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  • 2 get lengthy prison terms for killing witness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Washington men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for killing a woman who was to testify against one them. Twenty-four-year-old Willie Walker Jr. and 23-year-old Ricky Donaldson were sentenced Thursday in Superior Court after being convicted of first-degree...

  • Driver dies after July crash in Barnesville

    BARNESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man who was released after being hospitalized after a car crash in Barnesville died at his home days later. Officers say 82-year-old William Collins of Boyds was driving north on Peach Tree Road on July 11 when he collided with an SUV...

  • DC police say they issued 5 pot citations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Araz Alali said Thursday that five citations had been issued,...

  • Senate bill would give new power to DC government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws. The appropriations bill released publicly on Thursday represents a stark contrast to a spending bill approved by the House in terms...

  • Girl, 8, dies after swim in Rockville, Md., pool

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville. Police said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy to...

  • Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are questions this morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded, 9mm handgun in his bag. U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage...

  • DC activists to seek local aid from congressman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland attached an amendment to a spending bill that would block the city from...

  • Kennedy Center to host 'Dance Day' celebration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jenna Elfman and dancer Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall will be at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate National Dance Day. Free performances and demonstrations are planned Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer. Elfman and Stegall...

  • SC man charged with bringing gun to DC building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building. Officer Shennell Antrobus, a Capitol Police spokesman, said in an email that 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage of Camden tried...

  • Man pleads guilty in armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Washington man has pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of an armored truck in which more than $270,000 was stolen. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Baldwin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery in federal court in Greenbelt on Wednesday....

  • Jury convicts woman in Dupont Circle hit-and-run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash that killed a woman near Dupont Circle. Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday. Davidson was previously convicted of other...

  • Administrative law judge admits ethical violations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's former chief administrative law judge has admitted to ethics violations and agreed to pay a $20,000 fine. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rLl4HF ) reports Mary Oates Walker signed a settlement and admitted to the violations Tuesday, ending a...

  • Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — After decades of planning and years of construction, the Metro Silver Line opens to passengers Saturday. The commuter rail line linking Tysons Corner and Reston to the extensive D.C.-area subway system cost nearly $3 billion. By 2018, the Silver Line will extend west...

  • National capital area No. 1 for late mail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 — for late mail delivery. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1nnvOeo ) reports that an inspector general's report released Tuesday found that mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time in...

  • Ben's Chili Bowl opens eatery at National Airport

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Reagan National Airport is celebrating the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl in one of its terminals as the famous Washington eatery opens its first airport location. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration Wednesday at the airport will include performances by the Chuck...



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