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Friday, March 18, 2011

Arrest Made In Connection With Homicide At Lululemon

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police have arrested 27-year-old Brittany Norwood in connection with the murder at the Lulumon Athletica Yoga store in Bethesda on March 11.

Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about Sulaimon Brown's accusations against Mayor Vincent Brown, the new bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland, and the bill changing Price George's County Council's role in the development process.

Necklace With Hebrew Inscription Found At Scene Of Home Explosion

New details are emerging about an explosion at a mansion in Potomac, Md., as police and FBI officials work to unravel mysterious clues in the case.

Gray Says He Will Cooperate With House Probe Of Brown Allegations

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will fully cooperate with a House oversight committee's investigation into the allegations made by Sulaimon Brown.

D.C. Council Scrutinizes 'Fully-Loaded' SUVs

Lawmakers in the District continue to scrutinize how the city leases vehicles for government use.

Four Young Students Ingest Cocaine At School

D.C. police are trying to find out more about what happened at Thomson Elementary School, where a student brought cocaine to school and shared with other students.

Loudoun May Withdraw Funding From Dulles Metrorail

Cost estimates continue to rise for the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail project -- from Herndon to Dulles Airport and beyond. And now Loudoun County may withdraw its share of the funding for the project.

Weekend Fundraiser Planned For Still Crippled Haiti

With daily updates of disastrous conditions in Japan, last winters earthquake in Haiti may seem like a distant memory. But there is still a lot recovery work to be done there.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maryland News Roundup

The House education appropriates subcommittee boosted school aid for the next fiscal year, and University of Maryland lobbies in favor of in-state tuition for undocumented students, while College Park has taken a quieter, but favorable, position.

Anne Arundel County Executive Under Investigation

In Maryland, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold is under investigation for using his police security detail to campaign, including picking up campaign checks and removing an opponent's yard signs.

Latest Maryland News

House lawmakers are slated to take up a bill to increase the bonding authority of the University System of Maryland and the Constellation is heading back to Baltimore's Inner Harbor following repairs.

Latest D.C. News

Four children are at a hospital after reportedly swallowing or sniffing cocaine at Thomson Elementary School in D.C. on Thursday.

Latest Virginia News

The tobacco industry argues menthol cigarettes aren't riskier than regular cigarettes, and eight children and one adult were injured when a Suffolk elementary school bus collided with a van.

SoberRide Offers Free Cab Rides

Those who drink too much celebrating St. Patrick's Day can avoid getting behind the wheel by dialing up a free cab service.

Power Breakfast: Gas Price Hearings On Capitol Hill

From Capitol News Connection:

High fuel prices are more than a seasonal consumer nuisance. Prices of all kinds of goods, including food, go up. Poor and rural communities take the brunt of it.