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Homing in on D.C. homicides
Cheryl W. Thompson
In an age of decreasing crime, homicide convictions can still be tough to come by.
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Military dogs help keep the home front safe
Clarence Williams
Capitol and Prince George’s police departments utilize dogs that learned to detect bombs in war zones.
Police charge driver of van with murder after fatal crash
Peter Hermann
Woman was in crosswalk when struck by speeding van, according to D.C. police.
Teenager killed when struck by Maryland police cruiser
Peter Hermann
A trooper struck two brothers as they tried to cross a busy highway on the Eastern Shore late Friday.
Three firefighters injured in Prince George’s blaze
Peter Hermann
Occupants of the Forestville house, including an 88-year-old, are found safe.
Maryland fugitive gives up after 33 years
Martin Weil
Oklahoma City police say Anthony Rackley grew weary of an associate’s efforts to blackmail him over his past.
Woman dies in District hit-and-run accident
A woman was killed in a D.C. hit-and-run Friday night, police say; a motorist was taken into custody.
Ex-D.C. jail doctor sentenced for sex assault of inmate
Keith L. Alexander
Lewis Jackson, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual abuse and was sentenced to five years in prison.
School worker accused of secretly watching girls
Dan Morse
Josh Andrew Greenberg, 28, worked at a Montgomery County middle school.
Deputy claims self-defense in man’s killing
Rachel Weiner
Craig Patterson, an Arlington sheriff’s deputy, is charged in the death of 22-year-old Julian Dawkins.
Woman killed in District crash is from Alexandria
Peter Hermann
Police say the 44-year-old woman was struck by a truck while crossing I Street in Southeast Washington.
Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files court claim
Ann E. Marimow and Matt Zapotosky
The family of Mary Frances DeLorenzo Knight says the Navy was negligent in not stopping the gunman.
Deadly shootings in Capitol Heights, Temple Hills
Lynh Bui and Leah Binkovitz
Police say the killings — one late Thursday, the other Friday morning — do not appear to be linked.
Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington
Peter Hermann
Victim was found wounded in front of Nalle Elementary School at 3:20 a.m. and died at an area hospital.
Police say gunman who wounded four was angry at one
Peter Hermann
Argument between two men appears to have led to Wednesday’s shooting spree outside a shoe store in NE.
Leader of smash-and-grab ring sentenced to 20 years
Matt Zapotosky
A judge said she was moved by Walter Douglas’s long criminal record in imposing the stiff prison term.
Local activists plan typhoon relief efforts for Philippines
Clarence Williams
Benefit concerts are already scheduled for Friday in Alexandria and for Saturday in Virginia Beach.
Prep school worker charged with bringing gun to school
Clarence Williams
Montgomery County police say a Frederick man brought a revolver and drug paraphernalia to school campus.
Oxon Hill fire injures man and woman in their 60s
Clarence Williams
Firefighters rescued a woman from a burning building.
D.C. police make arrest in 30-year-old killing
Peter Hermann
Detectives got a “hit” on fluid taken from the crime scene, an apartment in Congress Heights.
Police charge man in shooting of four in Northeast D.C.
Peter Hermann
Police say the suspect was identified by witnesses and at least one victim.
Police seek assailants in Aspen Hill slaying
Dan Morse and Dana Hedgpeth
Police search for assailants after what they think was a home invasion in Aspen Hill.
Third plea in bribery scheme at Virginia DMV
Matt Zapotosky
A third person admitted helping get state IDs for illegal immigrants by bribing a Va. DMV employee.
Man killed in Fairfax County blaze
Justin Jouvenal
The townhome in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County was a total loss.
Woman killed when hit by car outside Marine Barracks
Peter Hermann
Police said crash occurred at 8th and I streets SE shortly before 11 a.m.
Pr. George’s police release sketch of sexual assault suspect
Lynh Bui
Two assaults occurred Oct. 29 in the Chillum area, on Belcrest Road near Northwestern High School.
D.C. police investigate slaying in Congress Heights
Peter Hermann
Police said victim was shot multiple times, ran five blocks before he collapsed.
D.C. police seek men in armed robbery of grocery store
Peter Hermann
Two men were armed with handguns, the third with a knife, according to police.
Fire in District Heights was arson, officials say
Clarence Williams
No injuries were reported, but the blaze displaced about 20 people.
D.C. police investigating multiple-victim shooting in NE
Leah Binkovitz and Lynh Bui
Chief Cathy L. Lanier said four people were wounded, two seriously, outside a shoe store on Minnesota Avenue.
Brothers arrested in connection with fatal stabbing
Lynh Bui
Two men charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fight that left one man dead.
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