WTOP News Team

Are digital stop signs the wave of the future?

It will take some time, but they might be on the way.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:34am EDT

Local firefighters help students get back to school

In Northern Virginia, off-duty firefighters and police help children prepare for the big day.

Sunday - 08/24/2014, 06:46pm EDT

What's next for Bao Bao?

The next big event for Bao Bao, the panda cub at the National Zoo who just turned one year old, will be separating from her mother. But that won't happen for about another six months.

Sunday - 08/24/2014, 02:28am EDT

Police warn parents of pot lip balm

A product derived from marijuana that looks and feels like lip balm is becoming popular with teens, police say, but it's a potent drug that can easily be concealed.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 01:44pm EDT

Ice Bucket Challenge: Is it bogus or helping?

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" that is sweeping the nation has turned into a social media phenomenon. But is the icy challenge, that's gone viral, bogus or helping? Well, it turns out it is quite legitimate.

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 10:56am EDT

Scores of bikers ride through D.C. for 9-11 event

For one organizer, "America's 9-11 Ride" is a reminder of the 2001 attacks.

Saturday - 08/16/2014, 11:30pm EDT

D.C. tattoo artists push back against proposed regulations

D.C. tattoo artists and body piercers are joining forces to make sure regulations don't put them out of business.

Saturday - 08/16/2014, 02:18am EDT
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Former Loudoun teacher sentenced to 13 years for child porn

A former Loudoun County art teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for child pornography.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 12:21pm EDT

Memorial honors post 9/11 veterans

On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had a unique memorial dedicated to them: a "Living Wall of Honor" for post 9/11 veterans.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 10:50pm EDT

Wizards' Wall hosts back-to-school event (Photos)

You can think of it as a pep-rally with Washington Wizards player John Wall to get kids psyched to go back to school.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 08:42am EDT

Loudoun Co. officials: Be alert for new tactics on old scams

Con artists simply don't give up. They keep coming up with new ways to separate you from your money. And a local sheriff's office is warning of a freshened-up version of an old scam.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 05:41am EDT
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Virginia on list of states with most farmers markets

The mantra, "buy local" is catching on as farmers markets become more abundant nationwide and Virginia is among the states experiencing the most growth.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 08:00am EDT

Man wanted for sexual assault at Falls Church pool

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was working Saturday at a community pool in the Yarling Court area of Falls Church near Lee Highway.

Sunday - 08/03/2014, 02:48pm EDT

Va. police respond to high-profile sexting trial

A statement by Manassas City Police says once any defendant goes to trial, all legal avenues of collecting evidence are explored.

Sunday - 08/03/2014, 07:13am EDT
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Police identify man killed in Bowie

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Bowie.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:08am EDT

Red Cross facing blood shortage in D.C. area

The Red Cross is putting out a call for people to roll their sleeves up and donate blood.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 10:14am EDT

Taxpayers on the hook for politician's legal fees

Citing Virginia law, residents have to pay $30,000, the cost of Eugene Delgaudio's defense fund.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Springfield Town Center Phase 1 to open Fall 2014

There's a compete transformation that's happening to the Springfield Mall. The mall was basically razed and now in its place will be the rising of a new Springfield Town Center.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 03:25pm EDT

Mental health classes teach value of early intervention

The mental health first-aid program was first researched and launched in Australia, and has been in the U.S. for the last 4 to 5 years. Rhonda Williams, a licensed clinical social worker, is one of the mental health first-aid instructors for the City of Alexandria. She says the city has been offering the mental health first-aid classes for about two years.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:59am EDT

Fairfax police seek suspects in ATM skimmer cases (Photos)

Police are looking to the public to catch ATM scammers who recently hit four ATMs in Fairfax County. Similar cases have been reported in Loudoun and Stafford counties.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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