Diana DiGangi is an assignment editor/web producer for DCW50, a freelance print/web journalist, a recent graduate of VCU’s print-online journalism undergrad program, and current multimedia journalism graduate student at VCU.

At various times she has been a college radio DJ, a freelance equine event photographer, a photo editor, an enterprise reporter covering the Virginia GA, a videographer, a wedding photographer, and a social media/marketing intern.

Recent Articles
  • Firefighter John Ulmschneider

    Man who shot Prince George’s firefighters pleads guilty on gun charges

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A man has plead guilty to gun possession charges that stemmed from a shooting last April, when police say he killed one Prince George’s firefighter and critically wounded another. No charges were ultimately filed in the death of firefighter John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 39, who was shot through a door after responding to a scene in Temple Hills. Ulmschneider, a 13-year veteran of Prince George’s EMS, was married with a 2-year-old daughter at the time of his […]

  • Marcus Colbert

    Laurel sanitation worker struck and killed behind his truck

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A Laurel man employed by the Department of Public Works was killed this morning on the job after he was struck by a car behind his trash truck. Marcus Colbert, 30, died on the scene. The accident took place on Old Sandy Spring Road at Casulas Way. A spokesperson for Laurel DPW said that Mayor Craig Moe reported to the scene. Colbert’s father, Randy, also works for Laurel Public Works. No other information is available […]


    Smoke alarm saves woman, Hyattstown home obliterated in fire

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A woman was found hours after her entire house went up in flames, “cold and disoriented” but alive and well thanks to her smoke alarms alerting her about the fire. Montgomery County Fire says that recently installed smoke alarms were what alerted the woman to the fire, according to her family members. The smoke alarms were installed by MCFRS themselves on a recent EMS call. The resident of the home was missing for hours after the […]

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    Car stolen with child in it, then abandoned

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Alexandria police are investigating an incident today where a car that was left running with a child inside of it was stolen, then immediately abandoned. The car was found in the same parking lot that it was stolen from, with the child unharmed inside. The theft took place in the 3800 block of King Street.


    Prince George’s police need help IDing homicide victim

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Police are asking for help identifying a homicide victim who was killed on Jan. 15 in Hillcrest Heights, so they can notify her family about her death. The victim is an African American woman who stood around 5’6″ and was between 25 and 30 years old. She had several tattoos. Police have provided a composite sketch of her, as well as sketches of her tattoos, in hopes that they will help the public identify her. […]

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    Help Wanted: Jobs fairs and openings in your area

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Looking for a job in the D.C. metro area?  We have the latest job fairs and openings from across the DMV. Here are three job fairs for you to mark on your calendar. Peet’s Coffee in DC is looking for a new full-time assistant store manager on Jan. 24, for their store in Northwest. The fair takes place from noon to 4 p.m. — bring a copy of your resume. More details here. Worksource Montgomery is hosting a […]

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    DC non-profit collecting SmarTrip cards from out-of-towners

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Did you travel into the capital for the Women’s March on Washington, and did you pick up a SmarTrip Metro card while you were there? Instead of tossing the card, you can use it to help DC’s homeless population. DC non-profit Miriam’s Kitchen would like to collect your card to donate to local individuals who are experiencing homelessness. They distribute these cards to help the homeless in DC get to medical appointments, to shelters, or to soup kitchens. Miriam’s […]

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    USPS hikes the price of forever stamps by two cents

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In accordance with inflation, the Postal Service has proposed hiking the price of a forever stamp from 47 cents back up to 49 cents in 2017. This is the first time in three years the price of stamps has changed. However, forever stamps costing 49 cents is not new: they used to cost exactly that much, before the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the Postal Service to lower prices. The First-Class Mail prices are now as follows: Current New […]

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    Two passengers killed after driver flees from police

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — Two passengers died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle accident on Route 606, a crash police say is the result of the driver fleeing from police after breaking several traffic laws. The driver, David Brown, 25, was the sole survivor of the accident which caused the car he was driving to go up in flames. According to police, a Loudoun sheriff’s deputy was operating a radar gun along Old Ox Road and caught Brown speeding. The deputy […]