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Friday, September 5, 2014

University Professor Arrested For Alleged Burglary, Destruction Of Property

An American University professor and department head is on leave following his arrest earlier this week for allegedly trying to set a fire in a parking garage.

Gray's Campaign Driver Pleads Guilty To Campaign Finance Charge

Mayor Vincent Gray's former campaign driver today pleaded guilty to a campaign finance charge, proving that the long-running investigation into Gray's troubled mayoral effort continues.

Much Like D.C., Fight Over Regulating Uber Coming To Montgomery County

A Montgomery County Council member is warning colleagues not to regulate Uber and other ride sharing services "out of the county."

Gray's Campaign Driver Charged In Long-Running Corruption Investigation

A sixth person has been charged with a crime related to illegal funding of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign.

Region's Leaders Back 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

The National Capital Region is officially launching its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and leaders from most of the region's jurisdictions are on board.

UberX Drivers Busted For Allegedly Taking Street Hails In D.C.

The tech company Uber is embroiled in another battle with D.C. regulators, this time over tickets handed to UberX drivers for allegedly taking street hails.

After Guilty Verdict, Bob McDonnell's Lawyers Say They'll Appeal

Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say they'll appeal the corruption verdicts against him, and they're likely to focus on one issue — the instructions given to the jury ahead of deliberations.

Going the Extra Mile: Metrobus Driver Brings Smiles for Miles (Originally Aired on 5/2/14)

Operator Derrick Perry does more than drive a Metrobus; some passengers would say he changes lives.

Going Undercover With A D.C. Bag Tax Inspector

We'll meet a woman whose job is to go undercover and identify businesses that are giving customers a pass on the city's five-cent bag tax.

Door to Door: Radnor-Fort Myer Heights, Va. and Forest Hills, D.C.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around, we visit Radnor-Fort Myer Heights in Arlington and Van Ness in Northwest D.C.

Paying Homage To A Summer Of D.C. Street Music

We hit D.C.'s sidewalks to capture the sounds of the city's street musicians, or buskers.

Husband-Wife Medical Team Seeks to Understand the Fetal Brain

Catherine Limperopoulos and and Adre DuPlessis are partners in life — and partners in scientific research as well.

Entrepreneur Brings American Treats To The Middle East And Back Again

Opening a classic American-style bakery in the heart of the Middle East might not seem like the easiest idea, but that didn't stop entrepreneur Fadi Jaber.

D.C. Co-Working Spaces Seek To Redefine The Way We Work

A growing number of workers in Washington, D.C., are saying good riddance to the three-walled office staple of the cubicle and turning to co-working spaces.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bob McDonnell And Wife Maureen Found Guilty Of Corruption

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen — guilty on numerous charges.