Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Severe Storms Bring Gusty Winds, Hail, Lightning

Severe weather moving through the D.C. region is bringing lightning and strong winds that are taking down trees Monday evening. A flash flood warning has expired for Prince George’s, Baltimore and Howard counties in Maryland. Severe thunderstorm warnings previously issued for parts of Maryland and Virginia have expired. Stay on top of all weather alerts here. Damaging winds of up…

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

The Washington Teachers’ Union released a report Monday with suggestions on how schools can safely reopen in the fall as the coronavirus continues. They flagged several concerns about the health of students, teachers and staff.  Teachers’ desks should get physical barriers and classroom furnishings should be updated to promote social distancing, the union said.  Face masks should be required during…

Metro to Reopen Rail Stations, Add Bus Service as Region Reopens

Metro will inch closer to normal starting Sunday.  As the D.C. area moves into phase two of lifted coronavirus-related restrictions, Metro will reopen some rail stations and add bus service, officials announced Monday.  Twelve Metro rail stations will reopen Sunday, including the Smithsonian, Cleveland Park and College Park stations. Shuttle bus service will be added at the East Falls Church,…

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday night.  A group of people used ropes to take down the statue of Gen. Albert Pike outside Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. With cameras rolling, demonstrators doused the bronze statue in lighter fluid and set it ablaze.  After…