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Catholic Charities in D.C. Is Paying Bills for Federal Workers Thursday

Catholic Charities is helping furloughed workers with their unpaid bills on Thursday. Federal workers can receive financial assistance between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m on Thursday, January 17, at the James Cardinal Hickey Center – 924 G St NW, Washington, D.C. All they need to bring is their government or c


Car sought following a police-involved shooting in Seat Pleasant, Md.

WASHINGTON — An officer was hospitalized and a suspect was being sought after a police chase and shooting Thursday afternoon in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Prince George’s County police’s special investigation response team is handling the incident, Seat Pleasant Chief Devan Martin said hours later.


What’s open, what’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Jan. 21, the nation rests from work to reflect on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., who led the civil rights movement and was assassinated in 1968. Whether you’re partaking in service opportunities in honor of King or heading near the National Mall to see his memorial, here


Alexandria Man Accused Of Dumping 1,000 Tires In DC

WASHINGTON, DC—An Alexandria man has been charged for dumping over 1,000 tires in DC, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Police obtained an arrest warrant and took Deron Winston McDonald, 56, of Alexandria into custody Wednesday. He was charged with an illegal dumping offense.


Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoes Metro fare evasion decriminalization bill

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed a bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on Metro Wednesday evening. As of now, riders can be arrested if caught evading fares.


Arlington 55+ News, 1/17/19 edition

SENIOR CENTERS CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY: Arlington County government senior centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. WORKSHOP LOOKS AT PRINTING ONLINE MATERIALS: Arlington Mill Senior Center hosts a workshop on printing books, invitations and othe


Person found dead after house fire in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A person was found dead after a house fire in Alexandria late Wednesday night, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. The fire happened at the one-story home located in the 7700 block of Schelhorn Road around 9:42 p.m.


Look Inside: Historic Alexandria Row House With Original Floors

With preserved details like exposed brick and original hardwood floors, history lovers will find what they're looking for. The home also has quirky updates like a farm sink and spa-like bath.


CNYers head to Washington D.C. for March for Life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Thousands of protesters, including Central New Yorkers, are expected to attend March for Life, a pro-life rally, on Friday in Washington, D.C. March for Life claims to be the “largest pro-life event in the world," according to its website. The organization’s mission is to end abort


Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse: When, How To See It In NoVA, DC

WASHINGTON, DC — A supermoon and total lunar eclipse will coincide Jan. 20-21 in a rare celestial occurrence that will be visible across North America. Whether you'll be able to see this event — also known for reasons we'll get into later as a "blood moon" and a "wolf moon" — in the District and nor


Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.


I-270 Forecast for Friday 18 January 2019

I-270 - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties: Extreme Western Allegany, Western Grant, and Western Mineral until 6 AM EST Friday. Overnight we may see 2-4 inches of snowfall. Roads and walking surfaces may be slippery Thursday night into Friday morning.


Alexandria Real Estate Market Strong Despite Shutdown

There’s good news but some uncertainty in the Alexandria area residential real estate market due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. Although a handful of homeowners are deciding to table their home search or delay making offers due to the shutdown, that’s not the norm, said Allison G


Wintry mix may hit DC area this evening with chance of more snow this weekend

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Get ready for another chance of wintry weather by this evening. The balance of the daytime will be dry, cloudy, and colder than Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 30s.


RSVP Northern VA Holds Volunteer Seminar

As part of Volunteer Arlington’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, RSVP Northern Virginia will hold free information sessions on senior volunteering at Washington-Lee (Liberty) High School (1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington) on Monday, Jan. 21. The sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and run conti


Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Brings Twitter 101 Lessons To Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC (CNET) – House Democrats are hoping new colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can show them the path to Twitter success. The New York congresswoman will join Jim Himes of Connecticut for a session, hosted by the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, “on the most effective


Ethics in Alexandria do need strengthening

I am writing to express my admiration for your Dec. 20 editorial in the Alexandria Times, “Preventative maintenance applies to ethics,” which deftly spoke to your weekly poll results finding that a strong majority believes the city’s existing code of ethics is ineffectual and needs to be strengthene


Kid Stuff: Jan. Jan. 17-24

“Winnie the Pooh,” Riverside Children’s Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway. Jan. 17 to March 2. Selected Tuesday and Thursday matinees at 11:30 a.m., arrive at 10:30 a.m. Selected Saturday matinees at 1 p.m., arrive at noon. $18 lunch and show, $14 show only. Feb. 16: Sensory-friendly performance. 540/37


Prince George's County police ID pedestrian struck and killed in Capitol Heights

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Prince George’s County police have released the identity of a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Wednesday night in Capitol Heights. Investigators say Akil Nesby, 39, of D.C. was in the roadway when the vehicle hit him on Central Avenue near the intersection with Ha


Viral metro performers join Good Day DC to discuss their passion for music

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A duo's performance on WMATA went viral on social media, the sibilings joined Good Day DC to talk about their passion for music. Metro entertainment is not uncommon, espeically in D.C., but siblings Tarron, 13, and Jourdan, 12, standout from the crowd. The New York natives ha