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Police: Cheerleading instructor put spy camera in Md. gymnastic center bathroom

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A Montgomery County cheerleading instructor has been arrested after police say he set up a spy camera in a bathroom at a Rockville, Maryland, gymnastics studio and took photos and videos of kids and adults.

3 DC-area kids ‘make a wish,’ get uplifting send off to Disney World


Three "wish kids" who asked to go to Disney World were greeted at the airport by a cheering crowd made up of Make-A-Wish workers and volunteers. See video.

2 alleged MS-13 members from Md. charged with extortion

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Two Hyattsville, Maryland, men are facing federal charges for extorting money from area businesses in connection with their alleged membership in the MS-13 gang.

38 candidates, 4 seats for Montgomery Co. Council: Voters have work cut out for them


The race for the Montgomery County Council's four at-large seats will be "a mammoth challenge for voters," said a longtime political journalist, who attributes the volume to both term limits and an energized electorate.

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Police: Man hit, killed in Va. after leaving car over road rage


Police in Virginia say a man who got out of his car in the middle of a highway because of a road rage incident was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over.


After call to investigate schools chief, Prince George’s Co. candidates trade barbs

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Two elected officials in Prince George's County, both aiming to be the next county executive, are leveling accusations that each is politicizing their mutual call for the resignation of schools chief Kevin Maxwell.

Police hunt for Silver Spring man accused of killing wife

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Ruel Francis Dempster II is accused of the first-degree murder of his wife after a domestic dispute. The body of Alice Mino Dennis, 34, was discovered during a welfare check by officers at a house in the 3600 block of Bel Pre Road on April…


‘Yahweh’ charged with threatening Montgomery Co. schools

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According to prosecutors, Virgil McDonald, who had his name legally changed to "Yahweh," sent threatening letters to three schools in Potomac including the McLean School of Maryland, Winston Churchill High School and Potomac Elementary…

White nationalist spotlighted in Charlottesville march arrested in Leesburg for intoxication

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A self-described white nationalist who was arrested in the lead-up to last summer's Unite the Right march in Charlottesville has been arrested for public swearing and intoxication in Leesburg.


Retired cops to be hired in Prince William Co. schools


The Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program for the school system that will allow retired police officers to serve as armed school security guards. They tacked on an extra $500,000 to the budget in order to fund…


Metro aims to enroll all area universities in discount pass program


The Metro Board on Thursday morning will take steps to expand the UPass program, which means college students across the region could get discounted rides if their school requires all students to pay for the semester-long passes.

For the first time in decades, a cruise ship calls on DC’s Waterfront

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The brand-new, 175-passenger American Constitution made The Wharf a stop on its current 11-day voyage out of Baltimore on Sunday. The developer of The Wharf said it's not going to be a habit, though.


The Anthem brings 5 major acts to SW Waterfront — all in the next week

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From Beck to Modest Mouse, get ready for a big week at The Anthem.


Prince George’s Co. education board extends school year


The Board of Education voted to move back the last day of school on Tuesday night to make up for school days lost to winter weather, the school system said in a statement.

Wednesday, Apr 25

Prince George’s Co. coach charged with sexual relationship with student

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A Prince George’s County high school track coach has been arrested and accused of having what the police chief called an "extraordinarily inappropriate" relationship with a 16-year-old athlete. Police Chief Hank Stawinski announced the…

Radio issues plagued Metro during Wednesday morning’s rush

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The radio outage was caused by an overnight power problem, which kept the radios from returning to normal until about 9:40 a.m., a Metro spokesman said. The communications problem did not create any delays for riders though.

Md. 18-year-old found shot to death in car; police seek suspect


Laurel police are searching for a suspect after an 18-year-old man was found dead in his car in a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday night.

GOP hits the field at 1st congressional ball game practice since 2017 shooting

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Republican lawmakers resumed baseball practice for the first time since the June 2017 shooting at the Eugene Simpson Stadium in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson was fatally shot by police.

Tuesday, Apr 24

Teen who took gun to Md. school will be out of jail in June

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Alwin Chen, who has been jailed since Feb 15, received a three-year prison sentence, but all but four months were suspended.

Car crashes onto DC sidewalk; 4 pedestrians injured

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At least four people were seriously injured when a car jumped the curb following a crash in downtown D.C. Tuesday afternoon.

Farmers’ Almanac: Hot, hazy, humid, wet summer forecast for region

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"We are expecting warmer than normal temperatures," said Sandi Duncan, managing editor of the Farmers' Almanac. "It's going to be steamy, that's for sure."

Monday, Apr 23

Route 50 commuters urged to take alternate routes Monday evening

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Route 50 is expected to remain closed between Loudoun County Parkway and Gum Spring Road through the end of the afternoon rush hour, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

Va. teacher charged with sexual abuse of group of 5-year-olds


An assistant teacher at a Bristow, Virginia, day care is being held without bond, charged with sexually abusing a group of 5-year-old children.

3 who died in Severn house fire ID’d

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The Anne Arundel County Fire Department has identified the three people who died in a house fire over the weekend in Severn, Maryland.

Waffle House shooting suspect was arrested for White House trespassing in 2017

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Travis Reinking approached a Secret Service officer at the northeast pedestrian gate on Pennsylvania Avenue on July 7, 2017, and told the officer that he had to get into the White House to speak with the president.

Sunday, Apr 22

Metro service disrupted after man falls onto tracks


Metro service on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines was disrupted for about and hour between McPherson Square and Foggy Bottom stations after a man fell onto the tracks on Sunday.

3 dead after fire in Md. group home

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Three people are dead following an overnight fire in a house used as a group home in Severn, Maryland.