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June 23rd, 2017

Multiple Vehicles Involved in H Street Accident With Megabus

Police Say Approximately Ten Vehicles Involved

Police have closed H Street NE to traffic between the 500 and 800 blocks after an accident involving a Megabus.

Police said they were first alerted about an incident at 11:27 a.m. They said that up to ten vehicles may have been involved, and multiple injuries have been reported, none of them life-threatening at this time. DC Fire and EMS said that the bus was empty except for the driver.

Modernization Accelerated for Jefferson Middle School Academy

District Budget Includes Funding for Planning in Fiscal Year 2018 and for Construction as Soon as Possible

On June 13, DC City Council voted to accelerate the modernization of the 77-year-old Jefferson Middle School Academy to Fiscal Year 2018, with construction to begin as soon as possible.

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) says that the school  is one of the fastest-improving middle-schools in DC, boasting significant gains in reading and math among students, strong partnerships and family engagement and increased enrollment. 

Robberies Reported on the Hill

Crime Blotter: June 22

At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE. 

At 3:33 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE. 

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without A License Outside a Home or Business.


Reporting Illegal Activity

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 22, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

June 22nd

Farewell to Baseball Bill

"Interesting Story Hour" on Thursday Evening Celebrates Life of William 'Bill' Holdforth

There will be a celebration of the life of William ‘Bill’ R. Holdforth or "Baseball Bill," as he was known around the Hill, Thursday June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Holdforth, 66, died of a heart attack May 28.

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: June 21

Police are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 700 block of H Street NE.

At about 5:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 20 2017, an individual entered the store and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerks. The clerks did as he asked and the suspect took the money and fled the store.

The person of interest can be seen in this video.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 20, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

June 21st

Thursday Night Performance at Corner Store Arts

Corner Store Gallery Hosts Two California Folk Artists

Thursday night will be a musical good time at Corner Store Arts. At 7:30 this Thursday June 22, California-based folk artists Kelly McFarling and John Elliott will play a show at Corner Store Arts.

McFarling is an Atlanta, Georgia born San Francisco-based folk singer songwriter who has been hosted at both  Corner Store Arts here in DC, as well as the Corner Store West Mountain Jam in California. They like her THAT much.

Man Arrested for June 14 Shooting in Southwest

Crime Blotter: June 20

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced that an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, June 14.

At approximately 9:42 p.m., members of the First District responded to reports of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Half Street SW. When they got there, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel transported the victim to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 20, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Former Councilmember Jim Graham to Lie in State at Wilson Building

Bow Ties are Encouraged at Program and at Saturday Service

Former Councilmember Jim Graham will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) this Friday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from District Council said. A program will begin after the Councilmember’s remains have been brought into the building, with remarks delivered by elected officials, dignitaries and special guests.