Flash Floods Expected: Yesterday the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Baltimore-Washington area from this afternoon through late this evening. Drive home carefully, everybody.
Pepco Ranked "Most Hated" Company in America: Business Insider has a list of America's 19 most hated companies. Topping the list is "we're not even shooting for average" Pepco. Other familiar names on the list include Comcast, airlines US Airways and United, and social media companies Facebook and MySpace.
Job Growth Numbers in the Region Up: After a sluggish May jobs report, the June numbers released today are looking up for the Washington area. Private employers added 158,000 jobs in the area, what Jeff Clabaugh at the Washington Business Journal calls a "healthy" increase over the 38,000 jobs added in May.
Possible Serial Arsonist Arrested: A man suspected of setting multiple fires in Northeast Washington was arrested by police early Wednesday morning. NBC4 has a list of some of the properties he is suspected of setting on fire. Police say the man has reported multiple fires via 911 and was often the first person at the scene, sometimes drinking and taking photographs.
Montgomery County Delays Vote on Charter School: The Board of Elections in Montgomery County was scheduled to vote on establishing its first charter school yesterday, but decided to delay the vote. New-to-the-job Superintendent Joshua Starr, using a pretty egregious pun, urged the board to slow down and take its time with the application.
PG County to Get 100 New Speed Cameras: Prince George's County decided to place mobile speed cameras at more than 100 sites near its schools, Ben Giles at the Washington Examiner reports. Drivers caught by one of the cameras could receive a ticket of up to $40. County officials estimate the plan will generate more than $7.5 million in revenue.
Briefly noted: Chipotle is slowly making inroads on its first Capital Hill location. . . . Metro agreed to scale back the Dulles airport line with changes that will cut $135 million. . . . The old Wonderbread Factory building might become offices.