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(Forestville, MD) — Maryland State Police have charged a Prince George’s County teenager with using a stolen debit card number to buy items ranging from wigs to a night on the town. So far, the investigation has turned up dozens of credit cards and a computer with a magnetic reader and writer in the Bladensburg […]

(Rockville, MD) — A Montgomery County firefighter who has been with the department for more than two decades is being accused of soliciting sex from what he thought was a 16-year-old girl. Lieutenant Wayne Mothershead has been placed on administrative leave with pay and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing next week. Police […]

(Washington, DC)  —  DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is touting a crime bill he signed Thursday as, quote, “an important step forward in fighting crime in the District.”  The emergency measure was first introduced last October and aims to reduce the number of violent crimes in the city.  Fenty says the legislation includes increased penalties for […]

(Richmond, VA)  —  Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Virginia’s fourth annual sales tax holiday begins today and runs through Sunday.  Joel Davison with the Virginia Department of Taxation says for the next few days, many school supplies costing 20-dollars or less each along with clothing items and footwear costing 100-dollars or less each will […]

VIA WJLA: WALDORF, Md. – Charles County authorities say they have arrested two teenagers in the stabbing death of a Waldorf man. Sheriff Rex Coffey said Thursday that 14-year-old Trayzon Harvey and 18-year-old Benjamin Thomas, both of Waldorf, face first-degree murder charges in the death of 30-year-old Jeremias Gutierrez. Officials say Gutierrez was stabbed during […]

VIA FEDERAL NEWS: The Defense Department is moving its secure employee identification card, known as the Common Access Card, into its business areas. The CAC has been on the leading edge throughout government over the past eight years. DoD was first to mandate employees use the card to log onto their computers and the military’s […]

VIA WTOP: WASHINGTON — D.C. tops the list of major metro areas that are giving pay raises, with companies giving average pay hikes of 2.3 percent. A survey by the global human resources association World at Work finds 77 percent of companies are giving raises. Baltimore also falls in the top 10 at No. 10, […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) once again said he was sending his sons to public school this fall, a campaign promise he made when running for mayor in 2006. Twin sons Andrew and Matthew attended a private school that ended at third grade, and Fenty vowed that they would join the […]

VIA UPI: WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — High school students in Washington, D.C., will be offered tests for sexually transmitted diseases after a program found lots of infected kids, officials said. The pilot program, conducted last year at eight local high schools, found 13 percent of some 3,000 students tested positive for an STD, mostly […]

(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 […]