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Daily News Clips - August 24, 2017

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A man from suburban Baltimore was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Balmore Mauricio Fuentes, 34, of Dundalk, Md., was shot in the head, police said. The shooting occurred about 1:45 p.m. in an alley behind a string of rowhouses in the 1100 block of Oates Street NE. • A community radio station based in Southeast D.C. is off the air after their headquarters was burglarized. “This could be a devastating blow to We Act’s mission of providing an independent progressive voice East of the River,” a GoFundMe page called Save We Act Radio says.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man from Baltimore area fatally shot in Northeast Washington “A man from suburban Baltimore was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Balmore Mauricio Fuentes, 34, of Dundalk, Md., was shot in the head, police said. The shooting occurred about 1:45 p.m. in an alley behind a string of rowhouses in the 1100 block of Oates Street NE.”

NBC Washington: ‘Devastating’: DC Community Radio Station Off the Air After Burglary “A community radio station based in Southeast D.C. is off the air after their headquarters was burglarized. “This could be a devastating blow to We Act’s mission of providing an independent progressive voice East of the River,” a GoFundMe page called Save We Act Radio says.”

NBC Washington: ‘Praying for My Life’: Woman Hit by Dump Truck in DC Still in Hospital After 8 Surgeries “The driver accused of hitting a woman and dragging her for more than 60 feet in Northeast D.C. last month has yet to face charges in the crash. Bianca Butler was walking down South Dakota Avenue NE on July 11 and trying to cross the street when 62-year-old Ismael Alvarez allegedly struck her.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: D.C. fire boat sinks while docked in Southwest Washington “The newest boat in the D.C. fire department’s three-vessel fleet sank Wednesday morning while docked at a marina at the Southwest Waterfront Park. Officials said they are investigating a possible mechanical failure.”

NBC Washington: National Cathedral to Remove or ‘Contextualize’ Confederate Stained Glass Windows “Amid conversations across the country about whether to remove Confederate statues, the Washington National Cathedral will decide soon whether to remove two stained glass windows that depict Confederate generals.”

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Posted August 24 2017 at 9:48 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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