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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says Transportation Security Administration workers will be trained on how to recognize District driver's licenses and identification cards. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring...

  • 2 rescued from apartment balcony during fire

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County fire officials say firefighters rescued two residents of a Temple Hills apartment who retreated to their balcony to escape a blaze. The fire broke out early Tuesday morning in a second-floor unit at a three-story garden-style apartment building....

  • Frontier now flying out of Dulles Airport

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Frontier Airlines is now offering flights out of Dulles International Airport. The low-cost carrier will begin nonstop service to 17 destinations from Dulles this year. The first flights were scheduled for Tuesday. Frontier will begin flying this week to Atlanta;...



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