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Md. county aide killed by her dog was engaged to K-9 officer

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Jenna Rae Sutphin and her fiance had at least two dogs on the property, kept in separate outdoor kennels. Her fiance is a 12-year Prince George's County Department of Corrections officer who was at a training session with his new K-9…


Photos of the week: June 16-22


Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you've missed any.


DC barbecue festival brings weekend road closures

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The annual D.C. barbecue festival brings road closures this weekend.

‘Put it on the ground’: Calvert Co. sheriff shares dramatic body-cam footage

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Body-camera video released by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office demonstrates how quickly a routine traffic stop can escalate.


Heavy rainfall in Virginia causes rescues, closures


News outlets quote the National Weather Service as estimating one to five inches of rain fell across the region Thursday.


Miss a deadline? There’s still a way to get absentee ballots in Md.

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Maryland’s primary is June 26, but if you can’t be at the polls that day and missed the deadlines to get an absentee ballot, you have one more option.

The Latest: Manafort lawyers want no talk of link to Trump


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on legal motions in the criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a…


Pregnant woman attacked on DC Metrobus, has miscarriage


Tameeka Barker is charged with aggravated assault while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon. She was ordered Friday to undergo a mental evaluation.

Spot for future Operation Desert Storm Memorial chosen in DC

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A memorial honoring those who served and died during operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield is one step closer to becoming a reality.


3 Maryland schools to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degrees


The requests were submitted by the University of Baltimore, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.


Virginia man found guilty of fatally poisoning ex-girlfriend


Joseph Merlino III was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the death of 35-year-old Ellie Tran.


Man arrested after smashing Montgomery Co. police cruiser’s window for 2nd time

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Police arrested a man they say bashed in the windows of two different Montgomery County police cruisers this month.

Supreme Court ruling may boost Virginia tax income by $300M


A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that says states are allowed to collect taxes from online sales could boost Virginia's tax revenues by up to $300 million a year.

Dogs rescued from hoarding situation in West Virginia are now in DC


A total of 19 dogs were rescued from a hoarder's home in West Virginia, brought to D.C. to recover, and should soon be available for adoption. See photos.

Marine connected to Charlottesville rally faces imprisonment


Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was sentenced to 28 days of confinement Monday and is being processed for "administrative separation."

Police identify woman killed in Silver Spring crash

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A woman was crossing the northbound lanes of New Hampshire Avenue at Oakview Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland, late Thursday night when she was struck by a white 2005 Ford Mustang.

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Parents search for Gonzaga grad who went missing after concert in DC

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Raymond McGavin, 19, of Springfield, Virginia, disappeared early Monday morning after attending a U2 concert at Capital One Arena in D.C.

Latino teens who alleged abuse at center no longer in US

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Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine asked the head of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement whether regulators had received any past complaints involving the facility located near Staunton, Virginia. The Democrats also want to know whether…


Va. Gov. Northam joins WTOP live June 27


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam joins WTOP live June 27 at 10 a.m. in the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center. Find out how you can listen, watch and submit your own questions.


Early voting in Maryland sets record

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Early voting in Maryland is up dramatically over four years ago with more than twice as many Democrats as Republicans taking part. But an expert cautions it's too soon to say whether the jump in the number of voters taking advantage of…

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years


A US District Judge sentenced former Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl to 18 years in federal prison Friday.


Prince George’s Co. firefighters rescue kitten that hitched a ride on a car

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A woman called the fire department after hearing a strange noise coming out of her car. When crews arrived they were greeted with the challenging task of removing the kitten safely from a fender.

2018 Md. primary guide: Guide to packed Prince George’s Co. Council races


Like every race in 2018's midterm elections, the Prince George's County Council race is jam-packed with candidates. One race generating particular attention is for the county's two at-large council seats — though some candidates are not…


11 suspected MS-13 members charged in killings of 2 teens found in Fairfax Co. park

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Eleven suspected members of the MS-13 gang have been charged in connection with the 2016 slayings of two teens whose remains were discovered buried in a Fairfax County park.

Lynchburg police officers indicted in nonfatal shooting


Officers Edward Ferron and Savannah Simmons were indicted in a shooting that shattered a man's leg and caused partial vision loss.


Baltimore’s tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate


During her first months in office as Baltimore's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby vowed to "deliver justice" on behalf of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city's worst riots in decades. More than…

Maryland office park killing suspect sentenced in Delaware

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A man accused of shooting five co-workers at a granite company in Maryland, killing three, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for attempted manslaughter and other crimes in the later shooting of a man in Delaware.

Jurors won’t hear alleged confession in Md. teacher’s death

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Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend in Howard County last year will be able to hear a statement that prosecutors say amounts to a confession — with one caveat.

Virginia Beach to pony up to fix flood-prone neighborhood


Virginia's largest city may end up paying millions of dollars more to fix drainage problems and slow further development in a flood-prone neighborhood.


Shaheen calls for Homeland Security secretary’s resignation


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Friday that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen should resign unless she promptly implements a plan to reunite children separated from their parents at the southern…