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    BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city’s beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said even though complaints…

  • ‘Walk for the Animals’ Returns on Saturday

    This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s Walk for the Animals, and, in honor of the occasion, the nonprofit is adding a “Pet Fest” to the event. The annual…

  • D.C. firefighter dies after injury in apartment blaze

    WASHINGTON – A D.C. firefighter has died from injuries he suffered while working a two-alarm fire in a high-rise apartment building in the Logan Circle neighborhood Wednesday morning. A spokesman for the mayor’s office identified…

  • Missing Prince George’s Co. woman found

    UPDATE at 9:35 a.m. : Carolyn Rabb has been found. Earlier at 11:37 p.m. , May 5, 2015:  WASHINGTON – Police in Prince George’s County are asking for help finding a missing woman. Seventy-six-year-old Carolyn…

  • Thousands of gallons of sewage spill into Potomac tributary

    OXON HILL, Md. — A leak in a 14-inch sewer pipe is causing thousands of gallons of raw sewage to spill into an Oxon Hill, Maryland neighborhood. According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the problem…

  • Police: Bikes Stolen From Forest Edge Elementary

    Several bicycles were stolen from Forest Edge Elementary School in the last week, Fairfax County Police said in its Reston District Station larceny report. Other larcenies: 11100 block of Glade Drive, electronic equipment from vehicle.…

  • Morning Poll: What Should Be Done With Arlington’s New Property?

    Arlington County announced yesterday that it has agreed to buy a six-acre light industrial property on N. Quincy Street, across from Washington-Lee High School. In announcing the $30 million deal, County Board Chair Mary Hynes…

  • Wednesday Morning Rundown

    RDGLDGRN In The House — Modern Reston catches up with the Reston natives who have made a mark on the music industry. [Modern Reston] ComScore Scores California Company — Reston-based web analytics company ComScore has…

  • Police: 2 killed in car accident in Arnold

    ARNOLD, Md. (AP) — Two people have died in a car accident in Arnold, a suburb of Annapolis. Anne Arundel County police told The Capital (http://bit.ly/1EW2pBc) the accident happened Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. on…

  • Body recovered from Maury River in Virginia

    BUENA VISTA, Va. (AP) — A body has been recovered from the Maury River, two miles downstream from where a man was reported missing. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1dMOEL3 ) reports crews found the body in…

  • Woman celebrates 21st birthday performing 21 kind acts

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city of Bristol. The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1DRKNkL) reports Alexa…

  • Great white shark pings off Virginia coast

    ASSATEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A 16-foot-long, 3,456-pound great white shark named Mary Lee has emitted a signal, or “pinged” of the Virginia-Maryland coast. Multiple news outlets report the shark, which is being tracked by OCEARCH,…

  • Obituary: Tetra Founder, President Bill Lauer

    Real Estate developer William “Bill” Lauer — who played an important role in building Reston — died unexpectedly at his Reston home Tuesday. A native Washingtonian, Lauer founded Tetra Partners in 1978. Prior to that,…

  • Bike to School Day could bring more kids to area’s streets

    WASHINGTON — If you’re driving to and from work today, look out: It’s Bike To School Day, and many children also take part by walking. Schools are participating worldwide and all through the D.C. area. Ideally children will…

  • Warner’s proposed data breach bill calls for timely notification

    WASHINGTON — Legislation spearheaded by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., would establish a federal standard that requires businesses to tell their customers about a data breach in a “timely manner.” “We all love the ease of using…