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Past articles by Paul:

Man charged in Andrew Jackson statue vandalism investigation appears in court

One of the four men charged in the attempt to topple the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park made his first federal court appearance Monday. → Read More

Montgomery County police working to identify victims in alleged sexual assault case

Dozens of sexual assault claims by current, former Montgomery County students Montgomery County police say they are trying to identify victims in a possible sexual assault case. ROCKVILLE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Montgomery County police say they are trying to identify victims in a possible sexual assault case. The department Tweeted the announcement after a letter was sent from the school… → Read More

Lawmakers vote to cut $15 million from DC police department's budget

The D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously Thursday in favor of a budget that defunds the Metropolitan Police Department by more than $15 million — a vote that comes after weeks of protests calling for police reform. The funds will instead be diverted to social programs in the city. → Read More

Complaints surfacing over delays in COVID-19 test results

Did you get tested for the coronavirus in the District? Are you still waiting for the results? You may not be alone. → Read More

Prince George's County police chief Hank Stawinski resigns

Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski has resigned from his position effective immediately, officials announced Thursday. → Read More

Thousands of Maryland’s unemployed still waiting for relief

Marylanders participated in an emotional protest on Wednesday outside the Department of Labor in Baltimore. → Read More

Many in Maryland still waiting on unemployment since new portal launch nearly 6 weeks ago

It’s been nearly a month and a half since the Maryland Department of Labor launched a one-stop-shop for unemployment claims – but it has yet to eliminate a large backlog of cases, and lawmakers and those waiting for benefits want answers. → Read More

Prince George's County school board considers removing police from schools

The Prince George's County Board of Education will tonight consider a resolution that would remove school resource officers from county schools and replace them with social workers and mental health professionals -- an idea that got a cool reception Thursday from the county executive. → Read More

Prince George's County school board tables measure that would remove police officers from schools

The Prince George's County Board of Education has tabled a measure Thursday evening that would remove police officers from schools. FOX 5's Evan Lambert reports that this means the proposal will no longer be discussed or voted on tonight. → Read More

DC Council passes emergency police reform bill

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of emergency legislation on police reform -- a measure that limits police use of force, puts discipline in the hands of management, and changes policy on body-worn cameras. → Read More

Fairfax County pastor reacts to police tasing of man 'in crisis'

The Pastor of Harvest Assembly Baptist church in the Gum Springs section of Fairfax County held a community meeting at his church on Monday. → Read More

Who called for force on protesters at Lafayette Park?

So far, no one is answering questions on the record about why officers opened fire with munitions on peaceful protestors on Monday evening in Lafayette Park amid protests over the death of George Floyd. Mayor Muriel Bowser called the actions "shameful. → Read More

Vandals, looters leave stunning damage behind in DC

D.C. residents and officials were taken aback by the astonishing amount of damage done by looters and vandals amid unrest sparked by the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd. → Read More

Off-duty DC police officer pulls critically-injured man from burning wreck

A D.C. police officer on his way home from work used his training, a crowbar and a police radio to save a man's life. → Read More

DC enters phase 1 of reopening plan today

DC enters phase one of reopening D.C. is entering phase one of its reopening plan today – easing some of the myriad restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the nation’s capital. WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - D.C. is entering phase one of its reopening plan today – easing some of the myriad restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the… → Read More

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announces phase 1 reopening for Friday

It’s official. The District of Columbia will enter phase one of the reopening process on Friday. → Read More

DC police now making arrests when people refuse to social distance

As D.C. residents dealt with a new reality back in March and were told to stay home, D.C. Police, for weeks, reported no arrests of people refusing to comply with the new rules of social distancing. → Read More

Virtual remembrances honor the fallen on Memorial Day amid the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on annual tradition in the District. → Read More

Loudoun County officials turn away cars at free COVID-19 testing site

The cars began lining up outside a Leesburg park well before the opening time of 10 a.m., and by 2:15 p.m., the sheriff's office began telling people the testing site was at capacity. → Read More

Frederick business owners welcome phase 1 of Maryland reopening

Although COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to loosen in Maryland, some counties – like Montgomery and Prince George’s – want to take it a little slower. → Read More