Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

As Public School Questions Loom, Parents Consider Options That Could Leave Districts Scrambling

This week, school districts across D.C., Maryland and Virginia committed to plans for the coming school year with a variety of online and in-person options. But the News4 I-Team found some parents lacking confidence in whether public schools can deliver a smooth start to the year, and they’re looking elsewhere. “I mean, pretty much everybody I know is considering it, 

New Evidence Revealed in Prince George’s Police Civil Lawsuit

New evidence was revealed in a civil lawsuit that some police officers have filed against the Prince George’s County Police Department. The department has submitted hundreds of pages of emails and internal records in response to the civil suit filed by more than a dozen of the department’s officers represented by Dennis Corkery of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil…

Mother Charged in Baby’s Death Found Incompetent For Trial By Judge

A Montgomery County mother, who was charged with murder in the death of her 14-month-old daughter, was found incompetent to stand trial and dangerous in a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation Thursday. Kiearra Tolson, 23, was arrested and charged in the death of Blair Niles. The charging documents say Tolson told investigators she starved her daughter for about three-and-a-half weeks then put…

Longtime Owner of Captain White’s Seafood Killed in Crash

A man who sold seafood for decades at D.C.’s waterfront fish market was killed in a crash Tuesday. Billy Ray White, 64, died in a crash in Great Falls, Virginia, after what his family believes was a health complication. “He loved this city,†his wife, Penny White, told News4 on Thursday.  Captain White’s Seafood, known for its oversized sign in…

Independent Review of DC NFL Team’s Culture, Alleged Misconduct Underway

An independent review of D.C.’s NFL team is underway.  A D.C. law firm will conduct an “independent review of the team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct,†attorney Beth Wilkinson told NBC News on Thursday.  The law firm was hired by the team, she said and the team confirmed. The Washington Post reported Thursday 15 female former employees said…

Here Are DC-Area Child Care Resources and Coping Tips as the Pandemic Continues

Every month, dozens of parents in the Georgetown University community participate in a discussion group. Despair has been a recurring emotion on recent Zoom calls as participants, mostly mothers, talk about how hard it’s been to simultaneously try to work and take care of their children during the coronavirus pandemic.  “People are just hanging on by a fingernail. The endlessness…