WASHINGTON (AP) The Mid-Atlantic is preparing for a repeat of the December 19th storm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a warning stretching from Baltimore to northern Virginia and parts of West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) Officials in the Washington region are preparing to deploy all their snow removal equipment as a major storm approaches. The District of Columbia is deploying 159 of its own trucks and 62 contract plows. Federal authorities will put out another 45 trucks in the city.
WASHINGTON (AP) Tai Shan, the young panda born in Washington four years ago, has left the National Zoo for a new home in China. Zookeepers fed him apple and pear slices by hand through bars in his shipping crate today before he left. Tai Shan munched calmly and looked out through plexiglass windows.
WASHINGTON (AP) A report by the Inspector General's office finds that the District's former juvenile justice director let two-and-a-half hours pass before police were notified that a 17-year-old inmate had escaped from a cookout at the director's home in 2008. The report found that Vincent Schiraldi's less-restrictive approach toward juvenile detention led to the escape.
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