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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Suspect In Arundel Mills Double Homicide Shot Dead

Police have shot and killed the suspect linked to Friday night's double homicide outside Arundel Mills Mall.

Virginia Power Plant Restarts Operations

A nuclear power plant in Virginia has been given the green light to re-start operations, after shutting down due to damage from the earthquake last August.

Nats Catcher Wilson Ramos Rescued In Venezuela

The kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended Friday night, after Venezuelan police rescued him, and arrested five men linked to the abduction.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deal Reached On Dulles Extension Funding

An agreement has been struck that has secured funding for the second phase of construction for the Metro line to Dulles airport.

Recall Issued For Wegmans Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Don't eat those sweet potatoes! Wegmans has issued a recall on mashed sweet potatoes sold in area stores, citing contamination with bits of white plastic.

PG County Veterans Cemetery Gets Grant

The Maryland Veterans Cemetary in Cheltenham has been the fortunate recipient of a $1.7 million federal grant to help with upkeep.

Hackers Steal Personal Data From VCU


Servers at Virginia Commonwealth University were hacked recently, exposing the personal information of tens of thousands of students and faculty.

Four Green Line Stations Closed For Weekend

Commuters beware! The MARC and VRE are closing early Friday, and four Green Line metro stations will be closed for the weekend.

CQ Roll Call: Super Committee At 'Make Or Break' Point

David Hawkings talks about the super commitee running up against their deadline, and the slimmest glimmer of bipartisanship coming from Congress this week.

WaPo's McCartney: Republicans Big Win, Ulysses Currie Was Acquitted

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives analysis on the Republicans' big win this week and the aftermath of State Sen. Ulysses Currie's trial.

Virginia's Offshore Battle: Wind Vs. Oil Drilling

Comparing advocates' claims when it comes to offshore drilling versus offshore wind power in Virginia.

First Female Episcopal Bishop Installed In D.C.

Interfaith Voices host Maureen Fiedler talks with Reverend Mariann Budde, who is being installed as the first female Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C.

Returning From Battle, Veterans Fight Unemployment

On Veteran's Day, local Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are reminding employers of the value of hiring returning servicemen and women.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Virginia Sen. Houck Concedes Loss

Republicans now control all three statewide offices in Virginia, as state senator Edd Houck has conceded a narrow loss in District 17.

Senate Approves Veterans' Jobs Bill

The region’s U.S. senators helped pass legislation that’s expected to help both unemployed veterans and businesses in the area.