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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Body Found In Search For William McQuain

After days of searching, police believe they have found the body of 11-year-old William McQuain, the Germantown boy whose mother was found slain in her apartment last week.

Fairfax Police Looking For Suspect In Abduction Attempts

Police are looking for information related to the attempted abduction of three teenage girls in Fairfax County during the past week.

'Rail-Volution' Conference Eyes Anacostia, Arlington

Officials look out at the 11th Street bridge project over the Anacostia River

Transportation officials and city planners from around the country are in D.C. this week to talk transit-oriented development at the "Rail-Volution" conference.

Maryland Senate To Vote On Redistricting Today

O'Malley at podium in state house

The Maryland State Senate delayed a vote yesterday on a proposed Congressional redistricting plan, after Republicans contended that Governor Martin O'Malley is trying to rush it through.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 18

Wordy Othello and speechless Othello, Oedipus Rex and Sweet Smell of Success.

Mixed Messages On Renewables At Energy Conference

wind power

There was disagreement at the second energy conference held by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, with environmental groups concerned that renewable energy sources are downplayed.

Seeking Healthier Meat For D.C. Diners

D.C.'s food decision-makers met Monday in the first-ever "State of the Plate D.C." meeting, to learn more about how natural methods of meat production could yield serious health benefits for consumers.

Restaurant Grease To Fuel D.C. Government Vehicles?


If one D.C. entrepeneur has his way, the city may one day soon use locally-sourced restaurant grease to power its fleet of vehicles.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vehicle Fleet In D.C. Under Scrutiny

Following the scandal involving councilmember Kwame Brown's "fully-loaded" SUV, a review of D.C.'s fleet of other vehicles has turned up more problems.

Dulles Metro Construction To Cause Delays

Construction on the Dulles Metrorail Extension project is expected to cause overnight delays all week.

Vote Possible On Maryland Redestricting

maryland redistricting

A proposed plan to change the district borders in Maryland goes up for a vote on Monday night, and potentially shift the balance of power further to the Democratic side.

Office Cleaners Reach Deal, Avoid Strike

The union representing many of the region's office cleaners has reached a deal that will avert a potential strike this week.

Cornel West Arrested At Supreme Court Protest

Civil rights activist Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court during a protest yesterday.

Sinkhole On D.C. 295 South Ties Up Traffic

A large sinkhole on southbound D.C. route-295 at South Capitol Street has snarled traffic this morning.

Searches For Missing 11-Year-Old Unsuccessful

A search for 11-year-old William McQuain of Germantown has thus far been unsuccessful. McQuain's mother was found beaten and stabbed to death in her Germantown home last week.