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Man Stabs 3-Year-Old Daughter, Dies In Police Shootout

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | Crime

By John Clarke Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Maryland man shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter to death before dying himself in a gunfight ...

Matt Sledge

Police Department That Plans To Live Tweet A Prostitution Sting Explains Why | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Touting its move as "progressive" and "we believe unprecedented," a Maryland police department is planning to live tweet a prostitution sting. "We won...

Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.

Huge Win For Maryland Pit Bull Advocates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

Pit bull advocates won a big victory in Maryland last week, when a county with a breed ban was ordered to return a disabled woman's service dog. B...

No Water In D.C. Suburbs During Major Heat Wave

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

Some D.C. suburbs will find themselves without water during the hottest week of the year, according to the Washington Post. A water main break in t...

WHOA: Real Life 'Rambo' Catches Gun-Wielding Criminal

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC

Rambo is a real-life crime fighting hero. A police dog that goes by the name "Rambo" caught a gunman who fired at police officers in Prince George'...

Maryland Casino Expansion Takes Next Step

The Baltimore Sun | Chris Korman | Posted 03.20.2013 | DC

The state commission charged with awarding a casino license in Prince George's County will call for proposals at a meeting in Annapolis on Jan. 31. D...

Best Twitter Account On Game Day

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins have a chance of playing in the post-season. After impressive wins over the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants, D.C. wil...

Teenager Injured During FBI Raid Of Home

Posted 11.17.2012 | Crime

Shots fired during an early morning FBI raid of a family's suburban Maryland home left an unarmed 18-year-old wounded, the young woman's father said. ...

Why Elect Students to the Board of Education

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. Faheem Younus

There are many similarities between the candidates vying for the District 5 seat on the Prince George's County (Maryland) Board of Education: they are both women, both long-term residents of the county and both highly qualified. Yet there is a key difference: Age.

Swing-State County With Bad Voting Rep Still Can't Get It Together

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

A Florida county that was the focus of national attention for ballot-counting issues in 2000 is back under the spotlight with electoral problems this ...

Gambling for Education: The House Never Loses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.16.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Gambling is not about education; it's about profits for casino owners. The house never loses. We should never see advertisements using teachers as the shields protecting the real financial interests behind the gambit of education funding.

Infamous Ex-NBA Player Battles Sagging Pants In Odd Way

Posted 10.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Some groups hold food drives to solve the hunger crisis. Others promote the wearing of wristbands to raise awareness about a particular ...

LOOK: Police Arrest Man Carrying Jug Full Of Cash

Posted 09.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It should have been clear from the beginning why this would-be heist in Maryland wouldn't work. A man carrying a transparent five-gal...

LOOK: Former Fire Chief Faces Cruel Irony. Twice.

Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One fire breaking out at the home of the District of Columbia's former fire chief seems like bad luck. Two fires breaking out at Theodor...

Teacher: Security Guard Shook Down Kids For Money

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Parris Easley, a biology and special education teacher at DuVal High School in Lanham, Md., claims in court that his superiors retaliated against him ...

Armed Man Shot By Police Near U.Md.

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | DC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Authorities say an armed man was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with police near the University of Maryland campus in Coll...

Maryland Tornado Warnings Issued

Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With much of the D.C. region under the risk of severe weather, the National Weather Service issued tornado, severe thunderstorm and flas...

1 Child Dies After Mother In SUV Backs Over 5 Kids

Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A mother driving an SUV in a Maryland suburb just outside the nation's capital backed over five children Thursday night in what police h...

13 Sent To Hospital After 3 Buses Crash On Beltway

Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen people were sent to the hospital on Wednesday after three buses in a tour caravan were involved in a crash on the Capital Beltw...

PHOTOS: Scenes Of Grief From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning That Killed 5

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.24.2012 | DC

OXON HILL, Md. — A supermarket bakery employee, her husband and three others were found dead inside a suburban Washington home Tuesday of suspec...

Truck Spills Gravel Onto Beltway

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A truck spilled its load of gravel onto the Capital Beltway in Maryland on Friday morning, temporarily blocking all lanes of the outer l...

Official In Beltway Speeding Case May Escape Reckless Driving Charge

Posted 03.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After apologizing to her constituents for driving more than 100 miles an hour on the Capital Beltway, a councilmember in D.C.'s Maryland...

Will The 5-Cent Bag Tax Be Bagged?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A plan to institute a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags in one Maryland county is currently stuck in Annapolis waiting further action...

Maryland Religious Leaders Support Offshore Wind

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Religious leaders in Prince George's County are calling on Maryland lawmakers to support offshore wind power development. A group o...