Archives: Local

  • The Washington Examiner local news team says goodbye after eight years

    Matt Connolly

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    The Washington Examiner ended local news coverage Friday, leaving behind an eight-year legacy of public service and watchdog journalism. Readers will remember the print edition for its aggressive coverage of crime and transportation issues, its local and regional enterprise stories and its...

  • Maryland approves new Prince George's County teacher evaluation system

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Maryland has approved new teacher evaluation systems in Prince George's County Public Schools and 20 other Maryland school systems, clearing the way for the state to receive $250 million in federal funds, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Thursday. Schools in Montgomery and...

  • New Examiner to offer online reporting, weekly magazine

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Beginning next week, The Washington Examiner will move online and to a new weekly print magazine. The revamped news outlet will focus on national politics and policy, investigative reporting and commentary. Its website -- washingtonexaminer.com -- will continue to reach millions of people...

  • Metro train operators run five red signals

    Kytja Weir

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Metro train operators ran red signals on the system's rails five times in the past three months, an unusual spate of the incidents, Metro officials said Thursday. No crashes occurred and no one was hurt in the incidents, but the agency considers them serious safety violations. "Anytime...

  • Northern Virginia dominates statewide races this fall

    Steve Contorno

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    The battle for political control of Virginia began in earnest this week when the Democratic Party completed its ticket, and both parties are scrambling to convince an increasingly purple state that they're not the ideologues their opponents claim they are. Democrats nominated Sen. Ralph...

  • Stupid Crimes for June 14

    Scott McCabe

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Taste the Rainbow A Kentucky man is accused of selling more than sweets out of his "Get It" candy store in Louisville. Lorenzo Byrd is facing numerous drug charges, including trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance, reports WDRB.com. Police said they found 50 baggies...

  • Talking Points: Gator aid, birthday suit, just jesting

    Talking Points

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    What did a Pa. man do when he found a young, lost reptile? He offered the gator aid. The Philadelphia man called animal control authorities to help rescue a juvenile alligator he found near a sewer grate on his street. Police took the reptile to the city's Animal Care & Control Team who...

  • Thursday's storms bring reported tornadoes, but no widespread destruction

    Liz Essley

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Two tornadoes were reported in Montgomery County, and tens of thousands of area residents lost power. But for much of the Washington region, Thursday's storm -- and the frenzy leading up to it -- turned out to be nothing but sound and fury. Residents reported funnel clouds near Olney and...

  • Crime down at Montgomery County Metro stations

    Kate Jacobson

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Crime at Montgomery County's Metro stops has fallen to 275 incidents from 354 last year, but officials are concerned with the large number of thefts of riders' smart phones and other electronics. Jeff Delinksi, deputy chief of the Metro Transit Police, told the County Council's Public Safety...