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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell wants new trial over jury issues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury ...

George Mason Elementary in Alexandria closed due to sewage problem

EDUCATION By ABC 7 News October 30, 2014 - 10:35 pm Decrease Increase Text size ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) -- George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria will be closed ...

D.C. sports stars help rebuild playground destroyed by arson

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WJLA) – A local school’s playground, left in ruins this summer by an arsonist, is now getting new life. It comes thanks ...

Gunman tries to kidnap boy near school bus stop in Prince George's County

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County Police are looking for a man and woman accused of trying to abduct an 8-year-old boy at ...

Killer of 8-year-old boy wants transfer from Va. mental hospital

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) – It was a case that shocked the region and changed where parents let their children play. Fourteen years ago, a stranger ...

Drunken mother tries to teach 10-year-old son to drive, crashes SUV during lesson, police say

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WJLA) – A mother is facing criminal charges, after police say she careened into a concrete pillar, while drunk, with her two ...

Va. teen with spinal injury defies odds, earns award for learning to walk again

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – When Nick Balenger suffered a serious spinal injury, doctors told the teen he would never walk again. On Thursday night, the hospital ...

Severed arm grabs Halloween spotlight at Civil War museum in Frederick

MARYLAND By The Associated Press October 30, 2014 - 01:43 pmUpdated: October 30, 2014 - 03:58 pm A well-preserved arm purportedly found on the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg, ...

Minnesota white spruce cut down, ready to hit road to become U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

NATION By The Associated Press October 30, 2014 - 02:04 pm Decrease Increase Text size CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) - A white spruce from north-central Minnesota is about to ...

Two Prince George's police officers indicted on assault charges involving teenagers

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (NewsChannel 8) -- Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted in separate assault cases by a grand jury on Thursday. Continue reading PGPD ...

National Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii volcano lava flow

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road ...

A rare look at life in zero gravity inside the International Space Station

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (CNN) - The International Space Station orbits the earth every 90 minutes traveling about 17,500 miles per hour. Continue reading An astronaut in the ...

Redskins' Gruden: 'Every intent' of starting RG3 on Sunday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - It's time for RG3's latest comeback. Continue reading Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks across the field in warm ups. (AP ...

Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush is captured

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) - A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday ...

Arlington County approves pub crawl for Halloween weekend, despite previous problems and arrests

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Arlington County Police are gearing up for a pub crawl in Clarendon this weekend – expected to attract a crowd of ...

ABC7/NewsChannel 8 Town Hall examines reasons behind likely GOP Senate takeover

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – There are a litany of reasons why recent polling shows Republicans likely taking control of the U.S. Senate next Tuesday night, ...

Columbia Heights fatal stabbing is neighborhood's second this month

CRIME By The Associated Press, Brianne Carter October 30, 2014 - 10:46 am Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police are investigating the second fatal ...

Arlington County approves permit for Halloween pub crawl in Clarendon

BUSINESS October 30, 2014 - 11:44 am Screenshot of the an email from DC Project Events. (Photo: DC Project Events) Decrease Increase Text size ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – Arlington ...

Missing Georgetown pooodle returned after social media blitz

D.C. October 30, 2014 - 11:47 am Charlie the poodle. (Photo: Facebook/Find Charlie the Foster Dog) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON - A 4-year-old poodle that disappeared from outside ...

Thomas Menino, longest-serving Boston mayor, dead at 71

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one ...

Small plane slams into Wichita building in deadly crash

NATION By The Associated Press October 30, 2014 - 12:20 pm (Photo: KSNW-TV) Decrease Increase Text size WICHITA, Kan. (AP/CNN) - A small plane that reported losing engine power has ...

Metro weekend track work: Delays on all 6 lines for riders

Metro says riders will wait longer than usual for trains this weekend. ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. Continue reading The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes ...

D.C. Council to weigh legal sale of marijuana

With District of Columbia residents poised to legalize possession of marijuana, the D.C. Council is starting to consider whether to allow its legal sale. ...

Showdown imminent over nurse Kaci Hickox's quarantine in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for ...

Charles Amofa, of Hyattsville, gets 20 years in girls' kidnapping

A Prince George's County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the kidnapping of two 6-year-old girls in separate incidents. ...

Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington among 'highly distinguished' schools recognized by Va. Board of Education for SOL achievements

EDUCATION By The Associated Press October 30, 2014 - 05:26 am Students. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Board of Education is honoring ...

Military jet crashes along Southern California coast, killing pilot

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) - A military jet crashed into a field near a naval base off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, killing the ...

Search for missing D.C. girl Relisha Rudd continues as 9th birthday arrives

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. police officers and FBI agents passed out missing person fliers at two locations on the ninth birthday of Relisha Rudd, who ...

San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win third World Series in five years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on ...

Woman choosing to end life at 29 completes bucket list

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP/CNN) - A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish on her ...

Police consider changes at site of fatal Oxon Hill crash

OXON HILL, Md. (NewsChannel 8) – Officials in Oxon Hill are looking at new safety measures at an intersection where five people, including two children, ...

?Pop-up? tool shed in neighbor?s backyard angers Capitol Hill residents

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – It’s being classified as a tool shed, but a first glimpse at a building under construction in a historic D.C. neighborhood reveals ...

D.C.?s Stadium Club could lose its liquor license

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Neighbors of Stadium Club say the business is trouble and want its liquor license gone. Continue reading The Stadium Club. (WJLA photo) A public hearing ...

Full practice for Redskins' RG3, could play Sunday (Video press pass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III's practice status received an upgrade from "limited" to "full" on Wednesday. Continue reading More on this story Yet Jay Gruden's message ...

Russian-made rocket engines suspected in Antares rocket launch blast

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded ...

Defense Secretary Hagel orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women ...

Hawaii volcano: Rain helps with smoke but residents flee as lava flow arrives

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava creeping closer to homes and a main road in a rural Big ...

D.C. is home to the ghosts of politics past

WASHINGTON (CNN) – With the midterm elections just around the corner, most politicians are focused on the political future. But some of Washington's deepest legends ...

Harris? Heroes: Horace Mann Elementary School?s Culture Club

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Horace Mann Elementary School has decided to utilize its diverse student population in the form of a culture club. Continue reading Students at Horace ...

Greta Kruz retires from ABC7 after 30-plus year journalism career

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- After 30-plus years in journalism, ABC7 News reporter Greta Kruz retired on Wednesday with a newsroom celebration of her career that included ...

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