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The Washington Post offers breaking local news, weather and traffic information for the DC, Maryland and Virginia metro areas, plus information about school districts, crime, government, religion, the lottery,restaurant reviews and obituaries.



 



Mayor names Peter Newsham as District’s police chief
The 27-year veteran of the force, an assistant chief for 14 years, had been serving in an interim role.


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Four armed late night robberies in Upper NW, nearby Montgomery
Three armed robberies were reported late Friday night in Upper Northwest Washington and a fourth in nearby Montgomery County, and D.C. police said they think that the same robbers carried out all of them.



New arrival at zoo: Prehensile-tailed porcupine
Quilled mammal can wrap tail around branches.



Spring is busting out . . . in February
Washington has experienced five 70-degree days this month, but who’s complaining?



A second bald eagle egg has been laid in a nest at the National Arboretum
A roundup of news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.









Body of female pulled from Potomac River
Body was spotted Friday afternoon in Great Falls area/


















Pr. William County executive proposes $3.1 billion budget for 2017
Plan would increase average annual homeowner tax bill by $105, and increase public safety, homeless services.









Bill to stop Md. municipalities from raising minimum wage will die in committee
Unions and local officials fought the wage measure. Meanwhile, bill on defibrillators for restaurants moves forward.


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In Arlington, the opportunity to own a pet lion or crocodile may soon be caged
County Board to weigh whether to ban “wild and exotic” animals, which are already forbidden in most of the Washington area.


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