The National Football League has released the 2014 regular season schedule and the Washington Redskins will open up their season on the road against the Houston Texans. Their home opener will be the following week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>
Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. More>>
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond. More>>
D.C. police need your help locating this missing 13 year-old boy. Derren Richardson was last seen on April 21st in the 300 block of Webster Street in northwest. Richardson is about five feet tall, has black hair and brown eyes.
Dozens of disturbing messages leaked online is causing quite an uproar on the campus of American University. The emails were allegedly written by members of a banned fraternity. Students are calling for action while the university president is promising an investigation into a "disturbing situation." More>>
Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work. More>>
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname. More>>
D.C. police say two men have been shot outside the Smithsonian's National Zoo Monday afternoon. More>>
Some Washington Redskins players visited the White House on Monday for the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll. The player who may have stolen the show with his footwear choice was Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Metro says an out-of-service Metrobus rolled backwards onto a sidewalk and crashed into an SUV with a driver inside. The bus also struck a lamp post. More>>
The assault trial of R&B singer Chris Brown is on hold after the entertainer’s bodyguard was found guilty in D.C. Superior Court of punching a man outside the W Hotel. More>>
President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual. More>>
U.S. Park Police have released a sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault that happened in the Georgetown area earlier this month.
D.C. police say a missing 61-year-old woman has been found safe. More>>
Call it a sign of the times: One of the last big video rental stores in the D.C. area is closing its doors. But before they do, Potomac Video is selling off all its merchandise. More>>
A 35 year-old man who pleaded guilty to several animal cruelty charges was sentenced to over two years in prison. Authorities say Charles Palmer is responsible for the deaths of three dogs. We met another of his former animals, who is now getting a second chance at a happy home.
Burglars have been terrorizing a neighborhood on Capitol Hill, but one resident is trying to fight back. He has been so fed up with the crime that he has set up his own surveillance cameras and they are starting to pay off. More>>
A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. More>>
The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray's office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget. District voters approved a referendum in 2012 that allows the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. Gray supported the measure but said he had questions about its legality. More>>
A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests. More>>
A Northeast D.C. neighborhood is on edge after a man was found shot inside a home on Chillum Place at around 4 p.m. Wednesday. More>>
If you have a D.C. driver’s license, there are big changes on the way. Starting on May 1, once your license expires, you will have to prove your identity to get a new license. More>>
A former D.C. police officer convicted of child sexual abuse has filed a motion for a new trial after a juror wrote a letter to the judge expressing regret. The unidentified juror writes of being "haunted" by the verdict and claims other jurors dismissed the rule of law.
After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. More>>
The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty. More>>
District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. More>>
D.C. police is asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected in a sexual assault. They have released new video of the suspect leaving the scene in Northwest D.C. More>>
After raining for most the of the afternoon, light snow fell in some parts of the D.C. area Tuesday night. A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The rain and heavy wind in the area Tuesday have caused some storm damage in the D.C. area. More>>
Commencement at George Washington University is a little over a month away. Sadly, one promising senior won't be receiving his diploma. More>>
From Mexico to Los Angeles to a master bedroom in Maryland. We are learning fascinating details about an elaborate heroin ring operating across our region and busted by D.C. police and the FBI in late March. More>>
There is a busy alley in Northeast Washington that is in a dreadful state of repair. Residents and business owners have been trying for years to get the city to fix Linden Court. So far, those efforts have failed. More>>
The daughters of a Northeast Washington woman are looking for answers after their mother died in her home just hours after an ambulance crew came to help her. More>>
More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. More>>
It's a major league love story that started seven years ago during a television interview with FOX 5's own Lindsay Murphy. More>>
Rain will return and the mild spell will dramatically end on Tuesday as a blast of colder air sweeping in from the Plains arrives. The heaviest rain will pour down Tuesday afternoon. More>>
The D.C. man found dead inside his Northwest D.C. apartment just hours after police and firefighters took him there died of “acute ethanol intoxication.” That is what the D.C. medical examiner has ruled -- adding the janitor’s death was an accident. Now, top city officials are defending the way 39-year-old Jose Perez was treated.
There are new questions surrounding the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd as the District begins a citywide review of the case. D.C. council members questioned the director of D.C.’s Child and Family Services regarding the girl's disappearance.
Gallaudet defensive end Adam Talaat won just about every award he could as a senior, but this week, he took his football future to the next level. On Wednesday, Adam worked out at the school’s first-ever Pro Day in hopes of being the first NFL star to come from the only college in the world that is dedicated to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe wants to increase the number of ambulances in the District during peak call times. Part of his plan to do that involves removing two fire engines from service in the Shaw neighborhood.
Criminals are targeting women near bus stops in the District. D.C. police are investigating a string of robberies along with Metro Transit Police. They say the suspects snatched purses from victims at three locations Tuesday morning. More>>
Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has come up with a new ambulance redeployment plan. It is now under review by the D.C. council, which has scheduled a public hearing for Friday. More>>
It looked like a protest or a line for tickets outside the Reeves Municipal Center on 14th and U Streets in Northwest D.C. Wednesday evening. Instead, it was a group of people camping out in hopes of scoring a coveted Georgetown liquor license. More>>
It's a treat many of us associate with childhood. But the grilled cheese sandwich is for grownups, too. In fact, cheesy deliciousness had people lining up Wednesday in downtown D.C. outside a restaurant that hasn't even opened yet. More>>
A review of the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd has been ordered by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Gray says he has directed two deputy mayors to conduct a review and to make recommendations about reforms. More>>
The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills has gotten the signatures she needs to retire. More>>
A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. More>>
Are you Cherry Blossom bound? You should be! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is right in our backyard, and we've got all the details you need to know to make your visit the best ever. More>>
Mobile app car service companies like Uber are changing the way cab service is carried out. With a push of the button, a car is on the way. For some cab drivers, the competition hurts. More>>
The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.
An Afghanistan war veteran who was seriously hurt on the front lines returned to the United States without his beloved Army combat dog specially trained to sniff out bombs. After years apart, they are back together again. More>>
Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. More>>
Residents called FOX 5 for help on what they are calling a public safety issue. They live along Arkansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. It is an area that has homes, schools, and many children at play, but they say despite their best efforts, they can't get D.C. officials to help slow down traffic on the street. More>>
D.C. police say they have identified the man in a video released last week who was sought by authorities in connection with the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. More>>
Authorities are investigating a police involved shooting in the district. The shooting happened in the 4500 block of C Street in southeast around 10:15 Sunday night. Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun.
D.C. police have released video of a man they believe may have information in the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. It is still unclear how the man in the video may have played a role in the missing girl's case, but police are asking for the public's help in identifying him.
Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk. More>>
When David Letterman calls it quits in 2015, who will take over? You can't beat this list of Top 10 Letterman replacements featuring D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray! More>>
In an interview Thursday, Virginia Democrat Jim Moran said members of Congress are underpaid, and some can't afford to "live decently" while working in Washington, D.C.
Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser met Friday for the first time since Bowser ‘s victory in the district’s Democratic primary election. More>>
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is used to being on the hot seat and Thursday night was no exception. Ellerbe spoke at a community meeting in the same Northeast D.C. neighborhood where members of his department failed to help an elderly man. More>>
Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday. More>>
You may not recognize him just by looking at him, but it’s likely you use something he created on a daily, well, let’s be honest, hourly basis. Andrew Bosworth the creator of Facebook's "News Feed" was in D.C. sharing insights and inspiration to young 4-H kids. More>>
It has been two days since Vincent Gray's defeat in the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary. For the first time, we are hearing how he really feels about losing to Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser. More>>
A sexual assault in a popular D.C. park has neighbors on high alert. It happened Tuesday night at the Glover-Archbold Park just off Foxhall Road and Canal Road in Georgetown.
Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections. More>>
D.C. police, dive teams, and community volunteers have been continuing their search at Kenilworth Park on Wednesday, but have not found anything that has led them any closer in finding 8-year old Relisha Rudd. More>>
Two D.C. council members are out of jobs. Ward One council member Jim Graham was handily defeated by political newcomer Brianne Nadeau. More>>
Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.
Usually, whoever wins the democratic nomination in D.C. Is a shoe-in for the general election in November. But that may not be the case this time around. That's because at large council member David Catania recently announced that he is running for mayor. Council member Catania joined us with more. More>>
Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago. More>>
District of Columbia elections officials say some problems with electronic voting machines have led to a delay in reporting results from the city's Democratic mayoral primary. More>>
The embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal. More>>
D.C. police say a man has been charged in a fire in which his wife died. More>>
Chris Brown's attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to block an order that would transfer the jailed R&B singer to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial. More>>
Voters in the District will decide which Democratic candidate for mayor they want to send to the polls in November. More>>
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the body of a man found Monday afternoon in Kenilworth Park has tentatively been identified as that of Kahlil Tatum, the man with whom police say 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1. Lanier said the body was found in the search area where authorities are looking for Relisha, but there's still no sign of her. More>>
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>
District of Columbia residents who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance coverage under the new federal health care program were waiting on hold with the city's call center and lining up to enroll in person Monday, the last day to join without paying a tax penalty. More>>
An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. More>>
The National Zoo says giant panda cub Bao Bao may soon start venturing outside for the first time with her mother. More>>
The search for Relisha Rudd continues at a northeast D.C. park. Over the weekend, police and fire department dive teams searched for evidence at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, but found no sign of the missing 8-year-old girl. More>>
D.C. police need your help finding a missing teenager. They say 13-year old Samantha Holmes was last seen on March 24 in northwest Washington.
Court documents say the man last seen with missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd used a firearm to kill his wife. More>>
D.C. police officers over 64 years old received a notice Thursday telling them they have to retire by June 30.
This is the college acceptance season -- frequently a nervous time for high school seniors. But D.C.'s Avery Coffey can relax. He applied to five Ivy League universities and all five accepted him. More>>
The D.C. Council is examining safety procedures at the city's family homeless shelter following the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl who was living there with her mother and brothers.
Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday. More>>
Singer Chris Brown's lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he's facing in Washington, D.C. More>>
U.S. Capitol Police say a man tried to bring marijuana into the Senate Gallery. More>>
The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor. More>>
A D.C. teenager is embarking on a campaign to help make medical marijuana more accessible to people who need it from chronic pain. More>>
The candidates for mayor in D.C.’s upcoming primary are now in the home stretch. Election Day is next Tuesday and things are getting dirty. More>>
City officials say the man suspected of abducting 8-year-old Relisha Rudd posed as her doctor in a collaborated effort with the girl's mother and grandmother to fool administrators at Payne Elementary School into believing the 8-year-old was not coming to school because she was sick. More>>
U.S. Park Police and the Washington Humane Society are investigating the discovery of a number of dead birds and a goat in Rock Creek Park. More>>
The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday. More>>
The American Ambulance Association on Tuesday night gave two emergency medical service staffers awards for risking their lives to try to save a man found unconscious outside the Navy Yard the day of the shooting. More>>
The teen suspect in a ricin scare at Georgetown University has been ordered released from jail. Daniel Milzman went before a federal magistrate judge Tuesday afternoon and was found competent to stand trial. More>>
It has now been six days since D.C. police issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. On Tuesday, law enforcement authorities have released surveillance video of Rudd and her possible abductor, Kahlil Tatum, from a D.C. hotel in February. More>>
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes. More>>
Early voting is underway, and according to a new poll by the Washington Post, the primary battle for Mayor of D.C. has narrowed to a two-person race between incumbent Vincent Gray and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser. According to the poll, they're in a dead heat for the Democratic nomination. More>>
The National Park Service said Tuesday that the Washington Monument will officially reopen on May 12 after a 32-month closure because of earthquake damage.
Metro Transit Police say a cell phone thief was caught on tape inside the Capital South Metro station last Saturday in a robbery that took place in the middle of the day. Police say the surveillance video showing the incident is a good reminder to riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of their surroundings, especially when using electronic devices.
With just a week until the primary election in the District, many people have their minds on the future of D.C. But as residents look forward, we wanted to get advice and guidance from those who have the most experience in the past. A birthday party was held for 40 centenarians Monday and many of them have lived in D.C. for most of their lives. More>>
An Amber Alert is still in place for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. More>>
Maryland officials are gathering to push for relocating a new FBI headquarters in the state. Top federal, state and local officials are scheduled Monday to promote Prince George's County as the new location at an event at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Rep. Steny Hoyer are scheduled to attend. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin also are scheduled to participate. Rushern Baker, the county executive, is scheduled to atten... More>>
Shamika Young, 27, is the mother of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. She called FOX 5 on Friday asking to make an on-camera appeal to the man her daughter may be traveling with. More>>
Prince George's County Police have charged a man who authorities believe is traveling with a missing 8-year-old with his wife's slaying. More>>
Court documents show that a student at Georgetown University has been charged with possession of a biological toxin after ricin was found in a dorm room. More>>
Police are still searching for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl and an Amber Alert has been issued for her. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in southeast Washington at a homeless shelter. More>>
The vandal who damaged a number of trees in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood may have caused more damage than first thought. Police arrested a suspect last week for carving deep circles into nearly 100 trees.
The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011. More>>
Officials at Georgetown University say a substance in a dorm room has tested positive for ricin. More>>
The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday.
The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday.More>>
It's a FOX 5 follow up on a widespread scam that is sweeping the country. Con artists sneaking unauthorized charges onto people's phone bills and all it takes is one ring. More>>
Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work." More>>
A medical marijuana patient in the District is sharing his story with FOX 5. He claims the drug changed his life, and without it, he's not sure he would even be alive. More>>
Embattled District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is getting a boost from the man dubbed the city's "Mayor-for-Life." More>>
Threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within, according to several reviews triggered by last year's Washington Navy Yard killings. More>>
Police say a man wanted in the death of a 19-year-old woman in Northeast D.C. last month was killed Tuesday when he exchanged gunfire with members of a fugitive task force. More>>
Emergency crews were called to Georgetown University on Tuesday after they received a report of possible ricin at a residence hall on campus. More>>
A D.C. councilmember says special education is facing a crisis in the nation's capital and has introduced legislation intended to overhaul the system and improve student outcomes. More>>
Monday was yet another snow day for most school districts across our region -- adding to the uncertainty of how to make up for so much lost time in the classroom. More>>
Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!
Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!More>>
No signs of spring Monday morning as another winter storm pushed through the Washington, D.C. region. More>>
Voters are getting their first chance to cast ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor. More>>
Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says he's not sure whether Mayor Vincent Gray can win re-election amid allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about an illegal "shadow campaign" in 2010. More>>
Police are investigating a deadly shooting in southeast D.C. A man was found shot in the upper body around midnight in 2600 block of Bowen Road near the Anacostia Metro Station. Police are on the lookout for a black Hyundai Sonata that had four people inside wearing black clothing and hoods. More>>
Rivals to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray say the city is suffering because of the federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign. More>>
A D.C. man convicted in a 1982 rape and murder has been told he has been exonerated by DNA. Kevin Martin spent more than 26 years in prison on a claim by prosecutors his hair was found at the scene of the crime. But newly tested evidence says he wasn't there. More>>
Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend. More>>
New Hampshire's House of Representatives has voted to support voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia. More>>
The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has proposed combining the city's two long-troubled lottery contracts. More>>
FOX 5 has learned another D.C. firefighter has been arrested. He is the 14th firefighter charged since October. More>>
A very cold and strong wind left some residents in the dark and caused damage to homes in the region overnight. More>>
The lights at the U.S. Capitol dome went out temporarily for almost a half hour Wednesday night. More>>
It may be hard to believe, but until recently, 911 operators in the District were not required to double check addresses of emergency calls. They do now following the death of Cecil Mills, who collapsed right across from a firehouse. More>>
At-large D.C. councilmember David Catania, once a Republican, is the latest candidate to run for mayor of Washington. Visiting election headquarters Wednesday morning, Catania has filed paperwork to run as an independent in November's general election.
After days of pleading with drug company executives, the parents of a Fredericksburg, Va., boy in danger of dying got what they have been praying for: a chance to get the medicine that could help their son survive. More>>
A House committee has approved a minor change to the century-old law that bans skyscrapers in the nation's capital. More>>
The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account. More>>
Authorities say a construction worker was seriously injured in a chemical spill at a northwest Washington aquatic center and the high school next door was evacuated as a precaution. More>>
Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city's voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city. More>>
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl." More>>
A former teacher at the Beauvoir school and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted is heading to federal prison. Eric Toth pleaded guilty in December to two counts of production of child pornography and on Tuesday was given a sentence of 25 years. More>>
Before his State of the District speech on Tuesday night, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray sat down with FOX 5's Matt Ackland to talk about a number of issues-- including the Jeffrey Thompson plea deal. Watch the entire interview here! More>>
Councilmember David Catania will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor. More>>
The D.C. businessman charged with conspiring to break campaign finance laws by funding a off-the-books campaigns for federal and local candidates, including D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, appeared in court on Monday afternoon. According to prosecutors, Gray knew about the "shadow campaign" Jeffrey Thompson has admitted funding, and he told Gray to refer to him as "Uncle Earl" to conceal their dealings.
Another member of the D.C. fire department has been arrested. A fire lieutenant has been accused of prescription fraud while in uniform. More>>
A retiring District of Columbia deputy fire chief has delivered a scathing assessment of Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. More>>
The Dalai Lama called China a "great nation" but criticized its governmental system as "harmful" during an address Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. More>>
Metro riders, take note: The Metro Center station is closed this weekend, and that means you'll need to plan accordingly.
Police are investigating a high-speed crash that has closed streets near the U.S. Capitol. Capitol police say a car traveling at a high rate of speed became airborne and crashed into a tree around 3 a.m. Friday.
A boil water advisory that was in effect for some isolated areas of Northwest D.C. has been lifted. More>>
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some areas of the D.C. area for possible freezing rain and sleet during Friday morning’s commute. More>>
There is more trouble for the D.C. fire department. Another firefighter has been arrested on criminal charges. More>>
A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. Dating to 1878 and attended by tens of thousands of children and parents, the event will support first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative. More>>
D.C. police say a man has died after he was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle that crashed in Northwest D.C. Wednesday night. More>>
If you have driven through downtown D.C. over the last year, you couldn't have missed the massive Marriott Marquis Convention Center Hotel under construction. It has been rising up and almost complete. FOX 5 was invited along for a first television tour of the building. More>>
Officials say the Metro Center station will be closed this weekend to allow for sign and lighting upgrades. More>>
Washington's Water and Sewer Authority is advising that residents who are having low water pressure boil water for drinking and cooking. More>>
Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility. More>>
New questions are being raised about the January death of Jose Santos Ruiz Perez. The D.C. man was found deceased in his Northwest D.C. apartment just hours after being escorted there by D.C. police and EMTs. More>>
A woman has been struck by a train at the Rhode Island Ave. Metro station. More>>
House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. More>>
The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. More>>
Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for changes to Secret Service protocols for visiting dignitaries to avoid downtown gridlock. More>>
Are you too busy to make it to church on Ash Wednesday? There's a new trend -- where the ashes come to you. It's called Ashes To Go, and a number of churches across the nation participate in the program.
D.C. police have released surveillance video of a group of flash mob thieves targeting a popular store in the heart of Georgetown. It happened on February 20 at around 6:30 p.m. at True Religion on M Street in Northwest.
The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says President Barack Obama's budget proposal would give the district some long-sought freedom over local affairs. More>>
Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday. More>>
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. More>>
In this My View, FOX 5 vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini addresses the recent D.C. Fire EMS investigation. More>>
Actor Mario Van Peebles is speaking in support of statehood for D.C. In a newly-released public service announcement, Van Peebles joined D.C. Senator Paul Strauss in asking Americans to contact their senators in support of making D.C. the 51st state. More>>
The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. More>>
The snow is still affecting Metro's schedule. Buses will run on their Severe-Snow-Service-Plan. Metro trains are running on their normal weekday schedule. Above ground, only a few of the busiest bus routes will be in service.
It's Fat Tuesday, and also National Pancake Day! What better way to celebrate the last day before the beginning of lent then with free pancakes. IHOP is offering a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes, and in return, they hope you'll make a donation to one of their charities.
A snowstorm that dumped more than half a foot of snow on parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is being followed by unusually frigid temperatures. More>>
A big snowball fight broke out on the National Mall just as the snow was tapering off in the District at around 2 p.m. More>>
March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. More>>
Four people have been murdered in Washington, D.C. in the last 24 hours, and the year-to-date murder rate has doubled. More>>
A California judge ordered Chris Brown to remain in an anger-management rehab program and told the pop singer to return to court in two months. More>>
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray refused to answer any questions Friday about the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills and why key facts about the case were left out of a public report. He instead steered all questions to the deputy mayor who wrote it.
Two separate homicides are being investigated in Washington, D.C. after two shootings The first incident happened around 5:00 p.m. Thursday night on Halley Terrace, just off of South Capitol Street in the southeast.
City officials hope traffic begins to flow smoother in the District. The D.C. Transportation Department is changing the traffic light signals at -200 intersections in Wards Six, Seven, and Eight. DDOTs new signal-optimization project affects areas south and east of the Anacostia River and streets around Nationals Park. More>>
D.C. police say a juvenile was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in Southeast D.C. Family at the scene say the victim is a 16-year-old student of Ballou High School. More>>
A report released earlier this week on the January death of Cecil Mills is missing key information on what happened the day he collapsed across the street from a firehouse.
It's a trip to the grocery store she wishes she had never taken. 98-year-old Jean Butterfield was mowed down by a metal cart used for stocking shelves. More>>
National polls show -- among voters -- a decline in support for the tea party movement in the United States. The largely grassroots movement is now five years old. More>>
There is breaking news from the campaign trail. In the race for D.C. mayor, there is now a most unusual candidate. Somebody out there in Twitterville is promoting a giant panda for mayor!
Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday and treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said. More>>
Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep. More>>
Insurance companies in the District of Columbia have been ordered to stop denying coverage to transgender residents seeking gender-reassignment surgery. More>>
John Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, soon will be spending more than half of his time outside a Washington mental hospital. More>>
The District of Columbia is preparing to begin its annual "Potholepalooza" campaign to repair roads throughout the city. More>>
A $50,000 reward is being offered in the robbery and assault case of a mail carrier along his route Tuesday afternoon in Northeast D.C. More>>