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Recent articles by Dana:

Young woman assaulted on trail in Leesburg, police say

Police said they are looking for a man who allegedly attacked a teenage jogger. → Read More

Virginia teenager dies in crash after vehicle went off road, hit a ditch and rolled

The crash happened in Manassas, and police said the driver was not wearing a seat belt. → Read More

Delays for Metro riders on Orange and Silver lines

Metro said the delays were caused by a problem with a switch at the Smithsonian station. → Read More

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in hit-and-run in Maryland

The crash happened along Ager Road in unincorporated area of Hyattsville. → Read More

How five zebras that escaped a Maryland farm are surviving suburbia

Experts said they’re likely doing just fine, munching on grass and staying away from loud noises, highways and humans. → Read More

Abandoned baby cheetah in Virginia is adopted by new family in Oregon

A baby cheetah that was abandoned by its mom at the National Zoo's facility in Virginia was adopted by a cheetah family in Oregon. And another mama cheetah gave birth to a newborn at the zoo's center in Virginia. → Read More

Man fatally stabbed in Maryland

The incident happened along Naylor Road in Hillcrest Heights area. → Read More

National Zoo in D.C. cancels Halloween and December holiday

Zoo officials said they didn't feel the events could be done within their covid safety parameters. → Read More

D.C. police arrest and charge man in September homicide

Vernon Parrish, 37, was charged in the slaying of Ronald Bailey. → Read More

Woman suffers ‘medical emergency’ and dies after apartment fire in Southeast D.C.

Stove fire happened at a unit in an apartment building, fire officials said → Read More

Delays on VRE and MARC trains Thursday morning

Communication troubles caused delays on MARC and VRE commuter trains, officials said. → Read More

D.C. man arrested, charged in Maryland homicide

Police said the two men knew each other and that the victim was fatally shot during a dispute. → Read More

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Alexandria area

The incident occurred along Franconia Road near Guilford Drive, police said. → Read More

Still on the lam: Five zebras escaped in Maryland almost a month ago

Plenty of area residents have reported zebra sightings, but animal control officials are warning people not to try to catch them. → Read More

Motorcyclist dies in crash Sunday afternoon in the Adelphi area

The crash occurred at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Northampton Drive. → Read More

This was the worst slaughter of Native Americans in U.S. history. Few remember it.

Historians say the 1863 Bear River Massacre left at least 350 Northwestern Shoshone Indians dead. But it was overshadowed by the Civil War and remains mostly forgotten. → Read More

National Zoo’s covid-infected lions and tigers won’t eat their meat, so zookeepers are trying goat cheese and chicken broth

Six lions and three tigers tested positive for the coronavirus last week. Some are still feeling lethargic. → Read More

Pedestrian struck and killed by bus in Manassas

Police said the crash happened underneath an I-66 overpass. → Read More

Counting street cats in D.C. is a less-than-purrfect task

Animal advocates, wildlife experts set out to count the number of cats in D.C. to help in better managing their population. → Read More

Major flooding on D.C. area roadways as heavy rains hit

Heavy rains hit the D.C. region, causing downed trees and power outages. → Read More