After three young pedestrians were struck and killed by cars near the University of Maryland in 2014, the Maryland State Highway Administration committed to swift and comprehensive safety improvements within months. Not so in Langley Park, a poor, immigrant community a few minutes west of campus. A student investigation at Capital News Service found at least 138 pedestrians have been struck, eight fatally, along a dangerous, two-mile stretch of state road since 2009 — and that the highway administration has done little to stop the carnage. (CNS photo by Rebecca Rainey)
A car struck and killed Consuelo Anglarill, 82, last January as she crossed a state road outside the Wheaton Metro station. Only three days earlier, a woman was seriously injured near the same spot. Since 2015, 42 pedestrians have been hit on state-maintained streets in the Washington suburb. It’s among 100 hotspots for pedestrian accidents statewide, an analysis by Capital News Service found.
Roughly 25,000 patients were exposed to increasing health risks at an underfunded nursing-home chain, an investigation from The Washington Post found. The ManorCare chain was owned by Carlyle Group, one of the wealthiest private-equity firms in the world. ManorCare had struggled financially until it filed for bankruptcy in March, and in the previous five years, […]
Home birth is a growing movement among expectant mothers who opt to reject hospitals and the sterile environment of maternity wards. But the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and GateHouse Media found that babies born in out-of-hospital deliveries are twice as likely to die as babies born in a hospital. Reporters investigating the out-of-hospital birth industry talked to […]
Newsy, ProPublica and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found that dozens of law enforcement agencies nationwide are using a little-known case designation that inflates the number of rape cases the departments appear to have solved. Based on data from 60 police agencies across the country, the newsrooms found that police are clearing rape […]