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Friday, October 25, 2013

Restaurant Owners Weigh In Against Wage Increase In Montgomery County

A number of Montgomery County restaurant owners said that a minimum wage of $11.50 an hour would force them to raise prices and layoff workers.

Bookend: Tom Monteleone Finds Joy In Writing Horror

In our monthly look at the local literary scene, we talk with horror writer Tom Monteleone.

New Play Explores Twist On Classic Story of Little Red Riding Hood

Stephen Spotswood's newest play, In the Forest, She Grew Fangs, isn't just a spin on "Little Red Riding Hood," it's a haunting take on bullying.

The Location: Touring NE D.C.'s Little-Known Catacombs

We'll tour one of the lesser-known spots at the District's Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land: the catacombs in the Martyr's Crypt.

Door to Door: Leesburg, Va., and Greenbriar, Va.

This week, we visit Leesburg, Va., and Greenbriar, Va.

On The Coast: Is Tiny Pocomoke City, Md., Really Haunted?

Some say Pocomoke City, a small historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is one of our region's most haunted places.

Photographer Documents D.C.'s Haunting Memorials To Street Violence

Photographer Lloyd Wolf travels to murder sites across the District to document street memorials set up to honor murder victims.

Homegrown Halloween Spectacle Sparks Scandal In Silver Spring

Some of Donna Kerr's neighbors love her annual Halloween yard display; others say it has become a real nightmare.

‘Ghosts of Georgetown’ Chases Three Centuries Of Ghosts

We'll take a spirit-rich stroll through Georgetown with the author of a new book about the neighborhood's alleged apparitions.

This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Suspect Wanted For Assaults Near NOVA Campus, Sketch Released

Police have released a sketch of a man wanted for two sexual assaults near the NOVA Campus in Loudoun County.

Doug Gansler Defends His Actions On Underage Drinking Party

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said at a press conference Thursday that he made a mistake in not doing more to curb underage drinking at a party attended by his son.

Inaugural Middleburg Film Festival Kicks Off This Week

A new film festival in Middleburg, Va., kicks off this week, with organizers putting the spotlight on 25 hand-picked feature-length narratives and documentaries.

Montgomery County Holds Minimum Wage Hearing Thursday Night

Montgomery County is considering a plan to raise the minimum wage to $11.50, and they're seeking public input on the proposal at a meeting Thursday night.

D.C. Taxi Drivers Organize With Help From Local Teamsters Union

In an effort to get better representation with District regulators, a group of D.C. cab drivers have teamed up with the Teamsters Union to form the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association.