Police: Suspects stole school bus to make cigarette run

Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams are charged with stealing a school bus.

Travis Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams were in need of cigarettes, police said, so they decided to take the bus. The school bus, the short yellow school bus parked near their home in Crownsville. Police said the suspects crashed special needs bus No. 874 through the gate around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, causing $100,000 in damage to […]

Roll Call: Woman charged in death after breastfeeding drunk; Ferrari catches fire on GW Parkway; and dogs attack deer

A burned out shell is all that remains of a Ferrari after a fiery crash on the George Washington Parkway. News4's Pat Collins reports.

We round up the crime news because you people have better things to do. • Shotspotter sensors document 39,000 shooting incidents in D.C. (Washington Post) • Woman charged with manslaughter after breast feeding infant while drunk (WJLA) • D.C. cop helped gunman escape after murder (FOX5) • Dog attacks deer at Rock Creek Park (WJLA) • […]

Morning Roll Call: A scary BWI flight; what it’s like to get shot in D.C.; and female joggers being videotaped?

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We round up the top crime stories because it’s dangerous out there. • What I learned from getting shot in D.C. (Salon) • Passenger tries to open door on flight from BWI (WTOP) • Flyer warns women they are being videotaped (WTOP) • Questions and lawyer squabbling hang over Chandra Levy conviction (McClatchey) • Dog injures three […]

Morning Roll Call: Birth on the highway; indicted detective speaks about murder charge; and ex-AG says Gray stole election


Fill it to the brim with grim. • Woman gives birth on I-270 in Germantown (WJLA) • Mayor Gray stole the 2010 election, former D.C. attorney general says (NewsChannel 8) • Trial opens for D.C. cop accused of sex assault of three women (Washington Post) • Indicted detective speaks out about Anne Arundel murder charge […]

Night Shift: Metro flasher exposed; fugitive captured; and boyfriend confesses to pregnant woman’s death

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We round up the day’s top crime stories before darkness falls. • Police: D.C. man turned self in for fatally stabbing pregnant girlfriend (Homicide Watch) • Bradley guilty of spying in WikiLeaks case, faces 130 years in prison (Washington Post) • Metro police investigate indecent exposure cases (WTOP) • Cathedral vandal suspect held; police chief […]

Morning Roll Call: Fill it up to the brim with grim

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We round up this morning’s top crime stories because it’s hot as Hades out there. • Former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s daughter taken by child welfare services (NBC4) • Security guard sentenced for ripping off disabled in ‘Obama Stimulus Money’ scheme (D.C. Crime Stories) • Rockville doctor’s death ruled a homicide (WTOP) • Changing of the […]