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After their feeble offensive performance against the Baltimore Ravens it is put up or shut up time already for the Burgundy and Gold when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit FedEx Field Saturday night. Four quarters into the NFL’s preseason is by no means a reason to throw in the towel. However, if Jim Zorn and his […]

                  (Washington, DC) — Riders on Metro’s Red, Blue And Orange lines should expect delays of up to a half-hour this weekend due to track circuit repairs and track maintenance. On the Red Line there will be no trains serving the Fort Totten Metrorail station due to […]

Prince George’s County Public Schools encourages parents and community members to get involved in the education process! Kick off the school year on August 24 by being a role model in the lives of children. Escort children to school that day, meet them at school as they exit their bus, or visit them in class. […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Unemployment fell in the District and Virginia in July but increased in Maryland, the Labor Department reported Friday. In the District, unemployment edged down from 10.9 percent to 10.6 percent. More than 13,000 jobs were added to District payrolls last month, a larger number than most states. The District still leads the […]

The LaBelle Community Football League, named after R&B diva Patti Labelle will host two undefeated football teams at Liberty High School, 6300 Independence Avenue in Bealeton, Virginia Saturday August 22nd at 7 pm. The undefeated Virginia Lions will take on the LCFL National Champion Philadelphia Panthers. Virgina Lions President Steven Grimes and Liz Spicely, Director […]

VIA WJLA: SILVER SPRING, Md. – A Montgomery County restaurant, a lesbian couple and what happened inside has led to some brewing controversy Wednesday night. Everyone agrees the couple was asked to leave after showing affection toward one another. But what happened next led to a protest outside the business late Wednesday night. Aiyi’nah Ford […]

VIA REUTERS: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Don Hewitt, creator of CBS News’ groundbreaking “60 Minutes” program and one of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in U.S. television journalism, died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, CBS News said. He was 86. Hewitt worked as producer or director for CBS legends Edward R. Murrow, Douglas Edwards and […]

VIA THE GRIO: ATLANTA  — A civil rights icon who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott is headed to Washington to receive the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The Rev. Joseph Lowery, 87, delivered the benediction at Obama’s inauguration in January and now joins […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – More transit riders will soon be able to use their cell phones underground in Metro stations. Right now, the only people who can make calls on Metro trains are customers with Verizon service. Metro made the agreement with Verizon in 1993. In exchange, the company built a public safety radio […]

VIA WJLA: WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Prince William County police have arrested a Woodbridge teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with two 15-year-old male students. Authorities say the teacher is now in jail without bond and on unpaid leave from from his middle school. Police say 32-year-old Shannon Arnold Patterson turned himself in to authorities on […]