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  • Dozens Evacuated During Condo Fire Friday Night

    Dozens of residents were evacuated from The Carlton condominium at 4600 S. Four Mile Run Drive Friday night. The fire started in a 12th floor condo around 10:30 p.m. The blaze was extinguished before the flames could…

  • Grill Sparks Reston Townhouse Fire

    A charcoal grill left too close to combustibles on an outdoor deck caused a fire to a townhouse on Hemingway Drive in Reston early Sunday. Fairfax County Fire Rescue were called to the house at…

  • September is Affordable Housing and Hunger Action Month

    Arlington County and a local nonprofit are raising awareness of housing and hunger in September. September is Affordable Housing Month in Arlington. Throughout the month, Arlington County will be holding events that celebrate “the County’s long-term commitment…

  • Progress Report: Lake Anne Coffee House

    Lake Anne Coffee House will change ownership next week and will be mostly closed for renovations into November, new co-owner Eve Thompson said. Thompson and her husband, Rick, purchased the coffee house in July. The…

  • Morning Notes

    W-L Student Dies — The Washington-Lee High School community is mourning the death of Juliana Clarkson, 14, who died on Friday after a battle with leukemia. Fellow W-L students and crew teammates have filled the…

  • Monday Morning Rundown

    Cross Country Kudos — Runners from South Lakes High School and Herndon High School had an outstanding showing at the =PR= Kickoff Invitational at Bull Run. [Reston Patch, Herndon Patch] ChalkFest Prep — Are you…

  • Big catch: Charter fishing boat rescues 2 men off Va. coast

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A charter fishing boat landed an unexpected catch when the crew spotted something floating in the water. Captain Mike Bean tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/1UhiyKL ) that they thought they were going…

  • Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. Sullivan resigned…

  • Chesapeake police recover man’s body from Elizabeth River

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Chesapeake police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Elizabeth River. Officer Ravi Sheth tells multiple media outlets that officers discovered the body around 12:30…

  • AAA: Labor Day weekend travel to hold steady

    WASHINGTON — The summer vacation season is expected to end with a burst of travel over Labor Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 35.5 million Americans, including 850,700 in the D.C. area, will travel over the final holiday…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok blasts after raid finds bomb components BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of…

  • Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was…

  • Why this is the worst time of year for ragweed allergy sufferers

    WASHINGTON — It’s prime time in in the D.C. area for ragweed. The season began a few weeks ago and will hit its peak sometime around Labor Day, before ending with the first frost. “Patients…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    BOX OFFICE-WAR ROOM Christian film is top new film at theaters NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” is the top new film at theaters, according to the weekend’s box office figures. “Straight…

  • Top of Month: September Entertainment Guide

    It’s time for WTOP’s “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide.