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  • Power outage reported in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A car accident is to blame for a power outage in Northeast and Southeast that’s left 499 Pepco customers without electricity Tuesday. Pepco spokesman Bill Yingling says crews are evaluating the damage and…

  • AptDeco comes to D.C.: Used furniture without the weirdo risk

    Popular peer-to-peer online marketplace AptDeco launches in the Washington market Tuesday, its first expansion outside of New York City. AptDeco, which launched in 2013, connects buyers and sellers of used furniture using a platform that,…

  • Biz Markie & Doug E Fresh beatbox in downtown D.C.

    WASHINGTON — They first burst onto the hip-hop scene with hit records back in the 1980s. This Sunday night, Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh hit the Renaissance Hotel in downtown D.C. for the fourth annual…

  • Dog Tag Bakery helps vets, families launch new careers

    A local business is ‘baking a difference’ in the lives of veterans and their families.

  • Police seek person of interest in fatal Shaw shooting

    WASHINGTON — Police are seeking a person of interest in connection with the stray-gunfire death of an American University graduate. Investigators say 19-year-old Andre Dudley is also wanted for second-degree burglary. Matthew Shlonsky, 23, of…

  • D.C. police ask for help finding missing 70-year-old woman

    WASHINGTON — D.C. police are asking for help finding a 70-year-old woman who was reported missing on Sunday. Patricia Lukasik, of Evarts Street, Northeast, is described as standing 5-feet-2-inches tall, weighing 110-120 pounds, with a…

  • Police: Violent crime dropped due to ‘All Hands on Deck’ strategy

    WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department has announced a significant drop in violent crime during a weekend in which the department deployed its “All Hands on Deck” strategy. From 3 p.m. Aug. 28 to 6…

  • Students at odds with principal over newspaper review

    WASHINGTON — There’s a fight brewing over a principal’s proposed review process of a school newspaper in a Northwest Washington school. Students who staff the The Wilson Beacon, at Woodrow Wilson High School, are upset that…

  • Part of reflecting pool to undergo monthslong repairs

    WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool on D.C.’s National Mall will look a little different beginning in September as it undergoes monthslong construction. About 30 feet of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be drained starting Sept.…

  • Crime Museum to close doors next month

    WASHINGTON — A D.C. museum dedicated to the history of crime and crime fighting will close its doors at the end of September after it was asked to leave by its landlord. The Crime Museum…

  • Is it finally the end for Ray’s Hell Burger in D.C.?

    Ray’s Hell Burger and Ray’s The Steaks owner Michael Landrum may finally be coming to the end of his lengthy battle with his landlord over a Hell Burger location that was planned to open at…

  • Countdown to D.C. foam food-packaging ban, including coffee cups, starts now

    Come Jan. 1, Dunkin’ Donuts will still sell coffee at its D.C. locations. Chick-fil-A will still sell soda. The corner takeout will still sell beef with mixed vegetables. It’ll just have to be served in…

  • Police union members vote no confidence in Chief Lanier

    WASHINGTON — A survey of D.C. Police Union members finds they do not have confidence in Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The union, using polling firm The Merriman River Group, surveyed its more than 3,600…

  • AAA: Labor Day weekend travel to hold steady

    WASHINGTON — The summer vacation season is expected to end with a burst of travel over Labor Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 35.5 million Americans, including 850,700 in the D.C. area, will travel over the final holiday…

  • Taxi driver accused of sexual assault in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help finding a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Police say the assault happened Sunday between the hours of 1:15 a.m. and…