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America votes for top hero dog

Meet the eight finalists for the 2014 American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Tags: dogs, Hero Dogs, Kristi King

Survey reveals ticks uncommon to area inhabit Montgomery County

A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 09:25am EDT

Tags: ticks, tick, lyme disease, Quince Orchard Park, Ahmed Kilani, Kristi King

Parasite strikes young crabs with deadly results

A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT

Tags: crabs, Hematodinium, crab disease, Kristi King

How to help pets fight fireworks anxiety

Fireworks can traumatize pets, but owners can take steps to make sure this Fourth of July is a fun and safe one for their furry friends.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 09:08am EDT

Tags: dogs, Pets, fireworks, Fourth of July, Katy Nelson, Kristi King

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, mosquitoes, summer, Anthony Fauci, NIH, CDC, Kristi King

Not so fast, the Fort Reno concert series could still happen

A D.C. councilwoman tells WTOP that she will press for answers.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Tags: Fort Reno, Fort Reno Summer Concert Series, Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Park Police, National Park Service, Kristi King

Fairfax County holds hurricane emergency drill

Fairfax County on Thursday will respond to areas as though a hurricane has struck.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 07:12am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County, emergency drill, Kristi King

With Rent a Coop, chickens are the new ant farm

Move over ant farms and sea monkeys -- people who want to closely observe nature at home now can rent a mini chicken farm.

Saturday - 06/21/2014, 02:04am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, chicken, rent a coop

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2nd woman attacked along Metropolitan Bike Trail

A second woman says she was attacked along the Metropolitan Bike Trail Monday, hours after another woman was assaulted.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 10:22am EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Bike Trail, NoMa, assault, police, Kristi King, Amanda Iacone

Fairfax County schools continue classes to make up for snow days

By this weekend, most area students will be enjoying summer vacation. Fairfax County school children, however, are expected in class through next Wednesday to make up missed snow days.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 08:03am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, education, summer, school days, snow days, Kristi King

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