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VIA WJLA: Metro says it’s much closer to improving safety measures on the rails months after the deadliest crash in the system’s history. The issue in the spotlight is the electronic system designed to detect the location of trains on the track. Metro says it is about to test new safety system,after federal investigators discovered […]

VIA MYFOXDC: ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Prince Georges County Health Department dispensed the swine flu vaccine at its first clinic for the general public Thursday. The clinics will continue at the Cheverly Health Center at 3003 Hospital Drive every Thursday from 9am until Noon, as long as the county continues to get the vaccine. Long […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The region’s unemployment rate edged up in September, mirroring the slowing but persistent rise in joblessness across the country, according to government data released Wednesday. In the District, the unemployment rate rose to 11.4 percent in September from 11.1 percent in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, driven by the […]

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VIA CNN: ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — An all-male college in Atlanta, Georgia, has banned the wearing of women’s clothes, makeup, high heels and purses as part of a new crackdown on what the institution calls inappropriate attire. No dress-wearing is part of a larger dress code launched this week that Morehouse College is calling its […]

(Washington, DC) — Metro has seen the year 2009 bring about a spike in the number of robberies around the system. The first eight-months of the year have seen a more than 40% increase in the number of robberies. “The DC Examiner” reports since 2005, it’s a 179% increase. The most non-vehicle-related crimes have happened […]

By Mark F. Gray Now that the two headed monster which is the braintrust of the Burgundy has reduced the once proud franchise to laughing stock of the NFL, they are insulting the intelligence of the fans. Taking away the play calling responsibilities from Jim Zorn and giving them to Sherman Lewis is a scapegoat […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – A big spelling error has been spotted on a new sign over I-395 north just outside Washington, D.C. The Virginia Department of Transportation admits it goofed in spelling Reagan National Airport. You can see it reads Reagan with an ‘en” at the end instead of “an”. V-Dot says the signs will […]

VIA MYFOXDC: ARLINGTON, Va. – A fire at a home along Glebe Road and 9th Street has left sixteen people homeless. The fire started around 3 a.m. and was discovered after one family member came home from work and found smoke in the house. Everyone made it out safely. Firefighters found one smoke detector in […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: It’s a renter’s dream: a swimming pool, a washer-dryer right in the apartment and a 24-hour Giant across the street. And at the foot of Wildwood Towers, a high-rise building off Columbia Pike in Arlington County, a glorious, free parking space. The amenity that makes residents swoon is likely to disappear soon, […]