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A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.
Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 09:25am EDT
A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting
the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist
with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.
Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT
Fireworks can traumatize pets, but owners can take steps to make sure this Fourth of July is a fun and safe one for their furry friends.
Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 09:08am EDT
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT
A D.C. councilwoman tells WTOP that she will press for answers.
Friday - 06/27/2014, 02:44pm EDT
Move over ant farms and sea monkeys -- people who want to closely
observe nature at home now can rent a mini chicken farm.
Saturday - 06/21/2014, 02:04am EDT
A second woman says she was attacked along the Metropolitan Bike Trail Monday, hours after another woman was assaulted.
Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 10:22am EDT
By this weekend, most area students will be enjoying summer vacation. Fairfax County school children, however, are expected in class through next Wednesday to make up missed snow days.
Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 08:03am EDT
A couple months out of the classroom doesn't have to cause "brain
drain" for students enjoying summer vacation. An expert shares ways to make sure kids stay engaged and prepared for the next school year.
Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 09:40am EDT
A teen boy was bitten by a shark Monday off Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 05:28pm EDT
Police officers aren't the only one's carrying weapons into airports.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:25am EDT
Fairfax County is launching a new emergency alert system, Fairfax Alerts, next week that will replace the existing system entirely in coming months.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:58am EDT
Before packing the car and hitting the road for your beach trip, police say a few steps can protect your home and belongings while you are away.
Monday - 06/09/2014, 12:48pm EDT
Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn't.
Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:05am EDT
Return at your own risk. That's the message from Prince George's
County to residents choosing to ignore a mandatory evacuation in Fort Washington
because of a slow motion landslide known as a slope failure.
Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 07:07am EDT
Beware of the bears: It's that time of year when more bears roam closer to humans.
Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:51pm EDT
It might seem a little early to worry about hurricanes, but the season starts June 1. And a tropical storm hit Florida on June 5 last year.
Sunday - 06/01/2014, 06:55am EDT
Washington Consumers' Checkbook.org investigated how to get the best price for quality workmanship when replacing a roof.
Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:25pm EDT
WTOP's third Commuter Idle winner enjoyed his relaxing ride to working in a limo, that got him to work an hour earlier than normal.
Thursday - 05/29/2014, 01:09pm EDT
Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.
Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT