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Washington, D.C. crime rates drop amid pandemic

Larry O'Connor

0:36 listening | 2 hrs ago

Washington, D.C. crime rates drop amid pandemic

"Well there's been very few good news stories to come out of the pandemic but DC's crime rate is one of them city property crimes are down twelve percent compared to last year violent crime across the city has decreased by ten percent police chief Peter Newsham says domestic violence complaints have also dropped slightly all of this leaving more time for officers to gently enforce social distancing this is a change of for all of us and I think by and large you know if you take the seven hundred thousand people that live in the district of Columbia the large majority of those people have been compliant just a handful of citations have been written

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‘We’re Back on Track’: DC Mayor on Washington DC's New Peak in Coronavirus Cases

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:51 listening | 16 hrs ago

‘We’re Back on Track’: DC Mayor on Washington DC's New Peak in Coronavirus Cases

"Over the weekend DC reported a small setback in the past to re opening but on this Memorial Day are on Memorial Day mayor Bowser reports I daily shift back to the right direction that might keep the district on track with this week's re opening plan on Saturday DEC reset its continuous days of decreased cases back to eleven after a day of increased coronavirus cases but on Monday DC mayor Muriel Bowser told NBC four that they're trending towards getting back on track adding a day of decreased cases that brings the count to twelve days by Wednesday morning I will be able to say if we have made fourteen days a fourteen day declining communities spread of the virus is a key benchmark indices plan to re open that was there said that DC residents should be careful and stay home over the next few days please try not to go to parties or

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Virginia rescue crews save 20 hikers trapped by flash floods around Devil's Bathtub

The Lake Show with Henry Lake

0:23 listening | 17 hrs ago

Virginia rescue crews save 20 hikers trapped by flash floods around Devil's Bathtub

"Need in Virginia nearly two dozen hikers had to be rescued on Monday after being stranded due to heavy rains there here CBS news correspondent Jim chrysalis twenty hikers had to be rescued after heavy rain quickly flooded a popular trail in the devil's bath tub recreational area of Scott County a mountainous southwestern Virginia only minor injuries such as mild hypothermia were

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5 paintball attacks on mail carriers in Washington DC, Maryland; $50k reward offered

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:46 listening | 19 hrs ago

5 paintball attacks on mail carriers in Washington DC, Maryland; $50k reward offered

"News Lisa searching for suspects in paintball attacks on mail carriers over the weekend and they're hoping a fifty thousand dollar reward will help find those responsible five U. S. mail carriers were hit with paintball pellets late Saturday afternoon the attacks were in southwest and southeast DC as well as Riverdale Maryland the carriers will be okay the US postal inspection service is offering a fifty thousand dollar reward for help in solving the case in each instance the two suspects were driving a silver or gray four door sedan with temporary tags one suspect is an African American man slim about five eleven with braids or dreadlocks and wearing a white shirt the other man was just described as being

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Washington DC - Arlington County holds free COVID-19 testing Tuesday

Larry O'Connor

0:39 listening | 23 hrs ago

Washington DC - Arlington County holds free COVID-19 testing Tuesday

"One thousand Arlington county residents will be able to get tested for coronavirus tomorrow at a drive through or walk up site a public testing site will be set up tomorrow from ten to six at the Barcroft fitness and recreation center Arlington County Board of supervisors chair Libby Garvey we needed to be doing more testing to be able to move into phase one which car we expect the governor to allow northern Virginia to do this week she says you do not need a referral from a doctor to get tested tomorrow it is my understanding is the first time we're offering tests that do not have our require a doctor's referral anyone can get tested by this is really aimed at people who are in our vulnerable

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Washington - Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for wreath-laying

Rush Limbaugh

0:30 listening | 1 d ago

Washington - Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for wreath-laying

"Donald Trump and First Lady melania trump participating in a Memorial Day ceremony at Baltimore's fort McHenry national monument and historic shrine this afternoon the president speaking about the significance of the visit today I stand before you with this noble fortress of American liberty to pay tribute to the immortal souls who fought and died to keep us free president trump and vice president Mike pence earlier today participating in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National

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5 paintball attacks on mail carriers in Washington, DC, Maryland; $50k reward offered

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:49 listening | 1 d ago

5 paintball attacks on mail carriers in Washington, DC, Maryland; $50k reward offered

"There were five paintball attacks on mail carriers on Saturday police are hoping a big reward will help find whoever did it five U. S. mail carriers were hit with paintball pellets late Saturday afternoon the attacks were in southwest and southeast DC as well as Riverdale Maryland the carriers will be okay the US postal inspection service is offering a fifty thousand dollar reward for help in solving the case in each instance the two suspects were driving a silver or gray four door sedan with temporary tags one suspect is an African American man slim about five eleven with braids or dreadlocks and wearing a white shirt the other man was just described as being slim Neolog consisting WTOP

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Mail carriers injured in paintball attacks in Washington, D.C. and Md., postal service says

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:39 listening | 1 d ago

Mail carriers injured in paintball attacks in Washington, D.C. and Md., postal service says

"There's a fifty thousand dollar reward for help in figuring out who's responsible for a series of paintball attacks on mail carriers over the weekend it happened late Saturday afternoon five paintball attacks on mail carriers in southwest and southeast DC as well as Riverdale Maryland the carrier suffered minor injuries from the paintball pellets the US postal inspection service as in each case the two suspects drove a silver or gray four door sedan with temporary tags one suspects described as an African American man about five eleven slim with braids or dreadlocks and a white

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Washington DC - Virginia Senator Tim Kaine talks about coronavirus and the need for more federal aid

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:38 listening | 1 d ago

Washington DC - Virginia Senator Tim Kaine talks about coronavirus and the need for more federal aid

"Virginia democratic senator Tim Kaine says states are putting together their budgets and more assistance is needed on several fronts I think it's now time to refill the resource bucket for individuals and families and state and local governments we are contemplating significant furloughs and layoffs state governors led by Maryland's Larry Hogan are pressing to get hundreds of billions of dollars but the Republican whip John soon says lawmakers shouldn't rush into approving another massive spending bill of dollars are still getting out there there in the pipeline they're going out of state local governments are going out to health care providers hospitals nursing homes a lot of resources the been expended on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP

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Coronavirus infections in Washington D.C. region pass 89,000 amid hopes for reopening suburbs

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:14 listening | 2 d ago

Coronavirus infections in Washington D.C. region pass 89,000 amid hopes for reopening suburbs

"So far we've seen over eighty nine thousand reported cases of coronavirus in DC Maryland and Virginia there are more than nineteen hundred new cases reported in the area just yesterday we also have more than thirty eight hundred confirmed deaths from the virus

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Cookbook from top Washington DC restaurants helps struggling employees

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:56 listening | 3 d ago

Cookbook from top Washington DC restaurants helps struggling employees

"Ten months now since restaurants were open and that's a lot long time for restaurant employees not to work at restaurants in one DC neighborhood have come together to offer up some of their recipes in a cookbook and if you buy one the money will be spent to help those workers out it's a unique fundraising idea from the restaurants around the yards park there's so many great chef driven restaurants down at the yards and we thought that people might enjoy trying to make some of those recipes at home Joe Frederick as a director of marketing for Brookfield properties I'd like to hear wind has released their super amazing guacamole recipe and if you prefer one from one of the nominees for best chef in this year's Grammys Khloe has released a really awesome burrata with veggies and a pomegranate vinaigrette the cookbook is for sale online ten Bucks and you have them right on your phone or tablet there in the kitchen and all the proceeds benefit the yards restaurant virtual

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Dr. Birx: The Washington DC Area Has The Highest Rate Of Positive Tests In The Country - dcist.com

Del Walmsley

0:31 listening | 3 d ago

Dr. Birx: The Washington DC Area Has The Highest Rate Of Positive Tests In The Country - dcist.com

"As as some some areas areas in in DC DC Maryland Maryland or or Virginia Virginia re re opened or plan to in the next couple of weeks the White House coronavirus response coordinator said our area is the highest in the nation in percentage of positive test results at a press conference on Friday Dr Deborah Berke said the highest metro area in the country for positive rate is Washington DC's Metropolitan area which includes northern Virginia prince George's county and Montgomery County in Maryland Baltimore is in second place followed by Chicago

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New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing says he has COVID-19, currently hospitalized in Washington D.C.

Gallant at Night

0:29 listening | 3 d ago

New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing says he has COVID-19, currently hospitalized in Washington D.C.

"Hi Jack basketball hall of Famer Patrick Ewing is the latest high profile athlete to be diagnosed with the corona virus the news came in a statement released by Georgetown University the school where Ewing was a legendary player where he is now the head basketball coach the eleven time NBA all star and longtime New York Nick said in the statement this virus is serious should not be taken lightly I want to encourage everyone to stay safe Ewing is currently hospitalized in the metro DC

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Washington DC-area confirms more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:34 listening | 4 d ago

Washington DC-area confirms more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases

"Some of the latest now on the virus we're learning if there been more than eighteen hundred new confirmed cases of coronavirus in DC Maryland and Virginia over the past twenty four hours it breaks down to nearly nine hundred new cases in Maryland more than eight hundred new ones in Virginia more than one hundred in DC since the outbreak began Maryland has recorded more than forty four thousand four hundred coronavirus cases in Virginia there are nearly thirty five thousand cases and in DC more than seventy eight hundred more than thirty seven hundred people have died in DC Maryland and Virginia since this outbreak began

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Washington DC, Maryland chief federal justice to suspend criminal trials

Rush Limbaugh

0:19 listening | 4 d ago

Washington DC, Maryland chief federal justice to suspend criminal trials

"A Maryland she federal justice will extend in order to suspend criminal trials U. S. district judge James K. Brenner says there's a need for adequate protections for social distancing among jurors civil proceedings are being pushed back to July in criminal proceedings will resume in August the U. S. bankruptcy court for Maryland will resume June fifth

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Washington, DC Police Warn Delivery Drivers About Carjackings

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:30 listening | 4 d ago

Washington, DC Police Warn Delivery Drivers About Carjackings

"Food delivery has increased dramatically during the pandemic in this raise the risk of theft for delivery drivers one driver tells NBC for what happened to a friend of his my friend's car was stolen life was taken from seven eleven because he didn't look at the phone I didn't lock the car and that the cables on the car DC police are warning delivery drivers to lock their doors after three drivers had their car stolen just this week compared to this time last year there's been a nineteen percent increase in car theft in the

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Soggy, Stormy Start to Memorial Day Weekend In Washington

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:55 listening | 4 d ago

Soggy, Stormy Start to Memorial Day Weekend In Washington

"And over we go to Lauren rickets Lauren it's not a normal Memorial Day weekend but the weather is normal if you live in Seattle exactly I know you're all too familiar with that we've got the rain we've got the clouds scattered showers will continue through much of the day to day what chance of an isolated thunderstorm temperatures will rise to the upper sixties to low seventies for daytime highs today and again a chance for some scattered rain almost all throughout the day now as we get into tomorrow scattered rain showers slightly less chance that you'll see them again I will still have some around temperatures tomorrow shoot you're right around eighty degrees now tomorrow afternoon tomorrow night we drying out Sunday mostly cloudy unfortunately but we're dry temperatures are gonna be in the low to mid seventies a memorial day Monday beautiful temperatures back in the mid seventies when mid sixties right now sixty five here in Washington masses at sixty four hundred

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Washington - White House butler who served 11 presidents died of coronavirus

The Opening Bell

2:06 listening | 4 d ago

Washington - White House butler who served 11 presidents died of coronavirus

"Wanted to mention so today passed away but a remarkable person you may have heard of Wilson German in the past he was a Butler at the White House who served eleven presidents history was sort of cold in the the movie the bottler with forest Whitaker in Oprah and not so many other big names pretty good movie from a few years back but this gentleman Wilson German started working in the White House as a cleaner in nineteen fifty seven under Dwight D. Eisenhower and then worked for John F. Kennedy was promoted to Butler under JFK but also worked for Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson liked him so much that when Mister Germans wife was very ill he sent that President Johnson sent his personal positions to treat her to to take care of her and then the worked for president Nixon and president Ford and I mean the the the list goes on and on Jimmy Carter George W. bush said that he was a lovely man he was the first person that we saw in the in the white house every morning the last person we saw when we returned at night he worked for president Obama and of course took a great deal of pride in working for president Obama being African American himself that the there was an African American president but a a rather remarkable man who served as a cleaner A. and and elevator operator at the White House apparently they haven't put in the automatic elevators at the White House for at the time at least did not and then ultimately bottler which is you know I I guess quite a prestigious position there he died of coronavirus sadly age ninety is

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Without a date set, Montgomery County, Washington DC to ramp up testing in effort to reopen

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:41 listening | 4 d ago

Without a date set, Montgomery County, Washington DC to ramp up testing in effort to reopen

"Montgomery County has a new agreement to expand testing and the county is getting closer to re opening calling it a game changer county executive Marc Elrich says the new contract with rock bills add the Gen X. will lead to seventy five hundred covert nineteen tests per week to start ramping up to twenty thousand per week by early next month we also spoke to L. rich about any update on a time line for re opening and if they settled on anything yet I don't like big because ten people focus on the date if you don't get there it's like you lied to us we're gonna get there when the days it says however there but with this announcement L. rich indicates that this is a crucial step to getting them they're saying testing is an essential part of the road to re opening

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Washington, Prince George County say they could ease restrictions soon; D.C. task force makes recommendations on first phase

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:52 listening | 4 d ago

Washington, Prince George County say they could ease restrictions soon; D.C. task force makes recommendations on first phase

"Here this afternoon to DC and parts of Maryland have announced the possibility of lifting some restrictions in the district mayor Bowser said phase one of the city's re opening could start next with the district has nearly met its fourteen day threshold for declining cases has low community spread and is preparing for an earlier re opening and if those trends hold we will be in a posture to begin a phase three opening next Friday may the twenty ninth mayor Muriel Bowser received recommendations from her re opened DC advisory group that says salons retail and restaurants could open with strict limitations as could parks and fields the mayor says show review those recommendations and decide what will become policy tomorrow we will release a re open checklist primarily for businesses to understand what they need to do Meghan clarity

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