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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Friday
Oct242014

Police Charge Woman in Deadly September Hit-and-Run

(WASHINGTON) -- Metro Police have made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred in Northwest Washington, D.C. last month.

On Wednesday police arrested 20-year-old Dajane Thomas, charging her with second-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Tonya Reaves.

Police said Reaves died after she was struck by an SUV while out riding a bike on Eighth Street NW on Sept. 20.


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Thursday
Oct232014

Man Arrested After Fence Jumping Incident at White House

(WASHINGTON) -- An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News.

A K-9 unit caught a man identified as Dominic Adesanya at about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. He kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him.

"Where he landed, the officers swarmed on him," said Philipos Melaku-Bello, a witness.

Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. Adesanya was later charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer (K-9), four counts of resisting/unlawful entry, a misdemeanor, and one count of making threats, also a felony.

He was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

The White House was put on lockdown during the incident. Two K-9s were taken to the veterinarian for injuries they sustained in the incident.


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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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