A Georgetown University solar project is drawing concerns since it includes a plan to cut down a large number of trees in Charles County, Maryland, to make way for the panels. A public hearing is scheduled next week on the plan.
It’s not just the cost of new and used cars that keeps going up. Car insurance rates have also continued to climb – a new study showing rates have jumped about 3.5 percent since last year, and over 10 percent since 2011. And while that’s a lot, it’s still about half as high as the national average premium increase this decade.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a La Plata high school’s lesson on Islam during world history class didn’t violate a Christian student’s Constitutional rights.
Prosecutors indicate the 27-year-old Charles County man was driving drunk after leaving a Washington Redskins game on the night of the Dec. 30 crash.
Foster’s Grille is bringing its charburgers and jumbo chicken wings to La Plata — its second Maryland restaurant — with more locations to come.
Investigators with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said the 21-year-old woman lost control of the car she was driving on New Year’s Eve. The car crashed into a tree on St. Charles Parkway. Her 15-year-old sister died at the scene.
The increase takes effect Friday and runs through 30 days after the end of the shutdown.
The 15-year-old sister of the car’s driver, who was sitting in the back seat at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Christopher DeWitt, 40, of Alexandria, was arrested Sunday night at a tavern on the 9000 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington after he allegedly stabbed a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Sixty-one-year-old Kelly Yvonn Young was sentenced by a Charles County judge on Thursday after pleading guilty in July to vehicular manslaughter.
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.
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.