WTOP News Team

Wells pushes for decriminalizing pot

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is calling on the D.C. Council to pass a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 01:08pm EST

Chefs make the best of it at MRE cookoff

The second annual MRE Cook-Off was held on Saturday at the Marine Corps Museum.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 07:42am EST

Va. has spike in use of devices to prevent drunk driving

Super Bowl Sunday means more police patrols are on the roads looking for drunk drivers.

Sunday - 02/02/2014, 08:00pm EST
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Va. man sentenced to prison for peddling painkillers to teens

A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:04pm EST

Va. police chief suspended -- again

It's a small town in Prince William County with a population of about 1,900. But the town is once again without its police chief since he's been suspended again.

Sunday - 01/26/2014, 12:26pm EST

Military sees rash of deaths in one week

In a short time -- from Jan. 7 to Jan. 15 -- a rash of military deaths claimed the lives of at least 12 service members. Nine died within 24 hours.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 06:32am EST

Va. mental health debate expands to inmates

The debate on improving Virginia's mental health system is now expanding to include inmates.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 06:36pm EST

Honoring MLK's legacy with a day of service

One Saturday morning event took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park in Southeast, D.C. About 150 volunteers honored Dr. King through their service.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 04:12pm EST

Bulova: Education to be major focus in 2014

In her State of the County address, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova says education and funding public schools will be a major focus of the board's time in the coming year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:14pm EST

For kids, healthy sleep means no screens

Parents need to put their foot down when it comes to electronics in the bedroom.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 06:23am EST

Still no decision on Fairfax start times, budget impact unknown

Fairfax County school officials are still weighing their options as they consider delaying start times for high school students.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:36am EST
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Newest 'SNL' cast member hails from UVa.

The University of Virginia has churned out another comedienne who will star on "Saturday Night Live."

Monday - 01/13/2014, 01:54pm EST

Prince William housing market rebounds

The housing market is showing a strong comeback in Prince William County.

Sunday - 01/12/2014, 12:19pm EST

Math rules at first D.C. Middle School Math Championship

About 100 students, from eight public middle schools from across the city, took part in a head-to-head competition in math, pre-algebra and algebra which was held Saturday morning at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Northeast, DC.

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 04:28pm EST

How an iPad can prevent critical stroke injury

The University of Virginia Health System is working with local rescue squads to outfit ambulances with iPads and tablets, so that doctors can diagnose such patients en route to the hospital.

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 11:58am EST

Public presents wish list to Fairfax County lawmakers

State legislators from Fairfax County, Va., spent four hours listening to the public's top concerns when it comes to the upcoming General Assembly session.

Saturday - 01/04/2014, 05:10pm EST

New year brings old drinking and driving myths

Before the big New Year's celebration, it's time to bust some old myths when it come to drinking and driving.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 06:29am EST

Toby Keith restaurant in Va. bans guns, sparks uproar

A newly opened restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., has posted a "No guns allowed" sign. Comments on the chain's Facebook page have blasted the move, painting namesake Toby Keith as anti-gun rights, saying the restaurant is infringing on the Second Amendment rights of its customers.

Saturday - 12/28/2013, 11:40pm EST

Lessons learned from a graveyard discovery at new school site

There's literally a grave controversy surrounding a high school being built in Prince William County. To make way for the new school, an old cemetery was moved and which didn't go over well with the community.

Saturday - 12/28/2013, 08:40am EST

Va. grant awards $775K to Fairfax County Police Department for new equipment

Sometimes, crime does pay -- but in this case, it's not the criminals.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 05:43am EST
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