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Bus drivers to saddle up for ‘roadeo’ at Silver Spring Transit Center
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:41:52 GMT
If you happen to see buses rolling in and out of the Silver Spring Transit Center late next month, don’t get too excited. The $140-million transportation hub, which seems to be in a state of perpetual repair or construction, is not open quite yet.Read full article >>

Swag? Machismo? Whatever you call it, U.S. police and firefighters have it
WashingtonPost.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:37:15 GMT
Just in case it wasn’t clear, Americans are the machoest.Even when we’re surrounded by machismo from across the globe, we win.You can see the winning all week at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va. There are pistol combat, full-fire-gear stair running and police dog obedience contests — as well as more traditional sports.Read full article >>

Local roundup: Ex-inmate files $30 million suit against the District
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:53:43 GMT
THE DISTRICTEx-inmate files $30 million suitA former D.C. man who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in a 1982 murder filed a $30 million lawsuit against the District in D.C. Superior Court, nearly a year after he was exonerated.Read full article >>

Ben J. Wattenberg, writer and television commentator, dies at 81
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:40:31 GMT
Ben J. Wattenberg, a writer, television commentator and self-described “old center-right Democrat” who defied easy political categorizations during nearly five decades as a public intellectual, died June 28 at a hospital in Washington. He was 81.Read full article >>

Rockville woman killed in crash with possibly drunk driver
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:35:42 GMT
A Germantown man has been arrested on suspicion that he caused a fatal accident on Saturday by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Gerilynne Seigneur, 61, of Rockville was killed when her Toyota Camry was struck by a minivan at the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Tupelo Drive in Gaithersburg.Read full article >>

Adams Morgan Day festival is canceled this year
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:20:22 GMT
The popular Adams Morgan Day festival was canceled for 2015 after organizers said it still has outstanding debt from last year and doesn’t have the money to put on an event this September. The festival, which draws tens of thousands of people, is expected to return in next year.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: PM Update: Calm and pleasant tonight, storm risk returns on Tuesday
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:30:21 GMT
The work week started on a beautiful note. Humidity and warmth is back tomorrow with a side of storm chances.

Man found unconscious in Southwest Washington had been shot, police say
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:57:44 GMT
A man from Manassas who was found shot and lying unconscious in Southwest Washington Sunday morning has died, according to D.C. police.Rodney Delonte Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police said a bystander found the man about 9 a.m. in the first block of Galveston Place SW, near South Capitol Street.Read full article >>

District man, teen sentenced in fatal shooting of victim over laptop
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:10 GMT
A District man and a teenager were sentenced to prison for the murder of a man during an attempted robbery of the man’s laptop computer, the U.S. attorney’s office said Monday.On Friday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Jennifer Anderson sentenced William Smallwood, 23, to 22 years in prison and Demitrich Jones, 17, to 18 years in prison for the June 3, 2014, fatal shooting of 33-year-old Rashard Raigns.Read full article >>

Seven Corners residents seek to change plan to revive aging suburb
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:33:00 GMT
Worried about density, residents in the Seven Corners area of Northern Virginia are pushing to scale down a redevelopment plan meant to ease traffic congestion at one of the region’s worst intersections while creating new businesses and as many as 6,000 homes.Read full article >>

Todd Hill steps down as Loudoun County football coach due to health concerns
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:03:26 GMT
Todd Hill has resigned as head football coach at Loudoun County after eight seasons due to continuing health concerns, the school announced Monday. Steve Williams, who spent the last two years as a Raiders assistant and was the head coach at Heritage from 2009-12, will take over as interim head coach for the 2015 campaign.Read full article >>

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