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Hannah Graham search: Police execute warrant at apartment, but find no sign of missing U.Va. student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA/ABC News/AP) - Three search warrants were executed Friday in the investigation for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Continue reading Charlottesville police rushed ...  Visit website

Oops: First person to buy new iPhone 6 drops it on live TV

WORLD By ABC News September 19, 2014 - 10:57 am Decrease Increase Text size PERTH, Australia (ABC News) - Talk about bad luck. Continue reading The first person to buy a ...  Visit website

Bob McDonnell, former Virginia governor, wife Maureen ask judge to toss out corruption convictions

POLITICS September 19, 2014 - 11:21 am Bob and Maureen McDonnell. (Photo: AP) Decrease Increase Text size RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, ...  Visit website

Busch Gardens removes headless Halloween props in wake of ISIS beheadings

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Busch Gardens has removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads. Continue reading The change came ...  Visit website

10% of Americans have gone to work stoned, poll finds

NATION September 19, 2014 - 11:52 am A person smokes a joint. (AP file photo) Decrease Increase Text size NEW YORK (WJLA) -- A survey of U.S. adults ...  Visit website

Fairfax County man charged with holding 17-year-old girl hostage for sex trafficking

MCLEAN, Va. (WJLA) - Fairfax County police have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly holding a 17-year-old girl captive for three months, during which he ...  Visit website

ISIS: French forces join U.S. in airstrikes

PARIS (AP) - Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, ...  Visit website

Weekend Planner: H Street festival and D.C. Vegfest

FRIDAY Continue reading • These folks were cool long before automatic hit-makers. It’s the Legends of Hip-Hop Tour, DAR Constitution Hall, 8 p.m. (Details: SATURDAY • Um, what’s ...  Visit website

D.C. Council grills D.C. Board of Elections on voting problems

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. council member Kenyan McDuffie clashed Thursday with D.C. Board of Elections Chairman Deborah Nichols at an oversight hearing over issues with ...  Visit website

Obama to unveil new public service announcements against campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. ...  Visit website

Md. teen sues Montgomery County over fraduluent school psychologist Duane Donald Flemmer

EDUCATION By The Associated Press September 19, 2014 - 07:00 am Gavel. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland teenager is suing Montgomery County ...  Visit website

Man gets new trial, is reconvicted for wife's 1972 murder in Maryland

CRIME By The Associated Press September 19, 2014 - 07:24 am Jail. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) - A man who spent more than ...  Visit website

Baltimore Ravens to let fans exchange their Ray Rice jerseys

Fans can bring their Rice jerseys to M&T Bank from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 ...  Visit website

Missing dog headed back home to Philadelphia after mysterious 3,000 mile journey to Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP/WJLA) - Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. Continue reading A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up nearly 3,000 miles away in Oregon more ...  Visit website

Group aims to redo neglected Constitution Gardens site on National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that ...  Visit website

Gonzalez, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins, 6-2

MIAMI (AP) - Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for ...  Visit website

Vets try to save leg of Gordo the dog who was hit by stolen van during L.A. police chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by ...  Visit website

Scotland rejects independence in historic vote, will remain part of the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. ...  Visit website

Phony gunman scare caused lockdown at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County

EDUCATION September 18, 2014 - 09:36 amUpdated: September 18, 2014 - 09:44 pm Decrease Increase Text size GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJLA) – A lockdown at Great Mills High ...  Visit website

As new videos surface, police seek to question man about missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA/AP) - Police said Thursday they were seeking to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of ...  Visit website

British hostage John Cantlie alive, delivers 'the truth' in new ISIS propaganda video

WASHINGTON (ABC News) - A British citizen captured in Syria two years ago resurfaced Wednesday in a new ISIS propaganda video released on YouTube. But ...  Visit website

Only On 7: Dangerous motorbike riders in D.C. hit woman, then laugh it off and leave scene

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A  23-year-old woman who was struck by both a car and a motorbike on Alabama Avenue in the District Wednesday night is ...  Visit website

Senate joins House in supporting Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for ...  Visit website

D.C. voters strongly favor pot legalization, poll finds

POLITICS By The Associated Press September 18, 2014 - 07:35 pm Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll shows that District of Columbia residents favor legalizing ...  Visit website

Home Depot data breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said that 56 million debt and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between ...  Visit website

Sheriff: Florida man shoots daughter, 6 grandchildren in apparent murder-suicide

NATION By ABC News, CNN, Associated Press September 18, 2014 - 09:27 pmUpdated: September 18, 2014 - 09:42 pm Deputies block off rural road leading to shooting scene. ...  Visit website

ABC 7 report prompts woman to report alleged sexual assault by tattoo artist

DAMASCUS, Md. (WJLA) – A talented tattoo artist, arrested in August for allegedly groping a teenage client, is back in jail. Continue reading On Tuesday, Montgomery County ...  Visit website

Tests confirm Georgetown student died from bacterial meningitis

WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Final test results have confirmed that a Georgetown University student died from bacterial meningitis, officials said Thursday night, according to the school's ...  Visit website

U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards $2.8M grant for Long Bridge replacement study

D.C. By The Associated Press September 18, 2014 - 09:20 am Potomac River. (Photo: WJLA file) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded ...  Visit website

Scotland to decide whether to declare independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided. ...  Visit website

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton to host National Mall roundtable

WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a National Mall Roundtable Thursday on Capitol Hill that will focus on several recent changes to the Mall, including new turf restoration regulations, food truck vendor fines and more. ...  Visit website

Braves beat Nationals 3-1 to snap 5-game skid

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs. ...  Visit website

Pearce hits 2 HRs as champion Orioles beat Toronto

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles had every right to experience a letdown just one night after clinching their first AL East title in 17 ...  Visit website

Pay it Forward: Comfy Chemo Bags

ELKRIDGE, Md. (Newschannel 8) – The students at Deep Run Elementary School make get well cards for cancer patients. They’re made out of construction paper ...  Visit website

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Scwartz to meet for first debate

POLITICS By The Associated Press September 18, 2014 - 04:49 am From left, D.C. mayoral candidates David Catania, Muriel Bowser and Carol Schwartz. (Photo: Associated Press) Decrease Increase Text ...  Visit website

Police confident Va. search site will yield answers in 1975 Md. Lyon sisters disappearance

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WJLA/AP) - Investigators from two states continued searching an area near Lynchburg for the remains of two young sisters from Maryland who were ...  Visit website

Silver Spring math teacher, Sarah Manchester, wins $1 million on 'Wheel Of Fortune'

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJLA) - Sarah Manchester, a math teacher from Silver Spring, became the third contestant to win the $1 million dollar grand prize ...  Visit website

Gaithersburg water main break forces Montgomery Village Avenue closure

COMMUTE By ABC 7 News September 17, 2014 - 07:15 pmUpdated: September 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm Aerial view of water main break along Route 124 in Gaithersburg. ...  Visit website

Ravens' Flacco misses practice, should still play Sunday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Just when the Baltimore Ravens appeared poised for a return to normalcy, Joe Flacco missed practice Wednesday with an unspecified ...  Visit website

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer becomes latest NFL player arrested for assault

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home ...  Visit website

Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden have confidence in QB?s ability to deliver (Video press pass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Whenever Kirk Cousins has subbed for Robert Griffin III, there's never been any pretense of a budding Washington Redskins quarterback controversy. ...  Visit website

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