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Va. corrections officials tout offender training

A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:50am EDT

Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:49am EDT

In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:47am EDT

Gonzalez, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins, 6-2

Already the NL East champions, the Washington Nationals are now totally focused on another race.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:45am EDT

Maryland, Sparrows Point owner agree on cleanup

Maryland and the new owner of the old Bethlehem Steel mill site have signed an agreement to clean up the Baltimore County site and clear the way for redevelopment.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:36am EDT

Obama names bench nominee for U.S. court in Va.

resident Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:35am EDT

Poll: DC voters strongly favor pot legalization

A new poll shows that District of Columbia residents favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:29am EDT

Redskins' Jackson trying to get healthy for Philly

DeSean Jackson wore a white visor instead of a helmet to practice. He sat on the stationary bicycle while his Washington Redskins teammates were stretching. Instead of pedaling, he slowly worked the handlebars back and forth, keeping the muscles loose in his sprained left shoulder.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:26am EDT

Tough sledding: Wounded Warriors hit the ice

Before NHL training camps kicked into full gear Friday, a group of Wounded Warriors played a different kind of hockey game.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:23am EDT

Cold weather looms: Get your garlic and pansies

As cold weather nears, gardening habits start to shift.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:01am EDT

Drivers could pay up to $24 to drive I-95 Express Lanes

So you'll have some decisions to make next time you take the road.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:09am EDT

Georgetown: Andrea Jaime died from meningococcal bacteria

Officials say a vaccine isn't needed at this time.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:01am EDT

Baltimore church damaged in 3-alarm fire

Baltimore church damaged in 3-alarm fire; no one is injured

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:09pm EDT

DC mayoral candidates clash over education

DC mayoral candidates clash over education policy during first general-election debate

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 09:10pm EDT

Teen sues over phony Montgomery County school psychologist

An 18-year-old from Montgomery County is suing the county and the estate of a man who masqueraded as a school psychologist for more than a decade.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 08:33pm EDT

No Medicaid action in special Va. session

Plenty of talk but little action in Virginia special Medicaid session

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 08:00pm EDT

MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015

Garber says Chivas USA might not play in 2015; MLS fines Arena $20,000 for critical comments

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 07:58pm EDT

2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old

2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old in Washington

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 07:50pm EDT

In Virginia, a political battle for expanded Medicaid

During the special session, Del. Michael Futrell offered a passionate plea for expanded Medicaid.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 06:40pm EDT

Powdered caffeine poses poison risk for unaware users

Poison experts say more and more adolescents are trying to boost workouts or balance school, jobs and sleep with homemade energy drinks made with caffeine powder that can provide lethal doses of caffeine to unaware users.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:06pm EDT
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