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Sunday, April 30, 2017

14 Year Old Shawday Cunningham is Missing

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The police are seeking the public's help to located 14 year old Shawday Cunningham, who was last seen the evening of Friday, April 28 in the 1600 block of Kramer Street. She's a black female, 5'7" tall, about 187 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing her hair braided in a bun, and was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt, khaki pants, and burgundy Puma sneakers.

Friday, April 28, 2017

IMM Thai on H Expanding into 1362 H St.

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The above tweet caught my eye, and I followed up with Tim, who often tweets from his account @TheX2BusDC about goings on in the neighborhood. He said he saw folks from IMM Thai on H (1360 H St.) working in the long-vacant space next door (1362 H St.) and they confirmed the expansion plans. That's great news for fans of the Thai eatery and its upstair sushi bar. It also got me thinking about how much this block has changed over the past decade or so.

Stabbing Last Night at Bladensburg Road & K Street

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There was a stabbing last night at about 6:42 p.m. at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and K Street. The text alert that went out at 7:11 p.m. provided a lookout for a black male about 5'11" tall, roughly 55 years of age, dressed all in black, with a bald head. Event # I20170238599.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A MegaBus Obliterated a DC Streetcar Stop in the 300 Block of H Street Yesterday

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The @DCPoliceTraffic tweet above shows the scene after a MegaBus plowed in a streetcar stop yesterday a little before 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The street was partially closed for about three hours following the crash. DCist reported that no one was injured. That's amazing, especially considering the photos below tweeted by a local ANC Commissioner.

Non-Fatal Overnight Shooting in 1300 Block of H Street

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A man was shot last night in the 1300 block of H Street. According to an email from Lieutenant Darnel L. Robinson of Patrol Service Bureau in the First District the man suffered gunshot wounds to the legs about 12:45 a.m. and was transported to the hospital. I did not receive a text alert about this, but I see that @AlertDCio (an unofficial feed of the DC Alert System that reproduces the exact text of alerts) received and tweeted at 3:11 a.m. about an alert for a shooting at this location at 2:44 a.m. A minute later (3:12 a.m.) @DCPoliceDept sent a tweet about the shooting, but it's short on details. It does appear that no lookout information was provided (event #I20170237157). I assume there's a typo in the time given in either the original alert, or in the email mentioned above.

If you have any information about this event, please call MPD TIPLINE at 1-888-919-CRIME or CRIMESOLVERS TIPS at 1-866-411-TIPS, or text 50411. You can remain anonymous.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Local Briefing: FONA Plant Sale, Video of Suspect in 4/12 Shooting, & a Prescription Drug Take Back

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Go for the plant sale, but stay for the Arboretum's many botanical delights

A Garden Fair & Plant Sale from FONA

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) will hold their annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale this weekend. It's a great place to snag rare and hard to find plants, as well as all the usual crowd pleasers. Learn from expert advice (they take questions). Meet garden supply vendors. Get your imagination and your garden growing with a selection of books that will guide and inspire. Enjoy fun for young and old with refreshments, entertainment, and children's activities. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dine & Dash "Customers" Skip Out on Bill & Steal Plates From Queen Vic

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Local pub the Queen Vic (1206 H St.) was visited on Sunday night by a large group of patrons who ordered and received food, and then proceeded to skip out on their bill. To add insult to injury, the group also stole the plates on which their food was served. The members of the dine and dash crew can be seen in these security camera images provided by the Queen Vic. The restaurant posted about the incident on Facebook, writing "Bit of a weird night at The Vic last night. All these lovelies came in, ordered food and then ran out without paying AND stole the plates. SMFH!"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Local Briefing: BalletX at Dock 5, Chick-fil-A Opening & a Rescued Eaglet

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Dive Into Choreography with Septime Webre

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 artistic director Septime Webre will discuss BalletX's upcoming production at Union Market's Dock 5 (1309 Fifth St.). The production will include two premieres: Trey McIntyre's work set to the music of Amy Winehouse and Matthew Neenan's choreography accompanied by the sounds of indie-rock band Beirut. Examine the music, and how two renowned choreographers responded to it. The talk will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. You can register online for the free talk. A light lunch and snacks will be provided. The actual performance is Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (including a meet the artist after-party with a dj). Tickets to the performance are $40. You can also catch the performers at a free pop up event the next day (Saturday, May 14) from noon to 2 p.m. The pop up is described as "a scavenger hunt-like musical experience," and you get a map.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Local Briefing: Check It at Filmfest DC, Girls Pint Out Cookies & Beer, & Historic Preservation 101/201

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Check It at Filmfest DC

The documentary Check It, that tells the story of LGBT youth in the Trinidad neighborhood who band together to form a gay gang for self-defense, is playing at the E Street Cinema as part of Filmfest DC. The website was telling me earlier they were sold out, but they now appear to have tickets available. Unfortunately, you are out of luck if you want to score a ticket, as they appear to have sold out of single tickets to both showings. Hopefully we'll have additional opportunities to catch this one soon, but until then You can also watch the trailer.