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Pepco pitches plan to bury D.C. electric lines

If approved, the seven-year, $1 billion construction project would bury 60 power distribution lines in Northwest, Northeast and Southeast.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 06:17am EDT

Tags: Pepco, buried utility lines, Vincent Gray, DDOT, D.C. Council, electricity

Where to get rid of expired and unneeded prescriptions in Fairfax Co.

Unwanted and expired medications can be dropped off at six Fairfax County police stations from May 27 to June 1.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:42am EDT

Tags: pills, medicine, addiction

Students see pills as study aid, officials warn of growing trend

Ritalin and Adderall are the two most commonly abused stimulants on high school and college campuses. And with final exams approaching, officials in Fairfax are warning of the growing problem.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:06pm EDT

Tags: prescription drug abuse, Adderall, Ritalin, students,

Stuff that's still free when you fly

Airlines do still offer a few free things at 30,000 feet.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:32am EDT

Tags: flying, airlines, Freebies, travel

Police groups push for national Blue Alert

Hours before a candlelight vigil honoring the memory of officers killed in the line of duty, police have joined with elected leaders urging Congress to create a nationwide Blue Alert system.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:20pm EDT

Tags: Blue Alert,

Sequester may hit housing rental vouchers

Some families could lose the roof over their heads because of government cutbacks.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 12:51pm EDT

Tags: vouchers, sequester, Congress,

Suspected Pepco imposter sparks concerns in Chevy Chase

An unexpected visit from a man claiming to be with the utility company frightened one Montgomery County neighborhood and serves as a reminder it's always better to be safe than sorry when a stranger is at the door.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 03:40am EDT

Tags: Pepco, stranger danger, fraud, Chevy Chase

Potato chip challenge inspires D.C. students

The challenge: Mail a single Pringle potato chip without breaking it. Two dozen 6th and 7th grade girls from Our Lady of Victory School in Northwest Washington teamed up with two dozen 9th and 10th graders from all-girls Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Md., to solve the problem.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 04:26pm EDT

Tags: potato chip,

Annual Blue Mass celebrates Boston's bravest

Police gathered in Downtown D.C. Tuesday for an annual mass to celebrate the lives of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Cardinal Donald Wuerl reflected on the bravery of first responders who ran to help after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, law enforcement, blue mass, Cardinal Donald Wuerl,

Mumps outbreaks reported at college campuses in Va., Md.

College students aren't immune to getting sick. And college campuses in Virginia and Maryland are reporting outbreaks of the mumps.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 11:14pm EDT

Tags: mumps, vaccinations, college students, University of Richmond, Loyola University, Washington Hospital Center

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