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Zappers among ineffective mosquito-control measures

Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn't.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:05am EDT

Tags: mosquito, mosquitoes,

Prep now for dangerous summer storms

Now is the time to prepare for potentially dangerous summer storms and review what to do.

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 05:18am EDT

Tags: emergency, storm preparation, Pepco, Dominion Virginia Power

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Residents return to homes on Piscataway Drive despite warnings

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

Tags: Piscataway Drive, Piscataway Hills, Prince George

May and June: Increase in bears in D.C. area

Beware of the bears: It's that time of year when more bears roam closer to humans.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: bears, bear, black bear,

Hurricane season starts June 1 -- are you ready?

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

Tags: hurricane season, emergencies, weather, tropical storms

Save money on a new roof by asking the right questions

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

Tags: roof replacement, WTOP Saves You Money, Checkbook.org,

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Richmond son, D.C.-bound commutes 3 1/2 hours

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

Tags: Commuter Idle, sprawl & crawl, Thurmond Alford, Chesterfield County

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Tips to save money at the grocery store

Food shopping can eat more of the budget than some people realize, but there are sneaky ways to save.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:18am EDT

Tags: grocery stores, grocery shopping, supermarket, shopping tips,

Fairfax Co. board chairman plans to 'pull plug' on limits to home gatherings, events

The head of Fairfax County's governing board says she will vote to strike down a controversial zoning change that could limit the number of people who can visit a home and the frequency of gatherings.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:29pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova, home gatherings, Sarah Beth Hensley

Rock Creek Parkway reopens after car crashes into creek

All lanes of Rock Creek Parkway have reopened between Calvert Street and Virginia Avenue after a crash after a car drove off the road and into a nearby creek Thursday morning.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:08am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Parkway, Brian Huss, crash

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