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'Star-Spangled Banner' flag and lyrics headed for reunion

The year 2014 will see a series of events leading up to September's 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, when the British attacked Fort McHenry but had to retreat, which inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Monday - 02/10/2014, 07:46am EST

Tags: star spangled banner, francis scott key, Fort McHenry

Wells pushes for decriminalizing pot

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is calling on the D.C. Council to pass a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 01:08pm EST

Tags: marijuana, pot, D.C.

Chefs make the best of it at MRE cookoff

The second annual MRE Cook-Off was held on Saturday at the Marine Corps Museum.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 07:42am EST

Tags: Marine Corps, MRE

Va. man sentenced to prison for peddling painkillers to teens

A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:04pm EST

Tags: oxycodone, drug dealing, federal courts, crime, overdose, Leesburg, Va.,

Military sees rash of deaths in one week

In a short time -- from Jan. 7 to Jan. 15 -- a rash of military deaths claimed the lives of at least 12 service members. Nine died within 24 hours.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 06:32am EST

Tags: TAPS, military death, Ami Neiberger-Miller, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Va. mental health debate expands to inmates

The debate on improving Virginia's mental health system is now expanding to include inmates.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 06:36pm EST

Tags: Deeds, mental health

Honoring MLK's legacy with a day of service

One Saturday morning event took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park in Southeast, D.C. About 150 volunteers honored Dr. King through their service.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 04:12pm EST

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Memorial, IMPACT, Secretary Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior,

Bulova: Education to be major focus in 2014

In her State of the County address, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova says education and funding public schools will be a major focus of the board's time in the coming year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:14pm EST

Tags: Sharon Bulova, Karen Garza, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, budget,

For kids, healthy sleep means no screens

Parents need to put their foot down when it comes to electronics in the bedroom.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 06:23am EST

Tags: kids, children, parenting, iPhone, ipad, tablets, sleep, Daniel Lewin

Still no decision on Fairfax start times, budget impact unknown

Fairfax County school officials are still weighing their options as they consider delaying start times for high school students.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:36am EST

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, school start times, sleep deprivation, teens

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