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Shennekia Grimshaw

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Takoma Park, MD, United States

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Past articles by Shennekia:

I-270 sinkhole repairs could take a few more weeks

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (DC News Now) — A massive sinkhole continues to back up traffic on I-270 and MDOT says it could take weeks for repairs. Crews are working on the 20 x 30-foot sinkhole by installing a large replacement pipe that caused the sinkhole. Maryland State Highway Administration estimated it could take a few more […] → Read More

Long Branch Community center reopens its doors after two years

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — After a long two years, a Montgomery County community center is open again to the public. The Long Branch Community Recreation and Senior Center in Silver Spring reopened this week after shutting down during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, the facility served as a shelter for community […] → Read More

WATCH: Thieves steal reporter’s belongings at gas station in Montgomery Co.

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WDVM) — WDVM’s own traffic reporter, Shennekia Grimshaw, shares what happened to her last week while she was out getting gas in Montgomery County. On Tuesday evening, while pumping gas, Shennekia sat in the car waiting for the tank to fill. She says moments after she got out of the car to return […] → Read More

Montgomery Co. leaders continue support of Roe v. Wade

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — Leaders in Montgomery County, Maryland are coming together to show their support for access to women’s healthcare, from family planning to abortion. A resolution was passed following the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court on Roe versus Wade. Leaders say the draft is “outrageous and devastating for all women and a […] → Read More

Maryland lawmakers calling to modernize outdated streetlights

KENSINGTON, Md. (WDVM) — Have you ever noticed some of those old streetlights connected to wooden poles? Well, some Maryland lawmakers are hoping to get rid of them because they are not safe. Between Montgomery and Prince George’s County, there are roughly 65,000 of those lights that have been around for decades. The lights, owned […] → Read More

Maryland officials urge motorists to use extra caution in work zones

DAYTON, Md. (WDVM) — The push for drivers to take heed to work zones along some of the busiest roadways in Maryland is now a top priority. Transportation officials have launched a campaign reminding drivers to “drive like you work here.”Data from the Federal Highway Administration in 2020 said that work zone crashes increased by […] → Read More

MCPD continues search for new police officers; 50 positions to fill

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Police is no exception to the ongoing struggle to recruit and retain police officers, but that hasn’t stopped them from looking at different ways to address the problem. A fast-track recruitment strategy is now in place to get at least 50 new officers for a fully-staffed police department. There […] → Read More

15-year-old killed in shooting; Greenbelt PD investigating

GREENBELT, Md. (WDVM) — A 15-year-old was killed, and another teen is in the hospital after a shooting last night in Greenbelt. Police confirmed the 15-year-old had been identified as Kareem Tyriq Wilson Jr. Just before 9 p.m., and officers found two teens suffering from gunshot wounds on 7,800 Mandan Road. They located two individuals with serious […] → Read More

Shooting leaves one injured and suspect in custody

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A man is injured after a shooting on Monday night in Montgomery County. Officers were called to Rockingham Court in Germantown at around 8 p.m.. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect is now in custody. We will have an update once more information comes in. → Read More

16 Montgomery County schools moving to virtual learning

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — On Jan. 20 16 Montgomery County schools will be moving to virtual learning for 10 calendar days. Students will return to in-person learning on Jan. 31. The following schools will be in virtual learning; Beall Elementary School Briggs Chaney Middle School Brookhaven Elementary School Clopper Mill Elementary School Captain James […] → Read More

Man gets stucks in chimney while attempting to break into Silver Spring home

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — One man could be facing serious charges after he was found inside a chimney of a home in Silver Spring. The video shows crews trying to break through the wall and bricks to get to the suspect who attempted to break into this house. Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, the family […] → Read More

Montgomery County man will spend 20 years in jail for rape

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — A Montgomery County man will spend 20 years in jail for drugging and raping a woman back in 2019. Philip Mauricio Kantor, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and one count of a third-degree sex offense. According to court documents, Kantor slipped a roofie into the victim’s drink […] → Read More

Woman pleads guilty in deadly crash killing two people

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — Rebecca Thuc Hoang Vo, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of gross negligent manslaughter by vehicle in connection with a crash that killed Pran and Pamela Sharma of Gaithersburg earlier this year. Court documents say Vo was driving a BMW east on Darnestown Road around 8:30 p.m. on March 27. Vo […] → Read More

Apartment building fire displaces family in Germantown

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — An apartment building fire forced one family out of their home in Montgomery County early Tuesday morning. Just before 4 a.m., fire and rescue crews found the fire spreading through two balconies at Northlake apartments on 12,000 Grey Eagle Court in Germantown. One of the occupants tried to fight the fire […] → Read More

18-year-old woman stabbed on Montgomery Co. school grounds

CLARKSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Police want to know why a teenaged girl was stabbed on school grounds in Montgomery County Monday night. The incident happened around 9 p.m. during a junior varsity football game at Clarksburg High School. When officers arrived on the scene they found the 18-year-old woman with stab wounds. She was taken […] → Read More

PGPD investigating a double fatal crash in Camps Springs

CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (WDVM) — Two people were killed in a crash last night in Prince George’s County. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on 5700 Allentown Road in Camp Springs. Police say two cars collided head-on. Both drivers were pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. The drivers have not been identified. → Read More

Man arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Landover

LANDOVER, Md. (WDVM) — A suspect is now in custody for a fatal shooting in Prince George’s County a few weeks ago. Curtis James Lay, 48, is being charged in connection with the shooting death of 37-year-old Matthew Grant Hayes. On Oct. 6, officers responded to 7200 Landover Road for a shooting, officers found Hayes […] → Read More

Police investigating two fatal crashes in Montgomery Co.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — It was a deadly night on the roadways in Montgomery County; two people died in two separate crashes Monday night. The first crash happened around 9 p.m., when a 52-year-old woman was struck and killed on Veirs Mill Road and Ferrara Drive. Police said the pedestrian died on the scene […] → Read More

Woman confesses to killing her 92-year-old roommate

KENSINGTON, Md. (WDVM) — 26-year-old Montgomery County resident Julia Birch admitted to murdering her 92-year-old roommate in Kensington on Wednesday morning. She has since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police were called to a home on the 4000 block of Spurell Drive around 8:20 a.m. for a death investigation. That’s when Birch told […] → Read More

A new bill requires healthier options for children in Prince George’s Co.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Local officials are rolling out a plan to get people into healthier diets. As data shows, kids are getting over seven times the amount of sugar recommended by the American Heart Association. Prince George’s County council passed the healthy kids’ meals bill (CB-071), which would require healthier food and […] → Read More