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  • Woman fights off burglar in home break-in

    WOODBRIDGE, Va.– Neighbors of a quiet Woodbridge community were disturbed to learn that their neighbor, a 54-year-old woman, was assaulted inside her home just after 6:30 Tuesday evening. According to Prince William County Police, a man broke into a home on Gazebo Court and grabbed the woman from behind and inappropriately touched her. That woman told DCW50 News at 10 that she was in her kitchen cooking and washing dishes, when she felt a presence behind her whom she thought […]

  • DC Police searching for suspects in brutal baseball bat attack

    WASHINGTON, DC — Police in DC are asking for the public’s help in catching three suspects caught on camera, beating a man with a baseball bat around 8:30 am last Friday, November 10th, outside of the Shaw-Howard University Metro stop. Metro riders were lost for words as they viewed the disturbing video of the attack, released by MPD, Tuesday. Police say the three suspects fled the scene in gray vehicle and that the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the attack.. If […]

  • VDOT holds public hearings for new I-66 improvement design

    VIENNA, Va. –Monday, The Virginia Department of Transportation, along with I-66 Mobility Partners, got some varied reaction to their final design plans for a new $3 Billion dollar project to expand I-66 from the Capital Beltway down to Gainesville in Prince William County. Project officials say that it will improve transit, but nearby residents say it will impact their homes and the environment. “It’s just going to be crowded… everybody’s going to hurry up and wait to get to the […]

  • Activists rally to prevent development on African American burial site

    BETHESDA, MD. — Sunday, members and supporters of Macedonia Baptist Church marched to the Moses Cemetery, an African American burial ground which is now a paved over lot sitting next to Westwood Towers on River Road. “I’m so grateful for to all of you for what you have done in picking up the fight on behalf of my ancestors.”, said Nanette Hunter to a crowd of activists. Hunter is the great, great niece of Cora Parker Botts who was buried at […]

  • Retired Navy Veteran charged in murder of Ashanti Billie

    OXON HILL, Md. — Tuesday, authorities arrested 45-year-old retired Navy Veteran, Eric Brian Brown for the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Ashanti Billie of Upper Marlboro. Billie had been missing since September 18th, when she was last seen entering Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Norfolk, VA. Her body was found nearly two weeks later behind a church in Charlotte, NC, not far from Brown’s childhood home. In a news conference, Billie’s parents addressed the media, saying that the naval […]

  • Maryland ministers seek to comfort and counsel Texas mass shooting victims

    PIKESVILLE, MD — Reverends Gail Fiedler and Joyce DeFoor of Doxa Ministries Church Without Walls, feel it’s their duty to come to the aid of those suffering after 26 people lost their lives Sunday, in a horrific mass shooting at First Baptist Church  in Sutherland Springs, Texas. They said, if only just to listen, they want to help. “We have found that it helps people to talk and sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger; a person that doesn’t […]

  • Police searching for suspect in car theft turned kidnapping

    WASHINGTON, DC — Police are searching for a man they say stole a car parked on 18th and Newton Streets Northeast, with a baby inside around 10:15 Monday morning. According to police, the owner of the car left the ignition running with his one-year-old son unattended in the car, while he went to go run an errand.  George Bell lives right next to where the car theft turned child abduction happened. He said, “The gentleman had left his car running […]

  • Marijuana vendors find loophole in DC law

    WASHINGTON, DC — Two years ago, DC made the move to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but the law has left a gray area making way for a booming underground industry for marijuana vendors, and not everyone is happy about it. In his Columbia Heights, Armando is hard at work in his kitchen baking his signature snickers-topped cheesecake for a local competition with one key ingredient, marijuana infused coconut oil. “For every cup of coconut oil, there’s about 2,000 milligrams of […]

  • Fight continues in Montgomery County to preserve Moses Cemetery

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Wednesday, tempers flared as members and supporters of Macedonia Baptist Church called on the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission to allow them to investigate the land beneath a paved over African American burial site known as Moses Cemetery. It’s something that Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Social Justice Chairperson for Macaedonia Baptisit Church, has pushing for, for months. She said, “We’re here because HOC is actually holding the lease to the land where our ancestors are buried. And they have […]