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Nats' Storen gets 2nd chance in postseason

Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games. ...

Redskins still smarting from latest loss as they return from break

As the Washington Redskins returned to work this week after a mini-bye, they were still somewhat chastened by the 45-14 loss to the New York Giants last Thursday. ...

Sabres score 6-1 preseason victory over Capitals

Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, watches the puck go into the net on a goal by Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game, Wednesday, Oct., 1, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo won 6-1. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) ...

Hannah Graham abduction suspect Jesse Matthew twice accused of college s3x assaults

The man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was accused in a police file of an on-campus sexual assault at a different university in 2003. ...

Stronger Together aims to curb D.C. infant mortality rate

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The District of Columbia is seeing historic low levels for the rate of infant deaths, but is pushing forward with a new ...

Grand slam, shutout lifts SF Giants to NL wildcard win; will face Nats in NLDS Friday in D.C.

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. ...

13-year-old D.C. boy killed while playing with loaded handgun with best friend

CRIME October 1, 2014 - 08:47 amUpdated: October 1, 2014 - 10:00 pm Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - District of Columbia police said a 13-year-old ...

Former Democratic Party official Michael Gardner, of Falls Church, arrested on new child molestation charges

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A former Democratic Party official released from prison after his child molestation convictions were overturned was arrested Wednesday in a ...

Police: Man killed his boss' wife at Potomac home, then self in car over workplace theft accusation

POTOMAC, Md. (AP/WJLA) - Police said a man is believed to have killed his boss' wife and then himself after being accused of a theft ...

Drone used in Hannah Graham search; cops check for cold case ties

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA/AP/CNN/ABC News) - The search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now includes the use of an aerial drone -- the ...

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns over White House security breaches

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and ...

Man with Ebola in U.S. flew on United Airlines, had lengthy layover and changed planes at Dulles International Airport

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite ...

6-year-old boy fights for his life after being struck by FedEx van in Alexandria

CRIME By ABC 7 News October 1, 2014 - 07:46 pm Fairfax County Police at the scene of the accident on Mount Vernon Circle in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: ...

Psychiatrist says cabbie on trial for shooting Alexandria cop is one of the 'sickest' people he's ever seen

CRIME October 1, 2014 - 08:43 pmUpdated: October 1, 2014 - 09:08 pm Decrease Increase Text size ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - The defense began presenting its case during ...

D.C. residents line up outside Human Services building to get utilities turned back on

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A line of people hoping to get their lights turned back on—and in some cases, their gas, too—wrapped around the D.C. Department ...

Nationals Park head groundskeeper preps field for the playoffs

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Curly W’s can be seen all over the D.C. area, as baseball fans celebrate the Washington Nationals in the playoffs. Game day ...

America's gay rights battle goes global

Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport. ... Full story

President Obama riding elevator with armed felon is latest in list of Secret Service scandals

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret ...

Mother of Md. sex assault victim: ?His tattooing years should be over?

DAMASCUS, Md. (WJLA) - The mother of an alleged sexual assault victim is breaking her silence, fearing her 22-year-old daughter's attacker preyed on other young ...

Man slain outside Bowie swim club; police search for gunman

CRIME By ABC 7 News September 30, 2014 - 10:37 pm Decrease Increase Text size BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) -- Police from Bowie and Prince George's County were searching ...

New laws take effect in D.C., Maryland on Oct. 1

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A number of new laws—involving everything from paid family leave to yoga to online shopping—will take effect in D.C. and Maryland beginning ...

'After the Game' with Darrel Young - Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

SPORTS By NewsChannel 8, Alex Parker September 30, 2014 - 07:46 pm Decrease Increase Text size ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsChannel 8) - Redskins fullback Darrel Young joins Alex Parker on ...

DEVELOPING STORY: Montgomery County Police investigating two deaths at two nearby locations in Potomac

POTOMAC, Md. (WJLA) - Montgomery County Police are investigating two deaths that occurred within minutes of each other in Potomac Tuesday. Continue reading Around 3 p.m., police ...

Accused White House intruder Omar Gonzalez indicted, faces over decade in prison if convicted

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A 42-year-old Army veteran from Texas, said to be suffering from mental issues after serving in Iraq, was indicted on multiple charges ...

First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S. is in Texas

DALLAS, Texas (AP) - A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in ...

PETA launches Metro station ads aimed at NIH's alleged animal experimentation

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched an offensive against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week, taking out ...

Friends, family, community rally around Alexandria Herndon, Md. high school student with cancer

BRANDYWINE, Md. (WJLA) - The students, faculty and families of Gwynn Park High School have rallied around honor roll student Alexandria "Alexx" Herndon, encouraged by ...

ABC7 / NewsChannel 8 go pink for breast cancer awareness month

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier plans to stay on to serve under new mayor

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – Well, so much for that. Continue reading Lanier on NewsTalk (Part 1) Lanier on NewsTalk (Part 2) Lanier on NewsTalk (Part 3) The ...

Mostly ignored in 2007 Metro 'concert,' famed violinist Joshua Bell plays do-over at Union Station

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell has played in a train station again, though this time he hopes it's more conducive to making music. Continue ...

Jesse Matthew arrest prompts renewed look at 2009 Cassandra Morton murder

CRIME September 30, 2014 - 02:17 pm Jesse Matthew. (Photo: police mugshot) Decrease Increase Text size LYNCHBURG, Va. (ABC/AP) - The Campbell County Sheriff's office said Tuesday it ...

Pilot killed in F-15 crash in remote Virginia mountains to be buried at Air Force Academy

VIRGINIA By The Associated Press September 30, 2014 - 02:20 pmUpdated: September 30, 2014 - 02:20 pm Decrease Increase Text size AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A Massachusetts ...

Bill Clinton replacing Hillary at Anthony Brown fundraiser

POLITICS By The Associated Press September 30, 2014 - 12:51 pm (Photo: Associated Press) Decrease Increase Text size ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking his wife's ...

Body of missing Arkansas Realtor found in shallow grave; man admits targeting 'rich broker'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary ...

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI, speeding charges in Baltimore

CRIME By ABC 7 News September 30, 2014 - 12:23 pm Michael Phelps swimming in a competition in London. (AP Photo) Decrease Increase Text size BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) - Olympic ...

Moncure Elementary School on lockdown due to nearby bank robbery

VIRGINIA September 30, 2014 - 10:49 am Decrease Increase Text size GARRISONVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - Stafford County Public School officials placed Moncure Elementary School on lockdown Tuesday morning ...

NFL defends Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah, penalized for Muslim prayer after interception

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when ...

Morgan Harrington's mom makes plea to Jesse Matthew: Please tell where Hannah Graham is

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One ...

Dead body found in Clifton park is that of Fairfax teen Cara Golias, reported missing

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) - Just hours after City of Fairfax police reported 16-year-old resident Cara Lynn Golias missing Monday, her body was found in ...

Baseball insiders predicting the Nats will win it all

WASHINGTON (ESPN) -- Not to suggest that it's been a while since a team from Washington won a World Series. But ... Continue reading The last time ...

Police expanding search for Tijuani Jones, 24, Md. man with autism missing since Thursday

MARYLAND By The Associated Press September 30, 2014 - 12:06 pm Decrease Increase Text size FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Maryland police have expanded their search for a Frederick man ...

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