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Monday, January 28, 2013

Hearing In Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Case Set For Feb.

A hearing in a case related to the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 has been scheduled for Feb. 12. The families of two women who died in the shootings are accusing the university of wrongful death for not acting earlier to warn students of the threat. 

Inspectors Find Asbestos In Virginia General Assembly Building

An assessment of the Virginia General Assembly building in Richmond, Va., has found the building partially contaminated with asbestos and in violation of other building codes.

Police Arrest 3 In College Park Robbery

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies over the weekend in College Park, Maryland. 

Many Schools, Federal Government Delayed Due To Wintry Mix

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the D.C. region this morning, and freezing rain and sleet have lead to government office and school delays in many areas.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 28, 2013

When life knocks you down, get back up again...and maybe mosh a little.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kings Dominion Seeks Seasonal Employees

Kings Dominion, a theme park in Virginia, is looking to hire thousands of people to fill seasonal jobs.

Judge Holds Secret Hearings On Levy Case

A judge is holding secret hearings in the case involving the murder of D.C. intern Chandra Levy.

D.C. Buildings Go Green On Their Roofs

Green buildings are becoming more and more common in Washington, D.C., and so are green roofs.

Bloomberg Donates Millions To Hopkins

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a multi-million dollar donation to his alma mater in Maryland.

Man Charged In Connection With Silver Spring Hotel Robbery

Montgomery County police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with multiple robberies at a Silver Spring hotel.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thousands In D.C. Protest For Gun Control

Thousands of gun control advocates from across the country gathered in D.C. Saturday to push for gun reform.

Biden Talks Gun Control With Virginia Leaders

Vice President Joe Biden met with Virginia state leaders to discuss a comprehensive approach to ending gun violence.

Nats Pick Taft As Fifth Racing President

The Washington Nationals picked the 27th Commander-in Chief William Howard Taft as their fifth Racing President.

First Lady's Inaugural Gown Heads To Archives

Now that the inauguration is over, the gown First Lady Michelle Obama wore to the festivities will be put on display.

Cardin Wants Lawsuit Over His Bill Dismissed

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin has filed a legal brief, urging a court to uphold a key piece of legislation he helped author.