Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

DC Offers White House Help With COVID-19 Outbreak

The White House reached out to the D.C. Department of Health after Mayor Muriel Bowser sent a letter to President Donald Trump’s chief of staff offering help with contact tracing and containment of the coronavirus after a number of White House officials and staff tested positive for the virus. Bowser wrote that District residents had made tremendous sacrifices to contain…

CPSC Investigating Infant Deaths Related to Pillow-Like Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday that it is investigating infant deaths linked to nursing pillows and lounging pads. The agency did not say how many deaths it is investigating, but an analysis by Consumer Reports found at least 28 incidents between 2012 and 2018. Nursing pillows and baby loungers are not designed for sleeping. Babies may…

Man Carjacked at Gunpoint, Kidnapped and Robbed

Around 4:15 a.m. Sept. 27, a man was driving in the 3800 block of Grand Pre Road in Aspen Hill when noticed a car speed up behind him, Montgomery County police said. When he waved it past, it blocked him in, he told police, and that’s when things got ugly. “Three male suspects got out of the vehicle. Two of…

COVID-19 Survivor Gets Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

A D.C. restaurant manager spent more than a month in a hospital with COVID-19, but heart problems surfaced after he returned home. Andre Taylor, a married father of four, caught the virus in the spring. He said it started with a high fever and went downhill fast. He was put on a ventilator at MedSstar Washington Hospital Center. “It hit…

DC Bridal Salon That Caters to Curvy Women Closing

For eight years, Cherry Blossom Bridal Salon has provided curvy women choices that most bridal salons don’t. A plus-size woman herself, store owner Keba Marshall says when she was a bride 12 years ago, the selection of dresses for figures like hers were hard to find. So Marshall left a career in real estate and opened the salon catering to…