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Derrick Ward


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Past articles by Derrick:

Gunshot Victim Pulled From Burning Car After Fiery Crash in Montgomery County

Residents in a quiet Germantown, Maryland, neighborhood rescued a gunshot victim from a burning car Tuesday night. → Read More

Deadly Shooting Investigated at Apartment in Alexandria, Virginia

Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting early Monday morning in a residential area of Alexandria, Virginia. The incident happened at the Brookdale... → Read More

Truck Convoy Expected to Enter DC Area Saturday

A truck convoy protesting COVID-19 mandates is expected to enter the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday and could disrupt traffic, officials say. → Read More

Maryland Church Gives $50 Gift Cards for Thanksgiving Groceries

Thousands of people showed up at a Maryland church Sunday for a little bit of help for this Thanksgiving. → Read More

300 Low-Income Families to Get $800 Per Month in Montgomery County Program

A pilot program will give 300 low-income families in Montgomery County, Maryland, $800 per month. → Read More

DC Police Shoot, Wound Person They Say Was Breaking Into Cars

Police got several calls shortly before 2:20 a.m. Sunday about a person breaking into vehicles, they said. → Read More

Man Injured as Crews Clear Homeless Encampment in Northeast DC

A man was injured as crews began removing a homeless encampment in Northeast D.C. Monday. → Read More

2-Year-Old Boy, Father Found Dead on Appalachian Trail in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A toddler and his father from Frederick, Maryland, were found dead along the Appalachian Trail. → Read More

Teen Shot Multiple Times in Capitol Heights

A male teenager was shot multiple times in Capitol Heights, Maryland, Wednesday with children playing nearby. → Read More

WWI Memorial to Be Dedicated Friday in DC

A new memorial honoring those who fought in World War I will be dedicated Friday on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. → Read More

‘Don't Become Like Your Friends': Docuseries Focuses on 10 Men Who Survived Gun Violence in DC

A YouTube docuseries profiling 10 men who survived gun violence in D.C. will be released later this month. → Read More

2 Killed in Crash on Route 50 in Maryland, Sources Say

Two people were killed in a crash early Sunday on Route 50 in Maryland, sources tell News4. The crash occurred before 6 a.m. Sunday just east of the... → Read More

Southeast DC Mourns the Loss of Homeless Grandmother

For the past decade, Angela Hill had been a fixture under the overpass that carries 295 over Pennsylvania Avenue. There is no exact address under that overpass,... → Read More

DC Childcare Workers Ask Officials Not to Push Back Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn is among those who are more than a little troubled that she and the rest of the city’s 7,000 or so frontline childcare workers could end up waiting even longer for their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Drive-in First Night Alexandria Sells Out

First night went on as re-planned in Alexandria, Virginia, Thursday night. Usually a crowded street affair, First Night Alexandria was celebrated with two... → Read More

Girl Shot on BW Parkway in Maryland

A girl was shot through the door of a car on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Monday afternoon. The car was traveling north on the BW Parkway near Good Luck... → Read More

Prince William Co. Accommodates People Seeking COVID-19 Tests After Work

A coronavirus testing site in Virginia opened Monday to cater to people seeking tests after work. Cars lined up in the parking lot of the SplashDown Water Park... → Read More

Trump Supporter Accused of Breathing on Protesters Charged With Assault

A man accused of breathing on anti-Trump protesters outside the president’s golf club in Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanor assault. Kathy... → Read More

Maryland Woman Used Big Stick to Defend Herself From Rabid Coyote

A coyote reportedly attacked a couple who was walking a dog in Rockville, Maryland, Thursday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. → Read More

Homeless Couple Says Tent, Belongings Gone

One homeless couple in D.C. lost their shelter from the weather and the few trinkets of life they hold dear. Stevie has been on the streets for about a year and... → Read More