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Sunday, June 19, 2011

FBI Investigating 'Suspicious Activity' At Ronald Reagan National Airport

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m.: A man has been taken into custody for making a bomb threat that caused authorities to divert a U.S. Airways flight to Reagan National Airport Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weather Delays Third Round Of The U.S. Open

Round three of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. got underway a little late this today. ??Several players still had to finish their second round this morning, after lightning prematurely ended play late Friday.

National 9/11 Flag Tour Comes To Frederick

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.

Virginia Redistricting Plan Approved by Department of Justice

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli says the U.S. Justice Department has approved the state's legislative redistricting plan.

Ocean City Retracts Free Gas Giveaway

In Maryland, the Ocean City Council is reversing an earlier decision to put $100,000 worth of free gas into the tanks of visiting tourists this summer.

Friday, June 17, 2011

WaPo's McCartney: Ehrlich Aide Indicted Over Robocalls Case, Allen Releases Economic Blueprint, MoCo Dealing With Traffic from U.S. Open

Robert McCartney talks about the top stories going on around the region, including the indictment of a senior aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich over robocalls, the release of George Allen's economic blueprint, and the traffic effects from the U.S. Open on Montgomery County.

One Man In Custody As Police Investigate Suspicious Vehicle Near Pentagon

Authorities are investigating a suspicious vehicle that was found in the bushes near the Pentagon's north parking lot early this morning. Several major roads have been shut down around the Pentagon, tying up traffic for the morning commute.

Richmond Begins Restoring Former Slave Burial Ground

The city of Richmond is working to build a memorial to slaves believed to be buried at a site in Virginia's capital city. For years, the site was covered by a paved parking lot, but this spring, the city removed the asphalt to clear the way for a memorial.

Clifton Elementary Staff and Alumni to Celebrate School's Legacy

Residents in the small town of Clifton, in Fairfax County, have just a few more days before the town's elementary school closes for good.

U.S. Open: Andres Gonzales Feels Nerves During First Round

Rory McIlroy has a commanding lead after the first round at the US Open at Congressional Country Club. The rest of the golfers will be chasing the Northern Ireland native today, including a colorful rookie making his first U.S. Open start.

U.S. Open: Funk Looks To Make Cut Today

College Park, Maryland native Fred Funk has his work cut out for him as he tries to make the cut at the U.S. Open today at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Lawmakers Look To Move Past Weiner Scandal

Several of the region's lawmakers say it's good that New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned. Maryland Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger says it's time to move on.

Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council are pushing back a major decision about the future of the city's waterfront.

Lincoln Letters Head to Auction

Letters written by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Abraham Lincoln are headed to auction, revealing each man's deeply felt views as the Civil War divided the nation.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Father's Day is here and the right event is near.

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