Bystander dead after dispute ends in gunfire outside DC deli

WTOP News 6/8 12:45P Alejandro Alvarez
A bystander was shot and killed after an argument escalated into gunfire outside a Northwest D.C. deli on Thursday afternoon. Gunfire rang out in the 1900 block of 7th Street NW around 1:15 p.m. Thursday. D.C. police officers who were nearby...

DC police officer killed in motorcycle crash in Virginia

WTOP News 6/8 11:29A Jack Moore
A D.C. police officer was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 in Prince William County, Virginia. The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday near Exit 156 to Dale City, Virginia State Police said. Virginia State Police...

A Running List of Smoke-Related Cancellations and Closures

Washingtonian Things To Do 6/8 7:01A Nick Pasion
Smoke from Canadian wildfires has billowed into Washington, shutting down events across the region Thursday as experts warn against spending time outdoors. Here are the closures and event cancellations that have happened so far—we ll keep this...

GOP bill would require DC to change requirements for voters

WTOP News 6/7 12:47P Mitchell Miller
Republicans sharply criticized D.C. s election system during a congressional hearing Wednesday, arguing that various problems illustrate the need for GOP legislation that would force the District to change its voting requirements. Democrats...

Drive for Uber? DC wants to give you a free dash cam

WTOP News 6/7 11:08A Nick Iannelli
In an effort to put more cameras on the streets to help police investigate crimes, D.C. leaders will be giving away free dash cameras to people who spend a lot of time behind the wheel. It is focused on public safety, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser...

Police release more details about fatal I-395 crash caught on video

WTOP News 6/7 8:59A Jack Moore
D.C. police have identified the driver who was killed in a dramatic crash on Interstate 395 this weekend that was caught on video. Police said Van Thomas Lee, 28, was driving a Hyundai Elantra around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when it careened off an...

DC Punks Are Reuniting for a Festival

Washingtonian Things To Do 6/7 6:31A Ike Allen
Veteran DC punk musician Amanda MacKaye was baptized at St. Stephen’s Church, and estimates she saw her first concert there when she was seven. But the event she’s helping organize there next month, Reunion Summer, isn’t about the past. “I’m not...

10 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth Around DC

Washingtonian Things To Do 6/7 2:00A Malcolm Ferguson
Juneteenth is almost here and there are plenty of things to do around DC before, during, and after the actual holiday, which falls on a Monday this year. Here are some ways to celebrate the emancipation of African-Americans.   Celebrate...
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