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  • Four shot in SE drive-by shooting near Mayor Bowser news conference

    WASHINGTON, DC — Neighbors living in Southeast near the intersection of 16th and U streets are fed up with the violence after four people were shot just one neighborhood over from where DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham were holding a news conference about the murder of a 14-year-old boy- just days ago. According to police, three people, two men and a woman, were taken to the hospital.The fourth victim showed up later with a graze wound. Sarana […]

  • DMV prepares for overnight snowfall

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Tuesday, crews prepared for another wintery mix with talks of snow on the way. The DMV could see up to two inches of snow according to the National Weather Service, set to start around 1:00 Wednesday morning. Snow crews in DC and Virginia hit the roads early to get ahead of the snowfall. Over 200 trucks went out around 7:00 Tuesday evening in DC to treat highways, primary roads, and residential areas. VDOT was also gearing up. “We have […]

  • Former beauty queen shares story of battling mental illness to help break the stigma

    HUGHESVILLE, Md. – When Syanne Centeno was 20-years-old, she began competing in beauty pageants to further her community work with children, but also, to find her identity. “We’re often referred to as chameleons because we can morph into any situation and anybody that we want to be.”, said Centeno as she was opening up about her personal struggle with borderline personality disorder. Centeno, who was crowned Miss Maryland World in 2015, said that she found herself changing who she was […]

  • Metro launches anti-harassment campaign urging riders to report incidents

    WASHINGTON, DC — If you see something, say something. That is the message behind a new campaign that Metro is kicking off to get riders to report incidents of harassment. “I usually feel safe during the day because I’m usually at work, it’s real early in the morning. But later in the evenings, i prefer not to ride, I take an Über home.”, said Metro Rail passenger, Deon Williams. Riders like Williams who take the train everyday say they’re happy […]

  • Former MCPS worker arrested for child pornography

    SILVER SPRING, Md. – Friday, Maryland State Police arrested former Montgomery County Public  Schools employee, 30-year-old Sean Renfrew Kelley on several counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, leaving many in the community asking how this happened. “How do we screen these people before we put them in our schools? Does it call for a whole new system or background check? That’s what shocks me”, asked neighbor, Desiree Ellis, whose, now grown kids, used to attend one of the […]

  • Parents of Ashanti Billie call for missing adult alert in Virginia

    WASHINGTON, DC — it’s been four months since 19-year-old Ashanti Billie was reported missing from a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. She was missing for nearly two weeks before her body was found in North Carolina. Ever since this tragedy struck the Billie family, her parents, Meltony and Brandy Billie have been working non-stop to help the families of other missing loved ones. Together with Virginia lawmakers, they have introduced Virginia HB 260 to implement a missing adult alert system in Virginia […]

  • Wheaton Revitalization Projects impacts area businesses

    WHEATON, Md. – Construction on for the Wheaton Revitalization Project has business owners in the Wheaton Triangle Business District lamenting over parking shortage that has arisen as a result. “I think we only have 30 or 25 parkings. That is not enough for the customers.”, said Maria Paredo, who owns three businesses in the triangle. It’s all due to a three-year plan to revitalize the area with a new government building said to bring with it 1,000 jobs and an […]

  • Performing arts group remembers slain DC youth

    WASHINGTON, DC — Sunday night, performers and others bore below freezing temperatures in front of the NE Performing Arts Center to offer prayers and remember young people throughout the community who lost their lives to violence in 2017. “This year there were 116 homicides and of that 116, there were 42 youths under the age of 25.”, said Executive Director, Carrington Lassiter. Lassiter and his brother grew up performing with the NE Performing Arts Center.He said this year, they lost […]

  • Jewish community center gives back with 31st Annual Day of Service

    WASHINGTON, DC — Monday, Washingtonians gave back with the Edlavich Jewish Community Center’s 31st Annual December 25th Day of Service where volunteers where sent out all over the area to bring some holiday cheer to those in need. “We’re making toiletry packs for women, homeless women… it has pads, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, socks to keep them warm. Just a card and candy just to make them feel sweet this holiday season.”, said volunteer, Sara Robinson. She and others were hard at […]