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  • DC police seek information on victims in newly-identified 2006 murders

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Police in the District of Columbia aren’t sure what kind of information it will take to crack the case of the three homicides found days apart and more than a decade after their bodies were hidden away. It’s why they are asking for anyone and everyone who had contact with an apartment complex in the 100 block of Wayne Place SE in 2006 to come forward for a chat about activities on the block. Police made the […]

  • Varsity football cancelled at Park View High School after low participation at tryouts

    STERLING, Va. – A decision to punt on varsity football this season at Park View High School was made in the name of safety according to a Loudon County Public Schools spokesman. Those safety concerns are detailed by the state of Virginia in its rules governing student athletics. Although not prohibited, state law encourages school districts to back out of playing a varsity football schedule if there aren’t at least 25 students on the team. Last week’s tryouts only brought […]

  • Maryland head football coach placed on leave, investigation launched into staff conduct

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CNN) — The University of Maryland has placed the football program’s head coach D.J. Durkin and other members of its athletics staff on administrative leave during an investigation of the death by heatstroke of a football player. Jordan McNair, 19, died June 13, two weeks after participating in a workout at Maryland’s outdoor practice fields, CNN affiliate WJZ-TV reported. The university commissioned an external review and, “pending the final outcome,” has placed some of the staff on […]

  • Girls Who Code helps teenage girls, computer programming industry

    WASHINGTON D.C. – For the last seven weeks, the work week has been filled with busy projects, learning on the fly and producing website work on a deadline. It’s not exactly what 20 high school girls had in mind to wind down the summer but the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program hosted by AT&T in Washington D.C. and in other locations across the nation has hopefully fulfilled two purposes. First, students now have an idea of what building a […]

  • Snakes force temporary closure of a D.C. library

    WASHINGTON D.C. — On Wednesday, the Georgetown Branch of the District of Columbia library was back open for business after being closed since Saturday following the discovery of a few snakes. The snakes were described as small and could have been either garter or ringneck snakes, both non venomous. One was found and removed by an employee. When a few more were discovered together a little later the library was closed. Snake removal experts reportedly found another dead snake in […]

  • Jamaican independence celebrated all through August

    WASHINGTON D.C. – On Monday, Jamaica marks its 56th year as an independent nation. The occasion sets off a month-long celebration with many events in the Washington D.C. area, including the first DC World Reggae Festival happening August 19 at RFK Stadium. It began Sunday with an annual chapel service at the Howard University School of Law. DCW50’s News Intern Sylvia Mphofe has more on the celebration.      

  • Southeast DC ball club making history; have sights set on Little League World Series

    WASHINGTON D.C. – When it’s raining hard, like it was most of Thursday afternoon, most baseball teams give up for the day. Don’t expect the Mamie Johnson squad out of Southeast D.C. to give up that easily. “I didn’t think we were going to make it out of pool play– they were just playing flat,” said Keith Barnes, head coach for the team of 11-12-year-olds. “I think they realized what was at stake and they seemed like they just wanted […]

  • AAA: Violent car jackings on the rise in DC, Maryland

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Statistics provided by AAA Mid-Atlantic show the number of violent carjackings around the DMV have risen at an alarming rate. They site numbers from the latest Maryland Uniform Crime report prepared by the Maryland State Police. It shows a sharp rise in the number of deaths attributed to carjackings. In 2012, there was just one homicide and another in 2013. By 2015 and ‘16 (the last year of sorted data by the state) the homicides had risen […]

  • High school band holds fundraiser to get to Normandy

    The Herndon High School Band has been chosen to represent the United States at the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France in June of next year.