Red Line Service Restored
Full service was restored to Metro's Red Line yesterday, three days after a crash involving two trains injured 20 people and crippled the system's busiest line.
Trains had been traveling on a single track through the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station while the accident scene there was documented, cars were removed and tracks were inspected for damage. The remnants were cleared and tests were completed by 9:37 a.m. Trains began running on both tracks shortly afterward, Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said.
Red Line service remained suspended between Union Station and Fort Totten in preparation for the opening of the New York Avenue Station on Nov. 20. The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-Catholic University stations will be closed through 5 a.m. tomorrow. Shuttle buses are running between Union Station and Fort Totten.
Peace Pageant Tickets Go Fast
Thousands lined up early to get tickets to the Dec. 2 Pageant of Peace, including the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. The line began forming at 11:30 p.m. Friday, although the free tickets weren't handed out until 8 a.m. yesterday.
All 2,800 tickets were distributed early yesterday, according to the White House Visitor Center.
Fire Damages Church in SW
Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church at Sixth and M streets SW about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. It caused no injuries. Officials are investigating whether it was connected to a recent string of arsons.
"We're at this point calling it suspicious," said Alan Etter, spokesman for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. "What was set on fire was a bedroll, some foam insulation. Someone could have done this on purpose to damage the church. It also could have been a homeless person back there and unintentional."
The church's back door and part of an exterior wall were burned, Etter said. He did not have an estimate of the damage. Anyone with information can call 866-91-ARSON.
Stabbed Gaithersburg Man Dies
A Gaithersburg man who police said was stabbed by his brother Friday night died yesterday at Suburban Hospital.
Montgomery County and Gaithersburg police responded to a report of an assault in the 400 block of Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg about 10:30 p.m. Friday. They found Victor Manuel Vicente, 30, suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
Police said Vicente and his brother, Juan, 39, got into an argument after they had been drinking. The two men were separated, but Juan Vicente got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his brother in the stomach, police said.
Victor Vicente died at 4:30 a.m., police said. Juan Vicente is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center.
Woman Dies in Charles Crash
A Waldorf woman was killed yesterday morning after a vehicle in which she was riding drove off Route 925 in Charles County, went airborne and struck a telephone pole, state police said.
Police identified the woman as Shanika Greenfield, 20. She was in the back seat when the southbound car crossed the center line and ran off the road about 3 a.m., police said. The driver and a front-seat passenger were flown to a D.C. hospital.
Montgomery Girl, 14, Missing
Montgomery County police were trying to locate a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from the White Oak section of Silver Spring and hasn't been seen since Oct. 30.
Police said Yesenia Turcios is 5 feet 2 inches tall, white with black hair and brown eyes and weighs 100 pounds. Anyone with information about the girl should call the police Family Crisis Division at 240-773-5400 or the non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.
T.C. Williams Gets an ATM
T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria unveiled an automated teller machine in the school Friday for teachers and students who belong to the City of Alexandria Employees Credit Union. Principal John Porter said he believes it is the first ATM to be installed in a Virginia public school and one of very few in schools across the country.
"It helps kids learn to deal with money issues in a really practical way, not a book way, where they just read about it," Porter said. Holders of cards from other financial institutions and credit cards can use the ATM for a fee.
"When you're hurting, you hurt other people."
-- The Rev. Stephen E. Young Sr., explaining why he asked church members to form the Life After Homicide support group. -- Page A1
Compiled from reports by staff writers Lena Sun, Maureen Fan, Hamil R. Harris, John Wagner and Tara Bahrampour and the Associated Press.