News Archive - September 28, 2010

Power Breakfast For September 28, 2010

Today some 600 volunteers will be lobbying their members of Congress. A small army of soldiers in light blue shirts bringing its war to Washington.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports... State Roundup, September 28, 2010

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EHRLICH BLASTS O'MALLEY Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich accused the O'Malley administration of meddling with state labor department operations for political gain, releasing documents that illustrate how employees removed the downbeat jobs assessmen...

Plans To Pay For White Flint Development

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, council members in Montgomery County will hear today how new development in North Bethesda will be financed.

The council approved a plan earlier this year to redevelop the White Flint area off of route 355 in North Bethesda.

Council members said it was...

Toddler In Critical Condition After Finding Loaded Handgun And Shooting Himself

By Kavitha Cardoza

A 2-year-old boy from Hagerstown, Maryland is in critical condition after he found a handgun under a bed and shot himself. Mario Longus is now at Children's National Medical Center in D.C. with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police believe the gun was put under the b...

D.C. Police Searching for Vehicle Seen Driving Away from U Street Shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police are searching for a light-color older model car, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria, that was seen driving away after a shooting and subsequent car crash that left at least one person dead.

Third District Police Commander Jacob Kishter asked people to call police if...

Maryland Cell Phone Ban Set To Go Into Effect

By Elliott Francis

Maryland’s new ban on driving while using a hand held cell phone begins Friday. The law requires police have another reason to stop you, before they issue a citation for cell phone use.

Lawmakers call it a secondary offense, which means you can’t be pulled over sole...

Police Say 1 Dead, 2 Shot on U Street in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) Rescuers say one person is dead after the report of a car crash, and two other people have been shot on Washington's popular U Street corridor.

D.C. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says two cars were involved in the incident Tuesday afternoon near 13th and U streets....

Art Beat for Tuesday, September 28th 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (September 28-November 13) LOCATIONAL AVOCATION District denizen and cartographer Nikolas Schiller combines his loves for art, mapmaking, and technology to produce Geospatial Art, on display at Northwest Washington’s Old Print Gallery...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RONAOKE, Va. (AP) A clean-air group is backing a proposed wind farm on Poor Mountain as a way to improve air quality in the Roanoke Valley. The Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition adopted a resolution supporting the project. The support is contingent upon regulatory approval....

Recession Catches Up With D.C.

By Patrick Madden

The District is facing a $175 million budget gap, that's according to the latest revenue projections for the city.

For a while, it seemed like D.C. really was “recession proof,” while neighboring states faced huge budget shortfalls and debated drastic measures like f...

Amtrak Unveils New High-Speed Rail Plan

By David Schultz

By 2040, Amtrak wants to start running new high-speed trains up and down the East Coast.

Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says what it's calling the "Next-Gen High Speed Rail Line" can take passengers from D.C. to New York in 96 minutes, and New York to Boston in 84 m...

Two Northern Va. Lawmakers Voice Skepticism On Liquor Plan At Town Hall

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, two Democratic state lawmakers from Fairfax County held a town hall meeting to discuss the Governor's liquor store privatization plan with local voters Monday night.

Governor Bob McDonnell says the sale of liquor licenses would raise a one-time revenue...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) A Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot by a patient's son has been released from the hospital. A hospital spokeswoman says 45-year-old Dr. David Cohen of Cockeysville went home last night. Cohen was shot in the abdomen on Sept. 16.

BALTIMORE (AP) Organizers of a rally f...

New Flu Vaccine For People 65 Years And Older

By Jessica Jordan

A new supercharged seasonal vaccine, Fluzone High Dose, is designed to offer people 65 years and older extra strength protection from viruses and the H1N1 swine flu.

The new shot packs four times the amount of antigen as the standard flu shot.

The Centers for D...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal audit says the D.C. schools Head Start program does not have the capacity to manage and account for federal funds that it receives for the program. The review from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general found that the $13 million progra...

Double Shooting in U Street Corridor

By Elliott Francis

In the District, police continue to search for suspects in today’s deadly double shooting in the U Street corridor.

The shooting happened shortly after the noon hour. College student David Hill was on his way to the convenience store near 12th and U when the commoti...