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  • D.C. parking tickets, meters could cost more

    WASHINGTON — Parking tickets will cost more and some meters will have extended hours of enforcement under a budget the D.C. Council is expected to approve Wednesday. The proposed fine for a parking ticket would increase…

  • William Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON — It may not be the final frontier, but it’s a must-hit event for pop culture fanatics. The third annual Awesome Con convention returns to the Washington Convention Center from May 29-31 with a…

  • Police seek person of interest after elderly man punched, robbed (Video)

    WASHINGTON – Police in D.C. are asking for help identifying a person of interest in connection to a robbery investigation after an elderly man was knocked to the ground. Surveillance video captured the incident, which…

  • DC asks judge to put gun ruling on hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials want a judge to allow the city to continue enforcing a centerpiece of its handgun-control legislation while a court fight over it continues. Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr.…

  • Family killed in NW DC home remembered in obituary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three members of a family murdered in their Washington home are being remembered “for their devotion to family and charitable efforts for the less fortunate.” An obituary published Tuesday in The Washington…

  • Special Olympics flame departs D.C. for cross-country relay

    WASHINGTON — The Special Olympics Flame of Hope is continuing its journey from Greece to the World Games in Los Angeles via a relay that will pass through every state in America.  The Special Olympics Unified Relay…

  • ​Joe Englert, D.C.’s bar impresario, has much more than booze in store for his next project

    D.C. barman extraordinaire Joe Englert is partnering with real estate investor Langdon Hample to build a $1 million combination beer garden, bouldering gym and coffee shop in the Ivy City section of Northeast D.C. The…

  • 5 animal cams going dark at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON — Some of the National Zoo’s animal cams are going away. On June 1, the Asian small-clawed otter, clouded leopard, orangutan, fishing cat and naked mole rat cams will go dark.  The change comes…

  • U.S. Capitol evacuated due to a report of a fire

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol has been evacuated due to a report of a fire in the Capitol Visitors Center. Tourists and staffers alike have spilled out onto the streets and walks surrounding the Capitol…

  • ​D.C. entrepreneur looks to solve the ‘sad desk lunch’

    As Sarah Van Dell sat at her desk every day in her downtown D.C. office, wolfing down half a leftover sandwich from a catered event, or maybe some pretzels, she would think back longingly to…

  • Daron Wint’s family doesn’t believe he is guilty of D.C. murder, arson

    WASHINGTON – Daron Wint, the man arrested in connection with a quadruple homicide in D.C., is getting some support from his family. “They’re horrified by these events, and they can’t believe that he had anything…

  • D.C. ranks high on family-friendly policies

    WASHINGTON — Working parents face a lot of challenges trying to juggle jobs and family responsibilities. But a new ranking puts the District of Columbia near the top of a list of states with policies that are friendly to…

  • Pet of the Week: Amy

    WASHINGTON — Meet Amy, a sweet Southern gal with lots of charm. Amy came to the Washington Animal Rescue League from a full partner shelter in Georgia, in the hopes that she might find a forever family…

  • New law will change unlicensed day care rules in Virginia

    WASHINGTON – After a particularly deadly year for unlicensed day care centers in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign new rules into law that aim to protect children. The bill requires family day homes to…

  • 9 local students to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

    WASHINGTON – Auto correct, spell check and voice recognition have come to do the heavy lifting when it comes to spelling. But 285 students who have mastered the old-fashioned way are in Washington this week…