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Secretary Perry to Speak at American Energy Innovation Council and Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, January 17, Secretary Perry will join the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) and Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss the importance of federal investments in energy research and development (R&D).


Boy subject of controversial stop and frisk speaks to FOX 5

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - An 11-year-old boy stopped by police near Capitol Hill before Christmas is sharing his version of what happened with FOX 5. The stop is the subject of controversy after neighbors criticized Tuesday night how police handled the three young black boys. They also demanded to see


UPDATE: Magnitude 4.6 earthquake recorded off Virginia Beach

Tuesday’s magnitude 4.6 earthquake off the Virginia coast may not have been a true temblor at all. There are no fault lines or tectonic plates near the quake’s epicenter, recorded 162 miles west of Virginia Beach.


Top North Korean official to meet with Trump this week: report

A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet this week in Washington, D.C., with President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Bloomberg News reported. Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's former spy chief, will be in Washington on Friday for negotiations concerning North Korea's nuclear p


Takoma Park Police Department sees surge in robberies, Police Chief says

TAKOMA PARK, Md. - The Chief of Police for the Takoma Park Police Department made a statement on Tuesday saying there has been a surge in robberies along the borders of Takoma Park in Montgomery County and Washington DC, with two in Takoma Park.


Who’s breezing through traffic thanks to the government shutdown? Here are the winners.

WASHINGTON — The 26-day government shutdown has made driving in our area easier by cutting some morning commutes almost in half, says a report just released by a group that analyzes traffic in the Washington metro area.


Falls Church House Fire Yields No Injuries

FALLS CHURCH, VA—Firefighters responded to a house fire in Falls Church Wednesday morning, according to the Arlington County Fire Department. Arlington County and Fairfax County units responded to a single family home in the 100 block of South Oak Street, according to a tweet sent at 6:47 a.m. The f


Look Inside: $580K Baby Blue Home In Del Ray

ALEXANDRIA, VA—No matter the season, this Del Ray home has room to entertain. The townhouse can accommodate guests in the finished lower level. When it's warmer, a patio complemented by a pergola will be put to good use.


Police: Elderly woman found dead outside assisted living facility, had been missing 3 hours

GREAT FALLS, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fairfax County police say an 88-year-old woman had been missing for three hours before she was found dead in a garden at an assisted living facility in Great Falls, Va.


Family, friends remember Makiyah Wilson on six month anniversary of her death

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Friends and family of Makiyah Wilson gathered to remember the 10-year-old girl on Wednesday night on the six month anniversary of her shooting death. Wilson, a fifth-grader, died July 16, after a group of masked men fired more than 70 gunshots into a crowd of people in Northe


Volunteers needed for homeless census

Next Wednesday, dozens of volunteers will be fanning out across Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties to try and get an accurate head count of the region's homeless and housing insecure residents in an effort to improve services for people in need.


Website lets you buy a beer for a furloughed federal worker

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown drags on and frustrations grow for furloughed federal workers, there's now a way to send them a little pick me up no matter where you live.


Agency ignored constitutional concerns over Trump hotel lease, report says

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration “ignored” concerns that President Donald Trump’s lease on a government-owned building - the one that houses his Trump International Hotel in Washington - might violate the Constitution when it allowed Trump to keep the lease after he took office, acco


DC Lawmaker Aims to Get Green Light for Recreational Cannabis Sales

It has been nearly five years since residents of Washington, D.C., voted on Initiative 71, effectively legalizing low-level cannabis possession and home growing of the plant. However, recreational sales remain stunted in the nation’s capital.


Silver Spring Weather: 3 More Chances For Snow Before Monday

SILVER SPRING, MD — Looks like Silver Spring may get more snow in the coming days. It all starts with a cold front moving in to our region on Wednesday, forecasters say. Wednesday afternoon will be partly sunny, with a high near 38 degrees. In the evening, temperatures will drop to the mid-20s.


After the ‘yes’: Advice for the newly engaged

WASHINGTON — “To everything there is a season,” the Bible tells us, and that includes engagements. While some of you have been stressing about baking pies, shopping for gifts and then exercising off all that pie, others have been dropping to a knee, Putting a Ring on It and making big plans.


Here’s What’s Holding Back XRP Mass Adoption

The director of regulatory relations, Ryan Zagone just spoke at Washington, DC’s Fintech Week where he spoke about something that a lot of people have been thinking about recently in the cryptocurrency space. Zagone spoke about the uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrency regulations which is what’s k


Robots Take Over Grocery Store Aisles In Virginia | Patch PM

There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Tuesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.


Jose Andres-founded charity dishes out free meals for federal employees, contractors

WASHINGTON — Federal employees and contractors who aren’t getting paid because of the shutdown are lining up for free, hot gourmet meals from the charity founded by Chef Jose Andres.


2 tractor trailers and overturned pickup truck involved in crash on I-495 near Beltway

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Two tractor trailers and a pickup truck have been involved in a crash on the outerloop of I-495 prior to Old Georgetown Road near the Beltway. Fire officials say one person sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.