Officials say the fire broke out late Sunday night at the South Winds Motel in La Plata. Firefighters received a 911 call from a neighbor about 11:20 p.m. Sunday and had the blaze under control in just a few minutes.
Parts of the WTOP listening area are cleaning up after a storm dumped close to a foot of snow in southwestern Virginia and prompted school closings and delays in both Virginia and Maryland.
Snow began to accumulate in the southern suburbs of D.C. late Sunday afternoon. Some residents in the snowy areas sent in some photos of what they were seeing while they were wrapping up their weekend. See photos.
The driver allegedly passed the stopped school bus and hit the child. Witnesses told law enforcement officials that the bus had activated its flashing stop sign.
Officials say the man was walking in the middle of the roadway when he was struck. The driver of the striking car stayed at the scene.
A Charles County, Maryland, man has been arrested and charged in the death of another man who went missing last month.
The National Weather Service is looking into the possibility that the storms produced a weak twister between the Potomac River and Charlotte Hall, Maryland.
Several elementary school students were sent to the hospital after a dump truck rear-ended a school bus in Charles County, Maryland, Friday morning, authorities said.
Elisha Cole, 17, of Waldorf was shot on Oct. 3 outside a home on Wildmeadows Street in Waldorf. Investigators now say 24-year-old Andre Johnson of La Plata fired several shots at a group of people, and one of them returned fire and killed Cole.
A former Charles County teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with students has pleaded guilty to six counts of second-degree assault and one count of disruption of school operations.
A teenager is dead after the car she was a passenger in was struck from behind after it pulled out of a driveway on Maryland Route 6 in Port Tobacco.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office said 17-year-old Elisha Cole, a student at Thomas Stone High School, was gunned down at the end of Wildmeadows Street in Waldorf shortly before 8 p.m. He collapsed and died as witnesses ran away.
The Charles County Public Schools grading committee has recommended that the board consider the scale for grades of 50 to 59 percent at secondary schools. Currently in the district, some schools use a 0-to-59 percent scale for “F.”
Capt. Chris Becker, with the La Plata police, said a teen employee of the restaurant, the man driving the SUV, and a father and son sitting in a booth were all injured and hospitalized. See photos and videos.
A large number of safety and security upgrades have been made in Charles County Public Schools ahead of the new school year — and more improvements are coming.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.
The proliferation of smartphones and social media have provided more avenues for online predators to target children. In the WTOP series, “Preventing Online Predators,” WTOP goes behind the screen with undercover detectives who work to identify and track down child predators on the internet and speaks to a family about how their teen daughter was targeted.