All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Washington D.C. / Popular


It Is About To Get Costlier To Take A Car2Go

Drivers will pay as much as $90 more every year through a new "driver protection fee." [ more › ]

If You Overdo It On The Margaritas, Please Take a Free Taxi Home

WRAP adds Cinco de Mayo to its SoberRide program, which offers free rides home during booze-soaked holidays. [ more › ]

Brine officially opens today in the Mosaic District

Brine, oysterman Travis Croxton's farm-to-table restaurant in the Mosaic District, quietly launched a soft opening last week so friends and family could test drive chef John Critchley's menu that ventures well beyond the standard seafood fare of the Chesapeake.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: Showers and storms reasonably likely this evening (TIMELINE)

The most likely time window for activity is between about 4 p.m. and midnight. Brief downpours and lightning are possible.

Ellen Albertini Dow, feisty character actress from ‘Wedding Singer,’ dies

Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty character actress best known for her salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy “The Wedding Singer,” died May 4 at 101.Her agent, Juliet Green, confirmed Mrs. Dow’s death to the Associated Press but did not provide other details.Read full article >>

Sheriff’s office: Driver who hit patrol car was on drugs

A Calvert County woman who authorities say hit a police cruiser with her pickup truck intentionally, leading the officer inside to fire his gun at her, has been charged with assault.Authorities said Tuesday that Jaime Marie Stroud was on drugs at the time of the collision. She was not hit by the officer’s gunfire.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Meet the man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger

Two weeks ago, two mystery men were praised as Good Samaritans after a video was published that showed them jumping onto the tracks to rescue a man in a wheelchair that had rolled off the       platform at the U Street Metro station.Read full article >>

Maxwell mentions Baltimore riots to highlight need for education funding

Prince George’s Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell invoked the unrest in Baltimore as he made his pitch this week for full funding for education in school districts like Baltimore and Prince George’s County, where inequity persists based on the neighborhood where a child lives.Read full article >>

An Infant Born In Ward 8 Is 10 Times More Likely To Die Than One In Ward 3

D.C. has made marked gains, but the city is still last among the capital cities of the wealthiest countries in the world. [ more › ]

Weather Gang: Scientists spot evidence for “superflares”, blowing away anything we’ve ever seen

Some time in the next several thousand years, the Sun could unleash a flare 1,000 times more powerful than what we’ve observed in recent times.

Metro Police Arrest Suspect In Assault of 69-Year-Old Man

If convicted, the suspect faces a prison term 1.5 times the maximum term. [ more › ]

Weather Gang: Early-season Atlantic disturbance forecast to bring wet weather to Southeast

Regardless of the system’s potential development, it is poised to at least bring wet and stormy weather from Florida north into the Carolinas this week.

About Tonight: May 5, 2015

It's "Cinco De Mustache!" (Yes, that's a thing). [ more › ]

Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

A dozen civil rights groups issued a statement Tuesday criticizing the growing movement of parents who refuse to allow their children to take standardized tests, saying the anti-test push “would sabotage important data and rob us of the right to know how our students are faring.”Read full article >>

Morning Roundup: Mysterious Ice Edition

In the news: Flipped houses are causing nightmares, a brand new condo building may have to be torn down, and more. [ more › ]

Low credit scores may mean higher homeowners insurance rates

Jill Chodorov, an associate broker with Long & Foster, writes an occasional column about market trends and housing issues in the Washington area.Credit score not up to par? You may pay more for homeowners insurance in the District and Virginia.Read full article >>

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC