News Archive - September 7, 2010

Alexandria Considers Blocking Police Scanners

By Michael Pope

Ever since radios were invented, the public has had access to frequencies used by police. As technology became more complex, public-safety agencies were able to block sensitive channels, like ones for the SWAT team or the vice squad. Now, the Alexandria Police Department is...

Ocean City Has a Strong Weekend Despite Earl

By Bryan Russo

Labor Day weekend was one to remember in Ocean City as hundreds of thousands of tourists enjoyed the final weekend of summer with close to perfect weather and little to no mention of Hurricane Earl.

Just a week ago, business owners throughout Ocean City were worried tha...

Veteran Prince William County State Delegate At Height Of His Powers

By Jonathan Wilson

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli plunged into controversy in recent weeks with a couple of major legal opinions, one saying it’s okay for police to question people about their immigration status and another saying the state can more closely regulate abortion clini...

Water In Baltimore Moves Underground

By Cathy Duchamp

Work is underway in Baltimore to move drinking water underground. It's part of a larger effort to upgrade the city’s aging infrastructure.

It’s a pool of water the size of two football fields. But you’ll probably never see it.

"When this is all done it will look...

Power Breakfast September 7, 2010

Today marks the launch of a new series on dance, at the White House. The event will honor dance legend Judith Jamison, the long-time artistic director of Alvin Ailey. Septime Webre is artistic director of The Washington Ballet.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

VDOT To Close I-495 South At I-66 Overnight For Two Weeks

By Jonathan Wilson

Evening rush hour could extend even longer into the nighttime hours for the next couple of weeks, at least for some drivers.

The High Occupancy Toll or HOT lanes project, continues on the Capital Beltway, and on Wednesday the Virginia Department of Transportation wi...

July Busiest Month At Dulles In 5 Years

By David Schultz

Almost two and a half million passengers traveled through Dulles in July, the most in any single month since 2005.

Lynn Hampton, head of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, says almost all of that growth has come from international travel.

"Our inter...

Interview With Rushern Baker, Candidate For Prince George's County Executive

A week from today, Democratic voters in Maryland's Prince George's County will pick the party's nominee for county executive. Incumbent Jack Johnson can not run again because of term limits. Five Democrats are on the ballot, and with no Republicans running, the winner of the party's primary is al...

Terrible Traffic Tuesday

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The day after Labor Day is sometimes known as "Terrible Traffic Tuesday" for it's traffic snarls. Commuters perceptions of their own commutes are getting worse.

Terrible Traffic Tuesday is the day when gridlock comes back from summer vacation. John Townsend is with...

Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour, Tuesday September 7, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Tuesday, September 7, 2010 (September 7) ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL As summer winds down, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company reminds us that All’s Well That Ends Well through late October. Helena, Countess of Rousillon copes with her unrequited love for Count Ber...