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Anchor and Reporter — WTTG FOX 5 Washington, D.C.

Weekend Evening Anchor - District of Columbia Reporter - Proud District Resident - My goals are to smile and say hello more each day.

MPD investigation: Officers' actions justified in stop of UDC student after 911 call — After a month-long internal investigation, D.C. police say officers acted properly when responding to a 911 call that prompted officers to handcuff and restrain an 18-year-old man who tried to run away from them.

Compromise bill on DC police body cameras to be introduced Thursday — The push to get police body cameras in D.C. may be closer to happening. FOX 5 has learned about a compromise bill that could have the cameras on the streets soon.
Nov 18, 2015

Big deal for DC police-- @mattacklandfox5 reports that they are all about to get body cameras in new plan…

Lawyer: UDC student was 'brutalized' by police because he was black — A University of the District of Columbia student waiting outside of an ATM said he was swarmed by D.C. police for no reason. He has retained a lawyer in this case and spoke out at a press conference on Thursday.

Police: Man arrested after Twitter post saying 'KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL' — Police arrested a man after they say he used social media to make a threat of violence against an entire Maryland town. The message was uncovered Wednesday afternoon when La Plata Police were alerted to a post on Twitter that read, "IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE.

VIDEO: Package theft suspect appears to be wearing ankle monitoring device — It is a problem just about everywhere -- you have a package delivered to your home and it is left on the front door step, but before you are able to bring it inside, someone takes it.

Northeast DC residents upset over police report's classification of shooting incident — Gunfire in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood Sunday afternoon has left many residents upset on the way it was classified by police in a report.

Ben's Chili Bowl employees being hailed as heroes for stepping i - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG — What would you do if you saw someone being attacked? Would you run away? Scream for help? Would you rush in to help? Back on June 8, a D.C. man was jumped in an alley next to Ben's Chili Bowl. Several suspects beat the victim so badly that his eye socket was broken and he needed many stitches.
Aug 07, 2015

What would you do if you saw someone attacked? Watch what these Ben's Chili Bowl cooks did. @myfoxdc @TeamMuriel…

ONLY ON FOX: DC man viciously slashed in face while walking home - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG — A D.C. man is still recovering from a vicious attack where he was grabbed from behind and slashed across the face. The attack happened when the victim, Ben Fishel, who is the grandson of the late Andy Rooney, was on his way home near 11th and V Streets.
Jul 29, 2015

Awful crime. Andy Rooney's grandson is attacked in front of his home. His face slashed. DC Police are investigating…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @mattacklandfox5: Awful crime. Andy Rooney's grandson is attacked in front of his home. His face slashed. DC Police are investigating…

Bed bug infestation causing huge problems for residents at Md. s - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG — A senior center in Prince George's County is being treated for a bed bug infestation. Twenty apartments at the Vistas at Lake Largo are undergoing a six-week chemical cleaning process. One of the senior residents contacted FOX 5 saying his life has been turned upside down.
Jul 23, 2015

Bed bug infestation causing huge problems for residents in MD…

Jury awards patient $500K after anesthesiologist mocked him duri - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG — RESTON, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man was awarded $500,000 in court after being mocked and insulted by an anesthesiologist during a colonoscopy in 2013. The Washington Post ( ) reports the Fairfax County jury ordered 42-year-old Tiffany Ingham and her practice to pay the man after a three-day trial last week.
Jun 25, 2015

"I wanted to punch you in the face & man you up a little bit" - just one of the vicious comments that a Maryland...

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Nov 25, 2015

@MrAnthonyBailey haha!! They were thinking I was talking to myself

Nov 25, 2015

Maryland Police mobile command center set up at entrance to BWI. Plenty of parking still available.

Nov 25, 2015

We are told MPD will be holding a media briefing later in the day. We haven't been given a time yet.

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