Congratulations to Georgia Byers, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Vice President Joe Biden will be among those in attendance at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the National Cathedral in Washington. Wednesday's service was arranged in partnership with the South African Embassy.
For the 27th year, one local group puts the spirit into Christmas with their own unique brand of family entertainment. More>>
D.C. Police have announced the arrest of another officer in a separate case. Officer Linwood Barnhill junior faces two counts of pandering of a minor. Stay with fox 5 for the latest information. More>>
Prince George's County Police are on the hunt for the man behind a vicious home invasion in Hyattsville. Officers say an armed man got into the apartment in the 6700 block of Belcrest Road around 11:20 pm Tuesday. More>>
A District of Columbia police officer who was facing charges of producing child pornography has been found dead in the Washington Channel. More>>
World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president. More>>
Do snow days make you hungry? We've got the perfect fix! Holly headed on over to Mom's Apple Pie Co., where she found apple pie--- and a whole lot more. More>>
He said he wouldn't, but who could say no to this hill? Our own Wisdom Martin conquered the hill around the corner from the FOX 5 studios on live TV. Watch it here! CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENED! (HINT: WIPE OUT) More>>
A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies. More>>
Democrat Jim Graham will seek a fifth term on the D.C. Council. Graham announced his intentions Monday in an appearance on NewsChannel 8's "NewsTalk" program. Graham has represented Ward 1 on the council since 1998.
Congratulations to Victoria Racho, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Will you be my step-daughter? That’s what a Flint, Michigan man asked his girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter after his marriage proposal.
It's officially the holiday season, which means Christmas shopping and Christmas tree decorating. However, a historical nuisance in the Christmas tree industry, brought on by recent wet weather, may threaten Christmas trees this winter season.
Airports in the Washington region are urging passengers to check on their flights before heading to the airports as some flights have been delayed or canceled because of winter weather.
Mike Shanahan had the look of a beaten man, one who might be counting down his final days with the Washington Redskins.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the Ellispe Friday afternoon at approximately 4:30p.m More>>
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will hold a press conference to announce the plans to celebrate the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela on Friday.
People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe. More>>
A fire at an asphalt plant in Prince George's County has been extinguished. More>>
Virginia mental health officials say they are introducing changes in January to ensure that hospital beds will be available for people who pose a danger to themselves or others. More>>
Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that started inside Jon’s Exotic Pet Shop located on Queen Street in the town of Rising Sun in Maryland. More>>
Fox 5’s Holly Morris has a sneak peek of the Evangel Christmas Celebration. More>>
A female resident in her early 50's was transported to the hospital and later died Thursday in a fatal fire on the 4400th block of Marble Hall Road in Baltimore, Maryland. More>>
The Department of Motor Vehicles has redesigned the state's standard license plate to incorporate the "Virginia is for lovers' slogan. More>>
The recount in Virginia's historically close race for attorney general has been scheduled for Dec. 17 and 18. More>>
On Georgia Avenue NW, it was a store opening that people waited in the cold for. More>>
Congratulations to James Muhammad, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda Maryland. More>>
Virginia is on pace to break its annual gun sales record following record transactions on Black Friday. More>>
Montgomery County police are working with the Department of Homeland Security and Chinese officials to try to get 25-year-old Yee Tak Sharon Kui returned to the United States to face child sex abuse charges. More>>
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest. More>>
The Obama administration on Tuesday will launch a campaign to promote the benefits of the president's signature health care law, in a bid to blunt withering and widespread criticism over HealthCare.gov's technical problems and insurance policy cancellations. More>>
Holly is behind the scenes of the Downtown Holiday Market. More>>
Congratulations to Ashley Bowen, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
D.C. Police are investigating a homicide on the 1900th block of 17th street in Southeast. More>>
Prince George's County police are on the lookout for the suspect or suspects who killed a 25-year-old man early Monday morning at a Forestville BP gas station. More>>
The science lab at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia was evacuated Monday morning due to an acid spill. More>>
A water main break has caused flooding in Gaithersburg, Maryland. More>>
President Obama's healthcare rollout re-do is headed for a crucial test Saturday – and there's a lot on the line. More>>
Congratulations to Amanda Robertson, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Congratulations to Blaire, our My First 5 Video of the Day! More>>
The Obamas have their Christmas tree. Trumpets blared at the White House for the arrival of the 18 1/2 foot Douglas fir from eastern Pennsylvania.
Investigators are trying to figure out who shot a man overnight in Prince George's County.
Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Montgomery County police say a carpenter died after a fall at a Silver Spring construction site on Thanksgiving Day.
Selfies are so popular - the word itself was named the word of the year. But apparently, the practice of the self-portrait picture is more popular with one gender: More>>
At least a dozen major retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving as millions of people pushed back their dinner plates and pushed forward their shopping carts. Stores are offered deep discounts in an effort to get shoppers to buy in an economy that is still struggling. According to researchers, sales on Thanksgiving last year saw an increase of 55 percent from the previous year. But the shopping season, wasn't always filled with holiday cheer.
Bart Vandaele, executive chef at B-Too restaurant, joined us with a special twist for what's leftover of our traditional holiday favorites. More>>
Award winning DJ Loudtone has performed in the DMV for years! More>>
The mother of a Maryland college student who spent four days in jail in a case of mistaken identity says she wants the police officer who arrested her son reprimanded.
The National Zoo is gearing up for an annual tradition that’s free and fun for the whole family! It's Zoo Lights, the annual winter celebration at the national zoo! Plus, the Zoo’s baby panda will finally get its name. More>>
Scientists were studying spacecraft images Friday to find out whether a small part of Comet ISON survived its close encounter with the sun. The comet at first seemed to have fallen apart as it approached the sun's sizzling surface, but new images showed a streak of light moving away from the sun that some said could indicate it wasn't game over just yet. More>>
Prince George's County police are investigating after a woman said she was nearly sexually assaulted while taking out the trash. The woman told police she went out just before 2:00 am Friday in the 400 block of Possum Court in Capitol Heights.
Gobble down the turkey and save the pumpkin pie for later. As more than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us open on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers across the country got a jump start on holiday shopping.
Thousands of runners worked up that thanksgiving appetite by hitting the pavement for the annual Turkey Chase in Bethesda. FOX 5s Lauren DeMarco was there with more.
Metro will be open Thursday from 7:00 am to midnight on a Sunday schedule. Off peak fares will be in effect and parking is free. All Metro services will operate on their regular schedule Friday through Sunday. More>>
Two American astronauts on board the International Space Station, Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, released a video from 260 miles above Earth showing off their traditional Thanksgiving meal: irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized yams, cornbread dressing, potatoes, freeze-dried asparagus, baked beans, bread, cobbler and dehydrated green bean casserole. More>>
The turkey isn't even out of the oven and shoppers are already filling up their carts. They're calling it "Brown Thursday." But are those who are shopping the holiday away today saving more than those who brave the Black Friday crowds? FOX 5’s Wisdom Martin and Annie Yu visited Springfield, Virgnia with more. More>>
The big balloons are soaring -- and so are the crowd's spirits -- as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through the streets of New York City.
Congratulations to Kameron, our My First 5 Video of the Day! More>>
Congratulations to Trisha Keller, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
The mayor of the nation’s capital wasn’t kidding last year when he said he wanted to “cover the entire city” in traffic cameras. More>>
The State Department said Wednesday it is advising U.S. airlines to take necessary steps to operate safely in China's newly declared air defense zone in the East China Sea, a day after twoAmerican B-52 bombers flew through the contested airspace.
A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage -- not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.
A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast made driving hazardous and tangled up hundreds of flights Wednesday but didn't cause the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared. More>>
A man ran into the rectory of an Episcopal church with his clothes on fire, causing a blaze that killed himself and the church's pastor, authorities said Wednesday. More>>
Not all stores are forcing employees to work this holiday. These eight stores say it's more important that their employees spend time with their families.
White House officials are urging their own allies to avoid the ObamaCare website they've spent the last two months trying to repair.
A Maryland man is charged with fraud after Metro says he staged a fall on a banana peel in a southeast Washington station elevator.
Singer and Song-writer Sevyn Streeter has written many songs we know and love today, such as “Gone,” by Kelly Rowland.
Congratulations to Stephanie Marshall, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Congratulations to Alaya and Avery, our My First 5 Video of the Day! More>>
Nearly 65,000 Fairfax County residents live in poverty and more than 20,000 are children. Whether it's donations of food, money or time, the holiday season is a great time to help families in our area. FOX 5s Holly Morris visited Lorton to show us how!!!!
Don't forget breakfast when you're planning a big holiday dinner! Sarah Simmons joined us with recipes for pumpkin pie french toast: http://bit.ly/afA5YY and smoothie: http://bit.ly/1b5E8em More>>
For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday -- Thanksgiving Day.
Volunteer firefighters in D.C. saved a NASA satellite from destruction in a fire. The fire which broke out on Tuesday threatened to damage the satellite that is worth $450 million. Firefighters were able to quickly control the incident. More>>
For the first time in 125 years the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving land on the same day. Social media has dubbed Thursday, "Thanksgivukkah." This won't happen again for about 79,000 years. More>>
Virginia's historically close race for attorney general is headed to a recount. Republican Mark Obenshain says he'll formally request the recount Wednesday. He's making his legal team available to explain the decision.
A major storm with heavy snow, rain and high winds will hit Thanksgiving travelers hard on Wednesday in the Northeast with ripple effects for flights elsewhere in the nation. More>>
Authorities say two people are dead and another suffered life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out in the rectory of a church in Ocean City. More>>
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law: whether businesses may use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees. More>>
A beer vendor was robbed at FedEx Field after Monday night's Redskins game. More>>
The latest workout to hit the DMV taps into the transformative power of fitness. The owner of Solid-Core Fitness is helping the homeless get back on their feet and says you can help too!
Congratulations to Connor, our My First 5 Video of the Day! More>>
Congratulations to Claudia Cassoma, our Facebook Fan of the Day! "LIKE" us for your chance to be Fan of the Day! More>>
Journey rocker Neal Schon is tying the knot with Real-Housewife-turned-White-House-gate-crasher Michaele Salahi, and youre invited to the wedding! The Dec. 15 nuptials will be filmed and available for viewing live on pay-per-view for $14.95. More>>
The average American will probably consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. According to the Calorie Control Council, dinner alone can add up to 3,000 calories. Another 1,500 calories can come from dips, chips and drinks before and after the big meal. The American Heart Association offers these tips for healthier holiday eating: Eat lower-fat and reduced-calorie foods for days in advance of the holiday feast, and for days... More>>
About 5,000 District of Columbia residents are expected to have a free Thanksgiving feast at the Washington Convention Center this week. Mayor Vincent Gray is scheduled to join hundreds of volunteers in serving the 14th annual Safeway Feast of Sharing for needy residents on Wednesday. The feast includes a traditional turkey meal and trimmings. More>>
Police say two women face charges for allegedly abusing children at a day care in Virginia. More>>
The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state. More>>
The Democratic candidate for Virginia attorney general has maintained his thin lead over the Republican hopeful after the state certified the Nov. 5 ballot. More>>
Congratulations to Morgan, our My First 5 Video of the Day! More>>