Daily Archives: August 1, 2020

12-Year-Old Boy Killed While Playing With Gun in Charles County

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing with a gun in Charles County, Maryland, Friday night, authorities say. The boy and a 13-year-old relative were in a downstairs bedroom playing with the handgun when it went off and struck him, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded to the home in the 100 block of Riverwatch Drive…

Montgomery County Directs Private Schools to Close for Fall

Montgomery County has ordered private schools to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, who issued the order late Friday, said it will be reevaluated before Oct. 1 to determine whether it should be extended, terminated or changed in any way. Gayles noted there have been increases in transmission rates for COVID-19…

Arlington County Prohibits Groups of More Than 3 on Sidewalks, Streets

Residents in Arlington County can now face up to a $100 fine if they are caught congregating on streets and sidewalks in groups of more than three people. The Arlington County Board adopted an emergency ordinance Friday prohibiting groups from gathering on city streets. The board cited difficulties with “voluntary compliance†of social distancing orders. “While most Arlingtonians are adhering…

Pregnant Woman Shot, Killed in Columbia, Maryland

A pregnant woman was shot in Columbia, Maryland Friday night while inside a home she was staying at, police say. Rabiah Ahmad, 30, was shot and transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she later died. The baby was delivered at 28 weeks and is in critical condition. Howard County police said they responded to a call…

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for DC Area

A flash flood watch is in effect as heavy rain is expected in the D.C. region Saturday night, Storm Team4 says. The flash flood watch is in effect for D.C., parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and parts of Arlington, Fairfax, Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun counties in Virginia until 3 a.m. Sunday. See all weather…