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.
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>>
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>>
At a closed-door meeting during spring workouts, DeAngelo Hall stood before his Washington Redskins teammates and downplayed his "MeAngelo" antics. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
A mistrial was declared Thursday for a D.C. police officer charged with attempted murder of his wife. More>>
Former Washington Redskins player Fred Davis has turned himself in to police and pleaded not guilty in D.C. Superior Court Thursday. The 28-year-old was wanted for a domestic violence simple assault charge. More>>
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>>
Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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>>
Instead of engaging in another round of contradictory, back-and-forth podium sessions with Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III stood at the microphone and said he has coaches who believe in him. He implied he wasn't even allowed to do "the bare minimum" as a quarterback a year ago. More>>
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!!!!
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
The most stressful part for Jay Gruden was setting up the schedule. Sixteen days of Washington Redskins practices and meetings, all on him. Gruden takes the field Thursday for his first training camp practice as an NFL head coach, the culmination of a long climb that took him through the AFL and UFL before his final launching pad stop as the offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals. More>>
It didn't take long for Jay Gruden to figure out Robert Griffin III. "He's a perfectionist. He doesn't like negative publicity. He doesn't like negative plays to happen. He wants everything to be right," Gruden said. "He wants everybody to love Robert, and that's not going to be the case at the quarterback position." More>>
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>>
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>>
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!
A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>
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>>
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 will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>
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>>
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>>
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 has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. More>>
The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. More>>
Eric Brooks would be hard-pressed to hide his love for the Washington Nationals, at least without a shave.
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.
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.
Jordan Johansen had a wish and it came true in Washington this past weekend. The Arizona 12-year-old signed an MLS soccer contract and took the field with his favorite pro soccer team: D.C. United. More>>
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 Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. More>>
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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!
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>>
It is the first official day where possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in D.C. More>>
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.
CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season. More>>
Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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.
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>>
Authorities say a lockdown at the White House has been lifted Thursday afternoon. More>>
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.
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.
Police are searching for robbers who busted into a Northeast D.C. convenience store with guns in hand.
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>>
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 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>>
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>>
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 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.
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.
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>>
The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government.
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>>
Being in the right place at the right time was the key in northwest D.C. on Tuesday. The D.C. Lottery Prize Squad headed to the Tenley Market to hand out gift cards-- and make one VERY lucky winner's day with a chance to win $5,000!
They are still months away from hitting the road, but streetcars on the H Street, NE corridor could cost you big. Starting on Monday, if you park illegally, you will be getting a $100 ticket and possibly a tow. More>>
Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings. More>>
D.C. police say two people have been shot inside a home in Northwest D.C. Monday night. More>>
A lieutenant with D.C. Fire and EMS has been arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with aggravated assault. It is the latest in a string of arrests involving D.C. firefighters. More>>
Red. It's a spicy hot color. And it turns out if you wear it, you might be sending an unintended message. More>>
The thought of the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby has inspired us here at FOX 5. So we decided to put together our own home run competition. FOX 5’s Scott Smith, Brody Logan, Steve Chenevey, Tucker Barnes and Lindsay Murphy all took the field to see who has the sweetest swing on the baseball field. More>>
More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. More>>
The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. More>>
The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget. More>>
District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. More>>
District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. More>>
Much of the region was hit with strong storms Sunday night. Damage was reported around the area. More>>
An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter. More>>
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council. More>>
The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says her parents were the victims of a burglar who posed as a cable company employee, entered their home and stole property. More>>
D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham held a public oversight roundtable Thursday on the effort to find housing for hundreds of homeless families. More>>
A D.C. hotel was robbed at gunpoint during a busy afternoon with guests checking in. Staffers at the Comfort Inn at Thomas Circle on 13th Street in Northwest D.C. say this was far from a random hit. It seems the robber has been casing the place for some time and actually knew when to strike.
An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. More>>
The embattled Veterans Affairs health care system is under fire again -- this time for its failings when it comes to veteran suicides. More>>
Heavy rain hitting our area has led to a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland and northern Virginia until midnight. More>>
A group of angry cyclists turned out at The Washington Post building Thursday afternoon. They are upset with a columnist at the newspaper who they say way went too far in making a point about cyclists, pedestrians and cars sharing the road. More>>
The U.S. Capitol and Secret Service officers who shot and killed a Connecticut woman after she led them on a chase last October have been cleared of wrongdoing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges. More>>
A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. More>>
Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall. More>>
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a plan to find permanent housing for 500 homeless families in 100 days back in April. The 100 days are up on Friday and FOX 5 was invited to a meeting with administration officials for an update. More>>
It started in Wisconsin and now it's a movement that is sweeping the D.C. area and the nation. Maybe you have seen these little wooden boxes on a post in people’s yards. It's not a bird house, but it's a place where you and your kids can get books for free. More>>
Another round of thunderstorms and showers could be passing through your area Wednesday afternoon and evening as the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for Washington D.C. and many of the surrounding metro areas in Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>
The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they're being broadly deployed among the general public. More>>
Community members in the Petworth area are remembering a beloved local store owner after a deadly attack on July 4th. More>>
The search is ongoing for a woman connected to a suspected hate crime. A gay D.C. man says he was victimize inside a grocery store. More>>
Storms that passed through the D.C. area on Tuesday have caused tens of thousands of customers to be without power while bringing down numerous trees and downed power lines. More>>
Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW. More>>
Authorities say a man was allowed to board a flight from Washington to Atlanta after an unloaded handgun was confiscated from his carry-on bag. More>>
The suspect in the Benghazi attacks has appeared before three judges in less than two weeks and now his lawyers will begin the long work of building a defense against the charges he'll face. More>>
A third hearing is set for the man accused in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. Security was tight outside of U.S. District Court in northwest as Ahmed Abu Khatallah arrived for a hearing last week.
FOX 5 has learned that D.C. police are getting new, modern rifles. It is part of the department changes after the Navy Yard shooting last September. More>>
DC police are investigating the killing of a man found stabbed to death in the Northeast section of the district. More>>
Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend. More>>
Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot. More>>
D.C. police say a toddler who was hit by a car in southeast Washington on Friday night has died.
The West Front of the U.S. Capitol where rehearsals are taking place for the A Capitol Fourth concert has been evacuated due to the storms arriving in the area Thursday afternoon. More>>
The powerful storms that moved through the region took down a lot of limbs and some pretty big trees. Some of the worst damage in came in Northwest D.C. and a family is scrambling to find somewhere else to stay for a while.
On his first full day as D.C.'s new fire chief, Eugene Jones sat down with FOX 5's Paul Wagner for an interview on a number of topics. Some of them were quite controversial. More>>
Smash-and-grab robbers hit a high-end D.C. mall on Thursday, stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. The brazen crime happened in the middle of the day at Mazza Gallerie. More>>
On the day before Independence Day, Z-Burger celebrated the upcoming holiday with its 6th annual Independence Burger Eating Championship. More>>
Take it from a veteran D.C. reporter: Metrorail is the way to get into and out of the District on the Fourth of July. But there are some tips you should know that will make your trip easier. And, if you're seeing the fireworks (and riding home on Metro), don't miss the last two tips on my list -- they are crucial.
A new report by the D.C. Government finds there are fewer new cases of HIV and AIDS and fewer deaths. The study finds there were 680 new reported cases in 2012 which is down from 722 in 2011 and 1,100 in 2008. In 2012, just over 200 HIV positive people died compared to 345 in 2008. More>>
The mayor of the District of Columbia is urging residents to boycott the Eastern Shore of Maryland this holiday, because of its congressional representative's position on decriminalizing marijuana. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a Wednesday news conference that the city's residents shouldn't support someone who doesn't support them. More>>
50 years ago on July 2, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In honor of the momentous occasion, the United States Mint created a commemorative coin. More>>
Despite initial concerns that Tropical Storm Arthur could compromise the July 4th fireworks in Washington on Friday, the National Mall and Memorial Parks Service says it won't cancel the display, barring heavy wind or lightning. More>>
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says it happens too often. Officers being suspended or terminated for disciplinary reasons and even criminal issues, but she is forced to hire them back if the investigation lasts too long. It is call the 90-day rule, and on Wednesday, the chief appealed to the D.C. Council to get the rule repealed.
He is a D.C. kid who just finished his first year in college. But he has already left his mark literally, trying to change the world one crayon at a time. More>>
It is going to get hot and humid Wednesday with areas generally feeling like the temperatures are in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees. Because of this heat, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for many areas along the Interstate 95 corridor in D.C. Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>
It's a story about addiction, recovery and redemption from a local man who fooled a lot of people for a long time. You have probably seen his byline in The Washington Post. But there is a good chance you didn't know he was keeping a deadly secret until now. More>>
D.C.'s police chief defended her signature crime fighting strategy Tuesday in the face of consistent criticism from the police union, which continues to label it illegal. More>>
Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a man who drove behind a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters through the White House gates. More>>
Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend. More>>
July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.
Police need help finding the masked suspects that robbed a 7-Eleven on Benning Road in Northeast D.C. at around 1 a.m. Monday. The suspects had a handgun and shotgun that they pointed at customers and employees. The whole thing was caught by surveillance cameras. More>>
It is a complaint heard often in the District. Running a small business is not easy, especially when it comes to getting things up and running. We are introducing you to a man who just wants help from the District government to get proper permits to build his business.
Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent. More>>
They are sworn to protect and serve, but senior officers with the Metropolitan Police Department are being told their service is no longer needed. More>>
The weekend is here and if you are looking for something to do, we have you covered. More>>
The death of a toddler this week in southeast Washington has been ruled a homicide. More>>
Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative. More>>
A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of tour guides in the nation's capital who challenged licensing regulations that require guides to pay the government $200 and to pass a 100-question multiple-choice exam. More>>
Capitol police say a body was found near Union Station in northeast Washington, and there's an investigation underway to find out what happened to the victim.
WASHINGTON - The new liquor delivery service in D.C. that would have dropped off drinks on your doorstep has been ordered to shut down. More>>
A program by the National Park Service aimed at removing garbage cans seems to be backfiring. Officials hoped people would take their trash home with them after visiting areas along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Great Falls Park and Roosevelt Island. More>>
The growing popularity of the Capital Bikeshare has created a problem for new members. The operation has run out of keys to access the bicycles.
Police say a large tree fell over onto a car in the northwest Thursday. The incident happened on Constitution Avenue near 17th Street around 6 a.m.
A ticket scam targeted Katy Perry fans in our area. The pop star wrapped up the second of two shows at the Verizon Center Wednesday night. More>>
Finding food or a quick lunch on the go might become more difficult along the National Mall. D.C. food truck owners say they have been warned to leave the area or face a $300 fine or worse -- we talked to one food truck operator on the phone who told us he was arrested by Park Police and taken to jail. More>>
A District of Columbia couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their vacation by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of Granada, Spain. More>>
Singer Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal and a trial for his assault charge has been set for early September. More>>
The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. More>>
A nonprofit is challenging owners of gyms and fitness centers to open up shop in Anacostia. In return, they will pay the new D.C. “yoga tax” for them for a year. More>>
A group of very special kids are in Washington D.C. Tuesday night for an important cause. They are heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday to speak with lawmakers about children's health care. But first, they got to have some fun. More>>
He didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000. More>>
He has been with the department less than a year, but an Arlington County police officer is in the spotlight after a photo went viral and has the internet buzzing. More>>
If you work out in D.C., get ready to pay an extra 5.75 percent tax on your fitness memberships. An amendment to stop the what has been deemed the "yoga tax" failed Tuesday morning.
Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains. More>>
July 26 is in sight, and that means Metro's launch of Silver Line is just around the corner. One day after making the official announcement, Metro has released three new ads aimed at potential Silver Line riders.
Did the President overreach-- in the lunch line? A photo taken while he visited a D.C. Chipotle restaurant for lunch on Tuesday is making the rounds, and it has some people wondering whether President Barack Obama reached too far over the glass-- which is a big no-no for customers.
D.C. police are searching for missing 11-year-old boy. They say Alphonso Horton was last seen in the 2500 block of 14th Street NE around 7 p.m. Monday.
Good news for D.C. drivers: The E Street Expressway ramp to Interstate 66 West is back open. It was shut down earlier in the morning after concrete fell onto the roadway overnight.
The D.C. Council and the mayor are at odds over a proposed law that would take guns away from people who have a temporary restraining order against them. More>>
A bill in D.C. has been proposed that would prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women. Basically this law would tell employers you can't get involved in a person's reproductive affairs. But some are saying if what that employee is doing isn't what the organization is preaching, they should be able to act. More>>
The bear isn't just on the loose. He's also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White House security bubble to an animal breaking free from his cage. And his objects of pursuit once out in the wild include a good burger, some casual Mexican and a nice cup of hot tea.
President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. More>>
A woman has been pulled out of the Potomac River Monday afternoon after she was found floating in the water. More>>
A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to lying about how much money his campaign received from a businessman who also admitted running a "shadow campaign" for Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray. More>>
The U.S. Navy is marking a dark day its recent history by honoring the Washington Navy Yard shooting victims, heroic survivors and community organizations helping to heal the many wounds opened by last September's mass murder in the nation's capital. More>>
A jury decided Friday that D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and the District of Columbia did not discriminate against a former commander when reorganizing the Metropolitan Police Department.
The public is now able to see three new female Asian elephants outside for the first time!
Metro has announced that the Silver Line will open to riders in late July of 2014.
A former District of Columbia police officer accused of serving as a pimp has pleaded guilty to charges including possession of child pornography. More>>
Sometime in the last month, speed cameras started showing up on the shoulder lanes of the interstate freeways that run through the District of Columbia. AAA Mid-Atlantic complained to the city. More>>
The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital says she's not going to persuade voters to support her by debating her opponents. More>>
Starting Friday, police will begin ticketing drivers caught on the district's new speed cameras. The 30-day grace period is over for the 15 new cameras are spread out in three of the city's four quadrants.
Cecil Mills, the elderly man who later died after collapsing across the street from a D.C. fire house, will be honored near his home in northeast.
The defense for D.C. Police Chief Lanier and the District of Columbia rested its case Thursday in the discrimination lawsuit in federal court. More>>
In the last nine days, four different transgender women have been robbed along the D.C.-Prince George's County line. All of them have taken place in the early morning hours and some at gunpoint. So far, two arrests have been made, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the pattern suggests others are involved.
The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first districts in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards. More>>
Severe storms struck our region Wednesday night into Thursday leaving behind downed trees and power outages. Several thousand customers in areas of Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia were in the dark after heavy winds and rain damaged power lines.
A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president. More>>
The teenager accused in the Easter Monday shooting outside of the National Zoo is due in court Thursday. The 14-year-old is accused of opening fire outside of the zoo injuring two other teenagers. More>>
A D.C. police officer accused of pimping young girls out of his Southeast D.C. apartment is facing a new charge -- felony possession of child pornography. More>>
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to move his upcoming trial from Boston, proposing Washington, D.C., as the new location. More>>
The head of the Veterans Affairs went on a field trip Wednesday to the VA hospital in D.C. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson is working to fix what he's called the "unacceptable, systemic problems" veterans across this country face getting medical and mental health treatment.
District of Columbia police say they have found a partially buried body in the back yard of a row house in the Shaw neighborhood where a week-old corpse was discovered in an attic last week. More>>
A grizzly case is unfolding in the district after police investigating a homicide discover a second body. The investigation began on June 12th when a 22-year-old man was found dead in the attic of a home on 8th Street, northwest near the Shaw Metro.
A Navy lieutenant brought some heart and emotion to Nationals Park Tuesday evening hours before the first pitch of Washington’s game against the Houston Astros. More>>
The baseball world is still reeling from the shocking death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn. The longtime San Diego Padres outfielder blamed his longtime habit of chewing tobacco for the oral cancer that killed him. More>>
Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend. More>>
Catholic University assistant coach Jamie Roberts was killed during a cross country charity ride for cancer. FOX 5 spoke to friends who say she was a selfless, caring person. Now others are biking in her honor and a donation fund has been set up to benefit the charity she was riding for.
Monday was the first day of trial for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who is accused of discriminating against a senior level, female, African American police officer. More>>
Police in Washington say a man who died in a fire and explosion at a condominium building intentionally set the blaze and committed suicide. More>>
In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout. More>>
Montgomery County fire officials have a reminder for anybody thinking of swimming in parts of the Potomac River south of Great Falls: it's illegal and dangerous. This new warning comes after a water rescue team plucked four people to safety Monday afternoon. More>>
They make up 99 percent of all known living species, but after this Saturday, invertebrates won't be on display at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. More>>
There is new information in the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills. FOX 5 has learned four members of the 911 dispatch center have been suspended without pay for their role in the delayed response.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday for Washington D.C. and portions of Maryland and Virginia. More>>
A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships. More>>
District of Columbia elections officials are making nominating petitions available for candidates for attorney general. More>>
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Traffic is delayed after a tree crashed onto a car in the northwest. The incident happened on the 4800 block of Cathedral Avenue. Traffic is closed on Cathedral Avenue from Idaho Avenue to New Mexico Avenue. More>>
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12 million people have already done something you might want to consider doing. On Thursday, a leukemia survivor and her donor came to Capitol Hill urging support for the national marrow donor program and registry that brought the two together.
More storms that are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and last until the night is causing a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for a large portion of the D.C. region until midnight.