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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The man accused of killing 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes this month in Columbia Heights hanged himself at the D.C. jail Wednesday afternoon, jail officials said. Josue Pena, 26, was found in his cell about 1 p.m., unconscious but alive, said Sylvia Lane, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Corrections. Efforts to […]

VIA WJLA: D.C. police say two delivery drivers helped thwart a carjacking by holding down a suspect. Police say 45-year-old Frank Mabry and another man attempted to carjack a man in the 3100 block of 14th Street in northwest Washington early Tuesday. They say the delivery drivers intervened and held down Mabry until officers arrived. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. police are questioning a man who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail Tuesday from atop his van on a busy downtown street as a form of government protest. Shortly after 2 p.m., the man abruptly stopped his van at 17th and K St NW, and climbed up on the roof, said […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department Tuesday announced it has charged a suspect in the 1997 murder of a 25-year-old woman at her home in Adams Morgan. Frederick Edward Morton, 57, was arrested at a federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, where he’s been locked up since July on a violation of probation. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Abe Pollin, 85, the Washington sports entrepreneur who owned the Wizards basketball team and the Capitals hockey team, died Tuesday. Details on where he died and the cause of his death were not immediately available. He reportedly had a rare brain disease. Pollin was among the last of the old-school pro […]

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VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Police say a D.C. fire engine lost a piece of equipment near the 11th Street Bridge ramp on northbound Interstate 295 Monday night, and about a dozen cars ran over it. The debris caused a number of flat tires, and in some cases accident. According to police, a hose and […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was the first protests tied to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April of 2000. D.C. Police corralled and arrested nearly 700 demonstrators. A class-action lawsuit followed that resulted in a settlement agreement Monday. The District of Columbia will pay up to $13.7 million to settle […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – When you stick your hand out, you expect the cab to stop. But there’s a certain type of guy out there who feels like he’s always getting passed by. “I get upset when they don’t stop, but then, it’s hard to take a taxi when you’re black,” says Craig Brown […]

VIA WJLA: Fifty-three percent of D.C. residents want a new mayor, according to a new poll by Clarus research released Monday. The new poll, conducted last week, found Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty could face a tough fight winning a second term. Only 34 percent of voters preferred to see Fenty re-elected. Six percent said […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: This is the kind of year Peggy Cooper Cafritz is having: Four months after a fire burned her art-filled mansion to the ground, she just endured another blaze — this time in the Georgetown apartment where she relocated after losing her home. A clothes dryer burst into sparks and flames, charring […]