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News Archive - May 23, 2010

First Public School Lacrosse Team Inspires Others To Follow

By Asma Khalid

This year, Woodrow Wilson High School became the first public school in the District to offer lacrosse. The folks who brought the sport to Wilson hope its popularity will spread through DCPS.

Matt Breslin is one of the masterminds behind the Wilson program. He works wit...

Restaurant Workers Accused In Credit Card Scam

By Elliott Francis

A former employee of a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Washington has been arrested on bank fraud charges. The server is accused of stealing credit card numbers from customers in a scam worth thousands of dollars.

Agents with the U.S. Secret Service say the scheme...

Maryland Earthquake Victim To Return To Haiti

By Greg Peppers

Rick Santos, from Silver Spring, Maryland, spent 55 hours trapped in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port Au Prince, Haiti after an earthquake that devastated the island. He is returning to Haiti next month.

Santos is president and CEO of IMA World Health. His group...

Locals Try To Save Screen On The Green

By Asma Khalid

"Screen on the Green" is once again in jeopardy. But a grassroots campaign is working hard to save the film festival.

Jesse Rauch heads the Save the Screen on the Green campaign. Rauch says HBO has not confirmed it will offer the free movies on the National Mall this su...

Emergency Repairs On Wilson Bridge

Emergency repairs on The Woodrow Wilson Bridge are taking place this weekend as potholes are being repaired.

The I-95 South/Beltway Inner Loop is narrowed down to one lane and won’t open back up until Monday morning at 5 a.m. Dara Ward, who is with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, is advi...

Thousands Ride In Annual Washington - Arlington Community Bike Ride

By Peter Granitz

Bike Week culminates today with thousands of bikers of all skill levels riding a 20-mile route from Washington to Crystal City.

Bike D.C. usually takes place in the fall so this is the first year it’s coincided with Bike Week. Race organizers estimate 4,000 riders rod...