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Friday, April 29, 2011

Latest Maryland News

BALTIMORE (AP) A high-ranking Baltimore school official has resigned after questions were raised about his education, which includes degrees from institutions criticized as "diploma mills." Kevin Seawright stepped down from a $135,000-a-year post as the public school system's deputy chief operating officer.

Latest Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Rescuers say a person has been pulled out of rubble in Washington County. Emergency management officials say the person was taken to a local hospital. A powerful tornado hit the Glade Spring area yesterday, packing winds of up to 165 miles per hour. Governor McDonnell is expected to tour the area today.

Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com CONSTELLATION-EXELON MERGER: Officials announced the $7.9 million merger between Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group and Chicago-based Exelon Corp. with many incentives for ratepayers, including a $100 credit for each Baltimore Gas and Electric Household, reports Hanah Cho of the Sun. Scott Dance of the Baltimore Business Journal reported that Exelon proposed the merger. WBAL has video.

Translators Hope Royal Wedding Will Highlight Profession

With all eyes on the royal wedding, most people don't stop and think about the translators and interpreters it takes to bring the event to life around the world.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

D.C. Police To Crack Down On Littering

Police in the District will soon begin cracking down on litter-bugs. Fines begin at $75.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

A motley crew, Korean cinema, District dance, and the electric years of Mr. Miles Davis.

Residents At Juvenile Detention Center Learn Russian Literature

The Russian novelist Mikhail Lermontov published his book, "A Hero of our Time," more than 160 years ago. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t still resonate with readers today.

Former DCPS Teacher Faces More Allegations Of Inappropriate Sexual Relationships

Four more women allege former D.C. Public Schools teacher Robert Weismiller had inappropriate sexual relationships with them when they were students in Prince George's County, Md., and Prince William County, Va., in the 1970s and '80s.

D.C. Police Chief Says Man Shot By Police Had BB Gun

The 18-year-old man shot and killed by police in the District Tuesday was carrying a BB gun, not an actual firearm, says D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Local Places To Celebrate The Royal Wedding

If your invitation to the Royal Wedding was lost in the mail fear not, there are ways to celebrate here in the Washingon metro area.

Funeral Service For Former Maryland Governor Schaefer

In Maryland, three days of ceremonies for former governor William Donald Schaefer concluded with a funeral service in Baltimore, the city where he served four colorful terms as mayor.

Northern Va. Residents Wake Up To Minor Storm Damage

In Virginia, five people are dead after a line of powerful storms swept across the state late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Several thousand people still remain without power, and the governor has declared a state of emergency.

Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday In Montgomery County

For residents of Montgomery County, this weekend is the time to clean out that medicine cabinet. The county's police department is holding a prescription drug take-back day Saturday at several police stations.

Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency

UPDATE: Officials have reduced the number of storm deaths in Virginia to five, rather than eight. Four of the five deaths were in Washington County.

Healthy Schools: D.C. Tries To Teach Students Good Habits

Four out of every 10 D.C. public school students are overweight or obese. The D.C. City Council passed the Healthy Schools Act as a way to tackle the problem.