A new initiative, which goes into effect this month, will make illegally possessing a firearm as a felon a federal crime. Previously, most cases were charged under local “felon-in-possession” laws.
For the first time, all seven people charged in the shooting death of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson appeared in court together Friday as the case against them moves ahead. A tentative trial date has been set for next year.
In a video that went viral, Del. Kathy Tran of Fairfax County acknowledges her legislation, which failed to advance in the General Assembly, would allow abortions up until moments before birth.
On Thursday, she said what she described is already allowed under state law.
While D.C.’s tourism industry suffered during the partial government shutdown, it appears that hotels were spared the worst effects: From Dec. 30 to Jan. 19, demand was down by only about 2 percent compared with the same period a year ago.
The number of homes sold so far this year in the immediate D.C. area was down 30 percent compared with the same period last year, according to numbers from Terradatum/Bright MLS, compiled by Long & Foster Real Estate.
Local charities are seeing nearly double their usual requests for assistance because of the partial federal shutdown, “with more requests coming in each day.”
Federal workers worried about paying the rent may want to talk to their landlord. A couple of the biggest property management companies in the D.C. region said they’re trying to be flexible.
A Silver Spring, Maryland, man has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison in a prostitution and sex-abuse case that highlights MS-13 brutality and human trafficking.
Organizers say the event is being required to move because of the partial federal government shutdown and because of the possibility of bad weather.
Interesting stories surround D.C. Engine Co. 3, which is responsible for protecting landmarks including the Capitol and Union Station. The historic building is over 100 years old, still retains features, such as fire poles and a spiral staircases. See video inside the historic firehouse.
Mayor Muriel Bowser signed emergency legislation Friday giving her the authority to issue marriage licenses during the partial federal government shutdown. D.C.’s courts had decided issuing the licenses was not essential.
A new fund at Prince George’s County Public Schools has been established “to ensure that all students who need a hot meal will receive one throughout the shutdown and beyond.”
The Bethesda-to-New Carrollton Purple Line was supposed to open in early 2022, but it’s been delayed by a lawsuit, environmental reviews, property acquisitions and coordination with utilities and CSX.
The county has set up a website with a growing list of community resources, as more local agencies step forward to ease the burden.
Multiple brands now offer to combine the performance of a two-door sports car — amazingly — with the cargo space and bad-weather capabilities of a four-wheel drive truck.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.