WTOP’s John Aaron suited up to get a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to work from a moving platform, next to live power lines.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Students at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County invited Sen. Ben Cardin to take a measured look at gun violence, school safety and related problems during a town hall-style event Friday.
Since July, authorities have seized 10 large amounts of undeclared cash carried by people going to or coming from the same country. Find out where, and what Customs and Border Protection think may be going on.
Not all police dogs are big and scary. A beagle works for Customs and Border Protection at Dulles Airport. He doesn’t sniff for bombs or drugs, though — find out why not, and what he’s looking for.
The cemetery only has about 100,000 available burial spaces, and some believe that restricting eligibility must be considered.
For Frank DeAngelis, such attacks like the one in Parkland, Florida, still trigger post-traumatic stress nearly 19 years later.
Nine days after being ravaged by fire, construction efforts are underway to restore the landmark Rockville bar that’s ‘like Cheers.’
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.