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News Archive - September 22, 2010

Texting Ban Seldom Used By Virginia Traffic Cops

By David Schultz

More than a year after Virginia implemented a statewide ban on texting while driving, local police officers say they're unlikely to write a ticket for a violation.

In Virginia, texting while driving is a secondary offense, which means the police can't ticket you for i...

MarylandReporter.com State Roundup, September 22, 2010

From the MarylandReporter.com website:

JOBS OUTLOOK Maryland's job market shifted into reverse this summer after improvements in the spring — a disappointing turn for more than 200,000 residents looking for work, Jamie Smith Hopkins writes for the Sun. Jay Hancock blogs that the state "lose...

Power Breakfast September 22nd 2010

Today a House subcommittee grilling for the Iowa-based company that's been serving up eggs - with salmonella.

Elizabeth Wynne-Johnson brings us the latest from Capitol Hill in today's edition of Power Breakfast.

Suspect In Trooper Killing In Court

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, more details about the fatal shooting of a state trooper in Prince Georges County have come out in court. Trooper Wesley Brown was shot and killed outside a restaurant where he was working as an off-duty security guard in June.

Two men were charged with the m...

Maryland Passes Environmental Education

By Greg Peppers

The Maryland school board has passed a measure that incorporates environmental education in to existing curriculum for public school students at all levels.

The board says environmental education will be part of the regular science curriculum from elementary to high sc...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) When Teresa Lewis is executed tomorrow in Virginia, a witness to her death will be the daughter of one of the men she had killed. Cathy Clifton says she will travel from her Pittsylvania County home with her husband and two others to view the execution.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)...

DC Project Wins Federal "Promise Neighborhood" Grant

By Rebecca Blatt

A group of charter schools in the Parkside-Kenilworth community in Northeast D.C. will receive $500,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is to develop a so-called "Promise Neighborhood," where children and families receive support services to...

Resort Businesses Proclaim Successful Summer

By Bryan Russo

Today is the last day of summer and in Ocean City officials are saying they had a successful summer season, even in the midst of an economic downturn.

Heading into the summer season, Ocean City officials were cautiously optimistic that they had a plan in place to ensure...

Chevy Chase School Gets Pedestrian Improvements

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, parents at one elementary school in Montgomery County are celebrating a victory for pedestrian safety they didn't think would come. For two years, Amanda Waugh was the co-president of the Parent-Teachers Association at Rock Creek Forest Elementary in Chevy Chase....

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Members of Maryland's congressional delegation have announced an $818,300 federal grant to design and built a transit center in Langley Park. The center would serve bus riders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. It would offer a comfortable shelter for bus passengers and a...

D.C. Area Celebrates Car-Free Day

From the Car Free Day Metro DC website:

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every Sept. 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway, vanpool, walk or telework.

To participate in this fun and worthwh...

Rhee And Gray To Discuss D.C. School System's Future

By Patrick Madden

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is expected to meet with Vincent Gray tomorrow to discuss her future with the school system.

Gray’s spokeswoman confirms the council chairman and the Democratic nominee for mayor will meet with Rhee tomorrow at noon in Gray’s off...

Art Beat for Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (September 22-October 13) LATIN AMERICAN FILM FEST The American Film Institute’s 21st Latin American Film Festival runs today through mid-October at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. Spain and Portugal join friends from the Central and S...

Latest Maryland Regional News

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) A Prince George's County police detective says a man who had been escorted out of an Applebee's restaurant later shot and killed an off-duty Maryland state trooper. Cyril Williams appeared in court today. He faces first-degree murder charges in the June death of Trooper W...

Three Dead After Townhome Catches Fire in Lorton, Va.

By Jonathan Wilson

Fire investigators in Fairfax County, Virginia are trying to determine what caused a townhouse fire that left three people dead in the town of Lorton.

Two of those killed were children.

Beth Babington lives a few dozen yards from the building that caught fire...