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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thousands Of Tree Seedlings To Be Planted In Virginia

More than 30,000 tree seedlings will be planted across the state of Virginia this spring, thanks to a donation from a Northern Virginia furniture store.

Deer Meat Donations On Decline In Virginia

Deer meat donations to Virginia's Hunters for the Hungry program are down 40 percent this year.

1 Dead, 5 Injured In Dupont Circle Shootings, Stabbings

One man is dead, and five others are injured after multiple shootings and stabbings in Dupont Circle early Sunday morning.

American Students Arrested In Egypt Released, Home With Families

The three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo last week arrived home late Saturday.

Obama and Daughters Support Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, one local bookstore received a surprise that garnered much attention: a visit from President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Cyber Monday Buyers Plan To Shop From Work

According to a survey, nearly 60 percent of people with online access at their jobs will search for holiday gifts from their desks this Cyber Monday.

Project Yellow Light Seeks Student Videos

A safe driving campaign for teens in Virginia is going national.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

String Of Cab Robberies Hits D.C.

Police are warning people of a string of robberies involving criminals posing as passengers in taxicabs.

Salisbury In Top 5 Of Most Dangerous Cities To Live

Maryland's small Eastern Shore city, Salisbury, is ranked in the top five of most dangerous cities in America to live in.

New Safety Plan In The Works For Rehoboth

Delaware officials are working on a new plan to improve safety conditions in their popular summer resort town.

O'Malley Heads To India For Trade Mission

Gov. Martin O'Malley and a team of business leaders, educators, and state officials are on their way to India for a trade mission.

Islamic Group Asks FBI To Investigate Anti-Muslim Blog

A series of threatening posts on an anti-Muslim blog could soon be subjected to an FBI investigation.

Judge Orders Release Of Gaithersburg Man Suspected In Robyn Gardner Disappearance

A judge in Aruba has ordered the release of Gary Giordano, who was detained for the disappearance and presumed death of a Maryland woman.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Two Men Save Woman From Burning Car

One woman is saying thank you to a couple of good Samaritans, after they rescued her from a burning car on Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday Can Also Mean Green Friday

While many people think of Black Friday as a time to get deals on electronics or early gifts, one group of retailers is urging consumers to shop around... for energy.