Christopher Geldart was welcomed by the threatof heavy rains and tornadoes on his first day as D.C.’s new homeland security director. But as the worst weather skirted the city, Geldart picked up the phone to offer aid to his counterparts in harder-hit Montgomery County, Md., and turned the storm into an internal drill for his own staff.
Metro is rolling out its “Rush Plus” service Monday morning. The change will affect about 110,000 riders on the green, yellow, blue and orange lines. The service will be in effect weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
A 1996 sexual assault has been linked through DNA to the same man believed responsible for nine other attacks on women in the District of Columbia and Maryland, police and the FBI said Thursday.
The National Building Museum in Washington is giving visitors a place to tee off with a new indoor mini-golf course exhibit.
A Maryland man who drove a stolen Jeep into a downtown Washington office has made his first court appearance.
The District of Columbia Public Library is working to build an archival collection honoring the “godfather” of go-go music, Chuck Brown.
Tourism officials say Washington saw a record 17.9 million visitors last year, surpassing a previous record of 17.4 million set in 2000 before the 9/11 attacks.
A 36-year-old Asian elephant named Shanthi is developing her musical talents by playing harmonicas within the reach of her trunk.
Two new car-sharing companies are open for business in Washington, competing with Zipcar.
The pursuit of a stolen car comes to a deadly end. Two young boys are killed when the car explodes into flames.
A former employee of the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue has been sentenced to spend two and a half years in prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 in city money.
Two former District Department of the Environment employees have signaled they will plead guilty in a case involving taking bribes to overlook alleged environmental violations at a southwest Washington construction site.