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Elephant Walk closes roads near Verizon Center

Several roads near the Verizon Center will be closed Tuesday afternoon because of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Elephant Walk.

Tags: Verizon Center , Virginia Avenue , Washington Avenue , Independence Avenue , G Street , 6th Street , Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus , Garfield Park

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 03:43pm EDT

Activists, circus continue to spar over elephants

The return of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to Verizon Center this week is reviving a long-running battle between the circus and animal rights activists.

Tags: Verizon Center , Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 04:50pm EDT

Metro fires train operator involved in derailment

About 350 passengers were on the Red Line train at the time of the Feb. 12 derailment.

Tags: Metro , Red Line , Farragut North , Metro derailment

Friday - 03/12/2010, 04:55pm EST

Escaped D.C. inmate found in Southeast

A neighbor reported seeing Terrence Moore sleeping in a car.

Tags: Terrence Moore , inmate escape , prisoner escape , Corrections Corporation of America , Southeast , Southern Avenue

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 01:11pm EST

D.C. teachers charged with abusing students

Several D.C. Public Schools teachers have been charged with physically abusing students, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier tells WTOP.

Tags: D.C. Public Schools , Cathy Lanier , Michelle Rhee , Ask the Chief , D.C. police

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 02:16pm EST

6 arrested in crackdown on human trafficking

A crackdown on human trafficking has led to several arrests in Montgomery County.

Tags: Maryland , Virginia , Northeast , Montgomery County , Germantown , Gaithersburg , Montgomery County Police , Facebook , Craigslist , human trafficking

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 12:58pm EST

2 construction workers fall 3 stories from site

A gust of wind shook the scaffold where the two brothers were working.

Tags: construction accident , wind , Roche , safeway , Northwest , Wisconsin Avenue , Pete Piringer

Friday - 02/26/2010, 12:55pm EST

Barry apologizes, but says he didn't break law

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry is apologizing to the D.C. Council, a week after an independent investigation found he gave his then-girlfriend government contracts and took cash kickbacks.

Tags: Southeast , Anacostia , Marion Barry , Union Temple Baptist Church , Fred Cooke , Natalie Williams , Rev. Willie Wilson , D.C. Council , Jack Evans , Robert Bennett , United States Attorney's Office , D.C. Office of Campaign Finance

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 05:43pm EST

Residents asked to clear snowed-in storm drains

With massive snow mounds piling up on District streets, storm drains are blocked and unable to take on the melting brought on by warmer temperatures. That means as piles sink in size, the water could flood roads or find ways into area basements.

Tags: WASA , snow , flooding , Mark Segraves , storm drains

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 01:52am EST

Evans: Council should look at sanctions for Barry

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans tells WTOP he believes the D.C. Council should hold an open vote and should create a process to examine possible sanctions against Councilmember Marion Barry.

Tags: D.C. Council , Jack Evans , Marion Barry , Jim Graham , Bob Bennett , Donna Watts-Brighthaupt , Hands Across The Potomac

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 02:36pm EST
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