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Scott MacFarlane


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Past articles by Scott:

DC Clears Homeless Encampment in Northwest

One of the region’s largest encampments for homeless people was removed Thursday. → Read More

Ex-MMA Fighter Gets 41 Months in 1st Sentence for Capitol Riot Violence

Scott Fairlamb was sentenced for assaulting a D.C. police officer at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The sentence is the longest a rioter has received. → Read More

DC VA Doctor Helps Deliver Baby Born in Car

A father rushing to a hospital for the delivery of his daughter had to stop at the first emergency room he could find when the girl was born in the car. → Read More

Timetable Set for Construction of Pentagon Fire Station Destroyed on 9/11

Two decades after 9/11, there’s finally a timetable to rebuild the Pentagon fire station destroyed in the attacks. → Read More

DC Jail Inmate Elected to ANC Ward 7 Seat

A D.C. Jail inmate has been elected to a government position. Joel Caston is a new Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Ward 7. He was one of five inmates in... → Read More

Private Citizens, Local Law Enforcement Facing Ammo Shortage

A surge in new gun purchases has triggered a shortage of ammunition, raising concern among local police departments. → Read More

Maryland Races to Curb Spread of COVID-19 Inside Prisons

Health officials are racing to try to contain the coronavirus inside some of the hardest hit spots in the D.C. area. Several Maryland correctional facilities... → Read More

At Least 20 Capitol Police Officers Have COVID-19 After Riot

Some U.S. Capitol Police officers say they’re worried the violent Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol was a COVID-19 superspreader event. At least 20 officers have... → Read More

Increase in Dental Injuries Attributed to Pandemic Stress, Habits

The stress of the pandemic is a grind. A data analysis from the American Dental Association shows a surge in cases of teeth grinding, clenching and cracking... → Read More

Families, Inmates Concerned About Spike of COVID-19 Cases in Maryland Prisons

The Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland is suffering a COVID-19 case spike, raising fears of a widespread outbreak among inmates and raising questions... → Read More

Already Backlogged Maryland Courts Will Have No New Jury Trials in 2020

Courts throughout Maryland partially shut down Monday due to the pandemic. Just weeks ago, on Sept. 29,Maryland loosened its restrictions and allowed jurors to... → Read More

Plans for Presidential Transition, Inauguration Underway in DC

There are already plans underway for the presidential transition and for Joe Biden’s inauguration, News4 has learned. The Biden team will have access to a... → Read More

Some Child Care Centers Closed Due to COVID-19 May Not Reopen

More than 5,000 Washington, D.C.-area child care centers remain closed, some of which will never reopen, according to a review of state records by the News4... → Read More

DC Neighborhood Plans to Challenge New Halfway House

Plans for a new halfway house in D.C. are meeting growing resistance. The federal Bureau of Prisons said it made a deal with a contractor to make the site of... → Read More

Renewed Calls to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol

Members of Congress are calling for Confederate figures to be removed from the U.S. Capitol. In a letter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Pelosi told a... → Read More

Spike in Car Break-ins in DC Area During Stay-at-Home Orders

The Washington, D.C., region has suffered a surge of car break-ins during the monthslong stay-at-home order. The News4 I-Team collected and analyzed police... → Read More

3 DC Area Hospitals Report Drop in ER Visits

As coronavirus cases continue to climb in the D.C. area, local emergency rooms continue to empty. Reports obtained by the News4 I-Team show the number of... → Read More

Coronavirus Tears Through Homeless Shelter in DC

At least five contract security officers have tested positive for the coronavirus at the New York Avenue homeless shelter in Northeast Washington, D.C. One of... → Read More

VA Med Center in West Virginia Reports Its First Deaths From COVID-19

The major VA medical center in Berkeley County, West Virginia, reported its first coronavirus deaths. Federal records reviewed by the News4 I-Team show three patients have died of COVID-19 at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. About two dozen more have tested positive. Large tents have been erected outside the hospital to help keep respiratory patients separate from other hospital patients…. → Read More

Blind Community Faces Shopping Challenges During Pandemic

New restrictions at restaurants and grocery stores are placing an increased burden on the blind, according to a review and a series of interviews by the News4... → Read More