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  • Southeast D.C. apartment building that caught fire has units with no working heat, tenants say

    WASHIGNTON, D.C. – Hours after a fire in their apartment complex, tenants from Cascade Park met with a number of city department leaders on Thursday night. 8D02 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Olivia Henderson, says she scheduled the meeting about two weeks ago after seeing a huge pile of trash in the complex. When she went to address it, she heard about a slew of issues she says she was not aware of, including a number of tenants with no heat. “Knowing […]

  • Report: Teachers pressured to pass students regardless of absences at Ballou HS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released by the State Superintendent for Education in the district found that teachers were pressured to find ways to pass students regardless of absences at Ballou High School during the 2016-2017 school year. The findings were released on Tuesday following a WAMU/NPR report in December about the 100% graduation rate for the school year and questions as to whether all students were eligible to graduate. Related: Ballou High School 100% graduation rate being investigated The WAMU/NPR report said […]

  • Leesburg Police investigate KKK fliers found outside homes ahead of MLK holiday

    LEESBURG, Va. – The Leesburg Police Department says they are investigating several incidents of fliers distributed by those who claim to be Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members. Police say they received the first report of the suspicious fliers on Friday night around 10:00 p.m., outside of a home in the 700 block of Aurora Court Northeast. Jack Oden, a neighbor, tells DCW50 he made the call after finding the fliers inside of a plastic bag with bird seed. Other neighbors also said […]

  • D.C. Police: Two injured, one killed in shooting inside Northeast home

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metropolitan Police say they are looking for the person responsible for shooting three people inside a Northeast home. One of the victims, possibly in his late teens, was killed, according to Chief of Police, Peter Newsham. The two other victims are expected to survive. Police say they responded to the 400 block of Riggs Road before 2:30 p.m. “We know it was contained within the inside of the home, we don’t know if a dispute arose inside […]

  • Teen charged with stabbing two students at Prince George’s Co. high school

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – Prince George’s County Police say they have arrested and charged a student for stabbing and injuring two other students at school on Thursday. Edwin Martinez, 19, of Seat Pleasant, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and a weapons charge. Police say at about 9:00 a.m., officers were called to Central High School on Cabin Branch Road for a report of a stabbing, and found two students suffering from stab wounds. […]

  • Police: Body found near BWI believed to be missing man from PGCO

    Police investigating body found near BWI believed to be missing Beltsville man, Daniel DeHaven...tune in tonight for the latest.

  • Substitute teacher, coach fired from Maryland catholic school for being ‘alt-right member’

    KENSINGTON, Md. – A Montgomery County all-girls Catholic school says they fired a substitute teacher and seasonal coach back in October after discovering he was an “alt-right member.” President of the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Katherine Prebble, says she sent parents and guardians a letter about Gregory Conte this week. She says students began to find out about him on social media and started to ask questions. “This was not about politics,” she said to DCW50 over […]

  • Gaithersburg condo fire forces dozens of adults, children into freezing temperatures

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. – For the second time in three days, a major fire displaced dozens of adults and their children in Montgomery County. Fire and Rescue officials say they were called to the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard around 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning, where flames were visible on the top floor. Spokesman Pete Piringer says the fire started in an attic area above the top floor condo. The cause has not been determined yet, but it is likely accidental. […]

  • 60 people displaced into frigid temperatures after Aspen Hill apartment fire

    ASPEN HILL, Md. – Approximately 60 people were evacuated from an apartment building in frigid cold temperatures on Thursday night due to a fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says they were called to the Crystal Springs apartment complex, along Georgia Avenue, just after 9 p.m. Firefighters found smoke coming from the building. Spokesman Pete Piringer says they believe a malfunction with the building’s furnace sparked the fire, which started on the ground level in a concealed area of the […]