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Man is charged in July homicide in D.C.
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:32:14 GMT
D.C. police arrested a Baltimore man Thursday on a charges he fatally shot a 22-year-old in July on a Southeast Washington street, officials said.Authorities charged William Jackson, 27, with second-degree murder while armed for a July 13 fatal shooting of 22-year-old Delonte Hemphill. The victim had been found fatally wounded 3500 block of 6th Street SE about 10:30 p.m.Read full article >>

Dog dreams: Sher Polvinale’s gift to old and ailing dogs rewards her, too
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMT
The dogs that make it to Sher Polvinale’s house have, for the most part, had a bleak run of it. They were dogs whose ribs you could count from 10 feet away; they were hit by cars that kept on driving or were attacked with hammers. Some lived in families that cared for them, but maybe the owner became incapacitated, or after the dogs went blind or lost use of their hind legs, that care simply ran out. Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Typical December weather through the weekend, and turning stormier
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:03 GMT
Expect to see the sun more than clouds in the next few days with temps in the 40s.

Vote on more flexible D.C. high school graduation requirements delayed for input
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:01:00 GMT
The D.C. State Board of Education on Wednesday night voted unanimously to table a vote on proposed revisions to graduation requirements that would create more flexible routes to a high school diploma, citing the need to give the community more time to respond.Read full article >>

Eleanor Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:25:35 GMT
As the Eleanor Roosevelt crowd boisterously celebrated on the court after the Raiders’ 61-54 win against Prince George’s 4A rival Bowie, Coach Brendan O’Connell gathered his team and directed them down to the locker room.Read full article >>

Handling the holidays with Alzheimer’s: experts offer advice
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMT
The holidays can be stressful for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, as people search for meaningful ways to honor traditions with loved ones whose memory of them may be fading. Read full article >>

Retired jail officers sue D.C. for right to carry guns for protection
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:01:10 -0500

It's been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.

He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able ...

Arlington County poised to close money-losing Artisphere arts center in June
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:01:00 GMT
Arlington’s money-losing Artisphere should close in June because it has failed to draw enough visitors or supporters to break even after years of government subsidy, County Manager Barbara Donnellan said Wednesday.Read full article >>

Top Va. Republican will seek reelection, face primary challenge from the right
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:06:00 GMT
RICHMOND — The speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell, on Thursday announced that he will seek another term, setting up a Republican face-off between the 27-year incumbent and his protege.Read full article >>

Washington Monument to reopen Friday after elevator troubles fixed
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:23:39 GMT
The Washington Monument is expected to reopen Friday after being closed a day earlier because its elevator was out of service, officials said.Officials with the National Park Service said Thursday that crews worked to repair the elevator, which has had previous problems. Read full article >>

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:30:15 GMT
Yves Balcer and his family spent two years living in this 1954 house in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington before he came to the conclusion it needed to be updated. After discussing the project with several architects, he initially planned to tear it down and build an entirely new house. The economic downturn tabled those plans.Read full article >>

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