| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Parents of high school students know the struggle — getting their teens out of bed to catch that early morning bus or carpool.
Between homework, sports, jobs and an increasingly active social life, high schoolers find themselves burning the candle...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Howard County households are among the most prosperous in the nation, according to results from a recently released survey.
Income data from the American Community Survey, an annual data collection project run by the Census Bureau to supplement the...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Wael Ali was the last person who saw his twin brother alive, police say, and following Wasel Ali's August 2007 death, Wael acted out of character and gave police inconsistent statements every time they spoke with him.
Now Wael Ali is behind bars in...
| Oct 19, 2011
100 Years Ago
From the Woodbine social column:
"Miss Mary Roth returned to the neighborhood after spending the summer with relatives in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mrs. John M. DeLashautt and daughter, Miss Mildred DeLashmutt, have...
| Jul 29, 2006
Most of the time, police aren't surprised when they find a ballpoint pen crammed with cocaine, or illicit pills stashed in a secret compartment of a running shoe. But when a bag full of smiley-faced gumballs hollowed out and stuffed like mushrooms with...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON The White House canceled its daily news briefing. Vice President Joe Biden dropped plans to attend a retreat for congressional Democrats. As a snowstorm socked the nation's capital, much of the federal government closed Thursday for business....
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX.
The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- An Air Force colonel charged with groping a woman in a drunken incident outside a bar near the Pentagon in May was acquitted by a Virginia jury Wednesday afternoon.
The charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski were notable because he was...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 1:00 AM
A substitute judge in Virginia's Shenandoah County has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for growing marijuana on his property.
James H. Allamong Jr. was sentenced Monday under a plea agreement that reduced the initial charges from a felony to a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed an executive order establishing a panel to help develop a plan to screen babies for a life-threatening heart defect.
The governor says almost four in 1,000 newborns in Virginia are diagnosed each year with one of the defects...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:46 AM
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in June.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 14.2 percent, up from 14 percent in May and down from 18.3 percent...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:08 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there.
Instead of promoting happy hours and...