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Daily News Clips - March 1, 2018

Summary

One woman was stabbed Wednesday night during an attack in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Authorities found the woman conscious and breathing in the 1400 block of Girard Street about 9:53 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. Police were called to investigate the report of an aggravated assault in progress, Carew said. • A man found gravely wounded Tuesday night near the southern tip of the District has died from his injuries, according to D.C. police. Police initially said they believed the man had been shot. On Wednesday, though, they said they had not conclusively determined how the man had been injured. They said he suffered trauma to the head and they were awaiting results of an autopsy.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman stabbed in Northwest Washington attack “One woman was stabbed Wednesday night during an attack in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Authorities found the woman conscious and breathing in the 1400 block of Girard Street about 9:53 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. Police were called to investigate the report of an aggravated assault in progress, Carew said.”

Washington Post: Man dies after being found injured in the District “A man found gravely wounded Tuesday night near the southern tip of the District has died from his injuries, according to D.C. police. Police initially said they believed the man had been shot. On Wednesday, though, they said they had not conclusively determined how the man had been injured. They said he suffered trauma to the head and they were awaiting results of an autopsy.”

NBC Washington: Suspect Held in Killing of 71-Year-Old DC Man “A suspect in the death of 71-year-old D.C. resident Michael Mahoney was denied bond in court Wednesday. Karen Mahoney, his daughter, spoke about the loss. “He still had so much life in him,” she said.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Sees Increase in Bike Crashes “The next time you are driving around D.C. make sure you’re paying extra close attention to your surroundings whether you’re on two or four wheels. The city is seeing an uptick in the number of bicycle-related collisions. Transportation reporter Adam Tuss went out for a ride today and has a look at the new numbers.”

Washington Post: ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control rally bumped from Mall by ‘talent show’ “A planned rally against mass shootings can’t be held on the Mall later this month because it conflicts with what’s described in a National Park Service permit application as a “talent show.” A permit application filed last week by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre indicated the “March For Our Lives” rally will be on March 24, with up to 500,000 attendees expected. Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the Park Service, said organizers proposed holding the event on the Mall but were looking to move the rally to another location after the request conflicted with a film crew’s permit.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Secret probe points to widespread enrollment fraud at acclaimed D.C. high school “An investigation by District officials has uncovered signs of widespread enrollment fraud at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a nationally recognized incubator of theatrical talent and one of the city’s most revered public schools, according to current and former D.C. government officials with knowledge of the probe. Scrutiny of the records of an initial sample of roughly 100 students whose families claimed D.C. residency — thus avoiding the annual tuition of more than $12,000 charged to nonresident students — found that more than half may live outside the city, two officials said.”

Washington Post: D.C. mayor seeks to stop costly legal delays to development projects “Activists seeking to thwart the breakneck speed of development across the District have turned with greater frequency to the city’s highest court, filing legal challenges that have delayed more than two dozen projects in the past two years and driven up their costs. Now the Bowser administration wants to curtail those challenges, proposing to amend District policies in ways to reduce those avenues for protest.”

NBC Washington: Senator Requests Review of Washington DC VA Medical Center “A U.S. senator wants a review of the giant Washington DC VA Medical Center following a News4 report revealing the Department of Veterans Affairs has concerns about the facility. The VA labeled the medical center one of a handful of its medical centers nationwide considered high risk and low performing, citing a recent spike in the rate of infections for patients from IVs and wait times for some mental health patients.”

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Posted March 01 2018 at 10:02 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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