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A man wanted for questioning in connection with three unsolved murders
in Alexandria, Va., will go before a West Virginia judge to fight his extradition to Virginia.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 12:46pm EDT
It's like a scene out of the Night at the Museum movies -- kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can bring a chaperon and stay overnight in either the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum or new this year, the American History Museum during selected dates this summer.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 11:44am EDT
It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.
Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT
Hundreds of kids scoured Silver Spring small businesses on Saturday as part of a citywide Easter Egg Hunt.
Saturday - 04/19/2014, 03:44pm EDT
The Maryland legislature last week decriminalized the possession of
small amounts of marijuana. But don't expect police officers to ignore it -- says
Montgomery County's chief of police.
Friday - 04/18/2014, 01:02pm EDT
There's an exciting new site for Harry Potter lovers who just
cant get enough of the young wizard's world.
Friday - 04/18/2014, 06:43am EDT
Each month since August of last year, a baby has died from child abuse in Montgomery County. It's prompting county health officials to reach out to parents, they say, may be unaware they're hurting their kids.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 04:20pm EDT
As Americans spend more of their paychecks on rent, it's
becoming more difficult to make ends meet.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:50am EDT
Five children, representing each branch of the military, were honored in D.C. Thursday for their efforts to support the children of service members.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:06pm EDT
As Maryland's legislature loosened its marijuana laws this week, it
opened up the process to create a medicinal marijuana system in the state. But it will take a while.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 07:24am EDT
Alexandria police say they've been actively searching a body of water in Virginia looking for any evidence in an unsolved murder.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:55pm EDT
DC Water is putting $700 million dollars towards alleviating the continual flooding in a Northwest neighborhood.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 08:01am EDT
Drivers who want to keep their cars, but are considering taking the
bus, Metro or a bike to work could save money on their vehicle insurance with these two discounts.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:24am EDT
Alexandria police are still waiting to talk to Charles Severance, a man they believe could have a connection to the three unsolved murders in the city.
Friday - 04/04/2014, 06:44am EDT
It has been almost two months since Alexandria music teacher Ruthanne
Lodato was shot at the front door of her home. While police continue to
investigate her murder, the community is honoring her legacy.
Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 07:21am EDT
With names such as Kuzya and Glasha, 10 mixed-breed dogs arrived with puppy-style passports to Dulles Airport Thursday in hopes of finding homes in the D.C. area.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 11:25am EDT
Fifty-five puppies are looking for new homes in the D.C. area after they were rescued from an Arkansas breeding mill.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 06:50pm EDT
The GPS tracker inside rechargeable Smart Soles transmits their location
both on demand, but also when the wearer goes outside a set radius, determined by
Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:03am EDT
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.
Thursday - 03/20/2014, 06:54am EDT
Eighteen chronically homeless people living in the woods and along
highways in Fairfax County now have a place to call home. They were placed in
apartments as part of a program to ease growing poverty in Virginia.
Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:01pm EDT