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Gunshots fired in Southwest D.C., striking vehicle and AC units

Police said they did not find anyone who was hit in the incident in the 1500 block of First Street SW, about a half-mile from Nationals Park. → Read More

Second suspect arrested in shooting death in U Street NW corridor, police say

A second suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting near the U Street corridor last month that left one man dead and another wounded, D.C. police said. Police said Malik Coles, 22, of Southeast, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder while armed in the June 30 death of Christopher Payne, 28, of Bowie. Police said the shooting was reported around 4 p.m. in an alley in the… → Read More

Man arrested after his off-road vehicle strikes Prince George’s police car

Police say the incident occurred after officer slowed to let off-road vehicles pass. → Read More

All lanes on northbound Interstate 270 in Montgomery reopen after crash

At least four lanes were closed after the collision. → Read More

Motorcyclist dies in Montgomery crash after being cut off, police say

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday evening in a crash on a highway ramp in Montgomery County when he was cut off by a passenger car, the state police said. The victim was identified as Jonathan M. Thompson, 45, of Moraine, Ohio. Police said he was on the ramp from northbound Interstate 270 to westbound Interstate 370 about 6 p.m. Witnesses told police that a car cut off the motorcycle, causing… → Read More

Prince George’s officer hurt in crash while responding to call, police say

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries; four people from the other vehicle were taken to a hospital for evaluation. → Read More

Sounds resembling shots prompt panicked flight from Union Station

Sound was firecrackers, officials say. → Read More

Officer fatally shoots ‘suspect,’ Baltimore County police say

The shooting occurred during the effort to serve warrants, police said. → Read More

Trees topple, lightning strikes in summer storm

The summer heat wave also continued. → Read More

Unique water dragon dies at zoo; was born without male contribution

Its 2016 birth was the first of its kind for Asian water dragons, the National Zoo said. → Read More

Friday caps District’s heat wave, but cooler days could be ahead

Temperatures next week might not be as brutal, the National Weather Service predicts. → Read More

Virginia Beach council votes for independent probe of mass shooting

Families of the victims of the May 31 shooting at a city municipal complex had called for an independent investigation. → Read More

Almost $7,000 in eyewear taken in three thefts, Montgomery police say

Police said the same thieves may have been involved. → Read More

Two children injured by exploding fireworks, D.C. fire department says

In one case, a 9-year-old boy suffered severe hand injuries, officials said. → Read More

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist handcuffed after 911 hoax, authorities say

WASHINGTON - Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Leonard G. Pitts Jr. said he was awakened early Sunday by police who ordered him out of his home in suburban Bowie, Maryland, and handcuffed him while they investigated a report that a crime was being committed in the house. The report, made to Bowie police by telephone, was determined to be false. Pitts, 61, writes a column for the Miami… → Read More

Man is fatally shot in Laurel, Md., authorities say

Shooting occurred Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Person changing bus tire killed in hit-and-run, police say

A woman was being questioned in connection with the death, which occurred Sunday evening on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. → Read More

Woman holding infant granddaughter is hit by car and killed, Baltimore County police say

Parking lot incident occurred late Saturday. → Read More

Columnist handcuffed in Bowie after police get false information, authorities say

The incident was at the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard G. Pitts Jr. → Read More

Double shooting near U Street corridor leaves one man gravely wounded

Another man also was wounded in the daytime gunfire, D.C. police said. → Read More