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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hundreds Of Birds Killed At Wind Facility

Hundreds of dead birds are causing environmentalists to seek better safety measures at wind facilities.

Maryland Casinos Losing The Gamble

Less money means less gambling, as two Maryland casinos take a hit due to tough economic times.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Coworkers, Neighbors Testify In Lululemon Trial

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Witness testimony continued Friday in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood. Eila Rab, a coworker, testified that Norwood asked for Jayna Murray's number so she could be let back into the Lululemon store.

Missing Eight-Year-Old Autistic Boy Found

Young Robbie Wood Jr., who went missing in North Anna Battlefield Park on Sunday, has been found, according to reports.

Four Green Line Stations Closed For Weekend

Another weekend, another round of track work causing Metro closings. Four Green Line stations will be closed, and single tracking hits the Red and Orange lines.

Former Alexandria Teacher Sentenced For Child Porn

A teacher who worked in Alexandria until earlier this year was sentenced to 30 years in prsion for producing child pornography.

CQ Roll Call: Signs Of Compromise On Super Committee?

House leaders seemed willing to discuss compromise on the super committee's task to cut at least $1.2 trillion out of the federal deficit by Thanksgiving. 

WaPo's McCartney: Edwards Faces Challenges, D.C. Ethics Reform, Politicians Testify For Currie

The Maryland Congressional redistricting makes next year's election for Rep. Donna Edwards more challenging. Meanwhile, a list of high-profile politicians has come to testify on a former state senator's behalf.

Tracking Snow Plows In Prince George's Co.

Prince George’s Department of Public Works is already bracing for Blizzard 2011, and snow plows hit the streets for a dry run equipped with a new real-time tracking system.

Alexandria Waterfront Opponents To Release Alternative

The plan to build hotels and other development along the waterfront in Alexandria still isn't sitting well with some residents. A group of opponents will release an alternative scheme that scales back the development this weekend.

Students Move Into Cruise Ship Dormitory

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St. Mary's College in Maryland is getting creative when it comes to emergency housing for students, giving a whole new meaning to 'Semester at Sea.'

Lawsuit Filed Against Maryland Redistricting Map

Maryland's redistricting plan for Congressional districts, which was approved last week, is facing its first legal challenge.

'Anonymous' Commentary: Shakespeare's One Of Us

A new film out today called Anonymous questions the authorship of Shakespeare’s works and are based on the premise that British nobleman Edward de Vere was responsible for his enduring plays. Commentator Norman Allen, a playwright and an educator, cries foul at the notion that only the elite can achieve greatness.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Marine Corps Marathon 2011 Road Closures

Runners are set to hit the pavement for the Marine Corps Marathon today, which means residents and drivers should prepare for numerous road closures in the District and Arlington.

Maryland Tolls Increase Today

Commuting is getting a little more expensive for drivers traveling through some Maryland bridges and tunnels.

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