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Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Oil Drilling Method Could Cause More Earthquakes

We may see more earthquakes in coming years, if oil companies begin a controversial drilling method in Virginia.

Va. Nuclear Power Plant To Undergo More Inspections

Dominion Virginia Power says it will delay restarting the nuclear reactors at a nuclear power plant near the epicenter of the earthquake that struck late last month.

Friday, September 2, 2011

D.C. Officer Held Without Bond For Off-Duty Shooting

D.C. police officer Kenneth Furr was not released on his own recognizance Friday. He's being held for assault with a deadly weapon for an incident that resulted in the shooting death of two transgender women.



Fewer Area Residents Traveling for Labor Day

Holiday travelers in the D.C. area can expect the usual bustle that come with Labor Day weekend, but transportation analysts do expect a few more people to simply stay home this year.

More Than 100 Arrested Protesting Oil Pipeline

A Maryland state senator and more than 100 other people were arrested in front of the White House for protesting a proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

Dominion TrailMix Event Gets Children Outdoors

The first annual Dominion TrailMix kicks off in Northern Virginia Saturday morning. Organizers hopes to raise money for programs that keep kids active.

Virginia Resident Charged With Making Terrorism Video

A man from Prince William County, Va. has been arrested for allegedly helping produce a video for a terrorist group.

Attorneys For Lululemon Suspect Say She Wasn't Informed Of Rights

Brittany Norwood is the primary suspect in the Lululemon murder.

Two detectives who interviewed a woman who claimed to have been attacked inside a Bethesda yoga clothing shop said they treated her as a victim and not as a suspect in the death of her co-worker, according to an AP report.

CQ Roll Call: Congress' Partisan Tone and Obama's Job Speech

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, as Congress comes back into session and President Barack Obama prepares his jobs speech.

WaPo's McCartney: D.C.'s Bond Rating and Pepco's Performance During Irene

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of some of this week's top news including a possible downgrade in the District's bond rating and Pepco's performance during Hurricane Irene.

Metro Track Work Scheduled Throughout Labor Day Weekend

The Metro will experience delays Labor Day weekend.

Track work will cause delays on Metro's Blue and Orange lines over the Labor Day weekend.

Glenarden Woods Reopens, Parents Complain Of Poor Communication With School

Glenarden Woods Elementary is open. The Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is the last school in Prince George's County to get back power and open its doors.

Virginia Looking To Revitalize Areas Dependent On Tobacco Farming

A panel in Virginia is debating how the state's portion of the national tobacco settlement can be used to revitalize areas that have been dependent on tobacco farming.