Local News from WAMU 88.5

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Maryland Legislature Pushes Campaign Finance Reform

A legislative panel is pushing for major reforms to the state's campaign finance laws so that voters have more information when they head to the polls.

Maryland Casino Now Open All Day And All Night

Maryland Casino will get more tables and longer hours starting Thursday.

Holmes To Lobby For District Vote On D.C. Budget

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to have the ability to vote on D.C.'s budget.

Six Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Died In 2012

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2012 reflects a 20 percent decline after a rise in numbers compared with the two previous years.

Virginia AG Cuccinelli On 2013 Projects


Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says there are several projects he started in 2012 that he must wrap up in 2013.

Online Review Case Goes To Virginia Supreme Court

A Fairfax Woman will argue her right to post negative online reviews in front of the Virginia Supreme Court.

Metro Hours Extended And Track Work Limited

Metro will suspend most weekend track work during the holiday, and the system will stay open an extra hour Sunday night for the Washington Redskins' prime time matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Three Firefighters Injured In Temple Hills Fire

Fire officials are advising residents to check test their smoke detectors.

All three are expected to make full recoveries from their burns, but Prince George's county fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the situation could have been avoided if residents in the home had made sure smoke detectors had working batteries.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Kids Delight In Washington's Winter Weather

While many of us find winter weather annoying, kids who woke up to a coating of snow on the ground Wednesday morning were thrilled.

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For D.C. Region

The entire D.C. area is under a winter weather advisory Wednesday as snow and sleet create sloppy road conditions, especially in Maryland.

New Report Finds Va. Loses Money With Coal Industry Tax Breaks

Tax subsidies for coal companies cost Virginians $22 million annually, found the nonprofit environmental group Appalachian Voices.

Friday, December 28, 2012

'First Ladies' Of The Goodman League Show Team Spirit

We hit the basketball court to find out how the Goodman League is bringing together the residents of D.C.'s Barry Farm neighborhood.

Catfight Continues Over Controlling Feral Felines

We go on an early-morning search for alley cats, and hear about the fierce debate over how to control feral feline populations.

Virginia Seeks Evidence To Right Wrongful Convictions

Virginia is sorting through the evidence from thousands of criminal cases from the 1970s and 80s. Legal observers say the review's outcome could shed light on the true number of people sent to prison for crimes they didn't commit.

Docs, Nurses Stay Alert On Overnight Shift In Children's Cardiac Unit

We go on late-night rounds with the doctors and nurses in the cardiac unit at Children's National Medical Center.