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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pepco Requests Rate Increase For Maryland Customers

The utility that serves the Washington suburbs has asked Maryland regulators for a rate increase.

D.C. Man Arrested In Morgan State Football Player Shooting

A 20-year-old man from D.C. has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Morgan State University football player.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs Player Shoots Girlfriend, Then Commits Suicide

A 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player shot his girlfriend, and then fatally shot himself.

Northern Virginia Toys for Tots Accepting Donations

The Northern Virginia Toys for Tots program hopes to collect more than 150,000 toys for kids in the region this year.

Ocean City's Beach Replenishment Project Earns High Praise

Lawmakers say Ocean City's beach replenishment program proved its worth during Hurricane Sandy.

Court Ruling Could Affect Eastern Shore's Poultry Industry

An environmental group is pushing for more accountability of poultry farmers on the Eastern Shore.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Bradley Manning Faced Prosecutors In Wikileaks Hearing

In a pretrial hearing Friday in Fort Meade, Md., Army Pfc. Bradley Manning testified that he had made a noose with a sheet while in custody in Kuwait, but said he didn't contemplate suicide when he was confined ina brig in Quantico, Va.

House Passes High-Tech Visa Bill, Despite Reservations

Local politicians helped pass a House bill Friday that will grant more visas to highly-skilled workers. Critics say it is no substitute for comprehensive immigration reform.

Effects Of Hurricane Sandy Linger In Small-Town Crisfield, Md.

Federal and state aid have not found their way to the small Eastern Shore town of Crisfield, Md., where residents are still struggling to get back on their feet after the monumental storm.

Analysis: Paying For The Defense Bill And Sandy Relief

Tensions on Capitol Hill continue centered on spending reform. As David Hawkings of CQ reports, even measures that would normally receive bipartisan support, like Sandy relief and defense, have seen pushback.

Weekend Work: Buses To Replace Trains On Portion Of Red Line

Weekend track work returns on Friday, as two station closings may add as much as 30 minutes to riders on one end of the Red Line.

Analysis: Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Stays Out Of Governor's Race

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about this week's top stories, including whether or not Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will run for Virginia governor as an independent.

Bill Bolling Addresses Decision To Back Out Of Governor's Race

Despite stepping out of the race for Virginia's governor, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says he still believes he would have been the best person to lead the state.

Supreme Court To Argue Same-Sex Marriage This Spring

The Supreme Court is considering hearing cases over gay marriage this spring. But in Maryland, gay marriage may become a reality ahead of schedule.

Child Sex Trafficking Remains A Problem In Northern Virginia

Child sex trafficking is a major problem in northern Virginia, according to local detectives who say they regularly rescue girls from the sex trade.

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