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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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Darron Dylon Wint, 34, is being held in connection with a quadruple homicide which occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, Northwest, Washington, D.C. (Photos released by the Metropolitan Police Department)

Daron Dylon Wint named suspect in quadruple D.C. homicide

D.C. police have identified a suspect in the gruesome quadruple slaying of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, 10-year-old son and housekeeper, whose bodies were found inside the family's Northwest home after a fire was intentionally set there. Published May 21, 2015

Maryland MVA drops parallel parking in driver's test

The Maryland driver's test just got easier. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has dropped from its statewide driver's test the requirement to demonstrate parallel parking. Published May 20, 2015

D.C. police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

D.C. police chief downplays ruling on concealed carry law

Citing the low number of concealed carry permit applications the District has received, D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Tuesday downplayed the effects of a federal court ruling that strikes down the city's requirement gun owners demonstrate a "good reason" in order to receive the permits. Published May 19, 2015

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Pepco-Exelon merger approved by Md. commission

The Maryland Public Service Commission on Friday approved a $6.8 billion merger between Pepco and Exelon, pushing Chicago-based Exelon Corp. a step closer to becoming one of the nation's largest utility companies. Published May 15, 2015

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Associated Press/File)

Congress weighs funding for D.C. school vouchers

Shirley-Ann Tomdio, a junior at George Washington University studying to be an orthopedic surgeon, ticked off a list of accomplishments that would make any parent proud. Published May 14, 2015

D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, who joined the Metro board of directors this year, said he hopes fares will remain static during his time on the board.

D.C. Council rejects police body cameras, tax increase

D.C. Council committees have rejected both a full expansion of the police department's body camera program and a plan to raise taxes, doling two significant blows to Mayor Muriel Bowser's budget proposal. Published May 13, 2015

Last winter, the Virginia Department of Transportation filled 146,000 potholes on the 58,000 miles of roads. This year, crews have filled more than 100,000 street craters in Northern Virginia alone. (The Washington Times)

D.C. area transportation agencies scramble to fill potholes

The D.C. area is teeming with tire-flattening, chassis-scraping, alignment-ruining potholes, and highway agencies are busting their budgets to repair the lingering scars of winter. But with less than adequate road maintenance, a transportation expert predicts the seasonal annoyance may soon become a year-round nuisance. Published May 12, 2015

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser speaks to reporters during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on Nov. 5, 2014, a day after being elected mayor. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. leaders push Bowser to oppose Pepco-Exelon merger

Community leaders and D.C. Council members on Tuesday called for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to oppose the proposed merger of utility companies Pepco and Exelon, saying it represents a bad deal for city residents. Published May 12, 2015

A Washington Metro employee directs Metro passengers arriving by bus from Rosslyn, Va. towards the Foggy Bottom Metro Station in Washington, Monday, May 11, 2015, after D.C. Fire and EMS officers say a Metro third rail insulator was damaged, shutting down metro service between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Smoke in Metro train tunnel snarls morning commute

Metro officials encouraged commuters to take alternative forms of transportation Monday morning after three lines were shut down in Northern Virginia when smoke was discovered inside a train tunnel outside the Rosslyn Station. Published May 11, 2015