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  • Meet the first operator of Metro's inaugural Silver Line train

    Meet the first operator of Metro's inaugural Silver Line train

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:33:35 GMT
    After nearly a decade, the wait is just about over. On Saturday, Phase 1 of the much anticipated Silver Line will start running. But perhaps the most important job is the person who will be behind the controls of the inaugural train.
    After nearly a decade, the wait is just about over. On Saturday, Phase 1 of the much anticipated Silver Line will start running. But perhaps the most important job is the person who will be behind the controls of the inaugural train.
  • Metro: Silver Line ready to go

    Metro: Silver Line ready to go

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:10:36 GMT
    Metro's new Silver Line is all set and ready to go for its grand opening in just two days. The only thing missing now are the riders, but the buzz is building. On Thursday, the transit agency unveiled a new ad campaign, betting the Silver Line will make a lot of people happy.
    Metro's new Silver Line is all set and ready to go for its grand opening on Saturday. The only thing missing now are the riders, but the buzz is building. On Thursday, the transit agency unveiled a new ad campaign, betting the Silver Line will make a lot of people happy.
  • Bus service changes to Silver Line

    Bus service changes to Silver Line

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:11:32 GMT
    Before you get to Metro's new Silver Line, you may have to deal with the ride before the ride. As FOX 5 reported last week, there is little, if any, parking in Tysons Corner. Instead, buses will funnel passengers to the new rail line from as far out as Loudoun and Prince William counties.
    Before you get to Metro's new Silver Line, you may have to deal with the ride before the ride. As FOX 5 reported last week, there is little, if any, parking in Tysons Corner. Instead, buses will funnel passengers to the new rail line from as far out as Loudoun and Prince William counties.
  • Potential parking shortage on Silver Line through Tysons Corner

    Potential parking shortage on Silver Line through Tysons Corner

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:46:06 GMT
    It is ten days and counting until Metro's Silver Line opens through Tysons Corner and Reston, but there may be one thing noticeably missing. In Tysons Corner, those Metro stations will have little if any parking.
    It is ten days and counting until Metro's Silver Line opens through Tysons Corner and Reston, but there may be one thing noticeably missing. In Tysons Corner, those Metro stations will have little if any parking.
  • Texting while driving dangers

    Texting while driving dangers

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:21:28 GMT
    Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings.
    Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings.
  • VA under fire for mental health care and veteran suicides

    VA under fire for mental health care and veteran suicides

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:31:48 GMT
    The embattled Veterans Affairs health care system is under fire again -- this time for its failings when it comes to veteran suicides.
    The embattled Veterans Affairs health care system is under fire again -- this time for its failings when it comes to veteran suicides.
  • Smash-and-grab robbery at Mazza Gallerie jewelry store

    Smash-and-grab robbery at Mazza Gallerie jewelry store

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:16:32 GMT
    Smash-and-grab robbers hit a high-end D.C. mall on Thursday, stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. The brazen crime happened in the middle of the day at Mazza Gallerie.
    Smash-and-grab robbers hit a high-end D.C. mall on Thursday, stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. The brazen crime happened in the middle of the day at Mazza Gallerie.
  • Campaign to save the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Campaign to save the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-06-07 03:57:36 GMT
    The National Mall is gearing up for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival later this month, but this could be its last one on the Mall. A turf battle has put the annual event in danger. Now there is a grassroots campaign that hopes to save the festival.
    The National Mall is gearing up for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival later this month, but this could be its last one on the Mall. A turf battle has put the annual event in danger. Now there is a grassroots campaign that hopes to save the festival.
  • Most Fort Washington evacuees move back into homes near slope failure

    Most Fort Washington evacuees move back into homes near slope failure

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-05-31 03:45:32 GMT
    It is home sweet home for many Fort Washington families evacuated by a landslide. They are back in their houses even though the county urged them to stay away. Many still don't have water, but they are determined to stay.
    It is home sweet home for many Fort Washington families evacuated by a landslide. They are back in their houses even though the county urged them to stay away. Many still don't have water, but they are determined to stay.
  • Police: Woman raped inside apartment in Woodbridge

    Police: Woman raped inside apartment in Woodbridge

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:25:58 GMT
    An armed intruder raped a woman in her own apartment in Woodbridge early Wednesday morning.
    An armed intruder raped a woman in her own apartment in Woodbridge early Wednesday morning.
  • One person killed in Lorton condo fire

    One person killed in Lorton condo fire

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-05-28 21:24:48 GMT
    The fire started in the middle of Tuesday afternoon and raced through the four-story condo complex on Catbird Circle. It spread with a speed and intensity that people had little time to get out. After a condo-by-condo search, one person was found dead.
    The fire started in the middle of Tuesday afternoon and raced through the four-story condo complex on Catbird Circle. It spread with a speed and intensity that people had little time to get out. After a condo-by-condo search, one person was found dead.
  • Family of Purcellville teen killed by police demands answers

    Family of Purcellville teen killed by police demands answers

    Monday, May 26 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-05-27 03:04:44 GMT
    The family of a Purcellville teen killed by police want answers. They believe he didn't have to die. Police were called for help Saturday afternoon because 17-year-old Christian Sierra was suicidal. Instead, an officer shot him dead.
    The family of a Purcellville teen killed by police want answers. They believe he didn't have to die. Police were called for help Saturday afternoon because 17-year-old Christian Sierra was suicidal. Instead, an officer shot him dead.
  • Officials: Could be months before evacuated Fort Washington homeowners can return home

    Officials: Could be months before evacuated Fort Washington homeowners can return home

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-05-23 03:53:19 GMT
    Homeowners looking for answers after a massive landslide did not hear what they wanted Thursday night. They were evacuated from their Fort Washington homes three weeks ago when the ground gave way along Piscataway Drive.
    Homeowners looking for answers after a massive landslide did not hear what they wanted Thursday night. They were evacuated from their Fort Washington homes three weeks ago when the ground gave way along Piscataway Drive.
  • Intruder scares Woodbridge woman in shower

    Intruder scares Woodbridge woman in shower

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-05-21 02:26:07 GMT
    It was like a scene from the movie “Psycho.” A Woodbridge woman was in the shower when suddenly a burglar ripped open the curtain.
    It was like a scene from the movie “Psycho.” A Woodbridge woman was in the shower when suddenly a burglar ripped open the curtain.
  • Md. couple fights county for months to replace mailbox damaged by snow plow

    Md. couple fights county for months to replace mailbox damaged by snow plow

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-05-20 03:46:06 GMT
    All they wanted was a new mailbox. A county snowplow busted theirs back in February. And they have the video to prove it. Three months later and a whole lot of bureaucratic red tape, a Fort Washington couple is still waiting for a replacement. As of now, Prince George's County won't fork over the money for it.
    All they wanted was a new mailbox. A county snowplow busted theirs back in February. And they have the video to prove it. Three months later and a whole lot of bureaucratic red tape, a Fort Washington couple is still waiting for a replacement. As of now, Prince George's County won't fork over the money for it.
  • 3-year-old Arlington boy bitten by copperhead snake

    3-year-old Arlington boy bitten by copperhead snake

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-05-17 03:32:37 GMT
    It was a frightening surprise for a 3-year-old Arlington boy. Something bit him while he playing outside, but his family had no idea what it was until he was rushed to the hospital. That is when they found out he had been bitten by a copperhead snake.
    It was a frightening surprise for a 3-year-old Arlington boy. Something bit him while he playing outside, but his family had no idea what it was until he was rushed to the hospital. That is when they found out he had been bitten by a copperhead snake.
  • 3 teens charged in Langley Park trail murder

    3 teens charged in Langley Park trail murder

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-05-16 02:03:39 GMT
    Prince George’s County police say three teenagers have been arrested in the murder of a 19-year-old who was found stabbed to death at the Northwest Branch Trail in Langley Park Saturday night. Police believe this was a gang-related crime.
    Prince George’s County police say three teenagers have been arrested in the murder of a 19-year-old who was found stabbed to death at the Northwest Branch Trail in Langley Park Saturday night. Police believe this was a gang-related crime.
  • The Gift of Life: FOX 5's Sherri Ly donates kidney to her brother

    The Gift of Life: FOX 5's Sherri Ly donates kidney to her brother

    Thursday, May 15 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-05-15 04:32:16 GMT
    March 19, 2014 is the day that changed my life forever. That's the day doctors removed my left kidney and transplanted it to my brother Cuong.
    March 19, 2014 is the day that changed my life forever. That's the day doctors removed my left kidney and transplanted it to my brother Cuong.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Yo-Yo Financing Follow-Up

    FOX 5 Investigates: Yo-Yo Financing Follow-Up

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:07:54 GMT
    Lourie Allsbrooks contacted us complaining that she had been the victim of a practice called “yo-yo financing.” She bought a car and drove home, but days later, the dealer took the car back claiming the financing fell through.
    Lourie Allsbrooks contacted us complaining that she had been the victim of a practice called “yo-yo financing.” She bought a car and drove home, but days later, the dealer took the car back claiming the financing fell through.
  • Arlington County adopts new noise ordinance

    Arlington County adopts new noise ordinance

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-05-13 04:31:14 GMT
    Yelling and screaming on the streets of Arlington County could soon get you fined. A new noise ordinance passed puts a muzzle on rowdy people. Bars and restaurants could be held responsible for noisy customers too.
    Yelling and screaming on the streets of Arlington County could soon get you fined. A new noise ordinance passed puts a muzzle on rowdy people. Bars and restaurants could be held responsible for noisy customers too.
  • Inside look at testing of new Metro rail cars

    Inside look at testing of new Metro rail cars

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:35:20 GMT
    A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests.
    A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests.
  • FOX 5's Sherri Ly donating kidney to brother

    FOX 5's Sherri Ly donating kidney to brother

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-03-13 13:46:26 GMT
    FOX 5 is sharing the story of sibling love in the face of a medical emergency. When Sherri Ly learned that her brother Cuong was in desperate need of a kidney transplant she and her sister Kerri got tested.
    FOX 5 is sharing the story of sibling love in the face of a medical emergency. When Sherri Ly learned that her brother Cuong was in desperate need of a kidney transplant she and her sister Kerri got tested.
  • Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback

    Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-02-27 00:22:52 GMT
    Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up.
    Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up.
  • Monitoring Metro: Silver Line project delayed for third time

    Monitoring Metro: Silver Line project delayed for third time

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-02-26 00:10:15 GMT
    Metro's new Silver Line project was delayed for third time on Monday after the contractor failed to meet all the requirements for completion. It's the latest in a string of problems that have plagued the project, which is already behind schedule and over budget.
    Metro's new Silver Line project was delayed for third time on Monday after the contractor failed to meet all the requirements for completion. It's the latest in a string of problems that have plagued the project, which is already behind schedule and over budget.
  • Metro rail on-time reality check

    Metro rail on-time reality check

    Monday, February 24 2014 10:40 PM EST2014-02-25 03:40:18 GMT
    It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
    It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
  • Couple gets fit together in 'The Weighting Game'

    Couple gets fit together in 'The Weighting Game'

    Saturday, February 15 2014 3:50 AM EST2014-02-15 08:50:07 GMT
    Losing weight is hard enough, but if your husband or wife is downing ice cream while you are trying to eat carrots, it can be difficult to stick to your healthy habits. But one couple has found to way to succeed in "The Weighting Game."
    Losing weight is hard enough, but if your husband or wife is downing ice cream while you are trying to eat carrots, it can be difficult to stick to your healthy habits. But one couple has found to way to succeed in "The Weighting Game."
  • Monitoring Metro: Injury Claims

    Monitoring Metro: Injury Claims

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-02-04 03:36:38 GMT
    Every year, thousands of people claim to be hurt on Metro, but it seems some of them may be faking it.
    Every year, thousands of people claim to be hurt on Metro, but it seems some of them may be faking it.
  • Weighting Game Winner: Matt Plumer

    Weighting Game Winner: Matt Plumer

    Friday, January 31 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-02-01 03:57:28 GMT
    Matt Plumer has always had an oversized personality. That hasn't changed. But his oversized waistline has changed. Now the 35-year-old from Reston, Va., and his wife could fit in his old jeans.
    Matt Plumer has always had an oversized personality. That hasn't changed. But his oversized waistline has changed. Now the 35-year-old from Reston, Va., and his wife could fit in his old jeans.
  • Deep freeze keeping tow trucks busy

    Deep freeze keeping tow trucks busy

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:22 PM EST2014-01-07 22:22:56 GMT
    When the temperatures drop, the calls go up at AAA Mid-Atlantic. The auto club had road crews out all night and all day rescuing thousands of drivers in the deep freeze.
    When the temperatures drop, the calls go up at AAA Mid-Atlantic. The auto club had road crews out all night and all day rescuing thousands of drivers in the deep freeze.
  • Sharpshooters take aim at Rock Creek Park deer

    Sharpshooters take aim at Rock Creek Park deer

    Thursday, January 2 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-01-02 22:23:32 GMT
    Sharpshooters will be taking aim at deer in Rock Creek Park. It is part of plans by the National Park Service to thin the herd. The hunt will take place during the night between now and the end of March, even as opponents continue to fight the deer killings in court.
    Sharpshooters will be taking aim at deer in Rock Creek Park. It is part of plans by the National Park Service to thin the herd. The hunt will take place during the night between now and the end of March, even as opponents continue to fight the deer killings in court.
  • FOX 5 Weighting Game 21-Day Challenge

    FOX 5 Weighting Game 21-Day Challenge

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 8:18 PM EST2014-01-02 01:18:32 GMT
    The holiday "food season" is over and now it's time to get healthy! The number one resolution people make is losing weight, and not far behind at number five is staying fit. So here at FOX 5, we're kicking off a 21-day weighting game challenge to help people get started.
    The holiday "food season" is over and now it's time to get healthy! The number one resolution people make is losing weight, and not far behind at number five is staying fit. So here at FOX 5, we're kicking off a 21-day weighting game challenge to help people get started.
  • Graves at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery damaged by heavy equipment

    Graves at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery damaged by heavy equipment

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:40 PM EST2014-01-01 00:40:53 GMT
    A bulldozer mistakenly damaged dozens of graves at a Maryland veterans cemetery. Now the state's Secretary of Veterans Affairs is apologizing.
    A bulldozer mistakenly damaged dozens of graves at a Maryland veterans cemetery. Now the state's Secretary of Veterans Affairs is apologizing.
  • Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-30 23:26:24 GMT
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
  • Police: Officer shoots man in Southeast DC

    Police: Officer shoots man in Southeast DC

    Friday, December 27 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-12-28 03:14:42 GMT
    Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Southeast D.C. Authorities say an on-duty officer shot a man around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of 22nd Street and Alabama Avenue.
    Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Southeast D.C. Authorities say an on-duty officer shot a man around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of 22nd Street and Alabama Avenue.
  • Weighting Game Winner: Heidi Wallace

    Weighting Game Winner: Heidi Wallace

    Monday, December 23 2013 10:55 PM EST2013-12-24 03:55:23 GMT
    Almost one year ago this week, Heidi Wallace decided she had enough. She didn’t feel healthy and needed a change. It was the beginning of an inspiring journey that she shared on our FOX 5 DC The Weighting Game Facebook page.
    Almost one year ago this week, Heidi Wallace decided she had enough. She didn’t feel healthy and needed a change. It was the beginning of an inspiring journey that she shared on our FOX 5 DC The Weighting Game Facebook page.
  • Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-06 04:43:25 GMT

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

  • National Zoo gears up for Zoo Lights; panda to get new name

    National Zoo gears up for Zoo Lights; panda to get new name

    Friday, November 29 2013 7:40 AM EST2013-11-29 12:40:57 GMT
    The National Zoo is gearing up for an annual tradition that’s free and fun for the whole family! It's Zoo Lights, the annual winter celebration at the national zoo! Plus, the Zoo’s baby panda will finally get its name.
    The National Zoo is gearing up for an annual tradition that’s free and fun for the whole family! It's Zoo Lights, the annual winter celebration at the national zoo! Plus, the Zoo’s baby panda will finally get its name.
  • After losing 50 pounds, FOX 5's Sherri Ly finds out how to keep it off

    After losing 50 pounds, FOX 5's Sherri Ly finds out how to keep it off

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 11:36 PM EST2013-11-27 04:36:35 GMT
    It wasn't easy losing more than 50 pounds, but with the holidays here, I'm dreading all the temptation. The cookies, the gigantic family meals, the pies, you name it. So I turned to the experts to talk about the healthy way to lose weight and strategies to keep it off.
    It wasn't easy losing more than 50 pounds, but with the holidays here, I'm dreading all the temptation. The cookies, the gigantic family meals, the pies, you name it. So I turned to the experts to talk about the healthy way to lose weight and strategies to keep it off.
  • Metro bus ad thanks NSA leaker Edward Snowden

    Metro bus ad thanks NSA leaker Edward Snowden

    Thursday, November 21 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-11-22 00:56:46 GMT

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be thousands of miles away in Russia, but his face will soon be on a Metro bus in D.C. It is part of a controversial ad campaign by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, with the message "Thank You, Edward Snowden."

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be thousands of miles away in Russia, but his face will soon be on a Metro bus in D.C. It is part of a controversial ad campaign by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, with the message "Thank You, Edward Snowden."

  • Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-21 04:16:26 GMT
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
  • Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:42 PM EST2013-11-15 03:42:19 GMT

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

  • Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 2:35 PM EST2013-11-12 19:35:41 GMT
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
  • Obama apologizes to Americans who lost health plans

    Obama apologizes to Americans who lost health plans

    Friday, November 8 2013 7:38 AM EST2013-11-08 12:38:21 GMT
    President Obama said Thursday he was sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep, and vowed to work with those who are finding themselves in a tough situation as a result.
    President Obama said Thursday he was sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep, and vowed to work with those who are finding themselves in a tough situation as a result.
  • Shutdown costing Metro millions of dollars, ridership down 20 percent

    Shutdown costing Metro millions of dollars, ridership down 20 percent

    Thursday, October 10 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-10-10 22:45:58 GMT
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    The government shutdown is costing Metro millions of dollars. The steep drop in riders, potential loss of federal funds and a missed payment from the District could leave the transit agency strapped for cash. All this as the agency begins discussing a fare increase next year.

    The government shutdown is costing Metro millions of dollars. The steep drop in riders, potential loss of federal funds and a missed payment from the District could leave the transit agency strapped for cash. All this as the agency begins discussing a fare increase next year.

  • Maryland ban on synthetic marijuana takes effect October 1

    Maryland ban on synthetic marijuana takes effect October 1

    Monday, September 30 2013 8:14 PM EDT2013-10-01 00:14:13 GMT
    It goes by names like Spice, K2 and Scooby Snax, but it is really synthetic marijuana. In May, a FOX 5 investigation first uncovered it being sold in Maryland stores despite a federal ban. Now that is changing. Starting October 1, a new Maryland law makes these drugs illegal in the state.
    It goes by names like Spice, K2 and Scooby Snax, but it is really synthetic marijuana. In May, a FOX 5 investigation first uncovered it being sold in Maryland stores despite a federal ban. Now that is changing. Starting October 1, a new Maryland law makes these drugs illegal in the state.
  • DC red light cameras, not just catching red light runners

    DC red light cameras, not just catching red light runners

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-09-24 17:16:55 GMT
    Red light cameras in the district are raking in millions of dollars, even when drivers don't run a red light. The city has 50 cameras at intersections across DC. Each ticket is $150.
    Red light cameras in the district are raking in millions of dollars, even when drivers don't run a red light. The city has 50 cameras at intersections across DC. Each ticket is $150.
  • At 73, Navy Yard victim John Johnson still loved his work

    At 73, Navy Yard victim John Johnson still loved his work

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-09-18 00:00:27 GMT
    John Johnson wasn't the retiring type. At 73 years old, he still lived in the Derwood, Md., home he bought more than 40 years ago and he still went to work at the Navy Yard every day. On Monday, a gunman shot and killed him, along with 11 others.
    John Johnson wasn't the retiring type. At 73 years old, he still lived in the Derwood, Md., home he bought more than 40 years ago and he still went to work at the Navy Yard every day. On Monday, a gunman shot and killed him, along with 11 others.
  • Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Thursday, September 5 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-09-05 18:28:50 GMT
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
  • Metro warns riders of spike in snatch thefts of electronic devices

    Metro warns riders of spike in snatch thefts of electronic devices

    Thursday, August 15 2013 9:33 PM EDT2013-08-16 01:33:45 GMT
    Keep an eye on your cell phone and electronic devices on the Metro system. Transit police report a major spike in snatch thefts and they are using new tactics.
    Keep an eye on your cell phone and electronic devices on the Metro system. Transit police report a major spike in snatch thefts and they are using new tactics.
  • Investigation on DC ambulance fires to look at possible sabotage

    Investigation on DC ambulance fires to look at possible sabotage

    Thursday, August 15 2013 4:31 PM EDT2013-08-15 20:31:13 GMT

    There are allegations of sabotage from a top D.C. official after two ambulances caught fire. Police are now investigating.

    There are allegations of sabotage from a top D.C. official after two ambulances caught fire. Police are now investigating.

  • No bond for Fairfax County husband charged in wife's murder

    No bond for Fairfax County husband charged in wife's murder

    Monday, August 12 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-08-13 02:50:42 GMT
    A husband charged with murdering his missing wife will stay behind bars. On Monday, a judge denied bond to Caleb Crew. He was arrested over the weekend after his wife's body was found in the Occoquan River.
    A husband charged with murdering his missing wife will stay behind bars. On Monday, a judge denied bond to Caleb Crew. He was arrested over the weekend after his wife's body was found in the Occoquan River.
  • More people hooked on heroin

    More people hooked on heroin

    Thursday, August 8 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-08-08 23:35:17 GMT
    A new generation is getting hooked on heroin. The drug has made a dramatic comeback in the past few years.
    A new generation is getting hooked on heroin. The drug has made a dramatic comeback in the past few years.
  • Regulators weigh opt out fees for smart meters

    Regulators weigh opt out fees for smart meters

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-08-07 02:10:46 GMT
    Pepco and other Maryland utilities want customers to pay hundreds of dollars more if they opt out of new smart electricity meters.
    Pepco and other Maryland utilities want customers to pay hundreds of dollars more if they opt out of new smart electricity meters.
  • On time for Metrorail may not be for riders

    On time for Metrorail may not be for riders

    Thursday, July 25 2013 5:53 PM EDT2013-07-25 21:53:14 GMT

    If you ride Metrorail in the middle of the day or at night, one of the most frustrating things can be waiting for the train. It can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 20 under new service standards adopted by Metro. In reality, trains could take much longer and still be on time.

    If you ride Metrorail in the middle of the day or at night, one of the most frustrating things can be waiting for the train. It can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 20 under new service standards adopted by Metro. In reality, trains could take much longer and still be on time.

  • Four-legged war heroes keeping Metro safe

    Four-legged war heroes keeping Metro safe

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-07-25 03:04:14 GMT

    The black Labrador Retrievers scamper down the street, tails wagging and tongues hanging out. "Good boy" the officer at the other end of the leash says patting one of the animals on the head. In most ways, these dogs are like any other pet, except these are highly trained military dogs.

    The black Labrador Retrievers scamper down the street, tails wagging and tongues hanging out. "Good boy" the officer at the other end of the leash says patting one of the animals on the head. In most ways, these dogs are like any other pet, except these are highly trained military dogs.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: Little progress for veterans waiting years for disability claims

    FOX 5 Investigates: Little progress for veterans waiting years for disability claims

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-07-19 03:39:55 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only to face another battle here at home. Some are waiting years to get their disability benefits.
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only to face another battle here at home. Some are waiting years to get their disability benefits.
  • Artist's brush with health care, creates medical murals

    Artist's brush with health care, creates medical murals

    Monday, July 15 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-07-16 02:46:44 GMT
    A DC artist turned her talents into a passion for better health care. She created The Walking Gallery, spreading the message worldwide on people's backs.
    A DC artist turned her talents into a passion for better health care. She created The Walking Gallery, spreading the message worldwide on people's backs.
  • Metro safety concerns after series of incidents

    Metro safety concerns after series of incidents

    Friday, July 12 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-07-12 16:47:57 GMT
    Metro is facing mounting concerns about safety after several incidents on the Metrorail system in recent weeks.
    Metro is facing mounting concerns about safety after several incidents on the Metrorail system in recent weeks.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Medication mistakes that can kill

    FOX 5 Investigates: Medication mistakes that can kill

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-07-12 03:12:23 GMT
    Christiane Wiggins called her pharmacy to refill a prescription. The medicine came in the usual brown paper bag and the label on the bag and on the container said Cyanocobalamin, the name for vitamin B12. She noticed the color on the liquid was different and the cap on the bottles was a different color too, but dismissed her concerns because packaging can be different if the manufacturer changed.
    Christiane Wiggins called her pharmacy to refill a prescription. The medicine came in the usual brown paper bag and the label on the bag and on the container said Cyanocobalamin, the name for vitamin B12. She noticed the color on the liquid was different and the cap on the bottles was a different color too, but dismissed her concerns because packaging can be different if the manufacturer changed.
  • Report: Metro train hit stairs, bolts corroded

    Report: Metro train hit stairs, bolts corroded

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:34 AM EDT2013-07-11 15:34:55 GMT
    Metro discovered the bolts had corroded on a set of service stairs struck by a Red Line train at Rhode Island Avenue last month, according to the agency's investigation. 
    Metro discovered the bolts had corroded on a set of service stairs struck by a Red Line train at Rhode Island Avenue last month, according to the agency's investigation. 
  • Free CERT program preparing people to help out in emergencies, national disasters

    Free CERT program preparing people to help out in emergencies, national disasters

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-07-10 15:05:45 GMT

    When an explosive device went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, hundreds of people ran from the blast in fear, but dozens ran to the blast to help. Are you prepared to act? FOX 5’s Sherri Ly found a program that will help you get prepared and it's free.

    When an explosive device went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, hundreds of people ran from the blast in fear, but dozens ran to the blast to help. Are you prepared to act? FOX 5’s Sherri Ly found a program that will help you get prepared and it's free.

  • Howard University student Omar Sykes fatally shot in attempted robbery; police search for suspects

    Howard University student Omar Sykes fatally shot in attempted robbery; police search for suspects

    Friday, July 5 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-07-06 03:09:47 GMT
    A Howard University student is dead and another is hospitalized after they were attacked and shot Thursday night.
    A Howard University student is dead and another is hospitalized after they were attacked and shot Thursday night.
  • Man killed, woman injured in Fourth of July crash in Gaithersburg

    Man killed, woman injured in Fourth of July crash in Gaithersburg

    Thursday, July 4 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-07-04 22:15:06 GMT
    Montgomery County police say a man is dead and a woman is seriously injured after a car crash in Gaithersburg.
    Montgomery County police say a man is dead and a woman is seriously injured after a car crash in Gaithersburg.
  • New safeguards on Metro after Red Line train fire

    New safeguards on Metro after Red Line train fire

    Thursday, June 13 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-14 02:25:20 GMT
    There are new details into the cause of the fiery explosion on a Metro train. The fire broke out last month in Silver Spring after two cables came in contact and caused arcing.On Thursday, the transit agency says it has put in new safeguards to prevent this same thing from happening again. The two cables should have never come in contact."The cleat broke, and the cable fell off," Metro Deputy General Manager of Operations Robert Troup told the Safety and Security Committee.The cleat is simila...
    There are new details into the cause of the fiery explosion on a Metro train. The fire broke out last month in Silver Spring after two cables came in contact and caused arcing.On Thursday, the transit agency says it has put in new safeguards to prevent this same thing from happening again. The two cables should have never come in contact."The cleat broke, and the cable fell off," Metro Deputy General Manager of Operations Robert Troup told the Safety and Security Committee.The cleat is simila...
  • Cab driver killed in shooting, suspects arrested after shootout with police

    Cab driver killed in shooting, suspects arrested after shootout with police

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-06-05 03:21:19 GMT
    Two suspects are behind bars Tuesday -- one of them charged with murdering a cab driver. D.C. police chased them down after an early morning shootout in Adams Morgan.
    Two suspects are behind bars Tuesday -- one of them charged with murdering a cab driver. D.C. police chased them down after an early morning shootout in Adams Morgan.
  • Workers trapped in parking garage collapse at Montgomery Mall, 1 killed

    Workers trapped in parking garage collapse at Montgomery Mall, 1 killed

    Thursday, May 23 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:29:54 GMT
    Rescuers have freed a construction worker trapped inside a collapsed garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall after being trapped for nearly four hours beneath a 40-foot section of concrete. A second worker has died.
    Rescuers have freed a construction worker trapped inside a collapsed garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall after being trapped for nearly four hours beneath a 40-foot section of concrete. A second worker has died.
  • Metro worker lends helping hand

    Metro worker lends helping hand

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:00:10 GMT
    Getting around the Metro system is no easy task. There are the fares, the maps and the trains. Now imagine trying to navigate all that as young person with a disability. It's a lot to figure out. But one Metro employee is lending a helping hand to make it easier.
    Getting around the Metro system is no easy task. There are the fares, the maps and the trains. Now imagine trying to navigate all that as young person with a disability. It's a lot to figure out. But one Metro employee is lending a helping hand to make it easier.
  • Lawmakers vow to end Veterans Affairs claims backlog

    Lawmakers vow to end Veterans Affairs claims backlog

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:32:32 GMT

    It's a troubling problem -- veterans returning from war and then left waiting for months and sometimes years for their disability claims. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a backlog of nearly 600,000 claims pending for more than 125 days. On Wednesday, lawmakers on Capitol Hill called that unacceptable and introduced legislation to try and fix the problem.

    It's a troubling problem -- veterans returning from war and then left waiting for months and sometimes years for their disability claims. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a backlog of nearly 600,000 claims pending for more than 125 days. On Wednesday, lawmakers on Capitol Hill called that unacceptable and introduced legislation to try and fix the problem.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC leaders, police pushing to get synthetic marijuana off the streets

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC leaders, police pushing to get synthetic marijuana off the streets

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-16 02:36:07 GMT

    It's a dangerous trend that is taking hold in our area -- targeting kids as young as 13 years old. But now police and city leaders are making businesses that sell synthetic marijuana the target in an effort to get this deadly substitute off the streets.

    It's a dangerous trend that is taking hold in our area -- targeting kids as young as 13 years old. But now police and city leaders are making businesses that sell synthetic marijuana the target in an effort to get this deadly substitute off the streets.

  • DC councilmembers want opt out for smart meters

    DC councilmembers want opt out for smart meters

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-15 23:22:53 GMT

    Smart electricity meters are raising new concerns in the District. These "smart meters" let Pepco read your meter wirelessly. But earlier this week, a FOX 5 investigation revealed a wide range of potential problems. Pepco has installed the meters at 270,000 homes and businesses in the District, but some D.C. councilmembers are now saying not so fast.

    Smart electricity meters are raising new concerns in the District. These "smart meters" let Pepco read your meter wirelessly. But earlier this week, a FOX 5 investigation revealed a wide range of potential problems. Pepco has installed the meters at 270,000 homes and businesses in the District, but some D.C. councilmembers are now saying not so fast.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: Smart meters spark controversy

    FOX 5 Investigates: Smart meters spark controversy

    Monday, May 13 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-14 03:06:24 GMT

    Power companies are swapping out old meters -- for newer "smart" versions. The devices allow utilities to read your meter wirelessly without sending a meter reader. But opposition is growing here and across the country warning of health and safety concerns. Some smart meters have overheated and caught fire.

    Power companies are swapping out old meters -- for newer "smart" versions. The devices allow utilities to read your meter wirelessly without sending a meter reader. But opposition is growing here and across the country warning of health and safety concerns. Some smart meters have overheated and caught fire.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC mother fights to protect son with autism at school

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC mother fights to protect son with autism at school

    Thursday, May 9 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-05-10 03:57:43 GMT
    A mother is fighting D.C. Public Schools to protect her son with autism. She believes the 12-year-old has been repeatedly bullied and abused. Now, instead of school being a safe happy place, it's a nightmare.
    A mother is fighting D.C. Public Schools to protect her son with autism. She believes the 12-year-old has been repeatedly bullied and abused. Now, instead of school being a safe happy place, it's a nightmare.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket dispute over disabled seating

    FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket dispute over disabled seating

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-02 02:45:48 GMT

    A ticket controversy at a local theatre company has sparked allegations of discrimination. The theatre is accused of overcharging for certain seats. Matt Gausman says he had a front row seat to what he claims is an unfair and illegal practice.

    A ticket controversy at a local theatre company has sparked allegations of discrimination. The theatre is accused of overcharging for certain seats. Matt Gausman says he had a front row seat to what he claims is an unfair and illegal practice.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC Fire and EMS delays under investigation

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC Fire and EMS delays under investigation

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-01 02:38:44 GMT
    D.C.'s embattled Fire and EMS department is facing more scrutiny. FOX 5 has uncovered continued problems with emergency responders taking too long. At least a dozen incidents are under investigation for what appear to be slow response times.
    D.C.'s embattled Fire and EMS department is facing more scrutiny. FOX 5 has uncovered continued problems with emergency responders taking too long. At least a dozen incidents are under investigation for what appear to be slow response times.
  • Preppers: Ready for disaster

    Preppers: Ready for disaster

    Monday, April 29 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-04-30 02:44:11 GMT
    The next big disaster could strike anywhere, anytime and a growing number of people are getting prepared. They are the preppers next door stocking up on food, supplies and all the tools needed to survive.
    The next big disaster could strike anywhere, anytime and a growing number of people are getting prepared. They are the preppers next door stocking up on food, supplies and all the tools needed to survive.
  • Scooby Snax for sale: why synthetic marijuana laws hard to enforce

    Scooby Snax for sale: why synthetic marijuana laws hard to enforce

    Friday, April 26 2013 3:19 PM EDT2013-04-26 19:19:43 GMT
    It's called Scooby Snax, but it's not a dog treat. Experts say it's synthetic marijuana, a dangerous drug kids are smoking.
    It's called Scooby Snax, but it's not a dog treat. Experts say it's synthetic marijuana, a dangerous drug kids are smoking.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Secret to survive fall on Metro tracks

    FOX 5 Investigates: Secret to survive fall on Metro tracks

    Monday, February 18 2013 10:52 PM EST2013-02-19 03:52:55 GMT
    People thrown or pushed onto the tracks. What if something like this were to happen in D.C. area's Metro system? It hasn't happened yet, but people do fall, and if a train is coming, there may be only one way to survive.
    A bizarre series of attacks on subway systems in New York and Philadelphia proves the unthinkable can happen. People were thrown or pushed onto the tracks. What if something like this were to happen on the Washington D.C. area's Metro system? It hasn't happened yet, but people do fall, and if a train is coming, there may be only one way to survive.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: E-cigarettes

    FOX 5 Investigates: E-cigarettes

    Monday, February 18 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-02-18 23:47:15 GMT
    Millions of smokers are turning to e-cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Many believe the electronic devices are healthier, but there is growing concern about what's in e-cigs.
    Millions of smokers are turning to e-cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Many believe the electronic devices are healthier, but there is growing concern about what's in e-cigs and whether the candy-like flavors appeal to kids.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Marines battle tested at Quantico

    FOX 5 Investigates: Marines battle tested at Quantico

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 9:26 PM EST2013-02-14 02:26:13 GMT
    In today's high tech warfare, there's one thing that hasn't changed. During combat, you need boots on the ground. At Marine Corps Base Quantico just outside Washington, troops are being trained for the frontlines.
    In today's high tech warfare, there's one thing that hasn't changed. During combat, you need boots on the ground. At Marine Corps Base Quantico just outside Washington, troops are being trained for the frontlines.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: UDC professors earn degrees from 'diploma mill'

    FOX 5 Investigates: UDC professors earn degrees from 'diploma mill'

    Monday, September 24 2012 12:05 PM EDT2012-09-24 16:05:00 GMT
    A FOX 5 investigation discovered some professors at the University of the District of Columbia who claim to have Ph.D.s, got them from a school that fits the government definition of a diploma mill.
    They are colleges in name only, diploma mills, where a degree can be bought and paid for with very little work. These bogus universities lack recognition from any legitimate agency. A FOX 5 investigation discovered some professors at the University of the District of Columbia who claim to have Ph.D.s, got them from a school that fits the government definition of a diploma mill.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    Thursday, May 3 2012 6:12 PM EDT2012-05-03 22:12:00 GMT
    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working. Despite Metro's goal to have escalators working 90 percent of the
    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working. Despite Metro's goal to have escalators working 90 percent of the time, some of the...
    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working. Despite Metro's goal to have escalators working 90 percent of the time.
  • Fox 5 Investigates: Rowdy Metro Riders

    Fox 5 Investigates: Rowdy Metro Riders

    Fists flying, hair pulling. Two high school girls pound on each other. Friends stand around watching and laughing. Police quickly jump in and stop the fight. FOX 5 caught the violence, right inside the busy Judiciary Square...
    Fists flying, hair pulling. Two high school girls pound on each other. Friends stand around watching and laughing. Police quickly jump in and stop the fight. FOX 5 caught the violence, right inside the busy Judiciary Square...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Short Sales Stick Homeowners with Debt

    FOX 5 Investigates: Short Sales Stick Homeowners with Debt

    The foreclosure crisis is far from over. Millions of desperate homeowners are trying to dig their way out. They can't afford their mortgage and can't qualify for help. For many, the answer to their problems seems to be a...
    The foreclosure crisis is far from over. Millions of desperate homeowners are trying to dig their way out. They can't afford their mortgage and can't qualify for help. For many, the answer to their problems seems to be a...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Off Campus Parties Disturb AU Neighbors

    FOX 5 Investigates: Off Campus Parties Disturb AU Neighbors

    Rowdy students partying into all hours of the night are keeping neighbors awake. These so called off campus "party houses" are now at the center of debate over American University's plans to expand. Neighbors want AU to get...
    Rowdy students partying into all hours of the night are keeping neighbors awake. These so called off campus "party houses" are now at the center of debate over American University's plans to expand. Neighbors want AU to get...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Some Metro Security Cameras Failing, Due for Replacement

    FOX 5 Investigates: Some Metro Security Cameras Failing, Due for Replacement

    Security cameras meant to fight crime on Metro may not be doing the job. Our FOX 5 investigation found cameras on buses and in stations broken for months and even years without being fixed. We looked at a one month snapshot...
    Security cameras meant to fight crime on Metro may not be doing the job. Our FOX 5 investigation found cameras on buses and in stations broken for months and even years without being fixed. We looked at a one month snapshot...
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