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  • Woman killed in crash involving police cadet

    LANHAM, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Prince George's County involving an SUV driven by a cadet. It happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 495 in Lanham. Troopers say 18-year-old Sebastian Reyes, a cadet in the commercial vehicle...

  • Army extends comment period in Md. trail dispute

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is giving people more time to comment on a disputed plan to fence off part of a popular Silver Spring running trail near an old Army landfill. Officials said Friday they will accept comments through Sept. 11 regarding the Ireland Trail near...

  • DC officials breaking ground on playground upgrade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and city officials are breaking ground on upgrades to a playground in the Trinidad neighborhood. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at the playground on Childress Street NE. Officials say the upgraded...

  • 6 million gallons lost in water main break in Md.

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a water main break on a busy Hyattsville street caused the loss of 6 million gallons and covered the suburban road during rush hour. Prince George's County Police say the break was reported about 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Rhode Island Avenue at Crittenden...

  • Bus hits, kills pedestrian in Maryland

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a woman was killed when she was hit by a bus in Upper Marlboro. It happened about 10:35 a.m. Thursday on Main and Water Streets. Police say officers arrived to find the woman trapped under the bus. She was pronounced dead at the...

  • 2 charged in shooting of woman in Maryland

    WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police have charged two people, including a 13-year-old boy, with shooting a woman in what investigators believe was gang-related retaliation. Police say 19-year-old Eber Umanzor of Kensington has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other...

  • Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry has had several recent brushes with the law, including an arrest in May near the White House for driving...

  • Former Army official guilty in bribery scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Army contracting official has pleaded guilty to accepting cash and vacations in return for helping businesses get millions in federal contracts. In Seon Lim pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Virginia to accepting more than $490,000 in benefits,...

  • DC chancellor 'disappointed' with flat test scores

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released test scores show largely stagnant proficiency in math and reading for District of Columbia public school students. School officials said Wednesday that 51.1 percent of students were found to be proficient in math in the 2013-2014 school year. That's up 1.6...

  • City to unveil mural at DC aquatic facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will help unveil a new mural at a city aquatic facility near Eastern Market. The mural at the entrance of the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Facility will be unveiled Thursday. The city says a trapeze school will perform, and there will also...

  • Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee's birthday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate. Two former mayors and several other D.C. councilmembers will serve as honorary hosts at Thursday's birthday party for D.C. Councilmember Muriel...

  • Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz said Wednesday that she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made improving the District of Columbia's public schools the centerpiece of his...

  • Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland doctor is being charged with operating a pill mill out of his office in Rockville, and prosecutors say one person died after using methadone the doctor provided. Silviu Ziscovici, a pain management specialist who had his medical license suspended in by Maryland...

  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press. Three people in contact with investigators say the...

  • Montgomery schools enroll unaccompanied minors

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools. The Montgomery County Council received a briefing Tuesday on the number of unaccompanied minors who have come to the county over the last year....



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