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Friday, August 26, 2011

D.C. Police Officer Charged with DUI, Shooting

A D.C. Police Officer has been charged with DUI and assault with a dangerous weapon after a shooting near 1st and Pearce Streets Northwest. Police are looking into whether the incident was motivated by bias.

PEPCO Warnings Prompt Residents To Snap Up Emergency Supplies

Stores around the D.C. area are packed, as residents heed the warning from PEPCO to purchase supplies in anticipation of the possible power outages from Hurricane Irene.

D.C. Water Urges Residents to Report Drain Problems, Stock Up On Water

D.C. Water says it's making preparations to limit flooding and maintain the drinking water supply during Hurricane Irene, but says the public should still prepare for local flooding and water outages.

WaPo's McCartney: D.C. Region Braces For Hurricane Irene, Political Climate In Va. Looks Good For Republicans

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis on this week's top stories including how the region will cope with Hurricane Irene and any trends that developed from this week's primaries in Virginia.

D.C. Region Braces For Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene barrels up the Atlantic Coast, government officials, emergency service providers, and utility companies are bracing for the worst.

MLK Memorial Dedication Postponed

Sunday's ceremonies to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial have been postponed.

Hurricane Irene Forces First Ocean City Evacuation Since 1985

Ocean City, Md. is evacuating for the first time in 26 years as the region braces for the potential wrath of Hurricane Irene.

Pretty Good Odds Of Dismissal On D.C. Traffic Tickets

Good news for D.C. drivers: as it turns out, the chances for getting a traffic ticket thrown out in the District are pretty good.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tips On What To Do To Prepare For A Hurricane

Officials are urging people to take the necessary precautions in advance of the nasty weather expected next week from Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Local Immigration Activists Speak To Secure Communities Task Force

The Secure Communities program is a federal immigration enforcement program that aims to identify and deport undocumented immigrants who pose a threat to public safety. But Arlington County and the District have tried to "opt out" of the program for fear it will lead to racial profiling. Now ICE is trying to make the Secure Communities program more acceptable.

Culpeper, Va. Still Assessing Damage Days After Quake

Two days after the earthquake the shook the entire east coast, the town of Culpeper, Va. is still surveying the damage to its numerous historic buildings.

32 Schools Closed In Prince George's County

More than 30 schools in Prince George's County will remain closed today because of ongoing structural tests to gauge damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

Earthquake Damage To National Cathedral Will Cost Millions

Officials at the National Cathedral say it will cost millions of dollars to repair the damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

Montgomery County Company Tracking Hurricane Irene With New Technology

As Hurricane Irene approaches the D.C. area, a Montgomery County company is using lightning to track the storm in a new way.

Va. Governor Urges Residents To Prep Early For Hurricane Irene

With relatively minor damage and no loss of life as a result of Tuesday's earthquake, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is putting that disaster on the back burner to focus on the hurricane expected to hit the commonwealth this weekend.

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