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High-tech thermostats simplify climate control

Programmable thermostats are getting easier to use and syncing them with smartphones is revolutionizing the concept of climate control. Consumer Reports lists the best thermostats to buy.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:18am EDT

Tags: thermostat, Consumer Reports, Kristi King

Route 50 improvements to widen lanes, decrease congestion

Hang in there, drivers! A road project that's been underway nearly three years is closer to being done on Route 50 in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 11:21am EDT

Tags: Route 50, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Susan Shaw, Kristi King

Hit-and-runs with cyclists can cost drivers just $500

Consequences for hit-and-run wrecks when a bicyclist is hurt vary widely locally.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Tags: Kristi King, bike accidents, bike commute, penalties

Metroway buses will connect Alexandria and Arlington

The new buses will connect the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations with multiple stops between the two.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:07am EDT

Tags: Metro, WMATA, Kristi King, buses, Metroway

FCPS superintendent backs $5.5M school start change

Fairfax County Public Schools will start later in the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Karen Garza is on the record about which of four proposed plans she supports.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:51am EDT

Tags: FCPS, Fairfax County Public Schools, Karen Garza, school start times, Kristi King

Fairfax County police to crack down on jaywalking by Vienna Metro station

There have been 24 crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists near the Vienna Metro station in 2013-14, according to the Fairfax County Police Department -- and now officers are hoping jaywalking fines can curb crashes.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:54am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, pedestrian, cyclists, Vienna Metro, Fairfax County Police Department

Loudoun Co. trial date set for Severance

Charles Severance, the Virginia man who is the focus of three homicide investigations in Alexandria, will face a two-day jury trial for unrelated gun charges in Loudoun County this fall.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Charles Severance, courts, crime, Kristi King

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in D.C. area

The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the D.C. region, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, mosquitoes, West Nile virus, Prince William County, Woodbridge, Va.

How summer's heat leads to uptick in emergency room trips

Summer weekends are time to have fun. But some people's revelry can land them in the emergency room.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:22am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, emergency room, Emergency Physician at Washington Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Dr. Terry Jodire, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University.

Bicyclists ride in response to 'The Washington Post' column

The cars versus bicyclist debate on area roads has reached a fever pitch sparked by a controversial commentary by Washington Post Columnist Courtland Milloy titled "Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C."

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 07:19pm EDT

Tags: Washington Post, bicyclists, bikers, Courtland Milloy, Kristi King

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