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Jackie Bensen


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

Father of Doctor Killed in Unsolved DC Carjacking Worries Killers Could Harm Others

A year after carjackers killed a doctor while taking his Mercedes in Northwest D.C., his father worries the thieves in the unsolved crime may still be harming others. → Read More

Couple Left on Island of Dominica When Man, 78, Gets COVID on Caribbean Cruise

A D.C. man is trying to assist his 80-year-old mother from almost 2,000 miles away after she got removed from a Caribbean cruise when her boyfriend came down with COVID-19. → Read More

2 Armed Carjackings in 1 Week Cause Concern in Downtown Silver Spring

Twice in the past week criminals have pulled out guns and stolen cars from drivers in busy downtown Silver Spring. → Read More

Person Killed in Apparent Road Rage Shooting in Southeast DC

A person was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident in Southeast D.C. Wednesday, police said. → Read More

Metro Operator Who Sped Past Track Workers Had Worked 30 Days Straight, Report Finds

The operator of Red Line train who sped past track workers at excessive speeds in November had been working for 30 days straight, a Washington Metrorail Safety Commission report found. → Read More

Family, Friends Say Man Shot to Death in Virginia Home Suffered Mental Break

A man shot to death in a Virginia home recently had a mental break and needed help, according to family and friends. → Read More

DC Teacher Accused of Forcing Boy, 7, Into Closet as Punishment

A D.C. Public Schools teacher is accused of forcing a 7-year-old boy into a utility closet as punishment. → Read More

Woman, 73, Found Dead in Northwest DC Home

A 73-year-old woman was found dead inside her Northwest D.C. home shortly after noon Sunday. → Read More

Safety Report Finds Increase in Violence in Alexandria Public Schools

A new safety report for Alexandria City Public Schools reveals a concerning increase in violent incidents. → Read More

Nats Park Occupancy Permit Set to Expire at End of Month

A condition of Nationals Park’s original occupancy permit means it’s set to expire at the end of the month. → Read More

Pastor Says She Was Groped on Metro Escalator

A woman says she was groped on a Metro escalator earlier this week. → Read More

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Coworker in Front of Domino's in Prince George's

Police arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in front of a Domino’s Pizza in Forestville, Maryland. → Read More

Local Women Help Parents Get Baby Formula Amid Shortage

Parents received some encouraging news Monday night regarding the nationwide shortage in baby formula: The federal government has filed a consent decree that allows the closed Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan to reopen under specific conditions. → Read More

Arrest Made in Fatal Fentanyl Overdose of Maryland Teen

A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal fentanyl overdose of a Maryland teenager. → Read More

Man Seen on Video Slamming, Kicking Dog in DC

Investigators with the Humane Rescue Alliance are trying to find a person who was captured on someone’s home surveillance camera abusing a small dog in Southeast. → Read More

Driver Shot, Crashes Into Maryland Home

A driver who crashed into a home in Prince George’s County had been shot, police said. → Read More

Chief Moose, Head of the DC Sniper Investigation, Dies at 68

Former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose, who headed the D.C. sniper investigation, has died at his home in Florida. → Read More

Teen Attacked Outside Maryland High School; Suspect Displayed Knife

A Maryland high school locked down Wednesday when a student from another school showed up with a knife. → Read More

Family, Friends Carry on Legacy of Man Killed in Laurel Double Homicide-Suicide

Family and friends are carrying on the legacy of a Maryland man shot and killed along with his wife Monday. → Read More

2 Pedestrians Killed at Hains Point Advocated Tirelessly to End Homelessness

The two pedestrians struck and killed Saturday in Hains Point were known in the community for their dedication to helping the homeless. Calls for increased safety measures have grown louder following the crash. → Read More