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Monday, September 15, 2014

Montgomery County Police Prepare Homicide Case Against Catherine Hoggle

Police in Montgomery County are "preparing a homicide case" against Catherine Hoggle, the woman whose two children remain missing a week after their father first reported it to officers.

D.C. Statehood Bill Prompts Questions Over Constitutionality

Legal scholars disagree over whether a bill granting D.C. statehood would be constitutional or not, an issue that will likely be raised at a Senate hearing to be held on Monday.

RG3's Season Could Be Over After Serious Ankle Injury

The Washington football team rolled to a commanding victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but they had to do it without the benefit of star quarterback Robert Griffin III, who left the game with a serious ankle injury.

Neighbors Say DDOT Silent After Latest Crash In 16th Street Heights

Another accident on Arkansas Avenue Northwest has residents of the neighborhood expressing frustration with the District Department of Transportation, which has failed to act on what they say is the most important recommendation from its own safety report.

Breaking Ground: Military Children

What can we learn from the education of military children in the U.S.? Kavitha Cardoza explores in a four-part series.

Local Lawmakers Returning Early To Capitol Hill For Syria Vote

House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill tonight to meet the president's call for action on Syria.

Council Calls For Presidential Support Ahead Of Senate Hearing In D.C. Statehood

The Senate is holding hearings on Monday morning on the topic of D.C. statehood, and District lawmakers are hoping the president will join them in backing the effort.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Montgomery County First Responder Reflects On Impact Of 9/11 Attacks

Kelvin Thomas, a Montgomery County firefighter, was on the team that looked for survivors after the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2011. He reflects on what that means now.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Search Continues For Two Missing Clarksburg Children

Police have located missing mother Catherine Hoggle in Germantown, Maryland, but police are still searching for her two children, who are the object of an intensive search.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ahead Of Hearing, Norton Celebrates Record Support For D.C. Statehood Bill

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating a milestone in her push for D.C. statehood, but she knows it’s still an uphill battle.

Replacement Of Metro's Delay-Prone Old Rail Cars Delayed

Metro riders have been waiting a long time for new rail cars to replace the ones that have been in use since the transit system’s inception — and they'll have to wait at least a couple months longer.

Machen Sets Up Unit Tasked With Looking Into Wrongful Convictions

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen is creating a new unit in his office to look into cases that may have resulted in wrongful convictions, a move that comes after several recent exonerations using DNA evidence.

Bowser Agrees To Four Mayoral Debates Ahead Of D.C. Election

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser has agreed to participate in four debates ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

On 9/11 Anniversary, Cheh Thanks First Responders

The Ward 3 representative toured several city firestations Thursday, offering thanks and refreshments to the men and women in uniform.

Swim Coach Sentenced To 10 Years For Sex Abuse

Christopher Huott, who founded the Maryland Suburban Swim Club, abused one of his students for five years, starting when she was 7.