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Past articles by Randi:

Woman shot, killed after lunging at Loudoun Co. deputies with knife

Mike Chapman, Sheriff of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, says deputies responded to a domestic-violence situation just after 4 a.m. Friday morning when things escalated quickly. While at the home, there were multiple children inside at the time. → Read More

BREAKING: Deputies investigate shooting in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — A person was shot in a Frederick neighborhood Friday morning, Frederick County Sheriff’s deputies confirm. WDVM 25 reporter Katie Rhee is on the scene, she says there is crime scene tape up around the Kingsbrook neighborhood. She is standing by for an update from deputies. Deputies say to expect a heavy […] → Read More

Police arrest suspect in attacks on homeless men in New York, DC

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — D.C. Police arrested the suspect in the string of attacks on homeless men in both the District and New York City early Tuesday morning, the department. Police tweeted just before 6 a.m., confirming his arrest early this morning in D.C. Officers said he was “currently being interviewed by officers at the Homicide […] → Read More

UPDATE: Five shot in early morning D.C. shooting

UPDATE AT 11:10 a.m. — The woman who was in critical condition from the early morning shooting has now passed away, This is an ongoing investigation. WDVM has a reporter on the scene, bringing the latest developments. UPDATE AT 7:49 a.m.– D.C. Police issued a correction to an earlier statement indicating that none of the […] → Read More

Seven Virginia school boards sue over Youngkin’s mask mandate reversal

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Seven Virginia school boards filed a lawsuit to challenge the legality of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s (R-Va.) executive order reversing the statewide in-school mask mandate Monday morning, the same day his order took effect. Alexandria City, Arlington County, City of Richmond, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Hampton City and Prince William County are […] → Read More

Footage from fatal police shooting in Silver Spring released by AG’s office

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General Independent Investigations Division on Wednesday morning released seven minutes of police body-worn camera and dashboard camera footage from the December 29 fatal shooting of 27-year-old Osman Sesay. The division investigates all interactions with police resulting in death, including shootings, vehicle pursuits, and in-custody… → Read More

Montgomery County considering “vaccine passport” law

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County leaders officially introduced “vaccine passport” legislation, almost mirroring what is set to take effect in Washington, D.C. later this week. “Once we had a regional neighbor, a large regional neighbor, who was enacting a similar policy we thought it made sense to move forward with something we thought […] → Read More

Long lines at Maryland COVID-19 testing sites as hospitalizations, cases rise

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — What was pre-holiday testing demand has turned into post-holiday testing demand, as long lines for COVID-19 tests returned at sites on Monday. At Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, an hours-long line had formed well before the clinic opened at 11 a.m. on Monday. It was advertised as a drive-thru testing site, but […] → Read More

CDC confirms case of monkeypox in Maryland

MARYLAND (WDVM) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are reporting a case of a rare viral illness in Maryland. Officials say a traveler brought a case of monkeypox back with them after a recent trip to Nigeria. Lab tests confirmed it on Tuesday and the patient is isolating in Maryland. CDC is working with […] → Read More

UPDATE: 22-year-old man arrested for homicide in Loudoun County

UPDATE (11/14/2021 6:48 p.m.) — A 22-year-old man has been charged for the Nov. 14 murder at a home in the Barclay Woods Community near Leesburg. The suspect, 22-year-old Melvin Wasike of Fairfax, was arrested by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and […] → Read More

Police search for suspect in armed robbery at Gaithersburg 7-Eleven store

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a Gaithersburg 7-Eleven store last week. Police say the person in the above photo came into the 7-Eleven on Allied Place in Montgomery Village just before noon on Thursday, Sept. 30 hiding a handgun in his yellow sweatshirt. […] → Read More

Reston man arrested, charged with murder in father’s death

RESTON, Va. (WDVM) — A 24-year-old Reston man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed and killed his father Saturday morning. 24-year-old Alexander Jahelka is charged with the second-degree murder of his father. Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a home in Reston for a welfare check and found Jahelka’s 66-year-old father Kenneth […] → Read More

Man dies in police pursuit in Frederick County, Virginia

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) – A man is dead after attempting to evade police in Frederick County, Virginia. Kondwani Rogers was pronounced dead on the scene. On Saturday, a sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle driving recklessly on U.S. Route 11 North in the vicinity of Welltown Road before merging southbound along Virginia State Route 37. […] → Read More

Montgomery County to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations next week

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County will start administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again next week. The county has had about 1,300 doses of the J&J vaccine in storage since the CDC and the FDA recommended a temporary pause on its use. Those agencies recommended the pause to investigate several cases of rare […] → Read More

One dead in Sunday morning Gaithersburg crash

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — One person is dead after a crash in Montgomery County Sunday morning. Police say it happened at the intersection of Clopper Road and Orchard Hills Drive in Gaithersburg around 5:50 a.m. Sunday. As of 7:30 a.m., detectives were still on the scene. For now, Clopper Road is closed between W Watkins […] → Read More

Police investigate overnight shooting in Manassas

MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM) — Two men were injured in a shooting in Manassas overnight, Prince William County Police confirmed in a tweet early Saturday morning. Officers say it happened along the 8300 block of Sudley Rd. The two men were each taken to area hospitals. PWCPD says no suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing. This story is developing. → Read More

Federal government partners with Silver Spring clinic to vaccinate vulnerable residents

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — The federal government is making strides when it comes to equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine by focusing on key areas across the country that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19. White House representatives say the federal government is working alongside 250 health centers across the nation to provide […] → Read More

One killed, one injured in Fairfax County shooting

ANNANDALE, Va. (WDVM) — One person died and another was injured in a shooting overnight in Fairfax County. Fairfax County Police responded to the scene on Wadsworth Court in Annandale around midnight Saturday morning. Police confirm the deceased victim is an adult male, the victim who was injured and taken to a hospital for their […] → Read More

Montgomery County COVID-19 metrics trend in the right direction

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — COVID-19 metrics are trending in the right direction in Maryland’s largest county. The latest data shows Montgomery County’s test positivity rate is under 4.4 percent. The last time the county reported that same positivity rate was in mid-November. As for case counts, Montgomery County is reporting under 16 cases per […] → Read More

Montgomery Co. wants more vaccine doses before moving on to next phase

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County has started vaccines for the last tier of Group 1A, which includes health specialists, pharmacists, funeral home staff, and others who are considered a high priority. Leaders say the county isn’t getting enough doses to move forward to 1C with the rest of Maryland. “What has not changed […] → Read More