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A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2014. Snowy Owls, reportedly found in the northern circumpolar region, are a rare sighting in the D.C. area. (Photo credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowy Owl Spotted in Downtown D.C. Wednesday

Despite the fact that its white feathers blend in well with the current D.C. landscape, plenty of people spotted a rare snowy owl in the District on Wednesday.

01/22/2014

The new cruisers got their first makeover since the late 1990s. (Photo from Prince George's County Police Department)

Armored Car Robbery, Car Chase From Md. to D.C. Leads to 4 Arrests

Four people have been arrested following an armored car robbery in Prince George’s County.

01/15/2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Norton Introduces Bill to End Congressional Review of DC Laws

District of Columbia leaders are pushing on several fronts for Congress not to have any say over the city’s local budget. The district’s delegate to Congress wants the same freedom granted to the rest of the city’s laws.

01/07/2014

File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DC ’13 Murder Rate Up From ’12, Down From Past Years

D.C.’s 2013 homicide rate was up 17 percent from 2012, according to Metropolitan Police Department statistics.

01/01/2014

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D.C. Again Asks Judge to Uphold Gun Laws

District of Columbia officials are again asking a judge to uphold gun registration requirements put in place after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s decades-old ban on handguns in 2008.

11/05/2013

U.S. dollars (credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

DC, 2 Md. Counties Working Together to Raise Regional Minimum Wage

D.C.’s Large Retailer Accountability Act may have gone by the wayside when Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed it in September, but a new proposal could raise minimum wage in the city and surrounding Maryland counties.

10/10/2013

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Report: 3 D.C. Bridges Ruled ‘Structurally Deficient’

Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.

09/16/2013

Ronica Harris (Photo credit: Metropolitan Police Department)

D.C. Police Searching For Missing Teenager

A 13-year-old girl is critically missing and D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in locating her.

09/08/2013

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14 Charged With Unemployment Benefits Fraud in DC

Fourteen people have been charged with obtaining unemployment benefits from the District of Columbia government even though they were employed at the time.

09/05/2013

Artist rendering of proposed new D.C. United stadium. (credit: Matt Del Signore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Hurdles Remain for Proposed DC United Stadium

The plan to build a new stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point was announced last week but is far from a done deal.

07/28/2013

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