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DC Metro Announces Inauguration Service Plans, Station Closures
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DC Metro Announces Inauguration Service Plans, Station Closures

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Metro announced service adjustments for Metrorail and Metrobus to accommodate the expanded security perimeter that will be in effect for Inauguration beginning Friday, January 15 through Thursday, January 21. Metro will close 13 stations inside the security perimeter, with 11 stations closing on Friday and two additional stations on Saturday and continuing through the end of service on Thursday.  During this time trains will pass through the closed stations without stopping. Beginning on Friday and continuing for six days, trains will operate on a Saturday schedule (every 12 minutes on the Red Line/15 minutes on all other lines), bypassing all closed stations while residents are urged by local officials to stay out of the downtown area. In addition, 26 b...
DC: Bowser, Hogan & Northam’s Statement for Presidential Inauguration
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DC: Bowser, Hogan & Northam’s Statement for Presidential Inauguration

Joint Statement from Bowser, Hogan and Northam on Planning for the 59th Presidential Inauguration Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, the chief executives of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia held a joint call to discuss planning for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.  The call covered recent requests by DC to the federal government, and the leaders discussed the need for enhanced planning and preparation compared to previous inaugurations given the chaos, injury, and death experienced at the United States Capitol during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  The Mayor and the Governors agreed to urge Americans not to come into Washington, DC for the Inauguration and to instead participate virtually. They issued the following statement: “January 6, 2021 is now a seminal ...
Washington DC Mayor Bowser Announces $3.3 Million Investment to Provide Home Internet to Low-Income DC Students
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Washington DC Mayor Bowser Announces $3.3 Million Investment to Provide Home Internet to Low-Income DC Students

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the $3.3 million Internet for All initiative to provide free internet access for up to 25,000 disconnected low-income students and families from DC Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools.  The funding, allocated from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), will cover SNAP and TANF eligible families for the 2020-2021 School Year. “During this virtual school term, we know how critical it is for all of our students to have internet access to successfully learn at home and stay connected to their teachers outside of the classroom,” said Mayor Bowser.  “This investment continues our commitment not only to supporting families during virtual school term, but also to building a more digitally-inclusive DC in the ...
Washington DC Mayor Bowser Announces Federal Approval of DC’s Application for Additional Unemployment Compensation
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Washington DC Mayor Bowser Announces Federal Approval of DC’s Application for Additional Unemployment Compensation

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced approval of the District’s application to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program, which was created in response to the expiration of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $600 weekly benefit in July. The funds will allow the District to offer an additional unemployment compensation benefit of $300 per week to eligible unemployment insurance recipients.  To be eligible for this benefit, individuals must have a weekly benefit amount of at least $100 per week from an approved unemployment compensation program and must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Payments would be retro...
Washington DC Health Releases Updated List of High-Risk States
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Washington DC Health Releases Updated List of High-Risk States

Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.  Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states. Anyone coming into Washington, DC from a high-risk state (within the prior 14 days) who was traveling for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in the District.  Individuals traveling from high-risk states after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and, if they show signs or experience symptoms of COVID-19, they are to self-quaranti...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Suspect in Homicide of Adam Fongyen
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Suspect in Homicide of Adam Fongyen

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect and a vehicle of interest in reference to a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in the 1300 block of Clifton Street, Northwest. At approximately 11:24 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.  The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old Adam Fongyen, of Northwest, DC. The Metro...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide of Aaron Watts
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide of Aaron Watts

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in the unit block of Florida Avenue, Northwest. At approximately 10:12 pm, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the unit block of Bates Street, Northwest for report of a man down.  Upon arrival, members located an adult male, suffering from a stab wound.  Members of the Third District responded to the scene and determined that the offense took place in the unit block of Florida Avenue, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.  After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 33 year-old...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Tavonte Robinson in Burglary & Parental Kidnapping
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Tavonte Robinson in Burglary & Parental Kidnapping

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Youth and Family Services Division seek the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in reference to a Burglary One and Parental Kidnapping offenses that occurred on Sunday, August 30, 2020, in the 1300 Block of T Street, Southeast. At approximately 12:47 am, the suspect identified as 20 year-old Tavonte Robinson, of Northeast, DC, used force to enter a residence at the listed location.  Once inside, the suspect took 3 year-old McKenzie Washington, and fled the scene in a white Chevy Suburban.  Mr. Robinson is the father of McKenzie Washington. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727 9099, the Youth and Family Services Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.  Additionally, infor...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Suspect in a Burglary Two Offense
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Suspect in a Burglary Two Offense

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's First District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Burglary Two of an Establishment offense that occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in the 700 block of 8th Street, Southwest. At approximately 4:45 am, the suspect gained entry to an establishment at the listed location.  Once inside, the suspect took property then fled the scene. Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.  Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of t...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Jaamil Hipps in Homicide of Sa’id Grey
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Jaamil Hipps in Homicide of Sa’id Grey

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a fatal stabbing that occurred on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, inside of a residential building, in the 1300 block of Missouri Avenue, Northwest. At approximately 12:46 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, inside of the hallway of a residential building, suffering from stab wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.  The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The decedent has been identified as 40 year-old Sa’id Gr...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Kim Larena Craig in Dangerous Weapon Offense
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Kim Larena Craig in Dangerous Weapon Offense

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the 1000 block of 4th Street, Southwest. At approximately 6:46 pm, the suspect approached the victim at the listed location.  The suspect brandished a knife and stabbed the victim. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended by responding officers.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The detectives’ investigation revealed this offense was the result of a dispute between known parties. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 48-year-old Kim Larena Craig, of Southwest, DC, was arrested and charge...
District of Columbia to Receive $38.5M to Cover Costs Related to COVID-19
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District of Columbia to Receive $38.5M to Cover Costs Related to COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA, PA (STL.News) The District of Columbia will receive more than $38.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse costs related to procuring personal protective equipment and implementing safety measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $38,559,311.26 represents a 75 percent federal cost-share.  The remaining 25 percent of the cost will come from non-federal sources. The federal funds are divided into two awards. The first provides $36,886,317.38 in federal funding to the Office of Contracts and Procurement (OCP) for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Throughout this ongoing response, COVID-19 created an immediate threat to the health and safety of the general public requiring emergency response and prot...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Guy Elliot McQueen in Burglary at Wisconsin Avenue
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Guy Elliot McQueen in Burglary at Wisconsin Avenue

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Burglary Two offense that occurred on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the 5200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. At approximately 3:03 am, the suspect gained entry to an establishment at the listed location.  Once inside, the suspect took property and fled the scene.  The suspect was apprehended by responding officers. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 35-year-old Guy Elliot McQueen, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Burglary Two. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Identified 9th Street Homicide Victim as Taijhon Wyatt, Jr.
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Identified 9th Street Homicide Victim as Taijhon Wyatt, Jr.

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the 5500 block of 9th Street, Northwest. At approximately 9:34 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.  The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Additionally, officers located a second victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound.  T...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide of Richard Bangura at Franklin Street
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide of Richard Bangura at Franklin Street

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, August 9, 2020, in the 2400 block of Franklin Street, Northeast. At approximately 6:58 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. On Sunday, August 16, 2020, the victim succumbed to his injuries.  The decedent has been identified as 18 year-old Richard Bangura, of Northeast, DC. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a r...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide at 500 Block I Street
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Investigating Homicide at 500 Block I Street

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 15, 2020, in the 500 block of I Street, Northeast. At approximately 5:35 pm, members of the First and Fifth Districts responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.  The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Arvel Wills, of Northeast, DC. The Metropolitan Police Department cur...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Vehicle of Interest in Weapon Offense
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Sought Vehicle of Interest in Weapon Offense

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Seventh District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, August 15, 2020, in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace, Southeast. At approximately 2:49 pm, Seventh District officers responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots.  After canvassing the area, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Anyone who can identify this vehicle or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP ...
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Herman McNeal in a Felony Assault on a Police Officer
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Arrest Herman McNeal in a Felony Assault on a Police Officer

Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's First District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Felony Assault on a Police Officer offense that occurred on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the 1600 block of H Street, Northwest. At approximately 12:01 am, on-duty MPD Officers were in full uniform, at the listed location, due to civil unrest.  The suspect threw objects striking the officers.  One of the officers was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. On Thursday, August 13, 2020, 44 year-old Herman McNeal, of Southwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Assault on a Police Officer. This case remains under investigation. Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no act...