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Persons of Interest Sought in Southeast Robbery

(WASHINGTON) -- Metro Police are searching for two persons of interest in an armed robbery in Southeast Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

The robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at a business on the 1500 block of Good Hope Road SE.

Police have released surveillance video of the two people being sought. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact call police at 202-727-9099.

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Gray Announces New Govt. Transparency Initiatives

(WASHINGTON) -- Mayor Vincent Gray is trying to increase transparency in the way the District is governed, and in his effort to do so he has announced some new initiatives.

Mayor Gray said in a statement, "These new and improved initiatives will have a lasting positive impact on how the public interfaces and learns about of the workings of the District government."

The initiatives announced Wednesday include the appointment of a 15-member Open Government Advisory Group; the re-launch of the data.dc.gov website, which now includes 237 new datasets; and a redesigned track.dc.gov website to track agency performance.

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Police: Pedestrian Killed in PG County Wasn't in Crosswalk

(WASHINGTON) -- Police said a woman was not in the crosswalk when she was struck and killed by a vehicle in Prince George's County on Monday morning.

The incident happened at the intersection of Route 210 and Berry Road in Accokeek.

"The preliminary investigation reveals a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Route 210 when it struck (Lucia) Amaya-Brown. She was not in a crosswalk at the time," Prince George's County Police said in a statement.

The 61-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained at the crash site, and is reportedly cooperating with investigators.

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Metro Police Investigate Weekend Killing

(WASHINGTON) -- Police continue to investigate the murder of a 45-year-old man in Northeast Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

Metro Police said shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday they responded to a shooting on the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE, and at the scene officers found Ellis Alphonso Anderson suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Anderson was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have yet to make any arrests.

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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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