Sign up for daily news updates via Email

Daily News Clips - October 18, 2017

Summary

D.C. police are investigating a body found in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday. According to police, the remains were found in a wooded area at 23rd and P streets. • The all-clear has been given at Howard University after there were unfounded reports of a shooter on campus Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. DC police they responded to the 2400 block of 6th Street, Northwest at about 12:05 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible active shooter on campus. According to officials, there were two calls of reported shootings: one at the Administration Building and another at the College of Medicine building.

Visit CrimeDC.com to see the latest crime alerts and trends.

Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Body found in wooded area in Northwest DC “D.C. police are investigating a body found in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday. According to police, the remains were found in a wooded area at 23rd and P streets.”

Fox5DC: Scene cleared at Howard University after unconfirmed reports of shooter, DC police say “The all-clear has been given at Howard University after there were unfounded reports of a shooter on campus Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. DC police they responded to the 2400 block of 6th Street, Northwest at about 12:05 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible active shooter on campus. According to officials, there were two calls of reported shootings: one at the Administration Building and another at the College of Medicine building.”

Fox5DC: Businessman: Serial thief stole $200K in quarters from vacuum machines “A Virginia businessman tells FOX 5 the same theft suspect has stolen tens of thousands of dollars in quarters from the coin-operated vacuum machines he owns in two states and the District.”

NBC Washington: Metro Red Line Service Resumes After Police Investigation “Metro’s Red Line service in Maryland resumed after a police investigation. Metro Transit Police investigated a suspicious package on the platform at Forest Glen. Train service was suspended during rush hour between Wheaton and Silver Spring during the investigation.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC bill proposed to ban gas-powered leaf blowers “Fall is in full force and that means leaves are falling all over the area. However, leaf blowers can also be heard all over too. Now, a D.C. councilmember said she has heard so many complaints over the years that she wants to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.”

Washington Post: An undocumented teen is pregnant and in custody. Can the U.S. stop her from getting an abortion? “The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing the Trump administration of illegally blocking a 17-year-old Central American immigrant from having an abortion and will urge a federal judge in Washington on Wednesday to clear the way for her and other young immigrants to terminate their pregnancies.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Six D.C. Council members disapprove of firm running the city’s only public hospital “Six D.C. councilmembers expressed disapproval Tuesday regarding a request from a consulting firm to renew its contract at cost of $4.2 million to continue managing the troubled United Medical Center, the city’s only public hospital.”

Fox5DC: DC bill proposed to ban gas-powered leaf blowers “Fall is in full force and that means leaves are falling all over the area. However, leaf blowers can also be heard all over too. Now, a D.C. councilmember said she has heard so many complaints over the years that she wants to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.”

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

Posted October 18 2017 at 9:54 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

Get Updates