Tag: Arlington, VA News

Friday, snow-day: Tracking the totals as flakes coat the region

WASHINGTON — As snow flurries began across the WTOP listening area on Friday morning, many wondered what the total would be. Storm Team4’s Chuck Bell suggested the totals wouldn’t top 2 inches in most areas, and so far, he looks to be correct. His colleague Mike Stinneford has been updating the totals via the National […]

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Winter weather likely to cause headache during Tuesday evening commute

WASHINGTON — If you’re coming into D.C. from the northwestern part of the WTOP listening area this morning, be sure to add some extra time to your commute. A blast of winter weather is on its way. Inside the Beltway, expect early morning conditions to be typical for this time of the year. But outside the […]

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Va. Sen. Warner: Flying public ‘less safe’ because of partial shutdown

ARLINGTON, Va. — Virginia Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say the partial government shutdown — now in its 33rd day — is not only depriving furloughed employees and contractors of a paycheck — it’s also making air travel more dangerous. “Americans who are flying today are less safe than what our standards have […]

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Cold keeps WWII vets away from 75th anniversary of the Battle of Anzio

WASHINGTON — Voice cracking and tears flowing as much from sentiment as the cold, the daughter of a survivor of the Battle of Anzio was among those attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on Tuesday, commemorating the battle’s 75th anniversary. “I just wish that World War II veterans could be here […]

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Arlington National Cemetery seeks volunteers to remove holiday wreaths

WASHINGTON — Over 57,000 volunteers flocked to Arlington National Cemetery in mid-December to help place wreaths on each headstone ahead of the holiday season. Now, the cemetery needs volunteers again. With the holidays behind us, Arlington National Cemetery will remove the wreaths Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 8 a.m., as part of its annual Wreaths Out […]

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Incentives abound for DC blood donors before New Year’s

WASHINGTON — Two organizations that collect blood for use in the D.C. area are asking for donations now. That’s because car accidents, cancer treatments and emergency surgeries don’t stop for the holidays. But donors don’t make as much time to give in late December as they do during other parts of the year. Donate at […]

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After Thanksgiving traffic jams, Dulles and DCA hope Amazon arrival could help widen roads

ARLINGTON — Airport leaders are outlining potential responses to the long Thanksgiving weekend traffic jams at Reagan National and Dulles International airports, and deflecting blame away from ongoing construction for the particularly bad backup at Reagan. Big crowds came for flights from early afternoon through early evening, and similar, if somewhat smaller, crowds are expected […]

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Coalition forms to push the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola idea

WASHINGTON — A plan for an aerial gondola connecting Georgetown with Rosslyn over the Potomac was first floated more than five years ago, and a feasibility study in 2016 seemed to give the idea some credibility. However, any plans to do it have not meaningfully advanced. Now a coalition of 35 area stakeholders hopes to […]

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Volunteers, wreaths needed to decorate veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON— The placement of wreaths on the veterans’ gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery is an annual holiday tradition that stretches back nearly three decades. Wreaths Across America, the volunteer organization spearheading the annual effort, is looking for help to honor those buried there. National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, Dec. 15. “We will be, on […]

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Thanksgiving weekend Metro work precedes Yellow Line shutdown

WASHINGTON — Metro will reduce its hours Thanksgiving Day and have regular weekend track work Saturday and Sunday. But the biggest change riders need to plan for starts Monday, when the Yellow Line shuts down for two weeks. Service at all stations on the Blue and Yellow lines will be half the usual scheduled level […]

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Alexandria leaders see Amazon HQ2 as economic boom, not traffic nightmare

WASHINGTON — Alexandria city leaders are promising that Amazon’s move to Crystal City and Virginia Tech’s plan to build a high-tech campus in Alexandria will produce an economic boom, not a traffic nightmare. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re […]

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DC punk legends Minor Threat reunite — for iconic photo only

WASHINGTON — ‘Baby has grown older,’ but still knows how to pose for a photo. In 1985, D.C. hardcore band Minor Threat released their final EP, entitled “Salad Days,” two years after the band had broken up. The cover photo, by Glen E. Friedman, of the band sitting on the front porch of Dischord House, […]

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Flying to, from DC area will take longer this holiday season with crowds, construction

ARLINGTON, Va. — Construction delays and big holiday crowds mean you’ll have to add extra time to fly in or out of the D.C. region’s airports for much of the next month and a half. The key is to plan ahead and come early, said Margaret McKeough, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority executive vice president. At […]

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What Amazon’s HQ2 decision will mean for the area’s real estate market

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s selection of northern Virginia as the future home of half of its second headquarters is expected to have a dramatic impact on the area’s housing market as the company brings thousands of employees to the region. Cities across the country were originally competing for 50,000 jobs that were projected to come along […]

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Plan ahead, but traffic ‘back to normal’ at Reagan National after Friday’s chaos

WASHINGTON — Airport officials advise travelers and those picking up friends and family members at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, to give themselves extra time through Monday due to the closure of metro stations in the area. Both the Crystal City and Reagan National Airport stations are closed through Monday due to track work, […]

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WATCH: On 9/11 anniversary, DC firefighter remembers Pentagon response

WASHINGTON — On the 17th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 11 terror attacks, members of D.C. Fire and EMS recall what the local response was like on that tragic day. “I have goose bumps already because I get chills when I talk about it,” said firefighter technician Margie Dickey. She shared the company’s journal from […]

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Accenture will tidy up the Library of Congress’ collection

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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Accenture wins Library of Congress data center contract

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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Media firm leaving D.C. for Arlington

FP1 Strategies, a media strategy firm, is leaving D.C. for Arlington. The company, currently headquartered in the Dupont Circle area, will move into nearly 30,000 square feet at 3001 Washington Blvd. in Clarendon, Newmark Knight Frank announced. FP1 will occupy the sixth, seventh and eighth floors, taking 25 percent of the 94,837-square-foot office building. Penzance […]

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Eastbound I-66 closed at Lee Highway/Rosslyn

WASHINGTON — East bound traffic on Interstate 66 is shut down at Lee Highway/Rosslyn due to a crash. ⚠TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠ EB I-66 is currently shut down at Lee Highway/Rosslyn. All traffic is being directed off I-66 at exit 73. — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 8, 2018 Traffic is being directed off I-66 at exit 73, […]

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