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Scott Broom


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Man posts heartfelt thank you note to neighbors who helped save him after heart attack

Potomac Avenue SE residents jumped into action to perform CPR on a stranger who was unconscious behind the wheel. → Read More

Police: Cell phone distraction a factor in Bethesda crosswalk tragedy

Residents have been demanding safety improvements on a stretch of road in Bethesda since 2017 and haven't seen any changes. → Read More

82-year-old grandfather rescued from Kennedy Center elevator

'We weren't there 20 or 30 seconds and the elevator just stopped,' Smith said. They would be stuck for about two hours. → Read More

Montgomery County shelter makes room for 59 dogs in need after suspected neglect case

The dogs that have been seized won't be up for adoption because the case hasn't been resolved. But the shelter is trying to make room for them. → Read More

What's killing all the Chesapeake Bay rockfish?

Extreme summer weather conditions and too much catch-and-release fishing is threatening the Chesapeake rockfish populations. → Read More

These popular recreational areas in the DMV are toxic algae hot spots

2 popular park lakes in Montgomery County and Virginia's Lake Anna are current hot spots for toxic blue-green algae that can kill pets and harm people → Read More

Hogan's campaign for mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes intensifies

Hogan proposes mandatory minimum sentences of at least five years for a first time offender who commits a violent crime with a gun. → Read More

Montgomery School bus camera system ‘profitable’ for vendor but not the school system, report says

A report from the county inspector general raised questions about the company behind the school bus camera system that's credited with protecting kids. → Read More

Accused white nationalist organizer suspended from State Department post, Politico reports

Matthew Gebert was outed Wednesday as a white nationalist leader by Hatewatch, a publication of the anti-hate group The Southern Poverty Law Center. → Read More

Judges not 'rubber-stamping' Maryland gun seizures under Red Flag law

Maryland judges have denied or dismissed nearly 48% of Extreme Protective Order petitions. → Read More

From a Potomac mansion to jail | Struggling mom accused of daughter’s attempted murder

Investigators highlight Karen Isaac's apparent mental health and money troubles in accusations of trying to kill herself and her mentally disabled daughter. → Read More

Why spend nearly $1M to change a public agency's name?

'I don’t think most people care what the name of the company is,' PG County councilmember Jolene Ivey says. 'They just want to pay less.' → Read More

Prosecutor in Prince George's Co. unveils new juvenile justice reform strategy

The prosecutor says she believes the strategy will 'end the school to prison pipeline.' → Read More

Potomac River water temperatures heading toward 'hot tub' levels again

Record setting 94 degree water temperatures at Little Falls have been an unusual side effect of 2019's summer heat. → Read More

Former ANC commissioner in Second Amendment case says his Republican political roles make him a target

Edward Holmes Whalen wants the right to carry a concealed handgun in Maryland because he believes his political roles and his family make him a potential target. → Read More

Washington Gas under pressure to disclose its leak issues

"I'm calling for full disclosure from Washington Gas," says Georgetown resident Edward Segal. → Read More

Use of force investigation launched after arrest of drug suspect caught on video

Arnaldo Pesoa, 19-years-old and from Silver Spring, faces drug, assault and resisting arrest charges as officers' conduct is investigated. → Read More

List of DC public housing proposed for demolition revealed

At least 7 public housing complexes should be torn down according to a DC housing draft development plan revealed Tuesday. → Read More

'We had so many plans for them' | Parents who lost 3 kids cry as drunk driver pleads guilty

Thomas Daniel Hawks admitted to telling police he drank 10 beers at a Redskins game before wreck that shattered family on Indianhead Highway. → Read More

'We're doing fine' | Editor of Annapolis Capital Gazette speaks about anniversary of mass shooting

'Journalists run toward these things, not away from them,' editor Rick Hutzell says. → Read More