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.
In the past she has been a college radio DJ, a freelance equine event photographer, a photo editor at her high school newspaper, an enterprise reporter covering the Virginia GA, a wedding photographer, and a social media/marketing intern.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for threatening to murder African-Americans at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. According to court documents, on the night of Nov. 11, 2015, John Edgar Rust, 27, entered a restaurant in Alexandria, connected his laptop computer and phone to the store’s wireless Internet connection, and posted a threat online to murder African-Americans at Howard University the next day. He posted a statement on […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our own Mike Goldberg recently conducted the Central Virginia Wind Symphony in their 13th Annual Holiday Spectacular. The ensemble is comprised of the most talented high school musicians in the region, with many members coming from Stafford County. The concert included music by American composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, along with many holiday favorites. Enjoy their rendition of Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson. To watch the full concert click HERE.
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot on Christmas Eve while responding to a domestic call in the 46000 block of Hollow Mountain Place in Sterling, the sheriff’s office says. According to Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman, the incident involved a dispute between a man and his 19-year-old daughter that had begun the day before. According to Sheriff Chapman, the man’s 16-year-old son called 911 just before 4pm Sunday. For nearly an hour he said his deputies tried […]
POLK COUNTY, Fl. — A Maryland couple is dead after a Christmas Eve plane crash in Florida killed everyone on board, says the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 27-year-old Peter Worthington Jr., a University of Maryland law student, and his wife, 26-year-old teacher Victoria Shannon-Worthington, died in the crash along with Shannon-Worthington’s sister, Olivia Shannon, 24, John Shannon, 70, their father and the pilot of the plane, and family friend Krista Clayton, 32. The NTSB is still investigating the crash, but […]
ABERDEEN, Md. — A lieutenant who is an 18 year veteran of the Aberdeen Police Department has plead guilty to stealing and using drugs from citizen prescription drop boxes as well as the police department evidence room. The Maryland state prosecutor said in a release that Lieutenant Daniel Gosnell, 38, had stolen and used drugs including oxycontin, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine from Feb. 2016 to August 2017. The judge sentenced Lt. Gosnell to a suspended sentence of ten years. […]
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Traffic on Route 28 near I-66 was seriously delayed and several people were injured after to a series of accidents early Thursday morning. The first crash took place around 4:15 a.m. in Centreville and involved three vehicles — a box truck, a dump truck, and a sedan. The dump truck overturned in the crash and rolled onto the sedan, trapping the driver inside. All three drivers were injured, but none were seriously hurt. This accident knocked […]
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Today, a federal jury convicted a former officer for the Metro Transit Police of lying to the FBI to help terrorist group ISIS, and trying to send them resources. Nicholas Young, 38, from Fairfax, was formerly employed by WMATA, and now faces prison time for actions he believed were supporting the Islamic State. In 2016, Young purchased and sent gift card codes that he thought would let ISIS recruiters talk securely with potential ISIS recruits. In […]
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Reston police are looking for whoever abandoned a neglected dog in the area of Chatham Colony Court and Moorings Drive. The dog was found with two pounds of matted hair covering it, and one badly infected eye. Police said “it was barely recognizable as a dog”. They said they’re investigating this as an animal cruelty/abandonment case because the dog doesn’t seem to be a stray — it hadn’t been out in the elements for an extended period, […]