A 17-year-old has been charged with a firearms offense after D.C. police said he tried to take a gun into Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest Washington on Monday.
A police report says a security guard found a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol in a book bag about 9:10 a.m., before the teenager got into the school.
Police said he was charged as a juvenile with carrying a pistol without a license. It was not immediately clear whether the teenager is a student.
— Peter Hermann
A man died Tuesday after he was trapped in dirt up to his waist while working at a home construction site, authorities said.
The incident happened in the 4600 block of Dexter Street NW. Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department, said the man — who was a construction worker on the site — had become trapped after a trench collapsed.
The man’s identity was not immediately released.
— Dana Hedgpeth
Police have identified a woman who was fatally shot Saturday in Springdale as Shamica Briggs, 18.
Briggs was found with gunshot wounds about 2:35 a.m. in the 10000 block of Yellowwood Lane.
— Lynh Bui
Authorities identified a woman found dead in the Potomac River last week as 56-year-old Becky McCleskey of Virginia.
U.S. Park Police said there was no indication of foul play.
— Clarence Williams
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors won’t raise property tax rates for the next year, deciding Tuesday to advertise a proposed tax rate of $1.13 per $100 of assessed value on a $4.01 billion general-fund budget.
Residents whose property has increased in value may still see a higher tax bill next year — the average bill is projected to rise by $40.69 if the current tax rate is adopted — but the supervisors by law cannot raise it any higher than the advertised rate for the year. The actual budget and tax rate will be set May 2, after forums and public hearings.
— Patricia Sullivan