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  • UPDATE: Main road near five-alarm blaze near UMD reopened; fire still being fought

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — The University of Maryland at College Park closed early Monday due to poor air quality after a building near campus went up in flames causing heavy smoke in the area for several hours. Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said that residents of Spellman House, a retirement home across the street from the fire, were temporarily relocated to a nearby community center. The fire started in an empty building under construction in the […]

  • Neighbors aid in rescue of several trapped in apartment fire

    FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Several people caught in an apartment fire Sunday morning at the Glen Rock Landing Apartments on Corning Ave. in Fort Washington had to jeopardize their own safety to escape the flames. A total of 11 units were destroyed and 30 people displaced according to the Prince George’s County Fire Department. A handful of neighbors were within earshot when the residents first started yelling for help. Witnesses told DCW50 that at least one family with several children […]

  • Good samaritan helps catch robbery suspect in Northwest

    WASHINGTON DC — Police have arrested one man, detained another and are still searching for a third who were inside a car that crashed on MacArthur Blvd. Sunday afternoon. Upon exiting the vehicle, one man ran while two others argued and were ultimately held at the scene by a good samaritan until police arrived. “Right from the start you could tell there was something odd about the way they were acting,” said the man who didn’t want to be identified. […]

  • Taste of Dupont Festival offers a taste of neighborhood’s flavor

    WASHINGTON DC – A rainy Saturday wouldn’t stop many food lovers from taking part in the 9th annual Taste of Dupont Festival. It would only take a few minutes to walk from every bar and restaurant participating in the sample tour of Dupont Circle businesses but most visitors spent a few hours tasting everything from special drinks, to a Beet Burger from Beefsteak to Swedish meatballs at the Darlington House. Peter Lundquist, his son and a food-enthusiast friend did the […]

  • DCW50 MVP: DCW50 MVP shared by Oxon Hill track seniors

    DCW50 MVPs: Caleb Jordan, Aaron Robinson, Anthony Wimbish, Gary Ross & Cameron Dean Sport: Track School: Oxon Hill High School School District: Prince George’s County

  • National Park Service say too many deer hurting forestland

    The National Park Service is concerned about the amount of deer that call the DMV-area parks and forestland home. In response, Harpers Ferry and The National Park Service announced Monday its plan to reduce the population of deer that threatens Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal national historical parks. According to a statement from the NPS, the high number of white-tailed deer are threatening the natural beauty and historic scenery at the parks by eating almost all of the tree seedlings, compromising […]

  • Hyattsville city leaders pass measure to become a Sanctuary City

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. – Hyattsville has become the latest city to pass an ordinance friendly to immigrants in the United States without the proper documents, in effect making the area a Sanctuary City. The city council finalized the move on Monday on an 8-2 vote. The measure mandates that local law enforcement will not ask about an individual’s citizenship, and will still provide protections to illegal immigrants without evading federal law. Hyattsville City Council passes Sanctuary City legislation in an 8-2 […]

  • DC police identify man stabbed to death Sunday afternoon in NE

    WASHINGTON DC — A man was stabbed and killed Sunday afternoon in Northeast DC. A call for help was placed around 1:40 p.m. for the 600 block of C St. NE. When emergency responders arrived they found a man with multiple stab wounds. He was not transported to the hospital and homicide investigation began. That man was identified Monday as David Norwood, 79 of Northeast, DC. No further information about his death is available at this time. Police have not […]

  • DCW50 MVP: Senior repeats as team captain for Maret lacrosse team

    DCW50 MVP: Luke Pientrantonio Sport: Lacrosse School: Maret School Location: Northwest Washington DC