Men retrieved from boat amid icy water in Northern Virginia

The men, who were in a jon boat or similar craft, apparently found conditions too icy to safely return to shore about 1:30 p.m. and called 911.

By Martin WeilJanuary 21, 2024

Five slain in two Baltimore shootings, police say

Three killed in one shooting, police say.

By Martin WeilJanuary 21, 2024

Prince George’s officer injured, suspect shot during chase, police say

The suspect and officer were released from a hospital with nonfatal injuries. Police believe the two suspects are connected to a string of recent burglaries.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 21, 2024

D.C. officials lift boil water advisory, saying tests showed safety

The move came two days after officials warned residents in much of the northern part of D.C. to avoid tap water.

By Emily DaviesJanuary 21, 2024

Richmond student faced violence before graduation slaying, report says

An investigation into a deadly shooting after the Huguenot High graduation in June found that school staff were told about past threats toward a victim in recent years, but failed to alert others.

By Olivia Diaz and Sabby RobinsonJanuary 20, 2024

Volunteer working with at-risk youths is fatally shot on D.C. street

A 23-year-old volunteer from Upstate New York, working with at-risk youths in D.C., is among five people slain in the city in the first three weeks of the year.

By Peter HermannJanuary 20, 2024

He’s 14. He’s been to five funerals. Can he avoid his own?

In D.C., where teens are increasingly getting shot and killed, Rashad Bates knows he could be next. So do the adults trying to keep him alive.

By Emily DaviesJanuary 20, 2024

Q&A: Prince George’s police chief on kids, community trust and crime

This year, Prince George’s County police have investigated slightly more homicides compared to last year. The county also saw a trend of domestic homicides.

By Katie Mettler and Jasmine HiltonJanuary 20, 2024

Man in 60s slain in Southeast Washington, police say

The victim was found shot in a car, according to D.C. police.

By Martin WeilJanuary 19, 2024

Many residents of northern D.C. are asked to boil water

Officials have asked residents in much of the northern part of the city to boil water before drinking or cooking with it after a loss of water pressure Friday.

By Martin WeilJanuary 19, 2024

Security guard shoots woman during dispute at store, D.C. police say

Security guard shoots woman during dispute in D.C. convenience store.

By Peter HermannJanuary 19, 2024

He admitted to a deputy’s cold-case killing. Was he duped into saying so?

Prosecutors say Larry Smith changed his name and moved, never telling a soul he shot a sheriff’s deputy in Maryland until investigators showed up decades later.

By Dan MorseJanuary 19, 2024

14-year-old boy charged in fatal stabbing in Fairfax County

Fairfax County police charged a 14-year-old boy with murder as a juvenile in the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy

By Olivia DiazJanuary 19, 2024

Jury convicts MS-13 members of Virginia murders in 2019

Two MS-13 gang members face mandatory sentences of life in prison for their roles in two slayings in Prince William County in 2019.

By Salvador RizzoJanuary 18, 2024

Gas explosions in D.C. level convenience store, damage day-care center

Explosions caused by leaking natural gas Thursday morning leveled a Southeast D.C. convenience store, damaged other building and slightly injured one person.

By Emily Davies and Omari DanielsJanuary 18, 2024

Mistrial for 72-year-old accused of killing a deputy five decades ago

Larry David Smith was tried this month in Montgomery County, Md., in the 1971 fatal shooting of Deputy James Hall.

By Dan MorseJanuary 17, 2024

MS-13 terrorized Northern Virginia by killing at random, witnesses say

Federal prosecutors said the gang committed four violent murders in Prince William County in 2019. Two men who pleaded guilty in the killings took the witness stand.

By Salvador RizzoJanuary 17, 2024

Man fatally shot inside residence in Southeast D.C., police say

The incident occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the 2400 block of S Street SE, said Officer Beth Grannis, a D.C. police spokeswoman.

By Martin Weil and Peter HermannJanuary 17, 2024

Study by civil rights group says D.C. police gang database is unreliable

The Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights reports on the outdated the D.C. police gang database and the impact it has on people erroneously listed.

By Peter HermannJanuary 16, 2024

Man charged with murder of his mother in Pr. George’s, police say

Mark Terry, of District Heights, has been arrested in the killing of his mother, Madia Terry, police said.

By Jasmine HiltonJanuary 16, 2024