WTOP: Washington, DC's Top News, Traffic, and Weather

Pool/John McDonnell

Ex-officer sentenced in fatal Va. shooting to be released next week

On the same day former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres was sentenced to one year in jail for shooting and killing an unarmed man in 2013, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office says he should be released next week. The family of John Geer, who died standing in the door to his Springfield home, called the sentence "offensive."

More Fairfax County News | More local news
Most Shared


23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues

As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia — a disaster that killed at least 20 people.

Experts explore ethics of more trials in Freddie Gray case

Is it ethical for Baltimore’s top prosecutor to keep trying for a conviction? Legal experts said Friday that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is obligated to consider this question.

Metrobus changes could mean savings for commuters

Changes are coming for mass transit commuters that could mean savings for some users.

2016 Ford Mustang moves past muscle car status

WTOP Car Guy Mike Parris says the Mustang is no longer just a muscle car, but more a well-rounded sports car with good handling and a more refined interior.

Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch

Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to report released Friday by U.S. disease experts.

Tony Robbins’ hot-coal walk burns more than 30

They’ve been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Republicans win first Congressional Baseball Game in 7 years

The Republican team broke its seven-year losing streak against the Democrats in Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game with an 8-7 victory.

Stock Market Data delayed approx 15 min.

DOW -610.32 17,400.75
NASDAQ -202.06 4,707.98
S&P 500 -75.91 2,037.41

Media Galleries