Haley campaign makes pre-Super Tuesday rally stop in Fort Worth

The economy, illegal immigration and an aging government were at the top of former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley’s agenda Monday night.

Fort Worth was Haley’s last stop hours before voters in 15 states vote to select the Republican nominee for president.

“Now, more than ever, we need a leader who has moral clarity,” Haley said to a crowd of about 300 people at a rally in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The former UN ambassador in the Trump administration is now the only challenger to the for

Health center hopes to blunt chickenpox outbreak

Students can get the varicella vaccine, or chickenpox vaccine, starting today at the health center.

Over the weekend, TCU announced a case of the contagious virus had been diagnosed within the campus community.

“The university has confirmed a case of chickenpox, and we are working closely with Tarrant County Public Health,” a TCU spokesperson said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and keep students, faculty and staff informed during this time,” they said.

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There’s a new laundry system on campus: Here’s how to use it

The Speed Queen laundry app launched this week, causing confusion among students who thought they may have to pay for laundry services.

The app is free to download. Once logging in with their TCU username and password, on-campus students automatically have a $216 credit.

Each load costs $1.50. That gives students 144 loads of laundry, or 72 loads if a student washes and dries each time.

On the app, students select their building, their floor and a specific machine. They pay the fee with their

TCU to host three graduation ceremonies in one day

TCU’s growth spurt has caught up to commencement.

The university is expecting 2,500 to 2,600 graduates to cross the stage at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday, May 11. To accommodate the record-setting class of ’24, the university is planning three ceremonies — including one in the evening — rather than holding a Sunday ceremony like last year.

“It will be a long day,” Daniel Pullin wrote in an email to senior leadership. “It’s our goal to respect everyone’s time.”

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Help name Anne Arundel County’s new fireboats

Anne Arundel County residents and students are being invited to enter a name for the fire department’s new fireboats.

The fire department and Metal Shark Boats in Louisiana are building two 50-foot Defiant NXT Model Fireboats to assist in maritime emergencies, said Captain Jenny Macallair.

The boats will be ready for the fleet in 2024, but the naming starts now. One boat will be named by a member of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, and the other by a resident, Macallair said.

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48 dogs find homes in 48 hours

In a rapid race for puppy love, 48 dogs were adopted from the Humane Rescue Alliance in 48 hours over the weekend, said a spokesperson from the shelter.

The Humane Rescue Alliance placed 48 pups in adoptive or foster homes, said Samantha Miller, the Alliance’s acting director of communications.

"We are so grateful to our community for rising to the challenge, as always," said Miller.

But the Alliance still has more work to do. Miller said that the shelter still has 126 dogs looking for a home

WATCH: Howard University gets a shoutout on SNL

In a skit poking fun at cultural assumptions, the cast and host Nate Bargatze mimicked a cooking show like "Chopped" where two chefs were tasked with making authentic soul food.

A Black chef and a white chef presented plates of fried catfish, collard greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread, and one dish was a clear winner. The judges, the audience, and even Padma Lakshmi, who made a cameo to gift the winner with a prize, assumed the Black chef cooked the winning plate. But to everyone’s surprise,

Pro-Palestine protestors call for a ceasefire, march to the White House

Hundreds gathered in front of Capitol Hill Friday afternoon calling for a ceasefire in Israel, just days after hundreds of pro-Palestinian protestors were arrested inside the Cannon Rotunda Wednesday.

The peaceful protest started with prayer. They then marched from the Capitol Building area to the White House – some chanting "Biden, Biden, you can’t hide."

Protestors called on American political leaders to stop funding war efforts in Israel, barely 24 hours after President Joe Biden's speech c

Bret Baier lists DC home for a record-breaking $31.9 million

Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife, Amy, are reportedly listing their 16,250-square-foot mansion for $31.9 million.

The property on Foxhall Rd in Northwest D.C. is 1.47 acres in total and includes 5 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms.

The home includes elements of mid-century modern style with its brass accents, stark black-and-white theme and eclectic light fixtures.

The Baiers also sold their home in Phillips Park for $6.5 million in 2021. They bought a $37 million house

Train strikes tow truck stuck on tracks in Forest Glen, officials say

Montgomery County Fire Department crews responded to a collision between a freight train carrying gravel and a disabled flatbed tow truck late Saturday night.

Officials said the tow truck broke down while driving over the railroad crossing on Linden Lane in Forest Glen.

CSX rail traffic stopped and roads were blocked off as the fire department cleared the wreckage. Officials said neither the truck nor the train spilled fuel.

No one was injured and the train did not derail, officials said.

LL COOL J debuts new book: "We’ve gone all the way from the streets to the suites"

LL COOL J joined FOX 5 DC Friday morning to promote a new book featuring hundreds of essays from Hip Hop icons such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige.

The book, "The Streets Win: 50 Years Of Hip-Hop Greatness," celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Hip Hop.

"We’ve gone all the way from the streets to the suites," said LL COOL J. "Two, three, four hundred years from now, this book is the real narrative."

He compared the legendary contributors to Miles Davis and Charlie Par

This Maryland road is one of the best to see fall foliage in the US

3,000 Americans put Maryland on the map as the second-best place in the country to drive through fall foliage, according to a new survey.

The scenic Route 25, aka Falls Road, was ranked second overall out of 140 roads where leaves turn bright, warm colors for the fall season. West Virginia’s Seneca Trail was the only route in the country that bested Maryland’s drive.

According to the survey by Gunther VW Coconut Creek, Allegheny Scenic Drive in Pennsylvania, Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway in

Man found guilty of murder in DUI crash after bottomless brunch

A 22-year-old Rockville man was found guilty of homicide after a drunk driving crash that left one dead.

Video shows Kevin Orihuela, 22, drinking 11 mimosas in less than two hours at a birthday brunch in August 2022 at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, police said.

Orihuela drove his Audi A4 onto Josiah Henson Parkway eastbound when police said he quickly accelerated toward the Route 355 exit ramp. Police said he was going 70 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Orihuela hit a driver who was pronounced dead at

White House 2023 Christmas ornament unveiled

The official 2023 White House Christmas ornament features historic elements from Gerald Ford’s presidency.

The wreath-shaped ornament matches the Christmas decorations adorned by the Ford Christmas tree.

The back of the ornament honors President Ford’s Boy Scout troop, his golden retriever, and his time as a football player for the University of Michigan.

The White House Historical Association honors a different president or White House anniversary with each yearly Official White House Christ

Shutdown, but not shut out: Things to do in DC during a government shutdown

Many attractions in the district could close for an unpredictable amount of time as the federal government inches closer to a shutdown. Here are some things to do in D.C. in the case of a government shutdown.

Eye-catching monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and WWII Memorial will remain open to the public during a shutdown. While restrooms and gift shops will probably close, the photogenic structures will be open for admiration.

Arlington National Cemetery will stay open i

DDOT to host raffle for free bikes

D.C. residents can apply online for a free bike from DDOT during Open Streets on Georgia Ave.

130 adult bicycles and 40 children’s bicycles will be given away at the raffle, according to DDOT.

Half of the bikes will be reserved for under-resourced residents of the District. These residents have been identified by community partners, DDOT officials said.

Winners must be present at Open Streets between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 to receive their prize.

The link to apply can be found and wi

Over 5,000 without power in Crystal City, equipment failure to blame

More than 5,000 customers in Crystal City suffered a power outage Thursday, officials say.

The outage was caused by a failed piece of equipment, said Peggy Fox, a spokesperson for Dominion Energy.

An image from the area around the outage showed smoke billowing from the street.

Fox said that Dominion Energy crews have arrived on the scene and are working to resolve the issue.

Officials said they expect power to be restored within an hour.

Mumbo vs. Mambo, McDonald's releases new sauces

McDonald’s announced that two new sauces, ‘Mambo Sauce’ and ‘Sweet & Spicy Jam Sauce,’ will appear on the menu this fall Oct. 9 and stay while supplies last.

Mumbo (or mambo) sauce is a sweet and sour staple of D.C. carryout cuisine. The sauce can be found at several chicken wing carry-outs and Asian restaurants all across the D.C. area.

Although mumbo is a D.C. signature sauce, the origin of the sauce traces back to the windy city of Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, the sauce invent
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Payphone in Chevy Chase dials up humor and history

A local resident gave new life - and a new voice - to a piece of history.

A payphone mysteriously appeared in Chevy Chase earlier this year. But it isn’t exactly like the payphones of the past – the calls are free, and people can dial "*1" to hear a joke.

"Knock knock." "Who’s there?" "Alaska." "Alaska who?" "Alaska one more time to let me in!"

The man behind the restoration and the puns is Don Rutledge.

"I bought an old pay phone, made it work as a VoIP (internet) phone, then added a jokes

Free family-friendly fall festivals around the DMV

Festivals are sprouting up around the DMV in celebration of all things autumn. Many events are free for visitors and exhibit local businesses and artists. Here are just some of the free events you can attend this fall.

Enjoy crafts, food trucks and folk artists from around the DMV at Takoma Park’s Folk Festival! Over 40 artists will play on the festival’s six stages. The first performance goes live at 11:00 a.m. at Takoma Park Middle School. The event will be Sunday, September 10.

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One-eyed opossum makes new home at National Zoo

The National Zoo welcomed a one-eyed Virginia Opossum from a local wildlife rehabilitation center earlier this summer.

Basil lost his eye when a predator attacked him, said Mimi Nowlin, an animal keeper for the Small Mammal House at the zoo.

Nowlin said that Basil was unlikely to survive in the wild with his limited eyesight. The rehabilitation center recommended he reside at the Zoo to be an "ambassador for his species."

"We’re excited to provide him with a new lease on life and give guests

New SGA budget supports increased funding for clubs and the fall concert

SGA Frog Aides held a TCU State Fair in the commons. (Photo courtesy of Frog Aides via Instagram)

In a hurried attempt to approve a budget before summer, Student Government Association changed its original proposal to one that supports Frog Aides and increases money for clubs and the fall concert.

“We, as an organization, need a budget, and we pretty much need it today,” said Robby Gay, the student body treasurer and senior mathematics major.

A total of $905,000 will be collected for SGA from

SGA tables bill that would have eliminated funding for Frog Aides

Plans to scrap all SGA funding for the Frog Aides program were shelved Tuesday after an impassioned speech from Vivian Blakeley, next year’s Frog Aides co-director.

The tabled budget proposed reallocated the $27,500 budget of the leadership program for first-years to the fall concert budget. The spending plan also increased student organization funding and cut $10,000 from SGA programming and conference funding.

The budget is expected to be revised this week and presented to the House at its n

New student body officers plan for next year

Next year’s student body officers talk about the summer and plans for the fall in the SGA offices. (Ella M. Mercer/ Staff Writer)

The student body officers-elect are planning the fall concert, working to improve advising and meeting with a committee to prepare for a tight budget next year.

Joe Winick, president-elect, Dominic Mendlik, vice president-elect and Kellen Meagher, treasurer-elect, will work over the summer with students and administrators.

Winick, a sophomore political science majo
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