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Past articles by Derrick:

Metro Tests Emergency Response at Wheaton Station

Metro held an emergency response drill at the Wheaton Station in Maryland on Sunday. → Read More

1 Man Dead, 2 Hurt in Charles County Shooting

One man has died and two others were injured in a shooting in Charles County, Maryland, Monday afternoon, authorities say. → Read More

Suspect Robs Chocolate Shop Twice, Hits Another Store in Northwest DC: Police

Police believe one man is responsible for at least three robberies near Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. → Read More

2023 Off to Violent Start for DC, With Crime Up and Some Residents Worried

Navy Yard saw a violent weekend, and overall crime rates in the first week of 2023 show an increase over the same time last year. But crime decreased overall from 2021 into 2022. → Read More

Catholic Community Marks Death of Pope Benedict XVI in DC Area

Catholic churches and organizations in the D.C. area reacted to the death of Pope Benedict XVI who died Saturday at the age of 95. → Read More

Police Investigate Gunshots in Takoma Park Twice This Week

Residents of a Takoma Park neighborhood are on edge after hearing gunshots overnight twice this week. → Read More

Woman Arrested After Arson Fire Leaves 2 Hurt, 13 Displaced in Landover Hills

Residents of a Maryland apartment complex were shaken from their slumber Sunday night and awakened to a nightmare. → Read More

Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Husband at DC Luxury Hotel

A Maryland woman pleaded guilty Monday to shooting her husband at a D.C. luxury hotel. → Read More

Post-Thanksgiving Travel: What to Expect, Best Travel Times

Many travelers are heading home the Sunday after Thanksgiving. News4’s Derrick Ward reports on what travelers need to know. → Read More

Criminal Justice Advocate Killed in DC

A D.C. man who did groundwork on criminal justice reform was killed in Southeast last week. → Read More

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