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Capitol Hill resident's security cameras capture theft suspect during crime Video included

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Burglars have been terrorizing a neighborhood on Capitol Hill, but one resident is trying to fight back. He has been so fed up with the crime that he has set up his own surveillance cameras and they are starting to pay off. More>>

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard goes on trial in DC Video included

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A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. More>>

DC Council sues mayor over budget autonomy law Video included

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The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray's office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget. District voters approved a referendum in 2012 that allows the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. Gray supported the measure but said he had questions about its legality. More>>

Inside look at testing of new Metro rail cars Video included

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A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests. More>>

Man dies after being found shot inside Northeast DC home Video included

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A Northeast D.C. neighborhood is on edge after a man was found shot inside a home on Chillum Place at around 4 p.m. Wednesday. More>>

New changes for obtaining or renewing DC driver's licenses Video included

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If you have a D.C. driver’s license, there are big changes on the way. Starting on May 1, once your license expires, you will have to prove your identity to get a new license. More>>

Juror expresses regret over conviction of former DC cop Video included

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A former D.C. police officer convicted of child sexual abuse has filed a motion for a new trial after a juror wrote a letter to the judge expressing regret. The unidentified juror writes of being "haunted" by the verdict and claims other jurors dismissed the rule of law.
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Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

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After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. More>>

DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

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The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty. More>>

DC celebrates Emancipation Day Video included

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District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. More>>

Police release video of suspect in Northwest DC sexual assault, robbery of another man Video included

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D.C. police is asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected in a sexual assault. They have released new video of the suspect leaving the scene in Northwest D.C. More>>

Light snow falls in DC area; Freeze Warning issued overnight Video included

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After raining for most the of the afternoon, light snow fell in some parts of the D.C. area Tuesday night. A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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Fallen trees cause damage to homes, vehicles in DC area Video included

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The rain and heavy wind in the area Tuesday have caused some storm damage in the D.C. area. More>>

Student struck by car is 4th student death at George Washington U. this school year Video included

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Commencement at George Washington University is a little over a month away. Sadly, one promising senior won't be receiving his diploma. More>>

Heroin ring operating across DC region busted Video included

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From Mexico to Los Angeles to a master bedroom in Maryland. We are learning fascinating details about an elaborate heroin ring operating across our region and busted by D.C. police and the FBI in late March. More>>

Residents call for help for Northeast DC alley in need of repair Video included

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There is a busy alley in Northeast Washington that is in a dreadful state of repair. Residents and business owners have been trying for years to get the city to fix Linden Court. So far, those efforts have failed. More>>

Family questions actions of 2 DC firefighters after death of 51-year-old woman Video included

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The daughters of a Northeast Washington woman are looking for answers after their mother died in her home just hours after an ambulance crew came to help her. More>>

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall Video included

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More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. More>>

Lindsay Murphy interviews her husband, Brandon Guyer, as Rays visit Orioles in Baltimore Video included

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It's a major league love story that started seven years ago during a television interview with FOX 5's own Lindsay Murphy. More>>

Big weather changes coming as rain, freeze watch for Tuesday

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Rain will return and the mild spell will dramatically end on Tuesday as a blast of colder air sweeping in from the Plains arrives. The heaviest rain will pour down Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Police chief, deputy mayor defend treatment of DC man carried to apartment before being found dead Video included

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The D.C. man found dead inside his Northwest D.C. apartment just hours after police and firefighters took him there died of “acute ethanol intoxication.” That is what the D.C. medical examiner has ruled -- adding the janitor’s death was an accident. Now, top city officials are defending the way 39-year-old Jose Perez was treated.
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DC Council questions director of DC's Child and Family Services about Relisha Rudd Video included

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There are new questions surrounding the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd as the District begins a citywide review of the case. D.C. council members questioned the director of D.C.’s Child and Family Services regarding the girl's disappearance.
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Gallaudet DE Adam Talaat works out for NFL scouts at Pro Day

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Gallaudet defensive end Adam Talaat won just about every award he could as a senior, but this week, he took his football future to the next level. On Wednesday, Adam worked out at the school’s first-ever Pro Day in hopes of being the first NFL star to come from the only college in the world that is dedicated to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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D.C. fire chief proposes removing two trucks from service in Shaw

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe wants to increase the number of ambulances in the District during peak call times. Part of his plan to do that involves removing two fire engines from service in the Shaw neighborhood.
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Women being targeted by purse thieves at DC bus stops Video included

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Criminals are targeting women near bus stops in the District. D.C. police are investigating a string of robberies along with Metro Transit Police. They say the suspects snatched purses from victims at three locations Tuesday morning. More>>

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

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Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

New DC ambulance redeployment plan moves ladder truck, engine out of growing community Video included

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has come up with a new ambulance redeployment plan. It is now under review by the D.C. council, which has scheduled a public hearing for Friday. More>>

People camping out for coveted Georgetown liquor license Video included

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It looked like a protest or a line for tickets outside the Reeves Municipal Center on 14th and U Streets in Northwest D.C. Wednesday evening. Instead, it was a group of people camping out in hopes of scoring a coveted Georgetown liquor license. More>>

New grilled cheese DC restaurant already drawing long lines Video included

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It's a treat many of us associate with childhood. But the grilled cheese sandwich is for grownups, too. In fact, cheesy deliciousness had people lining up Wednesday in downtown D.C. outside a restaurant that hasn't even opened yet. More>>

Review of missing Relisha Rudd case ordered by DC mayor Video included

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A review of the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd has been ordered by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Gray says he has directed two deputy mayors to conduct a review and to make recommendations about reforms. More>>

DC fire lieutenant at center of Cecil Mills death probe may retire without punishment Video included

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The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills has gotten the signatures she needs to retire. More>>

Rep. Jim Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay

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A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. More>>

Redskins 2014 preseason schedule released

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The NFL has released the 2014 preseason schedule and the Washington Redskins will start the preseason at home against the New England Patriots. More>>

DC Cherry Blossom Guide: What you need to know in 2014! Video included

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Are you Cherry Blossom bound?  You should be! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is right in our backyard, and we've got all the details you need to know to make your visit the best ever. More>>

DC considering surge fare rates for taxicab drivers Video included

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Mobile app car service companies like Uber are changing the way cab service is carried out. With a push of the button, a car is on the way. For some cab drivers, the competition hurts. More>>

Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman killed by police on Capitol Hill shot 5 times Video included

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The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.
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Afghanistan war veteran and military working dog reunite after years apart Video included

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An Afghanistan war veteran who was seriously hurt on the front lines returned to the United States without his beloved Army combat dog specially trained to sniff out bombs. After years apart, they are back together again. More>>

Judge rejects request to dismiss Chris Brown assault case Video included

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Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. More>>

DC residents press city for action to slow down traffic on Arkansas Avenue Video included

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Residents called FOX 5 for help on what they are calling a public safety issue. They live along Arkansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. It is an area that has homes, schools, and many children at play, but they say despite their best efforts, they can't get D.C. officials to help slow down traffic on the street. More>>

'New aura' as Redskins start work under Gruden

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From older to younger. From all-controlling to approachable. From 3-13 to a clean slate. The Washington Redskins as a group began their transition from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden on Monday when they reported for the first day of the offseason workout program, and it wasn't hard to sense the different vibe under the new coach.
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Alonzo Mourning, Gary Williams elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater.
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Man in video identified, cooperating in case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd Video included

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D.C. police say they have identified the man in a video released last week who was sought by authorities in connection with the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. More>>

Police say man shot and killed by officer after refusing to drop weapon Video included

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Authorities are investigating a police involved shooting in the district. The shooting happened in the 4500 block of C Street in southeast around 10:15 Sunday night. Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun.
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DC Police seeking man who may have information on Relisha Rudd Video included

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D.C. police have released video of a man they believe may have information in the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. It is still unclear how the man in the video may have played a role in the missing girl's case, but police are asking for the public's help in identifying him.
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Redskins re-sign linebacker Rob Jackson

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Linebacker Rob Jackson re-signed with the Washington Redskins, returning to the only NFL team he's played for. More>>

Nats blunders on bases, overturned HR hurt in 2-1 loss to Braves Video included

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Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals' home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss. More>>

Metro to open early for weekend Cherry Blossom run Video included

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Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk. More>>

Top 10 replacements for David Letterman ... featuring DC Mayor Vincent Gray! Video included

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When David Letterman calls it quits in 2015, who will take over? You can't beat this list of Top 10 Letterman replacements featuring D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray! More>>

Rep. Jim Moran: "Members of Congress are underpaid" Video included

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In an interview Thursday, Virginia Democrat Jim Moran said members of Congress are underpaid, and some can't afford to "live decently" while working in Washington, D.C.
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Gray, Bowser meet for first time since election at Democratic unity breakfast Video included

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Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser met Friday for the first time since Bowser ‘s victory in the district’s Democratic primary election. More>>

Cecil Mills' son has public exchange with DC fire chief at community meeting Video included

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is used to being on the hot seat and Thursday night was no exception. Ellerbe spoke at a community meeting in the same Northeast D.C. neighborhood where members of his department failed to help an elderly man. More>>

U.S. marshals take custody of Chris Brown for DC assault case

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Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday. More>>

Facebook 'News Feed' creator talks to 4-H youth in DC Video included

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You may not recognize him just by looking at him, but it’s likely you use something he created on a daily, well, let’s be honest, hourly basis. Andrew Bosworth the creator of Facebook's "News Feed" was in D.C. sharing insights and inspiration to young 4-H kids. More>>

DC Mayor Vincent Gray unhappy about loss, undecided on supporting Bowser Video included

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It has been two days since Vincent Gray's defeat in the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary. For the first time, we are hearing how he really feels about losing to Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser. More>>

Park Police investigating sexual assault of woman at park in Georgetown Video included

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A sexual assault in a popular D.C. park has neighbors on high alert. It happened Tuesday night at the Glover-Archbold Park just off Foxhall Road and Canal Road in Georgetown.
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DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory Video included

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Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections. More>>

Police, volunteers continue search of DC park for missing Relisha Rudd Video included

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D.C. police, dive teams, and community volunteers have been continuing their search at Kenilworth Park on Wednesday, but have not found anything that has led them any closer in finding 8-year old Relisha Rudd. More>>

Graham, Wells out of DC council after defeats

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Two D.C. council members are out of jobs. Ward One council member Jim Graham was handily defeated by political newcomer Brianne Nadeau. More>>

Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office Video included

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Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.
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Catania to make November general election interesting Video included

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Usually, whoever wins the democratic nomination in D.C. Is a shoe-in for the general election in November. But that may not be the case this time around. That's because at large council member David Catania recently announced that he is running for mayor. Council member Catania joined us with more. More>>

Muriel Bowser wins Democratic primary for DC mayor Video included

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Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago. More>>

Voting machines lead to delay in DC primary results Video included

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District of Columbia elections officials say some problems with electronic voting machines have led to a delay in reporting results from the city's Democratic mayoral primary. More>>

DC mayor seeks second term as Tuesday primary arrives Video included

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The embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal. More>>

DC man charged with arson in fire in which wife died

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D.C. police say a man has been charged in a fire in which his wife died. More>>

Chris Brown's lawyer asks judge to block jail transfer to DC

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Chris Brown's attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to block an order that would transfer the jailed R&B singer to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial. More>>

What you need to know about Tuesday’s D.C. Democratic primary elections Video included

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Voters in the District will decide which Democratic candidate for mayor they want to send to the polls in November. More>>

Lanier: Body found in Kenilworth Park 'tentatively' identified as Kahlil Tatum Video included

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the body of a man found Monday afternoon in Kenilworth Park has tentatively been identified as that of Kahlil Tatum, the man with whom police say 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1.  Lanier said the body was found in the search area where authorities are looking for Relisha, but there's still no sign of her. More>>

DC Mayor Vincent Gray signs pot decriminalization bill

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>

DC residents rush to sign up for health coverage

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District of Columbia residents who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance coverage under the new federal health care program were waiting on hold with the city's call center and lining up to enroll in person Monday, the last day to join without paying a tax penalty. More>>

Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years

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An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. More>>

National Zoo says panda cub Bao Bao may venture outside

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The National Zoo says giant panda cub Bao Bao may soon start venturing outside for the first time with her mother. More>>

Search for missing Relisha Rudd continues in NE DC park

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The search for Relisha Rudd continues at a northeast D.C. park.  Over the weekend, police and fire department dive teams searched for evidence at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, but found no sign of the missing 8-year-old girl.  More>>

Police search for missing 13-year old Samantha Holmes Video included

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D.C. police need your help finding a missing teenager.  They say 13-year old Samantha Holmes was last seen on March 24 in northwest Washington.
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Court documents: Tatum used gun in wife's killing Video included

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Court documents say the man last seen with missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd used a firearm to kill his wife. More>>

DC officers over 64 years old receive notice telling them to retire by end of June Video included

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D.C. police officers over 64 years old received a notice Thursday telling them they have to retire by June 30.
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Five Ivy League colleges vie for DC student Video included

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This is the college acceptance season -- frequently a nervous time for high school seniors. But D.C.'s Avery Coffey can relax. He applied to five Ivy League universities and all five accepted him. More>>

DC Council to examine homeless shelter safety

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The D.C. Council is examining safety procedures at the city's family homeless shelter following the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl who was living there with her mother and brothers.
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New Metro budget means higher rail fares Video included

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Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday. More>>

Chris Brown's lawyers want judge to dismiss DC assault case

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Singer Chris Brown's lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he's facing in Washington, D.C. More>>

Capitol Police: Man tried to bring pot into Senate Gallery

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U.S. Capitol Police say a man tried to bring marijuana into the Senate Gallery. More>>

Amid scandal, some seek alternative to DC mayor

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The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor. More>>

DC teen campaigning to make medical marijuana more accessible for those with chronic pain Video included

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A D.C. teenager is embarking on a campaign to help make medical marijuana more accessible to people who need it from chronic pain. More>>

Negative attack ads, websites in full force in DC mayoral race Video included

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The candidates for mayor in D.C.’s upcoming primary are now in the home stretch. Election Day is next Tuesday and things are getting dirty. More>>

Amber Alert update: Officials say suspect posed as girl's doctor, told school she was sick Video included

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City officials say the man suspected of abducting 8-year-old Relisha Rudd posed as her doctor in a collaborated effort with the girl's mother and grandmother to fool administrators at Payne Elementary School into believing the 8-year-old was not coming to school because she was sick. More>>

Animals found dead in Rock Creek Park; believed to be part of ritualistic killing Video included

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U.S. Park Police and the Washington Humane Society are investigating the discovery of a number of dead birds and a goat in Rock Creek Park. More>>

3 Secret Service agents sent home for disciplinary reasons before Obama trip

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The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday. More>>

Two honored for their attempt to save Navy Yard shooting victim Video included

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The American Ambulance Association on Tuesday night gave two emergency medical service staffers awards for risking their lives to try to save a man found unconscious outside the Navy Yard the day of the shooting. More>>

Hearing held for Georgetown University student charged in campus ricin scare Video included

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The teen suspect in a ricin scare at Georgetown University has been ordered released from jail. Daniel Milzman went before a federal magistrate judge Tuesday afternoon and was found competent to stand trial. More>>

Authorities release video of missing girl Relisha Rudd, Khalil Tatum at DC hotel in Feb. Video included

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It has now been six days since D.C. police issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. On Tuesday, law enforcement authorities have released surveillance video of Rudd and her possible abductor, Kahlil Tatum, from a D.C. hotel in February. More>>

DC mayor signs senior property tax exemption

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes. More>>

New poll: Bowser gains ground on Gray in DC mayoral race Video included

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Early voting is underway, and according to a new poll by the Washington Post, the primary battle for Mayor of D.C. has narrowed to a two-person race between incumbent Vincent Gray and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser. According to the poll, they're in a dead heat for the Democratic nomination. More>>

Washington Monument to reopen May 12

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The National Park Service said Tuesday that the Washington Monument will officially reopen on May 12 after a 32-month closure because of earthquake damage.
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Video shows cell phone robbery in Capitol South Metro station

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Metro Transit Police say a cell phone thief was caught on tape inside the Capital South Metro station last Saturday in a robbery that took place in the middle of the day.  Police say the surveillance video showing the incident is a good reminder to riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of their surroundings, especially when using electronic devices.
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DC centenarians honored at luncheon Video included

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With just a week until the primary election in the District, many people have their minds on the future of D.C. But as residents look forward, we wanted to get advice and guidance from those who have the most experience in the past. A birthday party was held for 40 centenarians Monday and many of them have lived in D.C. for most of their lives. More>>

Amber Alert still in place for missing Relisha Rudd; police release new photos Video included

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An Amber Alert is still in place for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. More>>

Md. officials to push for FBI headquarters Video included

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Maryland officials are gathering to push for relocating a new FBI headquarters in the state. Top federal, state and local officials are scheduled Monday to promote Prince George's County as the new location at an event at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Rep. Steny Hoyer are scheduled to attend. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin also are scheduled to participate. Rushern Baker, the county executive, is scheduled to atten... More>>

Mother of Relisha Rudd makes appeal for return of her daughter Video included

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Shamika Young, 27, is the mother of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. She called FOX 5 on Friday asking to make an on-camera appeal to the man her daughter may be traveling with. More>>

Man believed to be with missing DC child charged with murder of his wife Video included

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Prince George's County Police have charged a man who authorities believe is traveling with a missing 8-year-old with his wife's slaying. More>>

Georgetown University student charged after ricin found in dorm room

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Court documents show that a student at Georgetown University has been charged with possession of a biological toxin after ricin was found in a dorm room. More>>

Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old DC girl Relisha Rudd Video included

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Police are still searching for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl and an Amber Alert has been issued for her. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in southeast Washington at a homeless shelter. More>>

Vandal damaged nearly 800 trees in DC by carving circles into trunks

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The vandal who damaged a number of trees in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood may have caused more damage than first thought. Police arrested a suspect last week for carving deep circles into nearly 100 trees.
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National Park Service to reopen Washington Monument in May

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The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011. More>>

Georgetown University says suspicious substance had ricin Video included

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Officials at Georgetown University say a substance in a dorm room has tested positive for ricin. More>>

DC fire lieutenant at center of Mills death investigation faces trial board Video included

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The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday.

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Local woman says she was a victim of 'one-ring' cell phone scam Video included

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It's a FOX 5 follow up on a widespread scam that is sweeping the country. Con artists sneaking unauthorized charges onto people's phone bills and all it takes is one ring. More>>

Marion Barry endorses DC Mayor Vincent Gray amid federal probe

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work." More>>

Cancer survivor grateful for medical marijuana in DC Video included

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A medical marijuana patient in the District is sharing his story with FOX 5. He claims the drug changed his life, and without it, he's not sure he would even be alive. More>>

Marion Barry to endorse embattled DC Mayor Vincent Gray

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Embattled District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is getting a boost from the man dubbed the city's "Mayor-for-Life." More>>

Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat Video included

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Threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within, according to several reviews triggered by last year's Washington Navy Yard killings. More>>

Man wanted in DC homicide shot, killed after firing on officers Video included

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Police say a man wanted in the death of a 19-year-old woman in Northeast D.C. last month was killed Tuesday when he exchanged gunfire with members of a fugitive task force. More>>

Crews respond to report of possible ricin on Georgetown University campus Video included

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Emergency crews were called to Georgetown University on Tuesday after they received a report of possible ricin at a residence hall on campus. More>>

DC Council to weigh special-education overhaul

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A D.C. councilmember says special education is facing a crisis in the nation's capital and has introduced legislation intended to overhaul the system and improve student outcomes. More>>

More snow leaves school districts scrambling to make up snow days Video included

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Monday was yet another snow day for most school districts across our region -- adding to the uncertainty of how to make up for so much lost time in the classroom. More>>

Photo Gallery: #GREENSNOW in the DC region!

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Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!

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Snow blankets DC region during late winter storm Video included

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No signs of spring Monday morning as another winter storm pushed through the Washington, D.C. region. More>>

Early voting begins in DC mayoral race Video included

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Voters are getting their first chance to cast ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor. More>>

Marion Barry unsure whether DC mayor Gray can win re-election

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says he's not sure whether Mayor Vincent Gray can win re-election amid allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about an illegal "shadow campaign" in 2010. More>>

DC police investigate homicide in southeast Video included

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Police are investigating a deadly shooting in southeast D.C. A man was found shot in the upper body around midnight in 2600 block of Bowen Road near the Anacostia Metro Station. Police are on the lookout for a black Hyundai Sonata that had four people inside wearing black clothing and hoods. More>>

Mayoral candidates say federal probe is hurting DC

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Rivals to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray say the city is suffering because of the federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign. More>>

5th DC man sent to prison on false hair analysis exonerated by DNA Video included

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A D.C. man convicted in a 1982 rape and murder has been told he has been exonerated by DNA. Kevin Martin spent more than 26 years in prison on a claim by prosecutors his hair was found at the scene of the crime. But newly tested evidence says he wasn't there. More>>

Metro to open early for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

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Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend. More>>

New Hampshire House supports DC voting rights

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New Hampshire's House of Representatives has voted to support voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia. More>>

DC seeks to combine lottery contracts

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The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has proposed combining the city's two long-troubled lottery contracts. More>>

DC firefighter charged with arson; 14th firefighter arrest since October Video included

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FOX 5 has learned another D.C. firefighter has been arrested. He is the 14th firefighter charged since October. More>>

Strong winds damage homes; leave many in the dark

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A very cold and strong wind left some residents in the dark and caused damage to homes in the region overnight. More>>

US Capitol dome temporarily loses power Video included

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The lights at the U.S. Capitol dome went out temporarily for almost a half hour Wednesday night. More>>

911 center makes changes after Cecil Mills death Video included

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It may be hard to believe, but until recently, 911 operators in the District were not required to double check addresses of emergency calls. They do now following the death of Cecil Mills, who collapsed right across from a firehouse. More>>

Councilmember David Catania running for DC mayor Video included

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At-large D.C. councilmember David Catania, once a Republican, is the latest candidate to run for mayor of Washington. Visiting election headquarters Wednesday morning, Catania has filed paperwork to run as an independent in November's general election.
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Josh Hardy medication fight raises questions about drug approval process Video included

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After days of pleading with drug company executives, the parents of a Fredericksburg, Va., boy in danger of dying got what they have been praying for: a chance to get the medicine that could help their son survive. More>>

Minor change to DC Height Act advances in House

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A House committee has approved a minor change to the century-old law that bans skyscrapers in the nation's capital. More>>

Treasurer for former DC councilmember charged with stealing from campaign

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The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account. More>>

Worker injured by chemical spill, DC high school evacuated

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Authorities say a construction worker was seriously injured in a chemical spill at a northwest Washington aquatic center and the high school next door was evacuated as a precaution. More>>

DC elections officials let marijuana initiative go forward

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Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city's voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city. More>>

Despite scandal, Mayor Gray makes pitch for 2nd term at 'State of the District' Video included

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl." More>>

Ex-DC teacher Eric Toth gets 25 years in child porn case Video included

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A former teacher at the Beauvoir school and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted is heading to federal prison. Eric Toth pleaded guilty in December to two counts of production of child pornography and on Tuesday was given a sentence of 25 years. More>>

VIDEO: DC Mayor Vincent Gray sits down with FOX 5 Video included

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Before his State of the District speech on Tuesday night, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray sat down with FOX 5's Matt Ackland to talk about a number of issues-- including the Jeffrey Thompson plea deal.  Watch the entire interview here! More>>

David Catania to run for DC mayor as independent Video included

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Councilmember David Catania will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor. More>>

Prosecutors: Mayor Gray knew about 'shadow' campaign Video included

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The D.C. businessman charged with conspiring to break campaign finance laws by funding a off-the-books campaigns for federal and local candidates, including D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, appeared in court on Monday afternoon. According to prosecutors, Gray knew about the "shadow campaign" Jeffrey Thompson has admitted funding, and he told Gray to refer to him as "Uncle Earl" to conceal their dealings.
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DC firefighter arrested for prescription fraud Video included

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Another member of the D.C. fire department has been arrested. A fire lieutenant has been accused of prescription fraud while in uniform. More>>

Deputy DC fire chief describes culture of fear Video included

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A retiring District of Columbia deputy fire chief has delivered a scathing assessment of Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. More>>

Dalai Lama: China 'great' but gov't 'harmful'

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The Dalai Lama called China a "great nation" but criticized its governmental system as "harmful" during an address Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. More>>

Weekend: Metro Center station closed Saturday, Sunday

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Metro riders, take note: The Metro Center station is closed this weekend, and that means you'll need to plan accordingly.
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High-speed crash closes streets near Capitol

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Police are investigating a high-speed crash that has closed streets near the U.S. Capitol. Capitol police say a car traveling at a high rate of speed became airborne and crashed into a tree around 3 a.m. Friday.
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Boil water advisory in DC lifted Video included

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A boil water advisory that was in effect for some isolated areas of Northwest D.C. has been lifted. More>>

Freezing rain, sleet may affect Friday morning commute Video included

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some areas of the D.C. area for possible freezing rain and sleet during Friday morning’s commute. More>>

DC firefighter arrested for 2nd-degree sex abuse Video included

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There is more trouble for the D.C. fire department. Another firefighter has been arrested on criminal charges. More>>

DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl crosses into Va. Video included

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A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
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White House to hold Easter Egg Roll on April 21; lottery begins March 10 at 10 a.m. Video included

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The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. Dating to 1878 and attended by tens of thousands of children and parents, the event will support first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative. More>>

Man dies after being found with gunshot wound in vehicle involved in accident Video included

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D.C. police say a man has died after he was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle that crashed in Northwest D.C. Wednesday night. More>>

FOX 5 gets tour of new Marriott Marquis convention center hotel in downtown DC Video included

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If you have driven through downtown D.C. over the last year, you couldn't have missed the massive Marriott Marquis Convention Center Hotel under construction. It has been rising up and almost complete. FOX 5 was invited along for a first television tour of the building. More>>

Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

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Officials say the Metro Center station will be closed this weekend to allow for sign and lighting upgrades. More>>

Some DC residents advised to boil drinking water Video included

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Washington's Water and Sewer Authority is advising that residents who are having low water pressure boil water for drinking and cooking. More>>

Marion Barry released from rehab facility Video included

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Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility. More>>

Family questions emergency response to DC man Video included

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New questions are being raised about the January death of Jose Santos Ruiz Perez. The D.C. man was found deceased in his Northwest D.C. apartment just hours after being escorted there by D.C. police and EMTs. More>>

Woman struck by Metro train at Rhode lsland Ave. station

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A woman has been struck by a train at the Rhode Island Ave. Metro station. More>>

Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot decriminalization bill

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House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. More>>

White House to hold Easter Egg Roll on April 21

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The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. More>>

Mayor Gray wants Secret Service changes after gridlock

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Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for changes to Secret Service protocols for visiting dignitaries to avoid downtown gridlock. More>>

'Ashes to Go' given out on DC Metro stop Video included

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Are you too busy to make it to church on Ash Wednesday? There's a new trend -- where the ashes come to you. It's called Ashes To Go, and a number of churches across the nation participate in the program.
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Flash mob thieves hit clothing store in Georgetown Video included

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D.C. police have released surveillance video of a group of flash mob thieves targeting a popular store in the heart of Georgetown. It happened on February 20 at around 6:30 p.m. at True Religion on M Street in Northwest.
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Obama budget would give DC more autonomy

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The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says President Barack Obama's budget proposal would give the district some long-sought freedom over local affairs. More>>

National Park Service predicts DC cherry blossom peak bloom dates Video included

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Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday. More>>

DC Council votes to decriminalize pot possession Video included

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Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. More>>

My View: D.C. Fire & EMS

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In this My View, FOX 5 vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini addresses the recent D.C. Fire EMS investigation. More>>

VIDEO: Mario Van Peebles joins push for D.C. statehood

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Actor Mario Van Peebles is speaking in support of statehood for D.C.  In a newly-released public service announcement, Van Peebles joined D.C. Senator Paul Strauss in asking Americans to contact their senators in support of making D.C. the 51st state. More>>

Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

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The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. More>>

Metro bus service restored; snow detours in effect Video included

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The snow is still affecting Metro's schedule. Buses will run on their Severe-Snow-Service-Plan. Metro trains are running on their normal weekday schedule. Above ground, only a few of the busiest bus routes will be in service.
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IHOP gives away free pancakes on Tuesday for National Pancake Day Video included

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It's Fat Tuesday, and also National Pancake Day! What better way to celebrate the last day before the beginning of lent then with free pancakes. IHOP is offering a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes, and in return, they hope you'll make a donation to one of their charities.
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Deep freeze arrives in DC region Video included

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A snowstorm that dumped more than half a foot of snow on parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is being followed by unusually frigid temperatures. More>>

Snowball fight held on the National Mall Video included

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A big snowball fight broke out on the National Mall just as the snow was tapering off in the District at around 2 p.m. More>>

DC Gearing Up for a Major Snowstorm Video included

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March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. More>>

Murder rate in DC doubles Video included

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Four people have been murdered in Washington, D.C. in the last 24 hours, and the year-to-date murder rate has doubled. More>>

Chris Brown told to return to rehab for 2 months

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A California judge ordered Chris Brown to remain in an anger-management rehab program and told the pop singer to return to court in two months. More>>

Deputy mayor defends leaving key facts out of public report on Mills death Video included

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray refused to answer any questions Friday about the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills and why key facts about the case were left out of a public report. He instead steered all questions to the deputy mayor who wrote it.
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DC police investigate 2 separate homicides Video included

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Two separate homicides are being investigated in Washington, D.C. after two shootings The first incident happened around 5:00 p.m. Thursday night on Halley Terrace, just off of South Capitol Street in the southeast.
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DC to adjust timing of 200 traffic light signals Video included

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City officials hope traffic begins to flow smoother in the District. The D.C. Transportation Department is changing the traffic light signals at -200 intersections in Wards Six, Seven, and Eight. DDOTs new signal-optimization project affects areas south and east of the Anacostia River and streets around Nationals Park. More>>

Teen fatally shot in Southeast DC Video included

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D.C. police say a juvenile was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in Southeast D.C. Family at the scene say the victim is a 16-year-old student of Ballou High School. More>>

Internal affairs report on Mills death investigation shows key information kept from public Video included

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A report released earlier this week on the January death of Cecil Mills is missing key information on what happened the day he collapsed across the street from a firehouse.
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VIDEO: 98-year-old woman seriously injured by stocking cart at Safeway in Georgetown Video included

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It's a trip to the grocery store she wishes she had never taken. 98-year-old Jean Butterfield was mowed down by a metal cart used for stocking shelves. More>>

Tea party activists strategize in DC on 5th anniversary Video included

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National polls show -- among voters -- a decline in support for the tea party movement in the United States. The largely grassroots movement is now five years old. More>>

Panda running for mayor of DC? Video included

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There is breaking news from the campaign trail. In the race for D.C. mayor, there is now a most unusual candidate. Somebody out there in Twitterville is promoting a giant panda for mayor!
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Attorney General Eric Holder released from hospital after feeling faint Video included

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Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday and treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said. More>>

Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest Video included

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Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep. More>>

DC orders insurers to cover sex-change surgery

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Insurance companies in the District of Columbia have been ordered to stop denying coverage to transgender residents seeking gender-reassignment surgery. More>>

Judge sets conditions of John Hinckley's visits

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John Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, soon will be spending more than half of his time outside a Washington mental hospital. More>>

DC to start monthlong campaign to repair potholes Video included

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The District of Columbia is preparing to begin its annual "Potholepalooza" campaign to repair roads throughout the city. More>>

$50,000 reward offered in DC mail carrier robbery, assault case Video included

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A $50,000 reward is being offered in the robbery and assault case of a mail carrier along his route Tuesday afternoon in Northeast D.C. More>>

Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro Video included

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Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system. More>>

Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback Video included

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Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up. More>>

Car used by suspects in Prince George's County home break-in located in DC Video included

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Hours after we first showed you video of a burglary at a Maryland home in Prince George's County, the car used by the suspects was found in the District. Police now believe the car was first stolen from a home in Alexandria, Va.
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DC mayor stands by Fire Chief Ellerbe, Deputy Mayor Quander

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is standing by his fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety amid calls for their resignation. More>>

Snow moves through DC region; brings accidents, travel delays Video included

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Snow has moved out of the Washington, D.C. region but not before causing traffic accidents and delays during the morning commute. More>>

Winter weather advisory issued, more snow coming Wednesday

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If you were surprised by the heavier than expected snowfall we got this morning, don’t be surprised when you wake up to more of the white stuff tomorrow.  A new winter weather advisory has been issued, and we’ve got more snow on the way across the D.C. region. More>>

Metro rail on-time reality check Video included

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It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
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Mills family, Ellerbe testifies at hearing on effectiveness of DC emergency responders Video included

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A D.C. Council committee is hosting a public hearing Monday on the effectiveness of the city's emergency responders. This comes in the wake of several high profile incidents that includes the death of Cecil Mills. More>>

Temperatures drop after mild weather over weekend; snow possible Wednesday

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Last week's thaw was a mere tease for the Midwest and Northeast with the polar vortex set to make an encore performance this week. More>>

Teaching kindness and resolving conflict through recess Video included

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Sometimes we all need to burn off a little steam. For kids, that can mean running around at recess. But a national non-profit organization working in a number of D.C. schools is trying to change how recess works and what it means for academics too. More>>

Washington Post endorses Muriel Bowser for DC mayor Video included

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The Washington Post has endorsed D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser in the city's Democratic mayoral primary. The Post editorial board cited the years-long federal investigation of Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign in declining to back him for a second term.
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Suspicious death investigated in southeast Video included

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D.C. Police are investigating a suspicious death in southeast. FOX 5 has learned a woman was found unconscious in the 800 block of Southern Avenue just before 11:00 a.m. She died at a hospital. The investigation is still continuing at this time. More>>

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