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Ashley Dejean

Senior News Editor

Ashley Dejean is WAMU's Senior News Editor. She does a little bit of everything — editing scripts, preparing newscasts, filing stories and coordinating breaking news coverage. Our afternoon editor got her radio chops interning for Houston Public Radio, where she won a Texas AP Broadcasters Award. Ashley came on board in the summer of 2012 and first worked in our newsroom as the Assignment Editor and News Assistant. Before coming to WAMU, she interned at Washington City Paper and a local daily in Pune, India.


Articles Written by Ashley Dejean

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A former Georgetown student who made ricin in his dorm room has been sentenced to a year in prison. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Daniel Milzman used his iPhone to learn how to make ricin, though it's unclear what he intended to do with the lethal poison. On Monday, he was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, but the seven-and-a-half months he's already serv...
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Republican Congressmen in Virginia are appealing a recent federal court ruling that would require the General Assembly to redraw the state's congressional districts by April of next year. The ruling accuses state legislators of packing too many black voters into Virginia's District ...
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An amber alert has been issued for two toddlers from Anne Arundel County. Police are looking for Tiamarie Valenzuela and her two children Gabriano Lloyd and Gia Lloyd. According to police, Valenzuela's boyfriend says she took her 1- and 2-year-old children and threa...
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In the wake of charges against Barry Freundel, a prominent D.C.-area rabbi accused of secretly recording video of at least six women in a room used for ritual bathing, a support group is meeting for the first time Tuesday night. According to volunteers with the National ...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham, 18, went missing in September. (Charlottesville Polic...
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Three people are dead and two others injured after a small helicopter and a plane collided near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland Thursday afternoon, officials say. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the crash between the Cirrus SR 22 aircraft and R44 helicopter took place during a helicopter training exercise around 3:40 p.m. "There's a helic...
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Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was accused of sexual assault at two universities in Virginia back in 2002 and 2003. Some are hoping this will lead to a push for colleges to share information about sexual assault. Bob Gibson, executive director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at UVA, writes...
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A sketch of the man accused of raping a 17-year-old in Woodbridge. Police in Prince William County are looking for a man they say raped a teenager in Woodbridge. The 17...
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A prominent D.C. rabbi has been arrested on charges of voyeurism. Police say Rabbi Barry Freundel of the Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested earlier today at his home on O Street NW. Authorities are not providing further details about the case. According to Washingtonian, which first published ...
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University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has now been missing for over a month and her parents are pleading for information about their missing daughter. Sue and John Graham call the last month a nightmare and say whoever knows where their daughter is has the power to end it and needs to come forward. They say it's heartbreaking that person or those people have not spoke...
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A majority of Virginians think former Governor Bob McDonnell should face time in prison after being convicted of public corruption. The University of Mary Washington poll(pdf) finds 60 percent of Virginians believe the former governor should be sentenced to prison time. S...
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The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham are pleading for information about their daughter as the search for the missing young woman continues. "Please, please, please help us to bring Hannah home," say her parents in a statement marking a month since she went missing. They say it's "heart-breaking" that someone may know where their daughter is but...
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A federal court is ordering the Virginia General Assembly to redraw the state's congressional district lines, ruling the current map unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of judges found the boundaries of Virginia's 3rd district unfairly pack together too many black voters, diluting their influence elsewhere in order to make the surrounding districts safer for Republica...
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Today U.S. Marshals discovered a loaded handgun in a man's underwear at D.C. Superior Court. D.C. police brought 19-year-old Isiah Bogan of Southeast to the courthouse after being charged for the unauthorized use of a vehicle. Police officials says Bogan was in the custody of three different agencies, and it's unclear when the weapon came into his possession. His h...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham, 18, is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall with blue eyes,...
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Nearly 40 years ago, the disappearance of two sisters, 10-year-old Katherine and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon from a mall in Montgomery County, shook the region in a case that's remained a mystery ever since. Now investigators say they're closer than they've ever been to piecing together what happened. For the last few weeks, investigators have been searching Taylor Moutain in Be...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested under suspicion of abd...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Police have charged 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren with first degre...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } UVA student Hannah Graham has been missing for nearly three weeks. (AP...
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Forensic evidence now ties the man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham to the disappearance and murder of another college student. Since Graham disappeared, those who remember the high-profile case of Morgan Harrington have speculated the two may be linked. The Virginia Tech student was abducted and murdered five years ago after attend...