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In Bethesda, the transportation of tomorrow, today

A Bethesda-based organization dedicated to studying the future stands behind an idea which they say will revolutionize the use of cars.

Tags: World Future Society , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT , Patrick Tucker , City Cars , Smart Cities , Smart cars , Michelle Basch ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 03:21pm EDT

Bike death prompts change to Md. driver laws

The death of a Prince George's County cyclist on Tuesday has brought greater awareness to laws that have allowed drivers who inadvertantly kill pedestrians to walk away with only minor penalties.

Tags: Natasha Pettigrew , Glen Ivey , John Townsend , Shane Farthing , Washington Area Bicyclists Association , Kate Ryan ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 01:19pm EDT

Montgomery police waste $50k on untested software

A local police department wasted nearly $50,000 in taxpayer dollars after purchasing untested, faulty software to avoid losing a government grant.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , Montgomery County Police Department , ArcBridge , Sam Mathur , database , Kristi King , software

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:36am EDT

$100K settlement reached in fatal Bay Bridge crash

A settlement has been reached in the fatal crash off the Bay Bridge in the summer of 2008, WTOP has learned.

Tags: John Short , Bay Bridge , Bay Bridge crash , Candy Baldwin , Ted Staples , Neal Augenstein ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 02:29pm EDT

Defenders in Levy case try to block assault report

Defense attorneys in the Chandra Levy murder case are trying to prevent the jury from hearing a confession from the alleged attacker to two other assaults that took place at a similar time and location as Levy's slaying.

Tags: Ingmar Guandique , Chandra Levy , Neal Augenstein ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 04:22pm EDT

Study: Cyber bullying leading cause of depression

Adolescents involved in school bullying suffer from some level of depression, according to a new National Institutes of Health study, but the most at-risk group are the victims of cyber bullying.

Tags: bullying , National Institutes of Health , Jing Wang , Tonja Nansel , Ronald Iannotti , cyber bullying , Kate Ryan ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 01:56pm EDT

Fairfax Co. wrestling judge arrested for child porn

A former middle and high school wrestling judge was arrested Sunday on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, after fire officials accidentally discovered the materials in his Lorton row house earlier this summer.

Tags: Lorton , Mark Barget , Fairfax County Fire , Kristi King , child pornography , wrestling , Fairfax County Public Schools

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 10:40am EDT

New study to reform texting while driving laws

A new federally-funded study to be unveiled at a US Department of Transportation summit Tuesday is expected to empower states to more strictly enforce distracted driving laws.

Tags: texting ban , texting while driving , Department of Transportation , Adam Tuss , Governors Highway Safety Association

Monday - 09/20/2010, 03:43pm EDT

Anne Arundel Co. home to high rates of teen suicide

The rate of teen suicide in Anne Arundel County is significantly higher than the national average, according to a report released this month, and is the second most frequent cause of death for 10- to 17-year olds there.

Tags: suicide , suicide attempt , Anne Arundel County Department of Health , Kathy Stewart ,

Monday - 09/20/2010, 01:14pm EDT
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