Former D.C. City Council candidate Jeff Smith sentenced to 60 days jail jail for accepting illegal campaign contributions from Jeffrey ‘Uncle Earl’ Thompson

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - A D.C. Superior Court judge has sentenced a former D.C. Council candidate to 60 days in jail for making false reports to the city's campaign finance office. Judge Anita Josey-Herring also ordered 40-year-old Jeff Smith to pay...

Where to Canoe Around Washington

Canoe Back in Time To see what a Chesapeake tributary looked like when John Smith explored the region 400 years ago, book a guided canoe trip of Parkers Creek with the American Chestnut Land Trust. The Calvert County preservation

Missing American student Aaron Sofer’s body found in Jerusalem forest

JERUSALEM (CNN) - An American student has been found dead in Israel. According to police, a body found in a Jerusalem forest is Aaron Sofer of New Jersey, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. The 23-year-old, who was in Israel to

NewsChannel 8 to host Maryland gubernatorial debate Oct. 13

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) NewsChannel 8 is pleased to announce that the station will host the Washington areas only Maryland Gubernatorial Debate on Monday, October 13th at 10 a.m. during NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt. This hour-long debate will be co-hosted...

Celebrity Buzz: Tony Soprano didn’t die in ‘Sopranos’ finale reports Vox

Today's pop-culture roundup includes a famous-but-perplexing restaurant scene, a cat that's not a cat, a certain high-profile wedding, our mystery music video and much more.

MYSTERY REVEALED?: Vox says the character didn’t die, but creator David Chase is quick to


Orgon has fallen under the spell of the pious fraud Tartuffe, at great cost to his family, in Molière’s crowning achievement and scathing indictment of religious hypocrisy. Only by conspiring, hiding in closets and climbing under tables (in true French

Roommate arrested in murder of Laurel man whose dismembered body was found in trash bags

LAUREL, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County Police on Thursday arrested the roommates of a man whose body was found dismembered in two trash bags in Laurel and charged him with his slaying. Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes, 32, was charged with first-

Man of La Mancha

A story of hope rises from the darkness of a prison cell where Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, complete with loyal friends, troubled maidens and giant monsters. Quixote’s quest—filled with humor and poignancy in equal measure—dares

Saved from boiling pot: Extremely rare blue lobster named ‘Skyler’ finds a new home

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP/ABC News) - A blue lobster caught off the coast of Maine last weekend, in a 1-in-2 million find, is now going to live out its days at Maines State Aquarium. Meghan LaPlante, 14, and her father Jay, operator


A dramatic sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth, David Greig’s Dunsinane is a vision of one man's attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war. Written from the perspective of a Scot, Dunsinane examines the struggle of a foreign invader