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  • Va. proposes adding express lanes to I-66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Transportation officials hope to transform a heavily congested stretch of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia by adding express lanes, a rapid bus system and a park-and-ride network. The proposed changes to the 25-mile stretch of highway between Haymarket and Tysons Corner...

  • Workers to return to Navy Yard building in Feb.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — About 2,700 workers displaced by the Washington Navy Yard shootings last year will begin returning to the renovated building in February, Navy Vice Admiral William Hilarides said Thursday. By the end of April, the enormous office building where a gunman killed 12...

  • Bus service to Dulles changes with Silver Line

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A major change in bus service to Dulles International Airport is coming with next week's opening of the Silver Line Metrorail extension in northern Virginia. The Washington Flyer bus service that currently operates between the West Falls Church Metro station and Dulles...

  • State money needed under PG landslide proposal

    FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials have laid out a $15 million plan to shore up the ground in a Fort Washington neighborhood and allow most of the 28 property owners affected by a landslide earlier this year to return home. Unfortunately the county has only $11...

  • Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least for the time being, it's no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation's capital. The District of Columbia's law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana takes effect Thursday. But it's not clear how long the law...

  • Weekend work to affect Metro riders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro riders will wait longer for trains on some lines this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and on Saturday, trains on the orange and blue lines will operate every 22 minutes. On Sunday, they will run every 24 minutes, though trains through the downtown area...

  • House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle. The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the...

  • PW County questions presence of immigrant kids

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County is seeking details from the federal government on immigrant children being housed in the county after crossing the border into the U.S. unaccompanied. Corey Stewart, chairman of the county's board of supervisors, says the federal government failed...

  • DC mayor's chief spokesman to take federal job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government. Pedro Ribeiro's departure was announced in an email to the mayor's cabinet on Tuesday. Ribeiro was an aggressive defender of the mayor in his three years as...

  • Large diamond ring donated anonymously to Goodwill

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — A 3-carat diamond ring donated anonymously to a northern Virginia Goodwill thrift store has attracted bids exceeding $9,000. Employees at Goodwill's Annandale store tell WRC-TV (http://bit.ly/W6mth6 ) that the ring was dropped off in a plastic bag with some other...

  • DC Council approves extension of lottery contract

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a 5-year, $38 million contract extension for the partnership that runs the District of Columbia lottery. The partnership between Greek gaming giant Intralot and local businessman Emmanuel Bailey won the contract in 2009 after a long and...

  • Sheriff's employee to be charged in shoplifting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leesburg police say a Fairfax County Sheriff's Office employee will be charged with shoplifting in a case that drew attention after the Target security guard who reported the alleged crime was fired. The sheriff's office employee has not been identified, and formal charges...

  • Man wanted in Alexandria slayings indicted

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in three slayings in Alexandria has been indicted on an unrelated gun charge in Loudoun County. Fifty-three-year-old Charles Severance was indicted by a grand jury on Monday on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If...

  • Route 1 in College Park to get safety improvements

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — State and local officials are taking new steps to enhance pedestrian safety on a busy stretch of U.S. Route 1 in College Park. The changes and improvements to the road include new pedestrian signals, a lower speed limit and a temporary median fence to deter...

  • County panel to vote on casino next week

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials will vote on the building plan for a $925 million, Las Vegas-style casino and resort near the nation's capital next week, officials said Monday after a public hearing. Members of the county council put off a vote until next Monday,...



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