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Trial underway for driver in food truck collision that killed Va. mother


The Sept. 8 crash killed an Ashburn woman and severely injured both her three kids and her mother. The driver faces 10 years in prison.

Wintry mix not expected to impact cherry blossoms’ peak bloom date, park service says


Even if the region gets coated in snow, peak bloom of the cherry blossoms is still expected to occur on the Tidal Basin sometime between March 27 and March 31, the National Park Services says.

Montgomery Co. police seek help identifying 3 suspects who assaulted bus driver (Photos)


Montgomery County police have released the photos of three suspects who they say assaulted a Ride On bus driver in Potomac, Maryland, on March 7 and are asking the public for help in identifying them.


DC council member apologizes again for anti-Semitic Facebook video, declares ‘a new beginning’


A D.C. Council member has apologized again Monday for posting a video on Friday that echoed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, claiming that a wealthy Jewish family is controlling the weather.

Maryland State Police looking for vehicle that caused I-270 crash

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State police say an unidentified tractor-trailer made an unsafe lane change that triggered Monday morning's crash on southbound Interstate 270 in Germantown.


Leonardtown man stabs roommate, barricades self in residence: police


Maryland police said Gary Flint stabbed his 41-year-old female roommate following an argument and has been charged for attempted murder and assault.


Lawmakers debate fining Maryland drivers $500 for texting


Maryland lawmakers may raise the maximum fine for texting and driving to $500, one of the highest in the country.

Horses on Maryland farm seized after dozens starve, die


A Wicomico County Sheriff says it's not the first time Barbara Pilchard has been accused of animal neglect on the 2-acre farm she shares with her husband Clayton.

Virginia city reaches new record for pedestrian fatalities


Richmond law enforcement officials say pedestrian impairment and distraction may have played a role in the increase of pedestrian fatalities in Richmond, Virginia.


Lawmakers killing fewer bills on unrecorded votes


The percentage of bills in Virginia killed without a recorded vote dropped from about 55 percent in 2017 to less than 30 percent in 2018.


Virginia DEQ holding final input session on carbon plan


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is set to hold its final public hearing on a proposed carbon cap-and-trade plan.

DC councilmember apologizes for Facebook video that embraced anti-Semitic conspiracy theory


A D.C. Council member has apologized after taking to Facebook to vent about the weather Friday, embracing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that a wealthy Jewish family is controlling the weather.


Nearly 1 in 5 Virginia farm owners is a woman


The Virginia Department of Agriculture has declared March 18 through 24 “Virginia Agriculture Week." See if you knew these interesting facts about agriculture in Virginia.

CACI makes competing bid for Falls Church’s CSRA


CSRA agreed in February to an earlier acquisition offer from General Dynamics. The CACI offer is $3.25 higher per share. CSRA said it will consider the new offer.

Spring forward? Not so fast. 1st day of spring brings rain, maybe snow

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Two waves of winter weather may cast a shadow during the first week of spring in the D.C. region, starting with rain Monday night and possible snow Tuesday and Wednesday.


DC-area unemployment rate bounces up after 10 year low


The D.C.-area added a net 43,800 jobs between January 2017 and January 2018, a job growth rate of 1.4 percent.

WATCH LIVE: 2nd DC eaglet expected to hatch

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The sibling of the DC eaglet that hatched on Saturday is expected to hatch Monday in Southeast D.C. under the watch of the Earth Conservation Commission.


MGM National Harbor could soon face some competition in Virginia


MGM National Harbor could be getting some competition somewhere in eastern Virginia.


Maryland legislative session reaches milestone crossover day


Monday is crossover day. That's a deadline set by lawmakers for a bill to pass either the House or the Senate to have a chance of clearing both chambers and making it to the governor's desk.


‘Our demand is an answer’ — 50 years since Howard University protest


The campus protest is one of the iconic images of the domestic controversies of 1968, but not everyone realizes the first one happened in D.C., at Howard University. WTOP checks in with two of the organizers of that protest to find out…

3 Md. schools win more than $22K from WTOP’s ‘Click for Kids’

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Nearly 300 schools competed in this year's Click for Kids Contest. Check out which schools won and what the principals plan to do with the winnings.


Man’s body found floating in the Inner Harbor


Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner says the department responded to a call around 5:20 p.m. that stated that a person was floating in the water near the Harbor East Marina at 40 International Drive.

Self-driving cars: Benefits, risks and where they stand now


Self-driving cars have promise: a significant reduction in deadly crashes. But the cars do not really exist yet and still face significant questions about security, ownership and how people and regular vehicles interact with them.


Behind the Invisible Wall: On the trail of cash coming through Dulles


Since July, authorities have seized 10 large amounts of undeclared cash carried by people going to or coming from the same country. Find out where, and what Customs and Border Protection think may be going on.


Parts of Prince William Forest Park to reopen Monday


While there's a still long way to go until Prince William Forest Park fully recovers from windstorm damage, some areas of the park will reopen Monday.


High school students to participate in ‘Bank Day’


More than 400 high school seniors are expected to shadow bankers across Virginia this week to learn about banking and financial services.

Liberty University plans to add new arena to Virginia campus


Liberty University plans to add a 125,000-square-foot arena to its Lynchburg campus.

Man killed in two-car crash in northern Virginia


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been killed in a two-car crash in northern Virginia. Prince William County Police said the accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodbridge when the driver…

Officer hurt after vehicle hit while helping motorist


A police officer in Virginia received minor injuries after his vehicle was struck by another vehicle while he was providing assistance to a stranded motorist.

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Man rescued from Potomac River near Great Falls National Park


A person was rescued from the Potomac River near Great Falls National Park on Sunday, March 18. It's not clear how the person landed in the water.