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  • Is the holiday season a good time to buy a home? You’d be surprised.

    Eldad Moraru, Long & Foster, gives WTOP the scoop on holiday home buying.

  • Jesse Matthew’s lawyers want gag order on 2005 rape

    Lawyers for the  man connected to Hannah Graham’s disappearance have requested a gag order in separate criminal investigation involving an attack and rape of a woman in Fairfax in 2005. Jesse Matthew’s defense team wants to ban the…

  • 2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

    NEW YORK (AP) — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two “pigs”…

  • Sunday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST NFL Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Tampa Bay,…

  • Protecting your home from winter fire hazards

    WASHINGTON — A house fire sparked by a curling iron left on a bed has left eight people and a dog displaced. But everyone was able to escape the home on Paul Drive in Rockville,…

  • Giant Food recalls chili seasoning kits

    WASHINGTON — Giant Food has removed  brands of chili seasoning kits from store shelves  because they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. These products are safe…

  • Saturday’s Women’s Basketball Scores

    EAST Army 70, St. Thomas Aquinas 45 Georgia Tech 65, St. Francis (NY) 59 Loyola (Md.) 59, St. Peter’s 49 New Haven 55, Dominican (NY) 47 Old Westbury 74, Centenary (NJ) 67 Pace 72, Felician…

  • No. 22 West Virginia turns back Marshall 69-56

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 16 points, Lanay Montgomery had 15 points and 14 rebounds as No. 22 West Virginia used a strong first half to beat Marshall 69-56 on Saturday. Averee Fields…

  • Manassas man arrested after shooting at acquaintances

    WASHINGTON — Police in Prince William County, Virginia are investigating a shooting in Manassas in which three people were wounded. Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road to…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Memphis 1 1½ (56) BYU Tuesday Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl Marshall 11 10 (67) N. Illinois Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego St. Pk 2½ (54) Navy Wednesday Bahamas…

  • Virginia Tech tops The Citadel 64-61

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Adam Smith scored 16 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 64-61 victory over The Citadel on Saturday. Smith scored 14 of his 16 in the second half, helping the Hokies…

  • Montgomery County police brings Christmas joy to children

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — It’s beginning to look a little more like Christmas for some local children in need. On Saturday morning, some Montgomery County police officers played the role of jolly old Saint Nick. The…

  • A gift for the birds and other holiday garden tips

    Wrens and other birds who don’t mind the cold Cheryl in Northwest D.C. writes: “A wren has built its nest in a corner of my porch. I don’t mind it being there; I even put…

  • Summers Restaurant to Close

    Summers Restaurant and Sports Bar in Courthouse will close after Dec. 31. The restaurant announced on its Facebook page Friday that it is terminating its lease as of Jan. 1, 2015. It did not specify…

  • Families of women killed in crash seek holiday donations for their 10 children

    The families of  32 year old Typhani Wilkerson and her older sister 34 year old Tameika Curtis are raising money to ensure there will be presents under the tree for their children this Christmas. They…