Never underestimate the power of mother nature. That was one of many lessons WTOP listeners said they learned from hearing the incredible story of reporter Dave Dildine rescuing a woman from drowning in Rock Creek Park. Here’s what to do if you get stuck.
Two strangers wanted to capture a serene, snowy scene at Rock Creek Park in photos. But the picturesque moment during Sunday’s snowstorm turned into a life-or-death situation. Here’s what happened during a rescue that involved one of WTOP’s very own.
Days after a man’s body mysteriously appeared in a Lanham, Maryland, woman’s backyard, investigators said they’ve arrested the two men he had been traveling with earlier that day from Virginia.
Three years after an unprompted hate crime, Dylan Millhausen, of Houston, learned he’ll spend more than a year in prison for attacking a member of the Sikh religion, Mehtab Bakhshi, in Dupont Circle.
There have been six more homicides so far in 2019 than this time last year and city leadership says it’s sticking to the police tactics in place.
The fire that engulfed a Southeast D.C. house in which the bodies of two people, including a retired D.C. police employee, were discovered over the weekend was intentionally set as was another house fire about a block away.
Prosecutors contend that Jitesh Patel, 43, of Woodbine, Maryland, broke into 40-year-old John Giandoni’s Arlington town house and laid in wait for the victim to get home from work before torturing and killing him.
Fairfax County major crimes detectives said they need to identify more than 60 women and teenagers who were unknowingly recorded in more than 100 mall dressing rooms during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Two cold cases that grabbed the attention of locals are again at the forefront of Anne Arundel County investigators’ minds: The mother of twins found stabbed in her basement and the shooting of a college football star.
A 17-year-old boy was crossing Route 100 with a small group of friends in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, when he and another girl were hit, police said.
It has been a deadly year in the District and as it comes to a close, the violence has not slowed. A medical examiner found 13 children in the District died by homicide and a newly released D.C. police report found 13 juveniles were also arrested for murder in 2018.
A neighborhood beef, a signature motorcycle jacket and previous acts of violence led investigators to quickly identify a 16-year-old, Malik Holston, who is now charged with the murder of 15-year-old Gerald Watson.
The D.C. Council has passed a bill to legalize sports betting in the District. Betting likely won’t start until the summer in D.C. stadiums, arenas and the bars and restaurants that seek licenses.
A teenager is now in custody, charged with killing a 15-year-old boy in an apartment building stairwell.
Investigators allege that the suspect and another man forced a woman into their car at gunpoint near the Naylor Road Metro station, raped her multiple times and held her against her will for the better part of an hour.
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.