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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Tuesday
Sep302014

White House Fence Jumper Got Further Than Previously Thought, Sources Say

(WASHINGTON) -- The man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way farther into the White House than previously believed.

A law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News on Monday that Omar Gonzalez, 42, made his way through the entrance hall and cross hall -- passing a stairwell to the president's quarters -- before being tackled in the East Room, the room where President Obama and so many other presidents have made some of their most important announcements.

The development calls into question the narrative originally released by the Secret Service, which suggested Gonzalez, of Texas, had been taken into custody near the front doors of the White House.

News of how far Gonzalez breached the White House was first reported on Monday by the Washington Post.

“Gonzalez failed to comply with responding Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers’ verbal commands, and was physically apprehended after entering the White House North Portico doors,” the Secret Service said in a statement on Sept. 20.


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Monday
Sep292014

Hundreds Gather Outside White House Protesting Against Opiate Painkillers 

(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House on Sunday, condemning President Obama and his administration for their lack of action on regulation of opiate painkillers.

Wearing t-shirts that red "Fed Up!" and chanting, protesters backed by addiction groups and anti-painkiller-abuse advocates held signs with the images of loved ones who died from heroin addictions. Many of them, protesters said, began down that path by abusing prescription painkillers.

The group called for the resignation of Margaret Hamburg, administrator of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this week.


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Friday
Sep262014

Mayor Nominates Daniel Lucas for Inspector General

(WASHINGTON) -- Mayor Vincent Gray has nominated Daniel Lucas as the District of Columbia's next Inspector General.

Lucas' nomination was announced Thursday. Lucas has served as the Navy’s Deputy Inspector General for the District-based Naval Sea Systems Command since 2012, according to a release from the District.

Should he be confirmed, Lucas would replace Charles Willoughby who, earlier this year, announced that he's retiring as Inspector General.


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Thursday
Sep252014

Police Make Arrest in Murder of Southeast Woman

(WASHINGTON) -- Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a woman from Southeast Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Metro Police arrested 33-year-old Raheem Jones, charging him with second-degree murder while armed, in the death of Deandria Conyers.

Police said Conyers, 27, was fatally shot on the 2000 block of Ridgecrest Court SE on Sept. 14.


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Wednesday
Sep242014

Abduction Charge for Man Sought in Hannah Graham's Disappearance

(WASHINGTON) -- The man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with abduction with intent to defile.

Jesse Matthew, already wanted on an unrelated dangerous driving warrant, is still being sought by authorities, and has not been seen since he sped away from a Charlottesville police station on Saturday.

Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore, was last seen more than two weeks ago.

"We’ve reached that point that the commonwealth thought we had sufficient probable cause for an arrest warrant....We obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew Jr. charging him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile," Charlottesville Police chief Timothy Longo said.

Longo said they were still searching for Graham.

A wanted poster was issued for Matthew Monday, and police stated that they believe he may be in possession of his sister's car, and has known associates along the East Coast, from his home state of Virginia all the way up to New York.


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