WTOP News Team

Shoppers conflicted on Super Saturday

Super Saturday is the last Saturday before Christmas. Local shoppers had mixed feelings about whether the deals were really super.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 05:17pm EST

UVA student wins a free trip to space

Patrick Carney beat out more than 1 million other contestants for the chance of a lifetime on board the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 07:07am EST

Study: Hospital beds found for most Va. psychiatric patients

In the wake of a state senator's stabbing and his son's suicide, a new study from the University of Virginia finds that most psychaitric patients who require hospitalization are able to find a bed within six hours. But in rare cases when no bed can be found quickly, the results can be devastating.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:35pm EST

Legislation in honor of Va. girl could change cancer research

The legacy of a 10-year-old Leesburg, Va., girl is living on after she lost her battle with childhood cancer in October.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 04:56am EST

Dozens of blackbirds found dead in Prince William

Prince William County police say dozens of blackbirds were found dead along a Nokesville Road and authorities are investigating the cause.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 03:58pm EST

Donations needed at Virginia food pantry

On Dec. 14, the House of Mercy will hold its big toy distribution in partnership with Georgetown South Community Council.

Sunday - 12/08/2013, 08:00am EST

Police offer driver safety tips ahead of wintry weather

With snow and later ice predicted to fall over the D.C. region Sunday, emergency responders urge drivers to remember some basic winter weather rules.

Saturday - 12/07/2013, 07:21am EST

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
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