Driver identified in fatal crash with police cruiser

Fairfax County police Officer Don Gotthardt tells WTOP the driver of a 2006 Infinity was headed westbound when he "veered dramatically to the left" and into the path of an oncoming, marked police car at about 3 a.m..

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:46am EDT

5 convicted in khat smuggling case face sentencing

The first of 13 men and women convicted of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of the illegal African drug khat (COT) are facing possible prison sentences.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 02:29am EDT
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Sentencing for 'blond bandit' in bank robberies

A northern Virginia woman who became known as the "blond bandit" following a string of bank robberies and carjackings last year could be facing 10 years or more in prison.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 01:58pm EDT

Port City Brewing releases Derecho Common beer

A local brewery that lost power during the derecho is getting sweet revenge on Mother Nature with a new brew that the storm almost ruined.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 09:37pm EDT

USDA official to visit mobile farmer's market

A top official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture is visiting a mobile farmer's market in northern Virginia to promote distribution of fresh, local produce in underserved communities.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 02:02pm EDT

7 Alexandria car dealerships burglarized since February (Video)

Alexandria authorities are asking for the public's help in finding several suspects they believe burglarized seven car dealerships since February.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:25pm EDT

Bethesda kicks off restaurant week season

It's every foodie's favorite time of year again. Throughout the region, restaurants are opening their doors and offering prix fixe menus to satisfy most budgets.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:58pm EDT

Former Alexandria, Va., sheriff Dunning dies at 62

A South Carolina coroner has confirmed that former Alexandria, Va., sheriff James Dunning has died at his Hilton Head, S.C. home.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 03:07pm EDT

Power restored to 2K Dominion customers in Alexandria

An underground cable failure is to blame for a brief power outage in Alexandria Wednesday.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 01:57pm EDT

Local beermaker brews derecho-inspired beverage

If you've been affected by the derecho and heat wave, we have a beer for you.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 12:40pm EDT

How one Alexandria neighborhood weathered the outage

Six days after the storm, Virginia Dominion Power crews were working Thursday afternoon to restore electricity to a half block of homes in Del Ray Alexandria. The company is working home-by- home to restore power to its customers.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 09:39pm EDT

Area camp, facilities and pool closings

Power outages and storm cleanup are forcing some camps and pools to close.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 07:35am EDT

Va. expands emerald ash borer quarantine

Six localities have been added to Virginia's emerald ash borer quarantine.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 08:14am EDT

Man sentenced for online 'South Park' threat

A Muslim convert from Brooklyn was sentenced Friday to nearly 12 years in prison for posting online threats against the creators of South Park.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 06:59pm EDT

Searing temps prompt early pool openings in Alexandria

The triple digit temperatures prompted some area pools to open days before their scheduled summer start.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 07:49am EDT

Alexandria art opening features D.C. drag queens

The idea for Louise Noakes' latest art exhibit was born two years at a drag queen show she attended with her 17-year-old daughter.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 04:05am EDT

Va. woman sentenced for role in contract scheme

An Alexandria woman will spend more than a year in prison for her role in a scheme involving Coast Guard contracts.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 02:59pm EDT

Woman severely burned in backyard fire

A bizarre backyard accident has left an Alexandria woman with severe burns.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Alexandria and Arlington reach compromise on streetcar line

WTOP's Kristi King reports from Alexandria.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 10:31am EDT

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