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Thursday, September 8, 2011

D.C. Launches Terrorism Reporting Site

The Metropolitan Police Department is launching a new program that encourages average citizens to do their part in helping to prevent terrorism by  keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior. 

9/11 Events At National Cathedral Moved

After yesterday's crane accident, the National Cathedral will have to move events scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 this weekend to the Kennedy Center.

Virginia Targets Human Trafficking

Virginia is targeting popular websites like Craigslist and Backpage.com in a crackdown on human trafficking in the state.

Dental Health Survey Paints Bleak Picture For Low-Income Northern Va. Residents

A new survey reveals 16 percent of low-income Northern Virginia residents have not gone to a dentist in more than five years, compared with 3 percent of those with higher incomes.

Flooding Cripples Region For A Second Day


Flooding throughout D.C. region causes stranded motorists, high standing water, and some government and school closures.

Md. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown On Military Service Post-9/11

Anthony G. Brown

As the highest ranking U.S. politician to serve in the Iraq War, Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony Brown offers his insight on service in a post-9/11 world.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love Story


Monday, January 1, 2001

Metro Connection awards


Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters' Association Awards: Best Public Affairs Program; Best Documentary/In-Depth Reporting for freelancer Dan Charles' "Whole School Makeover;" Best Specialty Reporting for Sabri Ben-Achour's "A Stingray by Another Name Would Taste the Same;" Best Use of Natural Sound for Kavitha Cardoza's "Bringing Home the Fallen."

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Va. Police Warn Of Identity Theft Over Phone

Va. police have heard of at least four cases of a man with an indian accent attempting to scam residents out of their personal information over the phone.

D.C. Mayor's Deputy Chief Of Staff Resigns

The deputy chief of staff for D.C. mayor Vincent Gray resigned Wednesday, in response to accusations that she voted illegally in the D.C. primary.

FBI, DHS Issue Warnings For Small Planes, General Aviation

An alert has been issued by federal counter-terrorism officials urging pilots and workers to keep an eye out for suspicious activity at smaller private airports during this weekend’s observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.