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Fire expert: What could have saved an Annapolis family

"It’s a tough situation for fire responders to face — a highly involved fire in a residential structure with a report of people inside," says Ron Siarnicki, former Prince George’s County fire chief.

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  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    SOUTHEAST Maryland Wisp — Wed 5:37 am MG machine groomed 21-22 base 27 of 35 trails, 78% open 8 of 13 lifts, sm Mon: 9a-5p, Tue-Fri: 9a-9 Sat: 9a-9p Sun: 9a-5p North Carolina Appalachian Ski…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    PACIFIC SOUTH Arizona Arizona Snowbowl — Thu 6:29 am MG machine groomed 25-32 base 29 of 40 trails 73% open, 6 of 6 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p Sunrise Park — Thu 3:45 pm variable…

  • Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to…

  • Local rapper incarcerated after police chase

    WASHINGTON — A local rapper who calls himself “Honest Abe” has been sentenced to prison time for doing some dishonest things. Abraham Kamara of Silver Spring, who has videos on YouTube under the names “Honest…

  • Howell: State Budget Should Include More for Schools

    As the Virginia General Assembly works through its annual 45-day session, the legislators will soon turn their attention toward passing the state budget. State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), calls the state’s budget outlook “bleak” while praising…

  • Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Arlington

    Joining communities to the north and west, Arlington is now under a Winter Weather Advisory tonight (Thursday). Rain is falling around Arlington as of 4:15 p.m.. Forecasters say sleet, freezing rain and snow are possible as…

  • Va. to pay $520K to lawyers in same-sex marriage case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia will pay $520,000 to the lawyers for two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.…

  • Virginians far more likely to die in a fire than Marylanders

    WASHINGTON – After six people lost their lives in an Annapolis mansion fire, firefighters said sprinklers could have made all the difference. They are required in new Maryland homes but in Virginia, one fire chief says chances aren’t as good.…

  • Paper ballots return to Maryland elections

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters will be casting their ballots on paper for the next president of the United States. State lawmakers on Thursday were given a sneak peak of the new voting machines…

  • Discussion on enforcing proposed e-cigarette ban

    WASHINGTON — Montgomery County’s proposed ban on e-cigarette use in public has been given a favorable vote by the county council committee on Health and Human Services. Thursday’s discussion centered on dealing with some of…

  • Police: Use of force in arrest of woman ‘unreasonable’

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An official investigating the arrest of a Virginia woman who said she was bitten by a police dog several times after leaving a party has determined that the use of force…

  • United flight from Los Angeles to DC makes emergency landing

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., made a quick emergency landing at another Southern California airport Thursday morning after passengers reported a burning smell on board. United…

  • Werth pleads guilty, will serve 5 days for reckless driving

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway. Werth was convicted last…

  • County Receives $600,000 for Safety Improvements in North Arlington

    Ashlawn and Discovery Elementary Schools and Williamsburg Middle School will soon be easier for students to walk to. Arlington received $400,000 — and will pledge an additional $100,000 — in federal grant money to improve the…

  • ‘Buy Nothing’ Encourages Trade Economy in Reston

    While virtual yard sale sites are gaining in popularity, one Reston resident hopes her alternative site — Buy Nothing Reston – will gain traction. Buy Nothing, part of a larger nationl movement, encourages a trade economy with…