Crime

Montgomery County residents complain of excessive racing and exhaust noise

Street racing and excessive exhaust noise in the D.C. area continues to increase. The Montgomery County Police Department and Maryland State Police have not been successful in finding ways to combat it.  Neighbors are demanding action.

Police officers issue vouchers instead of tickets

Police in College Park want to make the roads safer for drivers and pedestrians. Drivers who have broken headlights can get a free repair voucher instead of a ticket. The goal is to reduce the amount of broken lights on the road and keep pedestrians safe.

Police investigate attack on Russian restaurant as a possible hate crime

Washington – A Russian restaurant in Washington may be feeling the backlash from Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Police are investigating vandalism to the restaurant as a possible hate crime.

Auto thefts reach highest levels in the DMV area

Gas prices are approaching levels not seen since 2008. Inflation has contributed largely to this. And now, a threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine may push prices higher.

Media Watch: The Gabby Petito Disappearance

Student media reporters analyze network coverage of the Gabby Petito disappearance.

Coaches and gymnasts demand change after sexual assault victims testify

College Park, MD – Coaches and gymnasts express their concerns and demand change in the gymnastics world after Simone Biles and other victims of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee.

Metro PD advises civilians on how to keep safe from increased homicides and car jackings

Washington – Homicides and juvenile fronted carjackings have increased in the DMV area. As we go into the summertime, the Metropolitan Police Department gives us answers on how we can keep ourselves and our neighbors safe and protected.

Maryland governor would lose parole veto powers under bill

A bill that would remove the governor from the parole process is on a bumpy path through the Maryland Legislature, as both chambers have different versions of the bill that must be hammered out in just a few days.

Bill to repeal spousal defense for sexual crimes moves to House of Delegates

A Maryland bill that would repeal the prohibition on prosecuting some sexual crimes against a victim who is the spouse of the assailant has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee after passing through the Senate in a unanimous vote.…

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.