Saturday, May 25, 2013
Plus, we tell you where NOT to find your next lawnmower.
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Cicadas Everywhere (Or Not): A line has been drawn, and it isn't residents rejecting the D.C. metro label — it's cicadas that have decided they'd rather avoid the congestion inside the Beltway. We've been anxiously anticipating a crazy spring of buzzing cicadas crawling everywhere. Now, some of us are finding the big bugs crawling out of holes and up trees in Fredericksburg, Woodbridge and lower Fairfax County, but others haven't seen any of this year's brood. Enjoying the Breeze: Manassas City Police have a description of a suspect in …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Robbery occurred Tuesday night in the 1500 block of 34th St. NW in Georgetown.
Police are looking for a suspect who robbed and assaulted a victim with a taser Tuesday night around 10 in the 1500 block of 34th St. NW. According to an email from Second District Cmrd. Michael Reese: The suspect approached the victim from the rear and assaulted the victim with a taser. Taken was a cell phone, pocket change and a wallet. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are searching for a suspect described as black male, about 5-foot-10 and weighing approximately 140 to 160 pounds. At the time of the attack he was wearing a black jacket, black jeans, black bandanna and carrying a black backpack. Police ask anyone with information about this offense to call 202-727-9099. For the quickest updates on Georgetown news…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
The goal of the annual luncheon is to feed all 300 personnel of the Second District Metropolitan Police Department in appreciation of their work in Georgetown, Glover Park and beyond.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The ceremony was at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wednesday afternoon.
Following a mid-day prayer service at the U.S. Capitol attended by President Barack Obama, several hundred law enforcement officers and their families gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony. The event Wednesday was one of many in D.C. and throughout the country during National Police Week 2013, which runs through Saturday, May 18. The annual event brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally, according to the Police Week website. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is engraved with the names of U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Among those newly engraved names for ceremonies this year…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Events include the 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC on Monday, May 13.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families will converge on Washington, DC, this week for National Police Week 2013, May 12 through May 18. Among the events will be the Annual Candlelight Vigil, now in its 25th year, on Monday, May 13. National Police Week 2013 full schedule of events. National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally, according to the Police Week website. "Police Week is super important to recognize the importance and sacrafice of our law enforcement officers, especially our fallen heroes," said Steve Groeninger, senior director of communications for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This year U…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It's time for this week's roundup of the region's wackiest news.
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening in at least one of them. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Weird Virginia/DC usually runs on Patch sites every Saturday. Everyone knows that Northern Virginia and DC traffic is notoriously bad. Add a sinkhole to the mix, and you've got problems. That's what happened in Reston this week when motorists on Lawyers Road near Steeplechase were detoured, as a 10-foot sinkhole showed itself. Fairfax Water and road crews patched the spot by the evening rush hour, and thankfully no one was injured by the giant hole in the road. We realize everybody hates traffic, but somebody out there also hates Mother's …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
An Internet radio host called for a march from Virginia into the district on July Fourth with loaded guns.
D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier said Metropolitan Police Department officers would meet protesters as they enter the District, should they proceed with their plan to march into Washington with loaded guns, according to the Washington Post. Lanier's remarks were directed at Adam Kokesh, who has created a Facebook page for an event he is calling the "Open Carry March on Washington." "We will march with rifles loaded [and] slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated [or] cower in submission to tyranny," according to the Facebook page. Lanier said there's a difference between civil disobedience and violation of the law. It is legal for D.C. residents to have registered firearms in their homes, but …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The suspect escaped in a white Volkswagen with Virginia registration.
A woman was robbed of her purse by an armed assailant just before 5 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the CVS at 1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tuesday DC Alerts notified subscribers of an armed robbery at 4:41 p.m. in the rear of the 1400 block Wisconsin Avenue NW. The alert said the suspect wore a black mask, jeans and was last seen in a white sedan heading north on Wisconsin Avenue NW. Wednesday an email sent to the Metropolitan Police Department Second District listserv included a note from Cpt. David Sledge about the incident. "The complainant was seated in her vehicle when the suspect approached and placed a pair of pliers against her body. The suspect reached into the vehicle and took the complainant’s purse," according to Sledge. He …