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  • Local organization responds to unlicensed dentistry in Fairfax County.

    FAIRFAX, VA – DCW-50 news recently did a story about an unlicensed dental provider in West Falls Church, whose patient tested positive for a blood borne infection. The story got the attention of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, that runs the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. Dr. James Willis, president of NVDS says his organization felt responsible, that such practice exist in the county and that his organization is doing everything to let the public know, that top notch dental care […]

  • Heart attack victim meets EMS team who saved his life.

    Washington DC – Building engineer Frank Kampmann was working outside his building, and the next he knew, he was a patient at George Washington Hospital. On January 4th, Kampmann was found by a co worker, unconscious at the loading dock, apparently experiencing cardiac arrest. DC EMS arrived on the scene shortly there after and worked on Kampmann, who at tis time showed no sign of life. With no pulse, Kampmann was clinically dead, but EMS kept working. Today, Kampmann got […]

  • HD Woodson high school showcases robust solar project

    WASHINGTON, DC – DC mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off #Earthweekdc, a celebration of Earthday, by presenting one of the largest municipal solar projects in the country. H.D. Woodson high school is one of a handful of government facilities with a solar system, which is part of the mayor’s green initiative. The solar infrastructure uses existing structures like the car ports and rooftops to house the system, without dramatically altering the look and feel of the buildings.   The system in the […]

  • LUZIA: Cirque Du Soleli returns to the DMV

    TYSON, VA – World renowned Cirque du Soleli is back in town with a show paying homage to Mexico. Luzia is an extravaganza bombarding the audience with colorful visuals, complex sounds and music and movements designed to wow the audience. It is a constant “in your face” experience designed to move the spirit and excite all the senses at once. Public affairs officer Francis Jalbert says, the experience is like traveling through an imaginary world, blending different inspirations, influences and […]

  • Twins score on basketball court and in the classrooms.

    THE PLAINS, VA – Eric and Michael Truong are identical twins and this is just a tip of their similarity. they are both highly successful high school students boasting 4.0 GPA, and they are basketball players, leading their team, the Wakefield Owls, in scoring, steals and assists respectively. When asked where they get their motivation to excel, they credit their parents who insisted without good grades, there will be no basketball. Eric and Michael are heading to Pennsylvania for college […]

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated in DC

    WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands assembled on the National Mall to celebrate the life of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who was silenced by a assassin’s bullet fifty years ago. Events were planned through out the day including speeches from celebrities, civil rights advocates, politicians, artists and students. DC mayor Muriel Bowser and DC congresswoman Elenor Holmes Norton laid a wreath that the MLK monument, singing “We shall overcome”. When the assassination of Dr. King was announced, rioters […]

  • Charles county man gets 190 years for molesting his underage students.

    LA PLATA, MD.   Charles county states attorney, Anthony Covington got everything he asked for from the judge in the sentencing of Carlos Bell, who pleaded guilty to 27 charges of sexual abuse against a minor, after being indicted on 206 charges involving 42 minors, all of them boys. Bell who is HIV positive worked with Charles county schools as a coach and teaching assistant between 2014 and 2015 giving him access to his victims. Bell recorded many of the sexual […]

  • DC Mayor Muriel Bowser tackles homelessness with private partnership

    WASHINGTON DC – Deja Owen, a mother has been homeless most of her life. Today she is thrilled that all that history is behind her. She says being homeless has been hard on her son and having a place to call home is the start of her life. “I did this for my son. All of this for my son because I’ve seen where I have been and I don’t want my son to see any of that.” In announcing […]

  • Dulles Airport’s cabbie musician

    Music is life according to Heilu Mergia...