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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sulaimon Brown Traffic Case Goes To Trial

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving with a suspended license, and will go to trial.

Rep. Edwards Tours Domestic Violence Center

Congresswoman Donna Edwards is visiting a center for victims of domestic violence in Prince George's County, in an effort to drum up attention and resources for victims.

Montgomery County Troubleshoots Bethesda Metro Escalators

Montgomery County is hoping to find a way to keep escalators from shutting down at the Bethesda Metro station.

Lululemon Murder Trial: Jury Selection Resumes

A judge in the Lululemon murder trial says jury selection in the highly publicized case will be difficult.

D.C. Nonprofit Opens New Housing For Homeless

D.C. nonprofit So Others Might Eat will cut the ribbon today on a new housing development for homeless individuals.

D.C. Veterans Struggle With Employment

Veterans are more likely to be unemployed than the general population, a fact that a D.C. jobs fair sought to reverse on Tuesday.

Top 10 Worst Intersections In Montgomery County

Montgomery County traffic isn't getting worse, but it also isn't getting any better, according to a transit report released this week.

Transparency Sought For Fairfax County Donors

It's not clear how much influence donations can net you on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, but most would agree with a call for transparency.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 25

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The art of Agnes Bolt and the sounds of Future Islands.

Perceptions Of DCPS Improve, But Not Reality

A recent survey of students and parents by the D.C. Public Schools showed some disconnect between perceptions and reality.

Authorities Search For Missing Autistic Boy

An 8-year-old autistic boy has been missing since Sunday, when he wandered away from his family in North Anna Battlefield Park in Hanover County, Virginia.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Service Planned For McQuain Mother, Son

A service is planned Saturday for Jane McQuain and her son William, who are believed to have been murdered earlier this month.

Teen Charged In 'Jihad Jane' Case Pleads Not Guilty

The Maryland teenager accused of aiding 'Jihad Jane' gather money and recruits pleaded not guilty  in court on Monday.

One Virginia Municipality On The Brink

The economic downturn has forced municipalities across the country to scale back, and one community in Virginia is paying for their expensive dreams gone wrong.