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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Thursday
Jul242014

Police Searching for Three Burglary Suspects

(WASHINGTON) -- Police are searching for three burglary suspects.

The Metropolitan Police Department says the burglary took place on June 26 between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the 600 block of Orleans Place, NE.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 202-727-9099.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Cancer Surgeon Appointed Howard University President

(WASHINGTON) -- Howard University has announced that Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of the university.

Dr. Frederick has been serving as Howard University’s interim president since October 2013, and on Monday the school's board of trustees voted in favor him being given the job on a permanent basis.

"After conducting an exhaustive national search, we identified a finalist pool, comprised of both internal and external candidates," Presidential Search Committee chairman, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., said in a statement. "From this stellar group, Dr. Frederick stood out as supremely qualified, remarkably motivated, and uniquely suited to lead Howard University."

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Frederick is a cancer surgeon, who who holds three degrees from Howard. He previously served as the school's provost and Chief Academic Officer, according to a university statement.

"On the cusp of our 150th anniversary, I could not be more humbled to accept the mantle of leadership and embrace the sacred trust of our motto, Truth and Service," Dr. Frederick said in a statement.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

Police Seek Man in Homicide Investigation

(WASHINGTON) -- Metro Police are searching for a man in connection with a robbery and murder in Northwest Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

The incident happened on July 4 on the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue NW. On Tuesday, police released surveillance video of a man they're seeking in connection with the incident. Police said the man was caught on camera entering a store about two hours prior to the incident.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.


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Monday
Jul212014

Forensic Services Department Counsel Gets National Appointment

(WASHINGTON) -- Washington, D.C.'s Department of Forensic Sciences' very own general counsel has been appointed to a national post.

General Counsel Christine Funk is one of 10 people who have been appointed to the Legal Resource Committee that will advise the national Forensic Science Standards Board, the District announced Monday.

"This is an interesting and exciting time for the forensic science community," Funk said in a statement. "I am honored to be able to participate as a member of the Legal Resource Committee."


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Friday
Jul182014

Police Search for Missing Silver Spring Man

(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- A Silver Spring man has gone missing and police are now seeking the public's assistance with finding him.

Montgomery County Police are looking for 62-year-old John William Vere, Jr. He was last seen Thursday around 8:30 a.m. at his home on Palermo Drive in Silver Spring.

Anyone with information on Vere's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 240-773-6870.


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