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A DC man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student. He was a former basketball coach and computer teacher.

Gunfire erupted at a Greenbelt apartment complex Thursday night. Three people were injured including an off-duty police officer.

(Washington, DC)  —  The federal government is auctioning off a Virgin Islands vacation home forfeited by convicted DC Tax Office fraudster Harriette Walters.   Walters masterminded the near 50-million-dollar scheme which involved the approval of bogus tax refunds.  She has been sentenced to 17-and-a-half years in prison.  The minimum starting bid for the St. Thomas […]

VIA WASHINTON POST: There’s another big break in service coming, Metro says. Takoma Station will close from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. This will allow the National Transportation Safety Board to continue its investigation of the June 22 train crash. Metro says it was told […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: U.S. Capitol Police fatally shot a man about a block from the Capitol late yesterday after he fled a routine traffic stop, “nearly ran over two officers” and shot at several officers, police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. Two Capitol Police officers received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Schneider said […]

Harriette Walters receives a 17 year, 6 month sentence as the mastermind of the DC tax scam. VIA WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: Just around 12 noon on Tuesday, a DC court sentenced Harriette Walters to a long awaited 17 year, 6 month sentence for her crimes. The judgment was handed down by federal judge Emmet G. […]

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(Washington, DC)  —  The DC Council has passed a resolution to open an investigation into Marion Barry’s questionable hiring of his then-girlfriend to a contract postion.   Attorney Robert Bennett will head up the independent investigation.  Council member Barry faces allegations that he gave Donna Watts-Brighthaupt a city contract, but the woman did not do […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – With classes set to begin Monday in D.C. schools, teachers in the District already have a big homework assignment. Teachers were given a 200-page volume last week called the “DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework.” It outlines Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s expectations for teacher performance. Teachers will receive revamped evaluations based in part […]