Dana Hedgpeth

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Dana

Investigators are trying to figure out how the animal got away from a slaughterhouse.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Construction worker falls into 15-foot muddy trench in Falls Church and survives after eight-hour rescue bid.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Vehicle hits pole, causing traffic delays on Beltway.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Tree falls on vehicle in Northwest Washington. Road closed.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Riders should expect delays on Orange and Blue. Problems with train malfunction.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Two people are sought in a Temple Hills incident that police say may have been gang-related.

  • Jun 11, 2014

A disabled train at the Woodley Park station is causing delays.

  • Jun 11, 2014

One floor of building collapses, creating traffic problems on New York Avenue in the District

  • Jun 11, 2014

Robert Matysek, 58, was attempting his 20th swim across the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Jun 9, 2014

Home once belonged to well-known Southern Maryland pastor Robert J. Freeman.

  • Jun 9, 2014

  • Jun 9, 2014

Two women reportedly attacked at Dulles Town Center; two other women attacked elsewhere.

  • Jun 5, 2014

The man is presumed to have drowned late Wednesday in Tridelphia Lake in Montgomery.

  • Jun 5, 2014

U.S. 50 reopens after a sinkhole was discovered. The road was closed Wednesday evening.

  • Jun 5, 2014

Police are now calling case of woman found dead at a College Park motel a murder.

  • Jun 4, 2014

The midday training was done across region; another flight exercise is planned for early Thursday.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Two Herndon police officers personally return stolen Sandy Hook memorial signs to Connecticut.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Man hit by Metro train at Bethesda station had history of seizures.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Truck hits gas meter, leads to road closures in Gaithersburg.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Sinkhole closes part of street in NW Washington

  • Jun 3, 2014
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About Dana

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them. Dana joined the Washington Post in 1999 and has spent more than a decade covering a variety of subjects, including local government, the federal court in Alexandria and government contracting and the defense industry, plus commercial real estate, the building of the D.C. convention center and the redevelopment of the area around the Nationals baseball stadium.

Dana lives in the District with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @postmetrogirl and on Facebook for transportation news (and the occasional cute picture of her kid). She’d love your tips on Metro at dana.hedgpeth@washpost.com.