Tag: Virginia

Southern winter storm could brush parts of Northern Virginia

WASHINGTON — Turns out the D.C. area is not in the clear after all, as the impact of a major storm moving through the mid-Atlantic may affect parts of Northern Virginia. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday for Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania and southern Fauquier counties and the […]

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Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in […]

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Memorial bridge closure begins Friday night

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday Dec. 10, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to […]

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Memorial Bridge closed until Monday

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to remove rusted rebar and […]

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Memorial bridge closure begins Friday morning

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday Dec. 10, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to […]

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MS-13 Member Gets 30 Years for Hacking a Man with a Machete

A Virginia judge sentenced an MS-13 member to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday for using a machete to hack away at a man until his death in 2017. Albemarle County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. ordered Walter Antonio Argueta Amaya, a 21-year-old Salvadorean national, to serve two 15-year prison sentences consecutively— 15 years for […]

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More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro

WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the […]

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Weather blog: Snowstorm in DC next week? Keep an eye on it

WASHINGTON — Even before winter officially starts, we are already talking about snow chances for the second time this year. All the ingredients are in place for a potential snowstorm in our area for the Sunday-Monday time frame. It is looking likely that a good portion of the mid-Atlantic will be impacted, but the questions […]

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Expected road closures for George HW Bush’s funeral procession

WASHINGTON — The funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush will close a number of roads across the Metropolitan area on Monday and Wednesday as the late president’s body is brought to the Capitol Rotunda, where he will lie in state for three days. In a release, the United State Secret Service said they will […]

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Local leaders react to the death of former President George HW Bush

WASHINGTON — As the nation mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, so are local leaders in the D.C. area. Flags are being flown at half-staff on Saturday, and many are paying tribute to the memory of the World War II hero. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam extended his thoughts to the Bush family, […]

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Gantry removal prompts overnight closures on portions of I-66

WASHINGTON — Parts of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia, will experience closures and stoppages for three days overnight to remove overhead gantries. Eastbound and westbound lanes on I-66 between I-495 and Monument Drive will be affected from Thursday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 2, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release. […]

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New DC-Va. bridge plan would add more trains, bike paths over Potomac

WASHINGTON — In a crucial step toward expanding train service for D.C.-area commuters and longer-distance travelers avoiding Interstate 95 traffic, the District Department of Transportation has chosen a preferred layout to double the number of tracks over the Potomac River to Arlington, Virginia, and also add a new way to walk or bike across the […]

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Weekend Green Line closures add to Yellow Line shutdown

WASHINGTON — In addition to the ongoing Yellow Line shutdown, a major Green Line shutdown will disrupt Metro service this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no trains between Navy Yard and Mt. Vernon Square. As crews work on lighting improvements, only shuttle buses will run this weekend between Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L’Enfant […]

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‘We cannot build our way with roads out of the congestion crisis’

WASHINGTON — Weighing widening roads against providing better alternatives to sitting in traffic is a key focus for D.C., Maryland and Virginia’s transportation bosses. “We cannot build our way with roads out of the congestion crisis that we’re in. It’s impossible,” Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine said. “We don’t have the footprint to do […]

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1 year after Bijan Ghaisar death, family says facts not enough: ‘We want to know why’

WASHINGTON — For the family of a man who was shot by two U.S. Park Police officers, the wait for answers and accountability has stretched past the anniversary of his last breath. “My brother died a year ago today,” said Negeen Ghaisar, as she stood outside the U.S. Justice Department with family members Tuesday morning, […]

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Next Memorial Bridge shutdown set for December

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday Dec. 10, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to […]

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Alexandria leaders say Amazon won’t quash affordable housing

WASHINGTON — Alexandria officials are confident housing prices and rental rates won’t become unbearable when Amazon sets up shop in Crystal City — even with skyrocketing rent in Seattle, where the online retailer has deep roots. “People have looked at Seattle and said that’s what’s going to happen in Northern Virginia, but we’re a different […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 17-24

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Many shoppers who wished to avoid Black Friday shopping made their way to the Holiday Market — open from now until Dec. 23 — as a more relaxed alternative. (WTOP/Michelle Murillo) The Associated Press contributed to this report. […]

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Freezing rain, sleet coat DC area for a soggy Saturday

WASHINGTON — Saturday could be a good day to stay indoors after the food and shopping frenzy of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, as freezing rain and sleet are forecast for the D.C. area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. to noon for parts of Maryland and Virginia. […]

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No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

WASHINGTON — Mother nature may have forgotten to defrost the weather, but Thanksgiving Day is not completely ruined. It will be sunny and dry on turkey day. Meteorologists predict that the D.C. area could experience the coldest Thanksgiving since 1996. D.C. activated its Cold Emergency Plan on Wednesday, and it will be in place until […]

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3 local nonprofits receive total of $10 million from Jeff Bezos’ fund

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s HQ2 isn’t the only investment Jeff Bezos is making in the D.C. area this year. On Nov. 20, Bezos’ Day 1 Families Fund announced it is donating a total of $10 million in grant money to three local nonprofits, including District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Community of Hope and Northern Virginia […]

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