WTTG, the Fox-owned affiliate in Washington, D.C., is partnering with the Virginia State Police and State Farm on a teen drivers’ safety campaign called, Eyes Up, Phones Down. Research shows the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time for teen drivers. The leading cause for nearly 40% of these crashes is texting and driving.
Travis Sherwin will move from being the news director at Hearst’s WPBF in West Palm to head up the company’s national investigative unit out of Washington, D.C. Sherwin said that while he enjoyed being a news director, “this is where my heart is, telling stories that are compelling and that people care about.”
One out of every 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18. WUSA in Washington, D.C., is hosting a free workshop that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Anne Adkins son, Matthew T. Bolar, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2007. Since then, she’s devoted her life to helping members of the military. “I felt like there was something else I needed to be doing; I had a calling too,” she said. “It was then we started working with charities to improve the lives of veterans.”