News Archive - May 4, 2010

Suspect, Victim In UVA Case Have Ties To D.C. Region

By Rebecca Blatt

A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player at the school.

22-year-old George Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is a graduate of the Landon School in Bethesda. Huguely has been cha...

Affidavit: VA Player Shook, Hit Victim Repeatedly

By HANK KURZ JR. AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A Virginia lacrosse player suspected of killing a member of the women's team told police he shook her and hit her head repeatedly against a wall, according to a court document in the case.

An affidavit filed with a search war...

Kennedy Center Receives Money For Management Training

By Stephanie Kaye

At the Kennedy Center, a $22 million grant will fund the training institute that teaches the behind-the-scenes work of arts organizations.

The Kennedy Center has operated its management institute for nine years, says President Michael Kaiser.

"We spend billions...

D.C. AG Says Betts' Killing Forces Fresh Look At DYRS Procedures

By Jonathan Wilson

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says the alleged murder of middle school principal Brian Betts has led him to take yet another look at how the city handles juvenile criminals.

D.C. middle school Principal Brian Betts was found shot to death in his home in Silver...

Judges Refuses Bail For Suspects In Principal's Murder

Three suspects charged in the murder of D.C. middle school principal Brian Betts made their first appearance in district court today in Rockville, Maryland.

Elliott Francis has the latest...

After Setbacks, D.C. Latino Community To Flex Growing Political Clout

By Patrick Madden

After a series of setbacks, Latino leaders in D.C. say it’s time the growing community organizes itself and flexes its political clout. Even before the state of Arizona enacted its controversial immigration law, advocates for D.C.’s Latino community say there’s been a grow...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) D.C. officials say two teens charged in the slaying of a middle school principal had escaped from the custody of a Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services home. But officials say it's not clear the 18-year-olds, Alante Saunders and Sharif Tau Lancaster, were considered esc...

Snakeheads Effects Still A Mystery

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Snakehead fish are an invasive species from China, first found in the Potomac River in 2004. The fish turn up regularly now and scientists know their numbers are increasing, but their impact remains unknown.

In the shallow water of a tidal pool at Mason Neck State...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, May 4, 2010

(May 4-25) FREE WHEELING The Martin Luther King Library in downtown D.C. takes a shine to cyclists this month. You and your chain gang can enjoy free bike themed-movies every Tuesday in May, starting off with Pee Wee's Big Adventure tonight at 7.

(May 5-June 5) MIKVEH A ritual bath is the s...

Power Breakfast For May 4, 2010

Today - a lesson in the true meaning of "irony."

National Teacher Day is like Christmas for teachers.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

Unanimous OK Given To Life Sciences Expansion In Montgomery County

By Matt Bush

After months of talk and wrangling, the massive expansion of Montgomery County's Life Sciences Center in Gaithersburg has been given final approval. The centerpiece of the area will be the expansion of Johns Hopkins University's local campus onto a nearby farm. The plan that wi...

Arizona Bill Splits Prince William Community

By Peter Granitz

Despite the scrutiny of the recently-signed Arizona immigration bill, the leading proponent of Prince William County’s immigration policy is arguing for more states to follow Arizona.

Corey Stewart chairs the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and led the push...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Court of Appeals hears arguments today about gay marriage. In January, a D.C. Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit by a Maryland pastor who wanted to put a measure on the D.C. ballot to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associa...

D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee Says Betts' Legacy Was His Work In Schools

By Kavitha Cardoza

Three people have been charged in the killing of D.C. Principal Brian Betts. And Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says the alleged circumstances of his death should in no way take away from his legacy in education.

Rhee says Betts' staff and students at Shaw Middle...

Police Increase Security At Local Bus Terminal

By Elliott Francis

Reports of disorderly conduct and fighting among high school students at the Public Transit Center in Germantown, Maryland have residents and local merchants worried.

The Germantown Transit Center is a busy bus depot on Aircraft Drive. Unlike most passengers, some o...

D.C. Bill Introduced To Block Fingerprint Program

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Council is considering a measure to prevent police from joining a program that shares fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities.

Council member Phil Mendelson introduced the bill Tuesday. Mendelson's spokesman says the other 11 council members cointroduc...

Arizona Immigration Law Rekindles Prince William Debate

By Peter Granitz

As elected officials and advocates alike examine the recently-signed immigration bill in Arizona, immigration experts in the Washington region are defending a similar policy in Prince William County, Virginia.

The Arizona bill makes it a crime to be in the state illeg...

Latest Virginia Regional News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo says authorities will interview more people as they investigate the killing of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player. Twenty-two-year-old Yeardley Love was found dead in her apartment yesterday. A men's lacrosse playe...

D.C. Appeals Court Listens To Arguments On Gay Marriage

By Patrick Madden

The D.C. Court of Appeals is weighing arguments in a case about gay marriage in the District.

Before the city passed its gay marriage law earlier this year, Maryland Pastor Harry Jackson proposed an initiative to define marriage as between a man and a woman. But the...