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Train Hits Obstruction Placed Intentionally On Tracks

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials in Maryland believe that the tire that got stuck underneath a commuter train's locomotive on Wednesday was placed on the track...

Arin Greenwood

PHOTOS: A Deadly Virus Is Killing Maryland's Turtles, Salamanders And Tadpoles | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What can you do to help stop a ravaging virus from spreading farther in Maryland's turtle population? As the Washington Post reporte...

Thousands Of D.C. Students Suspended Before They Can Spell

The Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

Thousands of elementary students were suspended from public schools last year in Washington and its suburbs, some of them so young that they were lear...

Rachel Tepper

Bikeshare Officials Explore Corporate Sponsorship Options | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Bikeshare is now moving forward with making the corporate sponsorship plan that was being considered in the fall a reality. T...

PHOTOS: Texas Mom Killed On Birthday While Trying To Help Motorist In Trouble

Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Good Samaritan Killed on her Birthday: While driving home from celebrating her 45th birthday Monday, Tammy Rhoades stopped for a mot...

Maryland's Largest County Institutes Retail Bag Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents in Maryland's most populated county are getting used to a new 5-cent bag fee meant to curb pollution, encourage the use of reu...

The Army of the Sane Makes a Stand

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

For the last two-plus years we have been subjected to the steady drumbeat of the insanity generated by the Tea Party. Those who weren't yelling like ...

Prosecutors: 11-Year-Old Md. Boy Beaten With Baseball Bat

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- An 11-year-old Maryland boy found dead in the woods last month was beaten in the head with a baseball bat that was left near the chi...

Praying for Zoning Reality in Olney

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC
Art Brodsky

Emory Church Road is the very definition of a rustic road. So of course Montgomery County wants to allow a 50,000 square-foot structure with a parking lot big enough for 200 cars right in the middle of the picture.

Apple Store Employee Heard 'Oh God, Please Help Me'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two Apple store employees testified in a Montgomery County courtroom on Friday afternoon that they heard a violent commotion unfolding n...

Police: Clothing Appears To Tie Discovered Body To Missing Boy

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Maryland police found remains on Tuesday that they believe are a missing boy whose mother was discovered beaten and stabbed to deat...

Police Believe They Found Missing Maryland Boy's Body In Woods

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A police search team on Tuesday discovered the body of a boy they believe to be 11-year-old William McQuain, whose mother was found murd...

Slain Md. Woman Feared Estranged Husband

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A suburban Maryland woman found dead inside her home this week had recently expressed concerns about her safety after her estranged husb...

Suspect Arrested In Death Of Germantown Woman; Child Still Missing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Montgomery County police say a suspect is in custody in the death of a woman and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son. There...

Warner: Region Needs New Potomac River Bridge

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) thinks the D.C. region needs additional bridges crossing the Potomac River, an issue that's often the thir...

Rachel Tepper

Capital Bikeshare's Future: Corporate Sponsorship? | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just as the city's pioneering bike-sharing program marked its one-year anniversary on Tuesday by recording its one-millionth trip, Capit...

Maryland Gas-Tax Hike: Prospects Dim After 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If Maryland lawmakers don't approve a gas-tax hike next year, there's little chance anything will be done politically on the issue until...

Will Silver Spring's Fillmore Undermine D.C.'s Music Scene?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Following its debut last week, the Fillmore music hall in Silver Spring has raised questions about whether the Live Nation-run venue wil...

Flash-Mob Group Justice: Md. Lawmaker Looks At Tougher Penalties

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

In Maryland, those charged in a "flash mob" robbery may not be only held responsible for the items they stole individually. If the "flash mob" steals ...

WATCH: Facebook Reunites Mom With Snatched Son After 12 Years

Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

After searching for 12 years, Kattia Liebers and her son were finally reunited on Sunday, thanks to a Facebook exchange, reports. ...

NY Times Wrong About Teacher Evals, Race To The Top

Peter Meyer | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

Instead of hailing a successful teacher evaluation program, Winerup turns his story into another excuse to throw punches at the school reform movement.

Joy Resmovits

The Superintendent Who Doesn't Believe In Superman | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.28.2011 | Education

The newly-announced head of Montgomery County, Md., schools is not a fan of extremes. “There is no one reform model where one size fits all,” ...

Choosing the Right Superintendent

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

The characteristics and experience of new leaders need to match the challenges they will face. This may seem obvious. But it often doesn't happen.

Bizarre Yoga Store Incident Results In Murder Charge

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

-- Police in an affluent Washington suburb say a co-worker killed a woman found dead inside a yoga clothing store in Bethesda, Md. last week, then ma...

How Will Suburban Schools Handle the New Influx of Immigrants?

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sarah Garland

In the next 20 years, the schools in need of the most help may not be the schools in inner cities like Newark or Detroit. Instead, they may be in far-flung suburbs and exurbs where immigrants are flocking.