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Cooler summer weather and what it means for the winter

As August begins, it may seem that this summer has been on the cool side. Many question whether the Washington area should expect these mild temperatures to last.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 09:03am EDT

Tags: july, Megan Cloherty, Lauryn Ricketts, ABC7, weather, summer

Mosquitoes are crashing fewer BBQs this summer

They may not be welcome summer guests but they are certainly expected. And this season, we've seen a lot fewer mosquitoes -- which the experts say it's all about the weather.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Tags: mosquito, mosquitoes, Megan Cloherty

What you should and shouldn't buy on Amazon.com

When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. But for some items, shopping at the e-commerce site can cost you money.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 06:57am EDT

Tags: Amazon, price comparison, Megan Cloherty, Catey Hill, Marketwatch

Worst dishes to order when out to eat

They are the worst of the worst: the most calorie-packed, sodium-filled, fatty dishes you can order at chain restaurants.

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 11:15pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Extreme Eating, Maggianos, Red Robin, The Cheesecake Factory, cheesecake

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Virginia swimmer fights bacteria eating away at his leg

Doctors say a Stafford, Virginia man will be able to keep his leg after contracting dangerous bacteria while swimming in the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, flesh eating bacteria, Joe Wood, State Department, Potomac River

Testing the ice cream sandwich that doesn't melt (Video)

It's the ice cream that allegedly doesn't melt. We heard Wal-Mart's brand of ice cream sandwich suspiciously does not melt. So, we put it to the test.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: ice cream sandwich, Megan Cloherty

Focus on Northern Virginia as center of 'kissing bug disease'

It's called the kissing bug disease and while it sounds cute, it can be deadly.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 09:49pm EDT

Tags: kissing bug, Megan Cloherty, kissing bug disease, Chagas, Northern Virginia

Loudoun Sheriff: 12-year-cold case of murdered teen solved

It was a 12 year old case gone cold. Back in 2002, then-14 year old Erica Heather Smith went missing and was later found murdered. Today, Loudoun County Sheriff's investigators are announcing they've solved the case.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Tags: Erica Heather Smith, Loudoun County Sheriff, Megan Cloherty

Illness and ash: Documentary of dying West Virginia towns gets day on Capitol Hill

It was meant to start a dialogue about the growing issues facing the dilapidated McDowell County, West Virginia -- an area once at a population height of 100,000 is now steeped in poverty.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 11:56am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Hollow, West Virginia

Cutting the cord: The trend of ditching the cable box

With more options out there such as Roku and Chromecast that deliver current TV shows on an actual TV (rather than a computer) via paid services such as Netflix for example, many think paying for cable isn't worth it.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:52am EDT

Tags: TV, cutting cable, Megan Cloherty

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