Local News from WAMU 88.5

Monday, April 25, 2011

Arlington Shifts Philosophy For Troubled Children

For years, Arlington County, Va. has shipped troubled juveniles to congregate care facilities -- some of them as far away as Massachusetts. But according to the county's Child and Family Services Division, that approach is not working.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Food is glorious, love is interrupted, and YACHT is a band.

Managing A Child's Weight Becomes A Family's Journey

One in every three children in the United States is overweight or obese, with significant numbers facing health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. But how do these national statistics play out in a family? The Freedmans from Olney, Md., say knowing their daughter had a problem was the easy part -- getting help was quite another.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vegan Bake Sale Fights Misconceptions

There are many vegan bake sales in the region next week. In fact, they’re taking place all over the world thanks to the idea of one local man.

Charges Made In Violent McDonald's Beating

In a statement release this weekend, franchise owner Mitchell McPherson says he was shocked and disturbed by the beating inside his McDonald’s restaurant located in Rosedale, Md.

Judge To Rule Montgomery County Labor Dispute

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg says he plans to issue a ruling Monday in a dispute between the county and a public employee's union.

Jewish, Muslim Passover Celebration Unites Religions

Passover is an ancient Jewish holiday, but an interfaith event in Northern Virginia is putting a modern spin on the traditional Seder.

Clinical Dietitian Offers Weight Loss Tips For Children

Kelly Sinclair, a clinical dietitian at Children's National Medical Center, spoke with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza for her five-part series, "The Heavy Burden of Childhood Obesity." Here are a few of the weight-loss tips she has for children:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Interfaith Passover Celebration In VA To Be Held In Mosque

A unique Passover celebration in Northern Virginia brings different religious groups together to celebrate freedom, honor tradition and most importantly, promote unity.

Charlie Sheen Police Escort Under Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the Metropolitan Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is still investigating claims that actor Charlie Sheen received a full police escort from Dulles International Airport into downtown D.C. for a show earlier this week.

Delays On Metro's Red And Blue Lines This Weekend

If you're planning on riding Metro's Red or Blue Lines this weekend, you may want to factor in additional time to compensate for expected delays due to maintenance and track work.

"The Inspector" Is Coming to Wold Trap

Next week at Wolf Trap, the National Capital Region will be home to the world premiere of a comical opera called "The Inspector."

At The National Zoo, A Joint Recycling Effort

Earth Day is over, but the National Zoo is encouraging people -- and animals -- to keep recycling.

Montgomery County Police Crack Down On Littering

The Montgomery County Police Department says it'll be participating in an anti-littering campaign run by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Friday, April 22, 2011

D.C. Police Chief Says Sheen Escort Violated Policy, If Allegations Are True

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the Metropolitan Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is still investigating claims that the actor Charlie Sheen received a full police escort from Dulles Airport into Downtown D.C. for a show Tuesday.

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