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Darci Marchese, Reporter, WTOP

Returning from war can be difficult for service members. Those who leave with physical and mental wounds often face long recovery times. The Warrior Canine Connection is trying to make that process a bit easier. Reporter Darci Marchese, from Federal News Radio's sister station WTOP, reports on the extraordinary journey that's helping to turn dogs into healers.

Tags: WTOP , wounded soldiers , Warrior Canine Connection , service dogs , DoD , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:56am EST

Md. lures BRAC buyers with low-interest loans

With the Base Realignment and Closure plan set to bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Maryland, the state started a new, $100 million initiative to attract homeowners.

Tags: BRAC , home loans , Carroll County , Montgomery County , Baltimore , Anne Arundel County , Prince George's County , Harford County , Howard County , Cecil County , Frederick County , Base Realignment and Closure , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 07/09/2010, 11:20am EDT

McMansions out, smaller, energy efficient homes in

Are big, over-sized, "McMansions" out of style? Some say, yes.

Tags: Home Value Highwire , McMansions

Monday - 06/20/2011, 03:25pm EDT

Smartphone apps provide car accident relief

A car accident is never pleasant for anyone involved. Several major auto insurance companies are making the fallout easier by offering smartphone apps that allow drivers to document information on the spot.

Tags: apps , auto insurance , Progressive , Allstate , alicia lozano ,

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 12:29pm EDT

Dog shot after attacking school children on bus

A normal day at a bus stop turned into a terrible scene when a strange dog appeared and started attacking children.

Tags: American Bulldog , Prince George's County , Clinton, Md.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 02:14pm EDT

Walter Reed BRAC move changes wounded warrior care

The closures of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center brings big changes for wounded warriors, military members and their families - and big money for making those changes work.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , WTOP , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , In Depth

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:17pm EDT

Part 5: Impact of BRAC on military health care; Era ends at Walter Reed

The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , health care , Walter Reed , Fort Belvoir , National Naval Medical Center ,

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 01:02pm EDT

Card sends camera photos straight to your phone

Always digging for a cable or cord to get your photos on the Web? WTOP's Darci Marchese says there's now a faster way to do it.

Tags: Eye-Fi Mobile X2 , Wired ,

Monday - 04/25/2011, 05:20pm EDT

BRAC traffic impacts sooner than expected

Major changes are coming to the entire D.C. Metro Region and WTOP has learned that the upcoming Base Realignment and Closure Plan will impact commuters sooner rather than later.

Tags: BRAC , Mark Segraves

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 05:57pm EDT

Police seek help solving fatal hit and run in Charles Co.

Maryland State Police are asking for the public's help in solving a fatal hit and run.

Tags: Maryland State Police , Perry Road , La Plata , Darrel Gene Sallie , Ford , Ford Expedition , Route 6 ,

Monday - 03/28/2011, 06:46pm EDT
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