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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Found Safe After Carjacking In Anacostia

A baby boy is back home in Southeast Washington after the SUV he was in this morning was carjacked from a driveway in Anacostia.

Shooting At DC USA Concerns Neighbors

Four years, almost to the day of DC USA's grand opening in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, there was a shooting at the District's largest retail operation.

Maryland Considers Smoking Ban In Kid-Laden Cars

Maryland lawmakers will take another look Monday at a bill that would ban smoking in cars with children less than 8 years old in the vehicle.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Robert Griffith III Is Redskins-Bound, As NFL Approves Trade

Heisman-winner and former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffith III is expected to head to Washington D.C. in the draft this year, after the NFL approves a trade during which the Redskins shipped away three future draft picks.

Laws Boosting Business Pass Virginia Assembly

A budget continues to elude the Commonwealth, but a slate of business-friendly provisions passed through Virginia's General Assembly to the delight of business advocates.

Stakes Rise In Virginia After Failure To Pass Budget

The Virginia legislative session ended on Saturday, leaving the commonwealth without a budget for the first time since 2001. The implications, experts say, could be far-reaching.

Maryland Students Suspended For Trying To Organize Walkout

Students at Northwestern High School in Prince George's County organized a walkout to protest what they say are unsanitary conditions, but the school's principal squashed the effort before it started.

Virginia Wineries Create Passport For Civil War Sesquicentennial

With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorated this year in Virginia, area wineries are participating in a ceremony  to showcase the best the commonwealth has on offer.

CQ Roll Call: Republicans Not Worried About Bartlett In The Primary, O'Malley And McDonnell On Different Timetables

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett faces a crowded field of challengers for Maryland's primary in three weeks.

Virginia Scholar To Write Prequel To Godfather Series

An author in Virginia has won the coveted assignment of writing the prequel for the Godfather series, but there's a last-minute twist.

UMD Student Arrested For Threatening Shooting Rampage

A 19-year-old University of Maryland student has been arrested for threatening to go on a shooting rampage on campus.

Gaithersburg Priest Placed On Leave For Intimidating Behavior

A Gaithersburg Catholic priest has been placed on leave, after he reportedly denied communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral.

Election Year May Hinder Congressional Productivity

With this year's election heating up, members of Congress say they aren't expecting to accomplish much this year.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Road Closures For St. Patrick's Day Race And Parade

A number of streets in downtown D.C. will be closed due to the St. Patrick's Day parade and 8K race.

Moran Pushes To Streamline Care For Terminally Ill Kids

Rep. Jim Moran is pushing for legislation that would make it easier to provide treatment for seriously ill children.