Category: breaking news


May 2014 Philadelphia flooding

May 1st, 2014 – 4:06pm

I filed repeated updates to a story about widespread flooding in the Philadelphia in May 2014. I also posted updates and photos (which were used on Philly.com) to social media from one of the most significant flood sites. The heavy rain had fallen overnight, and my tweets were some of the earliest to show the severity of the flooding.

 

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Fire at Suit Corner building

April 9th, 2014 – 8:48pm

When a major fire broke out an historic suit store in Old City, I wrote a quick web story, then went to the scene and posted updates and photos on social media. Live updates from the scene are below:

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Philadelphia casino hearings

January 29th, 2014 – 7:45pm

 

I covered several days of suitability hearings for the applicants bidding for Philadelphia’s second casino license, live-tweeting the proceedings and filing multiple stories. Below are links to the stories I wrote and my¬†tweets from the hearings (tweets for each presentation are in chronological order).

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Building collapse at 22nd and Market streets

June 5th, 2013 – 4:20pm

I posted updates, photos and videos from the scene of a building collapse that killed six people in Philadelphia, and sent in information that my newsroom colleagues incorporated into articles. I reported from the collapse scene for several hours the day of the disaster, as well as much of the day after, as crews continued clearing rubble from and investigating at the site.

 

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Storify: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan campaign in Virginia

August 11th, 2012 – 8:59pm

The day Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, I created a Storify of their campaign stops in Virginia, compiling videos, photographs and context about the events.

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Storify: D.C. storm damage

June 30th, 2012 – 8:55pm

When I major storm hit the D.C. area, I compiled residents’ reactions and photographs in a Storify. I also ran the Washington Examiner’s local news Twitter account the day after storm, providing updates on deaths, power outages and resources.

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Suspect ‘lost it’ and killed yoga store victim, defense admits

October 26th, 2011 – 5:36pm

The Washington Examiner

By Emily Babay

Jayna Murray died in a “horrific” argument with her co-worker at a Bethesda yoga store — but the killing was not a premeditated murder, an attorney for the woman charged in Murray’s death says.

Brittany Norwood “lost it” and “unfortunately and stupidly” killed Murray at the Lululemon Athletica where the pair worked, Douglas Wood, an attorney for Norwood, said in his opening statement at her trial.

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Live tweeting: Carmela Dela Rosa murder trial

October 6th, 2011 – 6:12pm

Live tweets from the courtroom during jury deliberations, the verdict and sentencing for a woman charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter.

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Fairfax grandmother charged with murder after toddler thrown off Tyson’s walkway

November 30th, 2010 – 4:10pm

The Washington Examiner

By Emily Babay

Neighbors of a 2-year-old Falls Church girl had no answers for why the toddler’s grandmother who often baby-sat the child would throw her from a six-story parking garage, killing her.

Fairfax police offered no motive for the actions of 50-year-old Carmela Dela Rosa. But they said they were sure that the child’s death was intentionally caused by Dela Rosa, and charged her with murder.

Angelyn Ogdoc was severely injured after being thrown from a walkway connecting the Tysons Corner Center mall with a parking garage at about 7 p.m. Monday, Fairfax County police said.

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Former Leesburg resident arrested in serial stabbings

August 13th, 2010 – 5:45pm

The Washington Examiner

By Emily Babay

A former Leesburg resident was arrested in connection with stabbings that have killed five people and wounded 13 in three states, but police say the motive for the attacks is still unclear.

Elias Abuelazam, 33, was arrested at about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as he attempted to board a flight to Tel Aviv.

He has been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder in Michigan, where police allege Abuelazam has killed five people and injured nine in the Flint area. Police say also say he stabbed three people in Leesburg and one in Toledo, Ohio, in early August.

Though charges have not yet been filed in Virginia, police can place Abuelazam and his vehicle “in the Northern Virginia area during the time of our assaults,” Leesburg Police Chief Joseph Price said Thursday.
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