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Tips to keep you -- and your pet -- cool in the heat

It's not even June, and local governments are having to open cooling centers and even adjust trash collection due to soaring temperatures.

Tags: Kate Ryan , heat , Mount Vernon High School , James Madison High School

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 05:13pm EDT

D.C. looks to improve plowing, cut traffic jams after snowstorm

The head of the D.C. Department of Public Works says his department is figuring out a new protocol to better clear streets after last month's snow paralyzed traffic.

Tags: D.C. Council , Bill Howland , snowstorm , downed trees , Committee on Public Works and Transportation , Neal Augenstein

Monday - 02/07/2011, 05:00pm EST

Rain-soaked ground could lead to uprooted trees

The Maryland State Highway Administration says the ground also may be oversaturated from the rain. That could lead to trees uprooting and falling on roads.

Tags: snow closures , unscheduled leave , OPM , John Berry , weather , snow , freezing rain advisory

Monday - 01/31/2011, 03:23pm EST

Teenager's body found in Columbia Heights alley

A body of a teenage girl was found in a trash can in Columbia Heights Monday afternoon, D.C. Police say.

Tags: body found , Euclid Street , Fairmont Street , Sherman Avenu , D.C. police , Columbia Heights ,

Monday - 11/29/2010, 07:11pm EST