DC Mayor Unveils New Crime Map, Path Uncertain For Weekend Storm

DC Mayor Unveils New Crime Map

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is introducing a new interactive public crime map. Crime Cards will display crime locations, types and trends across all eight wards. The new application is mobile-enabled and offers enhanced search options. Anyone using the app will be able to see property and violent crime across the city.

Hoarding Conditions Found At Scene Of Deadly Fire

Prince George’s County fire officials say hoarding conditions were found at a house that caught fire, killing two senior citizens. Crews responded late last night to the home on Round Table Drive, which was fully engulfed when they arrived. Two senior citizens, a married couple, were found in the home and were pronounced dead a short time later. The fire appears to have started in the basement. Hoarding conditions made firefighting efforts difficult, officials say.

Lane Closures Begin Next Week On Beltway

Lane closures are set to begin on the Capital Beltway in Maryland. Single-lane closures on Interstate 495 between Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue will begin Tuesday at 9 p.m., double-lane closures will begin at 10 p.m., with total closures at 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Crews will be setting steel for the Seminary Road Bridge. The work is expected to wrap up at the end of the month.

Path Uncertain For Weekend Storm

Forecasters are tracking another winter storm that could hit the DC area on Sunday, as clocks “spring forward” for daylight saving time. The path of the storm remains uncertain. Many models show the DC-Baltimore region getting a mix of rain and snow accumulation late on Sunday. However, there is a chance the system takes a more southern path. Otherwise it will still feel like winter, with high temperatures that will struggle to get out of the 40s all weekend.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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