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Monday, November 28, 2011

Virginia Community College Offering Childcare

A Virginia Community College is offering childcare on the campus in hopes of encouraging younger mothers to continue their education.

Capitals Fire Head Coach Bruce Boudreau

Bruce Boudreau's time with the Washington Capitals hockey team has come to an end, as the organization fired the head coach and hired his replacement early this morning.

Va. Farm Bureau To Fight Eminent Domain Again In 2012

Virginia farmers will continue their push this week to minimize the state's use of eminent domain to take farmlands.

MoCo Police Seek Suspect In 3 Wheaton Kidnappings

Police believe the same man is responsible for the kidnappings and robberies of three elderly men at the Westfield Wheaton shopping center this weekend. The suspect has not yet been apprehended.

DCFD: From Horse-Drawn To Horsepower

One of D.C.'s century-old fire companies celebrated its 100th anniversary this weekend, celebrating a time when jumping on the rig involved a bit and saddle. Engine 24's equine members are long gone, but the memory of them lives on.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MADD Rolls Out New Campaign In Virginia

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is teaming up with Virginia police to raise awareness against drunk driving.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 28

A Theatre of Objects, Studio's going Bust and lots of mousetraps.

Thousands Of Tree Seedlings To Be Planted In Virginia

More than 30,000 tree seedlings will be planted across the state of Virginia this spring, thanks to a donation from a Northern Virginia furniture store.

Deer Meat Donations On Decline In Virginia

Deer meat donations to Virginia's Hunters for the Hungry program are down 40 percent this year.

1 Dead, 5 Injured In Dupont Circle Shootings, Stabbings

One man is dead, and five others are injured after multiple shootings and stabbings in Dupont Circle early Sunday morning.

American Students Arrested In Egypt Released, Home With Families

The three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo last week arrived home late Saturday.

Obama and Daughters Support Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, one local bookstore received a surprise that garnered much attention: a visit from President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Cyber Monday Buyers Plan To Shop From Work

According to a survey, nearly 60 percent of people with online access at their jobs will search for holiday gifts from their desks this Cyber Monday.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

String Of Cab Robberies Hits D.C.

Police are warning people of a string of robberies involving criminals posing as passengers in taxicabs.

Salisbury In Top 5 Of Most Dangerous Cities To Live

Maryland's small Eastern Shore city, Salisbury, is ranked in the top five of most dangerous cities in America to live in.