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Monday, February 6, 2012

Charlottesville Preps For Overcrowded Courtroom For Huguely Trial

Charlottesville prepares for a media circus that will likely last throughout the murder trial of George Huguely, the former UVA lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

Occupy DC Protesters Plan To Move Forward

Occupy DC protesters say they're trying to rally today after U.S. Park Police moved into their encampments in downtown Washington over the weekend.

D.C. Elections Board To Rule On Yvette Alexander Ballot Petitions

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will review the signatures submitted by Council member Yvette Alexander's campaign today and make a ruling on whether some of those ballot petitions were faulty.

Bill To Allow Slots In Prince George's County Introduced

A bill is expected to be introduced today in the Maryland Senate that would allow slot machines and other gambling games in Prince George's County.

George Huguely Trial Begins Today In Charlottesville

Jury selection is underway in the murder trial of UVA lacrosse player George Huguely, who pleaded not-guilty Monday to charges including first-degree murder.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lawmakers Split Over Refinancing Proposal

The region's lawmakers are split on party lines over President Obama's proposal to help millions of families refinance their homes.

Arlington County Considers Changes To Sign Regulations

Arlington County board members are about to consider changes to rules detailing sign regulations, an issue that has been hotly debated for years.

D.C. Cracks Down On Handicap Parking Violators

D.C. is getting ready to crack down on handicap parking violators at the new Red Top meters.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 6

Political theater, film and art perfectly suited for an election year.

Archives Unveils Restored Magna Carta

After millions of dollars worth of restoration, the National Archives is unveiling its newly restored copy of the Magna Carta later this month.

D.C. Public Library's Fine Forgiveness Program Ends

The D.C. Public Library's fine forgiveness program is coming to an end.

Police Clear Tents From Occupy DC's McPherson Camp

Occupy DC protestors have moved into a new phase after U.S. Park Police cleared parts of their McPherson Square encampment Saturday.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New App Navigates Users Through Virginia State Parks

A new smartphone app will make it easier for visitors to navigate trails and other attractions at Virginia state parks.

Virginia House Education Committee Passes 'Tebow Bill'

A bill that would allow homeschooled students to participate in public school athletics has passed the House Education Committee, despite receiving criticism from public school administrators, teachers and PTA advocates.

Friday, February 3, 2012

D.C. Leaders Review School's Security Policies After Alleged Sexual Assault

As police continue their investigation of an alleged sexual assault at a D.C. elementary school, city leaders are calling for a wide-ranging review of the school system's security policies.