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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Mayor: Ben Bradlee Was 'Lion in the Field of Journalism'

(WASHINGTON) -- Ben Bradlee, the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who died on Tuesday, will be remembered as "a lion in the field of journalism," Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said.

Bradlee died of natural causes at his home in D.C., the Post said on its website. He was 93.

"He was a fearless champion of the First Amendment and government accountability and will go down in history as one of the all-time greats," Mayor Gray said in a statement.

"Both our city and the country benefitted from his astute handling of such historic events as Watergate and the release of the Pentagon Papers," Mayor Gray added.

During his tenure, Bradlee steered the newspaper to national prominence, first by publishing Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers and then exposing the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.


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Tuesday
Oct212014

Man Charged in Attacks on Women in Northwest DC

(WASHINGTON) -- A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with attacks on two women in Northwest Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

Mustapha Kone is charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse, felony threats, kidnapping and simple assault.

The charges stem from two incidents early Sunday morning. Police said a woman was on the 2400 block of I Street NW when a man grabbed her and tried pulling her into some nearby bushes. That woman managed to escape. Police said the same attacker then tried to sexually assault another woman in the area.


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Monday
Oct202014

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Dupont Circle

(WASHINGTON) -- The search is on for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

Metro Police said a woman was sexually assaulted inside a silver sedan around 3:45 a.m. near Dupont Circle.

The suspect is described as having deadlocks and wearing khaki pants.

Police said three other men were also in the car at the time of the incident.


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Friday
Oct172014

Woman Attacked by Dog in Silver Spring

(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) -- A woman has been hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by a dog in Silver Spring, Md. Thursday.

According to Montgomery County Police, shortly after noon a woman called 911 saying that she was being attacked by a dog. However, the call was disconnected before the operator could get further information.

Police said using cellphone tower information, officers went to the 4600 block of Garrett Park Road, where they heard screams, and found the home where the attack was taking place. Inside the house, officers found a 40-pound male, terrier mix dog attacking a 54-year-old woman.

Officials said when officers tried to remove the dog, it charged at them, and one officer shot and killed the animal.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said 10 additional dogs were found in the home, and the dogs were removed from the house as part of a pending investigation.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Police: No Taxi Cab Involved in Weekend Sex Assault

(WASHINGTON) -- Police have released new details about a sexual assault incident that happened last weekend in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Police had originally said that a woman was sexually assaulted in a taxi cab early Sunday morning. However, on Wednesday Metro Police issued a statement saying that no taxi cab was involved.

Police said the woman was walking on the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m., when she was approached and sexually assaulted by a man.

The search for the suspect continues.


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