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  • 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...

  • Va. man sentenced in visa scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A third person involved in a scheme to create fraudulent transcripts so that foreign students would appear eligible to retain their student visas has been sentenced to almost two years in prison. A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Mohamad Tellawi of Falls Church,...

  • Ex-congressman Davis to lead George Mason board

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Former Republican congressman Tom Davis has been elected to serve as George Mason University's rector. Davis, who represented parts of northern Virginia from 1995 through 2009, was elected Thursday by fellow members of the school's 16-member governing board. Davis has been...

  • 15K voter registrations challenged in Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A watchdog group supported by Fairfax County Republicans has challenged the registrations of nearly 15,000 voters in Fairfax County, saying they may also be registered to vote in Maryland. A group called Virginia Voters Alliance that seeks to uncover voter fraud has asked...

  • Corcoran Gallery exhibits now free to public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Admission to the Corcoran Gallery of Art is now free following culmination of court-approved deal that ends the Corcoran's life as an independent institution. Free admission at the Flagg building on 17th Street in Northwest Washington begins Friday. Financial problems at the...

  • DC unveils Chuck Brown Memorial Park

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tribute to the District of Columbia's Godfather of Go-Go is being unveiled. District officials on Friday are formally opening the $1.8 million Chuck Brown Memorial Park. The 42,000 square-foot park has been carved out from space in Northeast Washington's Langdon Park....

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

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