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by Andrew Ramonas — August 30, 2016 at 8:30 am 1 Comment

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)Two men were stabbed in separate attacks in Adams Morgan early this morning, police said.

The stabbings happened on the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW and on the 2800 block of 16th Street NW.

In the Columbia Road crime, someone hit the victim in the head with a rock and stabbed him in the back after he left My Canton Restaurant about 1:15 a.m., according to authorities. People were fighting outside My Canton before the victim left the eatery.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect, who fled on a bicycle.

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by Tim Regan — August 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm 0

A man was seriously injured after a tree fell on his car as he was driving it along Beach Drive earlier this evening.

The incident happened on Beach Drive below the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

The man was driving north on Beach Drive when a tree suddenly fell on his car, trapping him inside, Maggiolo said. Bystanders who witnessed the accident lifted a portion of the tree off of the car and pushed it out of harm’s way, he added.

Firefighters freed the man from the car and took him to the hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Nobody else was inside the car when the tree fell, Maggiolo said.

We’ll update this story when we know more about what occurred.

Photo via D.C. Fire And EMS

by Tim Regan — August 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm 0

Metro WifiIt’s now possible to access free wireless internet at six Metro stations across the District.

Metrorail riders have a limited amount of time to try out new Wi-Fi service at WMATA’s Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza stations, the transit agency announced today.

For the next 45 days, commuters can log on for free while waiting for their trains.

“We are listening to our customers’ ideas about ways to improve their experience riding Metro,” Metro General Manager Wiedefeld said in a press release. “Having free access to Wi-Fi while on the platforms at Metrorail stations will allow customers to stay better connected while they travel.”

The test launch will also include a way to access Metro’s “Where’s My Train?” feature. Users will be able to launch the function from the landing page (pictured above) and tap train icons and stations for arrival times.

After the trial period ends, the service will be suspended and officials will evaluate how the program went. If all goes well, Metro could launch free Wi-Fi at all 91 of its stations at a later date.

Read more about the launch in Metro’s press release:

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments

Police car lightThieves made the shotgun their weapon of choice in three separate robberies within a couple blocks of Florida Avenue NW over the weekend, according to authorities.

The armed robberies happened on the 1600 block of 4th Street NW, 100 block of S Street NW and 400 block of Q Street NW. Authorities haven’t reached the conclusion that the crimes are related, police spokeswoman Alice Kim said today.

On S Street, three men robbed a man and a woman of their iPhones and other belongings about 12:05 a.m. Saturday.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm 0

Cava Grill bowl (Photo via Instagram/Cava Grill)(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) Another Cava Grill actually isn’t coming to Dupont Circle.

The fast-casual eatery focused on Mediterranean food was slated to open at 1921 18th St. NW, according to a building permit the D.C. government issued Friday.

But as it turns out, the location was wrong in the paperwork, Cava spokeswoman Nikki Rappaport said in an email. The permit should have been for a Cava that is set to open in Shaw at The Shay.

Photo via Instagram/Cava Grill

by Borderstan.com — August 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Our latest Pet of the Week is Dolly Parton, a 1 1/2-year-old hound mix from Rutherford County, N.C. Here’s a little bit about Ms. Parton from Rural Dogs Rescue:

Dolly is a fantastic puppy friend. Even though she only has three paws, she loves to romp with all her friends. She has lots of energy and spunk. She is VERY strong-willed. When she is done with something (walking, bathing, eating, etc.) she makes sure you know, usually by laying down wherever is most convenient for her. She does get tired pretty quickly, so walks have to be limited. Depending on her energy level, she can go 1-3 blocks without a pretty significant break. She will lay down in the middle of the street/sidewalk when she decides she’s done. She’s a snuggler and wants to be in the same room no matter what you’re doing. She likes to watch out the window and chew on her rope toy. She loves to meet new friends, dog and human alike! She is very interested in the tiny humans she comes in contact with, and will snuggle and play with the regular sized humans all day.

Those interested in adopting Dolly Parton or other pets can find more information on the City Dogs Rescue adoption page.

Want your pet to be considered for the Borderstan Pet of the Week? Email us at [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet.

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Ready to satisfy all your pup’s needs for a healthy, fulfilled life, Anytime K9 is DC’s fastest growing pet services company! ABC-certified trainers offer private lessons for all temperaments, classes for all ages, and even agility training for the dog with boundless energy! Midday dog walkers cover the city, and with the use of the latest technology, give you real time updates on your dog’s walk status.

Ready to sign up? Get started by emailing [email protected] and visiting anytimecanine.com

by Andrew Ramonas — August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

The Shaw Bijou (Photo via Facebook/The Shaw Bijou)Today is the first day to book a seat at “Top Chef” contestant Kwame Onwuachi’s new fine-dining restaurant, which is set to open in Shaw this fall.

The Shaw Bijou (1544 9th St. NW) is putting dinner tickets on sale online at 10 a.m. The tickets, which are required to dine at the restaurant, are $185, without tax, tip and drinks.

Slated to open Nov. 1, the 32-seat Shaw Bijou has a “globally inspired” 17-course tasting menu, according to its Facebook page. Onwuachi, who is from New York, previously worked in the city’s Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park and was on this past season of Bravo’s Top Chef.

Photo via Facebook/The Shaw Bijou

by Andrew Ramonas — August 29, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

D.C. State Fair

Equipment Failure Briefly Knocks Out 911 System — Power boxes for the District’s 911 system somehow failed when electricity flowed into them between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday. D.C. officials are investigating. [NBC Washington]

Haikan Ramen Eatery Opens Near 9:30 Club — Haikan, a Japanese restaurant from the owners of Daikaya and Bantam King, started serving ramen at 805 V St. NW over the weekend. [Washingtonian]

Gunshots Reported in Logan Circle — Police investigated reports that gunfire was heard near the 1300 block of Riggs Street NW about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The result of their probe wasn’t immediately clear. [MPD, Twitter/Madeline Marshall]

Post Obtains ‘Freddy Da Firetruck’ EmailsThe Washington Post obtained emails from a local who was the first to tell the D.C. government about safety issues concerning “Freddy Da Firetruck,” whose disappearance from an Adams Morgan playground was the source of much confusion last week. [Washington Post]

‘Golden Strawberries’ Wins D.C. State Fair Pot Contest — D.C. resident Sam McBee’s “Golden Strawberries” strain of cannabis won the “best bud” contest at the D.C. State Fair Sunday. [WTOP]

by Tim Regan — August 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Someone stabbed a woman in Franklin Square earlier this afternoon, according to U.S. Park Police. The stabbing occurred inside the park, according to U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose. Franklin…

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