Wounded youths face charges in D.C., police say

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Wounded youths charged, police say

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Two teenagers and a young adult were stabbed Monday evening outside a Southeast Washington recreation center when they tried to rob four people of a designer Helly Hansen jacket, sneakers and headphones, according to authorities.

D.C. police charged the two wounded teens as juveniles with assault with intent to rob. The wounded adult and two other people escaped. None of the four victims of the robbery attempt were charged. The incident occurred outside the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center.

— Peter Hermann

VIRGINIA

Senate panel votes to delay amendments

A state Senate panel voted Tuesday to delay until next year all proposed constitutional amendments, including one to repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and another to change term limits for the governor.

The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections voted unanimously to push off the constitutional measures for procedural reasons. To amend Virginia’s constitution, a measure must pass the General Assembly twice, with an election in between. Then, it must be approved by voters through a referendum. Because there will be no General Assembly elections this year, the panel voted to wait.

“Next year is the appropriate year,” said Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), the committee chairman.

— Laura Vozzella

MARYLAND

Man charged in fatal shooting in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County police have arrested a Fort Washington man in a deadly shooting inside a restaurant in Oxon Hill, authorities said.

Gary A. Jones, 35, faces charges including second-degree murder in the shooting at Sweet Soul Cafe & Lounge, which police said he owns. The killing apparently followed an argument between Jones and the victim, police said.

Authorities identified the victim as Cinaway L. Morson, 32, of Southeast Washington.

— Patrick Svitek

O’Malley: Let’s raise the minimum wage

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) on Tuesday embraced a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 and tie further increases to inflation.

The two appeared alongside union leaders, clergy and supportive business owners at a rally outside the State House. Brown confirmed afterward that the administration plans to sponsor a bill in the 90-day legislative session that will mirror the plan being pushed by Raise Maryland, which organized the rally.

— John Wagner

 
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