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D.C. ranks among 'rattiest cities' in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. , is known for lots of things: monuments, museums, cherry blossoms -- and now rats.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 09:13am EDT

Tags: Orkin, rattiest cities

Roaches, rats, leaky ceilings in Montgomery Co. schools

Students and parents in Montgomery County are using public hearings this week to demand funding, pointing to shocking conditions inside a number of local schools.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:09pm EST

Tags: mcps, Montgomery County Public Schools, roaches, Nick Iannelli

Meeting discusses ways to curb D.C. neighborhood's increasing rat population

"There are rats scurrying around everywhere in the neighborhood," one 14th Street corridor resident said at a meeting discussing the rat problem in the neighborhood.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:30am EDT

Tags: Michelle Basch, 14th Street corridor, Department of Health

Meeting to discuss rat problem in 14th Street corridor

Over the years, the D.C. area has seen peace summits and nuclear arms summits, but the summit planned in the District Thursday night might make you wrinkle your nose.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 04:49am EDT

Tags: 14th Street corridor, Brennan Haselton

Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine in lab rats (Video)

Just how addictive are high-fat/high sugar foods? New research takes a closer look.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: Oreos, addiction, food, fat, sugar, cookies, Colleen Kelleher

D.C. Councilman: Online gaming could raise millions for D.C.

Internet gaming could raise $15 million or much more for D.C. coffers, a member of the city council told WTOP on Friday.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 11:27am EST

Tags: Michael A. Brown, Mark Plotkin, Politics Program


Va. AG defends soft-on-rats accusations of D.C. officials

In a written statement to WTOP, Cuccinelli outlines the four methods of catching and releasing rodents and other wildlife, according to D.C. law. They include releasing the animal on site, relocating it, releasing it after rehabilitation and killing it.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:59pm EST

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general,

Health officials: Rats a concern at Occupy DC site

District of Columbia health officials are concerned by the presence of rats at two encampments at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 06:28pm EST

Tags: occupy dc, McPherson Square, Najma Roberts, Freedom Plaza,