VIA WJLA: WASHINGTON, D.C. – While another school year is just beginning in the Washington area, school officials are already revamping their truancy policies to keep thousands of students in school. In D.C., where teachers are facing a 20 percent truancy rate, new procedures call for parents to be called after the first unexcused absence. […]

VIA WJLA: Montgomery County, Md. – Thousands of Montgomery County students are set to begin their first day of classes on Monday. With big budget cuts looming, the school system will have to follow much stricter fiscal guidelines this year. “That’s got to sustain itself so as a parent you have to be cautiously optimistic,” […]

VIA WJLA: WASHINGTON – The Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metro Station in Northeast is already among the top 10 most dangerous stations in the region. Authorities now say a recent rash of violence is proving why. Metro Transit Police says at least 17 assaults and robberies have been reported there this year. “I believe it’s number […]

Championship teams can often be defined by the collaboration between a head coach and the quarterback. It can be contentious and frustrating with more potholes than New York Ave. on the way to Lombardi Drive. Whether Bradshaw and Noll, Walsh and Montana, or Gibbs and Theismann, the growing pains that lead to their championships were […]

VIA MSNBC: Some straying husbands buy their wives flowers. Others grovel and beg for forgiveness. Still others agree to attend counseling sessions. And then there’s this guy. William Taylor spent his Wednesday morning standing on a busy street corner during rush hour in Tysons Corner, Va., wearing a sheepish, remorseful look on his face and […]

(Tysons Corner, VA) — The Washington Washington Football Team are a step closer to teeing it up for real following Thursday’s annual Welcome Home Luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner. Some 600 people attended the event which featured awards for players of the year for 2008. Clinton Portis, London Fletcher and James Thrash […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: As the weeks wore on this summer, Prince George’s County school administrators could see they were running out of time to avert a crisis over class schedules for the county’s 41,000 high school students. But they had no backup system and didn’t tell parents or students of the looming disaster until the […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: BLACKSBURG, Va. — He used to be known as the son of the Godfather of Go-Go. Now Nekos Brown is better known as Virginia Tech’s starting defensive end. His father, Chuck Brown, is a legend in Washington, the progenitor of the homegrown music movement known as go-go. On Saturday he turned 73, […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – At the intersection of 11th and K Streets in Northwest, a local secret has come out into broad daylight. “The first thing you notice is the shoes. They are usually ultra big.” It’s six o’clock in the morning and sharing the sidewalks with joggers, tourists and commuter buses: prostitutes. “You can’t […]

VIA WJLA: WASHINGTON, D.C. – FBI officials say the number of carjackings in Washington is declining this year. Officials say there have been about 200 carjackings so far this year in the city, compared with about 600 for all of 2008. Joseph Persichini Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s Washington field office, credits a joint […]