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  • Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH’-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention. The GeoWoodstock event begins Friday in Hagerstown City Park, then…

  • Virginia couple killed in fire were married 53 years

    HURT, Va. (AP) — The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office say a couple who lost their lives in an early morning fire had been married for 53 years. WSET-TV (http://bit.ly/1K8cwTG) reports out the fire broke out…

  • Wild pony born on Assateague Island

    BERLIN, Md. (AP) — Assateague Island National Seashore officials have announced a bay pinto pony was born in Berlin. The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/1HlMqJR ) reports there are 93 wild ponies in the herd.…

  • Fire destroys large vacant home in Accokeek

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A vacant, massive home was destroyed in a fire in Prince George’s County in Maryland. Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue spokesman Mark Brady said firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions upon…

  • Does D.C. have a mosquito problem — or a people problem?

    WASHINGTON — You may have heard the news story earlier this week on WTOP, announcing that Washington had been named the third worst city in America for mosquito misery, behind only Atlanta and Chicago. That…

  • Cold case investigators identify missing teen 42 years later

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — St. Petersburg cold case investigators have identified a Virginia girl missing for 42 years as the victim of a traffic accident in Florida in 1973. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1Hy7kYS)…

  • Baker touts tax increase as council gets ready to vote next week

    WASHINGTON — He’s not a salesman, but Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has been working on his pitches lately. They range from trying to sell Gov. Larry Hogan on the Purple Line to getting his…

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors and Advertsiers

    On Fridays we take a moment to thank our sponsors and advertisers. Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the business community for the vibrant region. The Harrison, apartments now leasing at Reston Town Center. Berry & Berry,…

  • Just Listed in Arlington

    Just Listed highlights Arlington properties that just came on the market within the past week. This feature is written and sponsored by Team Cathell, “Your Orange Line Specialists.” For buyers of homes in Arlington, there is…

  • Sunglasses a crucial part of sun safety — and they don’t have to be expensive

    WASHINGTON — Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory; they’re a major element of sun safety. “Sunglasses are crucially important for preventing a number of different eye conditions — certainly cataracts and eye cancers are…

  • Free outdoor fun: Jazz in the Garden kicks off

    WASHINGTON – Live music, great weather and a Friday night. Most can’t think of a better combination. Jazz in the Garden is back at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, starting Friday May 22. It’s one…

  • Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH’-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to Western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention. The GeoWoodstock event begins Friday in Hagerstown City Park, then…

  • Jesse Matthew scheduled for pretrial hearing in Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville man charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be in court Friday for a hearing in a separate case. Jesse Matthew is scheduled for…

  • Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous undergoes command change

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous has a new commanding officer. Cmdr. Arthur Ray relieved Cmdr. Terry Johns as commanding officer of the Virginia Beach-based ship on Thursday during ceremony at Joint…

  • Suspect in D.C. quadruple homicide in custody

    Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was captured around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.