Teens airlifted after allegedly hit by Purple Heart Marine Beth Abbott in StaffordWatchful EyeNewsBreak Contributor
Mayor Bowser Opens New Migrant Facility in Washington D.C. as Hotels Reach CapacityTom HandyNewsBreak Contributor
Norton reintroduces a bill during Pride Month to safeguard LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights in D.C.Shabbir AhmadNewsBreak Contributor
Investigators Seek Answers About Plane Crash That Followed Sonic Boom ScareEmmaowusuNewsBreak Contributor
A nearby plane crash in Virginia confused Washington D.C. residents on what caused a sonic explosion soundBraydyn The Bear LentsNewsBreak Contributor
Man fatally shot at funeral of 10-year-old girl: police
WASHINGTON - A man was killed, and a woman was injured after a shooting at the funeral of a 10-year-old girl at Washington National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the two victims were "not directly related" to the funeral of Arianna Davis, a 10-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet on Mother's Day.
For Marine who hit teens in Stafford, felony charges, incl. drug possession
On May 31, Aquia Harbour PD and Stafford County responded to a scene where two 14-year-old teenagers were hit and seriously injured by a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle turned out to be Sgt. Major Beth Ellen Abbott, a 39-year-old Marine based in Stafford.
Student Reported To Be In Possession Of Knife On School Bus In Charles County
INDIAN HEAD, Md. – On June 2, a school resource officer (SRO) at Indian Head Elementary School was informed that a student was possibly in possession of a knife while riding the bus home on June 1. The SRO followed up and learned the student produced the knife and...
Virginia landfill fire sends flames, smoke into sky
LORTON, Va. - A massive fire at a landfill in Virginia sent smoke and flames into the sky overnight into Tuesday morning. The fire was reported overnight in the 9900 block of Richmond Hwy in Lorton. Officials said the fire was contained just after 5:45 a.m. Smoke is visible in...
Police investigating shooting at cemetery
WASHINGTON - Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting at Washington National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Police told FOX 5 the call came in at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday for the report of a shooting on the 4100 block of Suitland Rd in Hillcrest Heights, MD. This is a developing...
Teen convicted of killing classmate in Alexandria shopping center brawl
A teenage boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in the parking lot of a shopping center in Alexandria, Virginia, last year was convicted of murder on Tuesday. Ryan Vega was 16 years old when he pulled a knife during a fight at the Bradlee Shopping Center and killed Luis Mejia Hernandez, who was 18.
911 Hangup Call Brings Large Police Presence To Fairfax High School
A large police presence was reported at Fairfax High School Tuesday, June 6 due to a 911 hangup call, police said.The incident was reported just before 1:10 p.m. The school was reportedly placed on lockdown, but lifted around 2 p.m. when no active threat was found, police said.Students were co…
Flag Lowered Honoring Potomac Heights VFD Life Member James “Willie” Williams
INDIAN HEAD, Md. – The Charles County flag has been lowered until sunset on Monday, June 10, to honor Life Member from Potomac Heights VFD James “Willie” Williams. Mr. Williams had 29 distinguished years of service and held many ranks that included 16 years in a leadership role.
FCPD searching for burglary suspects who drove pickup truck into Alexandria 7-Eleven
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (7News) — The Fairfax County Police Department is searching for four people accused of burglary and driving a truck into an Alexandria 7-Eleven, police said. Shortly after 3 a.m. on May 26, officers responded to the 7-Eleven in the 5600 block of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in Alexandria for the report of a burglary. An investigation revealed that two of the suspects forcibly opened the store's locked doors and pushed a person out of the store, officials explained.
One man, one night, two robbery attempts, Stafford police ask for help
Stafford County police are asking for the public’s help to solve two Friday night robbery incidents that appear to have been committed by the same person. Both incidents occurred on June 3. The suspect is described as a male with a light complexion who is approximately 6 feet tall. He has a slim build and curly, shoulder-length hair that’s dark brown.
Woman who worked as a nurse during World War II celebrates her 100th birthday
MANASSAS, Va. — A Virginia woman who worked as a nurse during World War II celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family. "They just told me they would pick me up around 1:00 and I didn't know why or where or what, and here I am," 100-year-old Gertrude LeBlanc told WJLA.
Waldorf Man Uses Lucky Number To Win $50,000 On Pick 5
WALDORF, Md. – A Waldorf player who believes in trends said he followed a pattern to win $50,000 in the May 26 Pick 5 midday drawing. The 50-year-old said he has a list of numbers that he likes to play. That includes birthdays, license plates and other significant numbers.
2 armed robberies happen 20 minutes apart in Stafford Co.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in solving two apparently random armed robberies. They happened Friday night only about 20 minutes apart. FOX 5’s Josh Rosenthal reports from Stafford with more details.
Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward In Assault Cases
WALDORF, Md. – On May 28 at 7:13 p.m., unknown suspects drove by a woman in the area of Huntington Circle in Waldorf and shot her with a suspected airsoft or paintball gun, striking her in the arms and legs. The same suspects are believed to be responsible for...
Marine Corps instructor allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel and hitting two teens with her car
The Quantico instructor has been "relieved of her duties," a Marine Corps spokesperson said. The post Marine Corps instructor allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel and hitting two teens with her car first appeared on Law & Crime.
Bicycle Access On Nice/Middleton Bridge Starts June 10
NEWBURG, Md. – Starting Saturday, June 10, bicyclists will be allowed to cross the Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge (US 301) from dawn to dusk on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays only. The Maryland Transportation Authority urges bicyclists and motorists to Share the Bridge and Cross with Care.
Toddler injured by glass after men shoot into car at Woodbridge shopping center
WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police are investigating after someone opened fire on a car with two men and a 3-year-old girl inside. According to the Prince William County Police Department, the shooting was reported just before 7:15 p.m. at the Cheshire Station Shopping Center in Woodbridge on Saturday. Investigators say...
Plan to split art, music, PE teachers between Alexandria City schools sparks controversy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Criticism is emerging from parents, faculty, staff, and teachers at Alexandria City Public Schools following the district's decision to proceed with a plan to reassign specialized teachers, including those in art, physical education and music. An email notification was sent out just 48 hours prior to the...
Air quality alert issued for Wednesday amid smoke from Canadian wildfires
Wednesday is forecast to be a “Code Orange” day in Arlington and across the D.C. area. That’s according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, which says local air quality will be “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”. Air quality is low across much of the eastern U.S....
Person who died in fire at Kittery Days Inn identified
KITTERY, Maine — The identity of a body recovered after a fire destroyed a Kittery hotel last month has been released. A Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson said Monday the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified Daniel Clarke, 57, of Manassas, Virginia, as the Days Inn fire victim.
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