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Monday, November 14, 2011

MPD Youth Investigations Found 'Inadequate'

Police officers in MPD's Youth Investigations Division have been doing an "inadequate" job of investigating cases of young people that go missing from group homes, according to a report just released by the District's inspector general. 

Super Committee Courts Compromise

With just 10 days left until the deadline for the super committee to reach a deficit reduction deal, the region's lawmakers are eagerly awaiting recommendations from committee members. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Economic Growth Hindered In Virginia

A new study reveals employment issues in Virginia are hindering the state's economic growth.

Arlington Approaches Historic Property Owners

Eligible property owners will soon have to the option of applying to create new historic districts in Arlington.

Police Investigating Shots Fired Near White House

An incident of shots fired near the White House Friday night is still under investigation.

New Report Finds Metro Employees Overworked, Tired

A new study reveals Metro employees are overworked and tired, which can result in more accidents and errors.

National Cathedral Reopens For Business

The National Cathedral is now open to the public again after being closed for 10 weeks and suffering millions of dollars in damages from the August earthquake.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 14

Renaissance Bronzes, Lucia di Lammermoor and Being Elmo

Suspect In Arundel Mills Double Homicide Shot Dead

Police have shot and killed the suspect linked to Friday night's double homicide outside Arundel Mills Mall.

Virginia Power Plant Restarts Operations

A nuclear power plant in Virginia has been given the green light to re-start operations, after shutting down due to damage from the earthquake last August.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deal Reached On Dulles Extension Funding

An agreement has been struck that has secured funding for the second phase of construction for the Metro line to Dulles airport.

Recall Issued For Wegmans Mashed Sweet Potatoes

mashed sweet potato

Don't eat those sweet potatoes! Wegmans has issued a recall on mashed sweet potatoes sold in area stores, citing contamination with bits of white plastic.

PG County Veterans Cemetery Gets Grant

The Maryland Veterans Cemetary in Cheltenham has been the fortunate recipient of a $1.7 million federal grant to help with upkeep.

Hackers Steal Personal Data From VCU


Servers at Virginia Commonwealth University were hacked recently, exposing the personal information of tens of thousands of students and faculty.

Four Green Line Stations Closed For Weekend

Commuters beware! The MARC and VRE are closing early Friday, and four Green Line metro stations will be closed for the weekend.