WTOP Maryland News, Local, Breaking, Top Stories

Local news feed from for Maryland including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Frederick, and Anne Arundel and surrounding counties in Maryland. The latest local and breaking news. The latest local and breaking news.

Judge: Montgomery Co. gun law pre-empted by state law
November 29, 2023, 1:58 am | Source
A Montgomery County law placing limits on firearms oversteps state laws, according to a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge.

Monitoring shows improved oxygen levels in Chesapeake Bay
November 28, 2023, 11:30 pm | Source
A new report on oxygen levels in the Chesapeake Bay showed that the bay was a healthier place this summer for fish, crabs and oysters.

‘Unprecedented’ murder trial of Prince George’s Co. police officer begins
November 28, 2023, 6:57 pm | Source
Cpl. Michael Owen is the first officer Prince George's County has ever charged with murder in the line of duty in the 2020 shooting death of William Green.

Wisconsin mother, teenage son found dead in Maryland wooded area in apparent murder-suicide
November 28, 2023, 4:41 pm | Source
Police in Prince George's County said that a mother killed her teenage son and then herself in a wooded area in Maryland.

Md. board hopes to identify first round of prescription drugs for price evaluations in 2024
November 28, 2023, 12:43 pm | Source
A Maryland board hopes to identify the first set of medications for cost reduction efforts in early next year for state workers.

Bowie hair-braiding business skyrockets after viral video
November 28, 2023, 2:55 am | Source
After a video went viral on TikTok, Cameroonian immigrant Nadine Djuiko has seen business at her hair braiding salon in Prince George's County skyrocket.

Montgomery Co. high school student to serve as county council member — for a day
November 28, 2023, 2:12 am | Source
Seneca Valley High School senior Folashade Epebinu will serve as a Montgomery County Council member for a day after winning its video contest.

‘We need all the support we can get’: DC-area nonprofits stress importance of Giving Tuesday
November 27, 2023, 11:17 pm | Source
According to the Giving USA annual report on philanthropy issued in June of this year, total giving decreased in 2022, with individual donations down by 13.4% when adjusted for inflation.

Roommates sue Maryland county over death of pet dog shot by police
November 27, 2023, 10:23 pm | Source
The dog didn't attack the three Prince George's officers who entered the apartment before two of them shot the animal with their firearms, according to the federal lawsuit.

Man, woman wounded in 2 separate shootings near 7 Maryland schools
November 27, 2023, 9:00 pm | Source
It happened around 11:45 a.m. on Lost Knife Circle, near Montgomery Village Middle School, Watkins Mill Elementary, Stedwick Elementary and Whetstone Elementary.

City of Greenbelt Council member Ric Gordon dies at 41
November 27, 2023, 8:48 pm | Source
Greenbelt, Maryland, Council member Ric Gordon, who was known as a community activist, died suddenly on Sunday at the age of 41, the city announced.

Want to see Tesla’s new Cybertruck? There’s one in Montgomery County
November 27, 2023, 7:03 pm | Source
You can see Tesla's new Cybertruck in Montgomery County, Maryland.

2 Hyattsville residents accused of $14K fraud throughout Maryland
November 27, 2023, 4:44 pm | Source
Two people were arrested after allegedly committing at least $14,000 worth of felony fraud throughout Maryland before assaulting a sheriff's deputy.

Keep the holidays from going up in flames: Safety tips from Montgomery Co. Fire and Rescue
November 27, 2023, 7:41 am | Source
"If you're using the Christmas lights that your grandma had, it's probably time to replace them. The new lights, the LED lights, are cheap enough and they don't burn hot."

Cut your own Christmas tree at this Maryland family-owned farm
November 27, 2023, 6:30 am | Source
The day after Thanksgiving is a “busy, busy day” for Jerry, the “fresh-cut guy,” running the chain saw at Butler’s Orchard farms in Montgomery County, Maryland.


WTOP-FM (103.5 FM) – recognized as “WTOP Radio” and “WTOP News” – stands as a dynamic commercial all-news radio broadcaster, holding an official license to cater to the vibrant hub of Washington, D.C. The proprietorship of this radio marvel lies in the capable hands of Hubbard Broadcasting, and its auditory reach blankets the entirety of the Washington metropolitan expanse. This influence stretches even further, propelled by the strategic deployment of two repeater stations: WTLP (103.9 FM) nestled in the scenic embrace of Braddock Heights, Maryland, and WWWT-FM (107.7) serving Manassas, Virginia.

Nestled along Wisconsin Avenue, in the heart of the Chevy Chase suburb of Washington D.C., lie the distinguished WTOP-FM studios, referred to on-air as the “WTOP Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center”. Meanwhile, the very pulse of the station, its transmitter, is located within the sprawling grounds of the American University campus. The station is not limited to conventional airwaves, branching out into the digital realm with the provision of three HD Radio channels, and a strong online presence.

In the evolutionary tale of broadcasting, WTOP-FM takes up the mantle from its forebearer, the original WTOP, an AM station occupying the frequency of 1500 kHz. This moniker, WTOP, graced the airwaves from 1943 until 2006, having embraced the captivating allure of an all-news format back in the vernal days of March 1969.

WTOP news source: