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News Archive - November 20, 2010

MoCo Police Prepare To Thwart Holiday Shopping Theft, Accidents

Robberies and pedestrian collisions with cars tend to increase during the holiday season in the malls and shopping centers. County police spokeswoman Lucille Baur says distracted shoppers make easy targets for robbers. She has some suggestions:

"Try not to bring cash –- better to pay by ch...

Jurors in Levy Trial to Resume Deliberations Monday

At D.C. Superior Court, jury deliberations in the Chandra Levy murder trial are scheduled to resume next week after jurors spent a third day behind close doors Friday without reaching a verdict.

Levy's disappearance first attracted national interest when her romantic relationship with then-...

Two Virginia School Divisions Under Investigation

In Virginia two school systems are under scrutiny for their possible approach to educating students from different walks of life.

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the Henrico County and Lynchburg school divisions for possible civil-rights violations.

Agency spokesman...

Police Arrest Suspect In Dozens Of Burglaries

Police in Fairfax County, Va., say they believe the man responsible for breaking into dozens of homes while residents were asleep has been arrested in Maryland.

Police say they arrested Brad Edmonds of Oxon Hill, Md., after they saw him break into cars in Potomac. They charged him with burg...

D.C. Assistant Police Chief Placed On Administrative Leave

The police department is investigating allegations that Assistant police chief Diane Groomes was involved in compromising a test given to some command staff members. The tests are part of their annual in-service training. Department officials say test results for all members of the command staff...

Help The Homeless Walk To Affect Traffic, Parking Saturday

The Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walk takes place along the National Mall Saturday beginning at about 7:30 a.m. and lasting through 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Independence Avenue NW will be closed for the walk from 4th Street to 17th Street NW. All traffic on the inbound 14th Street Bridge will b...