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Monday, October 22, 2012

UMD Students Awarded Cash Settlement In Police Beating Case

A group of University of Maryland students have been awarded a cash settlement after their involvement in police beatings last year.

Congress Divided Over Future Of Rail Policy

The region's Democrats are criticizing GOP attempts to block the Obama Administration's rail policy.

Police Seek Info On Marckel Ross Murder

Authorities are stopping drivers in Capitol Heights, Md. this morning asking commuters if they have any information that could relate to the investigation into the homicide of Central High School student Marckel Ross.

Virginia Polling Places May See International Vote Monitors

International elections monitors are heading to the U.S. for this year's general election, and some of them could end up in Virginia due to the state's changed voter ID laws. 

Michael Brown, David Grosso Locked In Tight Race For D.C. Council

Incumbent D.C. Council member Michael Brown and Independent challenger David Grosso are locked in a tight race for the council's at-large council seat, according to a new poll.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 22

Who runs the world? Girls.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Multiple People Shot Near Milwaukee Mall

Multiple people have been shot near a major mall in suburban Milwaukee.

Maryland Gaming Expansion Ads Target Undecided Voters

Polls show Maryland voters evenly split on the issue of gambling expansion in the state.

WMATA May Change Some Metrobus Routes

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is holding public hearings on proposed changes to bus routes starting Monday.

Historic Virginia Home Sold For Millions

One of Virginia's historic homes has been sold at auction.

D.C. Police Investigate Stabbing And Assault Near Two Campuses

D.C. police are investigating a spike in crime near two local universities.

Obama, Romney Focus On Energy Issues In Virginia

Both presidential candidates are trying to appeal to Virginia voters by placing energy prices at the forefront of their campaigns.

Virginia's McDonnell Addresses Need For Education Improvement

Stakeholders are coming together in Richmond to tackle the issue of improving education.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ocean City Police Chief Steps Down, Moves To Florida

The first female chief of police in Ocean City's history is stepping down from her post to take the same job in Sarasota, Fla.

Maryland Rockfish Producing At Record Lows

The number of rockfish reproducing in the Chesapeake Bay is at its lowest in more than 60 years.