(Annapolis, MD)  —  A new study by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene concludes that prescription drug abuse is way up.  There has been a 106-percent increase in hospital admissions related to abuse of prescription painkillers since 2007.  There has also been a 250-percent increase in poison control calls about Oxycodone.  The head of […]

(Potomac, MD)  —  Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating after some sort of device exploded at a home in Potomac.  The sound of the explosion around 9:15 p.m. last nightgenerated several calls from around that area, and eventually crews arrived centered in on a home on Inglewood Drive.  Firefighters who arrived smelled an unusual odor and […]

(Washington, DC)  —  The reward for the killer of a Bethesda store employee now stands at 145-thousand dollars, with more money pouring in Tuesday. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says experts are analyzing forensic evidence taken from inside the store on Bethesda Avenue.    While the Lululemon Athletica store did not have security cameras, investigators continue […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Those attending NCAA men’s basketball tournament games at the Verizon Center tomorrow night will have the option of taking Metrorail home.  The Metrorail system will stay open one hour later, until 1 a.m., to accommodate fans after the games.  The final game tomorrow night is expected to wrap up around midnight.  Metrorail service […]

WOL-AM News and Community Affairs Director Sheila Stewart was recently the keynote speaker for the National FBI “Women’s History Month” program. Hundreds attended the event. Left to Right: Sheila Stewart and National FBI Director Robert Mueller

(Bethesda, MD)  —  Police say both women were raped and beaten in a brutal attack over the weekend inside the Lululemon Athletica yoga store on Bethesda Row.  It’s the first time that police have acknowledged that 30-year-old Jayna Murray of Arlington was in fact beaten to death.  The “Washington Post” reports police do have forensic evidence […]

(Fairfax, VA)  —  The Fairfax County urban search and rescue team is now in Japan.  Seventy-two people are being directed to hard-hit areas with about 75 tons of equipment as well as six search and rescue dogs.  The team also includes doctors, paramedics, and structural engineers.  They have special cameras and listening devices to find […]

More DC police officers face charges after a weekend burglary sting.  Officer Jennifer Green was arrested Monday and charged with receiving stolen goods.  According to published reports, at least three more officers from the Fourth District were arrested yesterday.  They’re accusing of buying hot items, including iPods and other electronics. Copyright © 2011 Metro Networks […]

Prince George’s County Police are releasing the names of the officers and the victim involved in Monday afternoon’s deadly police-involved shooting in Landover.  They say ten-year veteran Corporal Herbert Aiken, six-year veteran Corporal Dwayne Smith and one-year veteran Officer Timothy Hancock fired at 19-year-old Trayvon Dodson of District Heights, killing the suspect.  Dodson was said […]

This afternoon on the Bernie McCain Show, Dr. Phoenyx will be talking about “The State of Marriage.” Dr. Phoenyx is a physician, writer, and media personality. She’s a woman of many accomplishments and ambitions, but she is most simply a young woman living passionately and truthfully- hoping to empower, encourage, and inspire through her witty, […]