Daily Archives: October 21, 2020

‘Wake-Up Call’: News4’s Wendy Rieger Speaks After Open-Heart Surgery

Longtime News4 anchor Wendy Rieger has been missing from our broadcasts. Why? She recently had open-heart surgery.  Wendy spoke with News4’s Doreen Gentzler before and after the procedure to share what she’s learned from the experience — and which warning signs she missed.  “The doctor said, ‘Your heart is racing,†Wendy recently recalled from her mountain home in Virginia. “He…

First Look: Go Inside the Planet Word Museum in DC

D.C.’s newest museum is a monument dedicated to the almighty power of words and languages. The Planet Word museum, set to open Thursday, features interactive exhibits exploring the many forms and functions of words from poetry to music to advertising. Visitors outside will be welcomed by the Speaking Willow, an interactive sound and light sculpture in the courtyard. When you…

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 21

Arlington Public Schools canceled distance learning on Wednesday for more than 25,000 students due to an internet outage. The school system’s internet service provider notified APS of a major fiber cut in Vienna, Virginia, that is causing a service disruption affecting websites including a parent portal and an e-learning platform. The provider is working to restore internet service which should…