This just in: a D.C. cop has been charged with stealing $43,000 from an elderly woman she was supposed to be helping. Meanwhile, a man with a history of mental health issues, armed with a sharpened screwdriver, stabbed a police officer in the arm yesterday and was later shot to death in the fourth fatal shooting of the year by D.C. police.
Interesting, because the new city budget anticipates $135 million more in revenue than last year, and if it doesn’t materialize, Police Chief Cathy Lanier says it could mean trouble for police staffing needs.
It’s the first full day of a new life for 20 new Americans who pledged allegiance yesterday to the U.S. and became citizens. In a less-solemn ceremony, advocates of the effort to get D.C. a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives celebrated Flag Day by showing off their city flag tattoos (temporary and permanent) in a rally in Dupont Circle.
School news and blues: Do you think that grade school promotion ceremonies are getting a little out of hand? What waits for them in middle school is academic pressure and, possibly, a principal hanging out on the roof if they learn to keep the peace. If they go to Catholic University, they won’t find it easy to cohabit with the opposite sex; the school is turning its coed dorms into single-sex housing.
Here’s a little inter-DMV rivalry: Prince George’s County is studying how to lure the Washington Redskins headquarters from Ashburn. Seems to me all NoVa has to do is get the aliens from Fairfax City’s UFOs on their side; those guys always win in the sci-fi movies.
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