A frustrating crime is popping up on the radar of the Arlington County police: Drivers are reporting that the wheels are being stolen from their cars.
Last week’s report from a Pennsylvania grand jury accused the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, for allegedly covering up their offenses during his service in Pittsburgh. Now, thousands are calling for his resignation online.
At least three people are under arrest after more than 150 ATV riders swarmed throughout downtown D.C. Sunday. One man whose bicycle was hit by an ATV said more needs to be done to curtail the dangerous organized rides.
It was a turbulent week for the Catholic Church after a Pennsylvania grand jury report alleged a decadeslong, systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by more than 300 priests. The Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, told WTOP how he believes the church can move forward from this scandal.
Demarius Jackson, 25, of Hyattsville, Maryland was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence in D.C. Superior Court Friday in the shooting death of 19-year-old Kennedy Amaya-Olivares.
In one case, a priest was eventually removed yet still received financial support — even after a new victim had come forward alleging abuse. In the case of another priest, Cardinal Wuerl was more aggressive, pushing to get the priest evaluated.
An extensive Pennsylvania grand jury report details alleged abuse by 301 priests in six dioceses, including Pittsburgh, where the Washington archbishop had served as bishop for 18 years. There are multiple instances in the 900-page report where Wuerl is said to have reported priests’ abusive behavior to the Vatican, but also approved the transfer and continued ministry of known offenders. Earlier Tuesday, the cardinal defended how abuse allegations were handled under his watch.
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Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio and her grandmother, 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, have been missing since Sunday, Aug. 5 from Harrisonburg, Virginia.
A D.C. public library is back open after the discovery of at least four snakes forced a short closure.
A 5-year-old girl is dead, and another child is struggling to recover from gunshot wounds after a Sunday night shooting at a McLean, Virginia, apartment. Veronica Youngblood, of McLean, is facing a charge of second-degree murder.
In an open letter to Washington’s faithful, Cardinal Donald Wuerl writes, “What is particularly disheartening, certainly for me, is the sense that we had already gone through this traumatic scandal in 2002.”
A family of three and a housekeeper were found killed inside the burning Kalorama home in May 2015. For more than three years, only one man has faced charges.
Next year, the Smithsonian unveils its much-anticipated fossil hall. Debuting alongside a T. rex fossil are those of prehistoric whales, whose descendants grew to be the largest animal the planet has ever known. Get a sneak peek.
The D.C. police have collected more than 1,000 firearms so far this year and recently arrested two alleged gun traffickers, the chief said.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks the Best Movies in Every Genre.