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Simulated plane crash at Dulles tests first responders

A hijacked fuel truck collided with a small aircraft, forcing a Boeing 767 to veer off the runway. That was storyline behind a disaster drill at Dulles International Airport Saturday testing the response of emergency crews from 10 surrounding communities.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 03:33pm EDT

Tags: Dulles International Airport, Disaster response, disaster drill, firefighters, MWAA

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Police give safety tips for warm-weather home protection

Enjoy the warm weather, but beware of criminals. Arlington police are urging residents to use common sense when leaving their homes.

Sunday - 04/28/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: safety tips, vacation

Rebuilding homes brings neighborhoods together

More than 600 volunteers with "Rebuilding Together Alexandria" repaired windows, replaced doors, even planted vegetable gardens for dozens of Alexandria homeowners who need help.

Saturday - 04/27/2013, 02:30pm EDT

Tags: National Rebuilding Day, volunteering, Alexandria,

Companies bid billions on Phase 2 of Silver Line

It's one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country, and on Friday, the bids for the second phase of the Silver Line were unveiled.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 01:57pm EDT

Tags: Metro, Silver Line, Phase 2, bid

Tips for staying safe during emergencies

Following a week of terrifying news, emergency management agencies are urging citizens to be prepared before tragedy strikes.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 10:54am EDT

Tags: emergency, emergency preparedness, boston marathon

Aisle or window? Which seats are the safest?

You've grabbed a great deal on airline tickets, but which seat should you pick?

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 04:25pm EDT

Tags: air travel, airplane safety,

Volunteers wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It is often called "The Wall that Heals," but the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall got some healing itself as dozens of people scrubbed it clean Saturday morning.

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 01:13pm EDT

Tags: vietnam war memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Cherry blossoms on the brink of full bloom

The cherry blossoms are not in full bloom yet, but they are beginning to pop.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 12:36pm EDT

Tags: Cherry Blossom, peak times, Cherry Blossom Festival

Speed limit increases on the ICC

The speed limit change comes shortly after WTOP's Ari Ashe reported that nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued since the ICC opened.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 08:50am EDT

Tags: ICC, speed limits

D.C. among worst cities to retire

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Washington as among the worst cities in the country for retirees.

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 03:38pm EDT

Tags: retirement, U.S. News and World Report,

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