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Old Bay Now Selling Hot Sauce


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 01:50:58 PM

Author: Sydney Coplin

Love Old Bay? Meet Old Bay Hot Sauce. Old Bay Hot Sauce goes on sale starting Wednesday, the company behind the Maryland favorite announced. “Old Bay Seasoning and hot sauce go together like … well, Old Bay and everything,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement. The hot sauce will be sold on OldBay.com and, “over the next month or...

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Washington Post Clears Writer Who Tweeted About Kobe Bryant Rape Allegation


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 01:21:12 PM

Author: Associated Press

The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday. Dozens of journalists at the newspaper criticized the decision.

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Virginia Officer Shoots Suspect Holding Assault-Style Gun: Police


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 10:51:17 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

A drug-dealing suspect was shot by police and will face additional charges after allegedly brandishing an assault-style weapon at officers who came to serve a warrant at his home, police say. A SWAT team arrived at the 7600 block of Lee Landing Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday night to search the home and arrest a suspect on marijuana distribution charges,...

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Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Suspect Inside Cruiser in Maryland: Police


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:25:51 AM

Author: Tracee Wilkins, Darcy Spencer, Matthew Stabley and Gina Cook

A Prince George’s County police officer who shot and killed a suspect who was handcuffed and wearing a seat belt inside a police cruiser Monday night in Maryland is in custody and facing charges, police said. Cpl. Michael Owen Jr., a 10-year veteran of the department, is charged with second-degree murder, involuntary and voluntary manslaughter, first-degree assault and use of...

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Arlington County Board Approves Adding $200 Fine to Speeding Tickets


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 03:36:31 AM

Author: Gina Cook

Drivers with a lead foot may soon have to watch their speed more closely in Arlington County, Virginia.

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Jack Evans to Run in Special Election for DC Council Seat He Just Vacated


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 10:58:30 PM

Author: Mark Segraves

Former D.C. Council member Jack Evans intends to run in a special election for the Ward 2 seat he recently vacated after an investigation found he violated the Council’s code of ethics. Evans picked up petitions Monday to qualify for the June primary and the special election to fill his old seat, according to the D.C. Board of Elections database....

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DC Police to Stop Handcuffing Kids Age 12 and Younger


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:45:42 PM

Author: Mark Segraves and NBC Washington Staff

The Washington, D.C., police department will no longer place juvenile suspects age 12 and younger in handcuffs, the department said Tuesday after a series of alarming incidents caught on cellphone video.

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Bay Bridge Repairs to Wrap Up a Year Early


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:01:10 AM

Author: Adam Tuss and Sydney Coplin

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabilitation project is set to be completed this summer, a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday. The work will also include the implementation of an all-electronic tolling system, allowing drivers to either pay with E-ZPass or have their license plate photographed and a bill sent to them in the mail. All-electronic tolling...

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Man Parks Truck With Replica Machine Gun in Front of Va. House, Wakes Up Family


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 01:39:19 AM

Author: Drew Wilder

An allegedly drunken man wearing a bulletproof vest, carrying a knife and driving a truck with a replica machine gun mounted on top surprised a Virginia family early Monday. Just before 3 a.m., a Leesburg family woke up to someone ringing their doorbell. Ring video shows a man staggering to the front door and lying down on the porch. The...

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Dulles Airport Now Screening for Coronavirus


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:51:09 AM

Author: Aimee Cho and Gina Cook

Dulles International Airport is now among 20 U.S. airports screening international travelers for coronavirus amid growing concerns over the virus that has killed more than 100 and sickened thousands in China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established quarantine stations at the airport, where medics are taking passengers’ temperatures, asking them to fill out a questionnaire about their...

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DC Testing 2 People for Coronavirus


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:34:59 PM

Author: Gina Cook

Two people in D.C. are waiting on test results for coronavirus, a new virus that has killed dozens of people in China and sickened thousands, health officials announced Tuesday.

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Maryland Counterfeiters Printed $100 Bills, Made Off With $95K: Feds


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:28:38 PM

Author: Scott MacFarlane and Andrea Swalec

A Maryland woman and other state residents face federal counterfeiting charges for printing fake $100 bills and using them to get at least $95,000 in real money, prosecutors say. Keara Unique Davis and at least two other people printed fake cash for at least two years and used it to buy merchandise at Nordstrom, Target and Home Depot stores in...

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Virginia Becomes 38th State to Ratify the ERA


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 08:48:17 PM

Author: Julie Carey and Associated Press

Virginia became the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Monday, a momentous victory for many women’s rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure ever will be added to the U.S. Constitution. Virginia’s House and Senate approved the resolution to ratify the amendment decades after Congress sent the ERA to the states in 1972,...

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New Owner of Md. Home Sold at Auction Finds Body of Previous Resident


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:37:26 AM

Author: Tracee Wilkins

The new owner of a Maryland home sold at a foreclosure auction found the body of the woman who used to live there inside. Records don’t show when the house was sold, and it’s unclear how long ago the 39-year-old woman died. Her body was found Saturday. A neighbor of the woman who grew up across the street from her...

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Washington Post Places Reporter on Leave After Kobe Bryant Tweet


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:31:04 PM

Author: Associated Press

The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday. Dozens of journalists at the newspaper criticized the decision.

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Man Killed After Firing at St. Mary’s Co. Deputies, Authorities Say


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:19:20 PM

Author: Brittany Roembach

Authorities say the man fired at deputies and at a compressed gas tank in the driveway. Deputies returned shots, killing him.

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1 Arrested in Killing of Md. Dad Who Was Slain in Own Home


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 10:34:42 PM

Author: Gina Cook and NBC Washington Staff

A 41-year-old man was stabbed to death in his own home Friday morning in Greenbelt, Maryland, and police are still searching for his killer.

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84-Year-Old Artist Struck and Killed in Alexandria


Created: Sun, Jan 26 2020 05:18:08 PM

Author: Aimee Cho and NBC Washington Staff

An Alexandria, Virginia, man whose artwork has been featured throughout the world died when a driver struck him on Duke Street on Sunday. Alfredo Da Silva, 84, was crossing the road when the car struck him just before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of Duke Street in the Landmark area, police said. Da Silva died at the scene. Da...

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2 of 3 Virginia Patients Test Negative for Possible Coronavirus


Created: Sun, Jan 26 2020 07:06:11 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

Two of three patients the Virginia Department of Health was investigating for possible novel coronavirus have tested negative, health officials announced Monday. Test results for a patient in Northern Virginia are expected later this week. The three patients met the clinical and epidemiologic criteria for the virus that prompted China to put millions under quarantine, the Virginia Department of Health...

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African American Museum Remembers Kobe Bryant, Who Once Gave $1 Million


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 02:06:02 AM

Author: Gina Cook

The National Museum of African American History and Culture paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on social media Sunday after news spread of the basketball legend's death.

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DeMatha Coach Morgan Wootten Honored at Funeral Mass


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 03:01:08 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Legendary Maryland high school basketball coach Morgan Wootten is being remembered Monday at a funeral Mass.

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Kobe Bryant Portrait on Special Display at Portrait Gallery


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 04:12:16 PM

Author: Sydney Coplin

As the world mourns the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his portrait will be part of a special display at the National Portrait Gallery starting Monday. A 2007 photograph of Bryant that is part of the museum’s collection was mounted on the first floor of the museum on Monday morning. The black-and-white photograph by Rick Chapman shows Bryant in...

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Maryland Resident Undergoes Testing for Coronavirus


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:51:00 PM

Author: Gina Cook

A Maryland resident has met the criteria for coronavirus testing, the Maryland Department of Health said Monday. The resident is in good condition and is being monitored as health officials await test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory. Maryland has no confirmed cases of 2091 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the health department said. State health officials did...

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Jack Evans Marches in Parade Days After Resigning Amid Ethics Violations


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 05:40:26 PM

Author: Mark Segraves and NBC Washington Staff

Nine days after disgraced former D.C. Council member Jack Evans resigned from office for ethics violations, he walked in a parade alongside the District's mayor and the D.C. Council chairman.

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81-Year-Old Man Missing in Northern Virginia


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 12:54:52 PM

Author:

Craig Forsgren was last seen about noon Sunday in Oakton, Virginia, police said.

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34K Chickens Die in Fires at Virginia, North Carolina Farms


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 05:13:01 PM

Author: Associated Press

Investigators believe up to 34,000 chickens were killed during two separate poultry farm fires in North Carolina and Virginia within a day of each other late last week.

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Man Fatally Stabbed at Union Station, 2 Arrested: Police


Created: Sun, Jan 26 2020 01:54:19 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

D.C. police and Metro Transit Police arrested two suspects after a man was fatally stabbed at the Union Station Metro. Officers found the man suffering from a stab wound about 8:20 a.m. Sunday, shortly after Metro opened for the day. The man died at the scene. Police said the stabbing happened on the Metro platform at the station. Officers arrested...

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County Approves Arlington National Cemetery Expansion Agreement


Created: Sun, Jan 26 2020 01:37:13 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

The Arlington County Board approved on Saturday an agreement paving the way for Arlington National Cemetery to expand, ensuring servicemembers can be laid to rest there for decades to come. Arlington National Cemetery was slated to run out of new burial spaces in two to three decades without changes. The cemetery aims to add 70 acres to its southern border,...

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Sick Passenger Escorted Off Plane at BWI Amid Coronavirus Scare


Created: Sun, Jan 26 2020 02:35:34 AM

Author: Gina Cook

A passenger who recently traveled to China and was showing flu-like symptoms was escorted off a plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday afternoon “out of an abundance of caution,” airline and health officials say. Medical officers escorted the passenger, who had been to Beijing, off of a Southwest flight from Las Vegas. The Maryland Department of Health said...

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Man Shot, Killed in Frederick: Police


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 02:19:35 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Police are looking for two people witnesses saw running from the scene of a deadly shooting in Frederick, Maryland, Friday night. About 10:30 p.m., several people called police about gunfire near West All Saints and South Bentz streets, Frederick police said. Officers found 42-year-old Olan Carlos Mark suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body, police say. Mark later...

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Flood Warnings in Virginia as Rain Subsides


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 01:15:14 PM

Author: Storm Team4

Heavy rain overnight prompted flood warnings that lingered in Virginia even after the rain began to subside Saturday afternoon. A few scattered showers are possible through the afternoon, but most of the rain is out, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts says. But the overnight and morning showers prompted flood warnings in parts of Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County...

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Alumni Sue After Virginia School Drops Confederate General’s Name


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 06:12:42 PM

Author: Ashley Clarke

Some alumni of a Northern Virginia high school are suing over the decision to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the school’s. The Arlington County School Board unanimously agreed to rename the former Washington-Lee High School in January 2019. The school is now called Washington-Liberty High School. But the Washington-Lee High School Alumni Association wants the courts to...

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The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Jan. 25-26


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 05:42:21 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Whether you want to celebrate the coming Year of the Rat or take a spin through an off-road obstacle course, there are lots of things to do this weekend around D.C. More to know about: Concert Guide: Winter 2020 Shows in DC, Maryland and Virginia Plan your Super Bowl party The Smithsonian’s Obama portraits are going on tour next year...

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Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals Agree on $2M Plus Incentives for 2020: AP Source


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 12:29:14 PM

Author: Associated Press

A person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a $2 million deal for 2020. The deal is pending a physical. The agreement also includes a chance for Zimmerman to earn $3 million in incentives based on the number of games he plays and how many plate appearances...

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Armed Robberies Leave Pentagon City Mall Shoppers on Edge


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 11:58:55 PM

Author: Aimee Cho and Sydney Coplin

Two armed robberies have taken place over the past week in the Pentagon City Mall parking garage in Arlington, Virginia. The first incident occurred Jan. 19 about 5:25 p.m. when a woman was approached in her parked car at gunpoint and forced to give up her cellphone, police said. The robber fled the scene on foot. A similar situation occurred...

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Va. Man Gets 50 Years for Running Child ‘Sextortion’ Ring Through Snapchat, Kik Apps


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 03:16:18 AM

Author: Willard West

A Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for the sexual exploitation, or “sextortion,” of children through the messaging apps Snapchat and Kik. Joseph Isaiah Woodson Jr., 30, of Ashburn was convicted in the Southern District of Florida on three counts of production of child pornography and one count each of distribution, extortion and conspiracy. “Joseph Isaiah...

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Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run After Tire Gets Caught in Streetcar Tracks


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 03:41:23 AM

Author: Jackie Bensen

A bicyclist was severely injured last week when a tire became stuck in the streetcar tracks on H Street in Northeast D.C. and she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Emily Ekle, a mother of two, was on her way home Jan. 15 when it happened. Due to a concussion, she remembers none of it, but she pieced it together...

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Fairfax Man to Serve Seven Years in Prison for Campaign Embezzlement


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 03:04:10 AM

Author: The Associated Press

A former lawyer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for embezzling more than $1.6 million from groups including the campaign fund of Virginia’s Democratic Senate majority leader, Richard Saslaw. David H. Miller, 71, of Fairfax was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria. A jury convicted Miller on fraud and other counts last year. Prosecutors say...

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Fairmount Heights Police Chief Voted Out After Officer Is Charged With Rape


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 07:19:28 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins and NBC Washington Staff

The police chief of Fairmount Heights, Maryland, has been voted out days after a town officer was indicted on charges that he raped a woman in his custody.

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First Responders Recount Emotional Rescue of Woman Stuck Under Metro Train


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 12:45:57 AM

Author: Chris Gordon

First responders who rescued a woman pinned under a Metro train Thursday evening say it was a team effort by firefighters and police. The woman apparently had a medical emergency on the platform at the Court House station in Arlington, Virginia, and fell onto the tracks, according to Metro Transit Police. A train couldn’t stop in time, and the woman...

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Va. Man Charged With 20 Counts of Child Pornography Possession


Created: Sat, Jan 25 2020 01:28:33 AM

Author: Julie Carey

A Virginia man who was previously arrested for video voyeurism in D.C. was charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography Dec. 27. Fairfax County police uncovered hundreds of explicit images of minors on 48-year-old John Paul Kennedy’s seized video cameras and phones. The department was tipped off by the Annandale resident’s internet service provider. More charges could be...

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill for Schools to Provide Menstrual Products


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 11:03:10 AM

Author: Maia Stanley

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to include free menstrual products in their bathrooms.  Senate Bill 232 applies to schools that educate fifth-to-12th graders. According to the Virginia Department of Education, this encompasses 132 school districts and almost over 630,000 female students.  “I would like to see that the supplies are available, just like other...

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Trump Becomes First President to Attend March for Life


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 01:53:48 PM

Author: Jill Colvin and NBC Washington Staff

President Donald Trump became the first president on Friday to speak at the annual March for Life event.

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Kids’ Entertainer ‘Mr. Knick Knack’ Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Possession


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 05:02:54 PM

Author: Julie Carey and Sydney Coplin

A man who was known for his musical performances at family-friendly events and children’s birthday parties has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Steven Rossi, who used the stage name Mr. Knick Knack, was arrested last spring after officials found he had illegal images of children. He was charged with 10 counts of felony possession of child pornography. A...

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DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to Headline DC’s Broccoli City Festival


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 06:11:09 PM

Author:

Homegrown D.C. music festival Broccoli City has announced who will perform when it returns in 2020. DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Ari Lennox and Burna Boy will play at RFK Stadium for the festival, scheduled for May 9. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Broccoli City (@broccolicity) on Jan 22, 2020 at 7:00am PST Doja Cat,...

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Police Release Photo of Suspected Seagull Killer


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 11:52:09 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Animal rights organization PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to find the person responsible for mowing down and killing a flock of seagulls outside a shopping center in Laurel, Maryland, over the weekend.

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Arrest Made in Killing of Go-Go Pioneer, Founding Member of Rare Essence


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 04:27:26 AM

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D.C. police made an arrest in the killing of a go-go pioneer and founding member of the band Rare Essence. Rory Felton was fatally stabbed inside a D.C. apartment April 20, 2018. Felton, a father and a grandfather, was just a few days from his 58th birthday. Police say he was stabbed multiple times in an apartment on Forrester Street in...

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Woman Struck by Train at Court House Metro Station


Created: Thu, Jan 23 2020 10:57:36 PM

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A woman was struck by a train at the Court House Metro station in Arlington, Virginia, during the Thursday evening commute. The woman appears to have had a medical emergency before falling off the platform about 5:15 p.m., according to Metro Transit Police. She was partially pinned by a train. She was freed and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening...

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Maryland County Executives Support School Construction Bill


Created: Fri, Jan 24 2020 03:15:48 AM

Author: Brian Witte

Top local officials in Maryland’s most populated counties gathered Thursday to support a measure to steer significantly more money to school construction in the state. It was standing room only in the House Appropriations Committee hearing room for the measure known as the “Built to Learn Act.” “This will be the largest investment in school construction in Maryland’s history,” said...

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Fairfax County Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student


Created: Wed, Jan 22 2020 10:18:08 PM

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A teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, was arrested Wednesday and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, police say.

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