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VIA MYFOXDC: FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Motorists should try to avoid the inner loop of the beltway in Falls Church, Va. Friday morning. Two lanes are shut down between Route 50 and I-66 because of a water main break. Crews are working to fix the ten inch pipe that burst early Thursday, sending water gushing […]

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VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past summer, Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Jones received a call for a “disorderly” on Blaine Street, NE. “I said, ‘Dispatcher, this seems like a domestic,’” which under protocol would require a second unit Jones says. He says he told the dispatcher, “’You need to start me another unit that […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – A man who was shot as he tried to board a Metro bus in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday has died, and a lawyer for his family says the victim was the brother of a teen who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in 2007. The bus stop where […]

VIA CNN: Jarratt, Virginia (CNN) — Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was executed Tuesday by lethal injection, a Virginia prisons spokesman said. The mastermind behind the Washington-area sniper attacks of 2002 that terrorized the nation’s capital was declared dead at 9:11 p.m. ET, said Larry Traylor, director of communications for the Virginia Department of Corrections. […]

VIA CNN: Washington (CNN) — John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that terrorized the suburbs of the nation’s capital, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at a state prison near Jarratt, Virginia. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied a clemency request from Muhammad’s lawyers, closing off what is likely […]

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VIA WASHINGTON POST: John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo’s killing spree in October 2002 happened just long enough ago that the saga now belongs in the collective millennial-age, post-9/11 scrapbook of Washington area anxiety and paranoia. Remember? The squatting while pumping gas, the jumping around, the zigzagging through strip-mall parking lots? And as Virginia […]

VIA WJLA: Metropolitan Police Department officials say three people are in custody after a shootout led to a police chase in Northwest Washington early Monday morning. Police tell ABC 7 News, around 4: 30 a.m., officers witnessed multiple shots being exchanged between two cars in the 5800 block of East Capitol Street. When the suspects […]

Join Bernie McCain November 12th at 6 pm EST when he interviews Paul Mooney about his new book “Black Is The New White,” a fascinating and fearless memoir from this enduring comedy genius. (Click here to read the first chapter and to order.) Mooeny is comic legend who has written for “Chappelle’s Show,” “In Living […]

If you like to smoke pot, D.C.’s a bad place to live. D.C. leads the nation with the highest arrest rate, according to the Marijuana Policy Project’s most recent report. The MPP’s report says 677 out of every 100,000 city residents are picked up and charged, which beats out New York (481) and Kentucky (479). […]

VIA WJLA: Metro’s massive communications meltdown this week has revealed that two critical but aging power units need to be replaced at a cost of $14 million. A decades-old power unit failed Wednesday, shutting down the public address system, two-way radio links with bus drivers and some bus fare boxes, among other things. “It was […]