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D.C. police look for Honda Accord driver who hit bicyclist

Police look for driver who struck bicyclist

D.C. police on Friday said they were looking for the driver of a dark gray Honda Accord after the vehicle struck a bicyclist who was riding Thursday night near Union Station.

The male bicyclist, who was apparently riding a red bike from the Capital Bikeshare program, was traveling east in the 200 block of H Street NE about 9:48 p.m. when he was hit by the car, police said. The driver of the car did not stop and left the scene, continuing east on H Street NE, authorities said.

The Honda was a four-door car, but police said they did not have the license plate number. The bicyclist, who suffered serious injuries, was taken to an area hospital.Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.

— Dana Hedgpeth

Hyattsville man fatally stabbed in Cheverly

A 46-year-old Hyattsville man was fatally stabbed Thursday in the Cheverly area, Cheverly police said.

Police said they found Duvaughn Ganeous in the 5600 block of Landover Road about 10 p.m. after a stabbing was reported.

— Lynh Bui

Police: 10-year-old fondled in Takoma

A 10-year-old girl was inappropriately touched on her way to school Thursday morning in the Takoma Park area, Montgomery County police said.

They said the man came up from behind near Barron and Bayfield streets as she was walking to Rolling Terrace Elementary School. He removed his hands when she turned to face him, police said.

— Martin Weil

5 Montgomery seniors win Gates awards

Five high school seniors in Montgomery County were named as Gates Millennium Scholars, winning full scholarships to any U.S. college or university, district officials announced Friday.

The program, for outstanding low-income minority students, is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nationally, 1,000 students were selected for the scholarships, which are based on the costs of the selected institution and availability of other grants.

Two county winners — Donald O. Anyanwu and Samiza B. Palmer — came from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring.

The others were Nebiyat Z. Tadesse of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, David A. Potter of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville and Anthony Minnah of Wheaton High School. Last year, Montgomery had two such scholars.

— Donna St. George


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