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Early release requested for notorious DC drug kingpin

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Prosecutors have requested an early release for one of the District’s most infamous drug traffickers. Rayful Edmond III, 54, is serving a life sentence without parole on federal drug charges.


Local parishioners react to McCarrick defrocking

WASHINGTON — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and became the highest-ranking churchman to be defrocked. Now, D.C.-area parishioners are reacting to the news of the one-time Archbishop of Washington’s fall from grace.


Bernie Sanders Blames Cops for Crime, Says ‘Time for Change’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The far left Senator from Vermont is firing up his enthusiastic millennial base by uniting behind a common enemy: the police. Sanders has been known to promote the so-called “demilitarization” of the police forces in the United States and now is taking it a step further.


Creole Restaurant Apologizes For Making Soup Out Of Mitch McConnell

A Washington, DC, restaurant that specializes in New Orleans cuisine has apologized for turning Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell into soup that was served to other patrons.


Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall

The latest chapter of Washington dysfunction has culminated in drastic action by the president in order to deliver his key campaign promise. But as his opponents shake their heads and counter-punch through the courts, the historical lessons do not bode well for them, writes Jonathan Turley, professo


Transgender ban may end in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he’s became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to C


Strong Men and Women in Virginia History on display at library

The Shenandoah County Library is hosting a traveling exhibit that highlights African American Leaders in Virginia. The exhibit “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” runs through March 2. February is Black History Month.


Average tax refunds fall, creating political flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week, potentially intensifying a political flashpoint seized by Democrats as proof that the Republican-written tax law hurts the middle class.


If you need help on your taxes, Virginia State University students are here to help

PETERSBURG — Accounting majors at Virginia State University will again help area residents file their taxes. The students are working with the IRS to give Tri-Cities residents making below $58,000 income tax preparation and filing assistance for their 2018 returns. It’s the 32nd year that students h


Lowest and highest average car insurance premiums in the region

WASHINGTON — It’s not just the cost of new and used cars that keeps going up: area car insurance rates have also continued to climb. A new study shows rates have jumped about 3.5 percent since last year, and over 10 percent since 2011. And while that’s a lot, it’s still about half as high as the nat


Power 4 Puerto Rico Statement on PROMESA Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC — The Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition made the following statement in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that appointments to the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) were made unconstitutionally. The court delayed enforcement of its decision


Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.


Reddit users search for owner of toy monkey found at Reagan Nat'l Airport

WASHINGTON — Reddit users are searching for the owner of a stuffed toy monkey that was found Saturday at Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. User "Lifeisshortenjoyit" posted a photo of the toy in hopes of finding its rightful owner. The user said they found the animal at the Chick Fil A insid


Va. delegate calls for tough conversations about racism

WASHINGTON — Virginia is commemorating 400 years of history this year, and marks four centuries since the first enslaved Africans arrived on its shores. Since 1619, an uncomfortable story has been wrought, one replete with terror. Certain symbols — some with painful, hateful, or demeaning significan


GW Parkway pothole patching set for Presidents Day

WASHINGTON — The George Washington Memorial Parkway isn’t just a commuter route — it’s also a memorial for the nation’s first president. And a variety of road projects this Presidents Day weekend — and in the years to come — are aimed at preserving the parkway.


Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall opening April 1

The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall will open its doors on April 1. Located above D.C.'s L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station, the property is the culmination of a renovation and reflagging of the former L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.


State Department: Heather Nauert out as pick for United Nations ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.


Restaurant Week kicks off Monday in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Starting Monday, you can get a great deal on a meal with Virginia Beach Restaurant Week. Dozens of restaurants from across the city are offering special deals on breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Judge halts Air Force's efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it’s working under a policy that is “irrational” and “outdated.” U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria, Virginia, issued her de


Woodbridge’s Seth Ellsmore, Potomac’s Syed Moaz win state wrestling titles

With four seconds remaining in double overtime Saturday, Seth Ellsmore expelled an exuberant roar only inches away from the ear of his opponent in the 285-pound final of the Class 6 state meet.