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Theatrical Smoke, Dummy Passengers: Inside A Simulated Metro Emergency

Metro opened its emergency training center to reporters Tuesday, following news reports that relatively few D.C. firefighters and medics received hands-on training at the facility in Landover, Maryland, last year.
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Fairfax Sheriff Declines To Offer Basic Information On Taser Death Of Inmate

A 37-year-old woman died in Fairfax County jail after being tasered, but details have not been forthcoming on the incident.

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Comparing Metro Emergency Protocols To L'Enfant Smoke Incident Response

More than 80 people were injured and one woman died in a Metro emergency last month. As the investigation into the incident continues, we look at at an agreement on emergency procedures between Metro and responders and look at whether things went according to the plan.

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Lanier To Take Stand In Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Police Escorts For Celebrities

A D.C. police officer claims he was demoted by Chief Cathy Lanier after blowing the whistle on police escorts for Charlie Sheen and other celebrities.
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Cold Air Prompts Metro To Reduce Train Speeds On Some Tracks

Metro said it had capped speeds at 40 miles per hour over certain sections of track because cold weather can cause rails to crack.

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Metro Faces Federal Safety Audit As Probe Of Smoke Incident Continues

The Federal Transit Administration says it will conduct a safety management inspection of Metro's rail and bus systems starting next month.

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Bag Checks, Other Measures Planned For National Zoo On Certain Days

A shooting last year caused the D.C. attraction to rethink its security procedures, and it will ramp up screenings on some of its busiest days.

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Metro Agrees To Check Emergency Responder Radios Regularly

The transit agency says it will regularly check to make sure emergency responders can communicate with one another, in the hopes of avoiding another situation like the response to last month's smoke incident.

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Should Guns Be Allowed On School Campuses In Virginia?

Lawmakers in Richmond yesterday debated whether residents with concealed carry permits should be allowed to bring firearms on school property after normal class hours.

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Montgomery County Officials Explain Silence On 'Free Range Parenting' Story

The story of a Silver Spring family caused a stir earlier this month when it was reported that the parents were being investigated by Child Protective Services for letting their children walk to the park.  One county official explains their lack of response.

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