Local News from WAMU 88.5

Monday, July 9, 2012

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 9

A discussion for those who "don't get it" and the art of cooling down.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

FEMA To Monitor Nuclear Drills At Virginia Plant

Virginia emergency personnel and Dominion will respond to a simulated nuclear emergency this week at the North Anna Power Station.

Farm Business For War Veteran Grows

The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is 95 percent, but one former Marine is bucking the trend and experiencing a booming business.

Low Mortgage Rates Prompt D.C. Area Home Sales

Home sales are up in the D.C. Metro area due to record-low mortgage rates.

Shenandoah Valley Farmhouse Goes Historic

The Shenandoah Valley farmhouse has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Data Reveals New Details On Virginia Car Title Lenders

New details on Virginia's car title lenders have state regulators scrutinizing the industry.

Hundreds To Participate In Renewal & Remembrance Day

Hundreds of landscapers from across the country will head to Arlington National Cemetery Monday for the annual Renewal & Remembrance Day.

Alternate Emergency Number Available For D.C. Area

Individuals should call 2-1-1 for emergency situations that are not life-threatening.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

House Lawmakers Divided Over Farm Bill

House lawmakers face the farm bill when they return from their July 4 recess.

'Heat Kink' Likely Cause Of Metro Derailment

Metro investigators say a "heat kink" was the likely cause of Friday's train derailment on the Green Line.

Maryland Lawmakers Continue Gambling Talks

Gov. Martin O'Malley will not call a special session next week to discuss gambling expansion, even though a decision has not been made.

Ocean City Considers Smoking Ban

Ocean City officials are considering joining the non-smoking trend.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Green Line Train Derails

Metro is experiencing significant delays after a train derailed on the Green Line.

Spiritual Leader Hands Out Hugs

An Indian spiritual leader is drawing thousands of people into an Alexandria ballroom... all of them coming for one thing: a hug.

Record-Breaking Heat Hits D.C. Area

The D.C. area experienced record-breaking heat on Saturday, as temperatures reached 105 degrees.