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  • Ex-officer gets 18 years in child sex abuse case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former D.C. police officer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. Forty-six-year-old Wendel Palmer was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. After he gets out of prison he will have...

  • DC mayor vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council. Gray said Friday that he can't "in good conscience" support a spending plan that cuts funding for the city's streetcar system, taxes yoga classes and gym memberships and...

  • Smithsonian to host World Cup watch party in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian is hosting a viewing party for the final match of the World Cup. The Smithsonian says fans are invited to watch Sunday's game between Argentina and Germany in the courtyard of the building that houses the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American...

  • Fairfax police seek suspects in ATM skimmer cases

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police say they're investigating after finding ATM skimming devices at four different ATMs across Fairfax County recently. Police say they were notified after bank security personnel noticed a group of men placing skimming devices on the drive-thru ATM at a SunTrust Bank...

  • DC mayoral nominee's parents burglarized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says her parents were the victims of a burglar who posed as a cable company employee, entered their home and stole property. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser says in a statement that her parents, Joe and Joan Bowser, are...

  • Police investigating human remains found at school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are investigating after construction workers unearthed what appear to be human remains while doing work at an elementary school in Georgetown. Police say the bones appear to be antiquities. They were found Friday around 10 a.m. by construction workers...

  • Va. to boost funding for Columbia Pike streetcar

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A plan to run a streetcar between Fairfax and Arlington counties has received a boost after state officials announced they will increase funding for the project by up to $65 million. Plans for the $333 million project have been questioned in Arlington as cost estimates...

  • Injured hawk to be released back into wild

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An injured hawk that's spent three months in a rehabilitation center is set to be released into the wild at Turkey Run Park along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. The National Park Service says the red-shouldered hawk was likely struck by a car on the George...

  • Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said....

  • Smoke, noise after cover touches Metro third rail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says it happened around 2:42 p.m. at the Smithsonian station. It wasn't clear why the cover came into...

  • DC abandons plan to combine lottery contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has abandoned his plans to combine the city's two lucrative lottery contracts. CFO Jeffrey DeWitt had proposed soliciting bids from a single vendor or partnership to supply the city with both its numbers games and instant...

  • Lateefah Williams to run for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington attorney who's spent most of her career doing legislative and public policy work is the latest candidate to enter the race for District of Columbia attorney general. Thirty-seven-year-old Lateefah Williams announced her candidacy Thursday for the position, which...

  • Driver dead after 4-car crash on Columbia Pike

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say one person is dead after a four-car crash on Columbia Pike. Police said Thursday that a 22-year-old driver previously reported to be in critical condition after the crash had died. Police say they were called around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to...

  • Part of Capitol closed after industrial incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials have closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol because of an industrial spill. Capitol Police said a hazardous material response team was on site Thursday following an incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Capitol Police say the House Door and...

  • Woman charged with leaving mother in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. Police say 29-year-old Teresa L. Channelder reported early Tuesday that her car and her 63-year-old mother were missing. Channelder...



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