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Past articles by Darcy:

Shooting Survivor Tells Her Story to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

As a domestic and gun violence survivor, Lan Phan wants help other women and strengthen laws surrounding protective orders. News4’s Darcy Spencer covered the shooting when it happened 10 years ago, and spoke to Phan this weekend. → Read More

Prince George's Summer Crime Initiative Targets Guns

The Prince George’s County chief of police announced his summer crime initiative, saying overall violent crime is up 2% and murders are down 29% year over... → Read More

Maryland Governor to Allow Ghost Gun Ban to Become Law Without Signing It

A ban on so-called ghost guns will go into effect in Maryland without the governor’s signature. → Read More

Advocates Push for End-of-Life Bill in Maryland General Assembly

Advocates are pushing lawmakers in Maryland to pass end-of-life legislation. → Read More

Prince George's Schools CEO Explains Decision to Pause In-Person Classes Amid Surge

The leader of Prince George’s County Public Schools on Tuesday explained the county’s decision to transition to virtual learning amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has forced thousands of students and staff to quarantine. → Read More

3 Minors Sought After Woman Killed in Northeast DC: Police

A woman was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. Sunday, and police are looking for three minors last seen driving an SUV as suspects in her death. → Read More

Teen Found Shot in Middle of Street in Northeast DC

A 17-year-old boy was critically injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. Friday afternoon. → Read More

‘I Will Never Forget This': Toddler Fatally Shot in DC

A 1-year old has been shot and killed in a condo building in Southeast D.C., police said. → Read More

Residents React to DC's Lifting of the Indoor Mask Mandate

Starting Monday, if you go into a bar, restaurant or other business in D.C., you won’t be required to mask up, after Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that she’s lifting the indoor mask mandate. → Read More

Special Police Officer Shot, Killed in Third Shooting in Southeast DC Tuesday

A special police officer was shot and killed in Tuesday’s third shooting in Southeast D.C., authorities said. → Read More

8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing Video Game in Maryland

An 8-year-old child was shot and killed in Prince George’s County Tuesday after a man opened fire into several residences, police said. → Read More

Attorney Swindled Elderly Maryland Woman Out of $1.8M

A man conned an elderly Maryland woman out of almost $2 million. The woman thought she could trust the attorney to set up her estate, but prosecutors say he took the money for himself. → Read More

Dirty Water on Tap in Arlington Neighborhood

Residents of a Virginia neighborhood say their water is discolored and it may because of a construction project. The Halls Hill neighborhood near Virginia... → Read More

New Veterans Park Opens in District Heights on Memorial Day

After years of planning and construction, a new veterans park opened Monday in District Heights. → Read More

Church to Erect 16-Foot Black Lives Matter Banner Amid Protests

Church leaders at National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle in downtown D.C. plan to erect 16-foot Black Lives Matter banners on Wednesday, the same day... → Read More

DC Mayor Warns People to Stay Away From Downtown Ahead of Demonstrations

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser urged people Sunday to stay away from the downtown area during the upcoming demonstrations, and away from people coming to the area to cause violence and destruction. → Read More

Man on Violent Crime Spree Killed Father of 6: Police

A man on a violent crime spree killed a father of six at his Maryland home Friday, according to police. Robert Hill shot and killed Clifford Ellis in the... → Read More

Fairfax Co. Police Chief Injured While Detaining Church Stabbing Suspect

Fairfax County’s police chief was injured Saturday while subduing a suspect who stabbed two people at a church in Chantilly, Virginia, police say. The suspect... → Read More

Racist Graffiti Spray-Painted at Walt Whitman High School

Hateful messages were spray-painted on a shed at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Margaret Oleynick told News4 she was driving through the school parking lot when she discovered the vandalism Friday night. “Something very racist, very not OK in a very white neighborhood. There’s not a lot of color around here and it’s very … insulting,” Oleynick said…. → Read More

Prince George’s School Board Tables Proposal to Remove Police From Schools

The Prince George’s County Board of Education tabled a proposal to remove police officers from schools Thursday evening. “I’m very disappointed that we... → Read More