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Baker: Pr. George's police not keeping up with population

The county executive of Prince George's County said Tuesday the number of local law enforcement officers has not risen at the same rate as the growing population -- a noticeable deficiency in the midst of a backlogged warrant system, and 10 county murders in as many days of the new year.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Prince George's County , Prince George's County Executive , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 12:01pm EST

Pepco: New grid will reduce length of outages

The Washington region's largest energy utility company plans to install new devices in area homes that it says would reduce power outages from hours to mere seconds.

Tags: Pepco , smart meters , smart meter , Thomas Graham , Maryland Public Service Commission , Utility Bills , utility company , Max Smith ,

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:25am EST

Roadwork blocks access to Rock Creek Pkwy.

Drivers in Northwest have just recovered from the Ohio Drive construction that congested roads around the Lincoln Memorial, and now they have to contend with another jam on a commuter artery just a few miles to the north.

Tags: Calvert Street , Cathedral Avenue , Shoreham Drive , Connecticut Avenue , Rock Creek Parkway , Ohio Drive , road close , road closures , Road construction , road maintenance , road work , Adam Tuss ,

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 08:48am EST

Study: FDA policy hides some foods' trans fats

Consumers can inadvertently exceed their daily allotment of harmful fats, according to a new study, through a loophole that allows food companies to mask the nutritional value of their products.

Tags: trans fats , Food and Drug Administration , FDA , Case Western University , Case Western Reserve University , Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine , Eric Brandt , food , KFC , Kraft , Kristi King

Monday - 01/03/2011, 12:09pm EST

More area online job postings as economy slowly recovers

The new year isn't only looking brighter from increased daylight, but the slowly recovering economy is also yielding a growing number of area jobs.

Tags: job creation , job creation data , job cuts , job growth , unemployment , unemployment rate , Veronica Robinson , jobless , Jobless numbers , joblessness , Lockheed Martin , SAIC

Monday - 01/03/2011, 08:41am EST

New laws affect traffic tickets, fishing licenses

Maryland and Virginia have new laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

Tags: legislation , law enforcement , new laws

Friday - 12/31/2010, 02:59pm EST

The last out: Palmeiro and the Hall of Fame

With 569 home runs, 3,020 hits and a .288 lifetime hitting average, Rafael Palmeiro clearly had a distinguished career in baseball.

Tags: baseball , Rafael Palmiero , Rafael Palmeiro , Baltimore Orioles , Washington Nationals , Craig Heistst ,

Friday - 12/31/2010, 10:26am EST

Mayor-elect Gray's inauguration ball sold out

Tickets for Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's inaugural ball are sold out, disappointing many locals hoping to get into for the hottest event in town.

Tags: Vince Gray , inauguration , Inauguration Day , Mayor Adrian Fenty , mayoral race , mayor

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 12:00pm EST

VIDEO: Ride On bus catches fire near White Flint Metro stn.

Firefighters have been able to extinguish a Ride On bus that caught fire Monday morning in northern Bethesda, but the after-effects are still proving hazardous for commuters.

Tags: Ride On , Ride On Buses , White Flint Metro station , bus fire , Marinelli Road , Neal Augenstein , Bethesda

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 08:18am EST

D.C. resident: Pepco could have prevented fire

A local utility company may have been responsible for a fire in Northwest just after the Christmas weekend, which fire officials say started from faulty electrical wires.

Tags: Pepco , fire , Northwest , Neal Augenstein ,

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 02:08pm EST
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