Payday For Furloughed Employees, Police Investigate A Double Homicide In Bladensburg

Payday for furloughed employees…

It’s payday for some 800-thousand federal workers who were furloughed or made to work without pay for 35 days. The Office of Management and Budget says that most workers will receive those missed paychecks today.

During the stand off with lawmakers over funding for the border wall Congress agreed to legislation guaranteeing back pay for federal workers only. Unfortunately, this measure does not apply for contractors.

Police investigate a double homicide in Bladensburg…

There is not a lot of details about a deadly double shooting in Bladensburg Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 5000 block of 57th Avenue find two men shot. They were near a vehicle that was still running. The victims both died at the hospital.

Police are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or you can text “PGPD”. You can also go to and submit a tip.

Area Fire fighters are working overtime…

There have been several fires in the Metropolitan areas in the last 24 hours.

In Glen Burnie, seven people are in the hospital after a blaze broke out in the basement of a home last night. Three adults and a toddler had to be pulled from the flames. At last check all seven were still in the hospital. Two adults and one child were listed in critical condition. The cause of the fire is unknown.

In Germantown this morning fire fighters responded to a 911 call of a blaze at a home on Emerald Drive. One first responder fell through the floor. That person is reportedly OK. No one else was hurt. It’s believed that a space heater may have sparked this incident.

Fire fighters were also called to a 3-alarm blaze at a garden style apartment at Columbia Pike and Leesburg Pike around 5:30 a.m. Crews were able to help rescue eight people. Everyone is expected to survive.

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