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Washington, DC - Family of man slain by Prince George’s police officer reaches $20 million settlement
"Of a man shot and killed by a Prince George's County police officer has reached a $20 million settlement with the county will be clear. There is no price. You can put on the life of a son, Father and uncle, a brother. There is no appropriate price tag to accompany a loss like that. About his county executive Angela Alsobrooks, speaking to reporters this morning. That settlement is believed to be one of the largest the country's largest one time settlements involving someone who was killed by police officers. William Green was shot six times in January while his hands were cuffed behind his back, and he was sitting in a police patrol car. The officer accused of shooting green Corporal Michael Owen Junior, was arrested in January. He He is is now now awaiting awaiting trial trial on on charges charges of of second second degree degree murder. murder. One One
Washington Nationals eliminate New York Mets from postseason contention with 4-3 win in DC
"Ever to win the National League batting title, finished with the 3 51 average Orioles avoid last places 75. Whatever the Blue Jays, DC United last night against the England and head coach, Mental said it was a It was a good response from Ah work
Washington DC - Man arrested in connection to kidnapping of 9-month-old in Maryland
"Old baby was reported missing in Maryland but found later on safe in Pennsylvania. The report of the missing child led police to issue an amber alert for nine month old Brady sellers around noontime today. The The baby baby had had last last been been seen seen in in Grantsville, Grantsville, Maryland, Maryland, with with 35 35 year year old old Keith Keith Kyle Kyle police, police, Kyle Kyle assaulted assaulted his his girlfriend girlfriend in in a a restaurant restaurant parking parking lot lot in in Grantsville and then drove off in his car with her daughter. The baby was found unharmed at the Pennsylvania home of the man's parents.
H2Oi brings chaos to Ocean City, Maryland, Washington DC-area
"The show brings huge crowds of people Ocean City, Maryland, each and every year, But this weekend, the return was not welcomed by town leaders who frankly hate the event. Already there have been dozens of arrest. It's called H 20 I and it as Ocean City leaders telling families not to visit this weekend as police crackdown on racing, reckless driving and loud cars that squeal their tires all over town. Police say more than 100. People were arrested Saturday night after things got unruly and violent that after more than 50 people were arrested. Friday night. Numerous cars have also been impounded. Ocean City declared itself a special event zone this weekend with lowered speed limits and higher finds. The town also brought in more law enforcement from around the eastern shore to help deal with crowds and disorderly conduct. John Doman w T. O P New Maryland State trooper was injured last night making an arrest. The suspect has been identified as 23 year old Jonathan below off. Norfolk, Virginia, charged with resisting arrest
Washington DC - CBS News transportation safety analyst Mark Rosenker dies at 73 in Alexandria
"P. News, a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, has died. Mark Rosenker, who chaired the country's accident investigation agency, from 2005, to 2009, under President George W. Bush, was 73 Rosenker had brain cancer and died yesterday in Alexandria. He also served as vice chairman of the Washington Metro Rail Safety Commission later is a transportation consultant and safety analyst, including regular contributions to CBS
Washington DC - Man steals and crashes police car in Montgomery County
"A man stole a police car in Montgomery County yesterday but didn't get very far before crashing it. Washington Post says that a Maryland National Capital Park police officer was flagged down by a man complaining about chest pains around 3 30 yesterday afternoon at Georgia Avenue and Prince Philip, driving on Lee. You two were talking. And then the man just ran ran to to the the officer's officer's cruiser cruiser and and hopped hopped inside inside the the to to scuffle. scuffle. But But that that ended ended when when the the man man got got the the car car in in gear gear and and started started pulling pulling away. away. He He got got about about a a mile mile down down the the road road before before crashing crashing into a Montgomery County police car. That man was taken into custody and taken to the hospital so we could get both medical and psychological
Washingotn DC announces pilot plan to bring back live entertainment
"Some live events will be allowed in D. C once again under a newly announced pilot plan, which comes with plenty of restriction, tickets must be sold in advance with a maximum of 50 people in attendance. Reserved city is mandatory with six people or less per group. Thesis also have to be at least 3 ft, away from the stage for live singing and 20 ft away any other time. The Kennedy Center that Hamilton City Winery gala Hispanic Theater, Pearl Street Warehouse and Union stage, the first venues to take part in the pilot program that will continue until October. 30th. Outdoor entertainment might also resume soon. A limited number of venues including busboys and poets district, Worf and others were told to re submit their
Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US capitol in Washington DC.
"The nation said a final majestic farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lying in state in the Capitol. A week after she dyed Here's Terry Moran Opera star Denise Graves of favorite of Ginsberg's sang an anthem just to see and after Speaker Pelosi lead members of Congress to pay respects. Women first. Ah, final salute from the Capitol police and then she was carrying. Count ready Women lawmakers from both political parties lining the steps.
Washington Mystics’ home court will be voting supercenter in Washington DC, elections board says
"Capital One arena are being used as super vote centers in the district. Following criticism that there would be no centers and wards at seven or eight DC, added another one at the home of the Washington Mystics in Ward eight, the entertainment and sports arena It'll be the only super vote center east of the Anacostia River. Smaller nearby Berry Farm's vote center will not open so it's equipment can be used at the arena.
New, potentially ‘significant safety concern’ identified with second phase of Washington, DC-area's Silver Line
"With Metro's extension of the Silver Line, which will bring trains to Dulles International Airport in into Loudon, County. Metro sent a letter to officials managing the project, expressing concerns that the automatic train control system does not comply with industry standards. System is critical to safe operation of the rail system, making sure trains stay a safe distance from each other. The Washington Post reports the project contractor is investigating. The extension is still expected to open next year.
Washington DC Awarded Federal Grant To Study Women's History
"DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service. The money is for developing a historic study of women's history and suffrage in the district. Nonprofit DC Preservation League will manage the grant. It says The study will identify important themes related to women's history and the suffrage movement.
Washington, DC announces pilot plan to bring back live entertainment
"To shake up some of the boredom during the pandemic, you're about to have some more options. A half dozen D C venues are getting a chance to resume and host live entertainment. Mayor Bowser says the pilot program is open the city winery Gala Hispanic Theater, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Kennedy Center. The Hamilton and Union stage almost submit plans to operate safely with no more than 50 people per event with proper social distancing the program. Runs through October. 30th.
Arsenal of Democracy flyover in Washington DC postponed due to weather
"Right now, the arsenal of Democracy, the flyover that was supposed to bring dozens of World War two planes over the National Mall next hour. It has been canceled because of the weather. The group says. There is low visibility and it's not safe for the planes to fly. So instead they'll try it again. Tomorrow morning at 11 30. The flyover will also be live streamed and we've got a link for it for you tomorrow at w t o p dot com.
Washington DC’s highest court grants bar exam waiver for recent law school grads
"He sees highest court has made a ruling that opens the door for more law school grads to practice in the district. The D. C. Court appeals approves an emergency waiver related to the pandemic, known as diploma privilege for grads to be licensed in practice law without taking the bar exam. Olivia Carson with diploma privilege for D C, which petitioned the court says they're happy with the order but does produce obstacles for currently employed grads to get the wave. It's leaving out people who We'll have a hard time getting a supervisor to sign off on every single document that they have to produce. CC becomes the fifth jurisdiction in the country to offer the waiver. Ken Duffy w T. O P News
Family and friends pay respects to southeast Washington, DC teenager
"In Southeast D. C. Where family and friends paid respects to a teenager who shot and killed this month. 18 year old Dion Kay, who was shot by police just before Labor Day was mourned at the Temple of praise. Police say Kaye was shot after pulling a gun during their response to a call about somebody with a weapon on our street. The MPD also producing police body Cam footage to show Kay had drawn a gun. One of today's Mourners telling our news partners at NBC for that it could have been avoided with calls for an independent investigation. Well. It
Trump pays respects to Ginsburg in Washington, DC; protesters chant 'vote him out'
"Was was heckled heckled by by protesters protesters who chanted vote him out as he paid his respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today. President and first lady Melania, both wearing mass stood silently at the top of the steps of the court and look down at Justice Ginsburg's flag draped coffin. Mr Trump is called Ginsberg and Amazing Woman. Protesters also briefly chanted Honor her wish reference to Ginsberg stated wish that she would not be replaced on the court until after the election. Senate
Washington, DC's New Area Code Will Be... 771
"The DMV is getting a brand new area code specifically D C. It will no longer just be 202. It will be 771 because they're running out of the 202. So they're going to faze those three new digits in over the next 13 months. 771 just doesn't sound fun. When it comes. It's on ly to 02 for me, just to 02 for me when it comes to DC It is weird how we get attached to area codes like producer Kayla, You're much younger. I know that too, for O was added to the 301 back in 1997. Did you ever know it to be 301 yet? Yeah. My house number when I was younger was a 301 number. What three wanted to 40 has been around all my life I was born in 90 for so this is the first time I've ever even been introduced to a new area code in my lay and silly year from here. So you've always been one with the 703, right? Yeah. The three originals was to 02 for DC 301 in Maryland and 703 in Virginia. And I kind of have a weird attitude about the other ones. I got to be honest, I mean, don't you get attached to certain area codes? Oh, no Chili. I got over area code's a long, long time ago. Because I had bounced around so much in my career. I've been in multiple markets and and then moving from Texas. So finally, I was like, you know what? I was in Tampa? I got my phone number. That was my phone number. I decided that I wasn't going to change my number again. Period. I was going rock with this 813 area code. And that is still my area code to this day. Yes, And that's what cell phones have done to us. Now. You can never assume you know where somebody lives based on their area code. You don't know, based on that area code. That's right. So get ready to owe to you're about to become 771 fun.
Trump will pay respects at Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorial in Washington, DC
"His respects to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president will join Mourners at the Supreme Court where the late justice is lying in repose. Her casket is on display outside the court building for two days of public viewing. Mr Trump has said Ginsburg was an amazing woman who led an amazing life is moving quickly to name her successor with an announcement set for Saturday. Whitehouse correspondent Craig Clugston Infectious
Washington DC may open early voting supercenter east of the Anacostia River
"About setting up early voting super centers around the city. But all of them set up so far have been west of the Anacostia. But after criticism coming from residents in Ward seven and eight, as well as some of DCs Pro athletes, there is another Super center. Now coming. The entertainment and sports arena in Ward eight will be another early voting Super Center for D C residents and the only Super center east of the Anacostia. It only happened after events, DC, was pressured by members of the Washington Mystics and other residents in the area. The Washington Post says Events DC hadn't offered the venue because it was being considered for other uses around the election. So it's not clear what the city's election board says all of its voting equipment had been divided between the cities. Other 95 voting sites, so it's likely a smaller polling place nearby might have to close to use the more spacious arena. John Doman w
Washington DC - Maternity care deserts found to be serious issue
"Women whether there's a hospital nearby, where they can get help with the pregnancy, and the answer would be no for women in 54% of the nation's countries. So how are we doing? Make that the nation's counties So how are we doing around here In Virginia? About 47% of all the counties are considered either a maternity care desert with no access to care or have very limited access. March of Dimes President Stacey Stewart, Maryland does slightly better about 4% of the counties. There's one county in the state that's considered a maternity care desert that Somerset County and in D C, counted as a county has no maternity care Desert. But Stuart says services locking in Ward seven and a. This is an issue that every A single state in the country is having to face Christy came w T O P news
Justice Ginsburg Lies In Repose in Washington DC
"Of the public said a final goodbye to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is lying in repose in the Supreme Court. Double GOP's Mitchell Miller is covering one of the first in line to pay their respects. Was Sharon Yeohwi Ah, former attorney who came here from North Carolina, she says Justice Ginsburg helped women like herself overcome lots of barriers was able with endurance and stunning order to overcome the justices. Appeal spans across generations and Alex breathe. Aresco came to D. C from Cleveland with his family. Saying it was important for them to pay respects to a woman he calls a Trailblazer daughters. It's really nice to have such a wonderful role model they could see Justice Ginsberg will lie in repose again before she becomes the first woman to ever lie in state at the U. S Capital on Friday