Daily Archives: May 8, 2020

How to Prepare a New Pet for Post-Pandemic Life

There has been an increase in people fostering and adopting animals while in quarantine. Veterinary Dr. Amber Burton of Wolf Trap Animal Rescue in Northern Virginia said virtual meetings are pairing loving families with rescue animals. “We’ll post 30 new puppies that come in every week,†Burton said. “We post them on Monday mornings, and within an hour we’ll have…

Blue Crab Industry Warns of Collapse, Requests Help

Leaders in the Maryland crab industry are reaching out for help as they face worker shortages in their Eastern Shore processing plants. There is a concern the crab industry could face a collapse. “It’s gonna be a catastrophe,†said head of the Chesapeake Seafood Industries Association Jack Brooks. “It can be fixed.†Seasonal migrant workers are selected through a flawed…

Capitals Player Leipsic to Be Cut After Online Comments

The Washington Capitals will cut Brendan Leipsic a day after they said they were addressing “unacceptable and offensive comments†made in a private social media conversation. “The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract,†the team said in a statement. The hockey player posted an apology to his Twitter account Tuesday, saying…

Former DC Detective Charged With Child Sexual Assault

A former D.C. homicide detective was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. John Pleasant Johnson Jr. was arrested by Prince William County police. There were 11 counts of sexual assault including aggravated sexual battery and sodomy. Prince William County police said that the assaults took place over a two year period from May 2018 until 2020…