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  • County panel to vote on casino next week

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials will vote on the building plan for a $925 million, Las Vegas-style casino and resort near the nation's capital next week, officials said Monday after a public hearing. Members of the county council put off a vote until next Monday,...

  • DC Council overrides mayor's veto of budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities on Monday by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget. The council voted 12-1 to override the veto, the same margin by which the budget passed initially. Gray opposed...

  • DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Monday that would ban those forms of discipline for children who haven't yet...

  • Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. The protesters oppose the plans by Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Resources to build the plant in Lusby, Maryland. They...

  • Survey: Washingtonians trust media most, neighbors least in the U.S.

    Washingtonians are the most trusting of the media in the country, but are downright deadbeats when it comes to engaging with neighbors right next door, says a new city "health index."

  • Major crimes drop 12 percent in Leesburg in 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Leesburg Police Department is reporting a 12 percent drop in major crimes in 2013. The police department says the improvement stems largely from a 13 percent drop in larcenies, the most common offense among those included in the category. In an annual report released...

  • Bill would minimize pre-K suspensions in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city's public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances. The legislation from Councilmember David Grosso follows a recent city report that found 181 3- and...

  • Police: Explosions at Md. home in domestic dispute

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police say a man suspected of detonating explosives at his father-in-law's home in a domestic dispute has been arrested in northern Virginia. Montgomery County Police say 36-year-old Marc Cassell was banging on the front door of the home on Marcliff Road in Bethesda early...

  • DC police arrest suspect in fatal triple shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. Police say one juvenile and two adults were found shot early Sunday morning in a vehicle at North Capitol and T streets. Police say...

  • Chris Colfer visits DC library to discuss new book

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Glee" star Chris Colfer is visiting Washington this week to promote his latest book in his fairy tale series "Land of Stories." The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host Colfer for a discussion and book signing on Monday evening. "The Land of Stories: A Grimm...

  • Prince George's police investigate fatal crash

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Upper Marlboro. Police identified the victim Sunday as 34-year-old Jeffrey Shackelford of Upper Marlboro. Police say he was critically injured Saturday night along John Rodgers...

  • Prince George's council to vote on MGM casino

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County Council is expected to clear the way for construction of a new MGM casino at National Harbor. The county council is holding a hearing Monday and is expected to approve MGM's application. That would allow construction to begin within weeks for a...

  • Smith launches bid for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former federal lawyer Edward "Smitty" Smith says his roots in Washington make him the right choice to become the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general. The 34-year-old Smith officially launched his campaign on Saturday. His campaign says he's already raised...

  • PG officer suspended after assault charge in DC

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The head of the Prince George's County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington. Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw made the announcement Friday....

  • Ex-officer gets 18 years in child sex abuse case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former D.C. police officer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. Forty-six-year-old Wendel Palmer was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. After he gets out of prison he will have...



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