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Montgomery Count residents protest new dumping fee

Under a new regulation, Montgomery County residents will pay the same fee that contractors do when dropping off large amounts of yard waste at the local dump - or, as they prefer to call it in Montgomery County, the "transfer station."

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:25am EDT

Doctor arrested in Prince William County as part of prescription drug sting

Police arrested a Northern Virginia doctor as part of a drug investigation.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:07am EDT

Md. state trooper shoots pit bull after bite

Md. state trooper shoots, wounds pit bull after it bites her on foot

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:41am EDT

How to stage a house to sell (Photos)

Staging a home can make it or break it when it comes to selling a property. A local stager offers tips and advice to get your house off the market.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:30am EDT

Homeowners hear new plan to repair Fort Washington slope failure

Homeowners in Fort Washington who were affected by a slope failure in May have already heard two plans to make them whole. On Wednesday, they heard a third.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:00am EDT

Cutting the cord: The trend of ditching the cable box

With more options out there such as Roku and Chromecast that deliver current TV shows on an actual TV (rather than a computer) via paid services such as Netflix for example, many think paying for cable isn't worth it.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:52am EDT

Washington's Top News - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here's a look at some of the day's top stories from WTOP.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:45am EDT

D.C. pot decriminalization goes into effect

At least for the time being, it's no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation's capital.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:32am EDT

Wizards get C Blair in deal with Dallas

Washington Wizards acquire C DeJuan Blair in sign-and-trade deal with Dallas Mavericks

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 12:40am EDT

NORAD conducting exercises in D.C. area

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting exercise in the National Capital Region until 5:30 a.m.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 12:27am EDT

Off the 8s: My life as a pirate (Photos)

WTOP anchor Michelle Murillo moonlights as a historical reenactor when she's not working at the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center. This is her story.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:09pm EDT

Police investigate murder-suicide in Hughesville

Man, woman found dead in murder-suicide in Hughesville home

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41pm EDT

Immigration leads to O'Malley and Obama spat

Effort to find shelter for child immigrants leads to spat between Md. Gov. O'Malley and Obama

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41pm EDT

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

House Republicans seek to undo DC gun-control laws, restore penalties for pot possession

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41pm EDT

Annual crab bake has less star power than usual

Annual Md. crab bake has less political star power than usual

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 06:22pm EDT

Judge mostly sides with feds in McDonnell case

Judge mostly sides with prosecutors in pre-trail decisions in Bob McDonnell case

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 06:18pm EDT

Va port: Panama Canal expansion impact minimal

The executive director of the Virginia Port Authority says the expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger ships will only have a modest impact on East Coast ports.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:18pm EDT

Warner outraises Gillespie in 2nd quarter

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says he raised $2.7 million during the second quarter while his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie said he raised $1.9 million.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:15pm EDT

Bethesda company tests honesty of tea drinkers

As it has for several years, a local company set out to gauge just how honest D.C. folks are.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:08pm EDT

Missing mother and baby found

Police in Montgomery County are asking for the public's help locating a mother and her baby.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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