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Caps’ home opener: Red carpet event, outdoor viewing party among festivities

WASHINGTON — The Caps are poised to start their 2018-2019 season, which means it’s time to raise the Stanley Cup Champions banner at Capital One Arena. And even those who can’t get inside to see the history firsthand Wednesday night will still be able to celebrate outside during an outdoor viewing party at G and […]

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VIDEO: DC police seek public’s help in Tenleytown hit-and-run

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the car responsible for a Sept. 5 hit-and-run in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Northwest. The video shows a car turning left from Albemarle Street onto Wisconsin Avenue and striking pedestrians who were crossing Wisconsin. The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m., police said. Anyone […]

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Legalized sports betting in DC? Council committee set to consider bill

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins are currently 3-point favorites going into their game Sunday with Green Bay. For action-thirsty fans, however, putting down money on the Burgundy and Gold means a drive to West Virginia, Delaware or New Jersey. If Jack Evans and other members of the D.C. Council have their way, sports wagering could […]

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Duke Zeibert’s: The retirement, the return … and no reprise

Nearly a quarter-century after its closing, WTOP looks back at D.C.’s legendary Duke Zeibert’s restaurant — a place where Washington’s elite and celebrities from across the world came to see and be seen, but most importantly experience something they’d never forget. In Part 2 of “Duke’s Dominion,” WTOP chronicles Duke’s short retirement, a second location, […]

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76 shell casings found near scene of 10-year-old DC girl’s fatal shooting

WASHINGTON — A crew had planned the shooting that resulted in the death of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson in Northeast D.C., newly released court documents detailed. The documents also unveiled long-standing disputes between D.C. neighborhoods, including the one where Wilson was killed. Investigators found 76 shell casings in the Clay Terrace neighborhood following the July 16 […]

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2 cases detailed in clergy abuse report show Cardinal Wuerl’s uneven handling

WASHINGTON — This week’s release of an exhaustive study chronicling 70 years of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania has put the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, under scrutiny. The former Pittsburgh bishop’s name is mentioned roughly 200 times in the 884-page report, which details how Wuerl handled the discipline following accusations […]

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‘Unite the Right 2’: Here’s what to expect as white nationalists, counterprotesters gather on Sunday

WASHINGTON — Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a white nationalist event in which a counterprotester was killed and two Virginia State Police troopers died in a helicopter crash. After failing to get approval for a similar event this year in Charlottesville, organizer Jason Kessler has […]

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DC man charged with animal cruelty after neglected, dead cats found in his house

WASHINGTON — A Southwest D.C. man faces 16 counts of animal cruelty after officers found 10 neglected cats and 11 dead ones in his residence. D.C. police arrested Louis Kirksey Jr. Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Humane Rescue Alliance. Its Humane Law Enforcement Department had received a tip April 17 about a […]

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Northwest man arrested, charged in fatal Petworth stabbing

WASHINGTON — A Northwest D.C. man is in custody after a fatal stabbing Friday afternoon in D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood. Alton Rivers, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Anthony Anderson, also of Northwest. The stabbing occurred in the 3600 block of 14th Street Northwest, D.C. police said in a statement […]

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Takoma Park officer who wounded DC man in shootout is a 10-year veteran

WASHINGTON — The Takoma Park, Maryland, officer who wounded a man in Wednesday’s shootout near the D.C. border has been identified. Charles Hoetzel, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on paid administrative leave as D.C. police internal affairs detectives continue their investigation, according to a tweet Friday from the Takoma Park Police Department. […]

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WATCH: Shooting suspect arrested on Metro tracks during morning rush hour

WASHINGTON — A Northwest D.C. shooting suspect was arrested Wednesday morning by Metro Transit Police after he jumped onto the Green/Yellow Line tracks at the Gallery Place Station. The incident caused rush-hour delays for hundreds of riders, Metro officials said in a news release. The suspect, who has yet to be identified, was being sought […]

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Sex offender gets 33 months for threatening Howard University online

WASHINGTON — A convicted sex offender received 33 months in prison Friday for making online threats against Howard University in 2015. Back in March, John Edgar Rust, 27, of Alexandria pleaded guilty in federal district court to posting the chat board threats. He had been on probation and barred from using the internet at the time […]

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DC police chief defends last month’s stop-and-frisk incident in Northeast

WASHINGTON — At a D.C. committee hearing Thursday, police Chief Peter Newsham discussed a recent stop-and-frisk incident in Northeast that has prompted criticism about how the department polices some of the District’s communities. And while he defended the officers’ asking a group of men for ID last month, he agreed with one council member that […]

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