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  • Man killed trying to break up fight in Bowie, Md.

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police are looking for a man they say shot and killed another man who tried to break up a fight among teenagers in a Bowie parking lot. Officers said Wednesday they have obtained an arrest warrant charging 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren of Upper Marlboro...

  • Ex-Dem. official arrested in sex abuse case

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Democratic Party official released from prison after his child molestation convictions were overturned was arrested Wednesday in a separate abuse case involving a family member. Michael Gardner, 50, of Falls Church, was arrested on two felony counts of child...

  • 13-year-old dies after DC shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 13-year-old has died after being shot in the city's Northeast. Police said Wednesday that they responded to a call about shots fired around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Downing Street. There they found a 13-year-old boy conscious and...

  • Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. The teen was beaten outside the Upper Marlboro park Saturday in brawls that witnesses described...

  • Va. man gets 12 years in near-fatal DC sex assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in what prosecutors say was a sexual assault that was so violent, it nearly killed the victim. Jose Santos Jr. of Falls Church, Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in the District of Columbia on Tuesday. A jury found...

  • Original manuscript of US anthem visits Mt. Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Francis Scott Key's original handwritten manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington's...

  • DC officers begin wearing body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital will begin wearing cameras Wednesday to record them as they perform their duties and interact with the public. It's part of a $1 million pilot program that D.C. Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier says will enhance safety for officers and the public...

  • Metro to be available following post-season games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says fans attending post-season games at Nationals Park won't have to worry whether they can get back on Metro. Metro and American University announced a partnership Monday that will provide late-night rail service after the games. Under a normal schedule, the last...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...

  • Red line service back to normal after heavy delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's red line is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays in both directions during morning rush hour. The red line had been running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations Tuesday morning. The cracked rail was at the Dupont Circle...

  • Missing 16-year-old Fairfax girl found dead

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old Fairfax girl has been found dead in a park after she had been missing since Sunday. Fairfax police said Tuesday that the body of 16-year-old Cara Lynn Golias was found near a railroad bridge trestle in the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park on Monday afternoon....

  • Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign. Romney is headlining a $500-per-person fundraiser Tuesday night in McLean for Barbara Comstock, who served as his Virginia campaign co-chair in 2012...

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby, in Calvert County, on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an...

  • Woman repeatedly stabbed in Md. robbery attempt

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A woman is fighting for her life Tuesday and police are looking for the man who stabbed her during a robbery attempt in Montgomery County. Police say the 31-year-old woman was walking in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on...

  • 2 Metro train lines affected by weekend work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says trains on the orange and red lines will be affected by weekend work. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange line trains will operate every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. On the red line, trains will...



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