Regional Briefing

Accident Site Returned to Metro's Control; Senate Bill Includes Metro Funding; Sunday A.M. Closure for Douglass Bridge; D.C. Unemployment Benefits Extended; Va. Lawyer Nominated to Be U.S. Attorney; 5 Judges Recuse Selves in Va. Tech Suit

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Man Killed in Confrontation With Officer

A man was fatally shot Friday night in a confrontation with a special police officer in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. It occurred in the 1400 block of Girard Street, where the guard was working, police said.

-- Clarence Williams

Silver Spring Woman, 99, Is Robbed

A 99-year-old woman was robbed Friday in her Silver Spring apartment, Montgomery County police said.

They said the woman, who lives in the 10100 block of McKenney Avenue, received a call asking her to open the door for a survey. When she did, police said, two robbers entered and took items. She was not injured.

-- Martin Weil


Accident Site Returned to Metro Control

Federal transportation investigators have finished work at the site of the June 22 Metro crash in which nine people died, returning control of the Red Line between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations to Metro on Friday. Delays are expected to continue as Metro begins replacing equipment.

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