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Council member convicted of beating homeless man

Thu Nov 27, 2014

A Riverdale Park Town Council member has been convicted of beating a homeless man with a bat. Full Story

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1 dead, 3 hurt when SUV crashes into tree

Thu Nov 27, 2014

Maryland State Police say a woman was killed and three people, including two children, were injured when the car they were in crashed into tree in Snow Hill. Full Story

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Shooting reported in Howard County

Thu Nov 27, 2014

One person was shot in Columbia, Md. on Thanksgiving day, Howard County police say. Full Story

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Passenger hurt when car falls 75 feet into creek

Thu Nov 27, 2014

Anne Arundel County police say a woman was critically injured when the car she was riding in went off the road and fell 75 feet into a creek. Full Story

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Fort Eustis: Soldier barricades self at base home

Thu Nov 27, 2014

A Fort Eustis official says a soldier has barricaded himself in a home on the Newport News military base. Full Story

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Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

Fri Nov 28, 2014

Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants. Full Story

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Column: Will Robert Griffin III play another game in Washington?

Thu Nov 27, 2014

It's hard to believe that we are having this conversation after what we witnessed just two short years ago, but Robert Griffin III's days in Washington are all but done. Full Story

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Tips to avoid the holiday blues

Fri Nov 28, 2014

The holidays can be a struggle for teens and adults alike. How to avoid the holiday blues. Full Story

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Md. man digs into dad's letters from French girls

Fri Nov 28, 2014

It has been almost 65 years since Clara Bisker reread a Christmas card she received in December 1948. It had been tucked away in her desk since it was sent to her and her husband, Gordon, by two French girls. Full Story

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Dog wanders into Prince George's County firehouse

Thu Nov 27, 2014

Firehouses are designated as safe places, and apparently a stray Yorkshire terrier figured that out. Full Story

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Base: Soldier surrenders after barricading self

Fri Nov 28, 2014

A soldier who had barricaded himself in a home at the Fort Eustis military base has reportedly surrendered overnight to authorities. Full Story

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Bowl bid on the line for Virginia, Virginia Tech

Thu Nov 27, 2014

, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have plenty to overcome. They have lost 10 straight, and 14 of 15, against the Hokies. They've lost nine consecutive road games dating to November 2012, and ending those streaks would land them in a bowl game for the first time since after the 2011 season. Full Story

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A project pictures families for kids in foster care

Thu Nov 27, 2014

For the thousands of kids in foster care in the D.C. area, having a permanent home is a dream. But there's a new effort to make that dream come true. Full Story

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Tom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting

Thu Nov 27, 2014

Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House. Full Story

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Frederick Police plan to ask for body cameras

Thu Nov 27, 2014

The Frederick Police Department plans to ask for funding for 12 body cameras in the city's 2016 fiscal year budget. Full Story

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Family mourns Md. man killed in trench collapse

Fri Nov 28, 2014

The family of a Maryland man who died after being partially buried in a collapsed trench says their loved one was a happy, caring person who was full of life. Full Story

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#BuyBlackFriday movement takes off

Fri Nov 28, 2014

On this Black Friday, some shoppers are being asked to make a political statement with their dollars. Full Story

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Md. man pleads guilty to impersonating a firefighter

Wed Nov 26, 2014

When he showed up to an April 14 fire in Rockville, a police officer who'd followed Kraft to the scene became suspicious; no one answering the call to the Taft Street fire knew anyone named Kevin Kraft. Full Story