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Past articles by Fareeha:

Virginia man dies from collision with bus

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM) — A collision between a public bus and a car last week killed a Virginia man, police said. 33-year-old Omar Prescott of Lorton died from his injuries in the hospital on August 17. The crash happened just after midnight on August 10, Fairfax County police said. According to detectives, Prescott was driving […] → Read More

Man arrested for breaking into car in Silver Spring parking garage

DERWOOD, Md. (WDVM) — Police arrested a man for allegedly breaking into a car early Saturday morning in a downtown Silver Spring parking garage. Police said they found two men surrounding the car around 4 a.m. after hearing the car alarm go off in the garage at 921 Wayne Avenue, one of them identified as […] → Read More

Jefferson County, Berkeley County officials respond to reported drowning

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDVM) — WDVM is following a possible drowning reported in Bunker Hill on Thursday. Berkeley County dispatch told WDVM that they were requested for help around 4:43 p.m. Dispatch for Jefferson County was not able to confirm information by 5:20 p.m. in the incident, but said Middleway Volunteer Fire Department is responding […] → Read More

Person ran over in Hagerstown, flown to shock trauma for treatment

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A person was run over by a vehicle in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon and is being flown to shock trauma for treatment. Washington County dispatch confirmed to WDVM that the incident happened around 12:50 p.m. in the area of North Potomac Street and East Avenue. Responding officials included the Hagerstown Police […] → Read More

16-year-old gets probation in Great Frederick Fair death case

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — A 16-year-old defendant will get probation with conditions including anger management for his involvement in John Weed’s death at the Great Frederick Fair last year. Judge Solt made the order in Frederick County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The teenager plead guilty to second degree assault in July. He was charged after […] → Read More

Man dies in midnight car crash in Cloverly

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — One man is dead after a midnight collision in Cloverly, police said. Mark Robert Bonhag, 56, was driving on New Hampshire Avenue near McNeil Lane when he left the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police. Officers responded around 12:19 a.m. and said […] → Read More

I-270 NB closed in Clarksburg for truck crash

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — All lanes on I-270 northbound are closed Monday in the area of Clarksburg for a truck crash, the Maryland State Highway Administration tweeted 3:49 p.m. The crash happened just ahead of Exit 22 for Old Hundred Road. → Read More

Police: 1 man shot in Springfield, suspect in custody

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM) — A man was shot Monday afternoon in Springfield, Virginia. Fairfax County police officers were on the scene in the 7200 block of Olde Lantern Way around 1:20 p.m. Police said one person is in custody for the shooting and the two people knew each other. The patient is in the hospital […] → Read More

Washington NFL releases Runningback Derrius Guice after domestic violence arrest

(WDVM) — Derrius Guice of the Washington NFL team turned himself in to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening. According to The Washington Post, Guice was arrested on domestic violence charges. The Washington NFL team released the following statement Friday regarding the incident: “On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related […] → Read More

I-70 shutdown in both directions for multi-vehicle accident, fire

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — A tractor-trailer on I-70 was fully engulfed in flames on Friday afternoon. Both directions of the interstate are closed, police said at 3:30 p.m. Maryland State Police said the multi-vehicle accident happened at the 29 mile marker in Hagerstown, Maryland. Police said no serious injuries have been reported at this […] → Read More

Police: Rape suspect, freed due to virus, kills accuser

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a rape suspect who was released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic went on to kill the woman who had accused him. The Washington Post reports that Ibrahim E. Bouaichi was tracked down by authorities on Wednesday. But he shot himself and was […] → Read More

Unsolved: $25K reward offered for info on Maryland contractor’s murderer

BALTIMORE, Md. (WDVM) — Bryan Mkemy was killed while working as a contractor in a Maryland home two years ago. On the anniversary of his death, the FBI announced a $25,000 for information leading to an arrest. Mkemy, 27, was working in a home on Woodlea Avenue in Baltimore on August 7, 2018. Police believe […] → Read More

Teacher arrested and charged for sexual relationship with student

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — A teacher was arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, police said on Thursday. 34-year-old Eric James Smith, a teacher in Washington County, was charged with one count of sex abuse of a minor and one count of sex act by a person of authority, the […] → Read More

71-year-old man charged with 6 armed robberies spanning 8 years

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — A 71-year-old man was arrested and charged with committing six armed robberies dating back to 2012, including one that happened this week. The suspect, James Wersick, was arrested on Tuesday, after a PNC Bank branch reported an armed robbery around 10 a.m. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, a […] → Read More

Virginia COVID-19 update: August 5

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Governor Ralph Northam is speaking live at 2 p.m. for an update to COVID-19 response in Virginia. Watch live here on WDVM 25. LATEST COVID-19 DATA As of August 5, 2020, the Virginia Department of Health reports the following COVID-19 data: 95,049 cumulative positive cases 8,126 cumulative hospitalizations 2,274 total deaths → Read More

Kings Dominion won’t open in 2020

DOSWELL, Va. (WDVM) — Kings Dominion will stay closed for the rest of the year, the Virginia amusement park announced on Tuesday. The park cited Virginia’s current reopening guidelines as a reason for the closure. Phase 3 of reopening in Virginia limits amusement parks to 1,000 guests. “All 2020 Season Passholders will now also receive […] → Read More

Where to get free COVID-19 tests in Prince William County August 5-7

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents this week in Prince William County. According to the county, people who wish to get tested should be ready to provide their full names, phone number and either a home or work address that is located in the county, or the City […] → Read More

UPDATE: murder suspect arrested after car chase in Maryland

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — UPDATE: Alexandria Police have arrested the homicide suspect after a car chase Wednesday. Ibraham Elkahlil Bouaichi was taken into custody Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. Alexandria Police Officers saw the suspect in a car in Maryland. When they tried to pull him over, police say a chase began. Bouaichi’s car crashed […] → Read More

Hagerstown man dies in I-70 crash

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — A 71-year-old Hagerstown man died in a car crash on Interstate 70 on Monday. Maryland State Police said the man was driving westbound when he crashed in the area of Braddock Mountain and Hollow Road, around 3:15 p.m. Investigators believe he had a tire blow out, causing him to strike the […] → Read More

Police seek suspect in Dale Blvd burglary case

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — Police are seeking a suspect in two commercial burglary incidents that happened early Friday morning in Woodbridge, Virginia. Prince William County police officers first responded to Royal Pawn on Dale Blvd around 2:47 a.m., where they reported finding damage to the front window and door — but nothing was reported missing. […] → Read More