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  • Lane striping problem causes confusion on I-66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Crooked and curving lines on a major Fairfax County roadway are causing confusion for some drivers. The problem occurred Monday morning on Interstate 66 goes from Centreville to Gainesville. The Virginia Department of Transportation says temporary lane striping that crews...

  • 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 Monday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the...

  • Car goes into Potomac River, body recovered

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial Parkway apparently left the road and plunged into the river. The operator of a D.C. Duck Tours boat called authorities around noon Sunday saying there was a car...

  • Police investigating Oxon Hill homicide

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County are investigating a murder in Oxon Hill, and investigators don't believe it was a random crime. Police say they were called late Saturday to the 5000 block of Glassmanor Drive for a report of a shooting. Police say when they arrived...

  • Police: body found in 2 bags in Laurel

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County are investigating after a body was found in two bags in Laurel. Police say they were called around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to the 8800 block of Enfield Court in Laurel. Prince George's County police spokeswoman Pfc. Nicole Hubbard says the victim is...

  • Metroway bus service debuts in Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Traveling to places between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations has gotten a little easier. A new Metro service called Metroway debuts Sunday and will use dedicated bus lanes along the Route 1 corridor. The five mile route currently includes 22 stops between...

  • DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down 3 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.40, down from $3.43 a week ago. The price is 16 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was...

  • Star-spangled banner replica to be on view in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A re-creation of the star-spangled banner will be unfurled near the White House to mark 200 years since the home was burned by the British during the War of 1812. Sunday marks 200 years since the White House was burned on Aug. 24, 1814. To mark the occasion, the replica flag...

  • DC officials conducting streetcar emergency drill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington say a portion of H Street will be closed for several hours while emergency responders take part in a drill involving the yet-to-start streetcar system. Officials say the drill will take place on Sunday in the 1200 block of H Street NE and...

  • 3 arrested in utility pole thefts

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Montgomery County have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, and charged them with stealing utility poles worth approximately $25,000. Police say they were called Saturday to the parking lot of an Extended Stay America hotel for a report of suspicious...

  • 1 injured after small plane crashes in Md.

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane has been seriously injured after crashing while taking off at a Montgomery County airport. Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says it happened Saturday around noon at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg....

  • National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao. To celebrate, the cub got a cake made from frozen fruit juice and other treats like pears and apples. Bao Bao is only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her...

  • PG officer suspended over assault charge

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say a rookie patrol officer has been suspended after being charged with assault. Police say Probationary Officer Shakeya Walker has been suspended after she was charged Friday with second degree assault. Police say the charge stemmed...

  • Seat Pleasant Mayor ousted from City Hall office

    SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County mayor moved his office into a tent outside of City Hall after being ousted from the building. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant set up the beige tent with a desk and American flag in front of City Hall on Friday. City Council members voted 4...

  • DC holding school beautification day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class. Saturday is the annual "Beautification Day" at more than 100 schools throughout the city. Volunteers will be cleaning, painting, organizing...



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