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Snow Tuesday night may cause school delays, slick commute Wednesday

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The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday for parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland, earlier for areas to the north and west. Snow could make roads slippery overnight and…


Md. legislators announce bills aimed at tax relief for residents


Three bills are intended to help Marylanders, who face a projected tax hit of nearly $1 billion due to the congressional vote to cut federal taxes.


Montgomery Co. liquor sellers: Department improving, needs more changes


Montgomery County governs the sale of alcohol more closely than any county in the nation. While that control has caused problems in the past, private county businesses that sell beer and wine see improvements — but say the government’s…


Loudoun Co. prosecutor recuses himself in Rose McGowan drug case


Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman has recused himself in actress-activist Rose McGowan's upcoming cocaine-possession trial.

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Area road crews gear up for ‘pothole patrol’


The first wild temperature swings of the season have created a fertile breeding ground for potholes on many D.C.-area roads. Area highway officials said they're on the case; find out what they're doing about the problem.

Truck driver accused of punch that caused co-worker’s death is indicted

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A grand jury indicted the 63-year-old on manslaughter and assault charges. Prosecutors allege that the Severn, Maryland, man punched the co-worker during an argument over a parking spot.


More than $5K offered for information about McLean school vandalism


A statue of three llamas was damaged Dec. 21–22 on the grounds of the Potomac School. One of the statue's llama heads is presumed stolen.

Metro: Red Line track inspected 5 days before train derailed

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Nearly 30 minutes had passed before Metro confirmed that a Red Line train had left the tracks Monday morning — a derailment that occurred along a stretch of track that had been inspected just days before. A Metro official also said the…

Va. election commissioner not retained following dramatic 2017 races


After a tenure that saw a lot of changes and some controversy, a member of the Virginia Department of Elections will not return to his position with the new administration.


Card Skimmer Found in Clarendon ATM


Arlington County Police said they recovered a “skimmer” device designed to steal credit and debit card information from a Clarendon ATM late last week.

Man found guilty of 2016 Metro train rape

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A verdict is in for the man who prosecutors say raped a woman while riding Metro's Red Line in 2016.

New UVa data center part of $200M microelectronics venture


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new, multimillion-dollar center at the University of Virginia will bring together researchers to eliminate a data bottleneck built into computer systems 70 years ago. The university announced Monday that the…


Hogan provides highlights of his budget proposal


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to make the entire budget public on Wednesday. Highlights include nearly $6.5 billion for K-12 education, a record amount for the state.


Ballou H.S. report: Teachers were pressured to pass students

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An independent review of grading and attendance policies at Ballou High School found a pattern of allowing students to graduate who have an extreme number of absences. Teachers were also pressured to pass students whether or not they had…

Train derailment in southwest Virginia under investigation


Officials are looking into what caused a train to jump the tracks in Giles County, spilling a small amount of soybean oil.

What Metro did to reopen the Red Line after Monday’s derailment

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In all, it took about 28 hours from Monday's derailment on Metro's Red Line for investigators to document the scene, repairs to be made and trains to be up and running again.


Maryland Democrats outline response to federal tax overhaul


Maryland Democrats who control the General Assembly have outlined plans to respond to the federal tax overhaul.

World’s largest sea turtle could come off ‘endangered’ list


Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the United States' list of endangered animals.

Driver dead, 3 injured in Maryland police chase, crash


Authorities say one person has died following a police chase culminating in a single-car crash that injured three others in Maryland.

That time the Cranberries played a free show in D.C. — and a riot broke out

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With the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, long-time fans are recalling an impromptu show in the nation's capital that turned into a melee.


BWI Marshall to London for $89 (with a pit stop)


Want to see Europe for cheap? WOW Air is offering $89 one-way fares to London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, Edinburgh, Dublin and Frankfurt between Jan. 17 and April 24.


Bill Renaming Gravelly Point for Nancy Reagan Being Debated in House Committee


A U.S. House of Representatives committee will discuss a bill to rename Gravelly Point after former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Metro resumes regular service on the Red Line after Monday’s derailment


Metro's Red Line will single track Tuesday morning after Monday's derailment. Trains will run every 10 minutes between Glenmont and Shady Grove Metro stations. Commuters should plan for extra travel time.


Downsizing DC law firms upsizing again

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The District's office vacancy rate rose when law firms started downsizing, merging and relocating, but now some bigger law firms are looking for space in D.C.


Investor to donate $75M to Johns Hopkins philosophy program


An investor will donate $75 million to Johns Hopkins University's philosophy department in a record-setting gift to the university's humanities programs.


Partial overhang collapses at Walter Reed

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No injuries were reported as the overhang crashed down Monday afternoon.

Early morning large fire breaks out at Virginia building


PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A large fire has broken out at a structure in Virginia.


Baltimore robbery leads to gunfire exchange with police


A robbery in downtown Baltimore led to an exchange of gunfire between police and the suspects, who have not been apprehended.

Howard University begins classes after cold snap damages buildings

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After the recent cold spell caused pipe and boiler issues at Howard University, the school is beginning its spring semester on Tuesday.

WTOP’s Suann Lee carries Olympic torch

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WTOP sales manager Suann Lee had the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics torch relay as one of more than 8,000 torch bearers. See photos and read about her once in a lifetime experience.