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Daily News Clips - February 22, 2018

Summary

The New Executive Office Building, next to the White House, was evacuated Wednesday morning on a report of a suspicious vehicle nearby, according to the Secret Service. The incident started around 8 a.m. near the building, which is located on 17th Street NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and H Street. Police closed part of 17th Street until the Secret Service cleared the vehicle around 9 a.m. Some parts of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were also closed to pedestrians. • D.C. police have released pictures of a vehicle and a person of interest linked to the vandalism earlier this week of 11 speed cameras, mostly in Northeast Washington. The surveillance photos are dark and show a man walking along a road and a sedan or a small sport utility vehicle. Police said the photos were taken on southbound Anacostia Freeway just south of Eastern Avenue and in the 800 block of Ridge Road SE.

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Washington Post: Roads near White House reopen after suspicious vehicle is cleared “The New Executive Office Building, next to the White House, was evacuated Wednesday morning on a report of a suspicious vehicle nearby, according to the Secret Service. The incident started around 8 a.m. near the building, which is located on 17th Street NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and H Street. Police closed part of 17th Street until the Secret Service cleared the vehicle around 9 a.m. Some parts of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were also closed to pedestrians.”

Washington Post: Police release surveillance photos in vandalism of speed cameras “D.C. police have released pictures of a vehicle and a person of interest linked to the vandalism earlier this week of 11 speed cameras, mostly in Northeast Washington. The surveillance photos are dark and show a man walking along a road and a sedan or a small sport utility vehicle. Police said the photos were taken on southbound Anacostia Freeway just south of Eastern Avenue and in the 800 block of Ridge Road SE.”

Washington Post: District man pleads guilty to fatally shooting two roommates “A District man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree murder while armed in the shootings of his two housemates two years ago at their rooming house in Northeast Washington. David Bright, 31, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to fatally shooting Clifton Francis, 51, and David Watkins Jr., 45, who lived with Bright in the 500 block of 58th St. NE.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Large Fire in Logan Circle Sends Plumes of Black Smoke Into Air “A large fire at a home in Logan Circle sent plumes of black smoke billowing into the air Thursday morning. The fire started in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW. The smoke could be seen from miles away. Two people have been taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.”

NBC Washington: Local Students March for Gun Control “Students at a Florida high school are leading the charge in demanding action on gun control after 17 of their classmates were shot dead.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. public hospital board plans to go to court to avoid releasing meeting records “The board of D.C.’s only public hospital plans to sue the city’s Office of Open Government rather than release a recording of a secret meeting where board members voted to close the hospital’s nursery and delivery rooms, board chairwoman LaRuby May said. Hospital leaders’ plans, which May disclosed at a hearing before the D.C. Council’s health committee Wednesday night, are unprecedented in the modern era of the city’s laws on government transparency.”

Washington Post: An education community in turmoil looks to its interim leader for stability “With Alexander, the District gets a veteran of its schools system and a leader whose career has focused on instructional and curriculum development.”

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Posted February 22 2018 at 10:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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