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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Woman And Toddler Jump Out of Car To Escape Carjacker

A woman jumped out of her car with her toddler onto the Beltway to escape a carjacker.

Roger Clemens Trial: Judge Declares Mistrial

The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' perjury trial has declared a mistrial this morning due to evidence he believed would prejudice the jury against the former baseball star.

Fenty Takes Job At D.C. Law Firm

Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty is joining a D.C. law firm, NBC Washington reports. He will become special counsel at Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C., according to the firm.

Arlington Man Sentenced For Stealing $218,000 From FTC

A former supply clerk for the Federal Trade Commission has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases.

Judge Throws Out Chesapeake Residents' Coal Ash Lawsuit

Hundreds of Chesapeake, Virginia, residents plan to refile a $1 billion coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power after a judge threw it out last week, according to the Associated Press.

Virginia Redistricting: Lawmakers At An Impasse

An architect of Virginia's new Congressional redistricting plan says Democrats and Republicans can't agree on how to move forward.

Frederick Co. To Address Meeting Prayer

In Maryland, Frederick County Commissioners are considering loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy, according to the Associated Press.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

African and Native American lives, visions of faith, and Mexico via Nat Geo.

Montgomery County Council Passes Smoking Ban Extension

Council members in Montgomery County have extended the county's smoking ban to include more common areas, including those in private apartment complexes.

Md. Officials Urge People Not To Move Firewood Due To Invasive Beetle

All Maryland counties west of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna river are under a firewood quarantine due to an invasive beetle, the emerald ashborer, spreading faster than expected.

Montgomery County Police Investigating Hate Crime In Cloverly

About two dozen residents of the Spencerville neighborhood in Cloverly, Maryland got a rude awakening this morning when they woke to find their cars vandalized.

Gray Says Gun Ban Solution On the Way

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says a solution to the city’s de facto ban on handguns is in the works.

The Redskins Are Going Green

The Washington Redskins plans to install solar panels this September at FedExField in Landover Maryland. There'll also be panels installed in the stadium's parking lot.

Charlie Sheen Escort Routine Says Report

A new District of Columbia inspector general's report says there was nothing unusual about the police escort given to actor Charlie Sheen, according to A.P.

New Montgomery County Facility Will Cost 'Nothing' Eventually

In Maryland, leaders in Montgomery County broke ground on a new facility they hope will spur development near the Shady Grove Metro Station.

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