WTOP News Team
Although it's still a few years off, the National Park Service is coming up on a milestone.
"This, I think, will be the new crown jewel for the visitor experience in D.C.," says Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association.
In the days immediately following the release of the Ray Rice video, a tsunami of women reached out for help.
September is Child Cancer Awareness month and there is a push to get a special license plate that would help raise money to research childhood cancer.
"Mini" Timmy Tyrrell has raised more than $200,000 so far.
Wednesday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Here at home, a powerful traveling exhibit will be kicking off its fall tour with the first stop at George Mason University.
Not far from the grave where the first openly gay American serviceman is buried, a portion of vacant land has been purchased to be the future home of a new veterans memorial honoring the military service of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The former mayor of Culpeper is expected to be in court this week for his first appearance in a defamation suit.
It will take some time, but they might be on the way.
In Northern Virginia, off-duty firefighters and police help children prepare for the big day.
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.
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.
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.
For one organizer, "America's 9-11 Ride" is a reminder of the 2001 attacks.
D.C. tattoo artists and body piercers are joining forces to make sure regulations don't put them out of business.
A former Loudoun County art teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for child pornography.
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.
You can think of it as a pep-rally with Washington Wizards player John Wall to get kids psyched to go back to school.
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.
The mantra, "buy local" is catching on as farmers markets become more abundant nationwide and Virginia is among the states experiencing the most growth.
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