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Local business leaders, residents sleep out in D.C. to raise funds, awareness about homeless youth

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Local business leaders and residents literally took to the streets Thursday to participate in the third annual executive sleep out to raise awareness about homeless youth in the District. Sleep out participants camped out in sleeping bags on top of cardboard boxes and slept on the concrete in Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C.
Nov 21, 2014

So cold I couldn't even spit out the words but a humbling and sobering experience I will never forget... wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Florida State gunman mails mystery package to friends just before shootings

wjla.com — Facebook message from Myron May. (Photo: Joe Paul) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A local man tells ABC 7 News that the man who shot and wounded three students at Florida State University reached out to him just hours before the rampage to say he was sending him and others a package.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ABC7News ICYMI, #FSU gunman Myron May mailed mystery packages to friends just before the shootings: bit.ly/1r2PyTK

At house fire, man tells ABC 7 News crew, ‘I set it on fire’

wjla.com — ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - A man, on the scene of a roaring house fire, approached an ABC 7 News crew Wednesday and confessed to setting the home ablaze. "Carlos," who claims to have set the house on fire. (WJLA photo) "Me! Me!
Nov 20, 2014

Carlos is apparently quite good at arson, less good at getting away from it. wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 20, 2014

Guy goes up to cops and says he set the fire in a nearby house. The cops don't know what to do. j.mp/1F4wYRp via @edatpost

Pentagon promotes athletics, arts during Wounded Warrior Care Month

wjla.com — ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - As we continue to learn more about the injuries U.S. service members are coming home with after serving in war zones, the Department of Defense is calling attention to the resources available to them. At the Pentagon Thursday, many wounded warriors shared how they're recovering through creativity and competition.

D.C. Mayor Gray says he wasn’t involved in rejected plea deal

wjla.com — ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Here's the deal. There is no deal, because why would there be a deal if there's nothing to deal? That continues to be the double-down stance of outgoing D.C.
Nov 21, 2014

Mayor Gray calls Hogan Lovells' Bob Bennett "one of the finest attorneys in the world, certainly in America" wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Recall Roulette: Dangerous recalled items still up for sale

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls an average of 400 products every year for safety issues. But ABC7 News found many of these items still for sale, all over the D.C. region. With hand-me-downs, yard sales, and internet resale sites, it's common for individuals to resell recalled products without ever realizing they are dangerous.
Nov 21, 2014

Harmful recalled products still in the marketplace. What we found: wjla.com/articles/2014/… Watch @BrianRoss' take on #RecallRoulette tonight

Parking lot ploy: Maryland warns of holiday money scam

wjla.com — PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - The Maryland attorney general opened a new satellite office Wednesday to serve consumers in Prince George's County, but leaders hope you'll never need it. A $100 bill on a windshield. (WJLA photo) In a frightening scam that's popping up this holiday season, scammers can do more than just take your money.
Nov 20, 2014

ICYMI: MD Attorney General's office warns of holiday scams - including a scary parking lot ploy wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @ABC7News: Parking lot ploy: What looks to be a $100 gift from a stranger on your car is actually a scam: bit.ly/1BPE7sH pic.twitter.com/BqoaMVNZLT

Gunshots fired on Florida State University campus; at least 2 injured

wjla.com — The crime scene at FSU. (Photo: WTXL) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (ABC News) - At least two people were injured by gunshots on Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee early Thursday morning, officials with Tallahassee Memorial Health Care confirmed to ABC News. The patients' conditions are not known, and it's unclear whether those injured are students.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @ABC7News: WATCH LIVE: Florida State University officials discuss campus shooting: bit.ly/1xRtCjo #fsushooting

Meaning of Mom: Woman brings new life into world as she fights for own life

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Life has been anything but certain for the Ismirle family over the past few years, but when Candice's cousin made a wonderful offer, the 33-year-old cancer survivor couldn't say no. (WJLA graphic) Candice Ismirle and her husband Ryan are the proud parents of baby twin boys, born Nov.
Nov 20, 2014

ICYMI: Candice Adams Ismirle -- cancer survivor 2x over, new mom 2x over!! #PersonOfTheWeek? @DavidMuir @WNTonight? wjla.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @KylaCampbellDC: Check out this awesome story on my forever friend becoming a mom, courtesy of friend/reporter @MikeConneen. fb.me/2QQPBmBj4

Nov 20, 2014

RT @ABC7News: Meaning of Mom: Woman brings new life into world as she fights for own life: bit.ly/1zEeaHI pic.twitter.com/DqxEQCxDul

Bill Cosby's NBC, Netflix projects scrapped after latest sex assault claims

wjla.com — Bill Cosby. (AP photo) WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a project involving the long-beloved comic as a sexual assault scandal continues to spiral around him.
Nov 19, 2014

Netflix, NBC and TV Land distance themselves from Bill Cosby after latest rape allegations wjla.com/articles/2014/… @DCArtBeat @AP

Record cold across the D.C. area Wednesday morning

wjla.com — Frigid air continued to blanket the region today, breaking a number of records across the region and U.S. Record lows were broken at both Dulles and BWI Marshall last night. Dulles broke the record of 20F set back in 1990 by 7 degrees as the location plunged to 13F this morning.
Nov 19, 2014

DC not alone in record cold today. Check out the numbers in today's blog by @alexliggitt @ABC7News wjla.com/blogs/weather/…

MCPS Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse; Report Slams Secret Service

wjla.com — Journalist Miranda Spivack looked at the controversial changes to the school-holiday calendar in Montgomery County. Also, why it took so long for MCPS to disclose allegations of inappropriate touching by a substitute teacher. MCPS Spokesman Dana Tofig also joined us by phone. And, what's going on with the Secret Service?
Nov 19, 2014

My return to NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt on Moco school issues | WJLA.com: wjla.com/blogs/news-tal… via @abc7news

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Zebra attack: One year later, victim recalls battle for his life at the National Zoo

wjla.com — WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Tuesday marks one year since a zebra attacked a zookeeper at the National Zoo, leaving him critically hurt. On the anniversary of the attack, he got a chance to say thank you to the doctors who saved his life. Zebras.