WTOP News Team

Two students work to raise awareness about homeless college kids

In one of the richest counties in the country, it might be surprising that some local college students are homeless and go without food.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 05:57pm EST

Va. launches crime reporting app

Virginia has launched a mobile safety app that turns smart phones into crime-fighting devices.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:12pm EST

Local winter homeless shelter called a haven for criminals

A winter shelter in Woodbridge, Va., is under fire for its lack of safety.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:17pm EST

Candlelight Christmas tours at Mount Vernon delight for a decade

It's been more than ten years that Mount Vernon has been offering the popular candlelit tours of the mansion for the Christmas holiday.

Sunday - 12/01/2013, 07:29am EST

Santa Train tickets go on sale Monday

You better watch out as Santa Claus is coming to town when tickets for the VRE's popular Santa Train go on sale Monday, Nov. 25 at 9 a.m.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 06:16am EST

Park Police ride to raise funds, awareness for injured officer

Saturday morning, a crowd of other U.S. Park Police officers and supporters gathered for the 120-mile Polar Bear Poker Run, a motorcycle ride benefited Officer Billy Brancato, who suffered a life changing injury while on duty nearly two years ago.

Saturday - 11/23/2013, 04:08pm EST

Tanger Outlets opens National Harbor location

The ribbon was officially cut Friday morning for the new Tanger Outlets at National Harbor.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:34pm EST

New guidelines proposed on gravesites found in Pr. William County

Months after graves were found on the future site of a new high school in Prince William County, two county supervisors are calling for new rules about dealing with previously undocumented gravesites.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 11:47am EST

Get in the holiday spirit with these tree-lighting events

On the day after Thanksgiving, here are some ideas to kick off the holiday season after stuffing yourself with turkey.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 08:37am EST

Va. General Assembly could decide AG race

The attorney general's race in Virginia is not officially over and most likely it'll be headed for a recount. But regardless of the recount results, the race could end up being decided by the state's General Assembly.

Saturday - 11/16/2013, 08:19am EST

War heroes honored at 'Oscars for veterans'

There are plenty of awards ceremonies, but on Saturday, a powerful one at the Renaissance Washington Hotel honored the country's bravest.

Monday - 11/11/2013, 10:44am EST
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Metro board to vote on bus shelter smoking ban

A committee of Metro's board has approved a ban on smoking at its bus stops, bus shelters and bus bays.

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 12:21pm EST

Fairfax Co. investigating discrepancy in absentee votes

Fairfax County is investigating a voting discrepancy from Tuesday's election that could impact who wins the attorney general's election, which is likely headed to a recount.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 05:06pm EST

Manassas dress shop to give away gowns to military brides

On Veterans Day, a local bridal store will give away wedding gowns to thank our nation's military brides.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 02:57pm EST

Wildlife helpline to assist with critter conflicts

There are more and more stories of coyote sightings in the Washington area. But it's not just coyotes; it's bears, raccoons and other wildlife as well.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 08:55am EDT

Dogs give 'HOPE' to region's crisis victims

Often, when disaster hits, special teams are sent in to comfort and give hope and comfort victims who are left struggling emotionally.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 05:15am EDT

TAPS marathon runners to honor memory of the fallen

If you are at the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, you might want to cheer on the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) Run and Remember Team.

Saturday - 10/26/2013, 11:34am EDT

Would you spend $15,000 for a mattress?

An Aireloom Mattress is a must-have for celebrities but would you spend 15,000 for one?

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 08:03am EDT

Hats off to the International Gold Cup

A well dressed crowd with fancy hats, horses, Jack Russell Terriers and plenty of food and drink -- these are the sights and sounds at the International Gold Cup.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 05:54pm EDT
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Justice delayed 40 years but not denied at Kloman sentencing

Christopher Kloman got away with his crimes for more than 40 years but was sentenced late Friday afternoon to 43 years in prison when the 74-year-old McLean man faced five of his victims in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 03:31am EDT
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