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Soaking Saturday: Flash flood watch issued for DC area, northern Md.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the D.C. area starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday through late Saturday night, marking the start of an "ugly" weather pattern settles over the D.C. region this weekend, bringing…

Report: DC restaurant manager dies after robbery, shooting in Atlanta


WTOP's news partner NBC Washington is reporting that the general manager of a restaurant in Northwest D.C. has died after he was shot in the abdomen in Atlanta on July 8.

Watch: Kaine, Stewart face off in first debate

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican challenger Corey Stewart will square off for their first debate on Saturday. You can watch the debate here.

DC United, supporters’ groups come together ahead of 2nd game at Audi Field


For the last few weeks, D.C. United's energetic fan base has been experiencing anything but unity. Now, the team has announced that a compromise is in the works that would see all of its three supporters' groups represented equally.

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Prince William Co. police ID body of man found in Woodbridge


Police confirmed the identity of a body that was found along a path in Marumsco Acre Lake Park but officers have not determined a cause of death.


One man in critical condition after fire in downtown DC


A man in his 70s was taken to a hospital after a fire broke out at a senior housing facility in the 1200 block of M Street in downtown D.C. early Saturday morning. Firefighters say the victim was conscious, but in critical condition.


Aw, shucks: Middle schoolers pick corn for Va. food bank


The students, connected to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, collected more than 10,000 pounds of corn, which will go to the St. Lucy Project.


Prince George’s Co. police captain charged with assault


Capt. Thomas Hart, 52, was arrested Thursday following a dispute with another individual that he knows.


After 2 floods, Ellicott City business owner won’t reopen on Main Street


"I love Ellicott City. I don't think there's another small town that has the feeling that Ellicott City had for me, anyway," Joan Eve Shea-Cohen said. But, the business owner is relocating her store from the town's historic Main Street.


Montgomery Co. takes over Glen Echo Park from National Park Service


A new agreement between the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland, aims to allow Glen Echo Park to flourish as a cultural arts center. See photos.


White supremacist pleads guilty in Charlottesville pepper spray case


New Hampshire man Christopher Cantwell pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and battery. He was facing trial on charges he blasted opponents with pepper spray during a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer.

St. Mary’s Co. students meet with Md. governor before gun violence rally


A rising senior at Great Mills High School said she had been trying to get a meeting with the governor ever since that March day when her classmate, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, was shot and killed at the school.


CDC: Salmonella from raw turkey sickens 90 people across 26 states


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday afternoon that it was working to pinpoint the origin of a foodborne outbreak which has so far sickened people across 26 states and led to at least 40 hospitalizations.

Md. man gets almost 50 years for murder of ex-girlfriend in Southeast


A Maryland man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Southeast D.C. after she told police she feared for her life was sentenced Friday to 49 1/2 years in jail.


Ellicott City Main Street reopens, with eye toward rainy skies

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Main Street in Ellicott City reopens Friday, two months after the second devastating flood in two years.

Friday, Jul 20

Accused Capital Gazette shooter indicted on 23 counts of murder, assault

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An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted 38-year-old Ramos on five counts of first-degree murder, in addition to other charges including assault and weapons offenses, as well as one count of attempted first-degree murder.

Last dry day: Rain coming and it will last

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Friday is likely to be the last dry day for a while as an "ugly" weather pattern settles over the D.C. region, bringing rain showers and thunderstorms every single day for up to a week.

Rare strain of flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia resident

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A Virginia resident is dead after getting infected by a strain of a flesh-eating bacterium in bodies of water in the area.

71-year-old man dies from flesh-eating bacteria linked to tainted oyster

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Florida Health Department officials said the man died from Vibrio vulnificus two days after eating a raw oyster and coming down with a gastrointestinal illness.

Thursday, Jul 19

2018 sales tax holidays: What you can buy and where in Va., Md.

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Tax-free holidays in Maryland and Virginia are just around the corner. Here are some of the things that you can get discounts on.

Key I-66 ‘red X’ to switch off for final time

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The "red x" or green arrow that can open up an extra lane to traffic on Interstate 66 will switch off for the final time Friday night between Virginia Route 123 and the Capital Beltway.

Young adults ‘drinking themselves to death,’ as alcohol-related liver disease deaths rise

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Deaths from cirrhosis — the late stages of liver damage — jumped by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016. The biggest group of victims were people between the ages of 25 and 34 and the major cause was alcohol.

Prince George’s Co. Council wants Hogan to drop BW Parkway takeover plan

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The Prince George's County Council is against a long-range proposal aimed at transferring the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from federal to state control — a step that could bring toll lanes to the parkway.

Wednesday, Jul 18

American U. police give all-clear after Wednesday lockdown

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Police are responding to reports of an armed intruder near the campus of American University Wednesday afternoon.

Police find car used in shooting that killed 10-year-old DC girl

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Police searching for four masked gunmen who opened fire on a crowd of people in Northeast D.C. killing a 10-year-old girl say they have found the car the suspects were seen driving.

Man calls 911 to report foul in Loudoun Co. pickup basketball game

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A player in a pickup basketball game in Loudoun County called 911 to report he had been fouled — and a sheriff's deputy responded.

Photos: 2018 MLB All-Star Game

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MLB All-Star Week concluded with the big All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night. See photos.

Tuesday, Jul 17

‘We have to be outraged’: Police scour DC for masked suspects who gunned down girl near playground

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D.C. police are intensifying their search for four suspects who opened fire on a crowd of people at a Northeast D.C. apartment complex, killing a 10-year-old girl near a playground and wounding four adults. See chilling surveillance video…

10-year-old girl dead, multiple people injured after shooting in NE DC

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Four masked people got out of a black SUV with paper tags and opened fire in the 300 block of 53rd Street Northeast around 8 p.m., Assistant D.C. Police Chief Chanel Dickerson said.

You could save on I-66 tolls by changing when you leave

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Drivers paying a toll on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway can save a significant amount of money by just leaving a few minutes earlier or later, a new study finds.

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

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Bryce Harper won the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18.

Monday, Jul 16

Dangers of childbirth: US sees ‘many deaths,’ even after baby arrives

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A woman’s risk for dying from pregnancy-related causes does not end once her pregnancy does. In fact, a significant number of preventable deaths happen up to 43 days later. WTOP's Rachel Nania explores death rates among moms in WTOP's…

Dangers of childbirth: Being black can be hazardous to moms’ health

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Nationally, black women die from pregnancy-related causes three to four times more often than other women. What's behind the disparity? Experts say it stems from a troubling history in America. WTOP examines the issue in our special report…

Dangers of childbirth: DC works to save dying mothers

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The number of American women who experience severe, often life-threatening, complications during pregnancy and childbirth has increased almost 200 percent in recent years, and pregnancy-associated deaths are on the rise. The D.C. area is…

Metro union authorizes strike, not clear if or when it might happen

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Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 held the strike authorization vote following two instances in the past two weeks where a significant number of workers reported to work late in protest of Metro management.