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Hogan, Jealous discuss issues, trade barbs in only debate before election


In their first and only debate before the Nov. 6 election, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, squared off Monday in a contentious showdown.

Man found amid ruins of last week’s Navy Yard fire — and is expected to survive

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The man is now in the hospital and expected to survive. Fire crews are also going back to re-search the building at 900 Fifth St. SE. Mayor Muriel Bowser told reporters that D.C. officials "looked at the building management to tell us who…

Girl dead, boy injured after tree falls on a hammock in Va.


The two children were swinging in a hammock during a family gathering in Purcellville on Saturday. Loudoun County sheriff's officials called the deaths "a tragic accident."

PHOTOS: DC athletes pose with furry friends for Humane Rescue Alliance


D.C. sports fans and avid animal lovers unite: A new book from the Humane Rescue Alliance features glossy photos of star athletes and some cuddly teammates. See photos.

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Md. orchard’s corn maze this year honors the Stanley Cup champions


One of Rock Hill Orchard's corn mazes is done up in the shape of Lord Stanley's Cup. Another features the Caps' distinctive eagle-shaped-like-a-W logo. Visitors can also get a scoop of an ice cream flavor that's normally only available…


Montgomery County police: Don’t open Apple Gift card email. It’s a scam


Police are warning Montgomery County residents not to click on phony links inside an email scam involving Apple Gift Cards.


Alexandria man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault of woman in her home


Melvin Eliazar Moreno Rodriguez, 39, was working in the victim's home as a contractor when he sexually assaulted her in 2017, the commonwealth's attorney said.


Man charged with assaulting child; others at Va. day care might be victims

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An Alexandria man is being held without bond after Fairfax County police say he sexually abused a child at a home day care. Investigators also fear that there may be other victims as well.

Construction to close streets in Southeast DC starting next week


The road closures come as part of a $4 million rehabilitation program aimed at improving two streets in Southeast: Fort Dupont Drive and Fort Davis Drive.

Virginia prisons to ban tampons for female visitors

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The policy, set to become effective next month, is aimed at preventing drugs and other contraband from being smuggled into prisons, the Department of Corrections said.


Anacostia River Tunnel has blocked 3 billion gallons of sewage — and it’s ready for more

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The 7-mile stretch of the Anacostia River Tunnel project that's been completed has surpassed expectations so far, and with more rain in the forecast, it may be put to the test this week.

United takeoff from Dulles aborted after other plane on runway

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The pilot of a United Airlines passenger flight from Dulles International Airport to Seattle, Washington aborted his takeoff, after seeing a smaller passenger jet on the same runway, WTOP has learned.


Va. agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

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State herpetologist J.D. Kleopfer says in a Facebook post that two-headed snakes are extremely rare because "they just don't live that long." He says he hopes to donate the snake to a zoo.


2 tractor-trailers jackknife in Md. causing morning mayhem

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Maryland State Police say a semitrailer truck was jackknifed near Exit 34 in Bethesda at 2:52 a.m., leading to a minor spillage of fuel onto the road.

Ever wonder how DC-area road signs are made? Yeah, we did too


You're probably very familiar with all of the road signs you see during your daily commute. But you might be surprised to learn how they're made — and how big they are. Find out more. See video.

‘I will never, ever forget you’: Woman thanks DC firefighter who helped save her life


A D.C. senior who was rescued from the Capper Senior Housing complex fire got the chance to thank the firefighter who helped guide her to safety.


Departing Montgomery Co. executive raises scholarship money through foundation

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Ike Leggett and his wife, Catherine, were honored Sunday at the Leggett Legacy Forward event, which was free and held at the Music Center at Strathmore. It also doubled as a fundraiser.

A wet, chilly Monday sets the theme for this week’s weather


The week's forecast starts off soggy and continues on throughout the week.


U.Md. students moved to hotels after mold concerns

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One parent wants to know how the university is making sure that the mold will not return amid its efforts to eradicate mold in one of its residence halls.


Universities respond to extortion schemes targeting Asian students


Police said students have been contacted by scammers claiming to be with the Chinese Embassy or law enforcement. The caller accuses the student of of a crime, often money laundering, and demands large sums of cash to avoid charges.

Sunday, Sep 23

Route 15 in Loudoun Co. to be widened after long-awaited plan


The plan would widen Route 15 from two lanes to four between Battlefield Parkway and Montresor Road. It would also add intersections and traffic circles in key areas of congestion.

Altercation outside Silver Spring 7-Eleven leads to deadly shooting

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Deon Christopher McDonald, of Hyattsville, was purchasing an item from a 7-Eleven early Sunday morning. After an argument with the store clerk, a security guard got involved and shot McDonald outside the establishment.

Montgomery Co. resident bitten by copperhead

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Montgomery County Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said the slithering reptilian bit the Rockville, Maryland resident, who had been gardening when they happened upon the snake.

Husband allegedly killed recently injured wife in Baltimore murder-suicide


Police say Mary Kathleen Black Terry 79, was recently injured and that Clifford Wilson Terry, 78, had wheeled her out to their car before shooting her in the upper body. He then turned the revolver on himself and shot himself in the upper…

Saturday, Sep 22

Md. attorney general asking victims of abuse by school, church officials to come forward

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After an investigation revealed decades of child sex abuse and cover-ups by the Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is now seeking any information of similar abuse in Maryland schools or "place[s]…

Md. teen killed in Gainesville hit-and-run

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A Maryland teen died Saturday morning after he got out of his parked truck and attempted to cross the road to avoid an oncoming car, only to be struck by that car. The driver never got out of the car, police said.

Police ID man struck, killed while on electric scooter in Dupont Circle

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D.C. police said that a Silver Spring, Maryland, man who was riding an electric scooter in Dupont Circle was struck and killed Friday.

Review of Jordan McNair’s death reveals U.Md. trainers didn’t follow proper procedures

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Before University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died, trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field, an independent investigation into the student-athlete's death found.

Friday, Sep 21

11-year-old girl dies in hospital after murder-suicide in Md.

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Police believe a 57-year-old man shot her and three other relatives before turning the gun on himself. A 22-year-old woman remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Harford Co. shooter drove home to get gun before attack; police ID victims

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Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said Friday that, from the video evidence he has seen, it seemed like alleged shooter Snochia Moseley was targeting specific people before fatally shooting herself. The motive behind the shooting remains…

Suspect’s utterance may play role in prosecution of DC runner murder

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Though D.C. police said Thursday that they didn't have a motive for the fatal stabbing of Wendy Martinez, court documents give some insight as to what happened Tuesday night and who the suspect, Anthony Crawford, may be.

DC runner killed 1 week after getting engaged to be buried in wedding dress, mother says

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During an emotional vigil in Northwest D.C. Thursday, the mother of slain runner Wendy Martinez said she forgives the man who killed her daughter. Wendy will be buried in the dress she planned to wear at her upcoming wedding, the dress…

Thursday, Sep 20

PHOTOS: Harford County shooting

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Multiple people have been killed after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution facility along Spesutia and Perryman roads in Harford County, Maryland. See photos from the scene Thursday.

3 killed in Harford Co. shooting; suspect took own life

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The Harford County sheriff said Thursday afternoon that three people were killed and three wounded, and the shooter took her own life, after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution facility in Harford County, Maryland.

Police ID suspect arrested in stabbing death of DC runner

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A suspect has been arrested in the Tuesday stabbing death of Wendy Martinez near Logan Circle in Northwest. Anthony Crawford, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. "We are heartbroken," Martinez's family said in a…

Flames, thick smoke burst from senior housing building in Southeast DC

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Officials said every resident of the senior home is accounted for and that residents have been sent to nearby shelters set up to house them in the interim.