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  • DC statehood bill to get Capitol Hill hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 21 years, a Congressional committee will consider the notion of turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. A Senate committee will hear testimony on Monday about a bill that would transform the nation's capital into the "state of New...

  • Montgomery Co. mom of missing kids set for hearing

    CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — The search continues for two missing Montgomery County children as their mother is expected to appear in court. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg is set for a bond hearing Monday on charges of child neglect, obstruction and hindering. She was arrested...

  • Arts program moves from Kennedy Center to UMd.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos...

  • DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police...

  • Search resumes for missing kids in Montgomery Co.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police continue to search for two missing children after their mother was found and arrested this weekend. The search continues after authorities located 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg on Friday night. She told police that her two children are...

  • Small plane flips over in Montgomery County

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing. The plane ran off the runway and into an embankment. The...

  • National Portrait Gallery features Latino artists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six contemporary Latino artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The museum says its new exhibit, "Portraiture Now: Staging the Self," is part of a series of exhibits showcasing creative 21st century portrait artists. The show...

  • 3 judges recuse in Loudoun Co. man's murder case

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who has been charged with fatally shooting three people is being moved from Loudoun County to Alexandria where three judges are asking to be recused from the case. Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation...

  • Prince George's schools host immunization clinics

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County school system is hosting a free immunization clinic for all students to get their shots before a deadline next week. The school district is offering free immunizations Saturday at four schools. Health providers will be providing...

  • Wilkins sworn in as US Appeals Court judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Friday's investiture ceremony for Judge Robert Wilkins was attended by Supreme Court Chief Justice John...

  • Navy Yard shooter's sister says guilt 'paralyzing'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sister of a gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year says she hopes the families of her brother's victims are healing. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1pXhVR2 ) Naomi Alexis, sister of former Navy reservist and IT contractor Aaron...

  • US Attorney's office in DC sets up integrity unit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia is setting up a special unit to identify and investigate cases that resulted in wrongful convictions. The creation of the Conviction Integrity Unit was announced Friday. The office says the unit will also make...

  • Military-style jet visiting DC-area airport

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials are alerting the public that a military-style fighter jet aircraft will fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this weekend. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the jet is scheduled to land Saturday at around noon. Officials say the...

  • 2 potential cougar sightings in Alexandria

    ALEXANDRA, Va. (AP) — Officials in Fairfax County are warning residents after two possible sightings of a cougar in the area of an elementary school in Alexandria. Fairfax County Animal Control received two reported sightings of a large cat near Riverside Elementary School on Old Mount Vernon...

  • Police: 1 dead after shooting in NE Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia are investigating after a fatal shooting on Clay Street in northeast Washington. Police say they were called to the 5200 block of Clay Street northeast on Thursday evening for a report of shots fired. When police arrived they found...



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