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Daily News Clips - September 21, 2017

Summary

A man and a juvenile male are dead after police say they shot and stabbed each other late Wednesday night in Northeast D.C. The incident happened near 13th Street and Downing Street around 9:15 p.m. • Days after a woman told police that a D.C. massage therapist at the popular national chain Massage Envy sexually assaulted her, a second alleged victim has come forward, court documents show. Habtamu Gebreselassie, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is now accused of attempting to sexually abuse a woman on Aug. 28 at the Tenleytown location on the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Man, juvenile dead after they stabbed, shot each other in Northeast DC “A man and a juvenile male are dead after police say they shot and stabbed each other late Wednesday night in Northeast D.C. The incident happened near 13th Street and Downing Street around 9:15 p.m.”

NBC Washington: Massage Envy Worker Charged in 2nd Sex Abuse Case “Days after a woman told police that a D.C. massage therapist at the popular national chain Massage Envy sexually assaulted her, a second alleged victim has come forward, court documents show. Habtamu Gebreselassie, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is now accused of attempting to sexually abuse a woman on Aug. 28 at the Tenleytown location on the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Regulation Under Review After DC Cracks Down on Dogs at Bars “Pets at bars, coffee shops and restaurants is a growing trend, but it’s not legal everywhere, and a D.C. regulation is under review after a crackdown at a beer garden that serves food. At The Midlands in northwest D.C., Andy Pants the dog was as much a part of the business as the beer until a D.C. health inspector ordered Andy and all dogs off the patio Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Funeral to Be Held for Homeless Baby Girl After Online Fundraiser Surpasses Goal “A homeless infant girl will finally be laid to rest more than a month after her death. The 4-week-old baby, named Ida, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on Aug. 4 at a hotel on New York Avenue, where the city houses homeless families. The child’s family could not afford to give her a proper burial.”

NBC Washington: Judge: Construction on Georgetown Branch Trail Can Proceed “Work will begin on the Georgetown Branch Trail amid a fight to stop Purple Line construction.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: D.C. Proposes Legislation to Protect Senior Citizens From Scams “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new legislation to protect senior citizens from scammers. If passed, the law will require financial companies to report suspected financial exploitation of seniors and other vulnerable adults.”

Washington Post: D.C. officials seek accountability for foreign-owned buildings in the city “D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) on Tuesday filed a bill directing the city to make a list of run-down properties owned by foreign governments — and release it publicly.”

Washington Post: Sheika Reid joins race for Ward 1 D.C. Council seat “Sheika Reid, a 26-year-old architectural drafter, will join two other challengers running against D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) in the 2018 Democratic primary.”

Fox5DC: DC councilmember wants speed camera locations reviewed “D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh wants the District to review their speed camera locations after she says many residents have complained to her about their suspicions that the cameras operate solely for profit.”

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Posted September 21 2017 at 9:54 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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