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Monday, November 7, 2011

Past Tropical Storms, Heavy Rains Killing Bay Oysters

Dead oysters are washing up on beds above the Chesapeake Bay, and watermen are blaming heavy rains and Tropical storms Lee and Irene.

Montgomery Co. Debates Wal-Mart Bill

Montgomery County continues to explore ways to force big box stores such as Wal-Mart and Costco to work with its communities. The county council will continue debate on a propose big-box store bill starting at 9:30 a.m.

Cardin To Run For Re-election In 2012

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D) will try for another term in 2012. He announced his candidacy this weekend at an event in Baltimore.

Virginia State Senate Races Boil Down To A Few Districts

In Virginia's 39th State Senate District, the results of a tight race in today's election could have statewide implications.

UVA Lacrosse Player Trial: Defense Seeks Medical Records

Attorneys for a former UVA lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend are trying to get a judge to release her medical records.

District Calls On States To Support D.C. Statehood

The D.C. government is appealing to fellow lawmakers in other states to resolutions supporting statehood for the District.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chesapeake's Dead Zone May Be Improving

Scientists say heavy rains and high temperatures caused one of the worst dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay on record last summer, but things may be improving.

Jury For Currie Trial Reconvenes Monday

The jury in a bribery case against a former Maryland state senator reconvenes Monday.

Teens Charged For Assaulting Kids Over Candy

Five teens are charged for allegedly assaulting two kids for their Halloween candy.

Virginia Inmate Convicted For Sending Blood-Smeared Letters To Officials

A Virginia inmate was found guilty in U.S. Federal Court for sending threatening letters to President Obama, local judges and a federal agent.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Virginia Elections: High Stakes, But Low Turnout Expected

Virginia voters will head to the polls for state and local elections Tuesday, and the state senate could change hands depending on the day's outcome.

Students Get Answers At Career Fair

At a job fair Saturday morning, Montgomery County Maryland high school students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.

Driver Not Charged For Striking Three At Occupy D.C. Protest

The driver who was involved with hitting three Occupy D.C. protesters in downtown D.C. Friday night will not be charged.

Voters Picked 'Rosebud' For Ferret's Name

After more than 1,000 online votes, the 6-month-old endangered black-footed ferret has a new name.

Cub Scouts Plant Trees In Montgomery County

There are sections of Montgomery County with low tree cover, and a group Cub Scouts is working to fix that.

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