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Police Blotter: Rockville Resident Wakes Up To Burglar in Bedroom; Armed Robbery Near Downtown Bethesda

A man in his 20s displayed a weapon and stole property from two men in the 47000 block of Chevy Chase Drive in the early morning of Sept. 6. House burglary Someone stole property from a house on the 8200 block of Stone Trail Drive overnight on Sept. 1. There were no signs of forced entry. Thefts fro

BETHESDAMAGAZINE.COM - 2017-09-21 18:19:00

Town of Chevy Chase Will Not Appeal Order to Pay Purple Line Advocates' Attorneys' Fees

The Town of Chevy Chase will not appeal a judge's order to pay $92,000 to the Action Committee for Transit (ACT) and member Ben Ross for the cost of their attorneys' fees in a public information case. Mayor Mary Flynn said Tuesday the town will pay the fees rather than appeal the order. The Town Cou

BETHESDAMAGAZINE.COM - 2017-09-21 09:47:00

Man arrested for Edgewater bank robbery also facing charges in Virginia

Anne Arundel County Police said Wednesday that the man they have arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in Edgewater also robbed two banks in Virginia. Police said a man entered Sandy Spring Bank on Mitchell Chance Road Sept. 15 around 1:38 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller

BALTIMORE SUN - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Oldest living West Point grad dies at 105

The oldest living West Point graduate passed away four months after returning to the academy to participate in its alumni review, nearly 85 years after he graduated. Retired Lt. Gen. William Ely, who was the only remaining grad from the Class of 1933, died on Tuesday at his home in Delray Beach, F

ARMY TIMES - 2017-09-21 21:27:43

In statewide push, Jesse Jackson presses case for voter registration

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. used a three-day trip across the commonwealth to push for voter-registration efforts in the run-up to the Nov. 7 general election. At a stop at Macedonia Baptist Church in Arlington Sept. 20, Jackson urged residents to have their voices heard in what he termed as a "tug-of-war

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-21 16:00:00

Will Hurricane Maria Hit Virginia?

WASHINGTON, DC - After Hurricane Maria left behind a tattered Puerto Rico without power Thursday morning bruised by Category 4 strength winds and up to 35 inches of rain, forecasters warned the storm currently packing winds around 115 mph will likely follow the same path as Hurricane Jose once it le

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:12:02

Lions, tigers and bears, oh no! County bans exotic pets

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Hedgehogs dodged the chopping block, but a Virginia county is putting an end to residents adopting a variety of exotic animals as pets. The Arlington County Board on Tuesday voted to prohibit keeping exotic animals as pets. Existing exotic pets are exempt from the ban, but resi

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-21 07:59:06

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Time for Action

As the schoolbell rings around town, more than 15,000 Alexandria public school students face a disappointing reality. Even though per student spending is among the highest in the Commonwealth, our school system is rated among the worst performing. One would think an affluent city ($89,134 median hou

ALEXANDRIAGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

A Race to Save a Child

Springfield Remi Rupert, 3 1/2, of the Orange Hunt Estates neighborhood in Springfield almost died after she was born on Feb. 12, 2014, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. But after transferring and being treated for 13 weeks at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's National Me


Guest Commentary: Voter Registration Day, the 'Earth Day of Democracy'

Last year, millions of Americans were unable to vote because they didn't know how to register or missed the deadline for doing so. Next week, the League of Women Voters of Falls Church will join thousands of partners across the country in marking September 26 as National Voter Registration Day by he

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:36:14

McLean HS Newsmagazine Receives Nat'l Recognition

McLean High School's The Highlander newsmagazine is one of 49 high school news publications nationwide - and the only one in Virginia - to be named a Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). McLean High teacher Lindsay Benedict serves as advisor to The Highlander. Edit

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 18:10:56

Creative Cauldron Presents Stephen Smith's 'Moment'

Stephen Gregory Smith looks back on 30 years on the stage with his upcoming performance "Moment," at Creative Cauldron (410 S Maple Ave., Falls Church) on Sept. 22 - 23 at 8 p.m. Humble beginnings as a child actor in Pennsylvania led to writing musical theatre in our Nation's Capitol and beyond. Thi

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 17:15:11

Edgewater Bank Robber Arrested, Suspected In 2 Virginia Hold-Ups: Police

EDGEWATER, MD - Anne Arundel County Police have arrested a man they say robbed an Edgewater bank on Friday, and authorities believe he also robbed banks in two Virginia counties. The Edgewater robbery was reported just after 1:30 p.m. at the Sandy Spring Bank, 116 Mitchell Chance Road. Bank employee

PATCH - 2017-09-21 17:12:52

Win Big at the Mosaic Bowl This Friday

Enter for a chance to win multiple prizes at the Mosaic Bowl. All prizes were generously donated by Mosaic District businesses. Below is a list of a few of the great prizes you can win. Look for Lady Luck to buy your raffle tickets at the Falls Church High School varisty football game this Friday, S

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:50:53

McAuliffe Visits F.C. for 1-66 Launch & City Officials Meet

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR Terry McAuliffe speaks in Falls Church Wednesday at a ceremony unveiling new transporation options along I-66 inside the beltway while Falls Church Mayor David Tarter (right) looks on. (Photo: News-Press) Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe came for his first visit to Falls Church ye

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 09:25:21

Silver Spring Wow House: 3-Bedroom Home With Spacious Yard, Charming Patio

SILVER SPRING, MD - Stunning garden, amazing master suite, main level addition and more. Natural light through updated window-showcase with beautiful hardwoods. Large living room, main-level family room with access to patio and backyard oasis. Gorgeous master bathroom and huge walk-in closet in ma

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

Washington Sinfonietta's Classical Kick-Off

Maestro Joel Lazar will conduct the Washington Sinfonietta's Classical Kick-Off on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The Falls Church Episcopal Church (115 E Fairfax St., Falls Church). The program will include: J.C. Bach - "Symphony in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 2;" "Haydn - Trumpet Concerto, fe

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 13:20:03

Trunk Show at Zoya's Atelier Running Through Sunday

Zoya's Atelier is hosting a four-day trunk show from Thursday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 24 to celebrate the expansion of their offerings. The event will feature new designers, Tom and Linda Platt, who specialize in in business attire and special events. A $500 gift certificate will be given away eac

FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 10:43:35

Shelter In Place Called At Takoma Park Middle School Wednesday

TAKOMA PARK, MD - The principal of Takoma Park Middle School sent a letter home to parents about an incident that required students to shelter in place for a short time Wednesday. According to Principal Alicia Deeny, "an individual from the community was on school grounds and was asked to leave rep

PATCH - 2017-09-21 17:01:41

Studio SoHy's latest art show brings Japanese culture to 'tiny hall'

"Gimme Some Freedom to Draw," a solo show by artist Zunzima, opens at Studio SoHy on Saturday. Photo by Krissi Humbard BY KRISSI HUMBARD - Studio SoHy has brought another vibrant artist to Hyattsville. Coming off the community oriented "@OurHyattsville Show" and the powerful and political #womensma

HYATTSVILLELIFE.COM - 2017-09-21 19:22:40