Most talked about ABC 7 Washington, D.C. stories

D.C. police officer attacked with an axe in Northeast

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A man attacked a D.C. police officer with an axe early Friday morning. The attack occurred in the 3800 block of 13th Street NE around 3:19 a.m., according to Metropolitan Police. The officer was not injured. A description of the suspect was not released, but police are actively searching for the suspect in the area.
Oct 31, 2014

"DC police are searching for a man they say attacked a police officer with an ax." wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ABC7News: .@DCPoliceDept says a man attacked an officer with an axe in the 3800 block of 13th St NE: bit.ly/1zlxps2

Arlington County approves pub crawl for Halloween weekend, despite previous problems and arrests

m.wjla.com — Arlington County approves pub crawl for Halloween weekend, despite previous problems and arrests

A rare look at life in zero gravity inside the International Space Station

wjla.com — INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (CNN) - The International Space Station orbits the earth every 90 minutes traveling about 17,500 miles per hour. An astronaut in the Earth's lower orbit. (Photo: NASA/CNN) It's an understatement to say the astronauts and cosmonauts on board enjoy a spectacular view.
Oct 30, 2014

Love this! RT @ABC7News: A rare look at life in zero gravity inside the Intl Space Station: bit.ly/10CRY51 pic.twitter.com/6xLP6Ha0ci

An update to the midterms

wjla.com — Taylor interview October 29, 2014

Russian-made rocket engines suspected in Antares rocket launch blast

wjla.com — CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

Greta Kreuz retires from ABC7 after 30-plus year journalism career

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - After 30-plus years in journalism, ABC7 News reporter Greta Kreuz retired on Wednesday with a newsroom celebration of her career that included many hugs from colleagues and a farewell cake. Greta Cruz delivering farewell remarks to the staff at ABC7 on Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2014

Greta Kreuz retires from ABC7 after 30-plus year journalism career | WJLA.com: wjla.com/articles/2014/… via @abc7news

Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI, the lovely & talented Greta Kreuz is leaving @ABC7News after an amazing 30 year career. We'll miss you, Greta! wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win

wjla.com — Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, goes for the puck with Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40), from Sweden, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington.

D.C.’s winter homeless plan a ‘disaster,' says one councilmember

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A D.C. Council member is threatening to introduce a non-binding resolution that would formally express disapproval of the District's winter plan for the homeless. D.C. General. (WJLA photo) Jim Graham has long been a leading advocate for the District's homeless population, but he will no longer hold that oversight role come January.

Pricey Protection: Why the cost to protect your neighborhood from above is skyrocketing

wjla.com — Inside the cockpit of a small, private plane about to land on the runway of a local airport. (Photo: WJLA/Joce Sterman) WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Anyone who lives in the D.C. area has become used to seeing helicopters flying overhead.
Oct 30, 2014

Via @jocefromthenews: Millions in tax$ spent to police skies over DC. Worth it? Real threat? wjla.com/articles/2014/…pic.twitter.com/FMpWXjM8Bh

Oct 30, 2014

The friendly skies? Not so much - restricted airspace violations are a BIG problem, with military scrambles common wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Security increased at federal buildings in D.C., other major cities over terror concerns

wjla.com — Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP file photo) WASHINGTON (AP) - Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday evening in what it described as a "precautionary step."
Oct 29, 2014

More security will be seen around federal buildings in DC, do you fear small scale terrorist attacks here locally? wjla.com/articles/2014/…