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Jackie Bensen


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Recent articles by Jackie:

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

DC-Area Chefs Unite to Fight Racism Against Asian American Community

Chefs in the D.C. area have united to help stop the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Kevin Tien of Moon Rabbit, a nationally acclaimed restaurant at... → Read More

Businesses on H Street NE Face Spike in Crime During Pandemic: DC Police

D.C. businesses already struggling with the pandemic are dealing with a rise in crime in one neighborhood. Two employees in the dispensing area of a pharmacy in... → Read More

Police in Maryland Shot and Killed Man During Foot Chase

Maryland police officers shot and killed a man during a foot chase Friday. “Our street crimes unit, which is comprised of plainclothes police officers, had an... → Read More

DC Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Portal for Health Care Workers

The District has rolled out its COVID-19 vaccine portal, which contains a blueprint for how D.C. plans to administer the vaccine going forward. → Read More

Suspected Peeping Tom Caught on Security Video in Northwest DC

A suspected peeping Tom was caught on security camera apparently recording the occupants of a home in Northwest D.C. The security video from Wednesday night... → Read More

Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Murder of Transgender Woman

A man who killed a transgender woman in October 2015 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. After Rico LeBlond’s first trial ended in a hung jury and the... → Read More

Off-Duty DC Police Officer Pulls Man From Burning Pickup Truck on I-270

A D.C. police officer pulled a man from a flaming pickup truck along Interstate 270 late Wednesday. Officer Reinaldo Otero said he was driving home after his... → Read More

DC Addressing Frustrations With Online Unemployment Application

D.C. is addressing concerns with the online unemployment application. Applicants say they are running into a snag with the online application requiring them to... → Read More

First Coronavirus Death in Loudoun County Was a Public School Teacher

A member of Loudoun County Public Schools’ staff is the first to die of the novel coronavirus in the county Thursday, according to the Loudoun County Health... → Read More

Parents Scramble as Arlington Day Care Closes for Redevelopment

Dozens of parents in Arlington, Virginia, are scrambling to find child care for their children after learning their day care will soon shut down. Parents told News4 they were shocked to find out on Thursday that the KinderCare facility in Clarendon would close on June 5 so a development project, which has been in the works since 2017, can begin…. → Read More