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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Suspect Arrested In Alexandria Barbershop Shooting

A suspect is in custody after a deadly shooting in a Fairfax County shopping center Wednesday.

Police arrested Hung T. Nguyen of Annandale, Va. late Wednesday after he turned himself in at a Fairfax County police station. Nguyen has been charged with murder.

Construction Workers Demand Rights

Local construction workers are accusing a subcontractor of rights violations and demanding accountability by the federal government.

Metro To Formulate Budget Menu

Metro is narrowing down its options to fill a $74 million gap in its budget for the coming fiscal year.

Proliferation of Food Trucks May Prompt Change in Law

The proliferation of food trucks has some D.C. lawmakers considering changes to how these mobile vendors are regulated and taxed. Right now, food trucks are exempted from the city's sales tax.

Author Reveals White House's Black History

Washington, D.C. is home to the most famous house in America: the White House. But for many African-Americans, this legendary building represents a rarely discussed history of exclusion and inequality.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

A craft show, an art festival, and other ways to shirk tax time.

Stink Bugs May Be Reunited With Old Nemesis

Stink Bugs were introduced from Asia to Allentown, Penn., in the '90s and have been spreading outward, including to the D.C. region. They're a nuisance in homes, but for farmers they're a dangerous pest that can destroy crops. The USDA is looking to control the insects by importing their natural predator: parasitic Asian wasp.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Shooting Suspect

Police say they think they know the man who shot two people at a barber shop in Bell View Shopping Center in Fairfax County, Va. They've issued a warrant for his arrest, but they're still trying to figure out where he is.

Construction Workers Demand Rights

Elected officials and a coalition of advocates from around the region are joining local construction workers to demand action against a company accused of ignoring the rights of workers.

Alcohol Tax Hike Yes, Gas Tax Hike No In Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly approved one tax hike, but shut down attempts to raise another.

Gray Says Plans For More Action Are Underway

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says more actions are being planned to bring attention to the city's lack of autonomy.

Police Search For Shooting Suspect In Virginia

Police in Fairfax County, Va., are now looking for a suspect who reportedly shot two people -- one fatally -- in a barber shop in the Belle View Shopping Center Wednesday afternoon.

Police Plan 'High Visibility' In Prince George's Metro Stations

Police plan to have a visible presence at 15 Metro station in Prince George's County, Md., during Wednesday's afternoon commute.

Sydney Harman, Newsweek Chairman And Harman/Kardon Founder, Dies

A man who's name was synonymous with high-end audio equipment has died. Syndey Harman died in Washington last night at the age of 92.

Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com: More than 150 bills were signed into law yesterday including one to allow police to use wiretaps to investigate human trafficking and one to implement federal health care reform.

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