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Their sensitive snouts are literally life-savers. Mine detection dogs, or MDDs, are specially trained canines that sniff out landmines.
Local speed skating fans have two days left to catch the country's best young short-track skaters.
It might sound a bit innocuous, but cooking oil crimes are a growing trend, locally and across the country.
After the school shooting that killed 26 people last month in Newtown, Conn., school systems nationwide are reevaluating their safety plans. One local leader is changing his mind on the presence of officers in schools.
About 6,000 National Guard troops from across the country will descend upon Washington this weekend to provide traffic and crowd control during Monday's inauguration events.
It's a fiscal sign of the times. One of the D.C. area's largest, wealthiest counties is feeling the financial squeeze again this year.
Northern Virginia drivers are enjoying a smoother ride now that some long-standing congestion has been relieved.
Virginia's governor is out with his wish list for the state's public schools and he's hoping state legislators give him a passing grade on his new proposals.
In Virginia, residents are currently allowed to use items such as bank statements, paychecks and utility bills as a form of identification to vote, but that could soon change.
The nation's state of economic uncertainty and the recent school shooting that struck the town of Sandy Hook just two weeks ago are having no affect on area gun sales. In fact, gun sales are booming and tickets to gun shows are a hot item.