News Archive - October 7, 2010

High Rate Of Binge Drinking In The District

By Sara Sciammacco

A new government report has startling numbers on binge drinking among adults in the District of Columbia. Medical researchers analyzed data from a telephone survey that involved more than 400,000 individuals nationwide.

The prevalence of binge drinking among adults...

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's fiercely autonomous tea party organizations unite for the first time this weekend in Richmond with more than 2,000 members signed up. The Virginia Tea Party Federation's first convention features national speakers like Ron Paul and Dick Morris, along with Gov. Bob Mc...

Obama Speaks In Md. To Rangle Democratic Mid-Term Votes

By Elliott Francis

President Obama is in Prince George’s County today, trying to ignite Democratic voter participation for the mid-term elections. Obama appeared at a campaign rally at Bowie State University for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Although the weather cooperated with mild...

Power Breakfast For October 7, 2010

James Ploeser and freelance organizer Jamie Trowbridge have just embarked on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride. From Washington to West Virginia coal country to the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, in November.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

D.C. Charter Schools' Enrollment Trends Up

By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C.'s charter school system continued its growth trend with enrollment increasing by six percent compared to last year. There were 29,686 children who enrolled in charter schools for the 2010-2011 academic year. That's approximately 1,700 more students than last year's u...

Va. Congressman Only Gives The Best To His Donors

By Sara Sciammacco

One Virginia congressman doesn’t settle for just any brand when picking chocolates for campaign donors. For his political fundraisers this election cycle, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor has spent nearly $7,500 on gourmet chocolates.

Congressman Eric Cantor has shop...

P.G. Co. State's Attorney Says Police Academy Cheating Scandal Could Jeopardize Prosecutions

By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, the state's attorney for Prince George's County says an investigation into whether police cadets cheated on police academy tests could jeopardize many of his prosecutions.

State's Attorney Glenn Ivey says his office is busy reviewing cases handled by th...

Report Cites Security Failures In Md. Detention Center Slaying

By Patrick Madden

The slaying of a teacher at a Maryland juvenile detention center was the result of "multiple systemic security failures," according to a report released today by the state.

Hannah Wheeling, 65, was found dead in February outside a cottage at the Cheltenham Youth Faci...

Ocean City Council Candidate Residency Questioned

By Bryan Russo

Borchini is campaigning to win one of three city council seats up for grabs in the election this month.

But, even though he claims Ocean City is his home, he's also listed addresses in Virginia and D.C. on his sworn affidavit when he filed for city council last month. L...

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WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors want to keep jurors from learning that a polygraph examiner found that the man charged with killing intern Chandra Levy was not being deceptive when he said he was not involved with her disappearance. Attorneys for the prosecution urged a D.C. judge in court documents...

Rally To Save The Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency and states belonging to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have submitted plans to clean their water sources. Supporters of the Maryland plan recently held a rally at Baltimore's National Aquarium. Garland McLaurin reports.

Rally To Save The Bay from Gar...

Prince George's State's Attorney Investigates Police Scandal

By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, the state's attorney for Prince George's County initiated an investigation into whether dozens of police cadets in the county cheated on police academy tests.

State's Attorney Glenn Ivey's investigation is based on an internal police department probe in...

Arrest Made After Dupont Circle Hit-And-Run

By Greg Peppers

Montgomery County police have made an arrest following this morning's fatal hit-and-run in Dupont Circle.

County police say 30-year-old Jorida Davidson of Friendship Heights, Md., has been charged with driving under the influence and was later released. They say they d...

Small Eastern Shore Town Fighting Rising Violent Crime

By Bryan Russo

There were four drive-by shootings last weekend in Salisbury. No one was hurt, but police say those types of incidents have become the norm and not the exception in an otherwise quiet college town.

Murders, robberies, shootings, and gang-related crime have all been on t...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A new report says a teacher's slaying at a juvenile detention center resulted from "multiple systemic security failures." The Maryland Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit report will be released today. Sixty-five-year-old Hannah Wheeling was found dead in February at the center....

Art Beat for Thursday, October 7th, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Thursday, October 7, 2010 (October 7-9) D.C. VELOCITY A second serving of Velocity DC Dance Festival kicks off tonight at Washington’s Sidney Harman Hall. Superlative dancers bust the best in regional and international moves during the three-day fete. The highli...

Norton, Cheh Help Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Jonathan Wilson

Today, D.C.'s Congressional representative Eleanor Holmes Norton joins three city council members in commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness month.

D.C. has the highest breast cancer rate in the country and also has the highest cancer death rate.

This morning No...

Man Charged In Race-Based Tire Slashing

By Meymo Lyons

Montgomery County police say they have arrested a man they believe has been involved in a series of tire-slashings that appear to target Hispanic residents. 52-year-old Steven Ray Armstrong of Silver Spring, is accused of vandalizing the cars of 21 different people.