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Recent articles by Dana:

Man fatally shot by law enforcement officer in Thurmont, Md.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday. → Read More

Man sentenced to six life sentences for sex offenses involving minor in Virginia

The judge called it one of the worst abuse cases he had ever heard. → Read More

George Washington Parkway’s northbound lanes to be closed through the weekend after sinkhole forms

Crews will assess the extent of damage beneath the road and make repairs this weekend after finishing excavation work. → Read More

Moke, the 11-month-old gorilla at the National Zoo, recovers after breaking his leg

The lowland gorilla had fractured his leg in February and spent time away from his troop. → Read More

Two men charged, warrant issued for a third in 2013 Md. killing

Alexander Buie was shot in a Rockville house after a struggle, police said. → Read More

Two women got into a disagreement over dog poop. The dispute ended with one of them under arrest.

According to Fairfax County police, one stole the other’s phone after they started to record each other. → Read More

Woman who died in Virginia house fire identified

Lucy Berkebile, 73, was found dead inside a McLean home that caught fire. → Read More

Thursday morning delays on Metro’s Silver Line

An earlier problem with a signal is causing problems on Metro's Silver Line → Read More

On anniversary of fatal shooting, Maryland high school receives threats of mass violence

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and public school system said the threats “had been made on social media and on text messages.” They are being assessed. → Read More

Two dead, others injured after charter bus overturns south of Richmond

The deadly crash involved a bus along I-95 in Virginia. → Read More

Delays for riders on VRE commuter trains

Riders on some VRE commuter trains may face delays Tuesday morning. > Several trains are stopped north of Alexandria due to PTC issues. 326 will be delayed approx. 10 - 15 min. — VRE (@VaRailXpress) March 19, 2019 The delays are for trains north of Alexandria. VRE officials said crews are working to fix the problem with its PTC, or positive train control, which helps to run trains. → Read More

Lanes reopen after crash blocks part of I-66 in Virginia

Drivers should expect delays along I-66 due to a crash → Read More

West Virginia man who died in 2017 linked to rapes, killing in Maryland, police say

Montgomery County police said they have identified the late Kenneth Earl Day as the suspect in a 1989 rape and a 1994 rape and slaying. → Read More

Monday morning delays for Metro riders

A broken down piece of Metro equipment is causing delays on three rail lines → Read More

Baltimore mayor resigns from board of U.-Md. Medical System

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s departure follows a controversy over a contract to sell children’s books that she wrote to the medical system. → Read More

Man fatally stabbed in Northeast Washington

A District man was fatally stabbed Sunday night in Northeast Washington, authorities said. The killing occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Montana Avenue NE, a few blocks from Michigan Avenue. Police identified the man as Thurman Knight, 59, of Northeast. The D.C. region has had more than 50 homicides so far this year. Of those, 35 have been in the District. Read more: → Read More

Former HUD contract specialist pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Kevin Jones, of Laurel, Md., accepted cash, sports tickets and meals in exchange for information. → Read More

Metro no longer single tracking after earlier problems on Red Line

Lingering delays are possible. → Read More

Two bearded dragons rescued in Montgomery County

One was saved from a townhouse fire, and another from a vehicle crash. → Read More

Police car struck by SUV in Northern Virginia

An officer and the SUV’s driver were hurt in the Prince William County crash. → Read More