- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 14, 2007


Wasps invade State Department

State Department officials say wasps have invaded their headquarters on C Street Northwest.

A large number of the stinging insects, which can grow to about 2 inches long, are congregating around the agency’s Harry S. Truman building, bothering employees, according to an internal memorandum obtained by the Associated Press.

The notice, distributed Thursday, states the cicada killer wasps are generally not aggressive and do not pose a threat to humans, despite their alarming appearance and name.



Woman’s body found in Potomac River

Police found the body of an 18-year-old Knoxville woman in the Potomac River early yesterday morning, about 40 minutes after a friend reported her missing, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.

The remains of Jessica Rene Wilson were sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Baltimore, Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said. She said there were no apparent signs of foul play.

“We’re just trying to figure out what happened, who was out there and what was going on,” Cpl. Bailey said.

The unidentified female friend reported Miss Wilson missing at about 5:30 a.m., Cpl. Bailey said. They apparently had been in a wooded area near the river on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park towpath when Miss Wilson disappeared, Cpl. Bailey said.


Man gets 23 years for burning girlfriend

A Landover man has been ordered to serve 23 years in prison for setting his girlfriend on fire.

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