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(Undated) — Federal health officials are growing increasingly concerned about young peoples’ attraction to flavored little cigars. A new report shows more than 35-percent of youth smokers use flavored tobacco products. While 2009’s Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act bans flavored non-menthol cigarettes, little cigars sold with fruit and candy flavorings are not covered […]

(Richmond, VA) — Virginia State Police report 328 arrests since a law banning texting while driving went into effect. They say that’s an average of between three and four drivers a day during the period from July 1st through September 28th. A total of 171 tickets have been handed out in Northern Virginia, mostly along […]

(McLean, VA) — Three McLean High School students who were attending marching band championships in North Carolina are recovering after falling ill. WJLA-TV quotes sources as saying at least two of the three tenth-graders, who were hospitalized as a precaution then released, took the painkiller Vicodin. McLean High’s Principal sent a letter home to the […]

(Ashburn, VA)  —  A woman is charged with biting an officer among other charges after a traffic stop in Ashburn.  WUSA-TV reports 57-year-old Nan Ciullo was pulled over yesterday near Truro Parish Drive and Belmont Ridge Road and was taken to a nearby detention center because officers suspected she was drunk.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Starting November 5th, Metro will begin a five-month project to replace two escalators at the east entrance of the Van Ness station.  The existing escalators were installed when the station first opened in 1981 and engineers say rehabilitating the aging units is neither practical nor cost-effective.  These will be the tenth and eleventh […]

(Washington, DC)  —  A DC jail suicide watch has been ordered for a woman charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of her baby.  Twenty-six-year-old Sosefina Amoa appeared in court for the first time on Friday and was ordered held.  The judge agreed with an assistant U.S. attorney that she is a danger to the community. […]

(McLean, VA)  —  The former Fairfax County teacher who was convicted of molesting four female students in the 1960’s and 70’s has been sentenced to 43-years in prison.  Seventy-four-year-old Christopher Kloman pleaded guilty in connection with the crimes he committed when he taught at the Potomac School in McLean.  Kloman was arrested after a now-adult […]

November 2, 2013 1 pm until 5 pm Upper Room Church 78 Ritchie Road Capital Heights, Maryland 20743 Bring your new are slightly used coats so that we can “give” coats to fmailies in the Washington metropolitan area that are in need of coats for the winter. Help us to help others. Contact Minister Barbara […]

Washington, DC – On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) will host her 5th Annual College and Career Fair for residents of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. The fair will feature representatives from over 85 colleges, universities, and military academies (some offering on-the-spot admissions/scholarships), and an additional 70+ government agencies, nonprofits, and associations with […]

(Arlington, VA)  —  The county board in Arlington will discuss lowering the speed limit on a popular street in the Rosslyn neighborhood at their meeting on Saturday.  “ARLnow” reports the board will most likely approve the recommendation to change the speed from 30 to 20 miles-per-hour on North Lynn Street and Fort Myer Drive.  The change […]