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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]

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