New crash tests could affect your new car decision

WTOP News 8/19 5:45A John Aaron
A tough new crash test has recently been flunking a lot of cars, and safety-focused shoppers considering a vehicle that has yet to be tested under the new standard might want to consider holding off...

Part of Constitution Ave. closed after shots fired at 3 vehicles

WTOP News 8/19 1:44A Colleen Kelleher
A portion of Constitution Avenue in Northwest remains closed near 16th Street as D.C. police investigate shots fired at three parked cars early Friday. U.S. Park Police detained two adults and a juvenile in connection with the incident not far...

DC families on gov’t assistance to get $1,000 grant

WTOP News 8/19 1:07A Ivy Lyons
Outside of the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Southeast, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $1,000 grant for families who received government assistance from the District to ease back-to-school costs. Roughly 15,000 participating...

DC parents have homework ahead of first day of classes

WTOP News 8/18 11:57P John Aaron
As public schools in D.C. gear up for the start of the school year, leaders are reminding parents they have a couple of things to do to help fight the spread of COVID-19 when classes begin. That includes testing their children for COVID-19 before...

Teen arrested for deadly shooting at DC ‘Moechella’ event

WTOP News 8/18 3:27P Alejandro Alvarez
A teen is in custody for a deadly shooting near Northwest D.C. s 14th and U streets after a Juneteenth celebration. A 15-year-old male resident of Northeast D.C. was taken into custody Thursday by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive...

9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Week

Washingtonian Things To Do 8/18 10:46A Sophia Young
End the summer the right way at Dear Summer BBQ, a cookout at the Bullpen (1201 Half St., SE) on Saturday, August 20 from 4 to 10 PM. The $65 ticket includes free BBQ (from 4 to 6 PM only), live DJ performances, and more. Find tickets here. It’s...

Amtrak has 4,000 jobs to fill

WTOP News 8/18 4:17A Jeff Clabaugh
Amtrak plans more than 50 hiring events in its current fiscal year in several cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., as it looks to fill thousands of available jobs. More than 4,000 positions are open , including management,...

American University, union working to avert strike

WTOP News 8/17 11:09P Joan Jones
Talks are set to resume Thursday to avert a strike at American University in D.C. Hundreds of clerical, technical and academic staffers plan to strike next week if a deal over wages and health care benefits isn t reached. More Education News More...

Construction on Barry Farm redevelopment begins in September

WTOP News 8/17 4:54P Abigail Constantino
D.C. said it has closed on financing that will bring affordable housing and commercial businesses to a historically significant area of the city. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development said...
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