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Emmy-winning TV journalist. Formerly on @WUSA9's #GetUpDC | Communications & media relations strategist | #MorganState | Dog zaddy | #DCNative | They call me Q
Aug 28, 2020 7 tweets 8 min read
MARCH ON WASHINGTON 2020: This thread has everything you need to know about the #CommitmentMarch in DC today.

We have team coverage on @wusa9 throughout the morning and afternoon. #GetUpDC #MarchOnWashington2020 @NationalAction

(thread.) Image AT 5:00am:

-Public allowed to enter National Mall Reflecting Pool area.

-Entry points at 17th & Constitution or 17th & Independence

-Each person must get a neon green wristband and a ticket

-Must get temperature checked, wear face mask, and gloves @wusa9 #GetUpDC
Aug 11, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
MAN SHOT NEAR WHITE HOUSE | According to the Secret Service, a 51-year-old guy walked up to an officer at 17th and Pennsylvania and said he had a weapon.

The agency said the man allegedly ran toward officer and took something out in a drawing motion. @wusa9 #GetUpDC (thread) Image The Secret Service said the man got into a “shooter’s stance” as if he were about to fire a weapon.

It was at that point the officer shot the man in his torso. The officer and the man who they shot were taken to area hospitals @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Jul 21, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
CHILD SHOT IN DC: @DCPoliceDept confirms a child was shot at 53rd and East Capitol Street in Northeast DC around 12:30a this morning.

The child was rushed to the hospital, but it is unclear how serious the injuries are. No suspect is in custody. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #BREAKING Image A crime check within a quarter-mile radius of where this child was shot revealed a slight increase in violent crimes involving a gun when compared to this same time last year.

However, overall violent crimes in that area remained about the same @wusa9 #GetUpDC ImageImage
Jul 10, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
#Breaking Police make 2nd arrest in 11-year-old Davon McNeal’s murder. Christian Wingfield, 22, was arrested today and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed (Premeditated).

Davon was killed on the Forth of July after leaving a community holiday cookout @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image Police are still searching for 19 year-old Carlo General and 25 year-old Marcel Gordon. They are wanted in connection to #DavonMcNeal’s murder.

They should be considered armed and dangerous. @wusa9 #GetUpDC ImageImage
Jun 5, 2020 5 tweets 7 min read
BLACK LIVES MATTER: DC transforms part of 16th Street near the @WhiteHouse into Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Artists painted a massive BLM mural between H and K Streets in response to #GeorgeFloyd and #PoliceBrutality protests @wusa9 @MayorBowser #GetUpDC #BlackLivesMatter My colleague @KolbieReports captured @DCDPW hanging this sign along the street this morning. Head to her page for more images and videos. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
May 18, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
#Breaking Massive police presence at Alabama Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Southeast DC. Multiple police agencies on the scene including @DCPoliceDept, @PGPDNews, and @BowiePDNews.

We are being told this is a barricade situation and the suspect has a “long gun.” @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image NEW INFORMATION: A suspect is in custody following shootout and barricade situation with @DCPoliceDept and multiple Maryland agencies. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Apr 16, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
NEW INFORMATION | All 5 @WholeFoods stores in DC have employees diagnosed with COVID-19, official confirms.

The information was discovered after a WUSA9 investigation revealed employees in Logan Circle tested positive @wusa9 #Breaking #coronavirus

wusa9.com/article/news/l… Image Here is the full response from a @WholeFoods spokesperson about the positive #coronavirus cases at all 5 DC stores:

@wusa9 #GetUpDC

FULL STORY: wusa9.com/mobile/article… Image
Apr 15, 2020 12 tweets 8 min read
Several workers at @WholeFoods have tested positive for the #coronavirus at the Logan Circle store.

At least one worker said cases have popped up since last month, the store has not been shut down for a deep cleaning, and shoppers not being told @wusa9 wusa9.com/article/news/l… Image The Amazon worker stationed at store wanted to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation but is calling for more to be done.

The worker forwarded WUSA9 several emails that confirm at least 4 of their coworkers tested positive for COVID-19. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Apr 7, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
#Breaking Coalition of unions representing healthcare workers and first responders in D.C. are demanding changes to @_DCHealth's coronavirus testing guidelines. Unions claim the city needs a more aggressive testing approach. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image Unions want two main things:

1. Testing for healthcare professionals who come in contact with patients who test positive for COVID-19 regardless if they're showing symptoms.

2. 14-day period of PAID precautionary leave or quarantine for exposed healthcare professionals @wusa9
Mar 30, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
If you’ve been out in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, you know this pizza shop and the woman behind the counter.

Mama Angelina is fighting to keep their family-run biz open during the coronavirus crisis. She supports the community and now needs a little love in return @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image FULL STORY: wusa9.com/article/news/h…
Mar 2, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
#Breaking Truck carrying trash overturned on 695 Westbound. All lanes are blocked. Traffic from 295 cannot access the 11th Street bridge. Expect delays this morning. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image Trash from overturned tractor trailer spilled all over 11th Street. Officers with @DCPoliceDept are directing traffic, and crews with @DCDPW are here to clean up after truck is removed @wusa9 #GetUpDC
Feb 12, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
#Breaking Prince George’s Co Sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting on Dunleigh Drive in Bowie.

The @BowiePDNews says off duty deputy fired gun after encounter w/ man matching attempted car thief description.

No reported injuries. Suspect at large. @wusa9 #GetUpDC So far, here is what we know:

Around 1:30a, Bowie PD got a call about 3 people pulling on car door handles on Dunleigh Dr. in Bowie.

Officers arrived, spotted 3 suspects, got out of the car, chased them, and took 2 people in custody. One man got away. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Jan 30, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
#Breaking Popular D.C. gay nightclub, Town 2.0, is approved to reopen inside of a former church building in NoMa.

The District’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board approved the club’s license with conditions that would contribute to maintaining order in neighborhood @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image The conditions of Town 2.0’s license approval include:

1. Hiring at least two police officers on Fridays and Saturdays from at least midnight to closing

2. Making sure line to get in runs south towards K Street

(see more in threat) @wusa9 #GetUpDC
Jan 29, 2020 14 tweets 13 min read
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: This thread breaks down all of the known facts about the in custody killing of #WilliamGreen and the charges against Corporal #MichaelOwen @wusa9 #GetUpDC (thread) Image Around 8pm on Monday, someone called 911 saying a driver hit multiple cars on Saint Barnabas Rd in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Officers pulled him over and originally told WUSA9 they detected what they believed to be the drug PCP. Part of that story has changed. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Dec 3, 2019 9 tweets 8 min read
FOR THE CULTURE | Covering stories unique to African-American history, traditions, and culture in the DMV.

If you know someone or a topic that should be featured in our ‘For the Culture’ segment, email me at mquander@wusa9.com or shoot me a DM. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #ForTheCulture Image @wusa9 Check out this thread for some of our most talked about stories:
Nov 20, 2019 6 tweets 5 min read
TOWN 2.0 | Several groups are trying to block a gay nightclub from reopening inside of a former church in NoMa. Protesters have submitted concerns about @WhatsUpAtTown to DC’s alcohol regulatory board in an attempt to get its alcohol license application declined @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image Town was coined as the largest gay dance club in D.C., but it shut down in 2018 after a 10-year run in the Shaw neighborhood.

People who went there were sad to see the club close and turned into an apartment building. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Sep 11, 2019 6 tweets 9 min read
SCHOOL THREAT: Students and parents in Loudoun County should be on high alert this morning. The @LoudounSheriff is investigating a post from #Snapchat threatening several schools. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #Breaking Image @LoudounSheriff @wusa9 Authorities are taking the threat seriously as deputies work to figure out who posted the #Snapchat threat and if it is credible. If you know anything, call the @LoudounSheriff @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
Aug 7, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Man with weapon reported at Gannett building in McLean, Virginia. The building is being evacuated. FBI source says no shots were fired. Follow @wusa9 for updates. My colleague @MikevWUSA is on the way to the scene right now. There was a credible threat of someone with a weapon, but it does not appear shots were fired @wusa9
Jul 16, 2019 9 tweets 10 min read
A LIVING NIGHTMARE: #MakiyahWilson was shot in the heart and died when a group of masked cowards fired more than 70 gunshots into a crowd of people in Northeast DC. It happened last year. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #wusa9originals

wusa9.com/article/news/l… Image A bullet ripped across a courtyard, pierced this 10-year-old's back, and tore through her heart. That is how the Medical Examiner’s Office explained what happened to #MakiyahWilson before she died.

Makiyah had just returned from getting ice cream @wusa9 #GetUpDC #wusa9originals
Jul 8, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
#BreakingNews 3 masked gunmen shot up this @7eleven parking lot off South Capitol Street in Southeast DC overnight. 4 men were shot and taken to the hospital. 2 of them are in pretty bad shape.

The shooters are still out there in the streets @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image The entire parking lot is blocked off with crime tape. There are dozens of evidence markers scattered across the crime scene. @wusa9 #GetUpDC
Jun 13, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
REPORTER ATTACKED: Memphis journalists @LukeJonesTV was reportedly knocked to the ground while covering a violent protest surrounding a police-involved shooting.

Luke tweeted that he suffered a contusion and that “all is well.”

(Courtesy: Destiny Davis/Facebook) I used to work at this station and have covered several protests against police. However, I’ve never experienced anything like this.

I do not know all of the details about how or why my former colleague was attacked, but no journalist deserves this. He was just doing his job