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Police officers aren't the only one's carrying weapons into airports.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:25am EDT
Fairfax County is launching a new emergency alert system, Fairfax Alerts, next week that will replace the existing system entirely in coming months.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:58am EDT
Before packing the car and hitting the road for your beach trip, police say a few steps can protect your home and belongings while you are away.
Monday - 06/09/2014, 12:48pm EDT
Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn't.
Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:05am EDT
Return at your own risk. That's the message from Prince George's
County to residents choosing to ignore a mandatory evacuation in Fort Washington
because of a slow motion landslide known as a slope failure.
Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 07:07am EDT
Beware of the bears: It's that time of year when more bears roam closer to humans.
Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:51pm EDT
It might seem a little early to worry about hurricanes, but the season starts June 1. And a tropical storm hit Florida on June 5 last year.
Sunday - 06/01/2014, 06:55am EDT
Washington Consumers' Checkbook.org investigated how to get the best price for quality workmanship when replacing a roof.
Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:25pm EDT
WTOP's third Commuter Idle winner enjoyed his relaxing ride to working in a limo, that got him to work an hour earlier than normal.
Thursday - 05/29/2014, 01:09pm EDT
Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.
Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT
Food shopping can eat more of the budget than some people realize, but there are sneaky ways to save.
Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:18am EDT
The head of Fairfax County's governing board says she will vote
to strike down a controversial zoning change that could limit the number of people
who can visit a home and the frequency of gatherings.
Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:29pm EDT
A town house transformation into a condo tower in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood is
so remarkable, it may lead to a change in city regulations.
Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:29pm EDT
Drivers may have reason to be especially cautious at intersections
over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend after research shows a large number
of red-light violations occur during the weekend.
Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 07:40am EDT
Fairfax County Public
School are considering disciplinary policy changes that would shorten
suspension times for most serious offenses.
Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 07:09am EDT
Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a report that as
many as six people were involved in an attack in which a woman says she was
beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted in Adams Morgan Sunday.
Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 11:13am EDT
May has been proclaimed Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Maryland and public health leaders are making sure people in the D.C. region know the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease.
Monday - 05/12/2014, 12:17pm EDT
The slope failure in the Piscataway Hills neighborhood of Fort Washington still is
being evaluated. People don't know when they'll be allowed back into their homes.
Monday - 05/12/2014, 07:54am EDT
You don't have to be so extravagant, according to a CBS poll.
Sunday - 05/11/2014, 04:24pm EDT
The Capital Crescent Trail now is open near Georgetown. It's been closed for cleanup and repairs since severe storms more than a week ago.
Sunday - 05/11/2014, 01:33pm EDT