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by Andrew Ramonas — May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

900 block of W Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man beat up a woman before he robbed her near the U Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground

The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

2100 block of 4th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)An attacker used a bolt cutter to belt a man and a woman in a suspected anti-LGBT hate crime near the southeast edge of Howard University’s campus last night, police said.

The assault happened on the 2100 block of 4th Street NW about 10:30 p.m.

The victims were preparing to get into their car in an alley in the area when a man drove up to them in his vehicle, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am 0

Several people suspected of beating up and robbing a man near Howard University last month have been caught on video.

The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW on March 20.

The victim was arguing with a woman when a group of people attacked him and took his wallet, police said. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

2200 block of 4th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three young men held up a food truck on Howard University’s campus late Friday night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 2200 block of 4th Street NW about 11:15 p.m.

A man was working in an unidentified food truck when another man came up to the vehicle, according to authorities. The man outside the truck then pulled out a handgun, pointing it at the worker’s face.

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by Andrew Ramonas — March 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Exxon at 2150 M St NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man flashed a knife at another man in a fight over parking at a West End gas station last week, police said.

The incident occurred at the Exxon at 2150 M St. NW about 4 p.m. Friday.

The victim was arguing with a woman in a car over parking at the gas station for an amount of time he considered excessive, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 8, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 Comment

2200 block of Champlain Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a mask flashed two guns at a woman and robbed her in Adams Morgan over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 2220 block of Champlain Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

The victim and another woman were walking under the Marie Reed Aquatic Center breezeway when a car with five men drove near them, according to authorities. Soon after, one of the men got out of the car and pulled out two handguns.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

500 block of Gresham Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed a Howard University student by his dormitory last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened outside The Charles R. Drew Hall on the 500 block of Gresham Place NW about 9 p.m. Monday. The dorm is at the northern end of Howard’s campus.

The student was walking near the dorm when a silver sport utility vehicle pulled up to him, according to authorities. A passenger in the SUV then hopped out and flashed a large silver handgun at the student.

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by Tim Regan — November 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm 0

Photo via Howard.eduAn unconfirmed anonymous source who seemingly claimed to be an ex-student of Missouri University violently threatened Howard University students yesterday, according to multiple reports.

The message, which appears to have been posted on the website 4chan, threatened to harm the university’s students at 10, though it was unclear whether the threat-writer meant a.m. or p.m.

“Any n—–s left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go,” reads the online posting, which has so far only appeared in screenshot form on Twitter.

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local and federal law enforcement on this serious matter,” Howard University said in a statement regarding the threats this afternoon.

Some professors have cancelled class over the incident, reported DCist and Washington City Paper.

Photo via Howard.edu

by Tim Regan — October 23, 2015 at 7:15 am 0

Police arrested three people suspected of shooting a man in a car near Howard University early this morning.

According to police, three suspects shot at a car near the corner of Georgia Ave. and Euclid St. NW around 4:00 a.m. this morning. Police said at least one bullet struck the man who was driving the car. The man then drove to the corner of 7th and S streets NW to report the incident, said police.

Police continued: “Moments later, three subjects were stopped in the 200 block of V St. NW. The three subjects were placed under arrest for assault with a dangerous weapon.”

Third District Commander Jeffrey Carroll said the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. WUSA9 reported that the man was shot in the arm.

by Sean Meehan — September 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm 0

Howard University Run to Glory 5k, photo via Twitter.com/BisonHomecoming

A crowd of runners will occupy several roads near Howard University tomorrow as they compete in the school’s “Sprinting for Glory” 5K race.

The run is part of Howard’s homecoming week celebrations, which start Saturday and end Oct. 3.

Streets along the race route will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to noon, including:

  • W Street NW between 4th and 6th streets NW
  • 6th Street NW between W and Gersham streets NW
  • 4th Street NW between Bryant and W streets NW

The name of the race comes from this year’s homecoming theme: Glory. A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to the Diabetes Treatment Center at Howard University Hospital.

Individuals or teams of runners can register for the race online.

Photo via Twitter.com/BisonHomecoming

by Tim Regan — September 8, 2015 at 9:20 am 0

700 Greshman Place, photo via Street ViewA man was stabbed following an altercation that occurred near Howard University last night, said D.C. Police.

Police said the crime happened after two men got into a fight near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place NW around 8:37 p.m. The victim was stabbed after walking away from the man he was fighting with, police added.

The man was “conscious and breathing” when emergency crews took him to the hospital, said police and D.C. Fire and EMS officials.

No arrests were made in connection with the crime and police are still on the lookout for the suspect.

by Tim Regan — September 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm 0

LaKisha Brown

ANC 1B has a new commissioner.

The commission welcomed LaKisha Brown, 1B-04, to her new seat with a round of applause during a general meeting at Howard University’s Founders Library last night.

Brown, who quietly participated in the meeting, said she’s excited to learn the ropes and start participating in the process. “It’s a lot of information to take in, but I think I’ll learn a lot more about it. I’m interested in a lot of these issues,” she said.

“I’ve always had a passion for helping my community, so I think this is something that will help fulfill that passion,” she explained.

Brown added she hopes to take up issues of parking, affordable housing, zoning and noise complaints in the future.

Above all else, Brown says she wants to act as a representative for her neighbors to voice concerns.

“It’s great interacting with people and learning about [their issues],” she said. “At least I’m another voice.”

by Tim Regan — July 31, 2015 at 10:50 am 0

600 block of Howard Pl NW

(Updated at 11:15 a.m.) A cyclist was struck by a car near Howard University, tweeted D.C. Fire and EMS officials at 10:46 a.m.

Emergency crews transported the cyclist to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, says D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson  Oscar Mendez.

by Tim Regan — July 30, 2015 at 10:00 am 0

STOCK-18Commuters who travel on Georgia Avenue near Howard University will have to put up with “moderate-to-heavy delays” until May of next year, says DDOT.

On Tuesday, the city department closed one lane of traffic in each direction on Georgia Avenue NW between Barry Place and Florida Avenue NW.

DDOT says the closures are needed to construct dedicated bus lanes and a streetscape along that stretch of Georgia Avenue. The work also includes the replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, sidewalk ramps, mill and overlay of the roadway and new dedicated bus lanes in each direction.

These city expects to complete the project in May of 2016.

by Jared Holt — July 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0

Georgia Ave NW

A pedestrian was struck by a car on the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW this afternoon, D.C. Fire and EMS officials tweeted at 3: 25 p.m.

Units arrived on scene within minutes and transported one patient to the hospital with minor injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Méndez said.

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