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Meredith Somers

Meredith Somers

Meredith Somers is a Metro reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at msomers@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Meredith Somers

Maryland continues cleanup after Friday's storm

Bladensburg residents and emergency personnel continued the clean up of their storm-ravaged community on Sunday as area power companies struggled to help dark homes and businesses. Published June 24, 2012

Chillum man killed in car crash

A Chillum man was killed early Sunday in a two-car collision, Prince George's County Police said. Published June 24, 2012

Park Police arrest protestors who were occupying a new structure the was erected in McPherson Square, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

11 members of Occupy D.C. found guilty

Eleven members of the Occupy D.C. movement on Thursday were found guilty for varying charges related to a day-long standoff in early December over a wooden structure built in a park. Published June 21, 2012

Albrecht Gero Muth has often donned a military costume and claimed to be a secret agent and Iraqi army general. Mr. Muth, 47, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Viola Herms Drath. (Mai Photo News Agency)

Muth sent to mental hospital for further evaluation

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered an additional six weeks of mental health evaluations for a Georgetown socialite to determine whether he is competent to stand trial in the murder of his wife. Published June 21, 2012

Albrecht Gero Muth has often donned a military costume and claimed to be a secret agent and Iraqi army general. Mr. Muth, 47, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Viola Herms Drath. (Mai Photo News Agency)

Doctors say Muth is incompetent to stand trial

Doctors have recommended that Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown socialite arrested for murdering his wife, remain in a psychiatric hospital because he is incompetent to stand trial. Published June 20, 2012

Park Police attempt to arrest protestors on the roof of a new structure the was erected in McPherson Square, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

At trial, architect vouches for safety of Occupy structure

The wooden structure that prompted a nine-hour standoff between police and Occupy D.C. members was safe and strong enough to withstand wind, snow and the weight of at least six grown men, an architect said Monday in defense of protesters on trial for disobeying officers. Published June 18, 2012

One Occupy D.C. member acquitted

A member of Occupy D.C. on Thursday was acquitted of a charge of disobeying a police officer during an emergency because the officer could not prove she was at the scene of the crime. Published June 14, 2012

Metro tries speeding the rush

Metro's much-anticipated Rush Plus service, a new Metrorail schedule intended to bring more commuters to more places on more trains, begins Monday. Published June 14, 2012

Occupy D.C. protesters have their first day in court

The last of the Occupy D.C. encampment was swept out of McPherson Square earlier this week, but a dozen protesters began their first trial day Wednesday answering for their actions. Published June 13, 2012

U.Va. president stepping down in August

The University of Virginia's first female president announced Sunday that she would be stepping down from her office, effective Aug. 15. Published June 10, 2012

Retired World War II Navy veteran Jess Robertson, 88, of Springfield, Mo., looks toward a photograph of himself taken when he was in the service. Mr. Robertson was among a group of veterans who visited the National World War II Memorial on the anniversary of D-Day. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

World War II vets recall D-Day exploits

One of many World War II veterans who spent the 68th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday at the National World War II Memorial, Jack Hamlin thought back to June 6, 1944, when his rescue flotilla for the U.S. Coast Guard floated miles off the Normandy shore in the early dawn. Published June 6, 2012