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300 gather in D.C. for Super Bowl of online gaming

It's like watching the Super Bowl at a local bar. But instead, this is all about online gamers and the global phenomenon is just starting to take off in the U.S.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:34am EDT

Tags: online games, one nation of gamers, pubstomp, barcraft, Kathy Stewart

Forget about Spain: Run with the bulls in Va.

Have you ever wanted to run with the bulls but can't make it to Spain? You might get a chance to and at a much closer location.

Sunday - 08/11/2013, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: Great Bull Run, Rob Dickens, Virginia Motorsports Park, Kathy Stewart

Virginia is for robots; kids camp looks to future

It was robotic rumble time at the Manassas Museum Saturday. Students from Metz and Manassas Park Middle Schools were battling it out in a robotic competition as part of the grand finale of the week-long robotics camp held at Metz Middle School.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 11:24pm EDT

Tags: Metz Middle School, Manassas Park Middle School, Travis Bower, VEX Robotics Camp, Vex World Championships, Leonard Newman, Kathy Stewart

Prince George's students gear up for new school year

School supplies and more than 5,000 backpacks were given away at the Prince Georges County Public Schools' back-to-school fair held Saturday at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 08:55pm EDT

Tags: back-to-school, Upper Marlboro, Kathy Stewart, Prince George

Unlike adult use, teen pot smoking causes long-term damage

Adolescents who smoke pot regularly may suffer long-term problems, including permanent brain damage. However, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the same isn't true for adult smokers.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 06:11am EDT

Tags: pot, marijuana, University of Maryland, Asaf Keller, Kathy Stewart, teen marijuana use

New rules govern harvest of ginseng

Because ginseng, which is used for medicinal purposes and often seen in foods and supplements, is so lucrative, it's over-harvested and on a threatened species list in Virginia. New regulations, however, are intended to ensure the survival of the species.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 07:44pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, ginseng

Put on the brakes! It's 'Stop on Red Week'

You're running late and you hit another traffic light. Be warned: This is national Stop on Red Week. Police are on the lookout for red-light runners all week.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, red light cameras, traffic light, Stop on Red Week

A hair cut to start off the school year right

A Virginia-based salon company is doing what it can to help needy students look their best at the start of this school year, one hair cut at a time.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 06:51am EDT

Tags: Hair Cuttery, Share-a-Haircut, back-to-school, Kathy Stewart

Watch the roads: August is the deadliest driving month

When you think of the deadliest month to drive, the height of summer travel probably doesn't come to mind. But if you're planning a road trip soon during the dog days of summer, plan to use extra caution out on the road.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 05:37am EDT

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kathy Stewart, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, The American Safety Council

WTOP's Top 10: The best farmers market

It's loved for more than its fresh produce and locally- sourced food items. As one patron describes, the farmers market in Del Ray in Alexandria is the kick-off of the neighborhood's social weekend.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: farmers market, Top 10, Del Ray, Alexandria, Kathy Stewart

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