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Morning, I'm Stephanie Gaines Bryant. The top local stories were following this hour. A string of carjackings in Prince George's County and the district leaves a man and two dogs dead. This is a very complex case that spans across multiple jurisdictions and involves multiple agencies. Zachary O 'Leary with Prince George's County Police says it all started on Addison Road just after noon Sunday when a man carjacked one vehicle. The suspect then reached ditched that car and tried to take another in the 8400 block of Central Avenue. O 'Leary says the man driving that car tried to to run away when the suspect opened fire and killed him. He then carjacked a third vehicle that had three dogs inside, two two of of which were apparently shot and killed by the suspect. After driving that car to DC, he tried to carjack a fourth vehicle near 52nd Street and Sheriff Road Northeast. That's where Capitol Heights police officers caught up with him. Chief Daryl Morgan says they which they traded gunshots. My officer did engage with the suspect in D .C. on Sheriff's Road. Morgan says them. O 'Leary says neither the officer, the suspect, nor anyone else was hurt in the exchange. Ian Crawford, WTOP News. DC Police police will investigate the officer involved gunfire while officers from Prince George's County tried together to piece the rest of the suspect. ATF and DC police were investigating a series of there were three explosions that damaged three businesses in Northeast DC. The first happening at 4 30 a .m. yesterday at Truist Bank. Someone detonated an explosive on the sidewalk explosions outside the building in the 2300 block of Washington Place, Northeast. Minutes later, 4 -4 -4. The other another explosive was detonated in front of the Nike store in the 700 block of H Street explosion hit Northeast. Then around 4 45 a .m. someone threw what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail explosion happened at the Safeway grocery store in the 300 block of 40th Street Northeast. All The of the establishments were closed and no one was injured. Clean air has been on on the minds of many in our area since unhealthy air from the Canadian wildfires moved people have been working on its climate goals for a while. Maryland is halfway toward board meeting the ambitious climate goals it set in its Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. That's according to to on. Washington's climate pathway lays out the changes and tough concessions from a variety of economic sectors and the from general the public for the state to reach its goals by 2045. State law is pushing for a 60 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2031 and requires Maryland to hit net zero emissions. a heat emergency has been called for 5th or D .C. and this happens when the heat index climbs above 95 degrees. So how do you How do you beat the heat? It's all about timing says DC resident Tori who grew up in Florida. Mostly trying to avoid being out during peak hours. I mean peak hours right now, but I'm headed back. I'm headed on the train, she says staying indoors between noon and 3 p .m. will save you from that oppressive heat and longtime DC resident Alex says he likes wearing bright colors that reflect the Sun instead of darker colors that absorb the heat well the other time. It's important to do is drink lots of liquids feeling the heat in Dupont Circle. Luke Garrett, WTOP News. They are an Independence Day tradition, so how long have they been part of our fireworks were lit on the first ever celebration on July 4th 1776 Founding father and second president John Adams even wrote to his wife the day before that there should be from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forevermore early settlers in the US obsessed were with the pyrotechnics and politicians in the 18th century often use them to lure voters to their nearly a quarter of a millennia later fireworks are big business the American Pyrotechnics Association says sales last year were around $2 .3 billion Luke Luker UTOP News chaos overnight at a block party in South Baltimore in the Brooklyn Homes 30 people shot 2 killed Baltimore police say the dead include an 18 year old woman and a 20 year old man we've since learned that 14 of the people shot are minors Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott this was the reckless cowardly act that happened here and that has altered permanently many lives and cost to people their lives and I want those who are sponsor would hear me hear me very clearly we will not stop until we find you it's 408 get a precision AC tune up for only traffic and weather on the 8th to rich hunter in the T. O. P. traffic center be careful out there if you're heading into the district via suitland parkway apparently the signals are on flash red for all directions on suitland parkway at first

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