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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…

Search for clues continues in 1984 Virginia State Trooper cold case murder

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Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman was stabbed 45 times by an unknown attacker on Aug. 19, 1984, after answering the door at his home in Manassas. Now, the FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of…

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.


Construction to close streets in Southeast DC starting next week

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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.


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

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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

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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.


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.

Sunday, Sep 23

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.

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.

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

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.

In wake of DC runner’s stabbing death, coaches share running safety tips to remember

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After a D.C. woman was killed during a run through Logan Circle earlier this week, two local running coaches share safety tips for all runners to remember when they step out the door.

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.