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Survivor of Virginia Tech Massacre Colin Goddard Discusses Major Gun Control Rally Tomorrow

( — Many of you are aware of the horrific mass shooting that took place at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.  Today the WUSA9 noon newscast had the extreme honor to welcome Virginia Tech Massacre survivor Colin Goddard.  Colin was shot four times and survived the mass shooting that took the lives of 32 of  Read more »

Cute Puppy Adoption Weekend At Washington Animal Rescue League!

Cute Puppy Adoption Weekend At Washington Animal Rescue League!

WASHINGTON,DC ( — Puppies are up for adoption this weekend! Bob Ramin, CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, brought four of the cutest puppies to WUSA9 News to share a very charitable event with us. They will be having their first Adopt-A-Thon of the summer this Saturday and Sunday June 1st and 2nd from 11  Read more »

Oxbow Wins Preakness 2013 — PHOTOS

BALTIMORE, Md. ( — Congrats to Oxbow! He won the 138th Preakness on Saturday. What an exciting and surprising race.  Oxbow upset the favored horse, Orb, who won the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Preakness, the highlighted race, ended a spectacular day of celebration on the second race of the Triple Crown. The top four results: Oxbow, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Orb. Congrats  Read more »

Hats Galore For Preakness! By Anthony Gaskins, Master Hatmaker

WASHINGTON, DC ( — Master milliner Anthony Gaskins stopped by to see JC Hayward. And of course he brought his beautiful, hand-crafted hats. Gaskins has made hats for celebrities, socialites and diplomats. With the 138th Preakness approaching on May 18th, you can imagine what the Pimlico Race Course will look like with all of the fancy headwear abound. Which hat  Read more »

Smithsonian Craft Show

WASHINGTON,DC (– Creativity, innovation and technical mastery. That’s what you’ll find at the Smithsonian Craft Show. The prestigious art show takes place this coming Thursday through Sunday, at the National Building Museum.  Best in Show winner basketry artist Christine Adcock appeared on the noon broadcast and talked with JC about the upcoming show and shows  Read more »

LIST: Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Kids

WASHINGTON (JCHAYWARD.COM) –Halloween is right around the corner. This year, adults plan to spend over $1.1 billion on children’s costumes according to a recent study. Haven’t bought your kid the perfect costume yet? A recent study by the National Retail Federation  showed a princess, batman, and spiderman were the top three costumes for kids this year. To  Read more »

Congress Makes Formal Apology For Chinese Exclusion Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Since 2010 the 1882 Project, a non-partisan coalition of Chinese-American and Asian-American leaders and their supporters, pushed for a formal apology from Congress for the Chinese Exclusion Act, which Congress enacted a series of Chinese Exclusion laws prohibiting people of Chinese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens in the U.S. from 1882 to 1943. With the  Read more »

Up On the Roof

WASHINGTON (WUSA) –  “Up On the Roof” is the story of the King David and Bathsheba. It is a story about adultery, unexpected pregnancy , a failed royal cover up attempt, and cold blooded murder. All by the most unlikely suspect, who almost got away with it. This play is showing at Evangel Cathedral in  Read more »

US Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Earlier today, the U.S.  Supreme Court upheld three provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In a 5 to 4 decision the Chief Justices upheld the individual mandate, which requires most Americans to buy health insurance or face a financial penalty. They also upheld the provisions that states, patients cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing  Read more »

Never Back Down

Never Back Down was the motto 17-yr old Alex Popeck lived by before his tragic death in 2010. Bart Popeck, spoke with JC Hayward about Alex’s Run – a 5K run that will be held in his honor on June 24th 2012. Race Information 5K (3.1 miles) Start and finish at OBGC, Route 108 and  Read more »