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  • Washington Monument remains shut down

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument remains closed on Friday as the U.S. Park Service tries to figure out an electrical problem connected to the elevator. The electrical issue forced the monument to close Thursday morning. The…

  • 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…

  • Woman accepts plea deal in D.C. hotel stabbing death

    WASHINGTON — The woman charged with stabbing and killing a D.C. lawyer in a Thomas Circle hotel pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder Thursday as part of a plea deal that also…

  • Preparation begins for White House fence improvements

    WASHINGTON – Government contractors have gathered outside the White House to put the finishing touches on a plan to add extra security. According to the United States Secret Service, workers will be on the sidewalk…

  • NTSB plans 2-day hearing on fatal Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a two-day investigative hearing into an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke in January, killing one person and injuring dozens. The hearing…

  • Police investigating four shootings in Southeast DC

    WASHINGTON – Four shootings that happened over just a few hours Wednesday night are under investigation in Southeast D.C. The first shooting happened  before 9 p.m. in the area of 15th and V streets, Southeast,…