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Tips to get the lawn mower ready for spring

Wed Apr 23, 2014

After the long, snowy winter and the cool, rainy early spring, it's near the time of year to fire up the lawn mower and cut the grass. Full Story

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SUV hits townhouse, causes natural gas leak

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Harford County Sheriff's Office says several homes were evacuated after an SUV crashed into a townhouse and severed a natural gas line, causing a leak. Full Story

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A look back over 30 years of AIDS

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Before AIDS got its name, it was a mystery disease killing mostly young, homosexual men in a horrible way -- and no one knew why. Full Story

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Baker promises to make Prince George's Co. more competitive

Wed Apr 23, 2014

In his State of the County address before business and community leaders, County Executive Rushern Baker said the county has built a solid foundation and is now ready to "take it to the next level." Full Story

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Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting. Full Story

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Partial Beltway closure starting Wednesday night

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Road work will close three lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway starting Wednesday night, for the next two evenings. Full Story

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Former pinball museum owner selling off collection

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The man who founded D.C.'s now-closed National Pinball Museum is selling his collection of hundreds of machines, and the second in a series of auctions is set fir 9 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Full Story

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Enrollment up in Prince George's Co. schools

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Prince George's County schools are seeing an enrollment bump, reversing declines over the last decade. Full Story

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Area high schools named among nation's best

Tue Apr 22, 2014

High schools in Fairfax and Montgomery counties have landed on the U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the Best High Schools. Full Story

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Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Full Story

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Silver Spring Transit Center opening could slip into 2015

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The extent of repairs and reinforcements needed to the steel beams that form the Silver Spring Transit Center will determine when the facility will open. And Montgomery County officials don't know yet what changes will be required. Full Story

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Sheriff's office: Woman mixed cleaners, died

Mon Apr 21, 2014

- The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says a 75-year-old woman died after cleaning her home in Berlin. Full Story

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Ospreys' nest blocking traffic camera destroyed for second time

Mon Apr 21, 2014

For the second time in a week, the Maryland Transportation Authority has removed the nest of federally protected birds, which built their home in front of a traffic camera at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Full Story

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Suspect sought in Sligo Creek assault

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Police are looking for help locating and identifying a suspect in a Monday sexual assault on Sligo Parkway. Full Story

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Man accused in slaying of law grad pleads guilty

Mon Apr 21, 2014

- A week before his trial was set to begin, the man accused of killing and dismembering a law school classmate in Macon has pleaded guilty to malice murder. Full Story