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  • Why is Chesapeake Bay region sinking?

    WASHINGTON — Due to an ice sheet that changed the landscape of the D.C. region thousands of years ago, the land below your feet is literally sinking. “It’s something that we really need to plan…

  • D.C. rule pulls indoor swimmers from water if lightning strikes

    WASHINGTON — Some swimmers are high and dry after D.C. public pool employees pulled them from the water due to intense storms. “If we do close, there is lightning in the area,” not because pools…

  • Vigil being held for Cardinal Baum, 3rd Archbishop of DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigil is being held for Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, who served as Archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, and died July 23. A vigil Mass will be held Thursday evening…

  • Police: Child dies after being shot in Southeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A child has died after being shot in Southeast Washington on Wednesday night, police say. It happened around 8 p.m. along 46th Place Southeast, near Benning Road Southeast. NBC Washington reports the victim…

  • Piece of history restored in Georgetown

    Don’t expect the neon sign to glow until a lighting ceremony planned for Sept. 23, but when the switch is flipped the sign will look the same way it did for decades.

  • DC man convicted of carjacking woman in labor at gunpoint

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man accused of carjacking a couple who were heading to the hospital because the woman was in labor has been convicted. A federal jury in Baltimore on Wednesday found 44-year-old Cornell…

  • Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is giving the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $20 million toward the center’s expansion project. The Kennedy Center announced the gift Wednesday from the Chicago-based…

  • Two species of guenons swing into National Zoo

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo is now home to seven new monkeys called guenons. The zoo announced Wednesday that it recently welcomed two species of guenons — four Allen’s swamp monkeys and three Schmidt’s red-tailed…

  • 7 Tips for Finding an Apartment in Washington, D.C.

    The District of Columbia is part of one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, and you know what that means: Finding an apartment there is no walk in the National Mall. If you’re…

  • Former State Dept. official admits voyeurism

    WASHINGTON — A former State Department official appeared in a D.C. courtroom Wednesday and admitted he secretly filmed women through their windows using his iPhone. Daniel Rosen, 45, of D.C. pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism and…

  • Skip the pharmacy, head to the farm: Physicians write prescriptions for fruits, vegetables

    Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they’re writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Police: D.C. armed robberies may be linked

    WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. are investigating a series of armed robberies Tuesday morning that they say may be linked.   The armed robberies all happened between midnight and 3 a.m. in parts of Northwest…

  • Squirrels rescued from White House grounds

    WASHINGTON – The National Park Service helped rescue some adorable additions to the White House grounds. The Park Service tweeted a photo Tuesday of baby squirrels discovered near the White House Monday. With help from…

  • Report: Oldest Metro railcars contain asbestos

    WASHINGTON — As if Metro didn’t have enough problems, apparently some of its railcars have asbestos, according to an NBC Washington report. The system is retiring its oldest cars from the 1000-series. They contain a…

  • D.C. lieutenant faces discipline for delayed response to choking boy

    WASHINGTON — A lieutenant with D.C. Fire and EMS faces a departmental reprimand for not sending a crew to a report of an infant choking on a grape near the lieutenant’s station in Tenleytown. The…