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Entries by Arin Greenwood from 01/2013

D.C.'s Chocolate Monuments Are Hard To Keep In Stock In Election, Inauguration Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Feeling sweet on D.C. these days? Or just want to take a bite out of Congress? Chocolate Chocolate, a well-loved chocolate store in t...

Yelp! Comment Case: Order For Woman To Delete Parts Of Comments Reversed

Posted 01.02.2013 | DC
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The Virginia Supreme Court reversed a preliminary injunction that stopped a Falls Church woman from accusing a contractor of stealing jewelry from her...

Body found In Adams Morgan ID'd As Mont. Co. Man (VIDEO)

Posted 01.03.2013 | DC
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WASHINGTON - D.C. police have confirmed the body of a man found in the ventilation shaft of an apartment building in Northwest is that of a 23-year-ol...

D.C.-Area Real Estate With Gyms: These Properties Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Did you resolve to spend 2013 getting more exercise? Of course you did! And that resolution would be so much easier to keep if you lived...

Reston Zoo Director Pleads Guilty In Drowning Of Wallaby

Posted 01.04.2013 | DC
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A woman who has served as the director of the Reston Zoo pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in connection with the drowning of an injured wallaby as par...

Maryland Flu Season: Hospitals See Surge Of Patients With Achy Bodies, Fevers And Sore Throats

Posted 01.04.2013 | DC

Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit ear...

Maryland Gun Sellers Say Sales Up Due To Fear Of New Restrictions

Posted 01.07.2013 | DC

Fifth-generation gun salesman Chip Porter says for the third time in a dozen years, gun sales are up because there is talk of banning gun ownership. ...

Inauguration Ticket Apology: Ticketmaster Prematurely Sells Tickets To 2013 Inauguration Events (UPDATED)

Posted 01.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This snafu may not rise to the level of a Purple Tunnel of Doom, but President Obama's second Inauguration has experienced one big hiccu...

Maryland Woman Wins Custody Of Frozen Embryos

Posted 01.07.2013 | DC
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A Maryland woman has gained custody of nine frozen embryos she created with her ex-husband, according to an attorney working on the case. Godlove M...

Angela McCaskill Reinstated: Gallaudet University Diversity Officer Returns Three Months After Signing Anti-Gay Marriage Petition

Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gallaudet University's chief diversity officer has been reinstated some three months after being placed on paid administrative leave for...

Obama Inauguration Planners Looking For Million Dollar Donors

Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for ...

D.C. Leads Country In 'Inbound Moves,' According To United Van Lines' 2012 'Migration' Study

Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Why do so many people move to D.C.? United Van Lines recently released its 2012 "migration" study, which finds -- once again -- that...

Marissa Payne, Former Anti-DC Blogger, Has Biting New Wedding Blog

Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you have complicated feelings about big white dresses, you'll want to check out Marissa Payne's new wedding blog. The D.C. residen...

Police: Criminals Trade Laundry Detergent For Drugs

Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
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Criminals in Prince George's County are stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores and trading it for marijuana and crack, according to Sgt. Aubrey T...

Washington Humane Society Takes In Misdirected Baby Chickens

Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- 106 misdirected baby chickens were recently waylaid at a post office in the nation's capital. The Rhode Island Reds were intended fo...

Maryland Assault Weapons Ban: Governor Martin O'Malley Predicts Passage Of Gun Control Legislation

Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. "Their sole purpose i...

D.C. Flu Season 2013: As Maryland Sees Surge In Cases, No Epidemic In Nation's Capital Yet, Officials Say

Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How is the nation's capital handling what is likely to be the worst flu season in a decade, in which vaccines are in short supply? Ac...

Virginia Sunday Hunting: Bill Would Allow Sunday Hunting With Bow Or Crossbow

Posted 01.11.2013 | DC

The General Assembly began its session Wednesday, and there's already plenty of legislation put forth of interest to sportsmen and women. If you visi...

Hogettes, Pig Snout-Wearing Redskins Fans, To Retire After 30 Seasons

Posted 01.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hogettes will oink no more. The group of male fans who have cheered on the Washington Redskins for three decade...

D.C. Adoptable Animals: 48 Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Birds Need New Homes

Posted 01.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How do you say no to this great big doggie smile? This is Polly Pocket. She's about a year old, and she's always got that grin on her...

Using Drones To Impede Hunting Would Be Class 3 Misdemeanor Under Proposed Virginia Law

Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

Virginians don't like anything to come between them and their hunting. And if Sen. Frank M. Ruff Jr., R-Mecklenburg, has his way, you'll be able to ad...

Stacy Fields, Owner Of Pit Bull Shot By Baltimore Police, Stages Facebook Protest Asking For Officer To Be Named, Better Training

Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

Residents protesting a police officer shooting another resident's dog on New Year's Day staged a demonstration on Saturday outside the headquarters of...

Practice Inaugural Parade: Inauguration Organizers Hold Dress Rehearsal (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON: A practice Inaugural parade was held in downtown D.C. on Sunday. Stand-ins for President Obama and the first lady participated in the rehe...

Windy Oaks Animal Farm's Six Chimpanzees Face Uncertain Future

Posted 01.14.2013 | DC

When Toby the chimp arrived at Curtis Shepperson's home near Mechanicsville, he was 6 weeks old and weighed 7 pounds. He was adorable. Curtis and Bea...

Hank The Cat, Former Feline Candidate For U.S. Senate, Comes Out With Position On Trillion-Dollar Coin

Posted 01.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat, the feisty Virginia feline who retired from politics in November after losing an unusual bid for a U.S. Senate seat, has b...