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  • Montgomery Parks building trails better prepared for flash floods

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Crews with Montgomery Parks knew they were working today just to see mother nature take them a few steps back tomorrow. There are special crews at work building new trails across the county that are more resistant to flash floods than previous trails. “We’re going through and grading on a hillside, on a slope, and we’re following contour lines,” said Bob Turnbull, the project manager for Natural Surfaces Trails with Montgomery Parks. The goal is to […]

  • Death of a cyclist puts spotlight on safety at busy intersection near National Mall

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Many people who use the corner of Constitution Ave. and 12th Street to walk, bike or scoot their way through the intersection are using the death of a cyclist this week to raise concerns about safety in the area. According to the DC Police Department, Thomas Hollowell, 64, was struck by a dark-colored, mid sized sedan that ran a red light Monday morning. Hollowell died from his injuries Tuesday. “There are so many people who run the […]

  • Logan Circle community worried about safety week after jogger slain

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Logan Circle residents packed a meeting Monday addressing community safety in the wake of a shocking murder last week. Wendy Martinez was stabbed and killed last Tuesday while out jogging in the Northwest neighborhood. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham was at the meeting assuring the public that the community is safe. He shared statistics that show the crime rate is just about even with last year’s rate in the area. Notable increases in the year-to-year comparison […]

  • Hamilton entertains, educates DC-area high schoolers

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Before the production of Hamilton drew its final curtain at the Kennedy Center cast and crew used two of their final days in Washington D.C. to help dozens of high schoolers. The Hamilton Education Program turns the production into an education tool, challenging around 60 students to use the material as a jumping off point to create their own original content. That material was performed before a crowd of around 2,000 students on the same stage they […]

  • Investigation into massive fire at apartment home for seniors just beginning

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Monetary donations meant to aid victims of Wednesday’s massive apartment fire in Southeast DC will be handled by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. The announcement was made today as nearly 160 seniors living in the Arthur Capper apartments made arrangements with the American Red Cross for temporary shelter. Red Cross is also helping seniors replace their medications and other essentials since many of the residents lost everything in the fire. Meanwhile, firefighters are just beginning to look […]

  • Arrest made in Anne Arundel County shooting

    SEVERN, Md. – The Anne Arundel County Police Department has arrested a man connected to a Monday night shooting in Severn. That shooting occurred in the 8200 block of Durness Court around 11:15 p.m. Police said they were called to the address and found a man who had been shot. That man was treated at a hospital and released. He is expected to survive. Police said they tracked down Keith L. Brown, 39, a short time later. Investigators said they […]

  • Groups at Black Congressional Caucus meeting pushing for criminal justice reform

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Too many problems from policing to incarceration issues are the reasons why several groups are using the 48th Annual Black Congressional Caucus Legislative Conference to push for criminal justice reform. On Thursday, at least two separate panels focused on what they call the problems facing too many minorities. The DC bureau of the NAACP held a brainstorming session focused on federal policies that could help fix issues that lead to prison overcrowding, and civil and human rights […]

  • Initiative 77 still sparking debate as council moves toward repeal of law

    WASHINGTON D.C. – On Monday September 17, the District of Columbia will once again hear from the public on the idea of establishing a minimum wage for workers who up until now had mostly gotten by on tips. It’s an issue that some thought had already been decided when Initiative 77 passed with a 55-percent win in the June primaries. The purpose of the public hearing on Initiative 77 is seen as some as a way to repeal the law […]

  • UPDATE: Man indicted for murder of 82-year-old Alexandria man

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man was indicted Monday for murdering an 82-year-old man in Alexandria in July. Police say 31-year-old Dallas Smith was indicted on 5 felony charges for killing Jerry Scott at his home on E. Reed Avenue. Smith was charged with First Degree Murder, Burglary While Armed, two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Smith has been in jail since July 25 when […]