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Baseball to return to Nationals Park in Washington, DC — but without fans, for now
"In the ballpark. It could change. David, Martine. We still got a long way to go. Uh, I'm hoping that you know, within the next few weeks, they revisit Everything goes well. They keep the fans safe and were able to get him get him back in our standards, and the release did say that they will have reassess in a couple of weeks, depending on the metrics. But as of right now, No, it's a no go. But as David just said, it's just about a month left before the season opens. They had an off day today just work out no games down in West Palm Beach, the other baseball and as far as fans are concerned, the Phillies have announced they will allow 8800 fans with 1st 19 games this
Washington, DC lawmakers propose how to handle marijuana sale, distribution
"But a congressional writer on appropriations bills prevented the city from taxing and regulating recreational marijuana sales that writers still in place, But we are optimistic that Writer will be lifted this year. And so we have this legislation to regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana Council chair Phil Mendelson says it would create a social equity program that would require at least half of all licenses be set aside for applicants from low income neighborhoods. Heather Curtis on W M A. L N w a l dot com A new report claims he's he's public Psychiatric hospital was slow to respond at the start of the pandemic, and that contributed
Proud Boys reportedly nominated Seattle-area man to hold 'war powers' and lead Washington, DC attack
"Tonight. Federal prosecutors say the self proclaimed leader of the Proud Boys Seattle chapter was nominated to lead the proud boys. The date of the deadly seizure of the U. S. Capitol. Ethan Nordine was arrested and charged last month. Court documents obtained by CNN say he was given quote war powers, and he led the group with encrypted communications equipment. Prosecutors say he laid out a plan for the group to split up and attempt to break into the capital from his many points as possible. The documents were filed before Nordine appears in court
Nation’s first research, innovation campus focused on children’s health launches in Washington, DC
"Walter Reed Medical Center. Look Station in Northwest is beginning a new chapter of caring for the community. In this time, the focus is on kids like nothing else in the U. S. The first research and innovation campus to focus on Children's health is the result of a partnership of Children's National Hospital, Virginia Tech and Johnson and Johnson Innovation J Labs on the grounds of the old Walter Reed Medical Center in Northwest The Children's National Research and Innovation campus will host research on new treatments and technologies and what's being described as a life science incubator. They'll be about 50 start up companies working to transition research findings out of laboratories so they could benefit the public. Christi
Washington DC lawmakers propose how to handle marijuana sale, distribution
"D. C. Lawmakers ready to decide how the city will move forward with growing selling and distributing marijuana legally, the mayor and the council chair have both introduced bills that would set them on a Green Path. Council chair, Phil Mendelson says the Comprehensive Cannabis Legislation and Regulation Act will determine how the district will regulate its cultivation, distribution and retail sale of cannabis With the 13% tax. The writer and Congress has put on appropriations bills that's prevented us from taking this step that writers still in place. Beer, optimistic that writer will be lifted this year. The mayor has introduced a similar bill with a 17% tax on cannabis sale, so this bill has been very sensitive to giving back to the communities most her medicines. Bell is paired with a social equity program to allow residents most impacted by the criminalization of marijuana opportunities to benefit from its regulation. Megan Cloherty. W T o p.
Boston Celtics beat Washington Wizards in trap game, 111-110
"Until you busy news radio to straight wins for the Celtics to get back to 517 and 17. He's pulled out of 1 11 1 10 win over the Wizard's thanks to Jason Tatum's winning bucket in the final five seconds. The All Star scored 31 points outdone on Lee by Brad Beals 46 much needed win for the Bruins for one of the Rangers, Trent Frederick scored a rare goal and said Boston's leaders air doing just that You just lied there pretty positive. Sometimes it's hard love, but when they're good guys You all the time. They can tell you what's what's true and what's right. And they know how to turn your buttons on every guy in this team, so leadership group. We have no problems with them. They're always come out and play every day. It's AH, restless. You gotta bring it every night and we'll be really good Oxygen. Red Sox lost their first preseason game 76 to the Twins. With fans in the stands. Prospect Jeter Downs homered and drove in three and Colin more
Washington DC council member wants emergency hearing over vaccination website tech issues
"D C Council member is requesting an emergency hearing to review what happened as technical issues kept many from registering for vaccine appointments. After three days of technical issues at large, council member Kristina Henderson says something needs to change. It's important for us to get this right. The D. C Department of Health made 3500 appointments available on Saturday after two days of technical problems before third day in a row tech issues made registering difficult. Henderson requested that the Committee on Health and the Committee on Government Opera Rations hold emergency oversight hearings with D C health and the Office of the Chief technology officer to review what happened. What are the fixes? And what are the assurances that we can provide? The residents of this will not happen
Washington DC conservation group pushes back against a stream restoration project in Alexandria
"In northern Virginia Christi King W. T. O P news. Local leaders and residents of Alexandria are questioning If the Taylor runs Stream restoration will cause more harm than good. The tailor run project was initiated to stabilize the stream corridor and improve local water all while striving to meet the Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals. But the chair of the Environmental Council of Alexandria, Dr Andrew MacDonald, says the process would be harmful. One of the reasons for doing the stream restoration project Is to make the stream healthier and better. The science doesn't bear that out. He says. The large amounts of sediment that would be added to the channels could cause flooding, but local conservationists rust, Bailey says there are some better alternatives. Water retention mechanisms. There's a green
Maryland's Charles County welcoming all students back to in-person learning
"Of kids are returning in. Some of Maryland's most popular school district's Anna Rondell Howard in Montgomery are among the Maryland counties were students are beginning to return. Prince George's county students won't return until April. Many schools public won't have the majority of their students in classrooms until April, Charles County has finally made a decision about in person learning. The school board has approved Superintendent Kimberly Hills recommendation to allow any student in grades K through 12 to return to in person classes two days a week. Beginning April 19th Hill says. When kids come back, the schools will be vigilant. We are going to do testing for symptomatic individuals at school, so we have on hand. The abbot Rapid test in the new CDC guidelines on whether it's safe for schools to reopen. Charles County is in the yellow category of moderate risk of transmission in schools. Kyle
Washington, DC reports 120 new cases and seven deaths from coronavirus
"Coronavirus numbers in our area D. C today reports 120 new cases and seven deaths, Maryland reports 827 cases and 13 deaths, both a slight dip from yesterday's figures. Virginia is reporting over 1700 new cases and 170 deaths that stone from the record 215 deaths reported yesterday. That number is still high because the Virginia Department of Health is still processing death certificates related to the post holiday surge of covert 19 cases. Hospitalizations across all areas are down from yesterday.
Washington DC police shoot, arrest man in assault on an officer while armed, officer on leave
"Is on administrative leave after shooting a man who officers say came at them with a knife. It began when the officers noticed the man on New York Avenue in the roadway in northeast D. C. According to a news release from D. C. Police 33 year old Michael. Hi Ends of Southeast refused commands to put the knife down, and one officer shot him. Heinz was taken to the hospital. He's expected to survive, who has been charged with assaulting a police officer while armed with a knife. The shooting is under investigation. There
Virginia gives final approval to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis in 2024 ahead of Washington DC legislation
"Virginia lawmakers have just given final approval to a bill to legalize cannabis. For adult recreational use the catches it takes effect in 2024 would retail sales of the drug would also begin. With this compromise bill Clearing the House and the Senate. Virginia becomes the first southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, who supports the legislation.
Washington DC landlords, property managers settle lawsuits over living conditions, pandemic evictions
"Settling lawsuits in D C over shoddy building conditions and other acts. D C Attorney general Karl Racine announcing a host of agreements that begin with the Northeast landlord who was sued almost three years ago. Thomas Kay Stephenson, who runs to rent controlled apartment buildings, and Dean would was accused of forcing tenants to live with rats, Roaches, mold and inconsistent heat and hot water. Stevenson is now paying more than $600,000 in restitution to tenants and district penalties. Another owner who operates a building on cue street in Southie. He was also sued, agreeing to address security and gun violence around the property. And Racine also says the property management firm Lincoln will pay more than 17 Grand to D. C for improperly evicting tenants at war ones. Yorkshire apartments during the pandemic. Kenzo FEA W T O P News
Washington DC police shoot, arrest man in assault on an officer while armed
"After they say he came it officers with a knife. It began when officers noticed a man in the roadway in Northeast D. C on New York Avenue, D c. Police say When 33 year old Michael Hines of Southeast refused commands to put the knife down the officer, one of them opened fire. Mind was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. He's been charged with assaulting a police officer while armed with a knife. The officer who opened fire is on administrative leave as the shooting is investigated. The infant mortality rate
Washington DC forecast: Wet weather lasts through the weekend
"And now to storm team for meteorologists. Samara Theodore tonight. That rain will start to pick up after midnight. So we're in 1st 2nd round of wet weather, my friends going through the second half of our weekend. Sunday looks just downright wet and cloudy. Now there will be periods of rain, so you may be able to slip in some periodic dry time. But for the most part, we're looking at waves of rain that'll be heavy at times. Chances and fog is well. High. Temperatures on Sunday loaded mid fifties Monday rain to start dry to finish high temperatures on Monday will be in the low to mid fifties. We are also tracking some gusty conditions Monday evening. Tuesday were dry. High temperatures Tuesday will be in the low forties with sunny skies Wednesday, tracking our next chance for rain. If it starts early enough in the morning where temperatures will be low enough. We could see a little bit of snowflakes, mixing it with that rain. But for the most part, it's looking like a rain event on Wednesday, with highs in the low fifties have served him for meteorologists. Amara Theodore 43 in Chantilly, 46. In Colombia. 49 degrees in Penn
FBI targeting single assailant in death investigation of Capitol police officer after Washington, DC riot
"A major breakthrough the fbi investigation of a capitol hill riot mystery. What caused officer. Brian sick nick to collapse and die after clashing with protesters during the chaos federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news. The fbi is now focusing on a single assailant. Officials say unreleased video shows. The suspect attacked several officers with what appears to be bear spray. Bear just as wide as seen doing in this video. Sources say sick. Nick was among the targets. The air force veterans died in the hospital shortly afterward. Although his death was ruled a homicide officials had not pinpointed the exact cause but the fbi now suspects he may have come to a chemical irritant law enforcement officials said the man suspected of attacking sick. Nick is heard on video talking about spraying officers prior to the incident. They say they are working to identify the suspect. And the potential charges so far include assault on a police officer but not necessarily homicide because the cause of sickness. Death has not been determined
Vice President Kamala Harris honors visionaries at Black History Month event in Washington DC
"President Kamila Harris was the keynote speaker at Maryland's virtual annual Black History Month celebration hosted by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Speaking from the Eisenhower Executive office Building next door to the White House, the VP paid tribute to the heroes of black history. And delivered words of encouragement for current and future generations. I think of history in the context of a relay brace right a relay race with each generation running their course. And then passing the baton to the next. And so The baton is now in our hands. And what matters is how well we run our portion of the race. Vice President Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to win the vice presidency.
New economic plan seeks input, investment from Washington DC's Ward 8 residents in the future of their neighborhoods
"Are being asked to sign on to help chart the future of their community. The Ward eight Community Economic development planning process has launched with the goal of getting residents to come together and help create a comprehensive economic development plan for the area. The solutions are in the community come up with the solutions that we need to have. Organization facilitator, Mustafa Abdel Salam says He believes these kind of local models are vital to really show there is capacity at the community level to do this that we don't need to wait for people outside the community. Says to create. The plan will include mapping the area social, cultural and economic assets and taking note of the challenges, then set goals and build a master plan to reach those goals. Right now they're looking for members of Ward eight to get involved in the process. Michelle Morello w T
Some Washington, DC banks to reimburse overdraft fees for unemployment benefits after tech glitch
"At large. D. C Council member Elissa Silverman says several major banks have agreed to refund any overdraft fees caused by a D C government technology snafu that presented prevented 39,000 unemployment claimants from receiving their benefits payments last week. She says. Bank of America Capital one and Wells Fargo said the financial institutions will refund overdraft fees caused by the issue. The three banks represent about half of the consumer banking market in the
New York Man Seen Photographing a Senate Desk Charged in Washington DC Capitol Riot
"Seen in a video photography photographing papers on a desk in the U. S Senate chamber during the January 6th siege of the capital, has been charged and freed on bail. Christopher Patrick Moynahan was arrested Thursday and freed on Friday after an appearance in White Plains Federal court court papers say morning and can be heard speaking disparagingly about senators as he rifles through congressional papers and a criminal complaint and FBI agents and a former co worker of Monahan. Identified the 30 Year old Salt Point resident in Dutchess County after seeing him in a video last month. His lawyer declined to comment.
Some Washington DC banks to reimburse overdraft fees for unemployment benefits after tech glitch
"Says several major banks have a go Need to refund any overdraft fees caused by a D C. Government technology snafu that presented 39 prevented 39,000 unemployment claimants from receiving their benefits payments last week. She says. Bank of America Capital one and Wells Fargo said the financial institutions will re front overdraft fees caused by this issue. The three banks represent about half of the consumer banking market in the region. Federal grant money will help
More than 3,000 vaccine appointments now available in Washington, DC
"More than 3000 Appointments for coronavirus vaccinations are being made available today by DCs Health Department. People will be able to register starting at nine o'clock this morning. Just a few hours from now there was eligible include people with qualifying health conditions who live in priority ZIP codes. You can see a list of those conditions and zip codes on the w T o p AP The Health Department is offering the appointments after D. C's phone and online system crashed on Thursday. Just his thousands of residents became eligible to sign up for 4300 vaccine appointments.
Washington DC vaccine website issues frustrate residents
"Overloaded the D. C. Health covert vaccine appointment system for a second day in a row, the city says this morning. It's working with Microsoft to address these technical issues. But one council member who used to be the mayor want s'more of an explanation than that. Council member Vince Gray wants answers after a second day of technical issues on the D C health vaccination. Ointment portal. He's calling for a hearing with Mayor Bouncers Administration on March 4th tweeting quote. We must have a more orderly appointment process that doesn't add needless anxiety and frustration. We have more than 36,000 people visiting our appointment portal at the same time, Chief technology officer for the city, Lyndsey Parker says it's working with Microsoft to improve the system. Dozens on social media report time out errors and an inability to get past the step of entering the randomized capture code. Mayor Bowser reminded residents in a statement that more appointments will become available, but it's unclear if the site issues will be fixed. Megan Cloherty. W T. O
Washington DC Weekend Weather Forecast
"Amelia Draper. What's up Rainy conditions out there Tonight. Otherwise cloudy skies with lows in the mid thirties, too low forties and that of a wintry mix mainly north and west of the metro area, but just wet roads here in the metro region, with surface temperatures staying above freezing If we see a mix it all rain showers tomorrow morning will become more scattered throughout the day with Saturday evening, looking mainly if not completely dry. Some sunshine even develops tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid to upper sixties. We'll have rain at times on Sunday with highs around 50. Storm team for meteorologists, Amelia Draper. Definitely south of
Judge rules no guns for fired officers charged in Washington, DC riot
"A federal judge's declined to allow two fired police officers from Virginia to carry firearms while they await trial on Charges related to the U. S. Capitol riot, the judge, it instituted the firearm restriction for the two officers from Rocky Mount. Shortly after their arrests in January. A defense lawyer for one of the officer says the weapons ban should not apply to his client because he needs a firearm for personal