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Questions and answers about Ebola

WTOP's Answer Desk is answering questions you have about Ebola.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:27pm EDT

County Tacks on $5 Fee to Tickets for Web Summons System

Traffic tickets and criminal fines in Arlington County will now cost $5 more to fund the implementation of an electronic summons system.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:15pm EDT

Police looking for sexual assault suspect in Cheverly

Police in Prince George's County are looking to the public for help in a Tuesday night sexual assault.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:53pm EDT

Former neighbor: Jesse Matthew seemed to be 'a nice kid'

In rural Albemarle County, a former neighbor talks about Jesse Matthew, the man accused in the disappearance of Hannah Graham.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:26pm EDT

‘Village Sweet’ Bakery Coming to Westover

Village Sweet bakery is preparing to move in at 5872 Washington Blvd.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:10pm EDT

Montgomery Co. Council passes sidewalk snow removal bill

The County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that will require more attention and planning from the county government when it comes to snowy and ice-packed sidewalks during the winter.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:45pm EDT

Police arrest one, seek two more for sex assaults near Foggy Bottom

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

Staunton teen indicted in golf course slaying

A 16-year-old Staunton boy will be tried as an adult on charges of killing a mentally disabled man on a city golf course.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Horse owners tap racing exec for Suffolk Downs bid

Horsemen's group hires seasoned racing exec for its bid to preserve racing at Suffolk Downs

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:03pm EDT

$1m gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk

$1 million initiative to combat gang and gun violence launched in Norfolk

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Urban Planning Card Game Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

If there's a game that seems tailor-made for Arlington, it's a take on a boozy card game that encourages thinking about smart growth and urban planning.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:45pm EDT

A mammoth, but careful restoration at Smithsonian

A mammoth, but careful job at Smithsonian's Natural History Museum

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:19pm EDT

Va.-based Agrivita to export products to China

Richmond-based Agrivita to export animal feed additives to China

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Voting advocates fear impact of Va. voter ID law

Voting advocates fear Virginia's new voter ID law will make it tougher for some to vote

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Things to know about Virginia's voter ID law

Things voters need to know about Virginia's voter ID law

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Board Approves Fairlington Farmers Market

Residents in Fairlington won't have to go as far to get fresh produce, starting next year.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:46pm EDT

Police: Armed robbery at Stratford Condos

Fairfax County Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place last Tuesday in the parking lot of the Stratford Condominiums near the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Reston Parkway.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:41pm EDT

Pet of the Week: Valerie

Valerie is a happy-go-lucky pit bull terrier mix

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:39pm EDT

Thousands of feds on leave during misconduct probes

Scores of federal employees have been placed on paid leave, allowing them to collect paychecks while they await word on whether they will be disciplined for misbehavior.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:17pm EDT

Tornado confirmed in Virginia

The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, confirms that a weak tornado touched down in Alexandria last Wednesday. The small spin-up caused minimal damage near Belle Haven Country Club as it moved northeast toward the Capital Beltway.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 11:38am EDT
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