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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A Montgomery County man is being held without bond on attempted carjacking and other charges after police say he tried to steal a Honda Civic from a 78-year-old woman walking with a cane — an endeavor that got him attacked by a group of citizens. Javier Gonzalez-Mena, 27, escaped from the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Watch for mid-January changes in how much to pay and when to pay while parking on D.C. streets. Drivers will notice three developments: — The District will complete the premium parking program, under which most of the city’s nearly 17,000 meters charge $2 per hour and a couple of thousand charge […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. police department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas taking guns to Verizon Center this month, a police official said Monday. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said police are looking into the original account of the incident […]

VIA REUTERS: KAILUA, Hawaii¬† – A wing of al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for a failed Christmas Day attack on a U.S.-bound passenger plane and President Barack Obama vowed to bring “every element” of U.S. power against those who threaten Americans’ safety. In a statement posted on Islamist websites, the group Al Qaeda in […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Two unrelated fires in Prince George’s County over the holiday weekend — one caused by an unattended candle and the other by an electrical problem — displaced 24 families from their homes. A third fire in the county, involving a car, left a man dead. Firefighters think that a candle ignited […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley speaks these days, the three words most likely to come out of his mouth are “jobs,” “jobs” and “jobs.” As he heads into an election year, O’Malley (D) is ratcheting up his rhetoric and policy proposals concerning employment, an area in which Democratic governors seeking reelection could […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Despite $1 million in city AIDS funding over three years, the District’s largest needle-exchange program is nearly out of cash and has at times been unable to supply clean syringes to intravenous drug users. The shortage comes after years of turmoil at Prevention Works, which offers needle exchanges at its Northeast Washington […]

VIA DCIST: DCRTV.com is reporting that legendary sportscaster George Michael, who was well-known nationally for his syndicated program “The George Michael Sports Machine,” and beloved in D.C. for his work with NBC4/WRC, has passed away at the age of 70. Michael had been battling cancer for two years. A Channel 4 reporter confirmed the news […]

VIA CNN: A major snowstorm slammed the East Coast and snarled the busy holiday travel season Saturday as airports shut down runways, rail service slowed and bus routes were suspended on the last weekend before Christmas. Record snowfall totals were reported Saturday afternoon at Washington Dulles and Reagan National airports — and snow was still […]

VIA WUSA: WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — Metro has suspended all above ground metro stations and all bus services starting at 1 p.m. due to the heavy snowfall covering the third rail. A metro press release explains, “The third rail must be clear of snow and ice because it is the source of electricity that powers […]