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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roving Art Gallery Rolls Into The District

The District got a visit from a roaming art gallery this week, and its owner just didn’t want to leave.

Ford's Theatre Honoring Julie Andrews And Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Ford's Theatre in Washington is honoring Julie Andrews and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for their contributions that exemplify President Abraham Lincoln's legacy.

ParkMobile To Provide Pay-By-Phone Parking Meter Service In D.C.

The D.C. Department of Transportation has selected ParkMobile to provide its new pay-by-phone parking meter system.

Dancing Protesters Return To Jefferson Memorial In Defiance

Tourists visiting the Jefferson Memorial got more than they bargained for this weekend, as Park Police temporarily shut down the memorial after the return of some dancing protesters.

Police Investigate Early Morning Sexual Assault in Herndon

In Virginia, Fairfax County police are investigating a sexual assault that they say occurred early Saturday morning in Herndon.

Rocket Launch From Virginia's Eastern Shore Will Test New Technologies

A rocket launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore is planned this week to test new technologies.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pink-Filled Streets For The Race For The Cure

Thousands of runners hit the streets of downtown D.C. Saturday morning for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Former Account Manager Gets Seven Years for Stealing from Clients

In Virginia, a former account manager at Wachovia Bank has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from her clients' accounts.

State Party Leaders Face More Uncertainty for 2011 Election Season

In Virginia, the announcement by veteran State Sen. William Wampler that he will not seek re-election is yet another sign that the General Assembly will change significantly after November’s elections.

F-18 Superhornet Named as Replacement for Grounded Air Show Headliner

In Maryland, organizers say the Navy's F-18 Super Hornet will headline the 4th annual Ocean City Air Show next weekend. But, that was not the original plan.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Jury Still Out on Endocrine Disruptors, Research Continues

Endocrine disruptors – chemicals that mimic hormones – come from pharmaceuticals and detergents that degrade in the water. They've been linked to intersex fish in the Potomac, but it's not known if they're affecting people.

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Woman And Baby Found Dead

A police officer in the District has been charged with murdering a woman in Prince George's County, Md.

D.C. Police Officer Charged With First-Degree Murder

Prince George's County police has charged 39-year-old Richmond Phillips, an employee of the Metropolitan Police Department, with one count of first-degree murder.

Bus Driver In Fatal Crash Charged With Manslaughter

The driver in the bus crash this week that killed four people on I-95 in Virginia is facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Delays On Metro's Blue Line This Weekend

Metro riders can expect significant delays on the Blue line this weekend due to maintenance work.