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Questions of driver safety arise after Metrobus hijacking

In what was described as a bizarre event, an armed Metrobus rider fought with the driver, hijacked the bus and struck and killed a pedestrian a few blocks away. It happened in three minutes, raising concerns about driver safety.

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Government reports drop in overall crime in nation’s schools

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

Warm weather means tick season is on the way

Whenever you, your kids or pets have been outdoors, be sure to do a full body check for ticks when you come back inside.

What you should know about treating poison ivy

Some people attack poison ivy with herbicides, but that’s likely not the best idea, said WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath.

10 things to buy at the farmers market this week

Local farmers are bringing more obscure products to the city’s streets. Some sting, some stink, but one thing’s for sure: They’re all tasty. Here’s what you should try the next time you visit the farmers market.

DC chef Aaron Silverman named Best Chef

The prestigious James Beard Foundation bestowed the honor on the owner of Rose's Luxury in Southeast.

Montgomery Co.’s largest-ever hail fell on Monday

In addition to the baseball-size hail, there were reports during Monday’s storms in various places across the area of hail ranging from pea-size to the size of ping pong balls and tennis balls.

Homeland Security hopes new bonuses will entice cyber specialists

The Department of Homeland Security is about to roll out a new series of incentive payments to lure cyber experts from the private sector and keep them in the civil service.

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