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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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Holiday Cheer Means Extra Attention From Montgomery County Police

Roads known for alcohol-related crashes — and hot spots for underage drinking — will be under watchful eyes.

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D.C. Leaf Collection Returns — With The Correct Ward Maps

D.C.'s leaf collection trucks will back out on the streets on Monday, with city crews beginning their annual fall routine of raking and vacuuming along sidewalks and roadsides.
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Following Rocket Explosion, Eastern Shore Residents Urged Not To Handle Debris

An Antares rocket exploded shortly after takeoff on Tuesday night, and as scientists and engineers struggle to figure out the cause of the accident, they caution nearby residents not to handle the wreckage.

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Are Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders?

The number of bicyclists killed in crashes with cars is on the rise, according to a new report, reversing a downward trend going back three decades. But is it actually more dangerous?

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A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

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Jesse Matthew Case Prompts Push For Information Sharing On Sexual Assaults

College campuses should do a better job of sharing information on sexual assaults, say advocates citing the case of Jesse Matthew, who before his recent murder charges, was accused of sexual assault in 2002.

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D.C. Police Chief Says Cabbies Shouldn't Qualify For Concealed Handguns

The application process begins later this week for concealed carry permits in the District, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says licenses should not be extended to cab drivers in the city.

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Ocean City's Water Supply Tests Negative After Two Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease

Tests conducted after two Ocean City tourists contracted Legionnaire's Disease found no presence of bacterium legionnella.

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Maryland Is Prepared For Any Ebola Cases, Governor Says

The state has instituted a coordinated plan involving multiple agencies and cooperation with health officials from Northern Virginia and D.C., Gov. Martin O'Malley says.

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