Columbia Community Collects Winter Coats For Afghan Refugees Settling In Maryland AreaElsie Joel-Morse says over the past two weeks, thanks to word of mouth and dozens of generous hearts, she's been able to gather close to 1,000 winter coats for Afghan refugees housed at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.
Jill Biden Out To Flex Political Muscle In Governors' RacesFirst lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, her most overt foray into politics since arriving at the White House nine months ago.
Maryland Men & DC Man Sentenced To Prison In Multi-State Dog Fighting RingThe trio reportedly owned dog fighting equipment like dog treadmills, veterinary kits, breeding stands and weighted collars. 
US Department Of Labor Files Complaint Against ABM Janitorial Services Alleging Systemic Racial Discrimination At Baltimore & Alexandria LocationsThe U.S. Department of Labor filed an administrative complaint against ABM Janitorial Services following a compliance evaluation that alleged systemic racial discrimination against Black and a smaller number of white applicants for cleaning positions at their Baltimore and Alexandria locations, according to officials. 
Alexandria Police Department Seeks Public's Help Locating Twin Toddlers Who May Be In MarylandThe Alexandria Police Department is asking the public in the Baltimore-Washington region to help find 2-year-old twins Mariah and Bailee Fostion.
Remembering 9/11: Sergeant Major Patrick Metzger Recounts Experience Following Terrorist Attacks At PentagonThe Maryland National Guard was quickly activated after the 9/11 attacks and military police rushed to the Pentagon to do everything they could to protect that site. 
Virginia Is Set To Remove Richmond's Lee Statue On WednesdayThe Lee statue was created by the internationally renowned French sculptor Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie and is considered a “masterpiece,” according to its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Items Related To 9/11 Attacks Inside CIA Museum That Most Americans Will Never See On DisplayIconic items related to the 9/11 attacks are inside a museum that most Americans will never see on display inside of the CIA headquarters outside of Washington.
General Robert E. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rulesThe court found that “restrictive covenants” in the 1887 and 1890 deeds that transferred the statue to the state no longer apply.
Virginia High Court Rules For Teacher In Transgender DebateCross, a teacher at Leesburg Elementary, cited his religious convictions at a May board meeting in which the school board debated proposed changes to its policies in treatment of transgender students.
Refugee Services Looking For Volunteers & Donations As More Afghans Arrive In The AreaAs Taliban forces take greater control of Afghanistan, thousands have attempted to flee the country.