Charles County Deputy Suicide, National Mall Open For Business

Police ID Officer Found Dead In Vehicle

(Accokeek, MD) — Officials say an officer found dead inside a car in Accokeek was from an apparent suicide. Corporal Patrick Mann of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was found dead in his personal vehicle Thursday around midnight on Route 210. Prince George’s County Police say he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mann was a school resource officer assigned to Saint Charles High School in Waldorf and had been with the department since 2005.

National Mall Open For Business

(Washington, DC) — Things are getting back to normal on the National Mall as the government shutdown has temporarily come to an end. Monuments and memorials on the National Mall resumed normal operations yesterday after the 35 day shutdown. The National Zoo will reopen tomorrow, along with other museums that were closed. Meanwhile, furloughed federal employees returned to work today after more than a month. The longest shutdown in U.S. history ended Friday when President Trump signed off on a short-term funding measure good for the next three weeks.

MDOT MTA Continues To Offer Free Rides To Federal Employees

(Baltimore, MD) — Federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown will still be able to catch free rides on the rails and buses in Maryland through the end of the business week. Since many workers won’t see back pay until later this week, M-DOT Secretary Pete Rahn is extending free transit service on MARC trains, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink as well as the many bus services operating around the state. Governor Hogan launched the free ride program to help federal employees on January 24th. Those workers simply have to show their government ID to continue scoring free rides through Friday.

Wintry Mix Set To Hit DC This Week

(Washington, DC) — Rain, snow and single-digit wind chills will be hitting the DC area this week. The National Weather Service says clouds will move into the DC region by noon tomorrow with temperatures expected to drop below freezing. Rain is expected to turn to snow after 4:00 p.m., with two-to-four inches possible. Wind chills are expected to be in the single digits and teens going into Wednesday. The coldest day of the week will be Thursday, with temperatures between five and ten degrees in the morning.