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  • Georgetown air gondolas gain traction, funding for study

    WASHINGTON — Why build a new bridge over the Potomac River when a sky gondola would do the trick — at least, that’s what the Georgetown Business Improvement District says. The organization included the idea…

  • ‘LOTR’ star Sean Astin hits DC for Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON – He starred in “Lord of the Rings,” “Rudy” and “The Goonies.” Now, Sean Astin hits Awesome Con all weekend at the Washington Convention Center. “I was here last year and I came back because…

  • Repairs to luxury Georgetown condo complex forcing residents out

    Residents of one of the District’s most luxurious condominium buildings, where a unit was recently listed for $9 million, are moving out temporarily so the building can undergo major repairs. Details of the mass exodus…

  • Washington Monument has reopened

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument reopened at noon Friday. “Electricians and elevator technicians have completed testing of the elevator’s electrical system and determined it is not subject to a repeat of the power failure that…

  • Man, 83, missing in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — An 83-year-old man is missing in D.C., and police are asking for help finding him. A Silver Alert was issued to find William Jones. He was last seen in the 1500 block of Butler…

  • Matchbox sets sights on national expansion, seeks $11 million

    Homegrown D.C. casual restaurant chain Matchbox, which Ernst & Young named one of its Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2014, is ordering up a big national expansion plan. The Washington Post reports Matchbox is seeking…

  • Wife of man shot on 295: ‘He didn’t have enemies’

    WASHINGTON — The wife and son of the man shot and killed Thursday on northbound Interstate 295 say they have no idea why he was targeted. Pedro Melendez Alvarado, of Alexandria, Virginia was killed after…

  • Police seek information on deadly shooting on I-295

    D.C. police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen a deadly shooting on northbound Interstate 295 during the Thursday morning rush hour.

  • How police zeroed in on Metro hoaxer

    WASHINGTON — A deactivated cellphone, a phony British accent and an MTV show helped Metro Transit Police catch up with a man accused of phoning in false threats against the D.C. Metro system. The calls…

  • Reporter shot, killed in Southeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting that left one woman, a reporter for a local newspaper, dead. Capital Community News Correspondent Charnice Milton, 27, was gunned down in a shooting in the area of…

  • Prisoner who escaped from Va. hospital indicted on gun, kidnapping counts

    WASHINGTON — The man accused of escaping from U.S. Marshals Service custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital sparking a massive manhunt in March has now been indicted on charges connected to his escape. The indictment charges…

  • Police arrest D.C. man for making terror threats against transit system

    WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police arrested a D.C. man on charges of making terrorist threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the area over a six-month period. Police arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman Wednesday at…

  • D.C. restaurant patron drops $2,000 tip for gumbo

    WASHINGTON — Tips are expected at bars and restaurants. Good tips are always appreciated. Bad tips are considered rude. But when a tip is 21 times more than the bill itself it defies all the…

  • Developer seeks $90 million from D.C. to boost Union Market area

    Union Market is attracting lots of foodies to its Northeast D.C. market, and its developer wants improvements to support the development happening there. As part of the budget details we reported Wednesday, developer Edens wants…

  • Gallaudet University to be home to digital animation firm

    Digital animation firm Pigmental Studios will establish its headquarters at Gallaudet University’s campus near the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station in Northeast, roughly a year after choosing the District over Los Angeles and Santa Fe for…