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Fowl play: A wild turkey keeps attacking people on a D.C. trail

A wild turkey allegedly attacked a woman Wednesday along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail — at least the fifth attack in the past three months, officials said. → Read More

National Zoo defends euthanizing fox, citing ‘ongoing’ flamingo danger

Zoo officials said a fox’s flamingo massacre this month showed “surplus killing” behavior, leaving them worried about a repeat attack. → Read More

Southbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel reopen

While the lanes have reopened, traffic delays continued Wednesday morning. → Read More

Three people killed in two incidents in Prince William County

One man was found shot in the Triangle area, while two men were found shot in Woodbridge. → Read More

Woman killed in three-vehicle crash on I-95 in Northern Virginia

The early morning accident occurred near Old Keene Mill Road in the Franconia-Springfield area. → Read More

Fox that allegedly killed 25 flamingos at National Zoo has been caught

The fox that broke into the National Zoo in Northwest Washington and killed 25 flamingos has been caught and euthanized, officials said. → Read More

One barge secured, another still stranded on Potomac River

On Thursday, officials said the construction contractor was able to safely secure the smaller barge with a tugboat and pull it to shore. The second, larger barge remains stuck on the remnants of a dam above Harpers Ferry, W.Va. → Read More

Two people killed in Capital Beltway crash in Northern Virginia

The incident happened along the westbound lanes of the Capital Beltway near the Telegraph Road exit in Fairfax County. → Read More

Eagles in D.C. area, nationwide have chronic lead poisoning, study finds

Nearly half the eagles sampled had what researchers called “unexpectedly high frequencies of lead,” experts wrote in the study, published earlier this year in the journal Science. → Read More

A person was killed in a crash in the Franconia area

Officials said a person was killed in a crash in the Franconia area. → Read More

Garbage truck driver dies in crash in Maryland

An initial investigation found that the driver was headed east on East-West Highway when she hit a curb and the truck overturned. → Read More

Two construction barges stuck along Potomac River

The barges are “static in Harpers Ferry area,” Loudoun County officials said. → Read More

Bird flu infects millions of chickens in Md., Del. amid broader surge

Eighty vultures were found dead from the bird flu in Harford County, Md. Officials said it's a part of a nationwide problem. → Read More

Motorist killed in collision Thursday in Ashburn, Va., area

Woman killed in crash Thursday in Ashburn area. → Read More

Arrests made in distribution of 5,000 fentanyl-laced pills in Va.

Alexandria officials also warn of a spike in suspected fentanyl-related overdoes, especially among youths. → Read More

Person fatally shot Friday morning in Prince George’s County, Md.

Police said a person was fatally shot near Enterprise and Annapolis roads in Prince George's County. → Read More

Man and teen arrested and charged in Fort Washington area killing

Police said the victim was robbed at gunpoint before the slaying. → Read More

Eaglet removed from nest at arboretum in D.C. — and viewers freak out

Experts drew blood, took a feather sample and measured the baby eagle this week. Based on its size, they believe it’s a boy. → Read More

25 National Zoo flamingos killed by wild fox: ‘Heartbreaking’

“We’re still in shock,” said the zoo’s director, who believes fox got into enclosure through a baseball-sized hole. → Read More

Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in Prince George’s County

Police said the D.C. man was in the road when he was hit by a vehicle. → Read More