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D.C. United revises ticket agreement to include all three supporters’ groups
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:22:22 -0400

D.C. United announced Friday night that the club has reached an agreement to sell tickets to all three supporters' groups for the supporters' stand at Audi Field less than a week after two groups boycotted the grand opening of the new soccer-specific facility.

La Barra Brava and District Ultras will ...


Jarrod Ramos case: Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 5 in newsroom: 23 counts
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:49:51 -0400

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has leveled 23 charges against a man accused of killing five people in a mass shooting at a Maryland newsroom.

In a news release Friday, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced the indictments against Jarrod Ramos in the June 28 attack ...


MedStar Washington Hospital Center: Threat raises mass-shooting concerns
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:05:47 -0400

MedStar Washington Hospital Center was locked down Thursday after a patient's threats spurred concerns about an active shooter on its campus.

Initially, police said they were called for an active-shooter situation. But the hospital confirmed there was no evidence a shooting occurred. Instead, a patient upset with his doctor made ...


Synthetic pot crisis strains District’s Fire and Emergency Services Department
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:21:06 -0400

D.C. first responders are scrambling to deal with a surge of overdoses attributable to a "bad batch" of synthetic marijuana, known as "K2" or "Spice," with at least 130 calls about people overdosing and four unconfirmed deaths this week, officials said.

The D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Department (FEMS) said ...


Brian Landrum says Stephanie Saul, New York Times reporter, broke into his apartment
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:43:15 -0400

A Virginia Republican operative is accusing a New York Times reporter of breaking into his Woodbridge apartment.

Brian Landrum, who has worked for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart, said a friend of his went to his unlocked apartment around 2 p.m. Wednesday and came across an intruder, whom he ...


Bad guys winning the drug war
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:17:06 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Americans need Attorney General Jeff Sessions' help.

First responders and health care workers in the District have tackled an estimated 130 calls of people overdosing, falling seriously or dying since Saturday. Like drug users and abusers in other localities, many of the victims of these chemical concoctions were frothing ...


D.C. government analyst sentenced to jail for stealing nearly $490,000 from the city
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:14:02 -0400

A former grants management analyst for D.C. schools has been sentenced to more than 4½ years in federal prison for stealing nearly half a million dollars from the city — yet another scandal involving the District's troubled education system.

The Office of the U.S. Attorney, the FBI Washington Field Office ...


National Mall falls behind on upkeep amid major repairs
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:58:09 -0400

Visitors to the nation's capital are surprised to find scattered trash, dirty bathrooms and bald patches of ground around the National Mall and its memorials.

"In all honesty, I was a little shocked. I thought it was going to be cleaner," said Megan Anderson, 24, who was visiting this week ...


D.C. officials to stretch ‘Car Free Day’ into two days
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:47:07 -0400

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) kicked off a new season of anything-but-car travel Wednesday by approving funds for alternative transportation projects and accepting a plan to stretch this year's "Car Free Day" into two days.

COG approved $1.2 million to fund four bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland, ...


D.C. has nation’s highest liver cancer rate
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:56:46 -0400

Washington, D.C., has the nation's highest liver cancer death rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in data published Tuesday that show a more than 40 percent increase in the national rate since 2000.

Nationally, deaths attributable to liver cancer increased from 7.2 per 100,000 people in ...


Charlottesville votes again to rename parks previously named for Confederate generals
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:46:11 -0400

A pair of parks previously named for Confederate generals will be rebranded for the second time since 2017 following a City Council meeting Monday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Members of the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 during Monday's meeting to rename both Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, and Justice Park, formerly ...


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