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  • Mayor Bowser launches The Lab@DC to bring science into DC policy making

    WASHINGTON, DC — Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched The Lab @ DC which is a  data collection effort that she says uses science to better inform decisions and policy making within the DC Government. During the announcement Mayor Bowser said, “Our directors and our agencies will be the Lab’s clients… really focused on evidence based studies that will help us do our work better.” The mayor’s new scientific team is set up to work across agencies and forge partnerships with […]

  • Washingtonians tell Congress ‘Stay out of it’ when it comes to Death with Dignity Act

    WASHINGTON, DC — This week doctors in DC were given the green light to help terminally ill patients end their lives if they so choose, with the newly implemented Death with Dignity Act. However, Congress is threatening to overturn the law with a new amendment to repeal it. “Congress needs to leave its hands off DC.”, says resident Steve Fuchs. He shares the sentiment of many Washingtonians who feel that DC’s Death with Dignity Act needs to be left alone. […]

  • Eleven injured in drive-by paintball attack in Southeast

    WASHINGTON, DC – DC Metro Police are on the lookout for the people who went on a drive-by paintball shooting spree in Southeast after they say eleven people were hit around 11:00 Tuesday morning. One of the victims was reportedly shot in the eye and all of them were targeted at random according to police. This incident could be tied to so-called paint-ball wars that DCW50 reported about earlier this month, where recently released video shows groups of guys engaging […]

  • PGPD release surveillance video connected to double homicide in Suitland

    SUITLAND, Md. — Police in Prince George’s County are trying to find out who killed 22-year-old Courtney Simms and 23-year-old Anthony Douglas back on July 9th in an alley way next to the Popeye’s restaurant on Silver Hill Road. On Monday, PGPD released surveillance video showing three men in the area where the two men were murdered. “After the shooting happened in the video, it seems that one of the suspects runs back toward the car. […] We definitely encourage […]

  • DCW50 Heroes: DC Police Officers bridging the gap in their communities

    WASHINGTON, DC — Thursday Metro Police Officers got together for their second ‘Bridge the Gap’ event in Ward 5, kicking off a summer of bonding between the community and local law enforcement. “We really do care about this community because we all are a community… we’re in this together.”, said MPD Officer David Wilkerson, about the police department’s mission to connect with the communities they serve and spread some positivity. Along with fellowship and free food, Thursday’s Bridge the Gap event also […]

  • Prince William County man arrested for attempted murder

    HAYMARKET, Va. — Neighbors living in the quiet neighborhood of Crestview Lane in Haymarket were shocked to learn about 21-year-old Alec Michael Schrauder, turned vigilante, who came into their peaceful cul-de-sac Monday night with a mission to kill. “Yea, like sexual stuff, attempted murder stuff, that’s frightening.”, said Mark Houser reacting to finding out that someone had been arrested on attempted murder charges so close to his home. According to police, Schrauder showed up to a house on Crestview Ln to […]

  • Burglary suspect shot dead by Howard Co. Police

    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md — An investigation is underway after a burglary suspect is shot and killed by police in Mt. Airy, MD. The shooting stemmed from a stakeout on two burglary suspects by Howard County Police, that spilled into Frederick County. According to police, the suspects, a man and a woman, were involved in a string of break-ins when it all came to a head Monday afternoon. “I’m just happy the police are out there and taking care of us and […]

  • Groundbreaking for short-term family housing is latest in fight to end homelessness in DC

    WASHINGTON, DC — Thursday’s groundbreaking in Petworth for a new short-term family housing building marked the start of a plan to replace the old, repurposed DC General Hospital turned homeless shelter, into a 45 family unit facility in an effort to bring “dignified, service enriched programs.” During her announcement of the new facility, Mayor Muriel Bowser called to mind the case of seven-year-old Relisha Rudd who vanished in 2014 from DC General. “It certainly was never meant for children to live […]

  • Drop in blue crab population cuts commercial crabbing season by 10 days

    Business is booming at the popular Annapolis Seafood Market, according to Manager, Franco Alas, where everyone, including the mayor, stops in to pick up fresh fish or a quick bite. Alas says compared to last year, the harvest has been abundant. “I think we bought around, I would say, over 300 bushels for the weekend, so that’s something that we haven’t seen in a while. So, I think the population of crabs is a lot better.”, he says. However, that […]