The Sunrise Brief highlights noteworthy news to begin your day. We focus on impending weather and news in the NCR, the United States, and the world.

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 77,917 confirmed cases and 2,361 deaths as of 2/22/2020 at 6AM; Passengers on Diamond Princess cruise ship positive for COVID-19 in Nebraska;  Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lebanon

NCR: Fatal hit and run in Prince George's County; Tolling systems upgrade in Montgomery County; Additional arrests in homicide in Charles County 

United States: Threat assessment released in New Jersey

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 76,775 confirmed cases and 2,247 deaths as of 2/21/2020 at 6AM;  Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Humboldt County in California

NCR: Firefighters injured in house fire in Prince George's County; Stray cat tested positive for rabies in Frederick County; Motor vehicle collision involving bus in Montgomery County; Matthew's Center closed for cleaning due to cases of Influenza B in Prince William County

United States: Two killed in shooting in Idaho

World: Man arrested after stabbing prayer leader at mosque in London

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 75,727 confirmed cases and 2,129 deaths as of 2/20/2020 at 6AM;  

NCR: Air Traffic Control Tower evacuated at Reagan Airport in Arlington County; Silver Alert in the City of Fairfax

United States: State of Emergency and EOC activation in Alabama

World: Two killed in 200-car pileup in Canada; Eight killed in shootings in Germany

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 75,201 confirmed cases and 2,012 deaths as of 2/19/2020 at 6AM;  

NCR: Police investigating shooting in Charles County; Silver Alert cancelled in Prince George's County; Pedestrian strike in Montgomery County; Heights Building remaining closed in Arlington County

United States: Thousands have died because of flu Nationwide; FAA issued Temporary Flight Restriction due to flooding in Mississippi

World: Planes crashed in Australia

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 73,336 confirmed cases and 1,874 deaths as of 2/18/2020 at 6AM; Japanese officials are preparing to start clinical trails using HIV treatment; WHO developed guidance for managing gatherings and events 

NCR: Two schools are closed today due to a sprinkler line break in Arlington County; FEMS responded to a fatal fire in DC; All southbound lanes of Crain Highway at Mitchell Road were closed overnight due to a collision in Charles County; All westbound lanes of I-495 prior to University Blvd were closed overnight; Employees of regional grocery stores plan for a potential strike

United States: A police officer was shot in Arizona

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 71,810 confirmed cases and 1,775 deaths as of 2/17/2020 at 4AM; Over 300 Americans arrived to the US from Japan after being quarantined on a cruise ship; Fourteen Americans tested positive for COVID-19; Taiwan reported its first COVID-19 related-death

NCR: A man fell onto the tracks at Capitol South Metro Station in DC; A man is rescued from the Potomac River in DC; A driver veered off the road in Montgomery County; All north and south bound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Prince George's County were closed; Greenbelt Police Department issued a citizen advisory for a dating app

FEBRUARY 16, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 65,256 confirmed cases and 1,669 deaths as of 2/16/2020 at 1AM; American passenger on a cruise ship docked in Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19; France announced Europe's first COVID-19 related-death

NCR: WMATA will operate on an adjusted schedule for Presidents' Day; A man shot outside of a DC high school; DC neighborhoods experienced power outages; Consumer alert for Getaround car sharing app; County and state police began zero-tolerance policy for distracted drivers

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 65,088 confirmed cases and 1,526 deaths as of 2/15/2020 at 1AM; The CDC will work with health laboratories in five states to track the spread of COVID-19; Health authorities are searching for individuals who had close to contact with a man who tested positive COVID-19 in Hawaii; Egypt reported the first COVID-19 case in Africa

NCR: Water outages due to water main breaks in DC; Adult male struck by Metro train in DC; WMATA closed four red line stations in Montgomery County for integration project

US: Police are searching for a 17-year-old suspect wanted for the homicide 

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 64,447 confirmed cases and 1,383 deaths as of 2/14/2020 at 6AM; The CDC confirmed a patient under federal quarantine was infected in Texas; Japan's announced its first COVID-19 death

NCR:  Officers responded to two high schools for a possible threats in Montgomery County; Tolling system upgrades will continue on the ICC with weekend detours

US: Officials responded to several explosion at a chemical plant in Massachusetts; Police investigates a series of letter bombs in the Netherlands

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 60,348 confirmed cases and 1,369 deaths as of 2/13/2020 at 6AM; The CDC confirmed a patient under federal quarantine was infected in California; The CDC is remaking parts of COVID-19 test kits

NCR:  Police arrested five students in Montgomery County; Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department were involved in a shooting

US: Governor Justice activated the State Emergency Operations Center in West Virginia; Missoula police locked down a portion of downtown in Montana;Two officers in a fugitive task force were wounded in Baltimore 

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 45,204 confirmed cases and 1,116 deaths as of 2/12/2020 at 6AM; WHO reports 2019-nCoV now  named COVID-19

NCR:  Proposal to make District of Columbia a state; Silver Alert in Prince George's County; CBP at Dulles seize dead birds in Loudoun County

US: Ransomware attack in Rockdale County in Georgia

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 43,138 confirmed cases and 1,018 deaths as of 2/11/2020 at 6AM; 

NCR:  School threats increase in Montgomery County

US: Police wounded in shooting at Walmart in Arkansas; FBI sent security alert to private sectors regarding a hacking campaign; FBI charged four Chinese military-back hackers for a US cyber attack

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 40,573 confirmed cases and 910 deaths as of 2/10/2020 at 6AM; 

NCR: A vehicle crash into a home in Montgomery County; Police arrested a 25 year-old male outside the White House in the District

US: Two separate shootings that targeted law enforcement officers in New York; A mother and her six children died in a house fire in Mississippi

World: Storm Ciara swept in with heavy rains and wind speeds of 93 mph prompting the cancellation of transportation services in Europe

FEBRUARY 9, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 37,549 confirmed cases and 813 deaths as of 2/9/2020 at 12:33AM; 

NCR: Four-alarm fire at a five-story building in Fairfax County; Apartment fire in DC

US: Plane crash in Georgia

World: Two US service members died in Arghanistan; Mass shooting in Thailand shopping mall

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 34,945 confirmed cases and 725 deaths as of 2/8/2020 at 5:53AM; US Embassy in Beijing report first American death in China; US government prepared to assist to combat 2019-nCoV

NCR: Tornadoes confirmed in NCR; Vehicle fire at Rio Mall in Montgomery County 

US: Ransomware attack in Florida; Norovirus outbreak at hotel in Louisiana

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 31,519 confirmed cases and 638 deaths as of 2/7/2020 at 6:13AM; One American tested positive for 2019-nCoV onboard Diamond Princess Cruise in Japan

NCR: Police search for armed robbery suspect in Arlington County; Road detours in Maryland 

US: State of Emergency in Virginia; Assessment evaluated by FBI Nationwide

World: White House confirmed counter-terrorism operation in Yemen

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 28,274 confirmed cases and 565 deaths as of 2/6/2020 at 5AM; Health officials confirm first case of 2019-nCoV in Wisconsin

NCR: Fatal pedestrian strike in Prince George's County; Driver arrested for attempting to bypass a barrier near US Capitol in DC 

US: Police searching for suspect who shot two officers in Maryland; Police arrested two people after crashing through barricade at Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl parade in Missouri

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 24,505 confirmed cases and 493 deaths as of 2/5/2020 at 5AM 

NCR: Police search for wanted suspect in the City of Fairfax; MPD searching for suspects who stole vehicle in the District; 

US: New bomb squad robot in Maryland

World: Nine people killed at arcade in Mexico

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 60,613 confirmed cases and 362 deaths as of 2/4/2020 at 5AM 

NCR: Road closures due to 2020 State of the Union in the District; Pedestrian struck by MARC train in Montgomery County; FEMS recovered body from vehicle in Potomac River in the District

US: Police arrest suspect who opened fire on Greyhound Bus in California; Suspect drives into high school track team in Oklahoma

World: Woman arrested after stabbing two people in Belgium; Man attacked officers with knife in France

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 17,485 confirmed cases and 362 deaths as of 2/3/2020 at 5AM 

NCR: The 16th Street NW traffic circle safety improvement project work will be completed by fall of 2020 in the District; Bike lane enforcement program will issue $65 violation tickets in the District

US: About 630 gallons of oil spilled in Tabbs Bay in Texas

World: Police fatally shot a man after he stabbed two people in London; A state of emergency declared in New Zealand

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 14,627 confirmed cases and 305 deaths as of 2/2/2020 at 2AM 

NCR: Free shuttle buses are replacing Red Line trains in the District; Police and law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia are enhancing impaired-driver enforcement; The Americana grocery store was evacuated due to a carbon monoxide leak in Fairfax County

US: Two people died in crash on Interstate 85 in Georgia; Officers responded to a church after someone discovered an assault rifle in Georgia 

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 11,374 confirmed cases and 259 deaths as of 1/31/2020 at 9:30PM. The Virginia Department of Health announced the test result for the 2019-nCoV case associated with George Mason University negative in Virginia

NCR: A 17-year-old arrested in Montgomery County; Water main break shut travel lanes down in Montgomery County; Health department investigating potential measles case in Fairfax County

US: Alleged Al-Qa'ida leader arrested in Arizona 

World: The US carried out an airstrike targeting a reported leader of Al-Qa'ida in Yemen; Authorities declared a state of emergency in Australia

JANUARY 30, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 7,783 confirmed cases and 170 deaths as of 1/29/2020 at 11PM. The Fairfax County Health Department is working with the Virginia Department of Health to limit the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in Virginia

NCR: Police found body floating in the Potomac River in Prince George's County; Officers confronted by man with assault weapon in Fairfax County

US: Emergency Operations Center activating to essential personnel only in Florida; Fire in high rise building displaced 150 people in California; Amber alert for missing newborn in Florida; Satellites avoid collision in space over Pittsburgh

JANUARY 29, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 6,057 confirmed cases and 132 deaths as of 1/28/2020 at 11PM. Two people under investigation for 2019-nCoV in DC; Dulles Airport screening international travelers for the virus in Virginia

NCR: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in DC; Fire at Aspen Hill apartment in Montgomery County

US: FAA will establish a temporary flight restriction for the Super Bowl in Florida; Eight people died in fire Alabama

Global: US Forces recovered the bodies of two service members in Afghanistan

JANUARY 28, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 4,474 confirmed cases and 107 deaths as of 1/28/2020 at 3AM

US: The CDC is monitoring travelers arriving from China at 20 US airports; The Maryland Department of Health reported a resident met CDC criteria for testing; San Francisco activated its Emergency Operation Center in California; Ontario International Airport is working with state partners to charter a flight carrying US government officials and private citizens back to the US

Global: A case of 2019-nCoV was found near two
US military bases in South Korea; The US State Department raised its travel advisory to Level 3 in China

JANUARY 27, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Overview: There are 2,794 confirmed cases and 80 deaths as of 1/27/2020 at 4:30AM

US: Virginia's Department of Health investigates three cases;  Arizona confirmed first case; California confirmed second case; Health risk from coronavirus remains low to the American public 

Global: Australia confirmed fifth case; France evacuates citizens; Mongolia closed all universities to contain the spread

JANUARY 26, 2020

NCR: FEMS responded to a fire in DC

World: Thirty-four service members were diagnosed with injuries

Novel Coronavirus: Coronavirus updates; New case in California confirmed; New case in Canada confirmed; US State Department evacuate personnel to San Francisco

JANUARY 25, 2020

NCR: Marine Corps Base Quantico continuing training in Prince William County; Flood warning in effect until 10AM in Fairfax; Lane closure due to tolling system upgrades in Montgomery County

US: Naval station Great Lakes placed on lockdown on Friday in Illinois; A warehouse exploded in Texas 

World: Police arrested main on suspicion of explosives in Bradford

Novel Coronavirus: An increased in global rates; New case in Chicago 

JANUARY 24, 2020

NCR: The Smithsonian Metro Station is temporarily closed until early afternoon for March of Life in DC; Woman struck by Metro train after suffering medical emergency in Arlington County; Southbound lanes of I-295 at Eastern Ave were shutdown for overnight for a vehicle crash in DC

US: State Fire Marshals warn parents of new social media challenge in Maryland and Boston

World: World Health Organization decline to declare global emergency for coronavirus outbreak Globally

JANUARY 23, 2020

NCR: Twenty-one students and five chaperones from China arrived in the DC region in Fairfax County; DC Police and DC Fire and EMS rescued man from Washington Channel in DC; Man struck and killed by CSX freight train in Montgomery County

US: One killed and seven injured in shooting in Washington; Four killed in plane crash in California

World: The city of Wuhan placed on partial lockdown in China; Airplane crash killed three US residents in Austrailia

JANUARY 22, 2020

NCR: Major airports in the NCR have not started screening passengers; Department of Motor Vehicles experienced technical issues in Virginia

US: Tests found toxic chemicals in tap water Nationwide; CDC confirmed a man is the first US patient with coronavirus in Washington; A PG County man stopped by TSA after finding a loaded gun at the checkpoint in Maryland

JANUARY 21, 2020

NCR: Police are asking the public for help in finding an 11-year-old boy in the District; Burst pipes caused water outages and closed streets in the District

US: Nearly 22,000 people attended the Lobby Day 2020/pro-gun demonstrations in Virginia

World: The National Institutes of Health is developing a vaccine against coronavirus 

JANUARY 20, 2020

NCR: Police are asking the public for help in finding a 16-year-old girl and her 6-month-old son in the District

US: Two police officers were killed responding to a stabbing in Hawaii; The FBI and local law enforcement are working together regarding threats of violence

World: An intelligence report warns of a potential attack against US troops in Germany; Officials reported 139 new cases of the SARS-like virus within 48 hours in China

JANUARY 19, 2020

NCR: A house fire in New Carrollton

US: Juvenile arrested for shooting five people in Utah; Two additional delegates received death threats in Virginia; DHS issued a National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin

World: Seventeen new SARS-like virus cases in China 

JANUARY 18, 2020

NCR: Winter Weather Advisory for portions of the NCR; DC flu patient died; Small plane crash in Montgomery County

US: Virginia Supreme Court upholds temporary firearm ban on Capitol grounds; Three men in Georgia charges with conspiring to kill members of anti-fascist group; Three airports to screen passengers from city in China linked to respiratory virus

JANUARY 17, 2020

NCR: The FBI arrested three suspected members of a white supremacist group in Prince George's County; All northbound lanes were closed due to a crash in Fairfax County; Workers return to work after being on strike in Fairfax County

US: The US Drug Enforcement Administration release a strategic planning guide for drug misuse among college students

World: Several American troops were treated for concussion symptoms from the January 8 Iranian missile attacks

JANUARY 16, 2020

NCR: All eastbound lanes closed on I-66 due to tractor-trailer crash in Arlington County; Coast Guard training in DC; Detectives investigating fatal pedestrian strike in Montgomery County; Building collapse injures one in DC; Metro ridership has increased in the NCR

US: State of emergency in Virginia for potential civil unrest on January 20; Department of Homeland Security published first strategy publication on combating human trafficking

JANUARY 15, 2020

NCR: A major gas line break prompted the evacuation of the Howard University Hospital in the District; Marine Corps Base Quantico is performing live fire training drills in Prince William County

US: The National Security Agency (NSA) has discovered a critical vulnerability Nationwide; A passenger plane dumped fuel over several schools in California

World: An explosion and fire at a chemical factory killed one and injured at least nine in Spain; The US Embassy in Sudan issued a security alert in Sudan

JANUARY 14, 2020

NCR: Two officers involved in separate vehicle accidents in Prince George's County

US: Network outage at DMV's Nationwide; Man arrested for swatting attacks in Virginia; Six-alarm fire in New Jersey; Eight stabbed in Colorado

World: Six people killed after bus falls in sinkhole in China

JANUARY 13, 2020

NCR: Roadway and bridge traffic disruptions in the District; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority experienced a power outage that prompted trains to bypass the Gallery Place Station in the District 

US: Authorities responded to eight separate weekend shootings  in Baltimore; Police are looking for at least one suspect for shooting five people in Colorado; Authorities discovered the crashed wreckage of a small Cessna airplane in Montana

World: Seven mortar bombs hit Balad air base’s runway wounding four people in Iraq; A volcano erupted and forced the closure of Manila’s international airport in Philippines

JANUARY 12, 2020

NCR: Officials arrested and charged a California woman with threatening to bomb, burn and kill people in the District

US: The US expelled more than a dozen Saudi servicemen in Florida; US Customs and Border Protection enhanced their security posture Nationwide; Two people trying to enter an unauthorized area near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome got into a shootout in Louisiana; Governors from Arkansas and Mississippi declared states of emergencies after severe weather  

World: Two US military personnel were killed and two were wounded in Afghanistan; An 11-year-old student opened fire at an elementary school in Mexico

JANUARY 11, 2020

NCR: A DC Police officer was struck by a stolen vehicle; A Prince George's County Police officer was dragged attempting to stop a car theft

US: MacDill Air Force Base went into lockdown; Steel mesh nets are installed along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa; FireFox users urged to implement software updates

World: Canadian Prime Minister released a statement regarding Ukrainian  International Airlines Flight 752

JANUARY 10, 2020

NCR: Mayor Bowser issued statement to residents in DC; Metro closing four stations this weekend in Northern Virginia

US: The US Army warns about fraudulent texts Nationwide

World: State of disaster extended in Australia; The NTSB participating in crash investigation in Iran/Ukraine; Two inmates attack jail staff in United Kingdom

JANUARY 9, 2020

NCR: Prince William County Schools will open with a two-hour delay

US: Utah thwarted a cyberattack originating from Iran; 27 children died from the flu this season; Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old in New Mexico; Federal funding approved and public health emergency declared in Puerto Rico

World: Emergency restrictions for civilian aircraft flying in portions of the Middle East; Ukraine flight remains under investigation

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