THE DISTRICT

Metro mourns worker hailed as a hero amid calls for more police

Metro and transit union officials said they hope to announce plans to honor mechanic Robert Cunningham, who died after intervening in Wednesday’s rampage.

By Justin GeorgeFebruary 2, 2023

Potomac Avenue Metro shooting suspect gets mental health evaluation

Three were shot in the rampage at the D.C. Metro station, including Robert Cunningham, a Metro mechanic who was killed trying to stop the gunman.

By Peter HermannFebruary 2, 2023

Expedited clearing of McPherson Square leaves D.C., homeless scrambling

Just 15 of the estimated 70 residents of McPherson Square have been approved for housing assistance ahead of the new Feb. 15 deadline, a D.C. official said.

By Marissa J. Lang and Kyle SwensonFebruary 2, 2023

After fatal shooting, Karon Blake’s mother speaks out: ‘He took my baby’

Londen Blake made her first public remarks since her oldest child was killed by a D.C. resident who police say shot the youth after hearing him break into cars.

By Paul DugganFebruary 1, 2023

Odd bedfellows: Norton backs Comer bill returning federal workers to office

The two lawmakers found themselves on the same side, both advocating for an end to pandemic-era remote work for federal employees.

By Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-SaddlerFebruary 1, 2023

D.C. lays out proposal for 7,500 EV charging stations in four years

The proposal, which is co-signed by each member of the D.C. Council, is the city’s latest effort to boost EV adoption.

By Luz LazoJanuary 31, 2023

Suspected police impersonator arrested with stash of knives near Capitol

Authorities said they searched the man's Ford Explorer SUV and found fake police equipment, shell casings, a smoke grenade, and a gas mask inside.

By Omari DanielsJanuary 31, 2023

D.C. man charged with killing 13-year-old he said was breaking into cars

Jason Lewis, who works for the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, turned himself in Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge.

By Peter Hermann, Paul Duggan and Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 31, 2023

McPherson Square homeless camp to be cleared two months early, NPS says

The large encampment near the White House, originally scheduled to be cleared in April, will now be cleared Feb. 15 instead, a National Park Service letter said.

By Marissa J. LangJanuary 30, 2023

Two children were accidentally shot in D.C. Police haven’t found either gun.

Police are investigating both incidents, one in which a 13-year-old was fatally shot by another youth, another in which a 4-year-old shot and wounded herself.

By Peter HermannJanuary 30, 2023

Demonstrators gather in D.C. as Tyre Nichols video is released

Police shut down a stretch of K Street NW, where demonstrators gathered initially before moving to Lafayette Square.

By Peter Hermann, Ellie Silverman and Clarence WilliamsJanuary 27, 2023

Downtown D.C.’s struggles mount as many workers remain remote

D.C. leaders and business executives worry that declining tax assessments of large office buildings could significantly erode the revenue needed to fund public services.

By Paul SchwartzmanJanuary 27, 2023

Charges dropped against Ashli Babbitt’s mother

Micki Witthoeft had been arrested for blocking traffic during a demonstration on the two-year anniversary of when her daughter was killed storming the Capitol.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 26, 2023

Shooter who killed man in front of his children in D.C. gets 13-year sentence

Prosecutors say Jarell Harris shot Sedrick Miller 11 times as Miller was walking his children to school.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 25, 2023

D.C. leaders herald Senate statehood bill despite steep odds

Joined by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and D.C. allies, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) reintroduces his bill to make D.C. the 51st state.

By Meagan FlynnJanuary 24, 2023

Karon Blake’s family remembers slain teen as ‘loving, caring, respectful’

The 13-year-old was shot and killed by a man who told police he saw the youth breaking into cars, authorities have said.

By Emily DaviesJanuary 23, 2023

Youth, 15, admits killing teen, trying to rob Commanders running back

The teen pleaded guilty in the October killing of Andre Robertson, 15, and the August shooting and wounding of Commanders running back Brian Robinson, Jr.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 23, 2023

D.C.’s first elected AG leaves behind transformed office, unfinished fights

The department Karl A. Racine remade will continue on the path he set. But major issues Racine spent two terms tackling, like housing costs and crime, remain.

By Michael Brice-Saddler and Marissa J. LangJanuary 23, 2023

Mayor invokes D.C.’s darkest years at meeting on anxiety over crime

At a crime summit, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said the sound of gunfire in D.C. neighborhoods reminds her of the 1990s crack epidemic

By Peter Hermann and Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 21, 2023

D.C. teen pleads guilty in fatal shooting of paralyzed man in wheelchair

The 15-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2022 shooting that left Devin Brewer dead and another man injured.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 20, 2023