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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Military Bowl Leaves D.C. For Maryland

The city's only major college football game is headed to Annapolis, where organizers say it will better highlight efforts to raise money for organizations that support the armed forces.

D.C. Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Stealing Dog

Christopher Young pleaded guilty to stealing a Yorkshire Terrier from a woman in Northeast D.C.

Prince George's County Asks Town To Remove Improperly Placed Speed Cameras

The two speed cameras were installed on county-maintained road without proper permission from county officials.

Virginia Republican Candidate Criticized As Being Out Of Mainstream

E.W. Jackson's selection to serve as Virginia's Republican contender for the lieutenant governor seat has provoked fears that he is too extreme on social issues to be palatable to most voters.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sen. Ben Cardin Discusses Immigration Reform With Community Leaders

The Maryland lawmaker offered assurance to local residents that a comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform plan is possible.

Autopsy Results Pending For Quantico-Based FBI Agents Killed In Training Accident

The Virginia state medical examiner's office in Norfolk is waiting for toxicology results to come back before making a determination on the cause of death.

Montgomery County Pedestrian Collisions On The Rise

Pedestrian collisions are up in Montgomery County, but until this year, fatalities from those collisions had been dropping.

Report Finds Animal Abuse Cases In Baltimore Still Steady

The report claims many city agencies haven't cooperated with efforts to curb animal abuse.

Baltimore Mayor To Officiate Mass Same-Sex Wedding At Pride Parade

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will preside over a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the city's Pride Festival at Druid Hill Park next month.

Metro Launches New Short-Trip Pass

The new seven-day, $35 pass will allow SmarTrip users to take short trips and pay less for them.

Frontman Of Popular Jamaican Ska Group Hit By Bottle During Virginia Show

Toots and the Maytals frontman Frederick "Toots'' Hibbert was hit in the head on Saturday night, leaving him with seven stitches.

Tommy Wells Launches Mayoral Campaign

The Ward 6 council member promised to clean up government, cut juvenile crime in half, improve access to education, and create a "next-generation public transit system."

Allegany County Could Allow Kids To Get Tattoos

Officials say the change in county regulations would help crack down on unregulated tattoo shops.

Deals For Developers

WAMU investigates city subsidies to developers and campaign contributions from the companies.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Lawmaker Expands D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Nationwide

A federal bill targeting the District's abortion law is now being expanded to cover the entire nation.