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Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. We look at his tenure and what's next for D.C.'s emergency services.

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Warner: Lynchburg Oil Tanker Derailment Could Have Been Worse

An accident caused the derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil in Lynchburg, Virginia, earlier this year, and the results of a hearing found it could have been much worse.

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Growing Up At D.C. General: How Kids Cope With Shelter Life

For many kids, D.C. General is a home that feels increasingly unsafe following the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd.
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True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues (Rebroadcast)

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

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Rate Of Pedestrian Deaths Relatively Low In D.C., Report Finds

D.C. is a fairly safe city for pedestrians, according to a new report by Smart Growth America, but advocates say the city has a long way to go to bring pedestrian deaths down to zero.

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Nine Security Cameras Installed On Ocean City Boardwalk

Police in Ocean City have extended their reach — albeit virtually — with the installation of nine security cameras on the iconic Boardwalk.

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Trial Board Postponed For D.C. Firefighters

D.C. Firefighter George Martin is facing charges related to the death of a 77-year-old man outside his firehouse, but the trial board was delayed on Monday.

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Details Emerge About Deadly Balloon Crash Near Richmond

A hot air balloon crash near Richmond on Friday claimed the lives of three people, including two employees of the University of Richmond's athletic department.

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Motorcycle Fatalities Down In 2013, But More Due To Weather Than Safety

A dearth of good riding days was response for a dip in the number of motorcycle fatalities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, where officials would like to see higher rates of helmet use.

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Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Evacuations In Prince George's

Heavy rains on Wednesday swamped area waterways, forcing the WSSC to open the floodgates on the T Howard Duckett Dam, forcing evacuations and flooding many areas of Laurel, Maryland.