Service Slowly Returning After Red Line Derailment, DC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Service Slowly Returning After Red Line Derailment

Nobody is injured after a Red Line train derailed in downtown Washington. Metro says a train came off the tracks outside the Farragut North station around 7:00 this morning. Around 60 passengers were on the train at the time, and they were all safely evacuated from the station. Service was suspended for several hours. Trains are now single-tracking between Farragut North and Judiciary Square.

Police Arrest Son For Stabbing Mother To Death

Police say a woman found dead on Old Washington Road in Waldorf was killed by her son. Police identified the victim in Thursday’s incident as 57-year-old Swanda Dunn. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office believes she was stabbed by 32-year-old Mario Dunn while they were driving home from a relative’s house. Police arrested Dunn on Thursday.

Snow Likely Tuesday Into Wednesday

The DC region is preparing for another round of snow. Forecasters say snow is likely across the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. The precipitation will come from a clipper system moving in from the Great Lakes. The District could see up to two inches of snow. Areas to the west and north of DC could see upwards of four inches of accumulation.

DC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

DC will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its annual memorial parade. The parade honors Dr. King’s legacy and life. It will start today at noon at Good Hope Road near the Anacostia Park entrance in Southeast DC and end at the Barry Farm Recreation Center. Police say sections of Good Hope Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Sumner Road will be closed today between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. A peace walk will also be held an hour before the parade.

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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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