News Archive - November 5, 2010

Metro Station Closures: Friday At 10 P.M. Through The Weekend

By Matt McCleskey

The five stations that will be closed this weekend are on the eastern end of the Orange Line. They are: Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, Landover and New Carrollton. Orange Line trains will be turning around at the Stadium-Armory Station.

The work is part of a m...

Virginia Heads To Supreme Court Over Ariz. Immigrant-Employer Law

Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring ill...

U.S. Attorney's Office Drops All Charges Against DC9 Employees

Click here for an update on this story.

Four employees and a co-owner of the Ninth Street, Northwest D.C. club were accused in last month's beating death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed.

The U.S. Attorney's office says the decision to drop all charges was made after a detailed examination of th...

Retail Sales Drop In Virginia

When deputies from the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office arrived at the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop in Mount Vernon to shut the place down, owner Mel Meadows wasn't surprised.

"I hadn't filed my taxes for five years," Meadows says.

Meadows isn't the only retailer to be hit by hard times. Ac...

This Week In Congress: Friday, Nov. 5

From Capitol News Connection:

A look back at the week on Capitol Hill and a preview of what's to come next week.

State Roundup: Friday, Nov. 5

From MarylandReporter.com:

SECOND TERM At Gov. O'Malley's first Cabinet meeting after his re-election -- open to the press for about 10 minutes -- Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster opened by telling agency heads, "It's going to be a tough year," reports The Sun's Annie Linskey. The Baltimo...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on a ruling to force police to turn over documents relating to racial profiling allegations. The NAACP wants to inspect the documents. State police argue the documents are confidential personnel records.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md...

Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Red Line Crash Lawsuit

A federal judge is giving the family members of the nine people killed in last year's Red Line Metro train crash permission to move forward with their lawsuit against the transit agency. But, the judge also orderd them to rein in parts of their suit.

Metro's lawyers argue that, because it's...

Virginia's Supreme Court Sends Rapist To Prison

The state's supreme court says a defendant can be forced to admit guilt as part of his probation, even if he's allowed to withhold such an admission at a plea hearing.

The Commonwealth's highest court upheld an Arlington County judge's decision to revoke probation and impose a five-year pri...

Final Count Shows Connolly Beating Fimian

The election results from the closely contested race for Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District have now been certified at the local level, and it looks like Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly will be spending another two years on Capitol Hill.

But it's not clear when, or if, Re...

Rising Food Prices Affect D.C.'s Largest Food Pantry

By: Colin Campbell

Food prices are on the rise locally and nationwide and DC's largest food bank is feeling the pinch. A federal report shows that it's costing more to buy items such as bread, milk and breakfast cereal.

Verniece Green knows the hardship of buying groceries first hand....

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran D.C. police officer has pleaded guilty to taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store. Former officer Nathaniel Anderson pleaded guilty today to a charge of illegal supplementation of pay.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) FBI investigators...

Metro Station Closures: Friday At 10 P.M. Through The Weekend

By Matt McCleskey

The five stations that will be closed this weekend are on the eastern end of the Orange Line. They are: Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, Landover and New Carrollton. Orange Line trains will be turning around at the Stadium-Armory Station.

The work is part of a m...

Virginia Heads To Supreme Court Over Ariz. Immigrant-Employer Law

Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring ill...

Suspicious Package Turns Out To Be A Hoax

The package was reported to authorities Friday morning in the 3100 block of south 17th Street in Arlington, near the Army Navy Country Club.

Arlington County Chief Fire Marshall Ben Barksdale says the object inside the package looked like a pipe bomb. He says the bomb team destroyed the sus...

Retail Sales Drop In Virginia

When deputies from the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office arrived at the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop in Mount Vernon to shut the place down, owner Mel Meadows wasn't surprised.

"I hadn't filed my taxes for five years," Meadows says.

Meadows isn't the only retailer to be hit by hard times. Ac...

This Week In Congress: Friday, Nov. 5

From Capitol News Connection:

A look back at the week on Capitol Hill and a preview of what's to come next week.

Power Breakfast: Friday, Nov. 5

The pundits will dissect as the partisans lament the Democrat's change of status in the House. It's useful to note they lost their majority, and less accurate to say they lost control. After all, control implies a degree of cohesiveness on command, for example. But it always was tough for big ten...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on a ruling to force police to turn over documents relating to racial profiling allegations. The NAACP wants to inspect the documents. State police argue the documents are confidential personnel records.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md...

Jockey Club: 'We Are Not For Sale'

The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the le...

Virginia's Supreme Court Sends Rapist To Prison

The state's supreme court says a defendant can be forced to admit guilt as part of his probation, even if he's allowed to withhold such an admission at a plea hearing.

The Commonwealth's highest court upheld an Arlington County judge's decision to revoke probation and impose a five-year pri...

Final Count Shows Connolly Beating Fimian

The election results from the closely contested race for Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District have now been certified at the local level, and it looks like Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly will be spending another two years on Capitol Hill.

But it's not clear when, or if, Re...

Former Justice Stevens Honored Along With Japanese American WWII Veterans

It's now been 10 years since the creation of the Japanese American World War II memorial in Washington--and this year the group that led the charge behind the memorial is honoring a retiring Washington legend.

The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation is singling out recently retir...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran D.C. police officer has pleaded guilty to taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store. Former officer Nathaniel Anderson pleaded guilty today to a charge of illegal supplementation of pay.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) FBI investigators...

Train Collision Injures Five Maintenance Workers

The train collision near Washington's Union Station this morning is still having a ripple affect on MARC train service. There are delays on the Penn Line. However, MARC says the Brunswick and Camden Lines are operating as normal.

Amtrak spokesman Joe McHugh says the accident happened just a...

Suspicious Package Turns Out To Be A Hoax

The package was reported to authorities Friday morning in the 3100 block of south 17th Street in Arlington, near the Army Navy Country Club.

Arlington County Chief Fire Marshall Ben Barksdale says the object inside the package looked like a pipe bomb. He says the bomb team destroyed the sus...

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Nov. 5-7

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 5-Dec. 4) MIND, SET, MATCH Three minds collaborated to produce Mind Sets, opening today at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. The trio of visual artists map out the cavernous synapses, neurons, and nodes of the human brain with sculptures...

Charges Against DC9 Owner, Employees Dropped

Prosecutors are dismissing charges against five people who were accused of aggravated assault in the death of a man who threw a brick through a window of the DC9 nightclub last month.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says there isn't sufficient basis to back up the charges against the nightclub o...

Power Breakfast: Friday, Nov. 5

The pundits will dissect as the partisans lament the Democrat's change of status in the House. It's useful to note they lost their majority, and less accurate to say they lost control. After all, control implies a degree of cohesiveness on command, for example. But it always was tough for big ten...

Latest Virginia Regional News

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) BAE Systems Ordnance Systems is making a bid to operate the government-owned Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Montgomery and Pulaski counties. Minneapolis-based Alliant Techsystems has operated the nearly 7,000-acre Virginia facility since 1995. The existing contract expires Mar...

Jockey Club: 'We Are Not For Sale'

The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the le...

Virginia Heads To Supreme Court Over Ariz. Immigrant-Employer Law

Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring ill...

U.S. Attorney's Office Drops All Charges Against DC9 Employees

Click here for an update on this story.

Four employees and a co-owner of the Ninth Street, Northwest D.C. club were accused in last month's beating death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed.

The U.S. Attorney's office says the decision to drop all charges was made after a detailed examination of th...

Former Justice Stevens Honored Along With Japanese American WWII Veterans

It's now been 10 years since the creation of the Japanese American World War II memorial in Washington--and this year the group that led the charge behind the memorial is honoring a retiring Washington legend.

The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation is singling out recently retir...

State Roundup: Friday, Nov. 5

From MarylandReporter.com:

SECOND TERM At Gov. O'Malley's first Cabinet meeting after his re-election -- open to the press for about 10 minutes -- Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster opened by telling agency heads, "It's going to be a tough year," reports The Sun's Annie Linskey. The Baltimo...

Train Collision Injures Five Maintenance Workers

The train collision near Washington's Union Station this morning is still having a ripple affect on MARC train service. There are delays on the Penn Line. However, MARC says the Brunswick and Camden Lines are operating as normal.

Amtrak spokesman Joe McHugh says the accident happened just a...

Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Red Line Crash Lawsuit

A federal judge is giving the family members of the nine people killed in last year's Red Line Metro train crash permission to move forward with their lawsuit against the transit agency. But, the judge also orderd them to rein in parts of their suit.

Metro's lawyers argue that, because it's...

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Nov. 5-7

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 5-Dec. 4) MIND, SET, MATCH Three minds collaborated to produce Mind Sets, opening today at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. The trio of visual artists map out the cavernous synapses, neurons, and nodes of the human brain with sculptures...

Charges Against DC9 Owner, Employees Dropped

Prosecutors are dismissing charges against five people who were accused of aggravated assault in the death of a man who threw a brick through a window of the DC9 nightclub last month.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says there isn't sufficient basis to back up the charges against the nightclub o...

Rising Food Prices Affect D.C.'s Largest Food Pantry

By: Colin Campbell

Food prices are on the rise locally and nationwide and DC's largest food bank is feeling the pinch. A federal report shows that it's costing more to buy items such as bread, milk and breakfast cereal.

Verniece Green knows the hardship of buying groceries first hand....

Latest Virginia Regional News

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) BAE Systems Ordnance Systems is making a bid to operate the government-owned Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Montgomery and Pulaski counties. Minneapolis-based Alliant Techsystems has operated the nearly 7,000-acre Virginia facility since 1995. The existing contract expires Mar...