Concession made in Dulles Rail project

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Wednesday dropped a controversial pro-union preference for the second phase of the Dulles Rail Project.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 12:45pm EDT

Teen accused of trying to assault girls in Loudoun

A 16-year-old has been charged with trying to sexually assault two girls, ages 14 and 12, who were walking to school in Loudoun County.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 03:35am EDT

Loudoun County debates second phase of Dulles Rail project

A major transportation decision is about to be made in the D.C. area and if approved, plans for the second phase of the Dulles Rail project would bring Metrorail service from the airport into Loudoun County.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 04:18am EDT

Before Dulles Rail completion, further extension considered

Thomas Roussey, ABC7 for WTOP

Monday - 06/04/2012, 07:41am EDT

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Beltway Poll: Widespread support for Dulles rail extension

The construction of a new $6 billion, 23-mile rail line to Dulles Airport appears to have wide support in the region even as controversy continues to escalate over its financing.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 01:50pm EDT

Loudoun County, D.C. see jump in median income

New U.S. Census data suggest some areas in the D.C. region are doing better than others.

Monday - 05/28/2012, 04:52am EDT

Body found in Leesburg pond thought to be missing man

Leesburg police have found a body in a drainage pond, two days after a witness reported seeing and hearing a man struggling in the water.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:29pm EDT

Drowning investigation on hold in Leesburg

The Leesburg Police Department say Monday's rainy weather has put the search for a possible drowning victim on hold. Conditions are too dangerous for divers to enter the water.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 03:36pm EDT

Audit highly critical of Airports Authority

An audit of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the board overseeing the Dulles Rail Project, finds the organization is not transparent in its financial dealings and lacks safeguards to make sure its own rules are followed.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:52am EDT
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Parents fear for school-bound children with food allergies (VIDEO)

There are mixed emotions when parents send a child off to school, but for parents of children with food allergies, the fear can be overwhelming.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 07:06am EDT
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Loudoun supervisors undaunted by Silver Line report

A new analysis that concludes Loudoun County could suffer a $72.2 billion economic blow without the second phase of the Silver Line isn't fazing some Loudoun County supervisors.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:41am EDT

Middleburg Battlefield to be preserved: governor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be in Middleburg to announce details of a new public-private partnership that will preserve a key portion of the Middleburg Battlefield from the Civil War.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:57am EDT

Fashion is the thing at Virginia's Gold Cup

Saturday's Gold Cup is the day in horse country known as part fashion show, part banquet, and part sporting event.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:00pm EDT

LaHood vows to stand behind the Dulles Rail Project

Planning for the Silver Line is on the right track, says U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:28pm EDT

Space shuttle Enterprise to depart D.C. Friday

The space shuttle Enterprise is scheduled to depart Dulles International Airport Friday morning and make its trip to a new home in New York City.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:58pm EDT

Local bear makes surprise backyard visit

A Loudoun County woman says she was surprised by an unexpected visitor early this week -- a black bear, rummaging on her back porch.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 04:38pm EDT

Boyfriend of missing pregnant woman breaks silence

The last person to see Bethany Ann Decker, before she disappeared in Jan. 2011 while five months pregnant, believes she is alive and will return home safely.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 12:58pm EDT

Feds seize 4 pounds of cocaine found in chocolate, drinks

What looked like chocolate bars and small drink boxes at Dulles International Airport turned out to be cocaine with a street value of about $130,000.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:43am EDT

Child abducted from Calif. found safe in Va.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says a child abducted from California in 2006 has been found safe in Sterling.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:20pm EDT

Shuttle Discovery made history (VIDEO)

WTOP is closely following a final flight of space shuttle Discovery. NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle is headed Tuesday morning from Kennedy Space Center and to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Discovery was expected in the area between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. but may be arriving a half hour earlier.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 11:11am EDT
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