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Two carjackings involving abductions occurred near the Vienna Metrorail Station. In both cases, the victims were left in New Carrollton.
Friday - 11/21/2014, 09:34am EST
The cost of fuel is getting cheaper, but air fares aren't --
and the D.C. area is no exception.
Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 08:02am EST
Talk about a special delivery. Sixty food banks in
needy Prince George's County neighborhoods are getting free
twice-a-month deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables thanks to a local
Thursday - 11/13/2014, 10:19am EST
Workers cleaning up after the Concert For Valor are making quick progress.
Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:18am EST
The new 1.5-mile segment extends the toll road east of Interstate 95 to U.S. 1
Monday - 11/10/2014, 10:13pm EST
The region's 2014 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign is now underway.
Thursday - 11/06/2014, 01:43pm EST
Reports of sexual violence on college campuses are on the rise - especially at the flagship public universities of Virginia and Maryland.
Thursday - 11/06/2014, 07:49am EST
Hundreds of children now are barred from Prince George's
County classrooms for failing to receive required vaccinations.
Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 10:16am EST
The stress of traveling for work or fun can take a lot out of you even before you arrive at your destination. But why do plane rides make some many passengers feel awful?
Monday - 11/03/2014, 01:55pm EST
Passengers who see bodily fluids, such as blood or vomit on Metro trains or buses, are being asked to report what they see to drivers or station managers, so the bus or rail car can be taken out of service and sanitized.
Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:30pm EDT
Some guardrails on area roads are built with a potentially dangerous design that could allow them to impale crashing vehicles.
Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:45am EDT
A group of local college students watched the Antares rocket launch near Wallops Island Tuesday evening. They were hoping to send an experiment to the International Space Station.
Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 03:25pm EDT
Baltimore Washington International Airport is among the most friendly airports in the nation for nursing moms on the go, according to a new study.
Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 11:52am EDT
This isn't the first time we've faced this challenge, however.
Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:13pm EDT
Four women were attacked within a few hours and a few miles of each other early Sunday in Northwest. Police have arrested a man in two of the attacks, but investigators are still looking for two other suspects.
Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:20pm EDT
A posse of cowboys including a mule wagon rode into D.C. Thursday morning,
causing some rush hour traffic delays in Manassas, Virginia, along the Route
234 and Route
29 corridors as well as in parts of downtown D.C.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:01am EDT
A man wounded during an exchange of gunfire with authorities in Old Town Warrenton earlier this month has died of his injuries.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 01:23pm EDT
A family is seeking help with funeral costs after two
sisters were among those who died in an Oxon Hill, Maryland, crash Friday.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 10:59am EDT
So many drivers are passing stopped school buses in Montgomery
County, the ticket fines for that violation may double.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 09:09am EDT
What's expected to be a brilliant display of fall foliage is unfolding slowly along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
Monday - 10/13/2014, 03:16pm EDT