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The Blotter: Body found near Georgetown

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Body found near Georgetown

A body was found in the Potomac River in the Georgetown area Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

At 12:21 p.m., police received a call about a male body floating in the water west of the Key Bridge, near the 3700 block of Water Street NW. Officers then retrieved the body, D.C. police spokeswoman Saray Leon said.

Another man's body had been found in the Potomac River near the 14th Street Bridge on April 6, and the body of a missing Illinois tourist was found on April 11 in the Tidal Basin near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Foul play is not expected in either of those cases.

Hacking of University of Virginia website

The University of Virginia's website was hacked Monday night, the Daily Progress in Charlottesville reported.

People who were trying to access the university's homepage at that time saw a hacking group's logo instead.

A group called Root The Box has claimed that it is behind the incident and that it will release sensitive data that it accessed at a later date. But university officials told the Daily Progress that sensitive and confidential information was not compromised.

Campus police have asked the FBI to help them investigate the hacking.

Man at center of GPS case to remain behind bars

The former D.C. nightclub owner at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court decision about GPS tracking has been ordered to remain in jail while awaiting a fourth trial.

Antoine Jones is charged with a drug-conspiracy offense. He is accused of receiving cocaine shipments from Mexico and redistributing the drug in the D.C. area.

Jones has been in custody since he was arrested in 2005. His third trial in the case took place earlier this year in D.C. federal court and ended in a hung jury.

-- Naomi Jagoda

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