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Friday, November 4, 2011

This Week On Metro Connection: All In The Timing

To mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, we bring you a show that's all about the thing we can make, buy, pass, kill and bide -- time.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Syncopated Clock"by Iain Sutherland from Orchestra from Leroy Anderson Collection]

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Norwood Jury Swayed By 'Overwhelming' Evidence

Jurors in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood say the evidence against her was "overwhelming." The jury convicted Norwood of first-degree murder after just an hour of deliberation.

MoCo Council Considers Changes To Teen Curfew Plan

Montgomery County's controversial teen curfew plan is back on the table again, as council member meet today to consider amendments to the measure.

MoCo Council Considers Changes To Teen Curfew Plan

Montgomery County's controversial teen curfew plan is back on the table again, as council member meet today to consider amendments to the measure.

MoCo Council Considers Changes To Teen Curfew Plan

Montgomery County's controversial teen curfew plan is back on the table again, as council member meet today to consider amendments to the measure.

Lawmakers Ask Super Committee To Cut Up To $4 Trillion

Several of the region's lawmakers signed a letter from 100 House members urging the super committee to cut $4 trillion from the federal deficit.

OPM Tweaks Snow Policy For Federal Employees

The federal government is tweaking its inclement weather employee dismissal policies with the hope of avoiding the traffic tie-up that occurred last January.

D.C. Considers Allowing Cyclists To Sue Drivers

As D.C. becomes an increasingly bicyclist-friendly city, the D.C. Council is looking at ways to ensure that cyclists and cars share the road.

Feeling The Effects Of Legacy Pollution

Despite efforts to clean up lakes, rivers and wetlands during the past 40 years, many of the region's waterways, as well as the people and creatures living and playing in them, are still haunted by a legacy of pollution that was deposited decades, sometimes even centuries, ago.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Norwood Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

A jury has found Brittany Norwood guilty of murder in the first degree for killing her coworker Jayna Murray at the Lululemon yoga boutique in Bethesda. Sentencing is in January, and prosecutors are seeking life without parole.

Virginia Education Forum Focuses On Job Skills

In an education forum in Richmond Wednesday, Governor Bob McDonnell emphasized that businesses need to chip in with education strategy in order to create more employable high school graduates.

Man At Center Of Feeding Tube Debate Dies

A Frederick man who was at the center of controversy about whether his feeding tube should be removed died Wednesday before a hearing that would have decided his fate.

Montgomery County Will Add GPS To Battle Snow

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Montgomery County is expanding its GPS-enabled snow plows this year, adding dashboard GPS systems with pre-programmed routes for drivers to follow.

Suspect In McQuain Slaying Back In Maryland

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Curtis Lopez, who is charged with the murder of Jane McQuain and is the suspect in the murder of 11-year-old William McQuain, has been extradited to Montgomery County.

The Hill: Compromise Needed In Super Committee

The Hill senior staff writer Alex Bolton says the expectation is that Republicans are going to have to offer more in order to reach a deal on cutting the budget deficit.

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