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  • Phelps pleads guilty to DUI charge

    WASHINGTON – Olympian Michael Phelps pleaded guilty Friday to drinking and driving in Baltimore. He faced as much as a year in jail if convicted of the drunken driving charges. Phelps, 29, appeared in a Baltimore City courtroom…

  • Win an iPad Air in Today’s Gift Local Drawing

    Have you entered Reston Now’s Gift Local Contest? The holidays are a time for giving, and we’re giving you a weekly chance to win some great gifts from local businesses this month. Keep them for yourself…

  • National Portrait Gallery installs Stephen Colbert’s picture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. To mark the end of Colbert’s nine-year persona on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” the museum borrowed Colbert’s portrait. The picture…

  • RA Finally Does Away With Cabots Point Bocce Plan

    A year after approving plans for a bocce court at Cabots Point Recreation Area, the Reston Association board of directors finally voted on Thursday to kill the idea. It was not a quick task, as…

  • Friday Morning Rundown

    Now Hiring: Red’s Table —  The new restaurant at South Lakes Village Center is now hiring for all positions. If you are interested, email redstable@mprdev.com to be sent an application. Red’s Table is still on track to…

  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Loudoun

    Flying Dog Brewery isn’t betting the farm. Rather, it’s placing its bets on the farm. The Frederick-based craft brewer is getting ready to open an experimental brewery on a hop farm in Loudoun County. Farmworks…

  • Record-volume traffic expected for holidays

    WASHINGTON — Four out of 10 people in the D.C. metro area plan to leave town for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  AAA Mid-Atlantic projects nearly 91 percent of people traveling 50 miles or more will be…

  • Metro installs 1st real-time bus arrival signs at bus stops

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro has begun installing real-time displays showing bus arrival times at four bus stops before a wider rollout next year. The displays show how many minutes until buses arrive. The system uses…

  • Report: Fatal police shooting in Christiansburg justified

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A new report says three police officers acted appropriately when they fatally shot a Christiansburg man in October. The report says no charges will be filed against the officers. Virginia State…

  • Towson University president resigns due to health concerns

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Towson University’s president says she is resigning due to health concerns. University President Maravene Loeschke has announced she is resigning from her position effective on Friday. In April, university officials announced…

  • A fun fundraiser for the Gemmell family

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — A week and a half after a plane crash in Gaithersburg claimed the lives of Marie Gemmell and her two young boys, Cole and Devin, there was laughter at a fundraiser…

  • Nationals Park getting a Winter Classic makeover

    WASHINGTON — Capitals fans are counting down the days — not to Christmas, but to New Year’s Day, when the Caps face off against the Chicago Blackhawks atop the diamond in Nationals Park. While 30-degree…

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors and Advertisers

    On Fridays, we take a moment to thank our sponsors and advertisers. Reston Serenity Smiles – Hoda Kazemifar, DMD, offers complete dental services for the entire family. Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the business community for the vibrant…

  • Md. calls revamped health care exchange a success

    Maryland’s public health secretary is calling the state’s revamped health-insurance exchange a success as the second enrollment period hits a milestone. Thursday was the deadline for obtaining coverage starting Jan. 1. The enrollment period began…

  • Michael Phelps’ DUI trial set Friday in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is set for trial on drunken driving and other charges. The 18-time gold medalist was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving the…