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Warnings for deck safety after Va. family hurt in collapse

Twenty-four members of an extended Northern Virginia family are recovering after the deck of a North Carolina beachfront home collapsed. Experts say there are lessons to protect other families.

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    WASHINGTON — An off-duty Maryland State Trooper has been charged in connection with forcing a sex act at gunpoint. Brian Tucker, an 18-year veteran from Fort Washington, Maryland, was arrested Monday in Capitol Heights. According…

  • Police: Suspect killed by Va. police had stolen shotgun

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News say the sawed-off shotgun that a 23-year-old man who was fatally shot by police possessed was reported stolen. Kawanza Jamal Beaty was shot early Saturday during…

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    (Updated at 6:15 p.m.) Arlington County Police are on the scene of a reported bank robbery in the Waverly Hills neighborhood. The robbery was reported around 5:00 p.m. at the Capital One Bank, at 4700 Lee Highway.…

  • Teen driver in North Potomac car crash released from hospital

    WASHINGTON — A teenager who was critically injured during a crash in North Potomac is out of the hospital and recovering at home. Michael McAuliffe, the attorney for Samuel Ellis, says the 18-year-old and his…

  • Just Sold in Reston

    This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. Even with a holiday week last week, we managed to get 29 houses sold in Reston. Home prices in this group of newly…

  • Warnings for deck safety after Va. family hurt in collapse

    Experts say there are ways to make sure rental homes are safe for your family.

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    Construction has started for a new pie store planned near the intersection of N. Glebe Road and Lee Highway. Owners Heather Sheire and Wendy MacCallum hope to open the new store by the end of the…

  • First daughter Malia Obama interning this summer on the set of ‘Girls’

    WASHINGTON — Passers-by in the hipster area of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this summer might make a double-take this summer as they stroll past the New York set of HBO’s “Girls.” Turns out that lucky intern fetching coffee…

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    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on…

  • Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. Hagerstown police Capt. Paul Kifer says Jack Garcia…

  • Cornerstones Hopes to Outfit 3,000 Kids for School

    The start of school is about two months away, but Reston nonprofit Cornerstones is working now to make sure 3,000 Reston and Herndon students are outfitted for the new year. Cornerstones is holding  its annual…

  • Local Woof: Preventing Dog Bites

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    WASHINGTON — D.C. police officers have arrested the man who they say stabbed a former student government president at the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station on Saturday. On Monday, patrol officers found and arrested Jasper Spires, a…

  • Boy dies after allegedly being beaten for eating cake

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