Jordan Fischer, wusa9

Jordan Fischer


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Jordan:

Where in the DMV has the highest risk for flooding?

Whether the floods hit your area this time around or not, you might be wondering, how likely is the next storm to put me in the flood zone. → Read More

Inspector general opens investigation into DOJ use of force at DC's Lafayette Park

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is investigating use of force and chemical agents like tear gas at protests in Portland and D.C. → Read More

Delays, indecision plague research into DC Police stop and frisk data

In September, MPD Chief Peter Newsham told the DC Council there would be an outside review of numbers showing Black people are frisked 7x more often than whites. → Read More

Montgomery County targets construction sites for tougher enforcement as COVID-19 hits minority communities

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the county will be toughening enforcement of mask and social distancing rules at construction sites. → Read More

MRAPs, sniper scopes and Humvees: DMV police have received millions in military equipment to use on civilian streets

WUSA9 investigation finds police in MD and VA have received $5 million in military equipment over the past three years, including night-vision sniper scopes, MRAPs. → Read More

See which businesses in the D.C. metro received Paycheck Protection Program loans

Businesses in the D.C. metro area have received from $6.5-$15.5 billion in Paycheck Protection Loan dollars. Use our database to search for businesses in your area. → Read More

Prince George's County has now had more COVID-19 cases than 20 states

One of the wealthiest Black counties in America also has some of the highest coronavirus numbers. It's a trend Black communities have seen nationwide. → Read More

Unmarked armed riot officers seen around D.C. won't say what agency they are from

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed to WUSA9 that riot officers from their special operations resource teams have been deployed in D.C., but nothing more. → Read More

Outside agitators? Among arrests at DC protests we found... one

President Donald Trump and AG Bill Barr have blamed riots during protests nationwide on outside groups like Antifa. But in DC, most protest arrests are locals. → Read More

Frederick County begins full Phase I reopening on Friday. Here's what that means

Hair salons, barbershops and houses of worship may begin reopening. Restaurants may apply for permit for expanded outdoor dining. → Read More

Birx: 'Still significant virus' circulating in DC metro area

Dr. Deborah Birx says the D.C. metro area has the highest rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive in the nation – a troubling sign as parts begin to reopen. → Read More

Here's who is reopening around the DMV and who isn't

Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia, are delaying their reopenings, along with D.C., while the rest of the DMV begins Phase I. → Read More

Maryland's COVID-19 case numbers are flat. Virginia's are going up. Both start reopening Friday

Most of the DMV will begin Phase I of reopening on Friday, even though new cases are flat in Maryland, and still increasing in Virginia. → Read More

Gov. Northam delays Phase 1 of reopening for Northern Virginia. Here's what that means

Gov. Ralph Northam has officially delayed the start of Phase 1 of his 'Forward Virginia' reopening plan for the Northern Virginia area. → Read More

Maryland reports nearly 30% more deaths in March than normal

Estimates from the CDC project the state may have already had at least 1,100 more deaths since March than it would have without the coronavirus. → Read More

For the first time, zero Virginia hospitals report difficulty getting PPE

The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that hospitals in the Commonwealth are able to access the PPE they need – one of the state's reopening criteria. → Read More

Want to help DC prepare for the pandemic? Join the DC Medical Reserve Corps

Mayor Muriel Bowser says more than 1,600 people have signed up in the last week. → Read More

Stretch of I-495 in Montgomery County seeing rash of tractor trailer crashes

Maryland State Police have warned truckers to drive more carefully and not let the lack of other drivers on the road lull them into a false sense of security. → Read More

Hogan: Maryland National Guard protecting coronavirus tests to stop feds from taking them

Governor Larry Hogan says the state is guarding 500,000 South Korean coronavirus tests at an "undisclosed location" to keep the federal government from taking them. → Read More

When will DC, Maryland & Virginia reopen? Their epidemic curves may tell us

Each part of the DMV needs a 14-day downward trend in new coronavirus cases before they start Phase I of reopening. Their epidemic curves show where each of them is. → Read More