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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Funding Needed For PG County Domestic Violence Center

The Domestic Violence Center in Prince George's County has been helping victims for a year, but some are concerned that budget problems in Maryland could affect their operation.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Hill: Deficit Deal Unlikely, Cuts Could Hurt Military

Leaders on Capitol Hill have expressed pessimism about the prospect of striking a deficit deal, and The Hill's Alex Bolton says the military may feel the failure worst.

Fairfax Man Arrested For Sexual Assault, Impersonating Police

Police in Fairfax County have arrested a man accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting two women earlier this month.

Glenn Ivey To Run For Congress

Former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn Ivey, a Democrat, plans to challenge Rep. Donna Edwards (D) for her 4th District congressional seat.

Romney Campaigns In Va., O'Malley Rallies For Obama in Md.

Big names from both major political parties are campaigning in the D.C. region today.

Baltimore Gets FEMA Aid For Hurricane Irene Cleanup

FEMA will grant federal funding for Hurricane Irene cleanup to several counties and and the city of Baltimore in Maryland.

As Deadline Nears, Pessimism About Super Committee

The Congressional super committee charged with cutting the federal deficit will hold another public hearing today, but observers aren't expecting the meeting to accomplish much.

Metro: Bethesda Escalators Are At End Of Useful Life

Commuters find little comfort in Metro's response to ongoing Bethesda station escalator outages.

Woman Found Not Guilty In Poop-Scoop Trial

A Fairfax County woman was found not guilty in a case that accused her of violating the county's pet pooper-scooper law.

Finding Work, And Housing, For D.C.'s Homeless Vets

Combating homelessness among veterans remains a top priority for D.C.'s Office of Veterans Affairs.

7-Eleven Hiring Event Big Draw For D.C.'s Unemployed

Esayas Ayele shakes hands with his new employer

D.C.'s One City, One Hire program has made good on its promises to link unemployed workers with potential employers. More than 300 people have gotten jobs through the program so far, city officials say.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 26

Moby’s photography, test tube theater and the jazzy vocals of Loide Jorge.

Occupy Baltimore Asked To Scale Back

The Occupy Baltimore protesters near Inner Harbor are being asked to scale back their presence.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

At Lululemon Trial, Prosecutor Reenacts Crime Scene

brittany norwood

The prosecuting attorney in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood wielded one of the alleged murder weapons in a dramatic reenactment of the prosecutions version of events Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia Works To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

The commonwealth of Virginia is seeking ways to curb Shaken Baby Syndrome, a form of child abuse that can have devastating consequences.