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  • Southeast man dead after scooter crash on Benning Road

    WASHINGTON — A local man is dead after he lost control of the scooter he rode and hit a concrete median on Benning Road in Northeast. Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Kwasi Stephon Gray drove a…

  • Police name suspect in fatal stabbing in Metro station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted for murder in the stabbing death of a man in a Metro station. Police say Jasper Spires is wanted…

  • Where to catch local fireworks on Sunday

    WASHINGTON — If you missed the Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday, there are a few places where you can catch them on Sunday. In Prince George’s County, the town of Morningside postponed their fireworks show…

  • Man shot dead in Southeast Washington

    WASHINGTON — A man is dead after he was shot Sunday morning along Green Street in Southeast. At roughly 5:30 a.m., police officers responded to a call to investigate the area. When they arrived, officers…

  • 3 injured, 1 dead in D.C. shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old man is dead and three others injured after a shooting in Washington. District of Columbia police say officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 2600 block of…

  • Interactive installation lets visitors enjoy the beach without leaving the district

    WASHINGTON — Lots of folks are hitting the beach this holiday weekend and throughout the summer season.  If your jaunts won’t take you to Sandy Point State Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, or Ocean City…

  • Cardinal Wuerl: Same-sex marriage ruling is ‘law of the land’

    WASHINGTON — The District’s top Catholic leader has weighed in on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. “The law of the land is the law of the land,” says Archbishop of Washington Cardinal…

  • Suspect identified in NoMa Metro stabbing

    WASHINGTON — D.C. police officers have an arrest warrant for Jasper Spires, who allegedly stabbed another man at the NoMa Gallaudet Metro station on Saturday. The man — 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland — died from…

  • They might not be pretty, but Opossums are rare and important animals

    WASHINGTON — Wildlife rehabilitators say they’re not very pretty, or popular, but opossums, those cat-sized marsupials, provide some pretty important functions in our backyards. “Not everyone likes them, but they do a wonderful job to keep…

  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in for major renovation

    WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is in for a big change — starting in three years, the entire facade will be under construction. Most visitors have seen the IMAX movie “To Fly” a dozen…

  • A T-shirt tribute to area victims of gun violence

    A temporary display at 15th Street Presbyterian Church pays tribute to the victims of gun violence in the area.

  • PHOTOS: A Capitol Fourth 2015

    WASHINGTON — The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4. View images of the event, its rehearsals and more. Send your photos using #WTOP on Twitter or through the…

  • Top 10 Foo Fighters songs

    As the Foo Fighters prepare to rock RFK on July 4, we’re counting down the band’s best songs.

  • D.C. fan experience rankings

    The core experience of a sports fan is attending a game in person. Here in D.C., we’re lucky enough to have a professional franchise in each of the five major American sports. And while we can all argue which team is the best or most popular, we tried to determine which is the best to actually watch in person, as a fan.

  • Police identify gunshot victim whose body was burned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was found burning in a trash can after he died of gunshot wounds. Officers said Thursday that 19-year-old Heineken McNeil died June 23 of gunshot…