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Hyattsville Mayor Dies By Suicide

Kevin Ward, the mayor of Hyattsville, died in an apparent suicide, officials said. The 44-year-old's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a park in McLean, Virginia. His death was announced in a statement by city officials. Condolences poured in. "What an immense loss," one resident commented. "Our...
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Manassas woman arrested for assault of multiple people, including officer

MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM) — A woman is behind bars following an assault on multiple people, including an officer in Manassas, Virginia. Police say 30-year-old Sierra Antris Ward assaulted a 64-year-old woman and 27-year-old man. It happened on the 5500 block of Assateague Pl. During the investigation, police discovered that Ward and a family member were […]
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Court docs: Man who shot woman to death in front of children previously incarcerated for assaulting her

WASHINGTON — Court documents are giving more insight into the deadly shooting of a 27-year-old mom, who was killed in front of her two young children. The shooting happened in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue around 8 p.m. on Jan. 19. When officers arrived, they found Sierra Johnson injured in a car; two of her kids were in the back seat at the time. The children were unhurt, police said.
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Weekend Snow Expected in D.C. Area: Here's When and How Much

Bitter cold is freezing the Washington, D.C., area as residents prepare for snow during the weekend. A winter storm is set to bring snow to the area Friday and Saturday, but the most significant impacts are expected along the Atlantic coast. Storm Team4 is continuing to watch the storm's track as the forecast develops.
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Police: 1 dead, 4 hurt after shooting at Northwest DC hotel

WASHINGTON — One person is dead and four others were hospitalized after a shooting at a Days Inn hotel in Northwest Thursday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Police Commander Duncan Bedlion. The incident happened on the 4400 block of Connecticut Avenue, police said. During a...
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Senator Wants U.S. Government, Automakers to Address 'Alarming' Jump in Carjackings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator on Wednesday called on major automakers and the Transportation Department to take action to address an "alarming" rise in carjackings in some major cities. Senate Judiciary chair Dick Durbin, a Democrat, asked the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents nearly all major automakers,...
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Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

Jason Daniel Ort, age 36, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to transportation of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Brigadier General Terry Bullard, Commander Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
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