arena-toni-stone-06-e1632152834727-1024x687-1

Arena Stage’s run of ‘Toni Stone’ cut short due to health issue

Santoya Fields stars in “Toni Stone.” (Courtesy/Ryan Maxwell Photography) Arena Stage has announced the remaining run of “Toni Stone,” a play about the first woman to play professional ball in the Negro Leagues, has been canceled due to a non-COVID related health issue. No information was given on the nature of the “health issue,” or…

Human Trafficking Institute releases 2020 tally of federal cases in the DC region

The Human Trafficking Institute has released its 2020 state report tallying federal human trafficking cases that are underway in the D.C. region. As of 2020, among the 33 active cases around the D.C. region, seven sex trafficking cases were in the District of Columbia involving 12 defendants. Maryland had 16 sex trafficking cases, 21 defendants…

Gallons of sewage pour into Montgomery Co. creek after pipe collapse

Water crews are warning residents to stay away from a portion of Seneca Creek in Germantown, Maryland, after a sewage pipe collapsed. WSSC Water said over 10,000 gallons are expected to overflow into the stream. The incident happened around 2 p.m. Friday in between Dawson Farm Road and Porterfield Way in a heavily wooded area,…

Fairfax County judge rejects plea deal for alleged child rapist as too lenient

A judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, rejected a plea deal on Friday for a man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl, calling the deal too lenient. Circuit Court Judge Randy I. Bellows said the three-year sentence did not “remotely reflect the magnitude of the defendant’s misconduct,” according to The Washington Post. Rey Amparado, 39,…

For DC police commander, ending the violence in his Southeast district is ‘personal’

Just a couple of hours after five people were shot outside a shopping center in Southeast D.C., John Branch, commander of the D.C. police department’s Seventh District, walked around Alabama Avenue talking to members of the community before addressing a few reporters who were still on the scene. After a few minutes of talking about…

US Senate panel advances Barron’s nomination for US attorney in Md.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance President Biden’s first slate of U.S. attorney nominees, including Del. Erek Barron (D-Prince George’s), who is nominated to the post in Maryland. A vote by the entire U.S. Senate is expected in the next few weeks. If confirmed, Barron, 47, would be the first Black…

3 indicted in shooting death of 8-year-old PJ Evans

Three men in Prince George’s County, Maryland, have been indicted in the death of 8-year-old Peyton “P.J.” Evans last month. Desmond Nkwocha, 21, Mark Nkwocha, 23, and George Shamman, 23, were indicted by a grand jury Thursday, Prince George’s State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said in a statement Friday. The three had been arrested earlier this…

Howard County seeks input on how to spend millions in American Rescue Plan funds

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is out with a plan to use millions in federal dollars provided to the Maryland county by the federal government’s American Rescue Plan. At a news conference in Ellicott City on Thursday, Ball launched what the county is calling “a community engagement plan,” that aims to spend $63.2 million in…

In-person Marine Corps Marathon canceled for 2nd year

Organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon say the race — scheduled for late next month — has been canceled, citing “security and safety precautions.” It’s the second year in a row a “live” version of the marathon has been canceled and the big race, known as the “People’s Marathon” will operate as a virtual event. …

Wild fox sparks Prince William Co. rabies concerns

The Prince William Health District warned residents that a fox found on Sept. 19 near the intersection of Bethel Church Drive and Smoketown Road tested positive for rabies. Officials for the health district said this discovery follows “multiple reports of fox bites and encounters” in Woodbridge, Virginia. More Prince William County News “While a rabid…

Traffic stops planned for new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge next week

If you plan to drive over the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in D.C. next week, prepare for traffic stoppages. The District Department of Transportation said it will have multiple stoppages in both directions from Wednesday, Sept. 29, to Oct. 6, and on weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The good news is the…

U.Va. expands with new Rosslyn campus

The University of Virginia is expanding in Arlington. UVA|NOVA in Rosslyn will be the school’s campus in Northern Virginia. It also plans to branch into other sites, according to a news release. “UVA|NOVA will be the center point of our efforts to better serve the commonwealth by bringing new academic programming and research to Northern…

COVID-19 vax status on resumes? Some hiring managers say they toss resumes that don’t have it

Previous work history: Check. Skills and abilities: Check. Vaccination status? A new survey from ResumeBuilder.com finds more than two-thirds of hiring managers say they are more likely to hire someone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 — and about a third say they will automatically toss out resumes that don’t include an applicant’s vaccination status.…

Stafford Co. board could withhold funding over pronouns, teachings on race

Stafford County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to withhold funding for school programs that would teach so-called “critical race theory,” as well as those that require a student to state their chosen pronouns. The proposal, authored by Republican Supervisor Gary Snellings, gives the board the latitude to control funding of particular school programs, amid widespread…

Judge: NPR can air recordings of Capital Gazette shooting trial

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case challenging Maryland’s ban on broadcasting court proceedings. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Tuesday permanently barred the state of…

As Wendy’s closes, what’s next for ‘Dave Thomas Circle’?

One of D.C.’s most convoluted intersections will soon be disassembled: Tuesday marks one large step in the process of dismantling what’s known as “Dave Thomas Circle.” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that the Wendy’s restaurant, at Florida and New York avenues in Northeast, will close Tuesday, allowing the District to move forward with plans to…

2 men hurt in fall from balcony

CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two men were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a fall from a second-story balcony at a Maryland home, authorities said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jason Blake said the men fell at a Clarksburg home on Monday morning, taking a section of railing with them to the ground, WUSA-TV reported.…

Flash flood risk in part of DC region from Wednesday into Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for some counties in the D.C. area, including parts of Maryland and Virginia, from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. Impacted areas in Maryland include central and eastern Allegany, extreme western Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington. In Virginia, it’s western Loudoun, Clarke, Frederick, Madison, northern Fauquier,…

Police investigating after 2 critically hurt in fall from Montgomery Co. balcony

Two people suffered traumatic injuries in a fall from a second-floor balcony in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Monday morning, and police are now investigating. First responders were called to Cypress Spring Road in Clarksburg, south of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park, about 8 a.m. this morning, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said…

RAMMY Awards honor DC area’s best restaurants

toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP’s Jason Fraley recaps the RAMMY Awards (Part 1) Fully vaccinated restaurant industry professionals gathered Sunday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 39th annual RAMMY Awards. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awarded a range of special distinctions following a year unlike…

Union members vote to accept new Mondelez contract

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Striking union members voted to accept a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with snack company Mondelez International, ending a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union announced the results of the vote Saturday, after voting Thursday and Friday, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The…

Reach a Chesapeake Bay beach, and get seduced by sea glass

It is both a hobby and a history — sea glass hunting around the Chesapeake Bay. Fall begins Wednesday, but don’t let it keep you away from the beach. Cooler temperatures make autumn a perfect time to search for sea glass. It’s glass that was once trash, transformed into frosty drops of treasure by decades…

Share your business, services, products, events & news. Get added to TopFeatured.com. DETAILS.