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Sunday, October 21, 2012

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.

Virginia Sponsors Study On Periodontal Disease

The Virginia state legislature's sponsored study to determine the consequences of untreated dental disease is underway.

National Aquarium Seeks Help Naming Baby Sloth

The Baltimore National Aquarium's new baby sloth is 2 months old and ready to be named.

NFL Fines Redskins $20,000 For Injury Reports

The NFL fined the Washington Redskins $20,000 for violating league procedures on reporting injuries.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Presidential Campaigns Ramp Up Volunteer Recruiting

As the Presidential campaigns enter their final weeks, the organizations on both sides are trying to find more and more volunteers to get out the vote and tip the scales going into Nov. 6.

Gay Marriage Proponents, Detractors Both Call For Gallaudet Officer's Reinstatement

Both conservative groups and proponents of gay marriage support the reinstatement of a Gallaudet diversity officer suspended after signing a petition to put gay marriage on the Maryland ballot.

Contractor For Virginia GOP Charged For Destroying Voter Registrations

A contractor working for the Virginia Republican Party is facing 13 felony and misdemeanor counts for allegedly destroying registration forms of voters who weren't Republican.

Voter ID Requirements

Virginia state law now requires registered voters to present an approved ID to cast a regular ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

Polling Places and Times

Voters are encouraged to check their voting locations before heading to the polls.

Frequently Asked Questions For Voters In D.C., Maryland, And Virginia

Frequently asked questions for Nov. 6, 2012 voters in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.