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  • As police search for suspect, DNA profile of “D.C.-area hotel rapist” indicted in the District for 2003 cases

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time ever, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District secured an indictment of a DNA profile for an unknown suspect. The charges stem from two attacks that took place in Northwest D.C. hotels back in 2003, involving a man dubbed the “D.C.-area hotel rapist.” The DNA is also linked to four other attacks in Maryland and Virginia in the 1998-2006 time frame, as well as possibly connected to sexual assault cases and suspicious behavior […]

  • Report provides new details on deadly crash involving D.C. Police vehicle and dirt bike rider

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A traffic crash report, obtained by DCW50, provides new details in a crash involving a D.C. Police SUV and a man on a dirt bike. Back on May 4th, according to D.C. Police, Jeffrey Price, 22, died after his dirt bike crashed into the SUV at the intersection of Division Avenue and Fitch Place in Northeast. Since the crash, family members, along with their attorney, have spoken with witnesses who say officers were chasing Price leading up […]

  • Nation’s youngest black cannabis dispensary owner gets her start in Prince George’s Co.

    PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., Md. – At just 26-years-old, Hope Wiseman’s resume looks a little different than those of most women her age. From winning Miss D.C. in 2009, to attending Spelman college, cheerleading for the Atlanta Falcons, starring in an E! reality show, WAGS, and putting her economics degree to work on Wall Street, Wiseman is now starting her career as the nation’s youngest black cannabis dispensary owner right in Prince George’s County. “I believe every experience that I had […]

  • Initiative 77: Should the minimum wage for tipped workers in D.C. get a raise?

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the June 19th primary gets closer, the debate over Initiative 77 is heating up in the District. D.C. voters, regardless of what party they’re registered with, will get the opportunity to decide whether or not the minimum wage should be raised for tipped workers. Initiative 77 would incrementally increase the tipped minimum wage by $1.50 per year until it reaches $15 per hour in 2025. The current minimum wage for tipped workers is $3.33. Minimum wage […]

  • D.C. Police investigate deadly shooting of mother of two in Southeast

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department says they are investigating a deadly shooting that took the life of a 40-year-old woman. Police say on Sunday, at approximately 6:43 p.m., they responded to a home in the 700 block of 12th Street in southeast to check on the welfare of a person. When inside, officers say they located Wykeena Ferguson, unconscious and unresponsive from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Family members […]

  • D.C. Police arrest 25-year-old for shooting that killed Southeast father, entrepreneur

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a press conference on Friday morning, Chief Peter Newsham announced that they made an arrest in the murder of 39-year-old Alexander Mosby. “He was an unintended target in this shooting,” said Chief Newsham. “He was a beloved member of this community and a businessman.” Polices say on Thursday, 25-year-old Tywan Porter, of Southeast, turned himself in and was charged with second degree murder while armed. Back on Saturday, May 26, at approximately 1:48 a.m., police say […]

  • Four Va. students arrested after spreading roadkill, spray paint on school track and field

    HAYMARKET, Va. – Prince William County Police say they arrested four students the day before graduation for vandalizing school property. Police say a School Resource Officer was notified about the vandalism in the stadium complex at Battlefield High School on 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket. The investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of May 28 and the morning of May 29, obscene images and profanity were spray painted onto the field and track as well as the visitors’ bleachers. […]

  • Vigil honors Southeast D.C. father of three killed in Memorial Day weekend shooting

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family and friends gathered in Anacostia on Friday night to remember a father of three who was killed over Memorial Day weekend. According to D.C. police, 39-year-old Alexander Mosby died in the hospital on Saturday, May 26th. Officers responded to the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace in Southeast at 1:48 a.m and found Mosby with a gunshot wound. Loved ones gathered near the District Culture store, which Mosby owned, with yellow t-shirts and balloons in honor of his […]

  • DCW50 Heroes: Two neighbors rescue man from inside burning Northeast D.C. home

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Fire and EMS are thanking two men for courageously going inside a burning Northeast home to pull the homeowner outside to safety. #DCsBravest want to thank Ewan Plant (left) and Gregory Langley for their swift actions at the Franklin St. fire. Upon learning an occupant was still inside, they forced entry into the home and carried the resident to safety outside. Congratulations! — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 30, 2018 Frances Penn says she […]