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News Archive - October 21, 2010

Report Exposes Security Flaws At DPW Site Before Shooting

The D.C. sanitation worker who was killed on the job last week will be laid to rest today.

At 51 years old, Larry Hutchins was shot at work while preparing to head out on a garbage truck and make the rounds.

Police are still looking for the gunman, and there are now questions as to wh...

Gas Leak In Gaithersburg

In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.

Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the north...

Latest Maryland Regional News

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) Testimony is ending in the first-degree murder trial in Cumberland of a former Frostburg State University student. Tyrone Hall's lawyer says he expects the defense to rest by noon Thursday. He isn't saying whether Hall will testify.

BALTIMORE (AP) Former President Bill...

Historic Preservationists May Block Dulles Metro Station

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is objecting to a change in the planned Metrorail line to Dulles Airport that could save more than half a billion dollars.

Earlier this fall, the Washington Airports Authority, which is building the new line to Dulles, learned an underground tra...

Power Breakfast: Thursday, Oct. 21

From his computer at the Center for Responsive Politics, Dave Levinthal can keep an astonished eye on the unprecedented campaign spending in this final run up to midterm elections.

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The state Department of Education is alerting Virginia superintendents and history teachers about a passage in a state-approved textbook that falsely claims that thousands of black troops fought for the Confederacy. Historians overwhelmingly say the claim that blacks fought und...

Virginia Governor Defends Challenge To Health Care

Lawyers and judges packed a hotel ballroom during a conference of the Richmond Bar Association today to hear the governor speak about Virginia's opposition to the new federal health care legislation signed earlier this year by President Obama.

McDonnell says requiring individuals to purchas...

Author Of Controversial Va. School Textbook Denies Reports

The author of a school textbook that claims thousands of African-Americans fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War says published reports about the controversy don't tell the whole story.

Published reports about the textbook, most quoting an original story from the Washington Post,...

Gas Leak In Gaithersburg

In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.

Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the north...

Latest Maryland Regional News

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) Testimony is ending in the first-degree murder trial in Cumberland of a former Frostburg State University student. Tyrone Hall's lawyer says he expects the defense to rest by noon Thursday. He isn't saying whether Hall will testify.

BALTIMORE (AP) Former President Bill...

Art Beat: Thursday, Oct. 21

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour

(Oct. 21) PICTURE EQUALITY DC’s Critical Exposure teaches youth to employ photography as a means of advocating for public school reform and social change. Young documentarians and pros from National Geographic and Getty Images display their work in Picture Equ...

Power Breakfast: Thursday, Oct. 21

From his computer at the Center for Responsive Politics, Dave Levinthal can keep an astonished eye on the unprecedented campaign spending in this final run up to midterm elections.

State Roundup: Thursday, Oct. 21

From MarylandStateReporter.com:

GAZETTE BACKS EHRLICH The Gazette editorial board endorses Bob Ehrlich for governor and incumbent Peter Franchot for comptroller. Scroll further down to see the Gazette picks for state Senate and House races in the area.

PAST PERFORMANCE John Wagner wri...

Salisbury Hires Its First Female Police Chief

Barbara Duncan has been the chief of more than 200 officers with the Mount Vernon Police Department near Yonkers, N.Y., since 2008. She will become Salisbury's 10th police chief when she starts the job on Nov. 15, leading a force with half the manpower of her previous position.

Residents ar...

D.C. Not Among TIGER Grant Winners

The D.C. area is not among the recipients of nearly $600 million in infrastructure grants announced this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The region had requested money for an expanded regional bike-sharing program.

Ron Kirby, the director of Transportation Planning for the re...

MoCo Firefighters Fight Ambulance Fees

Later today, fire chiefs from across the D.C. region will gather to support ambulance user fees in Maryland's Montgomery County.

Voters in Montgomery County will decide at the polls next month whether the fees will be implemented. Montgomery County is the lone jurisdiction in the area that...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys representing the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy asked a potential juror if she would be willing to consider evidence that former congressman Gary Condit was involved in her death. Jury selection continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE...

Art Beat: Thursday, Oct. 21

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour

(Oct. 21) PICTURE EQUALITY DC’s Critical Exposure teaches youth to employ photography as a means of advocating for public school reform and social change. Young documentarians and pros from National Geographic and Getty Images display their work in Picture Equ...

Report Exposes Security Flaws At DPW Site Before Shooting

The D.C. sanitation worker who was killed on the job last week will be laid to rest today.

At 51 years old, Larry Hutchins was shot at work while preparing to head out on a garbage truck and make the rounds.

Police are still looking for the gunman, and there are now questions as to wh...

Gas Leak In Gaithersburg

In Maryland, crews are working to repair a gas main leak on Route 355 in Gaithersburg.

Around 3 a.m. this morning, a construction crew struck a gas main here near the intersection of Route 355 and Professional Drive. No one was injured, but the resulting leak forced the closure of the north...

Salisbury Hires Its First Female Police Chief

Barbara Duncan has been the chief of more than 200 officers with the Mount Vernon Police Department near Yonkers, N.Y., since 2008. She will become Salisbury's 10th police chief when she starts the job on Nov. 15, leading a force with half the manpower of her previous position.

Residents ar...

D.C. Not Among TIGER Grant Winners

The D.C. area is not among the recipients of nearly $600 million in infrastructure grants announced this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The region had requested money for an expanded regional bike-sharing program.

Ron Kirby, the director of Transportation Planning for the re...

Power Breakfast: Thursday, Oct. 21

From his computer at the Center for Responsive Politics, Dave Levinthal can keep an astonished eye on the unprecedented campaign spending in this final run up to midterm elections.

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys representing the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy asked a potential juror if she would be willing to consider evidence that former congressman Gary Condit was involved in her death. Jury selection continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE...

Pentagon, Museum Shootings Still Under Investigation

Police continue to look for links between the shooting at the Pentagon and one three days earlier at the Marine Corps heritage museum in Prince William County, Va.

The shootings share a number of similarities. They took place at military-themed facilities, the shots were fired before dawn a...