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DC hotel guests forced to sleep in ballroom overnight

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Small fires set in the stairwells of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel last night got more than they bargained for. Full Story

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Maryland suspends 2 players for season

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and free safety A.J. Hendy have been suspended for the season for violating the school's student code of conduct. Full Story

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Woman charged exorcism murder may avoid jail

Sat Aug 30, 2014

A local woman accused of murdering two young children might be heading to a hospital instead of prison. Full Story

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Man killed by falling equipment from truck in Va.

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Police in Newport News say a man has died after a metal object from a flatbed truck fell on him. Full Story

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Montgomery Co. fire results in multiple animal rescue

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Firefighters are combing through a two-story cape cod home this morning after a fire gutted the house on Bennion Road near Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Full Story

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Suspect arrested in Prince William County assault

Sat Aug 30, 2014

A 19-year-old woman was walking in the area of Route 29 and Gainesville Square Shopping Center when a man approached her pushed her down an embankment. Full Story

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12 Md. kids showing signs of whooping cough

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Several Montgomery County School kids have come down with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and county officials are worried the illness could spread to other students. Full Story

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Dead man found on Prince George's County trail

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The man's identity is unclear. Detectives are looking for suspects and a motive in this case. Full Story

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Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager. Full Story

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1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported. Full Story

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Transgender women's killings test police outreach

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously." Full Story

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Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

Sun Aug 31, 2014

A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said. Full Story

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Md. looks to rebound from low primary turnout

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic overall about voting in June's primary. That has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan focusing on getting supporters to the polls in November. Full Story

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Va. couple creates book that pairs beer with food

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The owners of a Charlottesville craft beer pub have come out with a book on how to match beer with food. Full Story

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DC mayoral candidates must overcome voter apathy

Sat Aug 30, 2014

On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city's history. At least, a few of them will. Full Story

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Some Md., Va. residents may have cast 2 ballots

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Advocacy groups say hundreds of Maryland and Virginia voters may have cast two ballots, one in each state. Full Story

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Battleground Reston: Silver Line, bus riders, carpoolers compete for free spots

Fri Aug 29, 2014

While most people applauded the opening of the Silver Line during the July launch, a group of bus riders and carpoolers believes the new service is making their commutes harder. Full Story