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  • Bank robberies increase in the area during holidays

    WASHINGTON — The FBI and local police are trying to end a trend they say takes place every year in December — bank robberies. “Bank robberies increased over the past two years, they’ve tripled in…

  • Police looking for missing woman in Bristow

      WASHINGTON — A woman is missing in Prince William County — and police are asking for your help.   They say 21-year-old Tiffany Brinkley drove away from home in Bristow around 7:30 this morning.  …

  • Man fatally shot in Baltimore County

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man was fatally shot in Parkville on Friday. Police say officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Welcome Inn on Loch Bend Drive.…

  • Olympian swimmer attends pajama party in Speedo

    WASHINGTON — Never underestimate Michael Phelps’ ability to make a splash. The Olympian swimmer who was recently convicted of drunk driving and lost  his driver’s license for 18 months, posted an Instagram photo of himself…

  • Dead whale in Virginia Beach had broken ribs

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Aquarium officials say a dead whale that washed up in Virginia Beach likely died from a collision with a boat. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1D0JIJt) that the dead minke whale…

  • 34,000 expected at Military Bowl parade, game today in Annapolis

    WASHINGTON — Thirty-four thousand football fans are expected to pack Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis for the Military Bowl on Saturday. The game and the events that come before it will be a good boost…

  • Man attacked with tire iron near Md. Porta Potty by ex-girlfriend, lovers

    WASHINGTON — A 32-year-old man is recovering after being attacked and nearly bludgeoned to death with a tire iron near a Porta Potty. Montgomery County Police have arrested the ex-girlfriend of the victim Andres Hernandez,…

  • Candlelight vigil held for slain grandmother

    WASHINGTON — A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in remembrance of a 67-year-old Frederick County woman who was found dying in her front yard. The vigil was held at Brunswick High School, where the…

  • People gather to remember man killed Christmas Eve

    WASHINGTON —  Standing around a makeshift memorial, more than a dozen people gathered to remember a man who was killed on Christmas Eve. Raymond Robinson, 29,  was suspected of robbery on Dec. 24 and was…

  • Manassas fire destroys house, displaces 8

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Manassas officials say eight people were displaced after a fire destroyed their house. A city spokeswoman says the fire Brackets Ford Circle was ignited early Friday after ashes from a fire…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Cincinnati 3½ 2½ (51) Virginia Tech Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Arizona St. 9 7½ (65) Duke Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Miami Pk 3½ (61) South Carolina Pinstripe…

  • Director appointed to medical marijuana commission

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission has announced the appointment of its first executive director. The panel said Friday that Hannah Byron has been named to the position. Bryon has been assistant…

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Home Design

    This is a sponsored column by Cindy Beyer, ASID,NCIDQ. Beyer is a Reston-based interior designer and Reston Now Best Reston Business Award winner. Find her online at www.CindyLBeyer.com. With the New Year approaching, it is time…

  • Family picks up police officers’ breakfast bill

    WASHINGTON — By job description, police officers have to act quickly. But on Christmas morning, a family traveling through the area beat a group of officers to the punch. Six Prince George’s County Police officers…

  • Your Beermonger: Beers of the Year 2014

    Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Nick Anderson, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Saving me from finding one more angle for a Christmas-themed column, I realized that the 26th will mark the last “Your Beermonger”…