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Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her. Full Story

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Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. Full Story

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Toddler dies in northern Va. pool incident

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Prince William County police say they're investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge. Full Story

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Altitude issue reported before crash that killed 4

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Federal officials say the pilot of a small plane carrying four Ohio college students radioed the tower after takeoff to say he was having problems climbing and would be returning to the airport. Full Story

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Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

Thu Aug 28, 2014

An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said. Full Story

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Are parents too overprotective?

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Some parents in Augusta, Georgia, are concerned that elementary school kids are being required to walk too far to get to class. Full Story

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Soldier who shot self at base had earned medals

Wed Aug 27, 2014

A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist who had earned Army commendation and good conduct medals in the past, the Army said Wednesday. Full Story

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Connecticut Ave. emergency repairs to take 3 days

Wed Aug 27, 2014

After a nightmarish morning commute on Connecticut Avenue, the Maryland State Highway Administration suggests commuters find alternative routes for the next three days. Full Story

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Daughter of diplomat suffered 'significant' head injury

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The daughter of a foreign diplomat suffered a large laceration to the back of her head. Police say her father hit her with a chair but the case is now in the hands of the State Department. Full Story

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Allergy and asthma sufferers seek relief at Md.'s first salt cave

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nutritionists may encourage limited amounts of salt, but some allergy sufferers can't get enough of it at a local salt cave. Full Story

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Md. exchange investigation deepens; subpoenas issued

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The rollout of the Maryland health exchange website was a disaster, and now an audit may be turning into a federal case. Full Story

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State investigates Fairfax voter fraud allegations

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Election officials say more than a dozen people in Fairfax County voted in both Virginia and Maryland in 2012. Full Story

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Knee Defender inventor defends after airline kerfuffle

Wed Aug 27, 2014

A $22 device caused quite the kerfuffle on a United Airlines flight earlier this week and its inventor is defending it. Full Story

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Time Warner Cable customers lambaste company over Internet outage

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Time Warner Cable customers around the country experienced Internet service problems for several hours Wednesday morning, leading subscribers to lash out on social media. Full Story

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The National Zoo welcomes a pair of bison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Marking its 125th anniversary, the National Zoo is getting back to its roots. It's putting on exhibit, for the first time in a decade, a pair of animals responsible for the zoo's founding -- Bison. Full Story

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Remains found in Maryland identified as Del. man

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Maryland State Police have identified the man whose remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County. Full Story

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Ethan Saylor's mom endorses sheriff's opponent

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The mother of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three off-duty deputies is joining a campaign to oust the Frederick County sheriff. Full Story