Local News from WAMU 88.5

Saturday, November 26, 2011

O'Malley Heads To India For Trade Mission

Gov. Martin O'Malley and a team of business leaders, educators, and state officials are on their way to India for a trade mission.

Islamic Group Asks FBI To Investigate Anti-Muslim Blog

A series of threatening posts on an anti-Muslim blog could soon be subjected to an FBI investigation.

Judge Orders Release Of Gaithersburg Man Suspected In Robyn Gardner Disappearance

A judge in Aruba has ordered the release of Gary Giordano, who was detained for the disappearance and presumed death of a Maryland woman.

'Small Business Saturday' Benefits Local Business Owners

Now in its second year, 'Small Business Saturday' aims to drum up support for local business owners. President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia showed their support by shopping at Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Dupont Circle.

NASA Launches Mars Rover Curiosity

NASA's new Mars Rover lifted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning, and is expected to arrive on the red planet on August 6, 2012.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Two Men Save Woman From Burning Car

One woman is saying thank you to a couple of good Samaritans, after they rescued her from a burning car on Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday Can Also Mean Green Friday

While many people think of Black Friday as a time to get deals on electronics or early gifts, one group of retailers is urging consumers to shop around... for energy.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 25

An Unforgettable Tribute, a bestseller of sorts, the fiber arts and the graffiti arts.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

One Dead, Others Injured After Being Hit By Car In Home Depot Parking Lot

One person is dead, and others are injured, after being hit by a car in a Home Depot parking lot.

Occupy Protesters File Permit to Stay At Inner Harbor

Occupy Baltimore protestors have filed a permit to remain at an Inner Harbor park through the spring.

Ministry Serves Thanksgiving Feast To Homeless

A non-profit ministry hosts a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and disadvantaged.

Safety Tips For Deep-Fried Turkeys

For those deep-frying their birds this year, beware: it's a method that's susceptible to fires.

Tax Day Ceremony: An Age-Old Tradition

Despite outside influences and a struggle to maintain their heritage, Native American tribes continue to honor an age-old tradition.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 24

There's no place like home this Thanksgiving, but if do head out there's film and theater aplenty.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gray: Federal Cuts Would Be Felt Deeply In D.C.

Automatic spending cuts will hit District residents harder than almost anywhere else in the country, according to District mayor Vincent Gray.