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  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...

  • 9 townhouses damaged in northern Virginia fire

    BRISTOW, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Prince William County say nine townhouses were damaged in a fire that left four of the units uninhabitable. The county's fire-and-rescue department says it took 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze early Sunday morning in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest...

  • Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver...

  • Md. gun law supporter says it's working

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1qWNn4D) reported in its Monday edition that overall gun deaths in Maryland fell 24...

  • James River body found near where man disappeared

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a body found in the James River near the area where a boater disappeared over the weekend. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission tells media outlets that a jet skier found the body Sunday evening near the...

  • Md. hiker taken to hospital after snake bite

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County authorities say a hiker is under medical observation after he was bitten by a snake at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Fire and Rescue Services Lt. George Thomas tells the Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1u7iNuQ ) that the man called 911 at...

  • Man's body found in New River in Radford

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall. Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that...

  • Va. Beach provides online video of bridge project

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach residents and commuters can watch the progress of a bridge replacement project online. The city has installed a time-lapse camera that shows construction of the new $78 million Lesner Bridge over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Media outlets report that the...

  • Man dead after stabbing in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say a man is dead after being stabbed in Baltimore. Baltimore Police say they were called to the 1300 block of E. Lafayette Avenue on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived they found an adult male who had been stabbed...

  • State mortgage program cuts rates in Western Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A state mortgage program is lowering its rates for two months in Western Maryland to entice homebuyers. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1tmHShk ) reports the Maryland Mortgage Program will lower rates by a quarter percent for homes in Allegany, Frederick,...

  • Arlington to require permits for pub crawls

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in Arlington will require the organizers of pub crawls to get a permit and pay for any county services the event uses. The Arlington County Board voted unanimously Saturday to require the permits. Officials say they've seen a significant increase in pub crawls...

  • Burglar takes Pepsi and soup from Annapolis home

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police say someone broke into an Annapolis home and left with a 12-pack of Pepsi and multiple packets of soup. The Capital of Annapolis (http://bit.ly/WrS39z ) reports the burglary happened Thursday afternoon or evening in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue. Police say they...

  • Girl hit by car while biking in North Bethesda

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Montgomery County say a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a car while riding her bike in North Bethesda. Officials say the girl was struck around 6:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Kings Riding Way....

  • Police ID 23-year-old killed in Brandywine crash

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are identifying a 23-year-old killed in a single-car accident in Brandywine in which the driver fled from the scene. Police on Saturday identified the man who died as Brendan Munnerlyn of Waldorf. Police say Munnerlyn was a passenger in a...

  • Police: jogger assaulted on trail in Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police in Fairfax County say a woman running on a residential trail near Rocky Run Park was assaulted by a man riding a bicycle. Police say it happened Thursday around 7 p.m. near the 12900 block of Point Pleasant Drive. Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic...



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