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  • Airplane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast

    Airplane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:41:46 GMT
    Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assisted the FAA Saturday afternoon with an unresponsive airplane.
    Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assisted the FAA Saturday afternoon with an unresponsive airplane.
  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:55:48 GMT
    Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells.
    Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells.
  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:55:32 GMT
    Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported.Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington.
    Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported.Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington.
  • Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:26:49 GMT
    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church.Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager.
    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church.Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager.
  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:14:22 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled that one unlucky hostess accused of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work and using it to recruit business to another casino cannot contact the gamblers until further notice.
    A federal judge has ruled that one unlucky hostess accused of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work and using it to recruit business to another casino cannot contact the gamblers until further notice.
  • Fire destroys house on estate of late author

    Fire destroys house on estate of late author

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:14:03 GMT
    Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
    Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
  • Epicurience Virginia in Loudoun County this weekend

    Epicurience Virginia in Loudoun County this weekend

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:13:44 GMT
    This weekend, Loudon County is celebrating Virginia with an epic experience. Epicurience Virginia is a weekend full of food and wine all from local farms and vineyards put on but Visit Loudon.
    This weekend, Loudon County is celebrating Virginia with an epic experience. Epicurience Virginia is a weekend full of food and wine all from local farms and vineyards put on but Visit Loudon.
  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:52:07 GMT
    Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough.County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly urge parents to have their children vaccinated.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious.
    Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough.County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly urge parents to have their children vaccinated.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious.
  • National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

    National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:50:15 GMT
    The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall.The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall.The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Iran's president dodges question on held reporter

    Iran's president dodges question on held reporter

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:03:59 GMT
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.In a news conference Saturday, a journalist asked a question that mentioned the detention of journalist Jason Rezaian.
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.In a news conference Saturday, a journalist asked a question that mentioned the detention of journalist Jason Rezaian.
  • Electrical poles fall onto Route 1 in Alexandria

    Electrical poles fall onto Route 1 in Alexandria

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:47:36 GMT
    Electrical poles and power lines crashed down onto busy Route 1 in Alexandria causing power outages and lane closures in the area. This caused a traffic nightmare for many drivers during the evening rush before the holiday weekend.
    Electrical poles and power lines crashed down onto busy Route 1 in Alexandria causing power outages and lane closures in the area. This caused a traffic nightmare for many drivers during the evening rush before the holiday weekend.
  • High 5 Friday Night Game of the Week: W.T. Woodson at Oakton

    High 5 Friday Night Game of the Week: W.T. Woodson at Oakton

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:27 GMT
    FOX 5 is hitting the field as part of our brand new High 5 Friday Game of the Week. Every Friday, we will be at the biggest high school football game of the week and this week's big matchup between W.T. Woodson and Oakton was an instant classic!
    FOX 5 is hitting the field as part of our brand new High 5 Friday Game of the Week. Every Friday, we will be at the biggest high school football game of the week and this week's big matchup between W.T. Woodson and Oakton was an instant classic!
  • Cheers To The Weekend: Georgia Mint Julep -- Derek Brown of the Columbia Room

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:25:31 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Final arguments unfold at McDonnell corruption trial

    Final arguments unfold at McDonnell corruption trial

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:57:28 GMT
    The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter? If so, they could be convicted of bribery and conspiracy and perhaps face decades in prison.
    The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter? If so, they could be convicted of bribery and conspiracy and perhaps face decades in prison.
  • Dog shot in face saved by Montgomery County police officers, animal hospital

    Dog shot in face saved by Montgomery County police officers, animal hospital

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:14:58 GMT
    Montgomery County police officers and a local animal hospital are being credited with saving a dog shot in Wheaton last week.
    Montgomery County police officers and a local animal hospital are being credited with saving a dog shot in Wheaton last week.
  • Redskins make 8 cuts from roster on Friday

    Redskins make 8 cuts from roster on Friday

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:21:45 GMT
    Tress Way is the winner of the Washington Redskins punting competition, at least for now. Way was the only punter left Friday after the Redskins waived Robert Malone, one of eight cuts as the team whittles its roster to the limit of 53 for the regular season.
    Tress Way is the winner of the Washington Redskins punting competition, at least for now. Way was the only punter left Friday after the Redskins waived Robert Malone, one of eight cuts as the team whittles its roster to the limit of 53 for the regular season.
  • Dry, mild summer weather welcome news for Va. wine growers

    Dry, mild summer weather welcome news for Va. wine growers

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:55:05 GMT
    It has been a relatively mild and dry summer and that has been good for us. But what about northern Virginia's wine growers? What are they expecting from this year's harvest?
    It has been a relatively mild and dry summer and that has been good for us. But what about northern Virginia's wine growers? What are they expecting from this year's harvest?
  • Sources: Chris Brown expected to accept plea deal Tuesday

    Sources: Chris Brown expected to accept plea deal Tuesday

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:58 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Surveillance video shows person of interest in Northwest DC sex assault cases

    Surveillance video shows person of interest in Northwest DC sex assault cases

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:13:05 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Metro Transit Police chief urges vigilance

    Metro Transit Police chief urges vigilance

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:26:14 GMT
    Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism.
    Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism.
  • Pilot in Virginia F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

    Pilot in Virginia F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:01:16 GMT
    The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
    The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
  • 35 million Americans to travel Labor Day weekend

    35 million Americans to travel Labor Day weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:26:32 GMT
    AAA estimated about 35 million Americans will take a trip this Labor Day holiday weekend.
    AAA estimated about 35 million Americans will take a trip this Labor Day holiday weekend.
  • Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building

    Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:21:00 GMT
    You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat.
    You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat.
  • Zip Trip: Brookeville

    Zip Trip: Brookeville

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:51:31 GMT
    FOX 5's Holly Morris set off for Brookeville, Maryland for a Labor Day weekend Zip Trip! If you love history - you'll love Brookeville! Brookeville's town commissioner says it's the town that time forgot but history remembers!
    FOX 5's Holly Morris set off for Brookeville, Maryland for a Labor Day weekend Zip Trip! If you love history - you'll love Brookeville! Brookeville's town commissioner says it's the town that time forgot but history remembers!
  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Gaithersburg

    Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Gaithersburg

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:14:46 GMT
    Police say a 17-year-old female was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Montgomery County.
    Police say a 17-year-old female was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Montgomery County.
  • Police investigating possible sighting of Gaithersburg man missing since last week

    Police investigating possible sighting of Gaithersburg man missing since last week

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:51:01 GMT
    Montgomery County search crews are searching for a missing National Institutes of Health scientist who has been missing for over a week.
    Montgomery County search crews are searching for a missing National Institutes of Health scientist who has been missing for over a week.
  • Redskins beat Buccaneers 24-10, finish preseason at 3-1

    Redskins beat Buccaneers 24-10, finish preseason at 3-1

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:02:35 GMT
    Kirk Cousins didn't get a chance to add any fuel to the idea that there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing in Washington. Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested both struggling Robert Griffin III and backup Cousins in Thursday night's 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    Kirk Cousins didn't get a chance to add any fuel to the idea that there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing in Washington. Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested both struggling Robert Griffin III and backup Cousins in Thursday night's 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Police: Man exposed himself in children's section at Barnes and Noble store

    Police: Man exposed himself in children's section at Barnes and Noble store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:44:31 GMT
    Prince William County police are searching for a man who is accused of exposing himself in the children's section of a Barnes and Noble store in Manassas.
    Prince William County police are searching for a man who is accused of exposing himself in the children's section of a Barnes and Noble store in Manassas.
  • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:25:12 GMT
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
  • Rockville man thanks Good Samaritans for saving his life after collapsing while jogging

    Rockville man thanks Good Samaritans for saving his life after collapsing while jogging

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:07:51 GMT
    A Rockville man has a complete stranger and her 9-year-old daughter to thank for saving his life.
    A Rockville man has a complete stranger and her 9-year-old daughter to thank for saving his life.
  • Child falls from 3rd floor apartment window in Silver Spring

    Child falls from 3rd floor apartment window in Silver Spring

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:25:26 GMT
    Fire officials in Montgomery County say a 3-year-old boy has fallen from a third floor apartment window in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.
    Fire officials in Montgomery County say a 3-year-old boy has fallen from a third floor apartment window in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.
  • Art Everywhere US initiative popping up around DC area

    Art Everywhere US initiative popping up around DC area

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:07:49 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Emergency pavement repairs on Connecticut Avenue disrupting rush hour traffic for commuters

    Emergency pavement repairs on Connecticut Avenue disrupting rush hour traffic for commuters

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:25:37 GMT
    If you travel along Connecticut Avenue near East-West Highway give yourself some extra time or find another route. For the next three days emergency pavement repairs are underway during the morning rush hour and most of the afternoon.
    If you travel along Connecticut Avenue near East-West Highway give yourself some extra time or find another route. For the next three days emergency pavement repairs are underway during the morning rush hour and most of the afternoon.
  • 145 arrested at protest outside White House against US deportations

    145 arrested at protest outside White House against US deportations

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:21:33 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Roommate arrested in murder of man whose body was found in bags

    Roommate arrested in murder of man whose body was found in bags

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:45:57 GMT
    Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a man whose body was found in plastic bags at a Laurel apartment complex on Sunday. They say the suspect, 32-year-old Leonel Mejia-Yanes, was the victim's roommate, and they're still searching for a third roommate whom police say was involved in the crime.
    Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a man whose body was found in plastic bags at a Laurel apartment complex on Sunday. They say the suspect, 32-year-old Leonel Mejia-Yanes, was the victim's roommate, and they're still searching for a third roommate whom police say was involved in the crime.
  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:23:00 GMT
    Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year.
    Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year.
  • DC police chief sends surprising response to FOX 5 email request

    DC police chief sends surprising response to FOX 5 email request

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:43:25 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor public corruption trial

    Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor public corruption trial

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:14:57 GMT
    An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
    An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
  • Snyder: Redskins begin planning process for new stadium

    Snyder: Redskins begin planning process for new stadium

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:06:00 GMT
    Even with a stadium that is only 17 years old, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says the organization has already begun meeting with architectural firms to design a new stadium for the team.
    Even with a stadium that is only 17 years old, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says the organization has already begun meeting with architectural firms to design a new stadium for the team.
  • Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:56:19 GMT
    A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Thursday that the search will resume at 8 a.m. for the missing pilot.
    A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Thursday that the search will resume at 8 a.m. for the missing pilot.
  • No charges to be filed against officers who killed Washington Navy Yard gunman

    No charges to be filed against officers who killed Washington Navy Yard gunman

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:45:53 GMT
    No charges will be filed against the officers who killed Washington Navy Yard gunman, Aaron Alexis. The U.S. Attorney's Office made the decision after reviewing reports from several law enforcement agency.
    No charges will be filed against the officers who killed Washington Navy Yard gunman, Aaron Alexis. The U.S. Attorney's Office made the decision after reviewing reports from several law enforcement agency.
  • Friends: Md. teen killed in plane crash was taking part of rushing fraternity

    Friends: Md. teen killed in plane crash was taking part of rushing fraternity

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:44:30 GMT
    There is new information about the plane crash that killed Rockville teenager Abraham Pishevar. The 18-year-old was just beginning his freshman year at Case Western Reserve University. Shortly before the crash, he sent some of his friends a Snapchat message with a photo of the group getting into the plane. The caption read “rush.”
    There is new information about the plane crash that killed Rockville teenager Abraham Pishevar. The 18-year-old was just beginning his freshman year at Case Western Reserve University. Shortly before the crash, he sent some of his friends a Snapchat message with a photo of the group getting into the plane. The caption read “rush.”
  • Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run in Silver Spring

    Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run in Silver Spring

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:51:01 GMT
    A pedestrian has been taken to the hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run in Silver Spring.
    A pedestrian has been taken to the hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run in Silver Spring.
  • Potomac neighborhood fights to stop Pepco tree cutting

    Potomac neighborhood fights to stop Pepco tree cutting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:00:41 GMT
    Pepco is taking aim on a Potomac neighborhood. It plans to cut down more than a hundred trees right out of people's own backyards. Now, neighbors are fighting back against what they say amounts to deforestation.
    Pepco is taking aim on a Potomac neighborhood. It plans to cut down more than a hundred trees right out of people's own backyards. Now, neighbors are fighting back against what they say amounts to deforestation.
  • Defense rests in corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

    Defense rests in corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:07:14 GMT
    Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
    Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
  • DC detectives to be redeployed to street patrol

    DC detectives to be redeployed to street patrol

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:27:26 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Fighter jet crashes in Virginia

    Fighter jet crashes in Virginia

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:55:52 GMT
    An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.
    An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.
  • 25 cities named Winchester in the U.S., and he's been to all of them

    25 cities named Winchester in the U.S., and he's been to all of them

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:26:33 GMT
    Ever wonder how many Winchesters there are in the United States? Pastor Jackie Battles of Winchester, Virginia did, so this summer he decided to ride his motorcycle to all of them!
    Ever wonder how many Winchesters there are in the United States? Pastor Jackie Battles of Winchester, Virginia did, so this summer he decided to ride his motorcycle to all of them!
  • Md. man accused of peeping tom incidents at mall restrooms, Home Depot store

    Md. man accused of peeping tom incidents at mall restrooms, Home Depot store

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:13:22 GMT
    Police have arrested a man they say was involved in multiple peeping tom incidents in men's public restrooms at two area malls and a hardware store.
    Police have arrested a man they say was involved in multiple peeping tom incidents in men's public restrooms at two area malls and a hardware store.
  • Rally for Michael Brown held outside US Department of Justice

    Rally for Michael Brown held outside US Department of Justice

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:47:11 GMT
    Activists are taking the fight for justice for Michael Brown to the streets of D.C. A rally for the unarmed teen killed by police in Missouri is being held outside the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday.
    Activists are taking the fight for justice for Michael Brown to the streets of D.C. A rally for the unarmed teen killed by police in Missouri is being held outside the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday.
  • Soldier who shot self at Va. base had earned medals

    Soldier who shot self at Va. base had earned medals

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:41:07 GMT
    A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist who had earned Army commendation and good conduct medals in the past, the Army said Wednesday.
    A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist who had earned Army commendation and good conduct medals in the past, the Army said Wednesday.
  • Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

    Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:38:47 GMT
    Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little — if any —Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season.
    Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little — if any —Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season.
  • Toddler dies in accidental pool drowning in Woodbridge

    Toddler dies in accidental pool drowning in Woodbridge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:34:29 GMT
    Prince William County police say they're investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge.
    Prince William County police say they're investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge.
  • Arlington Co. police called to diplomat's residence for suspected beating

    Arlington Co. police called to diplomat's residence for suspected beating

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:26:20 GMT
    Arlington County police say the ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.
    Arlington County police say the ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.
  • 18-year-old Manassas man dies swimming in Ocean City

    18-year-old Manassas man dies swimming in Ocean City

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:26:50 GMT
    Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • VIDEO: Metro operator, transit officers pull man from tracks just before train arrives

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:20:29 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Police: Woman strangled 11-year-old girl with belt

    Police: Woman strangled 11-year-old girl with belt

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:58:40 GMT
    Police in Prince William County have arrested a woman who allegedly choked an 11-year-old girl with a belt.
    Police in Prince William County have arrested a woman who allegedly choked an 11-year-old girl with a belt.    
  • Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

    Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:57:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and two residents of Chevy Chase, Maryland, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. It alleges the Purple Line should be rerouted to protect the Rock Creek watershed in Montgomery County. The filing says the area ...
    A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.
  • Hurricane churning up dangerous rip currents

    Hurricane churning up dangerous rip currents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:54:27 GMT
    Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents. While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast, it has been generating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
    Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents. While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast, it has been generating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
  • Rockville teen killed in Ohio plane crash along with 3 others

    Rockville teen killed in Ohio plane crash along with 3 others

    A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.
    A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.
  • Police: Both suspects in custody in McDonald's shooting in Woodbridge

    Police: Both suspects in custody in McDonald's shooting in Woodbridge

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:24:42 GMT
    Prince William County police say they have both suspects believed to be involved in a shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant and a nearby carjacking in custody.
    Prince William County police say they have both suspects believed to be involved in a shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant and a nearby carjacking in custody.
  • Baltimore's first casino opens its doors

    Baltimore's first casino opens its doors

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:08:42 GMT
    Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck.
    Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck.
  • DC police release composite sketch in 3 sexual assaults possibly related

    DC police release composite sketch in 3 sexual assaults possibly related

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:58:01 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • DC residents concerned about proposed expansion of Virginia Ave. train tunnel

    DC residents concerned about proposed expansion of Virginia Ave. train tunnel

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:36:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Capitol Heights home burglary has police looking at surveillance video of Verizon van

    Capitol Heights home burglary has police looking at surveillance video of Verizon van

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:40:59 GMT
    A couple in Capitol Heights say they have circumstantial evidence suggesting their home may have been burglarized by workers with a giant telecommunications company. They say their suspicions are supported by surveillance video, an eyewitness and evidence left behind.
    A couple in Capitol Heights say they have circumstantial evidence suggesting their home may have been burglarized by workers with a giant telecommunications company. They say their suspicions are supported by surveillance video, an eyewitness and evidence left behind.
  • Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:27:07 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.
  • DCPS provides teachers recommendations on how to discuss Michael Brown in the classroom

    DCPS provides teachers recommendations on how to discuss Michael Brown in the classroom

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:11:24 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Redskins' Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension

    Redskins' Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:22:37 GMT
    Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a "legitimate football play" while teammates stood up for him with much stronger words.
    Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a "legitimate football play" while teammates stood up for him with much stronger words.
  • Man shot at McDonald's in Woodbridge; police searching for suspects

    Man shot at McDonald's in Woodbridge; police searching for suspects

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:48:19 GMT
    Prince William County police are still searching for two suspects believed to have been involved in a carjacking and shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant in Woodbridge on Monday night.
    Prince William County police are still searching for two suspects believed to have been involved in a carjacking and shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant in Woodbridge on Monday night.
  • RG3, Redskins' starters won't play Thursday

    RG3, Redskins' starters won't play Thursday

    Robert Griffin III will get to sit out the final preseason game after all. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he will rest his starters Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    Robert Griffin III will get to sit out the final preseason game after all. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he will rest his starters Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Shooting in Southeast DC sends 1 to hospital

    Shooting in Southeast DC sends 1 to hospital

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:19:51 GMT
    Police are investigating a shooting in Southeast D.C. that has sent one person to the hospital.
    Police are investigating a shooting in Southeast D.C. that has sent one person to the hospital.
  • Neighborhood residents say children pooping, peeing in public at Arlington park

    Neighborhood residents say children pooping, peeing in public at Arlington park

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:12:47 GMT
    Residents say they are seeing a problem of kids are reportedly peeing and pooping at Penrose Park in Arlington.
    Residents say they are seeing a problem of kids are reportedly peeing and pooping at Penrose Park in Arlington.
  • First day back to school for Prince George's County students

    First day back to school for Prince George's County students

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:43:53 GMT
    Some students already are getting into the swing of things, but for those in Prince George's County, Tuesday is their first day back to school.
    Some students already are getting into the swing of things, but for those in Prince George's County, Tuesday is their first day back to school.
  • Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018

    Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:37:47 GMT
    Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018:
    Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018:
  • Front Royal repeals ban on fortune telling, tarot readings

    Front Royal repeals ban on fortune telling, tarot readings

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:48:33 GMT
    Magic arts in Front Royal is now being allowed. Those who want to practice anything from tarot readings to being a medium can set up shop in city limits. But some say this vote is unfair and it will now open the small town up to crime.
    Magic arts in Front Royal is now being allowed. Those who want to practice anything from tarot readings to being a medium can set up shop in city limits. But some say this vote is unfair and it will now open the small town up to crime.
  • Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors at corruption trial

    Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors at corruption trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:00:57 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.
  • Redskins S Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games

    Redskins S Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:52:40 GMT
    The NFL once again has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for his latest blow to the head of an opponent, which the league said is his sixth violation of player safety rules.
    The NFL once again has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for his latest blow to the head of an opponent, which the league said is his sixth violation of player safety rules.
  • Popular 6-year-old theater critic never gives a bad review

    Popular 6-year-old theater critic never gives a bad review

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:32:56 GMT
    He is a theater critic that is keeping it positive. The actors love him because he rarely says anything bad!
    He is a theater critic that is keeping it positive. The actors love him because he rarely says anything bad!
  • 2 stabbed outside Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest DC

    2 stabbed outside Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest DC

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:24:31 GMT
    Authorities say two people were stabbed Monday afternoon outside of Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest D.C.
    Authorities say two people were stabbed Monday afternoon outside of Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest D.C.
  • Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:20:44 GMT
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee in Va.

    Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee in Va.

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:59:23 GMT
    An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, authorities said.
    An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, authorities said.
  • Redskins' RGIII might play in preseason finale against Buccaneers

    Redskins' RGIII might play in preseason finale against Buccaneers

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:58:23 GMT
    A possible change of plans for Robert Griffin III: He might play in the final preseason game after all.
    A possible change of plans for Robert Griffin III: He might play in the final preseason game after all.
  • Police canvassing Laurel neighborhood for new info on murder of man found in bags

    Police canvassing Laurel neighborhood for new info on murder of man found in bags

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:54:36 GMT
    Prince George's County police are canvassing a Laurel neighborhood while passing out flyers to residents in an attempt to find new information on who killed a man and stuffed his body parts in plastic bags that were left at an apartment complex.
    Prince George's County police are canvassing a Laurel neighborhood while passing out flyers to residents in an attempt to find new information on who killed a man and stuffed his body parts in plastic bags that were left at an apartment complex.
  • Doctors use new approach to help boy born with rare heart defects

    Doctors use new approach to help boy born with rare heart defects

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:34:58 GMT
    Noah Smith found out early on that everyone can use a little superhero power sometimes. When his mom was 22 weeks pregnant, doctors spotted a hole in Noah's heart. He would need surgery as soon as he was born to fix it-- but that wasn't the only challenge he'd have to face.
    Noah Smith found out early on that everyone can use a little superhero power sometimes. When his mom was 22 weeks pregnant, doctors spotted a hole in Noah's heart. He would need surgery as soon as he was born to fix it-- but that wasn't the only challenge he'd have to face.
  • Two sisters reported missing in Woodbridge found safe

    Two sisters reported missing in Woodbridge found safe

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:59:00 GMT
    Prince William County police say two sisters reported missing earlier this morning from their Woodbridge home have been found safe.
    Prince William County police say two sisters reported missing earlier this morning from their Woodbridge home have been found safe.
  • More than 30 cattle stolen from a farm

    More than 30 cattle stolen from a farm

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:38:28 GMT
    More than 30 cattle were stolen from a Pennsylvania family's farm.
    More than 30 cattle were stolen from a Pennsylvania family's farm.
  • Police: Three sex assaults reported in DC may be related

    Police: Three sex assaults reported in DC may be related

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:41:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Kids head back to class in many DC area school districts

    Kids head back to class in many DC area school districts

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:38:16 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • The Fitz File: August 25, 2014

    The Fitz File: August 25, 2014

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-25 11:56:35 GMT
    Today is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year.
    Today is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year.
  • Body found in two bags in Laurel

    Body found in two bags in Laurel

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:39:00 GMT
    Police in Prince George's County are investigating after a body was found in two bags in Laurel.
    Police in Prince George's County are investigating after a body was found in two bags in Laurel.
  • Police investigating Oxon Hill homicide

    Police investigating Oxon Hill homicide

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:43:01 GMT
    Police in Prince George's County are investigating a murder in Oxon Hill, and investigators don't believe it was a random crime.
    Police in Prince George's County are investigating a murder in Oxon Hill, and investigators don't believe it was a random crime.
  • Morgan State University football player dies

    Morgan State University football player dies

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:36:07 GMT
    Morgan State University says a football player who was hospitalized following a workout has died.Television station WBFF-TV (http://bit.ly/1t4HSVZ ) reports 18-year-old Marquese Meadow died Sunday.
    Morgan State University says a football player who was hospitalized following a workout has died.Television station WBFF-TV (http://bit.ly/1t4HSVZ ) reports 18-year-old Marquese Meadow died Sunday.
  • Man walks from Deep Creek Lake to Ocean City, MD

    Man walks from Deep Creek Lake to Ocean City, MD

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:52:14 GMT
    A man walked and biked over 300 miles across Maryland to raise money for kids with cancer.
    A man walked and biked over 300 miles across Maryland to raise money for kids with cancer.
  • Car goes into Potomac River, body recovered

    Car goes into Potomac River, body recovered

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:51:48 GMT
    Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial Parkway apparently left the road and plunged into the river.
    Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial Parkway apparently left the road and plunged into the river.
  • Metroway bus service debuts in Va.

    Metroway bus service debuts in Va.

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:51:03 GMT
    Traveling to places between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations has gotten a little easier. A new Metro service called Metroway debuts Sunday
    Traveling to places between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations has gotten a little easier. A new Metro service called Metroway debuts Sunday
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:50:40 GMT
    A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.
    A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.
  • Chris Brown's awards party ends with 3 people shot, including Suge Knight

    Chris Brown's awards party ends with 3 people shot, including Suge Knight

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:45:21 GMT
    Shots rang out at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown last night which allegedly resulted in record exec Suge Knight being shot.
    Shots rang out at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown last night which allegedly resulted in record exec Suge Knight being shot.
  • 1 injured after small plane crashes in Md.

    1 injured after small plane crashes in Md.

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:49:14 GMT
    The pilot of a small airplane has been seriously injured after crashing while taking off at a Montgomery County airport.
    The pilot of a small airplane has been seriously injured after crashing while taking off at a Montgomery County airport.
  • 3 arrested in utility pole thefts

    3 arrested in utility pole thefts

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:48:36 GMT
    Police in Montgomery County have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, and charged them with stealing utility poles worth approximately $25,000.
    Police in Montgomery County have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, and charged them with stealing utility poles worth approximately $25,000.
  • 1 injured in machete attack in Md.

    1 injured in machete attack in Md.

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:22:07 GMT
    Baltimore County Police say they're investigating after a man was attacked with a machete in the parking lot of a grocery store.
    Baltimore County Police say they're investigating after a man was attacked with a machete in the parking lot of a grocery store.
  • National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday

    National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday

    The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
    The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
  • DC holding school beautification day

    DC holding school beautification day

    Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class.
    Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class.
  • Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday

    Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:18 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Police arrest six suspects in connection to Manassas murder

    Police arrest six suspects in connection to Manassas murder

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:07:56 GMT
    Police in Manassas have arrested all six of the suspects they were searching for in connection to the murder of a 26-year-old man found wrapped in carpet near a dumpster last weekend. 
    Police in Manassas have arrested all six of the suspects they were searching for in connection to the murder of a 26-year-old man found wrapped in carpet near a dumpster last weekend. 
  • Double amputee pushes her limits with donated prosthetics

    Double amputee pushes her limits with donated prosthetics

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:07:27 GMT
    A 23-year-old college student made the difficult decision to have her legs amputated in order to improve her quality of life.  Now, she's thanking a Leesburg scientist whom she met online for a new lease on life that took her from the wheelchair to living the way she's always dreamed she would.
    A 23-year-old college student made the difficult decision to have her legs amputated in order to improve her quality of life.  Now, she's thanking a Leesburg scientist whom she met online for a new lease on life that took her from the wheelchair to living the way she's always dreamed she would.
  • Nats hang with big fans at Children's National

    Nats hang with big fans at Children's National

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:49:02 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Police worried missing teen cases may be related

    Police worried missing teen cases may be related

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:16:16 GMT
    A missing person mystery is unfolding in northeast Maryland. Two teens disappeared during the same 24-hour period in Cecil County, but police are worried that the cases might be related.
    A missing person mystery is unfolding in northeast Maryland. Two teens disappeared during the same 24-hour period in Cecil County, but police are worried that the cases might be related.
  • Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:33:08 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he knows in his heart he's innocent of the federal corruption charges he's facing.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he knows in his heart he's innocent of the federal corruption charges he's facing.
  • Md. police union makes donation to Darren Wilson fund

    Md. police union makes donation to Darren Wilson fund

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:21:45 GMT
    Online support for the Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown is growing. The online crowd-funding site Go Fund Me has been used by supporters to collect more than $250,000 in four days for Officer Darren Wilson, and one of the biggest donations of all came from a Maryland police union.
    Online support for the Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown is growing. The online crowd-funding site Go Fund Me has been used by supporters to collect more than $250,000 in four days for Officer Darren Wilson, and one of the biggest donations of all came from a Maryland police union.
  • Mayor evicted from city hall office moves into tent

    Mayor evicted from city hall office moves into tent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:12:31 GMT
    The mayor of a Maryland town who was ordered to move out of his city hall office has come up with another place to work. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant has set up shop on the front lawn outside city hall instead.
    The mayor of a Maryland town who was ordered to move out of his city hall office has come up with another place to work. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant has set up shop on the front lawn outside city hall instead.
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use the term "Redskins"

    Washington Post editorials will no longer use the term "Redskins"

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:26:45 GMT
    The Washington Post will no longer use the word "Redskins" in its editorials, the newspaper announced Friday. In an editorial posted on their website, the editorial board says it will no longer use what they refer to as a "slur."
    The Washington Post will no longer use the word "Redskins" in its editorials, the newspaper announced Friday. In an editorial posted on their website, the editorial board says it will no longer use what they refer to as a "slur."
  • Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota

    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.
    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.
  • DC unveils Chuck Brown Memorial Park

    DC unveils Chuck Brown Memorial Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:28:01 GMT
    A tribute to the District of Columbia's Godfather of Go-Go is being unveiled. District officials on Friday are formally opening the $1.8 million Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
    A tribute to the District of Columbia's Godfather of Go-Go is being unveiled. District officials on Friday are formally opening the $1.8 million Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
  • Prince George's Co. tests cameras on school bus arms to bust drivers who don't stop

    Prince George's Co. tests cameras on school bus arms to bust drivers who don't stop

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:33:55 GMT
    Prince George's County school officials say they're fed up with drivers putting the lives of kids in danger, so they're doing something about it. Just in time for the start of the new school year, they're kicking off a new program to ticket drivers who don't stop for school buses.
    Prince George's County school officials say they're fed up with drivers putting the lives of kids in danger, so they're doing something about it. Just in time for the start of the new school year, they're kicking off a new program to ticket drivers who don't stop for school buses.
  • Southeast D.C. residents take a stand against increased violence

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:58:25 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Mendelson says he will appeal D.C. gun carry ruling

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:28:01 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

    Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

    Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona...
    Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona...
  • DC fire chief says firefighters deserve tougher discipline

    DC fire chief says firefighters deserve tougher discipline

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:37:40 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

    Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

    Montgomery County Police have charged an Olney landlord with hiring a man to scare tenants into leaving their apartment.
    Montgomery County Police have charged an Olney landlord with hiring a man to scare tenants into leaving their apartment.
  • Man indicted in $1M online romance scam

    Man indicted in $1M online romance scam

    A Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them.
    A Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them.
  • Woman delivers infant along I-66 in Arlington

    Woman delivers infant along I-66 in Arlington

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:40:39 GMT
    Fire officials say a woman gave birth to a baby girl in a car along eastbound Interstate 66 in Arlington. Arlington County Fire Department Capt. Bill Shelton says crews were called to the highway around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
    Fire officials say a woman gave birth to a baby girl in a car along eastbound Interstate 66 in Arlington. Arlington County Fire Department Capt. Bill Shelton says crews were called to the highway around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:54:06 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.
  • Police: Gunman kills man, shoots self in Laurel

    Police: Gunman kills man, shoots self in Laurel

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:58:16 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded himself after fatally shooting another man in Laurel. Anne Arundel County police say fatal shooting and apparent suicide attempt were domestic in nature.
    Police say a man fatally shot a man who was dating his estranged wife before shooting and wounding himself in Laurel.
  • Smith Auer Band, formed by local marines, playing shows with country superstars

    Smith Auer Band, formed by local marines, playing shows with country superstars

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:15:42 GMT
    After years of singing along with their favorite country bands, two local marines have made it onto the big stage. Captain Matt Smith and Captain John Ed Auer, both stationed at 8th and I Marine Corps Barracks, formed a country band after finding the music helped them pass the time while deployed.
    After years of singing along with their favorite country bands, two local marines have made it onto the big stage. Captain Matt Smith and Captain John Ed Auer, both stationed at 8th and I Marine Corps Barracks, formed a country band after finding the music helped them pass the time while deployed.
  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Toll lanes to be converted on Dulles road

    Toll lanes to be converted on Dulles road

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:17:15 GMT
    Drivers who don't have E-ZPass will soon have fewer toll lanes to choose from in the Dulles Toll Road. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the road, announced Wednesday that it will convert 19 lanes into "E-ZPass only" lanes.
    Drivers who don't have E-ZPass will soon have fewer toll lanes to choose from in the Dulles Toll Road. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the road, announced Wednesday that it will convert 19 lanes into "E-ZPass only" lanes.
  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:03:24 GMT
    The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court.
    The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court.
  • Prince George's Co. firefighter named National Firefighter of the Year

    Prince George's Co. firefighter named National Firefighter of the Year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:54:41 GMT
    A Prince George's County firefighter was recognized with a very special honor. She's been named National Firefighter of the Year!
    A Prince George's County firefighter was recognized with a very special honor. She's been named National Firefighter of the Year!
  • Hornet sting claims life of Fairfax Co. mom

    Hornet sting claims life of Fairfax Co. mom

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:52 GMT
    A road manager for the rock band the Foo Fighters just lost his wife, and he's talking about what happened in hopes it will help save someone else. The mother of his children was stung by a white faced hornet, and it took her life.
    A road manager for the rock band the Foo Fighters just lost his wife, and he's talking about what happened in hopes it will help save someone else. The mother of his children was stung by a white faced hornet, and it took her life.
  • SUV crashes through Rockville office building

    SUV crashes through Rockville office building

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:41:43 GMT
    Authorities say a 60-year-old driver crashed her SUV through a medical office building in Rockville Tuesday afternoon, nearly missing employees inside. 
    Authorities say a 60-year-old driver crashed her SUV through a medical office building in Rockville Tuesday afternoon, nearly missing employees inside. 
  • Teen surprises Va. emergency crews, family who saved his life

    Teen surprises Va. emergency crews, family who saved his life

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:17:40 GMT
    It was an emotional meet-and-greet Wednesday between 16-year-old Jake Starrett, his family, and the group of people who came together on July 26 to save his life.
    It was an emotional meet-and-greet Wednesday between 16-year-old Jake Starrett, his family, and the group of people who came together on July 26 to save his life.
  • Metro pays $4.2 million to settle lawsuit

    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.
    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.
  • Ex-Virginia governor testifies in his corruption trial

    Ex-Virginia governor testifies in his corruption trial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:49:21 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is telling jurors that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker did not get any special treatment from his administration.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is telling jurors that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker did not get any special treatment from his administration.
  • Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

    Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:40 GMT
    Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
      
    Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
      
  • Funeral for 3-year-old girl, shot and killed in Landover

    Funeral for 3-year-old girl, shot and killed in Landover

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:54:10 GMT
    A community came together Wednesday to remember an innocent 3-year-old who died as the result of a petty argument. Police say Knijah Bibb was shot and killed by a bullet meant for someone else, and while friends and family said their goodbyes, police said they won't give up the search for her killer. 
    A community came together Wednesday to remember an innocent 3-year-old who died as the result of a petty argument. Police say Knijah Bibb was shot and killed by a bullet meant for someone else, and while friends and family said their goodbyes, police said they won't give up the search for her killer. 
  • Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

    Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:45:04 GMT
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.
  • Naked man on motorcycle crashes into vehicles; faces charges including DUI

    Naked man on motorcycle crashes into vehicles; faces charges including DUI

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:08:38 GMT
    A naked man operating a motorcycle struck two vehicles and then fled into a wooded area, police say. The incident happened Friday around 9:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of S. Barton Street.
    A naked man operating a motorcycle struck two vehicles and then fled into a wooded area, police say. The incident happened Friday around 9:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of S. Barton Street.
  • Former Va. governor's finances examined at trial

    Former Va. governor's finances examined at trial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:58:35 GMT
    A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.
    A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.
  • D.C. Police Union endorses Catania for mayor

    D.C. Police Union endorses Catania for mayor

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:50:01 GMT
    The D.C. Police Union announced Tuesday evening that it will endorse Council member David Catania for mayor. 
    The D.C. Police Union announced Tuesday evening that it will endorse Council member David Catania for mayor. 
  • Arrest made in Prince George's Co. mother's murder

    Arrest made in Prince George's Co. mother's murder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:06:30 GMT
    Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a mother found dead in her home on Monday.  Investigators say 39-year-old Tor Chiumba Campbell of Greenbelt killed 36-year-old Shauntelle Marie Lewis.
    Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a mother found dead in her home on Monday.  Investigators say 39-year-old Tor Chiumba Campbell of Greenbelt killed 36-year-old Shauntelle Marie Lewis.
  • Pay It Forward: Jesse's Bags

    Pay It Forward: Jesse's Bags

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:59:31 GMT
    It's tough not to spend a ton on school supplies these days, but one northern Virginia mother is trying to help ease that burden for other families.  From new clothes to new shoes to new backpacks, and the supplies that go in them, Sherry Robinson is doing what she can—and teaching a lesson in the process.
    It's tough not to spend a ton on school supplies these days, but one northern Virginia mother is trying to help ease that burden for other families.  From new clothes to new shoes to new backpacks, and the supplies that go in them, Sherry Robinson is doing what she can—and teaching a lesson in the process.
  • Police: Woman called 911, reported robbery after drug deal went wrong

    Police: Woman called 911, reported robbery after drug deal went wrong

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:00:21 GMT
    Prince William County police say a woman who called 911 to report a robbery ended up behind bars herself. Investigators say the money 19-year-old Amanda Twomey reported stolen was cash she gave to the suspect in exchange for marijuana—which he never produced.
    Prince William County police say a woman who called 911 to report a robbery ended up behind bars herself. Investigators say the money 19-year-old Amanda Twomey reported stolen was cash she gave to the suspect in exchange for marijuana—which he never produced.
  • With text messages, ex-governor's lawyers try to show wife had key relationship with businessman

    With text messages, ex-governor's lawyers try to show wife had key relationship with businessman

    Jurors at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife have been shown text messages in which the onetime first lady takes exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman...
    Jurors at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife have been shown text messages in which the onetime first lady takes exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose...
  • IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

    IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

    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.
    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.
  • Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:50:57 GMT
    The Hands up, don't shoot protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
    The Hands up, don't shoot protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
  • TSA agents trained to recognize identification from Washington, D.C.

    TSA agents trained to recognize identification from Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:45:48 GMT
    TSA agents will now be trained to recognize valid forms of identification from Washington, D.C.
    TSA agents will now be trained to recognize valid forms of identification from Washington, D.C.
  • New numbers show DC still city of transplants

    New numbers show DC still city of transplants

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:23:57 GMT
    It's no secret that D.C. is home to a lot of transplants. But apparently, it's also home to a lot of New Yorkers. That's according to recent Census data compiled by the New York Times.
    It's no secret that D.C. is home to a lot of transplants. But apparently, it's also home to a lot of New Yorkers. That's according to recent Census data compiled by the New York Times.
  • Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:55:27 GMT
    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended target. Manziel's latest hand gesture was one of many lowlights for the Browns in a 24-23 Monday night loss that did little to make coach Mike Pettine's decision any easier when it comes to selecting a Week 1 starter. If the choice is based solely on num...
    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended target. Manziel's latest hand gesture was one of many lowlights for the Browns in a 24-23 Monday night loss that did little to make coach Mike Pettine's decision any easier when it comes to selecting a Week 1 starter. If the choice is based solely on num...
  • Driver killed after private ambulance crashes

    Driver killed after private ambulance crashes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:04:46 GMT
    Prince George's County police say the driver of a privately owned ambulance was killed after the vehicle struck a pole and a tree. The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday in Accokeek.
    Prince George's County police say the driver of a privately owned ambulance was killed after the vehicle struck a pole and a tree. The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday in Accokeek.
  • Defense continues in ex-Virginia governor trial

    Defense continues in ex-Virginia governor trial

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:01:33 GMT
    The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell's attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week.
    The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell's attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week.
  • Manziel struggles in Browns' loss to Redskins

    Manziel struggles in Browns' loss to Redskins

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:35:52 GMT
    Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer didn't make Mike Pettine's decision any easier. Good luck picking a starting quarterback after this mess, Coach.
    Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer didn't make Mike Pettine's decision any easier. Good luck picking a starting quarterback after this mess, Coach.
  • DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

    DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:26:54 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Police: Woman found dead in Landover apartment

    Police: Woman found dead in Landover apartment

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:25:26 GMT
    Police say a woman in her mid-30's was found dead in an apartment in Prince George's County Monday. Officers say the woman was found in an apartment on the 6800 block of West Forest Road at around 9:00 a.m.
    Police say a young mother was found dead in her Prince George's County apartment on Monday.  Police are now searching for her killer.
  • Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

    Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

    The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
  • Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

    Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

    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...
    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...
  • Police: Father shot 3-year-old in head, slashed her throat

    Police: Father shot 3-year-old in head, slashed her throat

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:06:46 GMT
    The murder of a 3-year-old girl at the hands of her own father left many stunned over the weekend. On Monday, Prince George's County police said Frederick Miller shot his daughter in the head before being shot and killed by police, but it's not clear why Miller abducted his daughter.
    The murder of a 3-year-old girl at the hands of her own father left many stunned over the weekend. On Monday, Prince George's County police said Frederick Miller shot his daughter in the head before being shot and killed by police, but it's not clear why Miller abducted his daughter.
  • Amid 3-year-old's death, leaders call for end to domestic violence

    Amid 3-year-old's death, leaders call for end to domestic violence

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:03:16 GMT
    The murder of the young Maryland girl on Saturday left many shaken.  In Prince George's County alone, homicides connected to domestic violence are up, and law enforcement and religious leaders came together Monday to say it must stop. 
    The murder of the young Maryland girl on Saturday left many shaken.  In Prince George's County alone, homicides connected to domestic violence are up, and law enforcement and religious leaders came together Monday to say it must stop. 
  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite.
    The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite.
  • Phil Simms considers not using 'Redskins' on TV

    Phil Simms considers not using 'Redskins' on TV

    CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month.
    CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month.
  • Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old

    Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:54:37 GMT
    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!
    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!
  • Police ID man killed during shootout in MD

    Police ID man killed during shootout in MD

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:41:00 GMT
    Prince George's County police are identifying a man who was killed in a shootout with officers saying he's responsible for killing a 3-year-old with him.
    Prince George's County police are identifying a man who was killed in a shootout with officers saying he's responsible for killing a 3-year-old with him.
  • Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA

    Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:39:30 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Monday marks first day of school in some areas of Virginia

    Monday marks first day of school in some areas of Virginia

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:39:00 GMT
    Monday is the first day of school in Culpeper and Fauquier counties in Virginia. More systems will follow next week. FOX 5 has some guidelines to follow when choosing school backpacks that seem to get more loaded each year!
    Monday is the first day of school in Culpeper and Fauquier counties in Virginia. More systems will follow next week. FOX 5 has some guidelines to follow when choosing school backpacks that seem to get more loaded each year!
  • Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:30:15 GMT
    The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
    The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
  • Police search for woman missing from group home

    Police search for woman missing from group home

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-18 09:34:02 GMT
    Police need your help locating this woman: Evi Yancey. She disappeared from a group home on Bel Pre Road in Rockville around noon on Sunday. Yancey was last seen wearing a purple tank top, blue jeans, and black flip flops.
    Police need your help locating this woman: Evi Yancey. She disappeared from a group home on Bel Pre Road in Rockville around noon on Sunday. Yancey was last seen wearing a purple tank top, blue jeans, and black flip flops.
  • Ocean City death no longer believed suspicious

    Ocean City death no longer believed suspicious

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:04:19 GMT
    Ocean City police say the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a hotel room is no longer considered suspicious after an autopsy.Police said in a news release Sunday that the results of the autopsy are still pending.
    Ocean City police say the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a hotel room is no longer considered suspicious after an autopsy.Police said in a news release Sunday that the results of the autopsy are still pending.
  • Body found wrapped in carpet in Manassas, VA

    Body found wrapped in carpet in Manassas, VA

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:01:42 GMT
    The body of a man was found wrapped in a carpet and left near a Dumpster in Manassas, VA.
    The body of a man was found wrapped in a carpet and left near a Dumpster in Manassas, VA.
  • Officer struck, suspect shot in Frederick, Maryland

    Officer struck, suspect shot in Frederick, Maryland

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:35:33 GMT
    Late Saturday night, the Frederick, MD Police Department says an officer shot a suspect after the suspect hit the officer.
    Late Saturday night, the Frederick, MD Police Department says an officer shot a suspect after the suspect hit the officer.
  • Girl, 3, and suspect killed during shootout with MD police

    Girl, 3, and suspect killed during shootout with MD police

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:15:41 GMT
    Prince George's County police say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was riding in a car with a man who got into a shootout with police.Police reported late Saturday afternoon that the girl had died of her injuries.
    Prince George's County police say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was riding in a car with a man who got into a shootout with police.Police reported late Saturday afternoon that the girl had died of her injuries.
  • Young girl dies during shootout with MD police

    Young girl dies during shootout with MD police

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:00:47 GMT
    Prince George's County police say a young girl was gravely wounded after a man got into a shootout with police.The man was fatally shot by police while inside a vehicle in Temple Hills on Saturday afternoon.
    Prince George's County police say a young girl was gravely wounded after a man got into a shootout with police.The man was fatally shot by police while inside a vehicle in Temple Hills on Saturday afternoon.
  • Man arrested, another sought in shooting of 6

    Man arrested, another sought in shooting of 6

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:12:45 GMT
    D.C. police have arrested one man and are seeking another in the shooting of six people near Nationals Park .Police say 21-year-old Leonard Johnson of southeast Washington was arrested on Friday afternoon. He's charged with assault with intent to kill while armed in the shooting, which occurred early last Sunday morning on MN Street, Southwest.
    D.C. police have arrested one man and are seeking another in the shooting of six people near Nationals Park .Police say 21-year-old Leonard Johnson of southeast Washington was arrested on Friday afternoon. He's charged with assault with intent to kill while armed in the shooting, which occurred early last Sunday morning on MN Street, Southwest.
  • Man's death in Ocean City called suspicious

    Man's death in Ocean City called suspicious

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:54:19 GMT
    Ocean City police are investigating what they call the suspicious death of a man who was found unresponsive in a hotel room.Police say in a news release that officers were called to the hotel early Saturday morning for a report of an unconscious and unresponsive person.
    Ocean City police are investigating what they call the suspicious death of a man who was found unresponsive in a hotel room.Police say in a news release that officers were called to the hotel early Saturday morning for a report of an unconscious and unresponsive person.
  • Accident closes one span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

    Accident closes one span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-16 16:53:05 GMT
    An accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has closed one span of the bridge.
    An accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has closed one span of the bridge.
  • 3 people dead in District Heights in apparent murder-suicide

    3 people dead in District Heights in apparent murder-suicide

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-16 13:28:53 GMT
    Prince George's County police say one man and two women are dead in an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide at a townhouse in District Heights.
    Prince George's County police say one man and two women are dead in an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide at a townhouse in District Heights.
  • Candlelight vigil held to remember 3-year-old Knijah Bibb

    Candlelight vigil held to remember 3-year-old Knijah Bibb

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:58:41 GMT
    It was an emotional vigil Friday night for a 3-year old shot and killed while she was playing in a room at a Landover, Md., home. Several hundred people came to Northwest D.C. to where her family lives.
    It was an emotional vigil Friday night for a 3-year old shot and killed while she was playing in a room at a Landover, Md., home. Several hundred people came to Northwest D.C. to where her family lives.
  • DC teens attacked on street by 2 dogs

    DC teens attacked on street by 2 dogs

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:48:00 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Howard University students describe the making of their hands up solidarity viral photo

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

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:17:48 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Water main break floods homes, buckles road in Capitol Heights

    Water main break floods homes, buckles road in Capitol Heights

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:48:51 GMT
    A broken water main is flooding homes and creating a gaping hole in the road in a Maryland neighborhood.
    A broken water main is flooding homes and creating a gaping hole in the road in a Maryland neighborhood.
  • Al-Qaida urges abducted Md. man's family to press US for prisoner exchange

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

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:06:22 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Judge denies McDonnells' request to dismiss case

    Judge denies McDonnells' request to dismiss case

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:53:16 GMT
    A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
    A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
  • 2-year-old's fight for life will inspire you

    2-year-old's fight for life will inspire you

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:58:51 GMT
    If you need a little inspiration to get through whatever challenge you might be facing, here it is.  He's not even 3 years old, but a Maryland boy has already learned a very important lesson in his young life: never give up. 
    If you need a little inspiration to get through whatever challenge you might be facing, here it is.  He's not even 3 years old, but a Maryland boy has already learned a very important lesson in his young life: never give up. 
  • Commission lifts water advisory in Prince George's

    Commission lifts water advisory in Prince George's

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:18:17 GMT
    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has lifted a precautionary boil-water advisory for southern Prince George's County. The advisory was lifted at 12:40 a.m. Friday.
    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has lifted a precautionary boil-water advisory for southern Prince George's County. The advisory was lifted at 12:40 a.m. Friday.
  • Metro Blue Line service restored

    Metro Blue Line service restored

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:05:04 GMT
    Blue Line service has been restored in both directions after rail problems caused a suspension in service Friday morning.
    Blue Line service has been restored in both directions after rail problems caused a suspension in service Friday morning.
  • Theater pays tribute to Robin Williams with movie marathon

    Theater pays tribute to Robin Williams with movie marathon

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:39:28 GMT
    A local movie theater is paying tribute to actor Robin Williams. Starting Friday, you can catch "Good Will Hunting", "The Birdcage", and "The Fisher King" at West End Cinema.
    A local movie theater is paying tribute to actor Robin Williams. Starting Friday, you can catch "Good Will Hunting", "The Birdcage", and "The Fisher King" at West End Cinema.
  • Surveillance video captures robbery

    Surveillance video captures robbery

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:28:47 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Fire burns home in Takoma Park

    Fire burns home in Takoma Park

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:22:09 GMT
    Fire burned a house fire on Kansas Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland Friday. Fire crews are on the scene quickly placed the fire under control.
    Fire burned a house fire on Kansas Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland Friday. Fire crews are on the scene quickly placed the fire under control.
  • Gaithersburg fire appears to have started in garage

    Gaithersburg fire appears to have started in garage

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:09:37 GMT
    A late night house fire in Gaithersburg appears to have been started in the garage. Flames engulfed a home on Warfield Drive. Firefighters say two adults in the home suffered burns and were taken to a hospital for treatment. There is no word on the conditions of the victims.
    A late night house fire in Gaithersburg appears to have been started in the garage. Flames engulfed a home on Warfield Drive. Firefighters say two adults in the home suffered burns and were taken to a hospital for treatment. There is no word on the conditions of the victims.
  • Neighbors help 2 residents escape large house fire in Laytonsville

    Neighbors help 2 residents escape large house fire in Laytonsville

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:08:46 GMT
    Montgomery County fire officials say neighbors helped two people, one of them in a wheelchair, to escape a large house fire at their Laytonsville home Thursday night.
    Montgomery County fire officials say neighbors helped two people, one of them in a wheelchair, to escape a large house fire at their Laytonsville home Thursday night.
  • Rallies in DC honor Michael Brown, people who died at hands of police

    Rallies in DC honor Michael Brown, people who died at hands of police

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:16:33 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 2 workers rescued after being trapped in trench in Potomac

    2 workers rescued after being trapped in trench in Potomac

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:07:34 GMT
    Technical rescue crews have pulled out two workers who were trapped in a trench in Potomac.
    Technical rescue crews have pulled out two workers who were trapped in a trench in Potomac.
  • Slain Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery

    Slain Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:53:34 GMT
    The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony attended by his family and platoons of fellow warriors.
    The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony attended by his family and platoons of fellow warriors.
  • Man arrested in 3-year-old's murder, but search continues for shooter

    Man arrested in 3-year-old's murder, but search continues for shooter

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:08:14 GMT
    Prince George's County police say they have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a 3-year-old girl last weekend, but they are still actively searching for the alleged shooter.
    Prince George's County police say they have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a 3-year-old girl last weekend, but they are still actively searching for the alleged shooter.
  • UMd. student found not guilty of sexually assaulting woman at Jiffy Lube Live

    UMd. student found not guilty of sexually assaulting woman at Jiffy Lube Live

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:19:59 GMT
    A University of Maryland student has been found not guilty on charges of assaulting a woman during a concert at Jiffy Lube Live. The defense is crediting three witnesses unknown to the victim or suspect who came forward after seeing the story on FOX 5.
    A University of Maryland student has been found not guilty on charges of assaulting a woman during a concert at Jiffy Lube Live. The defense is crediting three witnesses unknown to the victim or suspect who came forward after seeing the story on FOX 5.
  • Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space

    Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:19:29 GMT
    A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent.
    A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent.
  • Former Md. church youth leader gets 40 years

    Former Md. church youth leader gets 40 years

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:18:58 GMT
    A Las Vegas man convicted of sexually abusing boys while he was a youth leader at a church in Maryland in the 1980s has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
    A Las Vegas man convicted of sexually abusing boys while he was a youth leader at a church in Maryland in the 1980s has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
  • Md. musician prized guitars go missing after falling out of trunk of vehicle

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

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:17:56 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

    Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:55:02 GMT
    Appealing for "peace and calm," President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer. At the same time, he said there was no excuse for violence against police.
    Appealing for "peace and calm," President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer. At the same time, he said there was no excuse for violence against police.
  • Prosecutors rest in McDonnell corruption trial

    Prosecutors rest in McDonnell corruption trial

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:52:41 GMT
    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts the couple received from a dietary supplements entrepreneur who says he was seeking their support for his company's products.
    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts the couple received from a dietary supplements entrepreneur who says he was seeking their support for his company's products.
  • 7 shot during violent night in DC

    7 shot during violent night in DC

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:13:33 GMT
    D.C. police are searching for suspects after a violent night in the district during which seven people were reportedly shot.
    D.C. police are searching for suspects after a violent night in the district during which seven people were reportedly shot.
  • #TBT: DC region's major floods of the 2000s

    #TBT: DC region's major floods of the 2000s

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:23:35 GMT
    The D.C. region saw rain fall by the buckets this week, and it took us back to some significant floods of the past that our area has ever seen.  Here's a look back at some of the biggest rain events the D.C. area has experienced in the 2000s.
    The D.C. region saw rain fall by the buckets this week, and it took us back to some significant floods of the past that our area has ever seen.  Here's a look back at some of the biggest rain events the D.C. area has experienced in the 2000s.
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