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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jury For Currie Trial Reconvenes Monday

The jury in a bribery case against a former Maryland state senator reconvenes Monday.

Teens Charged For Assaulting Kids Over Candy

Five teens are charged for allegedly assaulting two kids for their Halloween candy.

Virginia Inmate Convicted For Sending Blood-Smeared Letters To Officials

A Virginia inmate was found guilty in U.S. Federal Court for sending threatening letters to President Obama, local judges and a federal agent.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Virginia Elections: High Stakes, But Low Turnout Expected

Virginia voters will head to the polls for state and local elections Tuesday, and the state senate could change hands depending on the day's outcome.

Students Get Answers At Career Fair

At a job fair Saturday morning, Montgomery County Maryland high school students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.

Driver Not Charged For Striking Three At Occupy D.C. Protest

The driver who was involved with hitting three Occupy D.C. protesters in downtown D.C. Friday night will not be charged.

Voters Picked 'Rosebud' For Ferret's Name

After more than 1,000 online votes, the 6-month-old endangered black-footed ferret has a new name.

Cub Scouts Plant Trees In Montgomery County

There are sections of Montgomery County with low tree cover, and a group Cub Scouts is working to fix that.

Leaders Hope Anacostia Trails Will Connect Communities

Local leaders were on-hand to cut the ribbon on a new section of hiker/biker trails aimed at bringing the Anacostia and D.C. communities closer together.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Delaware Braces For Punkin Chunkin Championship

Prepared to be floored by a gourd: competitors will let the pumpkins fly in the 2011 Punkin Chunkin Championships in Deleware this weekend.

Hundreds Of Hams Help Veterans in Need

Thousands of veterans are saying thanks to a donation from Smithfield ham.

Five Red Line Stations Closed This Weekend

Five stations on Metro's Red Line will be closed this weekend for maintenance, but on a brighter note, the company plans to extend service for an extra hour for Daylight saving time.

Capitol Hill Restaurant Bounces Back

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The Tune Inn Restaurant, a prominent Capitol Hill watering hole, has finally recovered from a fire that forced employees to live off the generosity of their loyal customers for four months.

CQ Roll Call: Infrastructure Disagreement And The Super Committee Showdown

The usual Congressional gridlock is blocking spending bills on transportation infrastructure, and while there are mixed signals on a super committee compromise, few think the across-the-board cuts will actually take effect.

Time To Turn Back Clocks And Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight saving time ends this weekend, but fire officials are advising folks to tend to more than their clocks - they should also check their smoke alarms.