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  • 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...

  • Bowser to hold hearings on soccer stadium deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed spending $150 million to acquire land and enhance infrastructure for the stadium, which...

  • Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. Metro says the orange, blue, yellow and green lines will run at regular weekend intervals on Saturday and Sunday. The silver line opens Saturday at noon and will also be running at regular weekend...

  • Md. man sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and related offenses. Thirty-two-year-old Jean Claude Roy of Germantown, also known as "Dredd the Don," was sentenced in federal court in Greenbelt on Tuesday. Authorities say Roy transported girls...

  • Man shot by police at bank in Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say an officer shot and killed a man after police were called to a bank in Silver Spring for a reported trespasser. The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday at the Capital One branch on Arliss Street. Police say a man behaving...

  • Corrections officer gets 5 years in inmate beating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Maryland prison has been sentenced to five years in prison on civil rights and conspiracy offenses in connection with the beating of an inmate. James Kalbflesh, a former correctional officer at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in...

  • Police: Dumfries man stabbed and killed pit bull

    DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Prince William County Police say a Dumfries man stabbed and killed a pit bull and fatally injured a pit bull puppy in a domestic dispute. Thirty-two-year-old Gerard Darvell Williams has been charged with animal cruelty, domestic assault and battery, and destruction of...



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