News Archive - November 26, 2010

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

(Nov. 26-Dec. 12) MARY STUART Mary, Queen of Scots, had a historical beef with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Their power struggle was first dramatized by German playwright Friedrich Schiller, whose tragic text is reworked in the Washington Shakespeare Company's stark presentation of Mary Stuart...

Virginia Lab Helps ID Migrants Who Die In Ariz. Desert

Bode Technology Group has helped Mexico make at least 47 positive identifications of migrants found in the Arizona desert since the program began a couple of years ago. Many other cases are pending.

The process begins with a search for other identification or clues on the remains of those f...

Let There Be Light: Tree Ceremonies Commence

Today, the city of Alexandria will have its tree lighting in Market Square. The ceremony, which includes a community sing a long following the tree lighting, gets under way at 7 p.m.

National Harbor is also having its tree lighting ceremony today. The water front development in Prince Georg...

Baltimore Mayor To Winter: We're Ready For You

Last year 100 inches of snow fell on Baltimore -- 50 inches fell in just one week. After two back-to-back blizzards last February, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings says they're ready for this winter, no matter what Mother Nature throws their way.

The city has a snow budget of $3.5 million. The city...

Tips On Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

For some this holiday season, finding the perfect Christmas tree means actually going to a farm, picking one out and cutting it down. According to some owners of these tree farms, the cut-your-own tree business is on the rise.

Wade Butler of Butler's Orchard in Germantown, Md., says the ben...

Black Friday To Draw More Shoppers Than Last Year

It's Black Friday, the first day of the holiday shopping season. More shoppers than last year are expected to be out today looking for deals.

Even at just past 5 a.m., shoppers such as Colby Bishop were trudging out of the Tenley Town Best Buy beaming behind their goodies.

"It went re...

Latest Virginia Local News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A commission charged with sparking development in southwest and southside Virginia has awarded $729 million for projects over the past decade. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission's grants have funded a variety of projects ranging from...

D.C. Council To Consider Anti-Bullying Bill

The Bullying Prevention Act of 2010 would prohibit bullying in D.C. schools and government buildings and require the city to develop policies to protect students from harassment -– whether it happens in person or through electronic communication, such as on Facebook or through a text message.

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National Zoo Welcomes Three New Cheetahs

Three male cheetahs, who have been living at the Smithsonian's Conservation Center near Front Royal, Va., are going to have a new home at the National Zoo. The five-and-one-half-year-old brothers, Draco, Granger and Zabini, go on view this weekend. They are named after characters from the "Harry...

Latest Maryland Local News

HEBRON, Md. (AP) Authorities in Maryland are searching for an 18-year-old Wicomico County man police say fired shots at a state trooper before speeding off. Authorities have obtained a warrant charging Wyatt Young with attempted murder and other charges.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Natural Reso...