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  • Morning wreck blocks 95 Express Lanes, drivers can seek refund

    WASHINGTON – The 95 Express Lanes operator says drivers stuck behind a multiple-car crash Tuesday morning near Springfield can seek a refund. Several cars were involved in the crash around 6 a.m. thanks in part…

  • Correction: Lacrosse Player Dead story

    BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story Jan. 27 about the death of a Johns Hopkins University student, The Associated Press reported erroneously the date the student’s body was found and the name of the school…

  • Family of woman who died in Metro accident plans lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing the family of a woman killed earlier this month in an accident on Metro says he’ll file a lawsuit over the incident later this week. Patrick Regan said Tuesday…

  • Water main break opens sinkhole in Prince George’s Co.

    WASHINGTON — A 90-year-old, 12-inch water main break burst Tuesday morning, creating a sinkhole that swallowed a small car in Bladensburg, Maryland. “It’s an impressive hole. It’s one of the biggest I’ve ever seen,” says Jerry…

  • Chocolate Shop Will Expand Into Lake Anne Space

    Chesapeake Chocolates, the tiny chocolatier that has been leasing a counter in a portion of Lake Anne Florist Virginia Wine and Gourmet at Lake Anne Plaza for seven years, will expand into the rest of…

  • APS to Students: Stop Being Mean to Us on Twitter

    Arlington Public Schools wants students to stop launching expletive-filled tirades at its Twitter account. Yesterday @APSVirginia tweeted a “friendly reminder” for those mentioning it in tweets to “be respectful.” “We remove followers who don’t,” the…

  • Boy who fell through ice dies

    WASHINGTON – A 13-year-old boy rescued from a pond after falling through the ice has died. Baltimore County public safety officials say Kyron Aikens and three other boys fell through the ice on a pond…

  • Morning Notes

    Encouraging Residency for Top County Staff — Top Arlington County officials should be encouraged to live in Arlington, County Board members said over the weekend, but they stopped short of saying that it should be a…

  • Ronald Hawkins named provost of Liberty University

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has named Ronald Hawkins as provost. Hawkins had served as interim provost since Ronald Godwin retired last fall. Liberty President Jerry Falwell announced Hawkins’ appointment in a news release.…

  • Patricia Godbolt White, 1 of the Norfolk 17, dies at 72

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Patricia Godbolt White, one of the first black students to enroll in Norfolk’s public schools, has died. She was 72. Metropolitan Funeral Service says White died Friday at a hospital in…

  • On the Docket: Crescent Apartments Plan

    Correction: an earlier version of this story said the Board of Supervisors would vote on the plan on Jan. 27. They will not vote until Feb. 17. The long-awaited Crescent Apartments/Lake Anne area plan will…

  • Richmond courthouse renamed for 1st black mayor, brother

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials are renaming the city’s courthouse in honor of the first black mayor and his brother. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1H4Qqnz ) reports that City Council approved the name change on…

  • New Veterinary Clinic Now Open in Clarendon

    Drs. Natasha Ungerer and Kayleen Gloor have recently opened Clarendon Animal Care, located at 3000 10th Street N., Suite B. The location previously housed Ellen’s Futons, but has been transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary care…

  • Tuesday Morning Rundown

    Save RA Money; Opt In To Online Balloting — Reston Association spends $2 per household to mail ballots for the annual Board of Directors election. You can can opt-in to online balloting my emailing RA…

  • Disease kills 7 wallabies at Virginia Zoo since Feb. 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A parasite-borne disease has killed seven wallabies at the Virginia Zoo over the past 11 months. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1uXbTK2 ) reports that the zoo’s remaining wallabies have been quarantined. The newspaper…