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  • Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. Media outlets report 30-year-old Berkley Allen Furgurson of...

  • Virginia motorist gets 2 years in pedestrian death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Henrico County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison in a pedestrian's hit-and-run death. Media outlets report a Richmond circuit judge sentenced 52-year-old Barry E. Mallory to the maximum 10 years in prison but suspended eight years of...

  • Banjo, fiddle contests set for Va. state fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is seeking banjo players and fiddlers for a contest. The fair's open and youth fiddle and banjo contests will be held on Oct. 4 in the Triple Crown Amphitheater at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Registration will take place on the day of...

  • Frederick, Md., mayor touts city's gains

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick Mayor Randy McClement is highlighting transportation and development in his annual State of the City address. McClement is making his speech Monday night with the city's downtown MARC station as a backdrop. The station is at one end of a bicycle route his...

  • Officials closing street to remove tree from park

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington say they're closing a stretch of 15th Street for several hours to remove a tree from Meridian Hill Park. Officials say 15th Street in northwest Washington will be closed between W Street and Chapin Street on Monday from 7 a.m. to noon....

  • Obama administration officials to tour Md. jail

    BOYDS, Md. (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to visit a suburban Washington jail to highlight a program that's intended to keep inmates from committing crimes after their release. The Obama administration officials will visit the Montgomery County...

  • Hearings set this week on Corcoran Gallery merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Court hearings will begin this week on the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. A D.C. judge decided last week that nine current students, faculty and staff members can challenge the...

  • Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Lucy Coffey, now 108, is a veteran of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The corps took her to Japan before she came home and...

  • Baltimore mayor wants to sell garages for revenue

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a proposal to sell four city-owned parking garages to generate cash for urgent priorities and infrastructure. The mayor's office says Rawlings-Blake will announce her plans Monday to introduce new legislation to sell...

  • Police investigate Gaithersburg death as homicide

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a Gaithersburg woman as a homicide. Police were called to a home Sunday morning in the 18300 block of Hallmark Way for the report of a suspicious situation. Officers found a 47-year-old woman dead. Detectives...

  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington....

  • Crash on I-97 seriously injures 4 in Millersville

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people are seriously hurt after a car crash that closed Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County. Investigators say a car went off the highway Sunday about 8:20 a.m. and hit a tree in Millersville. Investigators say three people were ejected from the vehicle. A...

  • New silver line increases Metro's size, service

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region's transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations. The first train departed Reston on Saturday after about 50 years of planning and more than 5 years of construction. Within the first few...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — More than 50 horses whose bloodlines trace back to Triple Crown great Secretariat and other Meadow Farm champions have gathered for a reunion. Media outlets report horses and their trainers trotted around an outdoor ring at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County on Saturday...

  • Uber driver arrested for DC sexual assault charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say detectives have arrested a man after a woman reported an Uber car service driver had sexually assaulted her. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, early Saturday. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse....



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