Overnight flooding in the Potomac Yards area of Alexandria has temporarily shut down Metro service on the Blue and Orange Lines. As of early this morning, trains between Reagan National and Braddock Road are completely out of operation.
In Virginia, officials in Fairfax County have launched an investigation to find out why some properties in Mount Vernon are not assessed property taxes. The effort stems from an expansion of Mount Vernon Inova Hospital.
One of the first things my grandparents did when they arrived in the United States toward the end of the 19th century, was to enroll in an Americanization school, where they were taught American history and especially, to read and write in English.
The Northern Virginia Task Force says it has confiscated a million dollars in cash and $200,000 in video electronics that were illegally rigged as gambling machines. Authorities with the anti-gang units say a violent Asian gang ran the operation.
When the 12 lawmakers named this week to the debt reduction super committee return from their August break, they'll have their work cut out for them. The group has until Nov. 23 to propose $1.5 trillion in savings over the coming decade. Democrat Chris Van Hollen of the Maryland is the only member of the super committee from our region. He joins us now to talk about his role.
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