Brendan Reynolds, DC News Now

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Hagerstown, MD, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Hagerstown house fire displaces family

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — One family has been displaced following a house fire that occurred in Hagerstown shortly before 12 p.m. on Monday. According to the Hagerstown Fire Department, fire fighters responded to the 200 block of Daycotah Avenue in the city’s west end for a home engulfed in flames. The fire was contained to […] → Read More

Hagerstown-area house fire displaces family, fire marshal investigates

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — One family is displaced following a house fire that occurred Saturday afternoon in Washington County. Shortly after 12:30 p-m, firefighters responded to the 13000 block of Hyacinth Court for a reported house fire. According to the fire marshal, the fire originated from the building’s garage. Damages are estimated at around […] → Read More

Frederick police investigate homicide

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — The Frederick Police Department (FPD) arrested one man in regards to a stabbing that occurred Sunday evening. Police responded to the 100 block of Deerfield Place in Frederick around 6:53 p.m. for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, first responders located an adult woman suffering from a stab wound, who was later […] → Read More

Police investigate shots fired in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Madison Avenue. No other information has been provided; however, police are warning residents of police activity in the area. → Read More

Two injured in Hagerstown apartment fire

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Two people have been sent to the hospital following an apartment fire that occurred Saturday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., fire and rescue crews responded to an apartment fire along the 400 block of Jefferson Street in Hagerstown where smoke was seen coming from a second floor window. While the fire […] → Read More

West Virginia reports first COVID-19 related death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has reported the state’s first death linked to the new coronavirus pandemic. The fatality involved an 88-year-old woman from Marion County, the Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release. The statement said no further details would be released. “We extend our sincere condolences to this family,” […] → Read More

Maryland COVID-19 death toll reaches 15

MARYLAND (WDVM) — The Maryland Department of Health announced that five deaths were reported as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Maryland to 15. The deaths include three residents from Prince George’s County, a Carroll County man and a Howard County man. All the patients suffered the underlying medical conditions […] → Read More

Police investigate shots fired, two arrested following car chase

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect in regards to a shooting investigation that happened on March 27. On Friday around 7:12 p.m., officers responded to the 12500 block of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton-Glenmont for a report of gunshots. Police found multiple shell casings and broken glass in the […] → Read More

Carroll County officials address Mount Airy COVID-19 outbreak

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WDVM) — Following the COVID-19 outbreak at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mt. Airy, Maryland, Carroll County Board of Commissioners’ President Stephen Wantz and Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer held a press conference with Carroll Hospital, detailing how the county is handling the situation. County officials stated that a resident of Pleasant […] → Read More

Montgomery County Police investigate shots fired at apartment complex

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County police are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday night at an apartment complex in Montgomery Village. First responders received several reports of shots fired in the 18700 block of Walkers Choice Road at 8:58 p.m. According to police, there were no reported injuries; however, shell casings were found […] → Read More

Patients grow worrisome over the wait for COVID-19 test results

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — As testing for COVID-19 becomes readily available, testing sites are starting to see an increase in workload. “There is a lot of testing going on nationally. And while our third-party partners are trying very diligently to make sure they can get the results back as quickly as possible, it is typically […] → Read More

Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring. Around 1:55 p.m., officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Colesville Road at Southwood Avenue for the report of a collision involving […] → Read More

Vehicle fire closes two southbound lanes along I-95

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A vehicle fire has closed two lanes along Interstate 95 in Fairfax County. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the fire occurred Sunday afternoon. Firefighters have closed the middle right and right southbound lanes near mile marker 166 in order to put out the fire. → Read More

LIVE: Coronavirus Task Force holds briefing in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDVM) — Members of the Coronavirus Task Force is providing an update on the COVID-19 situation. The Task Force is led by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and is coordinated through the National Security Council. It is composed of subject matter experts from the White House and several United States […] → Read More

King of the ‘Hill Top,’ Harpers Ferry takes legal action over tourism bill

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (WDVM) — West Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that would allow large developers to bypass certain land-use regulations in regards to projects estimated at $25 million or more in municipalities with 2,000 residents or fewer. Senator Patricia Rucker (R- Jefferson, 16) was a lead sponsor of the bill and says the legislation […] → Read More

A push for caregivers amidst COVID-19 scare

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — As a result of COVID-19, a local senior care agency is seeing an increasing demand for caregivers. Home Helpers of the Panhandle provides in-home health care throughout the eastern panhandle as well as portions of Virginia and Maryland. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, their service is seeing an influx of requests to […] → Read More

WATCH: Northam to update Virginians on coronavirus outbreak

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –Gov. Ralph Northam will be giving updates on COVID-19 at 3 p.m. this afternoon during a press conference. Yesterday, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Virginia rose from 30 to 41 and also had the first coronavirus related death in the state. → Read More

Four charged after missing firearm was exchanged in school bathroom

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM)- Two juveniles and two adults are facing charges after a firearm a missing gun was exchanged several times, including inside of a high school. Juan Jones, a 20-year-old from Ashburn, Jacqueline Baxter, 19, and two juveniles are facing charges related to having a firearm on the property of Woodgrove High School, […] → Read More

U.S. Marine tested positive for coronavirus

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A U.S. Marine at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. “We will be staying in close touch with state officials on the frontlines, and we are prepared to act if it is determined that additional federal […] → Read More

Hagerstown Police Department looks to repurpose historic building

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A civil war-era building in Hagerstown could soon see a facelift. The Hagerstown Police Department (HPD) is proposing to repurpose the Alms House that sits on the 200 block of N. Locust Street. They want to turn it into a facility for the department as well as to provide space for […] → Read More