art Center's Theatre Two. The show opens tomorrow night and runs through February 6th. This hilarious and naughty comedy turn...

Fairfax Rescue Team Saves Man In Haiti

The Fairfax rescue workers pulled a man out from the rubble in Haiti this morning.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.

D.C. Parent Raises Awareness Of Special Education Services

By Jessica Gould

Special Education advocates are on a mission to link children in the district to the services they need.

Elizabeth Rihani spends her days canvassing the city for three-year-olds.

"The schools, churches, community centers, libraries. Anybody who sees a three to f...

State Roundup Jan. 14, 2010

From Marylandreporter.com:

Gov. Martin O'Malley announces the probable end to the tuition freeze, and the legislature returns with calls for less partisanship.

The big story Wednesday was the announcement of a likely "moderate tuition rise" in the state university system, reported in...

Kaine Delivers Final Speech As Governor

By Jonathan Wilson

Virginia's outgoing governor says the state should be proud of continuing economic success, but also challenged state lawmakers to find more money for transportation.

In his final speech as governor, Democrat Tim Kaine told Virginia legislators the state continues t...

Metro Area Red Cross Helps Out In Haiti

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Capital Region's Red Cross is sending supplies and personnel to help the relief effort in Haiti.

The Red Cross says volunteers are needed, but they require specialized training, so the best way to contribute is by giving cash.

There are several w...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) The Navy says a hospital ship based in Baltimore, the USNS Comfort, is being activated in case it's needed to support humanitarian operations in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The Defense Department's U.S. Southern Command hasn't officially said the ship will sail.

BALTIMORE (AP)...

D.C. Delegate Pushes For Aid To Haiti

By Manuel Quinones

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says Congress may need to approve special funds to help the people of Haiti deal with earthquake recovery.

Norton visited Haiti back in 2008 as part of a Congressional Black Caucus Delegation. That year Congress also passed legisl...

Governor-Elect Of Virginia Visits Alexandria Homeless Shelter

As he prepares for his inauguration this weekend, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell is making stops across Virginia.

His only stop in northern Virginia was at a homeless shelter in Alexandria known as the Carpenter's Shelter.

City leaders say the the demand for services to homeless familie...

Fifty Fairfax County Schools Rewarded For Performance

By Pat Brogan

The State Board of Education in Virginia is awarding more than 50 schools in Fairfax County for their outstanding performance.

The county's school system is being recognized for meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two years in a row. Also...

Kaine Laments Failure To Deliver Transportation Bill

By Jonathan Wilson

In his final speech in front of the Virginia legislature, Governor Kaine did all but admit defeat on the issue he came into office promising to champion: transportation.

"I had hoped to solve that issue as governor, but I couldn't convince you that we needed to inve...

Latest Virginia Regional News

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A Virginia Beach-based search and rescue squad is deploying to Haiti to help search for survivors of this week's earthquake. A spokesman for the Virginia Beach Fire Department 83 members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Virginia Task Force 2 were scheduled to...

Maryland Organization Pushes 2010 Agenda

By Bill Redlin

An activist group is calling on Maryland's lawmakers to encourage transit-oriented development and for storm water management fees.

Environment Maryland released its environmental agenda on Wednesday. The group also says lawmakers should fully fund the Chesapeake Bay 20...

Metro's General Manager To Resign

WMATA Press Release:

Metro General Manager John Catoe has decided to retire and leave the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority after three years as its top manager. Catoe informed Metro's Board of Directors today of his decision to leave the transit agency. His last day will be Fr...

At Howard University Hospital, Local Haitians Hope To Help

By Patrick Madden

As aid teams from around the world rush to help the people of Haiti, some local Haitians say they wish they could do more.

At Dr. Daphne Bazile's office at Howard University Hospital, two cellphones rest on her desk. Bazile says she's trying to find out anything she...

State Roundup Jan. 14, 2010

From Marylandreporter.com:

Gov. Martin O'Malley announces the probable end to the tuition freeze, and the legislature returns with calls for less partisanship.

The big story Wednesday was the announcement of a likely "moderate tuition rise" in the state university system, reported in...

A Game Of 'Gotcha'

Commentator Fred Fiske has been part of the Washington radio landscape since 1947. He says after years of covering presidents and congressional power struggles, he's comfortable with the notion of politics as a contact sport. But he says he's never seen anything quite like this...

To respon...

Power Breakfast-Thursday, January 14th

A new year with old problems, and a serious need for new ideas. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson brings us the latest from Capitol Hill in today's edition of Power Breakfast...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) The number of foreclosure filings in the Washington area ticked up less than 2 percent in 2009. The online foreclosure-tracking company RealtyTrac says filings in the area increased to about 56,300 from about 55,400.

WASHINGTON (AP) Gay couples likely will be able to apply M...

D.C. Delegate Pushes For Aid To Haiti

By Manuel Quinones

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says Congress may need to approve special funds to help the people of Haiti deal with earthquake recovery.

Norton visited Haiti back in 2008 as part of a Congressional Black Caucus Delegation. That year Congress also passed legisl...

Governor-Elect Of Virginia Visits Alexandria Homeless Shelter

As he prepares for his inauguration this weekend, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell is making stops across Virginia.

His only stop in northern Virginia was at a homeless shelter in Alexandria known as the Carpenter's Shelter.

City leaders say the the demand for services to homeless familie...

D.C. Church Requests Donations For Haiti Church

A partnership between churches in Buteau, Haiti, and Washington, D.C., is bringing this weeks earthquake closer to home. Now that one church has been destroyed, the other is asking D.C.s community for help.

St. Patricks Episcopal Church has sponsored St. Etienne Buteau Church and School for...

Kaine Laments Failure To Deliver Transportation Bill

By Jonathan Wilson

In his final speech in front of the Virginia legislature, Governor Kaine did all but admit defeat on the issue he came into office promising to champion: transportation.

"I had hoped to solve that issue as governor, but I couldn't convince you that we needed to inve...

Metro Area Red Cross Helps Out In Haiti

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Capital Region's Red Cross is sending supplies and personnel to help the relief effort in Haiti.

The Red Cross says volunteers are needed, but they require specialized training, so the best way to contribute is by giving cash.

There are several w...

Maryland Organization Pushes 2010 Agenda

By Bill Redlin

An activist group is calling on Maryland's lawmakers to encourage transit-oriented development and for storm water management fees.

Environment Maryland released its environmental agenda on Wednesday. The group also says lawmakers should fully fund the Chesapeake Bay 20...

Metro's General Manager To Resign

WMATA Press Release:

Metro General Manager John Catoe has decided to retire and leave the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority after three years as its top manager. Catoe informed Metro's Board of Directors today of his decision to leave the transit agency. His last day will be Fr...

At Howard University Hospital, Local Haitians Hope To Help

By Patrick Madden

As aid teams from around the world rush to help the people of Haiti, some local Haitians say they wish they could do more.

At Dr. Daphne Bazile's office at Howard University Hospital, two cellphones rest on her desk. Bazile says she's trying to find out anything she...

Arenas Charged With Felony

By Rebecca Blatt

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony in connection with last month's locker room confrontation with a teammate. Arenas is charged with one count of carrying a pistol without a license.

He's already admitted to storing several weapons...

A Game Of 'Gotcha'

Commentator Fred Fiske has been part of the Washington radio landscape since 1947. He says after years of covering presidents and congressional power struggles, he's comfortable with the notion of politics as a contact sport. But he says he's never seen anything quite like this...

To respon...

English language Learners Understand Content But Can't Explain In English

By Kavitha Cardoza

Public schools in D.C. may soon adopt standards that 21 other states use when teaching students who don't speak English fluently.

Nearly 6,000 children in D.C.'s schools are classified as English Language Learners. Some of their teachers instruct by simplifying the...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) The number of foreclosure filings in the Washington area ticked up less than 2 percent in 2009. The online foreclosure-tracking company RealtyTrac says filings in the area increased to about 56,300 from about 55,400.

WASHINGTON (AP) Gay couples likely will be able to apply M...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 14, 2010

(January 15-February 6) THE SPOILS OF SUCCESS American Century Theater stages its latest production, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in Arlington, Virginia at the Gunston Art Center's Theatre Two. The show opens tomorrow night and runs through February 6th. This hilarious and naughty comedy turn...

Fairfax Rescue Team Saves Man In Haiti

The Fairfax rescue workers pulled a man out from the rubble in Haiti this morning.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.

D.C. Parent Raises Awareness Of Special Education Services

By Jessica Gould

Special Education advocates are on a mission to link children in the district to the services they need.

Elizabeth Rihani spends her days canvassing the city for three-year-olds.

"The schools, churches, community centers, libraries. Anybody who sees a three to f...

Kaine Laments Failure To Deliver Transportation Bill

By Jonathan Wilson

In his final speech in front of the Virginia legislature, Governor Kaine did all but admit defeat on the issue he came into office promising to champion: transportation.

"I had hoped to solve that issue as governor, but I couldn't convince you that we needed to inve...

Metro Area Red Cross Helps Out In Haiti

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Capital Region's Red Cross is sending supplies and personnel to help the relief effort in Haiti.

The Red Cross says volunteers are needed, but they require specialized training, so the best way to contribute is by giving cash.

There are several w...

Maryland Organization Pushes 2010 Agenda

By Bill Redlin

An activist group is calling on Maryland's lawmakers to encourage transit-oriented development and for storm water management fees.

Environment Maryland released its environmental agenda on Wednesday. The group also says lawmakers should fully fund the Chesapeake Bay 20...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) The Navy says a hospital ship based in Baltimore, the USNS Comfort, is being activated in case it's needed to support humanitarian operations in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The Defense Department's U.S. Southern Command hasn't officially said the ship will sail.

BALTIMORE (AP)...

D.C. Delegate Pushes For Aid To Haiti

By Manuel Quinones

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says Congress may need to approve special funds to help the people of Haiti deal with earthquake recovery.

Norton visited Haiti back in 2008 as part of a Congressional Black Caucus Delegation. That year Congress also passed legisl...

MD-Based Floating Hospital Going To Haiti

By Rebecca Sheir

A Navy hospital ship based in Baltimore, Maryland, is leaving this weekend to assist victims of the earthquake in Haiti. This will be the biggest mission in the 900-foot ship's history.

The Navy is staffing the ship with 550 doctors, nurses and technicians from the Na...

Fifty Fairfax County Schools Rewarded For Performance

By Pat Brogan

The State Board of Education in Virginia is awarding more than 50 schools in Fairfax County for their outstanding performance.

The county's school system is being recognized for meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two years in a row. Also...

Power Breakfast-Thursday, January 14th

A new year with old problems, and a serious need for new ideas. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson brings us the latest from Capitol Hill in today's edition of Power Breakfast...