Lauren McLendon

Lauren McLendon, All News 99.1 WNEW (Credit:

Lauren McLendon, All News 99.1 WNEW (Credit:

Web Content Editor, Associate Journalist

Lauren came to All-News 99.1 WNEW after interning at sister station 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor’s degree in multi-platform journalism and government & politics from the University of Maryland in 2014.

Lauren began her journalism career writing for The Montgomery Sentinel, The Prince George’s Sentinel, and a variety of other publications in the Washington area. She has since interned at USA TODAY, working with the Investigative and Data teams.

During her free time, Lauren enjoys learning guitar, exploring D.C., and spending time with friends and family.

Lauren is a native of Los Angeles.

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Virginia DMV Issues Cease and Desist Orders to Uber, Lyft

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist letters to Uber and Lyft Thursday, ordering the ride-sharing companies to stop operating in the state.


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Study: Nearly 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks Found in D.C.

A new report has found nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in Washington, D.C., including 12 in manholes where high methane levels posed a risk of explosion.


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Cholocate Heaven: Hershey’s to Make 3-D Printer

A major 3-D printing company has partnered with Hershey’s to develop a 3-D printer that makes food, including what else, but chocolate.


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Gas Station Thefts on the Rise in Md.

With an increase in thefts from cars in Prince George’s County, police are urging drivers to lock their doors while pumping gas.


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Ellicott City Man Charged in 3 Groping Incidents

Police say an Ellicott City man has been charged with multiple counts of assault and sex offenses in three separate groping incidents over the past year.


Some smokers at the University of Maryland are flocking to designated smoking areas to light up; while others, not so much. (credit: Lauren McLendon/All-News 99.1)

No Butts About It: UMd. Smoking Ban Lacks Enforcement

The push for a smoke-free campus is underway at the the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, but is administration just blowing smoke?


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Grace Period for Newly Activated Traffic Cameras in D.C. to End

The grace period for about 100 traffic cameras activated in the District last month is ending.


President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated as his car passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas. (credit: Bettmann/Corbis)

JFK Assassination Anniversary: A Younger Generation Reflects

A half-century later, the memory of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination still resonates for those who remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the unthinkable news. But for those born decades later, it may be difficult to see the president’s death on Nov. 22, 1963 as more than a fact in a history book.


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Police: Sexual Predator Victimized At Least 10 Men

A man who has been charged in an alleged sexual assault of another man may have victimized at least 10 men over a decade, police say.


Thousands of Muslims gather to pray and celebrate Eid al-Adha inside the Discovery Sports Center in Boyds on Oct. 15, 2013. (Photo by Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Islamic Holiday Not Included in Montgomery Co. School Calendar

The Muslim community in Montgomery County didn’t get the results it wanted to make a major Islamic holy day an official school holiday.



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