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  • Woman, 65, stabbed while watching fireworks

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police say a 65-year-old woman was stabbed by an unknown assailant while watching fireworks in a shopping center parking lot in the Falls Church area. The stabbing occurred around 10:25 p.m. on July Fourth. Fairfax County police say the woman was sitting with a group...

  • Woman found slain inside Alexandria home

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria police are investigating the slaying of a woman in her 40s who was found dead in her home. Police say the woman was found dead Friday. While the cause of death was not immediately apparent, police say the case was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. Police...

  • Girl, 3, struck by car and killed in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a 3-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car in southeast Washington. The accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. on July Fourth, on a residential block of Alabama Avenue. Police say 3-year-old Samiya Holmes entered the roadway and was hit by a car....

  • Man, 24, charged in stabbing death of acquaintance

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old acquaintance in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County police say Pavel Ivanov of North Potomac was arrested Friday morning and charged with murder Friday night after the...

  • Passenger killed after car hits tree in Lanham

    LANHAM, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in a fatal crash in Lanham. Prince George's County police say a passenger was killed in the crash, which occurred around 10:15 p.m. on July Fourth. Police say the driver was heading south on Lanham Severn Road when he...

  • Fourth of July attracts crowds to National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fireworks display set against the Washington Monument electrified the night sky a few minutes after 9 p.m. in Washington on Friday night, along with the screens of thousands of smartphones in the hands of onlookers poised to snap photos. "This was absolutely the most...

  • Man arrested in Bladensburg slaying

    BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police have arrested a man after a fatal shooting in Bladensburg. Police say 26-year-old Nathaniel Johnson was arrested Friday morning at his Bladensburg home. He's been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 22-year-old Larry...

  • Jewelry stolen during afternoon robbery in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say two thieves made off with about $50,000 worth of jewelry in a daytime smash-and-grab robbery. The robbery occurred around 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Pampillonia Jewelers inside the Mazza Gallerie mall in northwest Washington. Police spokesman Officer Araz Alali...

  • Man, 24, arrested after stabbing in Gaithersburg

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they have a suspect in custody following a stabbing in Gaithersburg. The stabbing occurred early Friday morning. Police say a 22-year-old Gaithersburg man was stabbed several times in the parking lot of a residential community and was...

  • Former mayor endorses Bowser in DC race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams has endorsed Muriel Bowser to become the city's next mayor. Bowser is the District's Democratic nominee after she defeated incumbent Vincent Gray in an April primary. Her challengers in the November general election include...

  • Metro running on Saturday schedule for July Fourth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is running on a Saturday schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, but will add trains in the afternoon and evening to help accommodate crowds going to see the fireworks. Metro says that trains on Friday will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m. and will then...

  • Park Police offer public alerts for July 4 in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Visitors to the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration can sign up for event information and emergency notifications from the National Park Service. The U.S. Park Police department says it will be using the Nixle Community Information Service to deliver public...

  • 3 plead guilty in drive-by shootings that hurt 13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a drive-by shooting that left 13 people injured in northwest Washington. Twenty-year-old Andrew D. Allen, 22-year-old Keith D. Bobb and 21-year-old Arnell L. Smith, all of Washington, entered the pleas Thursday in D.C....

  • Sheriff: Benghazi suspect prompts extra security

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The sheriff's office in Alexandria, Virginia, says it has increased jail security with the arrival of a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne said in a statement Thursday that Ahmed Abu Khattala (hah-TAH'-lah) was booked last week...

  • Gray urges residents to boycott Eastern Shore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of the District of Columbia and a nonprofit group are urging city residents to boycott the Eastern Shore of Maryland this holiday weekend, because of its congressional representative's efforts to overturn the city's decision to decriminalize marijuana. The action...



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