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Past articles by Pat:

Arson, Vandalism Under Investigation at 3 Bethesda Churches

Investigators may have a break in a case after vandals targeted three churches in Bethesda, Maryland. → Read More

ER Nurse, EMT Save Fan Suffering Heart Attack at Nats Park

The Clements were sitting in the front row of section 209 when John suffered a heart attack. → Read More

Father of 3 Killed in Drive-by Shooting in Southeast DC

A father of three was killed in a drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C. Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Woman, Man Found Dead at Germantown Townhome Community

A woman and a man are dead after a shooting Monday morning at a townhome community in Germantown, Maryland, police say. → Read More

Arrest Made in DC Mother's Murder

A mother of five found stabbed to death on Mother’s Day was the daughter of a woman who also was stabbed to death 16 years ago. → Read More

Former Chevy Chase Village Manager Believed to Have Known His Killer

Investigators believe a Maryland man shot in his home last week knew his killer, sources said. → Read More

Impostor Uses Maryland Police Captain's Name in Phone Scam

An impostor used a Maryland police officer's name to try to steal money from an unsuspecting victim. → Read More

Beloved Capital City Checkers Might Be Coming to an End

The beloved Capital Checkers Club on S Street in Shaw might be coming to an end. The club has been served a notice that they have to move by March 20. → Read More

DC Police Believe Victim in Weekend Carjacking Died Before Crime Was Committed

D.C. police believe a victim died before his car was taken and he was left on the street. Carjacking in the city of Washington is on a record-breaking pace.... → Read More

DC Mourns Elite Hairstylist Liz Nolan, Remembered for 52 Years of Influence in Beauty

It doesn’t look like much today, but for 52 years a corner building on Georgia Avenue was a centerpiece of beauty in Washington, D.C. At the center of it all... → Read More

Man Arrested For Two DC Murders — 22 Years Apart

A Southeast D.C. man has been arrested for two murders, one that occurred in 1996 and the other 22 years later in 2018, bringing both cold cases to a close. → Read More

Former NBA Player Chris Herren Opens Addiction Recovery Center in Virginia

A former NBA player who battled addiction for years opened a holistic addiction recovery center in Virginia. “It started with alcohol, probably 13; went on to... → Read More

Lost & Found: Missing Virginia Dog Reunited With Family

At 55 pounds, and playful as can be, 8-month-old pup Scarlett might seem hard to miss. But just days ago, the mixed rescue counted among the missing. It began... → Read More

Voting Through the Ages: Virginia Woman Reflects on 7 Decades of Voting

Mabel Hairston has words for anyone thinking about sitting out this election. “You’re just missing the privilege. You just need to get out and vote,” she... → Read More

‘Brave and Proud': Twins Honored for Saving Boy's Life in Virginia

Some little heroes received a big award Tuesday. Twins Ella and Ethan Cuyler, 8, were honored in Fairfax County, Virginia, for saving the life of a 4-year-old... → Read More

Victim Posting Racial Injustice Flyers Assaulted by Cyclist on Capital Crescent Trail

Police are looking for a cyclist wanted for attacking a man with his bike on the Capital Crescent Trail. The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said he and... → Read More

DC Restaurants Feed Police Officers at Nationals’ Park

A special food line for police is being supplied by several D.C. restaurants at Nationals’ Park. The restaurants are under the direction of Chef Jose Andreas... → Read More

‘Stay Home’: DC 11-Year-Old Has Social Distancing Plea After Liver Transplant

Stay home not just for yourself but for people like 11-year-old Orli Wildman Halpern. The Washington, D.C., fifth-grader is fighting for a normal life after... → Read More

DC’s First Coronavirus Patient Home After 3 Weeks in Hospital

The first coronavirus patient in D.C. is now home and recovering after spending three weeks in the hospital. The Rev. Timothy Cole, the pastor at Christ Church... → Read More

$60,000 in Jewelry Stolen From Bethesda Store

Three men stole thousands of dollars in jewelry from a Bethesda, Maryland, store Friday. The men robbed The Jewelry Exchange on Old Georgetown Road about 5:45 p.m. Dec. 13. One man pulled out a handgun and demanded a display case be opened and emptied. He warned employees not to trigger the alarm. While he and a masked man got the… → Read More