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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MoCo Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man

Police in Montgomery County are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man from Gaithersburg who his family says suffers from dementia.

Maryland Redistricting Plan Signed Into Law

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley approved legislation Thursday that will shift the borders of the state's congressional districts in Democrats' favor.

Immigration Status Off-Limits For D.C. Police

D.C. police are now prohibited from asking about a person's immigration status when they make an arrest, thanks to a new executive order from mayor Vincent Gray.

Special Ed. Teacher Arrested For Sex Offenses

A special education teacher who works in Rockville, Md. was arrested Wednesday after conducting sexually explicit chats with undercover officers he believed to be underage girls.

First Responders Train For Terrorism, Emergency Rescues

blackhawk helicopter

Capital Shield 2012, a joint exercise between area first responders and the military that simulates rescues from terrorist attacks and natural disasters, wrapped up on Wednesday.

Sluggish Housing Sinks Alexandria Budget

The city manager in Alexandria is anticipating a budget shortfall in fiscal 2013, largely driven by sluggish growth in the real estate market.

DNA Implicates Stepfather In Jessica Nguyen Murder

Jessica Nguyen in school picture

Police have arrested the stepfather of 11-year-old Jessica Nguyen in connection with her murder in May.

Heavy Delays On I-95/I-395 In Virginia This Morning

Several incidents, including emergency paving work at I-95 and the Prince William Parkway, are tying up traffic during the morning commute in Virginia this morning.

Surveillance Video Led Police To Body In William McQuain Search

Police chief Thomas Manger announces developments

Police are examining security video that let them to the body of William McQuain while neighbors and classmates mourn the terrible loss of the 11-year-old.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 19

Critical auction, celebrated dance and the kings and queens of karaoke.

Mistakes Found In D.C. Redistricting Map

Several technical errors found in the planned D.C. redistricting map will need to be revisited by the D.C. Council in November.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 20

virginia chamber orchestra

Georgetown and Gallaudet address disabled communities and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra opens another season of classics.

More Than 200 Area Bridges "Structurally Deficient"

A new report by Transportation for America identifies 215 bridges in the D.C. area as structurally deficient and in dire need of repair or replacement.

Stores Empty At Prince William Food Pantry

A food pantry in Prince William county will have to temporarily shutter its doors until it can muster enough donations of food and money to continue to serve the community.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Reforms Needed For Virginia State Leave System


Virginia has hundreds of millions of unfunded liabilities on the books in the form of unused leave for state employees, a potential financial crisis in the making.