A controversial redeployment plan that would leave D.C. ambulances staffed with no paramedics during the overnight hours will not take effect until next year at the soonest, as stakeholders consider the benefits of a proposal that national authorities are calling everything from "innovative" to "unconscionable."
A handful of roads were closed due to high water or downed trees Monday afternoon as Hurricane Sandy moved into the D.C. area, though the storm was expected to wreak far more havoc on the region into Tuesday.
The Tune Inn, a venerable Capitol Hill watering hole where congressmen, their staffers, journalists and local residents have rubbed shoulders for more than six decades, was forced to close its doors for one of the only times in its history Wednesday after a small but potent morning fire ripped through its kitchen.
A D.C. fire official says eight people have been taken to area hospitals after a van carrying special needs passengers crashed in the 3rd Street Tunnel.
A D.C. fire official says more than 150 firefighters were called to battle a three-alarm fire at a school in northwest Washington.
Officials say several people have been rescued from a building fire in northwest Washington.
Scores of the District's paramedics failed to meet the minimum national standard on written exams or mishandled basic life-saving procedures during videotaped assessments, according to a Washington Times investigation.