VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Police arrested 27 post-game revelers in College Park after the University of Maryland’s basketball win over Duke, officials said. Accounts varied wildly, with some students saying they were acting peacefully when officers went overboard. Video footage aired by WUSA (Channel 9) showed what appears to be an officer clearly ramming a […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A defiant D.C. Council Member Marion Barry told a packed Baptist church in Southeast Washington on Tuesday night that despite the decision of the City Council to censure him and strip him of his committee chairmanship, he doesn’t plan to fade away. “I have no intentions of going anywhere,” said Barry, […]

VIA MYFOXDC: UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Two men accused in a deadly street race appeared in court today. One was taken to prison. The other is now facing a retrial. Eight people died in the accident two years ago on Indian Head Highway. Prosecutors say Tavon Taylor and Darren Bullock were racing at more than […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Superior Court officials are preparing for what they expect to be a flood of same-sex couples descending on the courthouse Wednesday to apply for marriage licenses. Wednesday is the first day that same-sex couples in the District can apply for licenses in the marriage office, in Room 4485. “We’re anticipating […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Council is likely to vote Tuesday on censuring Marion Barry, stripping him of his committee chairmanship and referring public corruption allegations against him to the U.S. attorney’s office — actions that could severely reduce his authority and extend his legal troubles, several council sources said Monday. Barry (D-Ward 8), […]

VIA MYFOXDC: UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A Prince George’s County jury has deadlocked on the most serious charges against a man charged in the deaths of eight people at an illegal street race. The jury convicted 20-year-old Tavon Taylor on Monday of driving in an illegal street race and reckless driving. But after deliberating for […]

VIA MYFOXDC: The cost of riding a Metro bus or Metro train rose on Sunday by ten cents a ride. Seniors and disabled passengers will pay a nickel more. The fare increases are supposed to be temporary, but not only are they likely to last, fares will likely go even higher this summer. Metro Access […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was racing through the District’s Southeast neighborhoods, shoveling sidewalks for seniors in Fairlawn, whacking tennis balls with youngsters in Hillcrest and posing for photos with teenage boxers at a recreation center in Bellevue. Four years ago, these predominantly African American communities embraced the young, energetic street-level campaigner, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Metro is making two critical safety fixes to its rail cars: upgrading electronics to prevent them from rolling backward and repairing door controls so they open on the correct side of the tracks at station stops. The Metro board approved funding for the repairs at its Thursday meeting. The rollback protection […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Their names are part of the cultural vocabulary: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Hampton, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Diana Ross. What they all have in common is the hot spotlight on the famed Apollo Theater stage. Though many of the artists are […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) said Wednesday that effective immediately, and until challenged in court, the state recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and that Maryland agencies should begin affording out-of-state gay couples all the rights they have been awarded in other places. “State agencies in Maryland will recognize out-of-state […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night. There is potential for snow accumulations of 5 or more inches during this period. A mix of rain and snow will begin Wednesday evening. It is expected to become all snow between midnight and 3 […]