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Traveling with a firearm? TSA has rules

Police officers aren't the only one's carrying weapons into airports.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:25am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, firearms, TSA

Fairfax County to introduce new emergency alert system

Fairfax County is launching a new emergency alert system, Fairfax Alerts, next week that will replace the existing system entirely in coming months.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:58am EDT

Tags: emergency alerts, alerts, Fairfax County, Kristi King

Vacation to-do list: Protect home from burglars

Before packing the car and hitting the road for your beach trip, police say a few steps can protect your home and belongings while you are away.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: vacation, crime prevention, police, Kristi King

Zappers among ineffective mosquito-control measures

Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn't.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:05am EDT

Tags: mosquito, mosquitoes, Kristi King

Prep now for dangerous summer storms

Now is the time to prepare for potentially dangerous summer storms and review what to do.

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 05:18am EDT

Tags: emergency, storm preparation, Kristi King, Pepco, Dominion Virginia Power

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Residents return to homes on Piscataway Drive despite warnings

Return at your own risk. That's the message from Prince George's County to residents choosing to ignore a mandatory evacuation in Fort Washington because of a slow motion landslide known as a slope failure.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 07:07am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, Piscataway Drive, Piscataway Hills, Prince George

May and June: Increase in bears in D.C. area

Beware of the bears: It's that time of year when more bears roam closer to humans.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: bears, bear, black bear, Kristi King

Hurricane season starts June 1 -- are you ready?

It might seem a little early to worry about hurricanes, but the season starts June 1. And a tropical storm hit Florida on June 5 last year.

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 06:55am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, hurricane season, emergencies, weather, tropical storms

Save money on a new roof by asking the right questions

Washington Consumers' Checkbook.org investigated how to get the best price for quality workmanship when replacing a roof.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:25pm EDT

Tags: roof replacement, WTOP Saves You Money, Checkbook.org, Kristi King

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Richmond son, D.C.-bound commutes 3 1/2 hours

Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT

Tags: Commuter Idle, sprawl & crawl, Kristi King, Thurmond Alford, Chesterfield County

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