• Washington Monument closed Thursday for elevator repairs

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will be closed Thursday because of a computer glitch with the elevators. The National Park Service says the elevators aren’t working because of problems with the control panel that operates the elevators. Repairs to the system are underway Thursday after it went down Wednesday. All tickets will be honored as…

  • Cigar lovers excited about progress with Cuba

    WASHINGTON – The announcement from the White House that the U.S. is normalizing relations with Cuba has myriad implications, but one item is front and center in the minds of cigar lovers:  Smoking Cuban stogies is now legal. New regulations allow “licensed American travelers” to return from Cuba with, at most, $100 worth of cigars.…

  • Water main break closes three D.C. schools

    WASHINGTON — A water main break in Northwest D.C. has caused three schools to close Thursday. Cleveland, Garrison and Seaton elementary schools are closed for students and staff Thursday. Additionally, students and staff from Duke Ellington High School will all report only to the Meyer campus Thursday. All other District of Columbia Public Schools are open…

  • Ballou High School prepares for new facilities

    WASHINGTON — Winter break is still a week off, but students at Ballou High School are anxious for it to be over. Come January, a shiny new facility with 87 classrooms, bio-technology labs, art spaces and a mechanic training shop will open. “Man, this place is just the bomb,” Mayor Vince Gray said, looking around…

  • Revamped Southeast Freeway will open in weeks

    WASHINGTON — The District Department of Transportation says a portion of the Southeast Freeway has been successfully converted to a boulevard, and that the new road may open to traffic in a matter of weeks. Joe Dorsey, a project manager with DDOT, says crews are putting the finishing touches on the road. “It is getting…

  • The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

    WASHINGTON — It can be easy to forget, what with all the political posturing and deal-making that such projects require, who really benefits when a professional team gets a new stadium. Everyone always wants to declare a winner. The team won. The real estate developer won. When D.C. United’s new Buzzard Point stadium was finally…

  • Do-not-drink order issued for D.C. neighborhood

    DC Water is warning customers in the Shaw and upper Logan Circle area not to drink the water.

  • D.C. Council approved D.C. United stadium

    The D.C. Council approved the District of Columbia Soccer
    Stadium Act of 2014 on Wednesday.

  • Two serial bank robbers on the loose in D.C. area

    One dresses sharply; the other holds up banks in Alexandria and Annandale.

  • Chris Brown’s bodyguard sentenced to probation

    Singer Chris Brown\’s bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has been given a 90-day suspended jail sentence, 1-year probation and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service for breaking the nose of a Beltsville man last year.

  • Congress may have tripped in effort to stop marijuana legalization

    In an effort to step in and stop the District from legalizing
    recreational marijuana, some in Congress may have tripped instead.

  • D.C. police chief trying to boost morale, foster public trust

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says recent national events echoed here at home have challenged the morale in her department and she\’s working to combat it.

  • Hidden, aging infrastructure strikes D.C. commuters

    D.C., like many other communities across the nation, has a problem with aging infrastructure. And Tuesday commuters experienced first hand the problems warn out pipes can create. But to fix all of the weak and inadequate pipes is slow and expensive.

  • D.C. second among metro areas for Peace Corps volunteers

    Volunteering overall may be on the decline but the District penultimate in people devoting their time to Peace Corps.

  • Screaming hairy armadillo finds home at National Zoo

    One of the National Zoo\’s newest additions is worth shouting about.