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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baltimore Gets FEMA Aid For Hurricane Irene Cleanup

FEMA will grant federal funding for Hurricane Irene cleanup to several counties and and the city of Baltimore in Maryland.

As Deadline Nears, Pessimism About Super Committee

The Congressional super committee charged with cutting the federal deficit will hold another public hearing today, but observers aren't expecting the meeting to accomplish much.

Metro: Bethesda Escalators Are At End Of Useful Life

Commuters find little comfort in Metro's response to ongoing Bethesda station escalator outages.

Woman Found Not Guilty In Poop-Scoop Trial

A Fairfax County woman was found not guilty in a case that accused her of violating the county's pet pooper-scooper law.

Finding Work, And Housing, For D.C.'s Homeless Vets

Combating homelessness among veterans remains a top priority for D.C.'s Office of Veterans Affairs.

7-Eleven Hiring Event Big Draw For D.C.'s Unemployed

Esayas Ayele shakes hands with his new employer

D.C.'s One City, One Hire program has made good on its promises to link unemployed workers with potential employers. More than 300 people have gotten jobs through the program so far, city officials say.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 26

Moby’s photography, test tube theater and the jazzy vocals of Loide Jorge.

Occupy Baltimore Asked To Scale Back

The Occupy Baltimore protesters near Inner Harbor are being asked to scale back their presence.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

At Lululemon Trial, Prosecutor Reenacts Crime Scene

brittany norwood

The prosecuting attorney in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood wielded one of the alleged murder weapons in a dramatic reenactment of the prosecutions version of events Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia Works To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

The commonwealth of Virginia is seeking ways to curb Shaken Baby Syndrome, a form of child abuse that can have devastating consequences.

Quantico Brig Closing By End Of Year

The Marine Brig in Quantico, Virginia that once housed Bradley Manning will be closing by the end of the year.

VDOT Releases Bicycle Policy Plan

The Virginia Department of Transportation released their new Bicycle Policy Plan, which focuses on community outreach and building bike-friendly infrastructure.

Sulaimon Brown Traffic Case Goes To Trial

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving with a suspended license, and will go to trial.

Rep. Edwards Tours Domestic Violence Center

Congresswoman Donna Edwards is visiting a center for victims of domestic violence in Prince George's County, in an effort to drum up attention and resources for victims.

Montgomery County Troubleshoots Bethesda Metro Escalators

Montgomery County is hoping to find a way to keep escalators from shutting down at the Bethesda Metro station.