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Georgetown University student dies from meningitis Video included

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A Georgetown University student has died from an apparent case of meningitis, according to school officials. More>>

Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 win over Braves

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The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season. More>>

DC-Philly Amtrak service resumes after being shut down for downed wires Video included

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Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service resumed between Washington and Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time. More>>

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name Video included

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A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. More>>

10 dumpster diving treasures that might surprise you Video included

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Rob Greenfield has made dumpster diving his mission. He's spending four months cycling across the U.S. from San Diego to New York City, diving in dumpsters along the way to show just how much good food we waste by throwing it away-- specifically at grocery stores. More>>

Friends and family remember DC man killed in hit-and-run on Georgia Avenue Video included

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Family and friends of a D.C. man killed in a hit-and-run are pleading for the driver that caused it all to turn himself or herself in. More>>

One year later: Family of Navy Yard shooting victim still coping with devastating loss Video included

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Tuesday will mark one year since the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve civilian workers were killed by a military contractor at Building 197 on September 16. One of the victims killed in the shooting was Kathy Gaarde. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother, and like 11 other people that day, she simply went to work at the Navy Yard. More>>

DC leaders testify on Capitol Hill for statehood bill Video included

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Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. More>>

US Park Police reveal new details in Navy Yard shooting Video included

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When Aaron Alexis went on his rampage inside Building 197 last September 16th, U.S. Park Police played a vital role in bringing the gunfire to a stop -- saving a woman's life and providing crucial intelligence from the air. A year later, four officers are telling their stories and the incredible way in which they obtained the first description of the gunman.
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MRI shows no fractures in RGIII's ankle; Redskins optimistic he'll return this season Video included

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The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. More>>

Ex-Georgetown University student pleads guilty to possessing ricin

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A former Georgetown University student has pleaded guilty to having the toxin ricin in his dorm room. More>>

American University professor due in court Video included

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The American University professor who was arrested for trying to set a fire is due back in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing. Doctor David Pitts was also the head of the Department of Public Policy at American University before his arrest. More>>

Candlelight vigil held for slain DC Department of Corrections official Video included

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As police announce the news that the murder of the deputy director of D.C.'s Department of Corrections might be connected to another murder, family and friends of Carolyn Cross gathered at a candlelight vigil to celebrate her life. More>>

Race for Every Child: Elliott's Story Video included

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Having a child with a serious illness or disability is overwhelming. Imagine dealing with that crisis and not really having many answers about how to treat it or what the future holds. More>>

DC officer violates policy, confronts man for recording arrest Video included

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Caught on camera! A D.C. police officer attempted to stop a bystander from recording officers making an arrest. The man was not in the way or interfering with police at the time and D.C.'s police chief says she is surprised by the officer's actions. More>>

US attorney in the District creates post-conviction integrity unit Video included

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Criminal prosecutions in the District of Columbia are about to get a new level of scrutiny. Investigators and defense attorneys will look closely at the integrity of convictions and the ways in which prosecutors got there. More>>

Secret Service apprehends White House fence jumper

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Secret Service officers have apprehended a man who jumped over the White House's North Fence and appeared to be heading in the direction of the presidential residence. More>>

Metro Access drivers respond to FOX 5 investigation into complaints Video included

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Metro Access drivers have responded to a FOX 5 story on problems with the paratransit service. On our FOX 5 DC Facebook page, drivers and customers weighed in about their experience. More>>

Homework assignment asks DC students to draw comparison between former President Bush, Hitler Video included

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It is not part of the D.C. Public Schools curriculum. A spokesperson says a homework assignment given out to sixth graders in the District asking students to compare former President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler was a mistake and should not have been assigned. More>>

Redskins Jordan Reed, Kedric Golston doubtful vs. Jaguars

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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Kedric Golston are doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>

DC mayor's driver no longer working as lobbyist

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The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system.
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FOX 5 Investigates: Metro Access Denied Video included

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Getting around is hard enough if you are blind or disabled. But imagine dealing with rude Metro Access drivers who show up late and hardly lift a finger to help you even though it is part of their job. Those are the complaints FOX 5 is hearing from disabled riders who use Metro Access, which provides paratransit service in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. More>>

DC Police: Suspect shot after striking DC officer with vehicle Video included

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D.C. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Northeast D.C. More>>

DC fire department slows its plan to encrypt radio channels after area fire officials object Video included

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The D.C. fire department has decided to slow its plan to encrypt most of its radio channels until all of the area jurisdictions are satisfied it will work seamlessly with them. More>>

Reagan National Airport refuses to put up gun safety ad Video included

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Keeping guns out of the hands of children is obviously an important priority for public safety. But Reagan National Airport has turned down an ad from a firearms manufacturers on the issue. More>>

Nationals Park to host Winter Classic between Blackhawks-Capitals

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The season's Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park. The NHL announced Wednesday that the home of baseball's Washington Nationals will host the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on New Year's Day.
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Domestic violence survivor details her journey to more peaceful life Video included

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Around 33,000 domestic violence cases were reported in the District last year. That is an emergency call every 16 minutes. FOX 5 spoke with a woman who was one of those statistics and explains how she made that leap to a happier life.
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Unpaid bills cause water to be shut off for residents at DC condo building Video included

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Dozens of D.C. residents are without water. They can't shower or even flush their toilets. DC Water cut off service to their condo building on Monday after the condo owners failed to pay thousands of dollars in overdue bills. More>>

DC fire department to encrypt its radio channels; local fire chiefs deeply concerned Video included

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The D.C. fire department is moving ahead with its plan to encrypt its radio channels. It is a decision being met with resistance by some Washington area fire chiefs who call the policy unsafe for first responders. More>>

Redskins put Barry Cofield on short-term IR, out 8 weeks

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The Washington Redskins have placed nose tackle Barry Cofield on short-term injured reserve, ruling him out for at least eight games. More>>

Hero DC officers save life of domestic violence victim Video included

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People often think of police negatively -- traffic stops, arrests -- but officers in D.C. are on the front lines every day and often doing so much good for the community. In a story that you will only see here on FOX 5, three D.C. police officers went way beyond the call of duty to save a woman. More>>

Report: DC drivers ticketed erroneously Video included

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A new report from the District of Columbia government's internal watchdog says drivers are too often considered "guilty until proven innocent" when they receive traffic or parking tickets. More>>

Nationals release 2015 schedule

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The Washington Nationals will begin and end the 2015 with the New York Mets, the team announced Monday. The schedule for next year includes 13 weekend series against the Phillies, Braves, Cubs, Pirates, Dodgers and Brewers. More>>

Redskins not optimistic about injuries to Barry Cofield, Jordan Reed

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Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield and tight end Jordan Reed could be sidelined for extended periods with injuries from the season opener. More>>

Volunteers spruce up DC firehouse on 9/11 Day of Service

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In less than a week, the U.S. will again mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Many are planning a day of service to honor the victims who died, including some here in D.C., who spent their Saturday sprucing up a fire station. More>>

Police: "Thousands" of prescription drugs found in home of American Univ. Professor Video included

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Police say on top of burglarizing a building and setting fires, thousands of prescription pills were found at the home of the American University professor who was arrested Thursday and he allegedly committed another burglary in Montgomery County. More>>

Alcohol delivery app Drizly launches in DC

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You can buy a lot of things these days by just grabbing your cell phone... but alcohol delivered to your door? There's now an app for that, D.C.Starting this week, you can have your favorite wine, beer or liquor delivered with the Drizly app.  More>>

6th person tied to Gray campaign pleads guilty

A former D.C. Council candidate who served as driver for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray during his 2010 campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate campaign finance laws. More>>

Google surprises DC area teachers with big donation

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Hundreds of D.C. area teachers have a huge smile on their faces, thanks to Google. The company fulfilled the wishes of 276 area teachers who posted requests for classroom supplies on DonorsChoose.org. More>>

Former DC Council candidate Mark Long charged with conspiracy Video included

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The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia filed a criminal complaint Thursday charging former D.C. Council candidate Mark Long with conspiracy. Long is accused of conspiring to violate District of Columbia campaign finance laws by defrauding the District of Columbia's Office of Campaign Finance. More>>

Big announcement on push for 2024 Summer Olympics in Washington Video included

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The effort to bring the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Capital Region kicked off Thursday morning in a FOX 5 exclusive. More>>

Man attacked woman with knife; tried to remove her clothes Video included

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D.C. Police are hoping someone will come forward with information that will help catch a sexual predator. A man attacked a woman on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. near Oliver Street and Western Avenue in northwest. More>>

Cecil Mills' daughter speaks out on trial board's findings Video included

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The daughter of Cecil Mills-- the man who collapsed across the street from a D.C. fire station and no one came to help—is speaking out about the findings of the trial board and its conclusion on who is to blame.
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District report finds city could not have prevented Relisha Rudd's disappearance Video included

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District of Columbia leaders released a report Tuesday detailing the city government's involvement with Relisha Rudd and her family prior to the time she disappeared. The report found that the response by District government agencies and their contractors was appropriate, and that "no justifiable government actions" would have prevented her disappearance. More>>

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault Video included

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Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. More>>

Prepare to pay if you toss trash in DC Video included

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If you're tossing trash in D.C., get ready to pay up. As of Monday, D.C. police are officially ticketing violators of the city's anti-littering laws, and the fines aren't cheap. More>>

Labor Day storms bring rainbows to DC skies Video included

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Storms might have put a brief damper on part of your Labor Day festivities this afternoon, but they didn't last long. And after the rain-- came the rainbow! More>>

Cheers To The Weekend: Georgia Mint Julep -- Derek Brown of the Columbia Room

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To help us say cheers to the weekend this week is Derek Brown, owner of the Columbia Room on 7th Street in Northwest D.C. He is mixing up for us Georgia Mint Julep for us and here's how you can make it yourself. More>>

Sources: Chris Brown expected to accept plea deal Tuesday Video included

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Sources tell FOX 5 that singer Chris Brown is expected to plead guilty to simple assault charges at a rescheduled court hearing in Washington on Tuesday.
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Surveillance video shows person of interest in Northwest DC sex assault cases Video included

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D.C. police are investigating a string of sex assaults in Northwest and have released surveillance video of a man suspected of groping and stabbing a woman in the Mount Pleasant area early last Saturday. The attack is one of three possible related assaults. More>>

Metro Transit Police chief urges vigilance Video included

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Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. More>>

Art Everywhere US initiative popping up around DC area Video included

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Look around. There is art everywhere. In this case, it is literally Art Everywhere. It is an initiative designed to bring art to a wider audience. More>>

145 arrested at protest outside White House against US deportations

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U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House. More>>

DC police chief sends surprising response to FOX 5 email request

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier responded to an email from a FOX 5 reporter who asked for clarification on her redeployment plan, and we were surprised by her reply. More>>

DC detectives to be redeployed to street patrol Video included

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There is a firestorm of controversy brewing in the D.C. police department. A decision by Police Chief Cathy Lanier to put plainclothes detectives back in uniform is drawing criticism. More>>

VIDEO: Metro operator, transit officers pull man from tracks just before train arrives Video included

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A 22-year-old D.C. man is lucky to be alive after he intentionally jumped onto the tracks at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station on Tuesday in an apparent suicide attempt. Metro says the Red Line train operator and two Metro Transit Police officers saved his life, and it was all caught on video. More>>

DC police release composite sketch in 3 sexual assaults possibly related Video included

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D.C. police have released a composite sketch of a possible suspect in three sexual assaults that may be possibly related. The assaults all occurred within five days of each other in the Fourth District.
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DC residents concerned about proposed expansion of Virginia Ave. train tunnel Video included

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A neighborhood just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol is up in arms over the construction of a larger train tunnel in their neighborhood. Their frustrations have reached such a level that a special D.C. Council meeting was held Tuesday during the council's summer recess.
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DCPS provides teachers recommendations on how to discuss Michael Brown in the classroom Video included

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The controversy over the shooting of Michael Brown is only a few weeks old. But it may be already making its way into the classroom. D.C. Public Schools issued new guidance to teachers on how to talk about the controversy surrounding the shooting of the unarmed teenager in Missouri. More>>

Shooting in Southeast DC sends 1 to hospital

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Police are investigating a shooting in Southeast D.C. that has sent one person to the hospital. More>>

2 stabbed outside Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest DC Video included

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Authorities say two people were stabbed Monday afternoon outside of Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest D.C. More>>

Police: Three sex assaults reported in DC may be related Video included

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D.C. police say they have gotten reports of three different sexual assaults on women in a five-day span, and they're investigating the possibility that the incidents might be connected. More>>

Kids head back to class in many DC area school districts

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Like it or not, summer is officially over for thousands of kids around the D.C. area. Students in D.C., Montgomery County, Charles County, Howard County, Frederick County and most of Anne Arundel County in Maryland, as well as Warren County in Virginia headed back to class bright and early Monday morning. More>>

National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday Video included

The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party. More>>

DC holding school beautification day Video included

Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class. More>>

Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday Video included

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Relisha Rudd vanished without at trace nearly six months ago, and the search for her continues. On Saturday afternoon, a dedicated group of volunteers will hand out flyers with her picture on them near the Washington Monument and in other spots around the city, and they're hoping to bring renewed attention to her disappearance. More>>

Nats hang with big fans at Children's National

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The Washington Nationals have been pretty busy winning lately, but on Friday, they took some time out to visit with kids who are winning in a different way. Manager Matt Williams gathered a few players for a trip to the Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Hospital, where they met some big baseball fans. More>>

Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota

The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died. More>>

Southeast D.C. residents take a stand against increased violence

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D.C. has seen an increase in violence recently, with 25 people being shot across the District in just eight days. People who want to see a change in their community gathered at First Rock Baptist Church in southeast Washington on Thursday night to do something about it. More>>

Mendelson says he will appeal D.C. gun carry ruling Video included

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In an exclusive interview, D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told FOX 5 on Thursday that he will appeal the gun carry ruling, making the information public for the first time. 
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DC fire chief says firefighters deserve tougher discipline Video included

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D.C.'s interim fire chief handed out discipline Thursday to three of the five firefighters who failed to help a dying man outside a firehouse last January.  None of them are losing their jobs.  In fact, one was found not guilty, one was given a reprimand, and one was given a lengthy suspension.  More>>

Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

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A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
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Metro pays $4.2 million to settle lawsuit

The Washington area's Metro transit authority has paid $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of awarding a no-bid technology contract. More>>

D.C. Police Union endorses Catania for mayor

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The D.C. Police Union announced Tuesday evening that it will endorse Council member David Catania for mayor.  More>>

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex Video included

Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor. More>>

DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

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Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have for now stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge ruled a city law banning carrying a handgun unconstitutional. More>>

Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015 Video included

Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the... More>>

Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old Video included

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If you've lived around the Washington metro area for more than five decades you may remember what it was like before the Capital Beltway. You may remember and all the congestion that came along with it too! More>>

Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA Video included

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Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its lowest vehicle theft rates in nearly 40 years. And in the District of Columbia, AAA says car theft has dropped by 60 percent over the past decade. The drops in the region are consistent with nation... More>>

DC teens attacked on street by 2 dogs Video included

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It was a terrifying ordeal for two teenagers in Southeast D.C. Both of them are recovering after being attacked in the street by two dogs. More>>

Howard University students describe the making of their hands up solidarity viral photo Video included

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Events in Ferguson, Mo., have not only triggered protests in the streets of that town, but all over the country because of the reach of social media. A powerful photo taken by Howard University students this week certainly showed the impact of social media. More>>

Al-Qaida urges abducted Md. man's family to press US for prisoner exchange Video included

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Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. More>>

Surveillance video captures robbery Video included

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Police hope you can help them identify two persons of interest in connection with an armed robbery. Surveillance video captured the incident early Thursday morning on Brentwood Road in northeast.
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Rallies in DC honor Michael Brown, people who died at hands of police Video included

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Large crowds have gathered for peaceful vigils around Washington D.C. remembering Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Missouri. More>>

Md. musician prized guitars go missing after falling out of trunk of vehicle Video included

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Doc Bodine loves the blues. But this week, he is feeling blue. He lost two of his prized guitars after the back window of his vehicle popped open and slid out onto the road. More>>

7 shot during violent night in DC Video included

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D.C. police are searching for suspects after a violent night in the district during which seven people were reportedly shot. More>>

Va. dermatologist charged with health care fraud Video included

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A northern Virginia dermatologist has been charged with health care fraud. Prosecutors say he overbilled patients and allowed unskilled workers do his job. More>>

1 arrested after DC officer shot in attempted carjacking, search continues for other suspects Video included

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A manhunt is on for at least two suspects after an off-duty D.C. police detective was shot multiple times during an attempted carjacking. Police say all of this began around 3 a.m. Wednesday on Suitland Parkway in Southeast D.C. They say multiple suspects tried to carjack the detective, proceeded to ram his vehicle and fired off several gunshots.
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Ice Bucket Challenge helps generate millions of dollars in donations in battle against ALS Video included

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If nominated, you are supposed to either dump the ice cold water over your head or donate money towards the fight to help strike out amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Now with all the videos being posted online, are they actually doing anything to help the cause? We found that they certainly are.
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DC Kenny Loggins fan reaches Kickstarter goal for living room concert

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 A D.C. man who started fundraising efforts online to try and get Kenny Loggins to play a live concert in his living room says nobody needs to worry about him.   
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St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center opens in DC

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The doors officially open Wednesday at the new St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center. It's a facility meant to engage and teach D.C. residents about computers and technology, so we sent guru Annie Yu over to check it out!
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Police searching for person of interest in Northeast DC apartment sex assault Video included

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D.C. police need your help in finding a man who is a person of interest in a sex assault case at a Northeast D.C. apartment. Police say he waited outside the secured apartment building, walked in after someone else swiped their keycard and then attacked a woman inside. More>>

Robin Williams remembered fondly by military Video included

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Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases.
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Kidsave hosts older orphans and foster kids to help them find permanent families Video included

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Lots of children come to the Smithsonian's National Zoo with family. Some kids who were there on Monday are actually looking for a family. More>>

Former White House press secretary James Brady's death ruled homicide Video included

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This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday. More>>

Could John Hinckley face charges after James Brady homicide ruling? Video included

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FOX 5 spoke to defense attorney Bernie Grimm about White House press secretary James Brady's death being ruled a homicide 33 years after the shooting that injured him. We asked him if he had ever heard of anything like this.
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FOX 5 Investigates: DC Councilmember Jack Evans' unpaid parking tickets get dismissed Video included

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Are D.C. city council members misusing their privileges? FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been doing a series on council members' unpaid parking tickets. We have looked into Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. But for this investigation, it was Jack Evans' turn. More>>

DC woman paid company for rental help, but got a bogus address instead Video included

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A D.C. woman shelled out hundreds of dollars of her hard earned cash to a company that was supposed to help her find a rental home. But the only thing she claims the company delivered was a bogus address. Now they have got her money and she is still homeless. So she turned to FOX 5 for help.
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'House of Cards' filming in DC this weekend

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The "House of Cards" series is filming in the District of Columbia this weekend. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing suspect makes new push to move trial to DC

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have made a second push to move his trial out of Boston, arguing that he cannot get a fair trial there because of the emotional impact of the deadly attack. More>>

Pizza delivery app leaves out DC from list of delivery locations Video included

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A brand new pizza delivery app upset most of D.C. within hours of its debut. More>>

Toddler squeezes through White House fence Video included

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It's usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble. But on Thursday night, a toddler slipping through slats in the gate caught the eyes of the gun-toting officers who are charged with protecting the president. More>>

President Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq Video included

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President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threatened a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war. More>>

DMV dismisses all of DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander's unpaid parking tickets Video included

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On Wednesday, we told you about Marion Barry's unpaid parking tickets. FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been looking into all of the city council members unpaid tickets as well. More>>

RadPad app aims to help people find rentals easier, faster in the DC area Video included

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Looking for a place to rent? With all the colleges and government agencies, the D.C. area is a pretty transient place and a lot of people are looking for rentals. A new app is helping make that dreadful and tedious search a whole lot easier. It's called RadPad and is super easy to use. More>>

VIDEO: Emily Miller asks Marion Barry about unpaid parking tickets Video included

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D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry was involved in a car accident last Saturday night that forced him to pay thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets.  FOX 5 chief investigative reporter Emily Miller has been looking into Barry’s ticket problems for weeks, and found that this is a tale of two license plates. More>>

Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

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Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.
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Nationals Jayson Werth garden gnomes are hot sellers on eBay

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Dozens of Washington Nationals fans are cashing into on the demand for a Jayson Werth garden gnome. More>>

DC nightclub where 'The Wire' actor was stabbed has liquor license suspended Video included

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D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has voted unanimously to suspend the liquor license of Cafe Asia. It comes in the wake of a stabbing Saturday night that left a well-known actor and musician from the D.C. area injured. More>>

DC's most beloved dog, Romo, moving out of Adams Morgan neighborhood Video included

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We are certainly in the middle of the dog days of summer right now. But in one Adams Morgan neighborhood, every day is a dog's day. And that dog's name is Romo. This pooch has become a beloved local celebrity in D.C. But sadly for many, all of that is about to change. More>>

DC tops Forbes' list of 'America's Coolest Cities' Video included

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Is the nation’s capital really the coolest place to live? Forbes says so. Washington, D.C. sits atop Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s coolest cities. 
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Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

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Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
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DC residents to vote on whether to legalize pot

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District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana. The D.C. Board of Elections voted Wednesday to add an initiative on marijuana legalization to the November ballot. More>>

Deadly car accident closes streets in northeast Video included

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A deadly accident in the northeast left portions of H Street closed Wednesday morning. The accident happened on the 1400 block of Florida Avenue just after 4 a.m. A witness says they think the car was going about 100 miles an hour before it went airborne, crashed, and burst into flames. More>>

DC Councilmember Marion Barry pays outstanding traffic tickets

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has paid his outstanding traffic tickets after accumulating more than $2,800 in fines over the past two and a half years. More>>

Renowned photographer helping DC kids chase their dreams with 'Pictures of Hope' Video included

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In Southeast D.C. on Tuesday, some young people were asked to focus on their future, but it is more literal than you might think. This is a story about kids, cameras and one woman caring enough to make a difference. More>>

DC resident encounters pests, fungus growing in her government subsidized apartment Video included

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A D.C. woman found some unexpected house guests in her apartment. She claims behind her walls is a breeding ground for pests, fungus and possibly mold. She took her complaint to FOX 5 to get some answers. More>>

Actor Anwan Glover talks with FOX 5 after DC nightclub stabbing Video included

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Actor Anwan Glover is speaking exclusively to FOX 5 just days after he was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub. Glover, who lives in the area in Maryland, is known for his roles on HBO's “The Wire,” and more recently, in the film “12 Years a Slave.”
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DC streetcar operator training underway Video included

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If you took H Street to work Monday morning, you may have noticed something new on the road -- streetcars. Training began today for the operators and it also gave officials a good idea of the problems that might come when the streetcars are put into service. More>>

Marion Barry out of hospital after crash in DC Video included

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is out of the hospital after a weekend traffic accident. Barry resumed his public appearances Sunday. More>>

DC begins training streetcar operators in traffic Video included

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The D.C. Department of Transportation will begin training streetcar operators in traffic for the first time this week along H Street and Benning Road in northeast Washington. More>>

Marion Barry involved in wrong-way crash in DC Video included

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Former D.C. Mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry was involved in a wrong-way crash in D.C. on Saturday night.  The accident happened in the 2900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. More>>

Federal employees caught and admit to watching porn at work Video included

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According to new documents, employees at the Federal Communications Commission were caught surfing porn sites for hours over extended periods of time.
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Art-o-mat: Vending machines selling little canvasses of art popping up around the country Video included

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It’s a big win for artists trying to get the word out about what they do. Their art is now popping up in places you might not expect. To be more specific, the art is dropping down from an old familiar place. More>>

Sweepstakes scam claims to be DC agency Video included

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Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. That is what scammers are betting on. Only now, there is a new twist on these lottery or sweepstakes scams posing as a local D.C. government agency. More>>

112 people arrested outside White House at protest against US deportations Video included

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Police say they have arrested 112 people for blocking traffic outside the White House during a rally called to protest U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally. More>>

Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest

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Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license. More>>

DC chancellor 'disappointed' with flat test scores

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Newly released test scores show largely stagnant proficiency in math and reading for District of Columbia public school students. More>>

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader Video included

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Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror. More>>

Teen beaten by Israeli border patrol visits Capitol Hill Video included

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Tariq Khadeir, the Florida teen who was beaten by the Israeli border patrol at the beginning of the conflict is back in Tampa and will be in D.C. Friday to appear at a hearing on Capitol Hill. More>>

Man arrested for stabbing transgender teen on Green Line Metro train Video included

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Metro says a 15-year-old transgender person identifying as a female was stabbed on a Green Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. More>>

DC considering options on handgun ban ruling during 90-day stay Video included

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The clock is ticking as D.C. leaders have 90 days to come up with a plan to defend its handgun ban. More>>

Carol Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

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Former D.C. councilmember Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made education the centerpiece of his campaign. More>>

Police shot man in leg in southeast Video included

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D.C. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened overnight. The shooting occurred around midnight in the 2500 block of Minnesota Avenue, southeast.
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Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released Video included

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Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
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Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban Video included

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A federal judge Tuesday granted a 90-day stay on his ruling Saturday allowing District residents with registered handguns to carry them outside the home. More>>

DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam Video included

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That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016. More>>

Capitol Hill temporarily banned from editing Wikipedia pages Video included

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What should most staffers on Capitol Hill be spending their time on? It turns out that Wikipedia is what a lot of people up here are occupied with and the online encyclopedia has banned edits from computers on Capitol Hill for ten days.
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DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban Video included

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Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home. More>>

DC files motion for stay in gun ruling -- What does it mean? Video included

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A federal court judge has ruled the District’s law against carrying a handgun in public is unconstitutional. The Office of the Attorney General has been fighting this lawsuit since 2009. Now that it has lost, the District wants a stay. What does that mean? More>>

Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

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President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. More>>

Cheers To The Weekend: Danny Lledo of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Video included

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It's Friday night and time to unwind and give cheers to the weekend! Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is sharing his recipe for his Valencian Roses drink.
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Silver Line opens: What you need to know Video included

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Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one. More>>

New DNA crime fighting tool in the District Video included

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The District of Columbia is about to become the first city in the nation to use a revolutionary new crime fighting tool. It is a lab device that can analyze DNA in just over an hour and gives investigators the answers they need in just a fraction of the time it takes now. More>>

Parkmobile provides FOX 5 with tips to avoid getting DC parking tickets Video included

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Drivers in Washington, D.C. use the Parkmobile app on their smartphones to make it easy to pay the meters and avoid parking tickets. However, many people -- myself included -- have found those telltale pink slips on their cars even though they paid with the app. On Friday, I spoke with an executive at Parkmobile about the problem and how to avoid getting parking tickets. More>>

Judge revokes bond of DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A Prince George's County judge revoked the bond of a Metropolitan Police Department officer charged with trying to kill his wife for violating a stay-away order by sending her text messages and initiating visits. More>>

Former contractor says she was attacked by rats at DC's Providence Hospital Video included

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It is an odd and very disturbing story. A hospital contractor in Northeast D.C. was attacked by rats on the job and they are the same rats she says are eating bodies in the morgue. More>>

Mistrial declared for DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A mistrial was declared Thursday for a D.C. police officer charged with attempted murder of his wife. More>>

DC police say they issued 5 pot citations in 1st week of new decriminalization law Video included

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Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 25-27 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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'Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock' campaign aims to protect children from being left in hot cars Video included

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The federal government is stepping up its efforts to try to prevent deaths of nearly three dozen babies every year in this country -- children accidentally left to die in hot cars. More>>

ParkingTicket.com offers to fight DC parking tickets FREE on behalf of FOX 5 viewers Video included

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After our story on unfair D.C. parking tickets aired Thursday, we heard from dozens and dozens of people who are fed up, too.  Now, a New Jersey-based company is offering to fight tickets on behalf of our viewers-- FREE!!!!
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FOX 5 Investigates: DC parking ticket fight Video included

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There's a good chance that most of you who are reading this have gotten a parking ticket in D.C. at one time. It's always frustrating -- even if you deserve it. But what if you didn’t deserve it? You parked legally, your tags were up to date and you still got a ticket on your windshield? Would you take on the fight? More>>

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit Video included

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Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. More>>

Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry executive at congressional office building Video included

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A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun. More>>

Former DC officer gets 18 years in child sex abuse case Video included

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A former D.C. police officer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. More>>

Another man charged with bringing gun to Cannon House Office Building Video included

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U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building. More>>

Rep. Mica: Have to be 'high' to think DC should become 51st state Video included

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Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he supports statehood for the District of Columbia. But Florida Congressman John Mica believes otherwise. He told us anyone who thinks D.C. should be a state must be high. More>>

Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best Video included

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying. More>>

15-month-old girl, father found safe after abduction at Southern Ave. Metro station

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Metro Transit Police say a father and his 15-month-old daughter have been found safe after he abducted her at the Southern Avenue Metro station on Tuesday evening.  More>>

Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day: Get deals and more!

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It's National Hot Dog Day, so we'll be frank. Whether you like it in a bun off the grill, at a baseball game or in your mac cheese (yes, we've tried that too), there's no question: Americans love hot dogs.  Get info on deals to celebrate here!
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National capital area No. 1 for late mail

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>

Ben's Chili Bowl opens eatery at National Airport Video included

Reagan National Airport is celebrating the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl in one of its terminals as the famous Washington eatery opens its first airport location. More>>

Bowser to hold hearings on soccer stadium deal

The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. More>>

Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>

9/11 Commission releases new report Video included

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Ten years after they began their work, members of the 9/11 Commission have reunited here in Washington. In a new report, they are issuing a new warning about the terror threats facing the nation. More>>

Police looking to identify person in new surveillance video in DC store owner death case Video included

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D.C. police have released new surveillance video of a person they are looking to identify who was seen inside a Petworth neighborhood convenience store minutes before an armed robbery that led to the beating death of the store owner. More>>

Pay It Forward: Musical Cop Video included

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This person has two very different identities. That is one part of this story. The other part, though, has everything to do with realizing your own dream so that others can too. More>>

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. More>>

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. More>>

Shipping containers being transformed into apartment complex Video included

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How would you like to live in an 8-by-40 foot box? It could be the next big thing in affordable housing and it is becoming a reality in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood.
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Metrobus driver slashed in face with knife in Tenleytown Video included

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A Metro bus operator was attacked by a man on the bus in Tenleytown Monday afternoon. Police say the man slashed the driver’s face with a knife. The suspect was arrested. FOX 5 spoke exclusively to another bus driver who says he is concerned about the safety of all bus operators.
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Man officially exonerated in 1982 DC rape and murder Video included

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A man who spent more than 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit got what he was looking for Monday -- a signed document certifying his innocence. More>>

President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it' Video included

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President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. More>>

Netherlands Embassy invites public to remember Malaysia Airlines crash victims Video included

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The public is invited to sign a condolence book at the Netherlands Embassy in D.C. in honor of the victims of last week's Malaysia Airlines crash.
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Judge to rule on opposition to Corcoran Gallery

A District of Columbia judge plans to rule whether to allow a group representing some students, alumni, donors and faculty to intervene in a proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with two larger... More>>

Vigil held in DC for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims

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The Ukrainian-American human rights organization Razom for Ukraine held a solemn vigil Friday evening. They walked in a mile-long procession to the Malaysian Embassy from the Netherlands Embassy. More>>

Thieves targeting tires and wheels, leave cars on blocks Video included

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An apparent team of thieves is targeting cars in Northwest D.C. They are stealing all of the tires and leaving the body on blocks. It has happened three times this week. More>>

Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

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Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
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Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested for carrying gun into Cannon House Office building Video included

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A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said. More>>

Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC Video included

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It is the first official day where possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in D.C. More>>

Ukrainians in DC react to plane crash Video included

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Members of the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington D.C. are reacting to the news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down near the Ukraine–Russia border.
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Weekend Watch for July 18-20 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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Local father and his kids create street art out of traffic control box Video included

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King Kong came crashing into Northwest Washington Thursday morning. Writer, teacher, and father Theodore Carter and his daughter, Brett, transformed an ordinary traffic light control box into something much more.
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DC leaders firing back at gun law amendment Video included

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There is a new gun battle being waged in D.C. that could end up with the District's gun laws being overturned. It comes on the heels of an amendment that passed in the House on Wednesday night. More>>

Lockdown lifted after suspicious package found near White House Video included

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Authorities say a lockdown at the White House has been lifted Thursday afternoon. More>>

Hobby Lobby family may build bible museum near National Mall Video included

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The Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby may be trying to change the landscape of D.C. According to the New York Times, the family is looking to build a new museum just two blocks south of the National Mall.
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DC police address concerns in community meeting after recent beating death of store owner Video included

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A Northwest D.C. community is still on edge and looking for answers after a popular store owner was severely beaten during a robbery on July 4th. The 76-year-old store owner, James Oh, later died. Now D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier met with residents to talk about the investigation and the search for the killers.
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Police seek armed suspects in Northeast DC 7-Eleven store robbery Video included

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Police are searching for robbers who busted into a Northeast D.C. convenience store with guns in hand.
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Investigation looking into problems at DC's Park Southern housing complex Video included

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Several government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, are looking into the financial problems at one of D.C.’s largest affordable housing apartments. There are allegations of financial mismanagement so bad that the District has taken over the building and the problems are being brought into the race for mayor. More>>

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

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The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>

How honest is DC? Honest Tea puts the city to the test Video included

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How honest are Washingtonians? Local company Honest Tea put the honor system to the test in Dupont Circle on Wednesday. The company set up an unmanned kiosk to see if customers would pay if no one was around. More>>

Online company hides Nationals tickets around DC area, hopes others pay it forward Video included

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It was a strange sight for many people in D.C. and Virginia on Tuesday. Baseball plates were placed near the Metro stops and under those plates were a special gift: free Nationals tickets! More>>

Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

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A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. More>>

Standing water, flooded roads cause delays Video included

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Standing water may stand in the way of your commute Wednesday morning. The westbound lanes of Virginia Avenue, northwest were closed Wednesday morning between 22nd and 24th streets due to high water.
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Orlando TSA agent who stopped DC man didn't know where "District of Columbia" was Video included

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You probably learned the 50 United States in elementary school--- but don't forget about the nation's capital.  An Orlando Transportation Safety Administration agent apparently needed a geography refresher after refusing to let a D.C. man through a security checkpoint because he didn't recognize his District of Columbia driver's license as a valid form of identification.
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Jogger says man exposed himself to her in DC's Mount Pleasant area Video included

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There is a warning for joggers in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman and then ran after her. More>>

DC mayor's chief spokesman to take federal job

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The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government.
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Consumer Alert: Shampoo you use could make your dog sick Video included

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We have a consumer alert for all you pet owners, especially if you have a dog and give it baths on occasion: the shampoo you are using could make your dog sick! More>>

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