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Some are back to school on Presidents Day

Lots of area school districts have gone over their budgeted snow days and they're using Presidents' Day as a make-up day.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:15am EST

Tags: snow days, president

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Montgomery school bus cams result in 10 citations in first month

In just the first month, a new school bus enforcement program in Montgomery County issued 10 citations to drivers who ignored bus stop signs, which is too high for one county councilman.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:17pm EST

Tags: school bus cameras, Montgomery County Public Schools, Craig Rice,

Crabs' birds and bees: Effects of crab sex life on Maryland industry

Knowing the intimate lives of blue crabs has real implications for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and the outlook for the state's watermen.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 08:07am EST

Tags: crabs, Sook Chung, Chesapeake Bay, watermen, crab industry, Maryland

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Park police warn against playing on ice

It's tempting for kids to test the ice in a nearby pond or creek, but it can be deadly.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 08:09pm EST

Tags: gaithersburg, ice

Fairfax County community copes with two teen deaths

Two students at a Fairfax County high school died this week and now the school system is working to help students cope with their grief.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:35am EST

Tags: student deaths, Fairfax County, Langley High School

Snow day shuffle confusing parents

Area school systems will be juggling school calendars to determine whether students will have to make up some of those snow days.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 09:32pm EST

Tags: winter weather, snow days

Cold temps keep icebreakers busy along the bay

Take a ride aboard an icebreaker on the Chesapeake Bay, keeping the waterways open for fishermen, school children and even emergency responders.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 06:05pm EST

Tags: ice-breaker, Kent Island, Chesapeake Bay, winter weather, ice, Chester River

Dramatic rise in heroin use across Md.

Heroin use is on the rise in Maryland. The state is warning of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 times more powerful than morphine, and perhaps "hundreds of times more powerful than heroin."

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: heroin, addiction, fentanyl

Snowy owl brings attention to wildlife workers

The striking visitor from the Arctic has put a spotlight on the work done in a quiet corner of the District of Columbia.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 04:30am EST

Tags: snowy owl, City Wildlife, Anne Lewis

Glitches allow students to take school admissions test from home

Students lost parts of their admissions test for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology because of a computer glitch.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 09:07am EST

Tags: sis, student testing, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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