News Archive - October 26, 2010

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors will continue presenting testimony Tuesday in the Chandra Levy murder trial a day after jurors heard opening statements in the case. Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder in the Washington intern's death in 2001.

WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran D.C....

Washington-Baltimore Area Ranks Among Top Bad-Air Regions

The Natural Resources Defense Council says the region is among 15 places nationwide with the largest number of bad-air days.

The full rankings will be released next week, but the group says D.C. is not alone: New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Denver also figure among...

Levy Trial's Underway, Witnesses Begin Testifying

Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.

With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday...

FBI: Shootings At Pentagon, Marine Corps Museum Are Linked

The FBI says the same gun was used to shoot at the Pentagon on Oct. 19 and the national Marine Corps museum in Triangle, Va., two days earlier. No one was injured in either incident.

The FBI also says it's looking into a shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va., overn...

18-Year-Old In Custody For Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.

Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home w...

Park Overhaul Planned In Arlington County

Butler Holmes Park in the Penrose neighborhood will undergo two phases of construction. The first will add safety surfacing, swings, pavilion and new walkways. There will also be a net climber that, when finished, will be the tallest of its kind in the nation.

The rebuilding is set to start...

Latest Maryland Regional News

WASHINGTON (AP) Police say a Jeep missing from the Bethesda home of a slain American University professor crashed during a chase in northwest Washington. When Montgomery County Police found 52-year-old Sue Marcum dead at her home yesterday morning, her Jeep Cherokee was gone.

ROCKVILLE, Md....

As Metro Struggles, Metro Blogs Flourish

Metro's many high-profile difficulties have given rise to dozens of bloggers and Tweeters who focus their Internet ire on the transit agency. Metro says the influx in requests has been a challenge--particularly when the bloggers who contact Metro are anonymous. The man behind one of Washington's...

Chandra Levy's Father Testifies In Court

Dr. Robert Levy took the stand this afternoon in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.

With his wife Susan watching in court, Robert Levy testified how in the spring of 2001 he couldn't get in touch with his daughter.

H...

Details Emerge About Suspected Drug Lab At Georgetown University

Court documents released Monday show one of two roommates living in room 926 at Harbin Hall answered the door when police arrived to investigate. Officers say they observed two other individuals inside the room, later identified as 18-year-old Charles Smith, and 18-year-old John Perrone.

Bo...

18-Year-Old In Custody For Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.

Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home w...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell says state employees needn't expect pay raises now or in next year's budget. McDonnell blames the slow economy as to why he won't ask the General Assembly for raises next year.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Capital One is planning to add more than 1,000 jobs in Vi...

Students And Colleagues Respond To Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County are investigating the apparent murder of an American University professor. She was found dead on Monday, and her Jeep Cherokee was missing. Late last night, the vehicle was spotted in D.C. and after a short chase police arrested the 18-year-old driver. He's now facing...

Art Beat: Tuesday, Oct. 26

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 26-April 2011) 1000 YEARS OF KINGS If you’re up for something epic this week, try Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings. Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery presents 33 exquisitely detailed paintings of kings, heroes, and mythological creatures fr...

Cause Of Commuter Train Delays Is Under Investigation

The service slowdown Monday morning affected approximately 24 Amtrak trains and eight MARC trains traveling between Baltimore and Washington.

Although published reports originally listed the cause as some type of sabotage, Amtrak spokesperson Barbara Petito says that's untrue since rail pol...

Power Breakfast: Tuesday, Oct. 26

What is it with elections and Florida?

This year, the Land of the Dangling Chad is once again shaping up to be an election battleground, and with several House seats up for grabs, Florida is a microcosm of broader electoral themes.

Park Overhaul Planned In Arlington County

Butler Holmes Park in the Penrose neighborhood will undergo two phases of construction. The first will add safety surfacing, swings, pavilion and new walkways. There will also be a net climber that, when finished, will be the tallest of its kind in the nation.

The rebuilding is set to start...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors will continue presenting testimony Tuesday in the Chandra Levy murder trial a day after jurors heard opening statements in the case. Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder in the Washington intern's death in 2001.

WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran D.C....

As Metro Struggles, Metro Blogs Flourish

Metro's many high-profile difficulties have given rise to dozens of bloggers and Tweeters who focus their Internet ire on the transit agency. Metro says the influx in requests has been a challenge--particularly when the bloggers who contact Metro are anonymous. The man behind one of Washington's...

Chandra Levy's Father Testifies In Court

Dr. Robert Levy took the stand this afternoon in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.

With his wife Susan watching in court, Robert Levy testified how in the spring of 2001 he couldn't get in touch with his daughter.

H...

Levy Trial's Underway, Witnesses Begin Testifying

Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.

With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday...

18-Year-Old In Custody For Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.

Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home w...

State Roundup: Tuesday, Oct. 26

From MarylandReporter.com:

FINANCE REPORTS Gov. Martin O'Malley ponied up about $10,000 for a campaign trail recreational vehicle and $1,189 for Amtrak trips. Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich doled out about $20,000 for a fashion show that doubled as a fundraiser and $3,000 for helicopter travel, al...

Students And Colleagues Respond To Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County are investigating the apparent murder of an American University professor. She was found dead on Monday, and her Jeep Cherokee was missing. Late last night, the vehicle was spotted in D.C. and after a short chase police arrested the 18-year-old driver. He's now facing...

Art Beat: Tuesday, Oct. 26

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 26-April 2011) 1000 YEARS OF KINGS If you’re up for something epic this week, try Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings. Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery presents 33 exquisitely detailed paintings of kings, heroes, and mythological creatures fr...

Cause Of Commuter Train Delays Is Under Investigation

The service slowdown Monday morning affected approximately 24 Amtrak trains and eight MARC trains traveling between Baltimore and Washington.

Although published reports originally listed the cause as some type of sabotage, Amtrak spokesperson Barbara Petito says that's untrue since rail pol...

Details Emerge About Suspected Drug Lab At Georgetown University

Court documents released Monday show one of two roommates living in room 926 at Harbin Hall answered the door when police arrived to investigate. Officers say they observed two other individuals inside the room, later identified as 18-year-old Charles Smith, and 18-year-old John Perrone.

Bo...

Park Overhaul Planned In Arlington County

Butler Holmes Park in the Penrose neighborhood will undergo two phases of construction. The first will add safety surfacing, swings, pavilion and new walkways. There will also be a net climber that, when finished, will be the tallest of its kind in the nation.

The rebuilding is set to start...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors will continue presenting testimony Tuesday in the Chandra Levy murder trial a day after jurors heard opening statements in the case. Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder in the Washington intern's death in 2001.

WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran D.C....

As Metro Struggles, Metro Blogs Flourish

Metro's many high-profile difficulties have given rise to dozens of bloggers and Tweeters who focus their Internet ire on the transit agency. Metro says the influx in requests has been a challenge--particularly when the bloggers who contact Metro are anonymous. The man behind one of Washington's...

Washington-Baltimore Area Ranks Among Top Bad-Air Regions

The Natural Resources Defense Council says the region is among 15 places nationwide with the largest number of bad-air days.

The full rankings will be released next week, but the group says D.C. is not alone: New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Denver also figure among...

Levy Trial's Underway, Witnesses Begin Testifying

Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.

With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday...

18-Year-Old In Custody For Death Of A.U. Professor

Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.

Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home w...

Fee To Travel Dulles Toll Road Could Rise

The cost of a trip on the Dulles Toll Road could become pretty expensive over the next 40 years.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which owns the road, is borrowing several billion dollars based on future toll revenues to build the new Metrorail line to Dulles Airport.

A...

Latest Maryland Regional News

WASHINGTON (AP) Police say a Jeep missing from the Bethesda home of a slain American University professor crashed during a chase in northwest Washington. When Montgomery County Police found 52-year-old Sue Marcum dead at her home yesterday morning, her Jeep Cherokee was gone.

ROCKVILLE, Md....

Ocean City Fire Chief Gives 'Public Servant' A New Meaning

Americans are still closely watching every dollar they make and monitoring every dollar they spend. Yet, one Ocean City public servant is a walking example of how to make the most of $1.

Chris Larmore is the chief of both the volunteer and career fire departments in Ocean City, and although...

Cause Of Commuter Train Delays Is Under Investigation

The service slowdown Monday morning affected approximately 24 Amtrak trains and eight MARC trains traveling between Baltimore and Washington.

Although published reports originally listed the cause as some type of sabotage, Amtrak spokesperson Barbara Petito says that's untrue since rail pol...

Power Breakfast: Tuesday, Oct. 26

What is it with elections and Florida?

This year, the Land of the Dangling Chad is once again shaping up to be an election battleground, and with several House seats up for grabs, Florida is a microcosm of broader electoral themes.

Federal Employees Push Against Anti-Government Sentiment

When The Daily Show's John Stewart and Stephen Colbert take to the National Mall this weekend, they're going to have to deal with a counter-rally.

With so many Tea Party candidates running on anti-Washington platforms, Steve Ressler is standing up for the federal work force. He helped found...