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Ashley Dejean

News Assistant

Dejean does a little bit of everything—from filing stories to keeping tabs on the latest local news. The youngest member of our news team got her radio chops interning for Houston Public Radio, where she won first place in the Texas AP Broadcasters Contest Best Feature-Light category. Dejean also interned at Washington City Paper and a local daily in Pune, India before coming to WAMU.


Articles Written by Ashley Dejean

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Jesse Matthew has been identified as a person of interest in the ongoing search f...
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The Baltimore Ravens are giving fans a chance to exchange qualifying Ray Rice jerseys for that of another team player. The move comes after Rice was kicked off the team following the release of a video showing him hitting and appearing to knock out his then fiancee and now wife. The NFL also suspended the player indefinitely, a move Rice is appealing. Rice jerseys ...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham, 18, has not been heard from since early Saturday morning....
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In the District, citizens and the media have the right to record police officers doing their jobs in public. But this weekend, when a man recorded police officers making an arrest, he was met with intimidation.   D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she's "shocked" by ...
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Etsy — the popular website where users can buy and sell handmade and vintage goods — says it's banning the Washington Redskins team name and logo from its website. The manager of Etsy's policy team says Native American groups have consistently advocated against the term considering it offensive, writing in...
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Montgomery County Police are looking for 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle and her two children, Sarah and Jacob. Jacob, age 2, hasn't been seen since since Sunday, and police say 3-year-old Sarah hasn't been seen since Monday morning. The father, Troy Turner, contacted police last night, saying that his wife fled after not being forthcoming about their children's whereabouts. Ear...
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A coalition of more than 100 Native American and social justice groups is asking television and radio stations across the country not to use the team name of the Washington Redskins. The coalition, led by the Oneida Nation, and the National Congress of American Indians is sending a letter to thousands of broadcasters across the nation, asking them not to use the team's name. ...
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Toddlers in the D.C. region are well-vaccinated according to the Center for Disease Control, but there is room for improvement. Dr. Jane Seward with the CDC says this year there's been a record number of measles cases in the country. "We usually get 60 a year. This year we've had 600," she says. Earlier this year, a young girl from Northern Virginia came ...
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With only hours until same-sex couples in Virginia could start getting married, the U.S. Supreme Court intervened Wednesday to put any unions on hold until justices could review a challenge from a county clerk in Prince William County. The move comes after a federal appeals court in Richmond ...
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Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a toddler. Police say 24-year-old Brian Ray Campbell helped Davon Wallace, the man believed to have fatally shot 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb, and was instrumental in the crime. Campbell has been charged with murder, manslaughter, and accessory. He is being held without bond. ...
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Residents of a Prince George's County neighborhood damaged by a landslide earlier this year say they would accept a proposal by the county government that would see six homes demolished. Under the proposal, the county would buy and demolish the six most-impacted houses in Piscataway Hills, fix the main road and allow the 22 other families to continue to live there. ...
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The Manassas Mosque has been vandalized and Muslim leaders say it might be a hate crime. According to Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Affairs, a security guard found the yellow paint at the mosque Tuesday morning. "Somebody took what appears to be a can of yellow paint and sprayed all over the doors and windows of the mosque and put obscenities. A...
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In Prince George's County, a man has been found guilty of killing an honor student shot to death while walking to school almost two years ago. Eighteen-year-old Marckel Ross of Capitol Heights died from a single gunshot wound on September 11, 2012. The crime was described as senseless at the time by investigators. ...
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The death of former White House Press Secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide by Virginia's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The medical examiner's office says he died as a result of the injuries he suffered during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981. ...
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Montgomery County police are searching for a 14-year-old teenager who they say shot an 18-year-old woman multiple times in Wheaton this morning. Police say the victim's injuries are serious, but appear to be non-life threatening. Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks says, "the important thing is there is a young person with a firearm still out there... and ...
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A 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge, Virginia. Investigators say the fire was deliberately set while five people were inside and are charging the teen with attempted murder, arson and manufacturing an explosive device. Prince William County Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze in Marbury Lane around 4:30 a....