Last year, D.C.’s school system said 73 percent of its students graduated on time. It was later discovered that a third of the students were allowed to graduate despite violations of school policy, such as excessive unexcused absences.
D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the man being chased by police Tuesday night ran to an alley, where he pulled out a gun and began shooting at the pursuing officers.
Next year, the cost of a full trip – a plaza toll plus a ramp transaction – would go from $3.50 to $4.75, as part of a longstanding plan.
The Silver Line extension project has found a new problem: A chemical reaction in the concrete that can cause cracks and reduce the service life of concrete structures. A lab will now be testing samples of the concrete from the project to find out the extent of the problem.
Northern Virginia leaders are praising the state’s long-awaited budget deal, while also expressing concerns.
“Graffiti vandalism is a drain on taxpayer dollars, can lead to decreased property values and often diminishes residents’ sense of safety,” D.C. Department of Public Works Director Chris Shorter told WTOP.
The audit will include a review of the class’ graduation records and interviews with school leaders and staff, said Maryland’s state superintendent of schools.
Though more than half of resident complaints did not turn up evidence of rat infestation, the city is about to devote even more resources to dealing with the problem, with new funding set to kick in this coming October.
Activist Gene Stilp has received conditional approval to burn a combined Confederate-Nazi flag outside the Loudoun County courthouse on June 12. A final determination will be made by the fire marshal in the moments just before the protest is set to begin.
Gene Stilp, a lawyer who lives in both Loudoun County and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, said he got the idea to burn the combined Confederate-Nazi flag following last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
Three “wish kids” who asked to go to Disney World were greeted at the airport by a cheering crowd made up of Make-A-Wish workers and volunteers. See video.
Hidden explosives are among the concerns at BWI/Marshall Airport, and that’s where the TSA’s passenger-screening canines come in. The explosive-sniffing dogs can identify numerous potentially dangerous substances from several feet away. The dogs showed of their talents to sniff out dangerous contraband. Watch the video.
Instead of getting an ambulance, some 911 callers in the District could be sent a taxi or a Lyft. It’s part of an effort to free up ambulance crews for the most serious emergencies.
The Fairfax County Police Department said a man was found dead on Colchester Road in Fairfax Station with upper-body trauma; detectives are on the scene as the police investigate the apparent homicide.
The original 1968 Mustang from the action flick “Bullitt” (1968) with Steve McQueen is on display on the National Mall through Sunday as part of a weeklong event, sponsored by the Historic Vehicle Association. See photos.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.