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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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.

Jewish Chaplains Memorial Dedicated At Arlington Cemetery

Officials are dedicating a memorial at Arlington National Cemetary in honor of Jewish military chaplains that died in the line of duty. It's the first time such recognition is being given on a national scale.

CQ Roll Call: Obama's New Economic Initiatives Could Frustrate Congress, Republicans Have Edge On Redistricting

Obama's forthcoming series of economic initiatives that would not require Congressional support could boil up more frustrations in Congress.

Maryland Targeting Immigration Scammers

Maryland is seeking to undermine scammers who prey on citizenship-seeking immigrants with a targeted education campaign.

Two Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Rockville

Police are investigating a reported murder-suicide at a Rockville assisted living facility.

Maryland Energy Officials Tout New Efficiency Ranking

Officals at the Maryland Energy Administration are touting the fruits of their labor this week, after a nonprofit group released rankings showing that Maryland now ranks as the 10th most energy efficient state in the U.S.

Intruder Arrested In GWU Dormitory

A 34-year-old man was arrested this weekend after he entered a locked dormitory on the campus of George Washington University.

If Super Committee Misses Mark, Bad News For Contractors

Federal contractors are getting worried about impacts on the private sector if the super committee fails to reach a deal to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion. 

Jury Selection Begins In Lululemon Murder Trial

The jury selection process is underway in the case of Brittany Norwood, the woman accused of killing her coworker at the Lululemon yoga store in Bethesda.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moten To Run For Council As Republican

Peaceaholics leader Ron Moten says he's leaving the Democratic Party, and plans to run for the D.C. council seat as a Republican.

Maryland Beats Virginia In Energy Ranking

When it comes to energy efficiency, Virginia and D.C. could learn a thing or two from Maryland.