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  • Suspect’s father calls slayings ‘egregious and heartless’

    WASHINGTON (AP) –The father of the man charged in the slayings of four people at a Washington mansion calls the crime “egregious and heartless.” Dennis Wint said in a statement that it pains him that his…

  • Group hopes to advertise on Metro with images of Muhammad

    WASHINGTON – A controversial group is hoping to post advertisements on the D.C. Metro system that feature a cartoon image of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is the same group that hosted…

  • Police arrest D.C. man for making terror threats against transit system

    WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police arrested a D.C. man on charges of making terrorist threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the area over a six-month period. Police arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman Wednesday at…

  • Man attacked, robbed of $1 (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help after they say surveillance video captured a brutal attack on a 63-year-old man who was robbed of $1. Surveillance video captured the incident, which happened…

  • 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 to 31…

  • 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…

  • Trapped on H Street NE? Pay this company to escape the room

    Can you escape H Street NE? One company is daring you to try. The Jackson Smith Group LLC, led by D.C. residents Ayanna Smith, Timothy Smith and Melody Jackson, has filed plans with the Board…

  • 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…