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After a Montgomery County school counselor passed away suddenly this month, students took the loss hard. Now on graduation day, Magruder high school students are taking time to remember Denise Schaefer.
Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:19pm EDT
Emergency responses along the Dulles Toll Road are changing because of the construction of the Silver Line.
Friday - 05/30/2014, 03:36am EDT
The visitor center at
the Capitol shut down briefly Thursday after a white, powdery substance was discovered
at the entrance.
Thursday - 05/29/2014, 10:22am EDT
A new invasive and venomous fish species has been moving north from Caribbean waters in recent years, and is starting to gain in numbers locally.
Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 11:39am EDT
A Burtonsville, Md., man is convicted of attempted second degree murder for
violently beating another man in a Bethesda garage last spring.
Saturday - 05/17/2014, 05:05am EDT
They are some of the smartest kids in the world and they hail from
the D.C. area.
Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:40am EDT
Two days after the Washington Monument reopened to the public,
problems forced tour delays and frustrated hundreds of visitors.
Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:36pm EDT
After years of repairs, the Monument reopens on Monday.
Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:41am EDT
Three men are under arrest in Fairfax County charged with selling multiple Wizards fans fake playoff tickets.
Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:04pm EDT
Earlier this week, the Nationals' manager was sitting in traffic, doing a radio interview, when he was suddenly side-swiped by a car in the midst of a police pursuit.
Friday - 05/09/2014, 05:08am EDT
More than 250,000 people have signed an online petition asking major
garden centers to stop treating their plants with pesticides that have been shown to contribute to
the collapse of honey bee colonies.
Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:54pm EDT
It may be difficult to sync your schedule with your body clock, but it could lead to more productive days.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:52am EDT
The man Alexandria police want to question in connection with three high-profile murders made his first appearance in Virginia.
Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 04:56pm EDT
After all the rain this week, thousands are taking the opportunity to
visit the Washington National Cathedral grounds for its free annual flower mart --
event that could also knock out their morning workout
Saturday - 05/03/2014, 12:55am EDT
Police are looking for an armed man they say impersonated a police
officer with the intent to rob a home in Stafford County, Va.
Friday - 05/02/2014, 03:09pm EDT
It's hard to drive anywhere and not hit a pothole, and recent storms haven't helped. D.C.'s Department of Transportation is only halfway through it's Potholepalooza campaign, and it has already filled twice the number it filled during 2013.
Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:45am EDT
Government agencies haven't requested the American Red Cross set up shelters due to area flooding, but as the storm hit, the agency released a flood app.
Thursday - 05/01/2014, 05:55am EDT
The Obama administration is cracking down on an issue that
affects thousands of college women throughout the country: sexual assault.
Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:08pm EDT
Next week will mark two months since anyone saw missing 8-year-old
Relisha Rudd alive.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 07:31pm EDT
Standing next to a new charging station, state Attorney General Doug Gansler touted the fast EV chargers set to be installed along Maryland highways.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 03:49pm EDT