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Monday, August 1, 2011

Parking Amnesty Begins In D.C.

Drivers who owe old traffic fines in D.C. are catching a break starting today.

CQ Roll Call: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached On Capitol Hill

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the debt ceiling deal that was finally reached on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Heat: High Temps Expected Through Wednesday

While the humidity is expected to lighten up today, D.C.'s heat wave is expected to continue at least through Wednesday.

Police Seek Suspect That Stole Thousands Using ATM 'Skimmer'

Authorities in Calvert County, Md. are looking for a man who apparently installed a skimming device on an ATM last week.

Debt Ceiling Deal: Local Lawmakers Discuss Final Hours Of Negotiations

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are closely examining a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling and reduce the deficit announced by President Obama late last night.

Nondisclosure Agreements Given To City Employees Raise Questions

The office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has reportedly forced staffers to sign limited nondisclosure agreements during the past two weeks as part of a wide-ranging performance review of the city's government.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Car Tires And Rims Stolen From Commuters' Cars In Prince William Co.

Prince William County police say several commuters have returned to their cars this month to find that the tires and rims have been stolen from their vehicles.

Staffers In D.C. Mayor's Office Forced To Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

There are reports that the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has issued limited nondisclosure agreements to its staffers.

Debt Ceiling Talks Continue Between Democrats And Republicans

Washington is consumed with one issue, yet lawmakers still haven't figured out how to get both parties on board with raising the nation’s debt ceiling. ??

Scooter Crashes Skyrocket in Ocean City This Summer

In Ocean City, Md., police officials say there is a growing safety concern for tourists as accidents involving rental scooters soar this summer.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Opponents Of Montgomery County Teen Curfew Signed In Silver Spring

Opponents to a teen curfew in Montgomery County gathered support and signatures in downtown Silver Spring Friday night.

Loudoun County Fair Ends On A Hot Note

Carnival rides start early today at the Loudoun County Fair in Virginia, but crowds will have to brave high temperatures yet again.

Volunteers In Virginia Participate In Annual Dolphin Count

Volunteers along Virginia's coast will be gazing out to sea for the annual dolphin count sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

Virginia Elects First African-American Woman To State Supreme Court

For the first time, Virginia's General Assembly has elected a black woman to the state's Supreme Court.

Montgomery County To Target Drunk Drivers With Sobriety Checkpoints

Police in Montgomery County will set up a special checkpoint tonight to search for drunk drivers.