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Homeless Man Stops Rape Attempt in Northwest D.C. — A homeless man says he was looking for a place to sleep when he came upon an attempted rape and intervened early Tuesday. Shortly before 3:30 a.m., Ketrell Ferguson, who is recently homeless, heard screams and noticed a struggle in the 3600 block of 16th Street NW.

High School Lacrosse Team Raising Money to Save Captain’s Home — A high school lacrosse team is raising funds for its captain's family, which is facing foreclosure due to mounting medical expenses. The Dinas have two days to pay $67,000 in mortgage back payments or lose their Alexandria home of 17 years.

D.C. Police Take Injured Officer to Hospital After Repeated Calls for Ambulance — An injured D.C. police officer could not get an ambulance to take him to a hospital Tuesday despite repeated requests. The first call came in as "officer down" near a liquor store on 4th Street NE near Rhode Island Avenue NE at 6:38 p.m. The officer was hurt during an arrest.

200,000 Names to Be Read Aloud at White House This Week — Two years ago this week I was sitting in a refugee hospital along Turkey's border with Syria, listening to a 15-year-old girl describe the day she was shot by a sniper. In the spine. Paralyzed. For the rest of her life. Her name was Maya.

Md. "Free-Range" Parents Found Responsible for Child Neglect — A Maryland couple has been found responsible for "unsubstantiated child neglect" after allowing their two children to walk home from a Montgomery County park by themselves. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv said the county's Child Protective Services began investigating them after police stopped their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter about halfway through a mile walk home Dec.

More Women Reporting Domestic Violence in Frederick Co. — One of the fastest-growing counties in Maryland is also facing a growing problem: More women are coming forward as victims of domestic violence. More than 30,000 women in Frederick County will be abused at some point in their life, and many will never tell.

Water Main Break Closes Alexandria Elementary School — An Alexandria elementary school will be closed Tuesday after a nearby water main broke. Douglas MacArthur Elementary School announced that it would be closed just after 5 a.m. It's one of 100 customers without water because of the break. Water burst from the 8-inch water main Monday, washing out the ground underneath the pavement.

Northern Va. HOA Protests Man's Van With Patriotic Tribute — Alan Bennett lost a brother in the Vietnam War, and has since dedicated his life to the non-profit "Wreaths Across America;" laying wreaths at the graves of service members nationwide. In an effort to display his commitment and tribute to the troops, he had his van covered in patriotic images, including a photo of his brother, Kim.

Jury Deliberates D.C. Police Whistleblower Lawsuit — A jury will resume deliberations in the D.C. police whistleblower civil lawsuit at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. In closing arguments Tuesday, Capt. Hilton Burton's attorney told the jury Chief Cathy Lanier lied. "How can Chief Lanier protect you if she's lying to you?"

Chief Lanier: MPD Escorts Approved if Public Safety a Factor — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier testified Monday the Metropolitan Police Department considers celebrity escorts on a case-by-case basis and approves them only when public safety is a factor. Capt. Hilton Burton filed a lawsuit after he was demoted from commander of the Metropolitan Police Department's Special Operations Division.
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Mar 20, 2015

@EriksonYoung I remember you from day after valor concert. You're welcome.

Mar 20, 2015

A deaf, homeless man is suing Arlington County's sheriff and VA Dept of Corrections. He says he wasn't provided an interpreter in jail.

Mar 19, 2015

New information in search for answers in fatal house fire in Springfield, VA, next at 5:30

Mar 18, 2015

DC Police officer was taken to hospital in cruiser after ambulance didn't arrive. The timeline from dispatch records next at 6:30

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