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  • Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have charged an Olney landlord with hiring a man to scare tenants into leaving their apartment. Officers say on Aug. 6, a woman and her adult son reported that five people entered their basement apartment. Police say the five suspects grabbed the woman...

  • Man indicted in $1M online romance scam

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them. The 11-count indictment charges 32-year-old Krist Koranteng, who has addresses in...

  • DC chief: firefighters deserve tougher discipline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim fire chief in the nation's capital says he's frustrated that he can't issue stronger disciplinary sanctions against three firefighters who didn't help a dying man across the street from a fire station. Interim D.C. Fire Chief Eugene Jones said Thursday that he "has...

  • Woman delivers infant along I-66 in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a woman gave birth to a baby girl in a car along eastbound Interstate 66 in Arlington. Arlington County Fire Department Capt. Bill Shelton says crews were called to the highway around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The baby was born before medics arrived. Medics...

  • Metro's silver line gets low-interest federal loan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro's silver line in the form of a low-interest loan. Officials announced Wednesday that the loan had been finalized. It will go toward construction of the second phase of northern...

  • Toll lanes to be converted on Dulles road

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Drivers who don't have E-ZPass will soon have fewer toll lanes to choose from in the Dulles Toll Road. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the road, announced Wednesday that it will convert 19 lanes into "E-ZPass only" lanes. The unattended lanes...

  • 4 teen boys charged with setting fire at school

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County fire officials say four teenage boys have been charged with setting fire to a classroom trailer at an elementary school in Laurel. The fire occurred on June 30 at Deerfield Run Elementary School. Fire officials said Wednesday that the teens were...

  • Metro pays $4.2 million to settle lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington area's Metro transit authority has paid $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of awarding a no-bid technology contract. The U.S. Attorney's office announced the settlement on Wednesday. A former Metro employee filed the lawsuit under the False Claims...

  • Md. man charged in former girlfriend's slaying

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A Greenbelt man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend in Landover. Prince George's County police say 39-year-old Tor Chiumba Campbell was arrested on Tuesday, a day after the slaying of Shauntelle Lewis. Police say Campbell and Lewis had recently...

  • Police: Drunk, naked motorcyclist hits 2 cars

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County police say a drunk, naked man crashed into two cars while riding a motorcycle before fleeing into some woods. The crashes occurred on Friday night in Arlington. Police say 42-year-old Roland Hitchens wasn't wearing any clothes when police found him close...

  • Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption. The organization says the arrival Wednesday in Gaithersburg of about 50 dogs from Tippah County, Mississippi, continues...

  • Bridge over Anacostia to close for several hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington are closing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River for several hours. The bridge, which is also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, will be closed on Wednesday from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Officials say the bridge...

  • Smithsonian commissions piece for National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a work for the National Mall, a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres. The Smithsonian says it commissioned the work from Cuban American urban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. The piece is a composite...

  • IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor. A spokesman for the District's Department of Housing and Community Development says agents from...

  • Crews to repave section of Interstate 95

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Maryland highway crews will be repaving a section of northbound Interstate 95 in one of the final segments of the Intercounty Connector project. The paving will require a week's worth of overnight road closures, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Crews will strip the top layer of...



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