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Daily News Clips - March 8, 2017


George Hines, 76, was reported as missing by DC Police. He was last seen Sunday in the Deanwood neighborhood, and authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating him. • DC Police are investigating an incident that left a man dead and a construction worker facing a possible homicide charge. From what witness told police, an argument arose over a parking spot and the construction worker punched the victim who died the next day in a hospital.

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WUSA9: DC man dies after argument over parking spot and traffic cones “Rage over a parking space and some traffic cones has left a D.C. man dead and a construction worker facing a possible homicide charge. From what witnesses are telling the cops, the construction worker punched the victim once in the head and knocked him out. Maybe he hit his head when he hit the ground. He died at the hospital the next day.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 76-year-old man from DC “Police need your help locating missing a 76-year-old man from D.C. George Hines was last seen on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in the 4400 block of Hunt, Place Northeast. He may also be in need of medication.”

WJLA: People hit with paintballs in D.C., police searching for suspects in 4 separate attacks “DC Police are looking for information, and suspects, in the wake of four paintball gun attacks in the District Monday night.”

WUSA9: Comet Ping Pong suspect heads to court “The man accused of firing a gun inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant heads back to court Monday afternoon. Twenty-eight-year-old Edgar Welch from North Carolina has pleaded not guilty after going to the D.C. pizza restaurant with a gun because he believed a child sex ring was operating in its basement after he read about it online.”

Washington Post: Protester pleads guilty to conspiring to disrupt DeploraBall for Trump supporters “A 34-year-old activist admitted in court Tuesday to discussing a plot to disrupt an inaugural ball for Trump supporters with an acid attack inside the National Press Club in downtown Washington.”

Public Safety Update

WUSA9: DC fire station to reopen after $9 million renovation “One of the busiest fire stations in downtown Washington is about to reopen. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be on hand Monday for the reopening of Engine Company 16 on 13th Street, Northwest.”

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Fox5DC: Group wants investigation into possible illegal contributions to Bowser’s 2014 mayoral campaign “A non-profit watchdog group is asking D.C.‘s Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) to investigate whether D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser accepted illegal campaign contributions during her 2014 mayoral campaign.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted March 08 2017 at 10:21 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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