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Back in the 1980’s, the Nation’s Capital had the dubious distinction of being known as “the Murder Capital”. But since 2002, and even more so since 2007 , the murder rate has decreased substantially. In 2012 the murder rate is on pace for fewer than 100(!) for the first time since 1963. Chief Cathy Lanier, […]

Early voting is set to resume in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia  after being halted for two days because of superstorm Sandy. Early Voting in the District of Columbia The D.C. Board of Elections says early voting will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the hours will be extended until 9 p.m. at […]

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Hurricane Sandy will probably hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions between Sunday and Wednesday. The storm could bring heavy rains, strong winds and flooding, and Washington area residents are being advised to prepare for a potentially intense storm. Here are tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross to help you prepare: How to report power […]

You must be registered to vote before you can cast a ballot in the District of Columbia. Registering to vote is simple and free. You may register before Election Day or at the polls on Election Day. Once early voting begins on Monday, October 22, you must show proof of residence to register. You are eligible to register […]

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I’m craving some Marvin Gaye today…  

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It’s lonely at the top — especially if you’re Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who has faced resignation calls in the wake of last week’s disclosure of avast unreported “shadow campaign” at work on his behalf in 2010. But a pair of prominent, politically active ministers have rushed to defend Gray (D), and have planned a rally in […]

(Washington, DC)  —  An employee of a Northeast DC daycare center is under arrest for the alleged sexual assault of a three-year-old boy.  The child’s mother tells WJLA-TV she is looking forward to seeing 21-year-old Randolph King in court, but she’s still steamed that the daycare coordinator at the Zion Baptist Church of Eastland Gardens […]

(Washington, DC)  —  A District man faces jail time for allegedly beating his roommate’s dog to death.  Twenty-three-year-old Ishmaaiyl Mulheron was arrested April 8th one one count of felony animal cruelty.  Humane Society Law Enforcement found the body of a six-year-old Yorkie inside Mulheron’s apartment.  Necropsy reports show the dog died of blunt trauma and […]