WTOP News Team

A mix of emotions around the Marine Barracks

Even though the weather was beautiful, the mood outside the Marine Corps Barracks on Sunday in Southeast D.C. was solemn.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 11:38pm EDT

Bar codes help first responders track patients during triage

It was a busy day at National Airport on Saturday - a large-scale emergency response drill was taking place where first responders were dealing with a mock plane crash involving more than 100 passengers. At the same time, new technology was being used that makes it easier to keep tabs on the injured.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 08:26am EDT

Mother turns loss into a Run Against Teen Violence

A mother from Spotsylvania, Va. who lost her son to teen violence nearly eight years ago, continues fighting to raise awareness in hopes that other parents won't have to live her nightmare.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 02:56am EDT

More E-ZPass lanes planned for Dulles Toll Road

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is planning to overhaul the toll collection system used along the 14-mile Dulles Toll Road including phasing in of more plaza lanes for E-ZPass users.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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Angel Flight makes sure transportation is not a barrier to health care

Their mission is clear. "We're the safety net. We're there to make sure that transportation is not a barrier to health care for people," says Steven Craven, chairman of Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 08:24am EDT

Athletes pull together for Special Olympics at Dulles Airport

Saturday marked the annual Dulles Day celebration of the airport, and the centerpiece of the festivities was the 21st annual Plane Pull.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 11:06pm EDT

Social media search on for missing wounded warrior dog

A special dog with a knack for comforting wounded warriors vanished in July on Maryland's Eastern Shore. But through Facebook thousands of people are coming together to find Abby.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 08:42am EDT

Scam threatening arrest spreads to Prince William Co.

A Haymarket man has fallen for a scam after the scammers threatened to arrest him and police are warning residents to be wary of such swindles.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 04:15pm EDT

Fundraiser benefits fallen firefighter's family

A steady stream of firefighters stopped by a Capitol Hill bar Monday morning for "Breakfast for Boston," a fundraiser for the family of a fallen D.C. firefighter.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 04:14pm EDT

Arlington National Cemetery to honor milestone with event series

Arlington National Cemetery is coming up on a milestone anniversary with special events scheduled for next spring. The cemetery recently announced plans to commemorate its 150 years.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 09:48am EDT

Something for everyone at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

It began as a way to raise money for the community and now it's the place to be during the holiday weekend. So what makes the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival unique?

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 04:38pm EDT

Construction of new high school unearths graveyard

Prince William County's public school system is growing by about 2,000 new students each year. So the county is set to build a new high school. But what's been discovered is a graveyard predating the Civil War at the 110-acre site for the new school. It may need to be unearthed and moved.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 08:48am EDT

Puppy recovers after reportedly thrown from second story

A nearly 4-month-old border-collie mix is recovering from surgery after the pup reportedly plunged two stories to the ground -- but no one's been charged.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:13am EDT

Small cemetery sits in local shopping center

It's not what anyone would expect to see in the middle of a popular, busy outdoor shopping center: A small, private cemetery.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:32am EDT

Baking program helps former prisoners reclaim life

Two Alexandria women, who are friends and running partners, cooked up an idea that is giving women who are getting out of jail a second chance.

Sunday - 08/25/2013, 10:37am EDT

Panda-monium at the National Zoo

Zoo-goers made a bee-line for the giant panda exhibit to celebrate the news of a new panda cub at the National Zoo Saturday.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 04:17pm EDT

Water main break damages Prince William County road

Crews are working to repair the damage a water main break caused a town home community in Prince William County Sunday night.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 08:19am EDT

Building starts on Prince William County 9/11 memorial

The unveiling of a new 9/11 memorial is set for Sept. 11 in Prince William County, but it needs to be built first.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:07am EDT

Church welcomes the four-footed faithful

A local church offers a twist on the usual Sunday services - here, you can get God and walk your dog.

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 04:55pm EDT

Wounded warriors are 'Reel American Heroes'

The weather was great for doing some fishing Saturday. But this story isn't just about fishing. It's about a program that reaches out to wounded warriors who are the "Reel American Heroes."

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 09:38am EDT
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