She did say that the elder Christopher Derleth is an avid camper and asked the public to be on the lookout for his green 1997 Mercury Villager van.
Citing legal considerations, the girl's mother declined to discuss why her husband may have abducted her daughter and grandson.
C., the county (and census-designated place) of Arlington, and the independent city of Alexandria. The city of Washington, which is at the center of the area, is referred to as "the District" because it is the federal District of Columbia, and is not part of any state. The metropolitan area includes the following principal cities (not all of which are incorporated as cities; one, Arlington, is actually a county, and Bethesda, Reston, and Silver Spring are unincorporated CDPs.) The southern portion of the Capital Beltway along the Potomac River, featuring portions of Washington, D. Old Town Alexandria, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, and National Harbor, Maryland are visible. metro area has held the top spot in the American College of Sports Medicine's annual American Fitness Index ranking of the United States' 50 most populous metropolitan areas for two years running.
The Office of Management and Budget also includes the metropolitan statistical area as part of the larger Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 9,546,579 as of the 2014 Census Estimate. The Virginian portion of the region is known as Northern Virginia. As of the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, the three most educated places with 200,000 people or more in Washington–Arlington–Alexandria by bachelor's degree attainment (population 25 and over) are Arlington, Virginia (68.0%), Fairfax County, Virginia (58.8%), and Montgomery County, Maryland (56.4%). The report cites, among other things, the high average fitness level and healthy eating habits of residents, the widespread availability of health care and facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and parks, low rates of obesity and tobacco use relative to the national average, and the high median household income as contributors to the city's community health.
Both affirmed the lower federal appeals court ruling is now the law of the land, striking down Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage.
Advocates for gay marriage in other states are rejoicing at the justices' decision, which could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 30 states.