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Scientists Target Mess from Christmas Tree Needles

The presents are unwrapped. The children’s shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it’s time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.


An inflatable Christmas decoration is defaced with blue paint used to depict swastikas, racial and ethnic slurs and profane language at a Montgomery County home. (credit: Montgomery County Police)

Montgomery County Police Investigating Hate Crime

Montgomery County police are investigating vandalism they believe falls into the category of a hate crime.


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Md. Man Arrested in Arson That Hurt Firefighter

A Harford County man has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a fire that injured a firefighter on Christmas morning.


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How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in D.C., Md. & Va.

Prince George’s County officials are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees once the holiday is over.


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Man Fatally Stabbed in Baltimore Early Christmas Morning

Police in Baltimore are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened early Christmas morning.


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Nats’ Doug Fister Buys Twitter Followers Cup of Coffee for Christmas

They say it is better to give than to receive — and Nationals’ pitcher Doug Fister is proving that to be true.


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Metro Trains, Buses on Sunday Schedule for Christmas

Metro trains and buses are operating on a Sunday schedule for the Christmas holiday.


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D.C. Theater Seeing Intense Interest in ‘The Interview’

It’s opening day for Sony Pictures’ movie “The Interview,” and one theater in Washington says interest has been intense.


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NORAD Tracks When Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight.


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Local Mall Hours on Christmas Eve for Last-Minute Shoppers

Hey last-minute shoppers! Heading to brave the malls on Christmas Eve? We have a list Dec. 24 hours for malls in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.