Tag: Maryland News

Record-breaking rain dampens weekend, leads to water rescues

WASHINGTON — D.C. area firefighters conducted several water rescues on the day a more than century-old record was broken. In Montgomery County, a spokesman reported that two vehicles were caught in high water between Georgia and New Hampshire avenues in the area of Brighton Dam Road and Bordly Drive. Water rescue crews helped four adults and […]

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All women, minority panels to lead 2019 DC-area council

WASHINGTON — When the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments gets to work next year, the first thing it’s expected to do is approve proposed board leaders who are all African-American. And, the Council of Government’s 2019 Corporate Officers who were approved earlier this week, are also all women. “Isn’t that amazing? So, the leadership is […]

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Photos of the week: Dec. 8-15

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Santa cruised around on that Harley-Davidson, collecting toys from Montgomery County businesses before making a special delivery to the kids at the National Institutes of Health’s Children’s Inn. The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday’s gift run. In […]

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Weekend washout: Rain set to break record

WASHINGTON — The D.C. area is on its way to break a long-standing annual rainfall record this weekend, and the amount of rain forecast has put the region under a flood watch. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch from Saturday afternoon until early Sunday morning. (Courtesy National Weather Service) With all the rain […]

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Food safety violations at Nats Park and FedEx Field, ESPN report says

WASHINGTON — An ESPN investigation of food-safety inspections at professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey venues determined Nationals Park and FedEx Field ranked among those with the highest violation rates in the country. ESPN’s Outside the Lines analysis looked at local food safety inspection reports, from 2016-2017. The sports network determined that at about 28 percent […]

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DC-area police investigate threats believed to be part of nationwide hoax

WASHINGTON — Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. D.C. police said officers responded bomb threats at several locations across the District, including near the U.S. Capitol and near the National Zoo. D.C. police said none of the threats have been […]

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Music Capital: Can DC become America’s next big music town?

WASHINGTON — Who says the nation’s capital must only be known as a political town? It may be years before Washington, D.C., has the reputation of a music city like Austin, Texas, Chicago, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, New York or Los Angeles, but the foundation has already been laid. D.C. has its own rich history, […]

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1 caught, another sought in DC-Md. kidnap and rape

WASHINGTON — A D.C. man is in custody, and police are looking for a second person in a nightmarish kidnap and rape of a woman who was taken at gunpoint after leaving a Metrorail station on her way home. It happened on Dec. 3 at the Naylor Road Metro Station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland. The […]

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Why over 100K items make up the DC region’s 2019 to do list

WASHINGTON — There are numbers of 2018 victories to celebrate locally according to the outgoing chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), but he also noted on Wednesday that housing is a looming challenge for the region in 2019. “We had a pretty good year,” said Matthew F. Letourneau who also represents the Dulles […]

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Metrorail Safety Commission issues warning as DC pushes for longer hours

WASHINGTON — The new Metrorail Safety Commission’s CEO slammed Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans and other District politicians Wednesday over D.C.’s push to restore Metro’s former late-night hours. The price of such a change, the commission said, would be Metro’s safety and reliability. “Metro has provided data that show that having additional overnight hours to […]

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DC sues 6 Md. parents accused of faking residency to send kids to District schools

WASHINGTON — The D.C. attorney general’s office is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Maryland parents who it claims faked District residency to send their children to prestigious D.C. schools without paying tuition. Attorney General Racine has filed a total of four lawsuits seeking nearly $700,000 in unpaid tuition as well as potentially hundreds […]

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Draining the swamp, clearing the burrows: DC’s war on rats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn’t corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it’s Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington’s government […]

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Hogan’s play to keep Redskins surprises fellow officials

This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Hogan administration negotiated a memorandum of understanding with a federal agency to gain control of a parcel of land near National Harbor, part of a strategy to keep the Washington Redskins from […]

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30 years later, groundbreaking book ‘Banned in DC’ still reverberates

WASHINGTON — This week marks 30 years since the public got its first view of a photo-heavy book depicting the earliest days of D.C.’s hardcore punk scene — and its author says the anniversary is both rewarding and disappointing. Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow got the first copies of their book, “Banned In […]

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Southern winter storm could brush parts of Northern Virginia

WASHINGTON — Turns out the D.C. area is not in the clear after all, as the impact of a major storm moving through the mid-Atlantic may affect parts of Northern Virginia. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday for Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania and southern Fauquier counties and the […]

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Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in […]

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More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro

WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the […]

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Weather blog: Snowstorm in DC next week? Keep an eye on it

WASHINGTON — Even before winter officially starts, we are already talking about snow chances for the second time this year. All the ingredients are in place for a potential snowstorm in our area for the Sunday-Monday time frame. It is looking likely that a good portion of the mid-Atlantic will be impacted, but the questions […]

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Woman faces charges for driving on I-270 with Md. officer on car hood

WASHINGTON — A woman who drove down a busy highway with a police officer on the hood of her car is charged with attempted manslaughter and assault, among other charges, according to court documents. It seems like a script out of an action movie, but Maryland State Police said 25-year-old Denai Holly of D.C. actually […]

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Area police search for 2 suspects wanted in ‘horrifying’ abduction, rape

WASHINGTON — She was forced into a vehicle at gunpoint and sexually assaulted by two men who then left her in an unfamiliar D.C. neighborhood early Monday. Now, investigators in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and D.C. are working to find the men responsible. The victim was walking home from the Naylor Road Metro station after […]

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Expected road closures for George HW Bush’s funeral procession

WASHINGTON — The funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush will close a number of roads across the Metropolitan area on Monday and Wednesday as the late president’s body is brought to the Capitol Rotunda, where he will lie in state for three days. In a release, the United State Secret Service said they will […]

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Local leaders react to the death of former President George HW Bush

WASHINGTON — As the nation mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, so are local leaders in the D.C. area. Flags are being flown at half-staff on Saturday, and many are paying tribute to the memory of the World War II hero. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam extended his thoughts to the Bush family, […]

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