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D.C. Police Chief discusses military equipment usage

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police Chief Cathy Lanier is urging President Obama not to cancel a program which allows local law enforcement agencies to purchase surplus military equipment at huge discounts. President Obama is asking for a review after watching police in Ferguson Missouri use armored carriers, dogs and assault weapons on civilian protesters.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: Cathy Lanier comments on Ferguson: 'I wouldn't bring an armored personnel carrier out' to a protest. @brucejohnson9: wusa9.com/story/news/loc…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: Cathy Lanier comments on Ferguson: 'I wouldn't bring an armored personnel carrier out' to a protest. @brucejohnson9: wusa9.com/story/news/loc…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: Cathy Lanier comments on Ferguson: 'I wouldn't bring an armored personnel carrier out' to a protest. @brucejohnson9: wusa9.com/story/news/loc…

Aug 27, 2014

Cathy Lanier comments on Ferguson: 'I wouldn't bring an armored personnel carrier out' to a protest. @brucejohnson9: wusa9.com/story/news/loc…

CEO caught on camera kicking small dog

wusa9.com — The CEO of a major company is seen on video repeatedly kicking a doberman puppy as it sits cowering on the floor at his feet in an elevator, according to Fortune, and the video is going viral.
Aug 27, 2014

VIDEO: Makes me furious! What a coward #CEO to kick a cowering #dog when he thinks no one is watching. on.wusa9.com/1zFXnCo @wusa9

Airline loses wheelchair-using granny for 11 hours

wusa9.com — A family is fuming mad after an airline employee parked a wheelchair-using grandmother for 11 hours at an airport, having apparently forgotten her. Alice Vaticano, 85, told a Denver TV station that one of her daughters took her to New Jersey's Newark Airport, where a skycap promised to wheel her directly to her gate.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @wusa9: Airline loses wheelchair-using granny for 11 hours...she ended up in a corner, missing her flight and several others: on.wusa9.com/1wCQYvv

Miracle drug or last resort for heroin addicts?

Miracle drug or last resort?

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Only on 9, we have a follow-up to a story we first brought you last December. It's about a young heroin addict from our area, whose efforts to find treatment has taken an unexpected turn. Lucas Miller is in many ways a typical addict - on a roller coaster of rehabs and relapses.

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez talks roster, says career is 'a journey'

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Nationals are on pace for 93 wins despite pitcher Gio Gonzalez having his worst season since 2009. WUSA9's Dave Owens talked to Gonzalez about this season's struggles and if they might keep him off the post-season roster. "Here you guys are, you're up 7 or 8 games.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @GameOnWUSA9: Nats' Gio Gonzalez on career: 'It's been a journey': The Washington Nationals are on pace for 93 wins despite ... bit.ly/1vQHbOq

Hewlett Packard recalls more than 5 million computer power cords

wusa9.com — BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA9) -- Hewlett-Packard has issued a recall for more than five million notebook computer AC power cords. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the cords can overheat and pose a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall impacts Hewlett-Packard's LS-15 AC power cord.

McDonnell video: 'You can't spend more than you have'

wusa9.com — RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9) -- The prosecution wrapped up cross examination of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Tuesday afternoon with a quote from the former Virginia governor's inaugural speech. "The Scriptures say "To whom much is given, much will be required."" "Mr. Williams gave you and your family approximately $177,000 in gifts and loans, didn't he sir?"

2 suspects wanted in Va. McDonald's shooting

wusa9.com — WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police Department responded to a shooting that happened at at Woodbridge McDonalds and left a man with life-threatening injuries. The shooting happened at the McDonalds located at 2891 Dale Blvd. in Woodbridge, Va., police said.
Aug 26, 2014

Va. police: Suspect from McDonald's shooting in custody on.wusa9.com/1paxDOr via @wusa9

Aug 26, 2014

RT @wusa9: #BREAKING: Suspect wanted in Va. McDonald's shooting in custody, according to Va. police. on.wusa9.com/YVTDS5 pic.twitter.com/f32f62DRTk

'Dead' man rescued when family sees body bag move

wusa9.com — (NEWSER) - A 54-year-old Brazilian man may be suffering from terminal cancer, but the docs got it wrong when they told his family he'd died of respiratory failure and multiple organ failure Saturday night.
Aug 26, 2014

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MISSING: 17-year-old Monique Bell of DC

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metropolitan Police Department officers are looking for 17-year-old Monique Brisosha Bell. Police say she was last seen on May 14th in the 1400 block of Ridge Place, Southeast. Bell is described as a 17-year-old black female, 5'7" tall, 135 pounds, brown eyes, black hair, and dark brown complexion.