Local digest: Water use still limited; man arrested in sex assault of girl, 5

Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 11, 2010; C04


One dead, one hurt in Anacostia fire

One woman died and another was in serious condition after being brought out of a burning rowhouse in Anacostia on Saturday night, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of W Street SE, said fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. He said the death was the city's second in a fire this year.

-- Martin Weil

Arrest made in July 3 homicide

A Fort Washington man was arrested Friday in the July 3 homicide of a 19-year-old District resident, D.C. police said.

Antoine Sadique Taylor, 29, was arrested in the 4600 block of Minnesota Avenue NE, police said. He has been charged in the fatal shooting of Joshua Hopkins, who lived in Northeast.

-- Rick Rojas

Streets to close for bike race

The Capital Criterium bike race will close some streets and draw lots of cycling and pedestrian traffic to the downtown area along Pennsylvania Avenue NW on Sunday. The course is along Pennsylvania Avenue between Ninth and 13th streets, up to F Street.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and ends about 3:30 p.m., but some streets will be closed as early as 3 a.m. for setup and won't reopen until 5 p.m. The event Web site has a list of affected streets.

-- Robert Thomson


Rockville water-use restrictions extended

Rockville has extended its water-use restrictions into Sunday, after another leak was found in a water main that burst July 7, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

The restrictions had been expected to end Saturday, but spokeswoman Shannon Loomis said they would remain in place at least through noon Sunday while crews assess the situation.

The restrictions include limits on lawn watering, toilet flushing and car washing.

The broken 24-inch main was repaired Friday, and crews had been flushing and testing the system when the new leak was discovered. The city water system serves 13,445 homes.

The pipe is the only link between the city's water treatment plant and the distribution system. Rockville has been receiving supplemental water from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. No Rockville customers have lost service , Loomis said by e-mail. The city's three water tanks are at normal capacity, she said.

-- Michael E. Ruane

Man accused of sex assault

Prince George's County police arrested a Langley Park man Saturday who was accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl police said.

The man was arrested in the apartment on University Boulevard where the assault allegedly occurred.

-- Rick Rojas

Police investigate fatal stabbing

Montgomery County police Saturday were investigating the death of a 24-year-old man in Silver Spring.

Police found Merlin Donaldo Recinos shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday outside his residence in the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace. He had been stabbed.

-- Rick Rojas


Vote expected on mixed-use project

A proposal for a large mixed-use development at Loudoun County's Routes 7 and 28 will come to a vote Monday at a special meeting of the county's Board of Supervisors after a public hearing. The Kincora Village Center development is contingent on the board's approval of rezoning 335 acres to allow for mixed-use, including more than 2 million square feet of office space as well as commercial retail space, a state-of-the-art performing arts center and 1,400 multifamily residential units. A separate application for the construction of a 5,500-seat baseball stadium and a mixed-use office and retail complex was approved by the board in July last year. Concerns voiced by county supervisors and members of the public have included the impact of the development on area traffic as well as local school systems and public amenities.

-- Caitlin Gibson

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