3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Three more teens have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer, authorities said Wednesday. Fifteeen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews, and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV were charged in the killing of officer Amy Caprio…

DC Circulator to return service to Southwest

Southwest residents are rejoicing that the DC Circulator will soon roll back into their neighborhood. For Andy Litsky, a longtime Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Ward 6, it marks a victory in his seven-year effort with neighbors to bring the bus service back after the District Department of Transportation cut its…

D.C. Auditor says overtime pay for government workers has ‘ballooned’ in recent years

A new report reveals that overtime pay for D.C. government employees has “ballooned” in recent years. The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA) released new findings on Tuesday revealing that overtime pay more than doubled from $40.5 million in fiscal year 2011 to $108.2 million in fiscal year…

Plane crashes at Chesapeake airport in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A plane has crashed at the Chesapeake Regional Airport in Virginia. Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya confirmed to news outlets that the crash was reported Tuesday morning, around 7:38 a.m. It’s unclear whether anyone was injured. No information as to the size of the plane…

Manhunt for suspects in Baltimore area after officer’s death

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the early hours Tuesday, seeking suspects believed armed and dangerous after the death of a female officer. Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said Monday evening that the enormous manhunt was continuing…

Arne Duncan owes an apology

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Shame, shame, shame. Arne Duncan, who was Barack Obama’s right-hand man on public education a few short years ago, earned the Knucklehead of the Year award over the weekend when he urged parents to keep their youngsters out of school “until gun laws [are] changed to keep them safe.”…

D.C. Council considers TOPA amendment

The D.C. Council is considering amending a law that gives renters the first shot at buying their homes when their landlords decide to sell to now include bankruptcy cases. The proposed amendment to the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act of 1980 (TOPA) would require even bankrupt landlords to ask their…

D.C. Council considers TOPA amendment

The D.C. Council is considering amending a law that gives renters the first shot at buying their homes when their landlords decide to sell to now include bankruptcy cases. The proposed amendment to the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act of 1980 (TOPA) would require even bankrupt landlords to ask their…

In fight against school violence, we need to turn to God

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Another mass shooting, more innocent lives lost and more communities shattered. America struggles to understand why the violence continues. What are we missing? As our nation mourns for the victims of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, communities across the nation are realizing they must work quickly to…

In fight against school violence, we need to turn to God

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Another mass shooting, more innocent lives lost and more communities shattered. America struggles to understand why the violence continues. What are we missing? As our nation mourns for the victims of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, communities across the nation are realizing they must work quickly to…

D.C.’s school budget not enough, say advocacy groups

The D.C. Council plans to spend $1.73 billion on education next fiscal year, a sum deemed insufficient by some advocacy groups. Marlana Wallace, a researcher at the anti-poverty think tank D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, said that recent budgets for D.C. Public Schools have been “arbitrary” and “not connected to what’s really…

D.C.’s school budget not enough, say advocacy groups

The D.C. Council plans to spend $1.73 billion on education next fiscal year, a sum deemed insufficient by some advocacy groups. Marlana Wallace, a researcher at the anti-poverty think tank D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, said that recent budgets for D.C. Public Schools have been “arbitrary” and “not connected to what’s really…

Robert E. Lee Chapel changes recommended at Washington and Lee university

LEXINGTON, Va. — A commission impaneled at Washington and Lee University after deadly protests by white nationalists last year in nearby Charlottesville is recommending multiple changes at the university. The changes include converting historic Lee Chapel to a museum and changing official references to Robert E. Lee from “General Lee”…

Robert E. Lee Chapel changes recommended at Washington and Lee university

LEXINGTON, Va. — A commission impaneled at Washington and Lee University after deadly protests by white nationalists last year in nearby Charlottesville is recommending multiple changes at the university. The changes include converting historic Lee Chapel to a museum and changing official references to Robert E. Lee from “General Lee”…

Uber pays to extend Metro service Monday for Capitals’ Game 6

The ridesharing company Uber wants Washington Capitals fans to take the train Monday night. Metro service has been extended again by one hour Monday night to accommodate fans leaving the Capitals’ Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena, WMATA announced Sunday. Uber paid the $100,000 fee …

Uber pays to extend Metro service Monday for Capitals’ Game 6

The ridesharing company Uber wants Washington Capitals fans to take the train Monday night. Metro service has been extended again by one hour Monday night to accommodate fans leaving the Capitals’ Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena, WMATA announced Sunday. Uber paid the $100,000 fee …

Cal Ripken Jr. sells mansion at auction to Orioles slugger Adam Jones: Reports

A mansion custom-built in rural Maryland for baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. has found a buyer in Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones. Mr. Jones, 32, placed the highest bid at an auction for the hall of famer’s longtime residence in Reisterstown, northwest of Baltimore, The Athletic first reported. …

Cal Ripken Jr. sells mansion at auction to Orioles slugger Adam Jones: Reports

A mansion custom-built in rural Maryland for baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. has found a buyer in Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones. Mr. Jones, 32, placed the highest bid at an auction for the hall of famer’s longtime residence in Reisterstown, northwest of Baltimore, The Athletic first reported. …

Gary Russell ready for hungry, undefeated Joseph Diaz

Since 2015, boxer Gary Russell Jr. has had to wait. Despite winning the WBC featherweight championship against Jhonny Gonzalez that year, Russell’s next big fight never materialized. He has wanted to fight the other titleholders in his division, though a deal was never struck — and Russell has fought just…

District of Columbia deserves federal oversight

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The U.S. Constitution, the document that preceded the famous inscription that mentions tired, poor and hungry populations, gives control to Congress of what we now call Washington, D.C. That simple fact means that every year elected District officials devise a budget, as states do, to determine a spending plan,…

Maryland’s garbage workers in harm’s way

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jimmy Elben is almost 10 times more likely to die at work than most of the commuters who pass his truck every day. Elben doesn’t strap into a jet, or heave nets of fish onto a pitching deck at sea, but when he starts his work…

Infectious disease exhibit opens at Natural History Museum

The newest exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History is, in a word, terrifying. Ebola, Zika, HIV and SARS are just some of the infectious diseases highlighted in “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” where visitors confront conditions that fuel outbreaks and learn about extraordinary efforts to save lives.…

Caps-Lightning fans should get on the Metrobus

In one of the most emotionally charged films of 2004, two black men leaving an eatery debate racism, discrimination and public safety when one antagonistically says to the other: “You have no idea, do you? You have no idea why they put them great big windows on the sides of…

Metro service after Capitals’ Game 4 extended at last minute

Metro service leaving three stations near Capital One Arena will be extended by an hour Thursday night after all, thanks to a surprising last-minute arrangement. WMATA announced Thursday afternoon that after the Washington Capitals’ Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals, fans who …

D.C. invests $217 million into affordable housing

The D.C. Council has high hopes for affordable housing, directing $217.4 million of it $14.4 billion fiscal 2019 budget to various housing programs. However, a new report from the anti-poverty think tank D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute says the city’s plan for affordable housing “falls short.” The institute’s report on Wednesday…

Metro won’t stay open late Thursday for Capitals’ Game 4

A deal to extend Metro service by one hour Thursday night, in conjunction with the late start to the Washington Capitals’ playoff game, has fallen through. The nation of Qatar was slated to pay the $100,000 necessary to keep Metro open later, but according to reports, Qatar representatives …

Weather suspends MARC train service on Brunswick line

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) — Damage to train tracks from severe weather has suspended MARC’s Brunswick Line service. News outlets cite a release from the Maryland Transit Administration that says the service will be closed all of Wednesday. Tracks between Brunswick and Germantown and between Monocacy and Point of Rocks on…

D.C. Council unanimously approves $14.4 billion budget

A unanimous D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to the District’s $14.4 billion budget for fiscal 2019, which calls for higher taxes on some property and ride-hailing services, among other items. But one of the budget’s most remarkable features is its outlay for Metro — $178 million in dedicated funding…

Turkey sued for attacks at ambassador’s residence on anti-Erdogan protesters

Two U.S. law firms are suing the government of Turkey on behalf of Kurdish protesters attacked outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence last year in the District. The protesters, a mix of Americans citizens, many of Kurdish or Armenian descent, were violently beaten by Turkish security officers on May 16, 2017,…

CVS agrees to continue selling SmarTrip cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has agreed to save a partnership and continue sales of SmartTrip cards in the Washington region’s 200 CVS stores after previously saying it would stop selling the cards due to challenges with Metro. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans tells The Washington…