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News Archive - August 5, 2010

Neighbors Accuse Fort Detrick Of Causing Cancer

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Bill Krantz's father died of cancer at 60. His aunt died of cancer too. Then his sister. Now his wife is sick.

"My wife's really struggling, but she's got ovarian cancer. My brother's in Hopkins right now. It's been an awful hard time," says Krantz.

Krantz an...

EPA Awards Millions To Keep Pollution Out Of Chesapeake Bay

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The EPA is awarding millions of dollars to groups to find innovative ways to keep pollution out of the Chesapeake Bay.

At the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington, there's basically a wild field growing on the roof.

"So when it rains that water is absorb...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore's top prosecutor is calling for an outside agency to investigate rape complaints that some allege were summarily dismissed by police detectives. The city council president says he also supports holding an outside audit of cases highlighted by The Baltimore Sun.

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Freight Train Derailment To Cause Major Delays

By David Schultz

The 79-car CSX train was carrying coal southbound toward Newport News, Va. A CSX spokesman says seven of the train's cars derailed near Quantico.

He says the train was not carrying any hazardous material and there were no injuries.

Mark Roeber, a spokesman with...

Rays Of Hope For Solar Power

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The recession cast some shadows over the solar energy industry, but the clouds are opening for solar power in D.C.

Anya Schoolman is president of the Mount Pleasant Solar Coop, it's a group of homeowners in D.C. who've banded together to help each other get solar e...

Fallen Trees Cause Car Crash On GW Parkway

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) U.S. Park Police say some people have been injured by fallen trees on the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says the incident occurred Thursday afternoon near Slaters Lane during a thunderstorm. He says a crew is on its way to rem...

Two More Heat-Related Deaths In MD, Total Now 19

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland health officials are reporting two more heat-related deaths, bringing the total for the year to 19.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spokesman David Paulson said Thursday that both deaths occurred early last week. He says the residents of Anne Arundel and Some...

Virginia ACLU Reacts To Immigration Ruling

By Garrett Browne

The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has written Virginia's police chiefs, asking them not to rush out and check people's immigration status, despite a formal opinion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that says they can.

The legal director of t...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, August 5, 2010

(August 5) MAYA FILM SERIES There is many a film to be seen today as the traveling Maya Indie Film Series closes out its one-week engagement at the E Street Cinema in downtown D.C. The theatrical premieres of five Latino filmmakers from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Los United States screen...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a woman has been charged in the stabbing of a 20-year-old NPR intern as she walked to work in northwest D.C. Police say 24-year-old Melodie Brevard of Southeast was arrested after Wednesday's attack, which left the victim with serious stab wounds.

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Power Breakfast For August 5, 2010

This morning, a Senate Banking panel convenes with the goal of getting Congress, the President and the country focused on a manufacturing strategy - to reverse the country's global trade deficit.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Hot Weather Makes Life Hard For Construction Workers

By David Schultz

Many construction workers were working outside in today's near-triple digit heat, especially at the Dulles Metrorail work site in Northern Virginia.

Today was not a good day to be building a new train line.

"Miserable, man," truck driver Mark Vaughn says. "Just...

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Sues City Over Pro-Life Abortion Centers

By Sanaz Meshkinpour

U.S. District court Judge Marvin Garbis has heard arguments in a lawsuit that claims Baltimore is violating the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy centers. But Garbis did not make a ruling in the case.

Last November, Baltimore passed an ordinance requiri...

Latest Virginia Regional News

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) A Harrisonburg man accused of setting off an explosive device on a Norfolk Southern track has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Joshua A. Tripp received a one-year suspended sentence for tampering with a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A former U.S. Cap...

Washington Region Recovers From Severe Weather

By Greg Peppers

The metro area is recovering from severe thunderstorms this evening and hundreds of homes and businesses are still without electricity.

At the height of today's storms there were more than 120,000 people in the metro area without power. The area is littered with debris...