Streetcar project scaled back by DDOT

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The D.C. Department of Transportation is backpedaling on plans to build a 22-mile network of streetcars, connecting all parts of the District; the project will be scaled back. The District’s ambitious vision for a stree...

7 On Your Side: Rockville man sues LA Fitness over membership dispute

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) – A Rockville attorney is suing one of the nation’s largest gym chains, saying it is ripping him off. The problem centers on Carlos Recio’s lifetime gym membership and a well-known company accused of breaching t...

D.C. mayoral race: Schwartz seeks upset, says ‘something’s happening out there’

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – OK, time’s up, Carol. Hah! D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz (I) couldn’t have cared less Friday on NewsChannel 8’s NewsTalk as she wrapped up and momentarily high-jacked her segment on the program....

D.C. man thwarts burglar with flower pot

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A man’s report to the police that someone hit him with a brick ended up putting an accused burglar behind bars—that’s thanks to a Northwest D.C. man’s quick thinking and green thumb. The man survived a...

One man is tackling poverty in D.C. area, one bed at a time

WASHINGTON (CNN/WJLA) - Rita Taylor's heart used to break every time she put her two young daughters to bed.

For five years, Taylor and her children were homeless, sometimes sleeping in abandoned houses or cars.

When they finally moved into a home

Redskins’ RG3 speaks, says he won’t rush return (Video press pass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night. Griffin spoke for 1 minute, 17 seconds ...

Good Samaritan raped multiple times in Southeast D.C. row house

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – D.C. police are searching for a group of people behind a violent sexual assault that targeted a Good Samaritan early Friday morning. It began with an act of kindness around 1 a.m. at a gas station in Camp

Beadazzled – Falls Church

Human remains recently found are those of missing U.Va. student Hannah Graham

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA/AP) - The state Medical Examiner's office confirmed Friday that human remains discovered in rural Albemarle County on Oct. 18 were those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, of Fairfax County.

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District Officials Say State Department Is Threatening to “Blow Up” Walter Reed Redevelopment

District officials are keen on the site of Walter Reed Army Medical Center redeveloping into a residential and commercial hub that kickstarts the neighborhoods along upper Georgia Avenue, Northwest, but recently, Mayor Vince Gray and others have start...