Long shutdown could lead to real hardship in affluent suburbs

There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:21am EDT

Premature baby born after Va. crash dies

A baby born prematurely after a car crash Sunday morning has died. The crash also killed a 44-year-old driver.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 03:13pm EDT

Federal shutdown could impact thousands of private contractors

With the possibility of government shutdown looming, federal contractors worry the outcome could affect their jobs.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

New Fairfax County fire station to begin taking calls

The new Fairfax County fire station on Route 7 seems to have it all: Abundant space, meeting rooms, plenty of parking.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:21pm EDT

Mount Vernon opens library dedicated to Washington

Mount Vernon opens $47 million library dedicated to study of George Washington, Founding era

Friday - 09/27/2013, 04:30pm EDT

Police: 62-year-old hotel clerk robbed at gunpoint early Friday

An employee at a Best Western hotel in Fairfax was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint early Friday morning, police say.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 02:56pm EDT

Survey: Fairfax County students' inhalant use above national average

The abuse of inhalants among Fairfax County middle school students is above the national average, according to a new survey released by the county.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:43am EDT

Silver Line construction could finish by November

Construction of Metro's new Silver Line is entering the final stretch. And Thursday WTOP took a tour of the almost finished McLean Station.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 04:39pm EDT

Police: Va. man killed after striking tree at 'excessive speed'

A 32-year-old Fairfax man was killed Wednesday after crashing his car into a tree on Popes Head Road, police say.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 04:30pm EDT

Va. candidates for governor clash in debate

The first prime-time television debate in Virginia's 2013 governor's race, held at the headquarters of Capitol One bank, provoked overstated rhetoric that left both crying foul Wednesday night.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 11:33am EDT

Scalia expects NSA program to end up in court

Justice Scalia says it's unfortunate judges will likely determine legality of NSA surveillance

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 02:48am EDT

Two students injured in Herndon bus crash

A bus with students from a Tae Kwon Do school in Herndon was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon and two children were hurt.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:09pm EDT

Georgetown University hopes to bring its MBA program to Tysons Corner

Students seeking a master's in business administration from Georgetown University could soon find themselves heading to evening classes at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner instead of the school's D.C. campus as early as fall 2014.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:53am EDT

Schools in Stafford, Fairfax named Blue Ribbon schools

10 Virginia schools named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:09am EDT

Transformer fire causes Fairfax County power outages

A large power transformer caught fire in the Sunset Hills area of Reston at about 8 a.m. The fire caused about 700 Dominion Virginia Power customers to lose power for about a half hour before it was restored again.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 10:43am EDT

Police: stolen car involved in chase in Fairfax

Police: car involved in chase that killed 14-year-old from DC had been stolen

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 07:50am EDT

With business elite, debate has huge 'oops' factor

Fairfax debate before business elite carries 'oops' factor, can clarify campaign's direction

Monday - 09/23/2013, 07:19pm EDT

Police: Man robbed at gunpoint in Fairfax County

A 29-year-old Fairfax County man was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday, police say.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 03:59pm EDT

15-year-old charged in fatal Va. crash

15-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal Va. crash

Monday - 09/23/2013, 09:41am EDT
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