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DC mayor, police chief discuss increase in crime

Muriel Bowser and Cathy Lanier say they are confronting a spike in violent crime as they announce that three arrests have been made in the case of a July 4 shootout in a southeast Washington street that left one man dead.

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    UPDATE: July 31, 2015 1:01 p.m. WASHINGTON — Confederate flags on Virginia license plates will soon be a thing of the past. A federal judge in Danville decided Friday that Virginia won’t be forced to issue…

  • Beyond 9 Lives: Through a Cat’s Eyes

    This is a sponsored post by Elizabeth Arguelles, veterinarian and owner of Just Cats Clinic at Lake Anne Plaza.  One of the most popular questions cat veterinarians hear is can my cat see color? Though…

  • Orioles get Parra from Brewers for minor leaguer

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left fielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for a minor league right-hander Zach Davies. The deal was reached hours before Friday’s non-waiver trade…

  • Sweet Briar alumnae make another payment to keep school open

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College alumnae have made the second of three payments required under a settlement to keep the school open. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1MXtTI4 ) that the school’s…

  • Donaldson Run Water Advisory Lifted

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  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia from its current owners. The 104-foot Sequoia, built in 1925, is the longest-serving presidential yacht…

  • AG: Dominion customers should get small refund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office says customers of Dominion Virginia Power are entitled to a small refund, one that would have been much bigger if Dominion-backed legislation hadn’t become law…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at the…

  • Open Houses in Arlington This Weekend

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  • Bail remains at $500K for mother charged with leaving baby

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  • Police Games Had $83.8 Million Impact in Fairfax County

    Fairfax County officials said the recent 2015 World Police & Fire Games brought more than $83.85 million in economic benefits to the area. The estimate exceeds the $50 million economic benefit the organizers predicted just before the Games.…

  • ACPD Seeks Help in Finding Sexual Assault Suspect

    The Arlington County Police Department is seeking a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 25-year-year old woman in Courthouse. The suspect allegedly forced the woman into bushes near the corner of 15th Street N. and N.…

  • Mother charged with murder, arson in Gaithersburg car fire that killed 5-year-old son

    WASHINGTON — Charges have been filed against 33-year-old Narges Shafeirad following a car fire that killed her 5-year-old son in June, The Washington Post reports. After a six-week investiation, Montgomery County Police say that before setting the…

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  • Police investigate car crash into Capitol barricade

    WASHINGTON — Streets are closed near the U.S. Capitol on Friday morning as the Capitol Police investigate a vehicle that struck the south barricade of the Capitol. CBS News reports that the car was speeding…