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(Washington, DC)  —  Gas prices inched up for a second straight week in the Washington metropolitan area.  The latest MetroSource Price at the Pump survey finds regular unleaded gasoline selling for $2.64, on average.  That’s a six-cent increase over the past week.  Premium prices rose seven-cents, to $2.91 a gallon, on average.  The U.S. Energy […]

(Rockville, MD)  —  Rockville’s city council is considering a proposal to ban smoking at the city’s playgrounds.  Rockville Mayor Susan Hoffman tells WJLA-TV, quote, “There is no downside to keeping smoking away from children in playgrounds. I just don’t see how this is not going to go forward.”  The council will vote on the measure […]

(Rockville, MD)  —  Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a high-end shoplifter.  On Friday evening, the suspect — who was dressed as a woman, but may be a man — entered the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase and stuffed a $2000 Chanel dress into a […]

(Lanham, MD)  —  A pedestrian was killed last night while trying to walk across the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.  A U.S. Park Police spokesman says it happened around 9 p.m. just south of Maryland Route 450 in the Lanham area.  The unidentified male victim was apparently trying to cross the northbound lanes when he was struck.  The […]

(Washington, DC) — District officials are expected to release details of a new report which shows some improvements in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the city. The report, compiled by the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, gives the District high marks for increasing testing and funding for free condom programs, but […]

Immunization is a critical health issue. Through the years, vaccines have eradicated smallpox, virtually eliminated wild polio virus in the U.S., and significantly reduced the number of reported cases of measles and other diseases. Join me at 5 pm today when I speak with Ms. Corliss Hill, National Director of United Health Care’s Generation of […]

(Oxon Hill, MD) — A man is dead and three other people are in the hospital after they were all shot this morning in Oxon Hill. Prince George’s County police responded just before 1 a.m. to a home in the 6400 block of Livingston Road and found two adult males and two adult females with […]

(Washington, DC) — You can expect delays on Metro’s Red line for at least another month, as crews work on repairs at the site of the worst accident in the transit system’s history. Federal investigators wrapped up testing between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations, clearing the way for crews to replace key circuits designed […]

(Washington, DC) — They’re usually held on weekends, but DC police have kicked off another “All Hands on Deck” policing initiative, to coincide with National Night Out events. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says every available sworn officer will be on patrol through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Lanier also joined Mayor Adrian Fenty to announce a […]

(Washington, DC) — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing 13 post offices in the greater Washington area in an attempt to cut costs. The Maryland Avenue Post Office in Northeast DC is on that list, as are the Petworth, Randle, Ledroit Park, Fort Davis, Naval Research Laboratory, Woodridge and Columbia Heights Finance post offices, […]