VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington, D.C. has earned the top spot in the nation for the highest rates of sexually-transmitted diseases. According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the District has a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people, A Gonorrhea rate of 451.5 […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The changes that would have affected transit benefits for many thousands of riders will be delayed for a year, according to Metro officials. The revisions, which caused widespread confusion among riders and among the employers responsible for administering the benefits, were to take effect in January. Metro General Manager John B. […]

VIA MYFOXDC: More students could be walking to school in Fairfax County in the future, rather than riding the bus. Because of the significant drop in tax revenues, county officials have already trimmed police, fire, library, and transpiration budgets. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay is suggesting that school officials consider expanding the boundary distances that […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Prince George’s County Council voted Tuesday to make it more difficult for check-cashing stores to open and adopted laws to encourage the establishment of wineries and bed-and-breakfast inns, the latest efforts by lawmakers to reshape the county and its image. Under the check-cashing bill, new stores would have to obtain […]

VIA MYFOXDC: BETHESDA, Md. – A Clarksburg High School teacher has been arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery after police say he robbed a grocery store and a bank on Friday. Investigators say Brendon Friedman, 41, of North Bethesda displayed a handgun at the pharmacy counter at a Bethesda Safeway and demanded […]

VIA WJLA: D.C. police have made an arrest in the shooting death of 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed. Law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Josue Pena, 26. He was arrested on Drexel Street in Hyattsville just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, the sources said. Oscar was shot to death in his family’s […]


VIA WJLA: A former Prince George’s County police officer and another man have been indicted for conspiracy to commit bank larceny and attempted robbery. A federal grand jury indicted 41-year-old, former Prince George’s County police officer Eddie Lee Smith, Jr. of Fort Washington, Maryland, and 53-year-old Earl Blake of Capitol Heights, Maryland. According to court […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Her work day started before 7 a.m., when three flu-sickened children were being treated in the emergency room. Ready for another 12-hour shift, pediatric nurse Lindsay Wheeler donned her stethoscope and noticed, with some surprise, that there was no long waiting line of coughing youngsters and parents in surgical masks. That […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit on behalf of Native American activists who claimed that the Washington Washington Football Team’s team name is so offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection. The court without comment refused to get involved in the long-running dispute. The decision essentially […]

VIA MYFOXDC: BEALETON, VA – 87-year-old George Parks was found beaten outside the flea market he owned. His daughter and two friends heard nothing until someone came in and told them something was wrong. “And we got out there, the rescue people were already out there trying to work on him,” said Carol Shepherd. “And […]