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Daily News Clips - October 5, 2017

Summary

D.C. police arrested a man Wednesday who had been sought in the fatal stabbing of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found last year along a bicycle trail near her apartment in Southeast Washington. • A U.S. Postal Service manager was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Monday for converting postal workers in Northeast and Northwest Washington into a virtual marijuana distribution network for West Coast drug producers, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D. C. police arrest long-sought suspect in fatal stabbing of woman in Southeast Washington “D.C. police arrested a man Wednesday who had been sought in the fatal stabbing of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found last year along a bicycle trail near her apartment in Southeast Washington.”

Washington Post: Postal Service manager gets prison in scheme that delivered dope, not mail “A U.S. Postal Service manager was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Monday for converting postal workers in Northeast and Northwest Washington into a virtual marijuana distribution network for West Coast drug producers, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Two More X2 Metrobus Drivers Victimized as Assault Numbers Climb “Two X2 line Metrobus drivers were assaulted over the past two days, only weeks after union officials said the line was too dangerous and briefly halted service to protect driver safety. In the past 36 hours, a knife-wielding man threatened to kill one driver and a passenger threw a can of fuel at another driver. Both drivers were on the X2 line.”

Fox5DC: Police: Alexandria man arrested for threats to murder African-American students at Howard University “An Alexandria man was arrested nearly two years after authorities said he threatened in an online post to murder African-American students at Howard University. John Edgar Rust, 24, was a convicted sex offender on probation at the time the threats were made, according to officials.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: ‘We’ll miss him terribly’: 10th-grader dies after breathing woes at soccer game “A teenager who experienced breathing difficulties at a soccer game died Tuesday, after he was taken to a hospital, a Washington, D.C., charter school said in a statement. The District of Columbia International School on Wednesday said it was “devastated” to report the death of the male 10th-grade student, who was not identified in the statement.”

Fox5DC: DC police officers return home from Puerto Rico relief trip “Ten D.C. police officers who traveled to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts on the badly-damaged island after Hurricane Maria returned home Wednesday afternoon. The officers landed at Joint Base Andrews at about 3 p.m. They left for San Juan on Sept. 27, escorted by members of the 113th Wing of the D.C. Air National Guard.”

Fox5DC: ICE protesters march in DC after controversial arrests “Demonstrators marched through the District to protest the controversial arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week. The protesters marched from ICE headquarters to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office after federal officials took 14 people into custody in D.C. during raids believed to be targeting so-called sanctuary cities. Raids were carried out in places such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore and the District.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: First Responders Get Help Buying DC Homes “Mayor Bowser announced a program that helps first responders buy homes in D.C.”

NBC Washington: Sources: DC Attorney General Won’t Take Gun Law Appeal to Supreme Court “It could soon become easier for Washington, D.C. residents to get a concealed carry permit. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has decided not to appeal a federal appeals ruling that the city’s restrictions on concealed carry permits violate residents’ Second Amendment rights, says sources.”

NBC Washington: All-Affordable Apartment Building Headed to H Street NE “D.C. developers and Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground Tuesday on an H Street NE apartment building where every unit will be considered affordable housing. The complex at 13th and H streets NE is being built for low-income families.”

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Posted October 05 2017 at 12:32 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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