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Metro Increases July Fourth Service for Fireworks, Rock Show

Metro will run extra trains on July Fourth, in anticipation of hundreds of thousands of revelers converging on the city for the holiday fireworks display and a famed rock band's anniversary concert.

Navy Yard Ends Lockdown; Reports of Shots, Gunman Unfounded

Authorities responding Thursday morning to reports of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in southwest D.C. found no evidence of a gunman or weapons.

D.C.-Area Reporter Tisha Lewis Comes Home to Fox 5

D.C.-area journalist Tisha Lewis joined the anchor and reporting team at Fox 5 (WTTG-TV) on Monday after more than a decade away from home — and no one is as thrilled about her return as Lewis herself.

Legendary Black Photographers Honored

African-American photographers from as far away as Germany traveled to Washington, D.C., to be honored for their groundbreaking work and lifelong dedication to their craft.

Metro Faces Uphill Job to Implement Improvements

When officials from the Federal Transportation Administration released findings of a safety management inspection that revealed the depth of Metro's operational and financial woes, some riders were taken aback.

D.C. Pays Tribute to Caribbean Americans

For the first time in the District, residents of Caribbean descent received praise for their numerous contributions to the city economically and socially.

Funeral Set for Informer Editor Denise W. Barnes

Funeral services have been announced for longtime Washington Informer editor Denise Wall Barnes, who passed away earlier this month.

Ron Linton, Former D.C. Taxi Commissioner, Dies

Ron Linton, the former head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission credited with overhauling the city’s outdated taxicab system, has died. He was 86.

Face-to-Face Visits Resume in D.C. Jails

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that visitation at the D.C. Jail is being expanded to include a new incentive-based, face-to-face component that will be offered to inmates who meet specific behavioral criteria and are without disciplinary infractions.

Denise W. Barnes, Informer Editor, Dies After Lengthy Illness

Denise Wall Barnes, longtime editor of The Washington Informer, died Thursday, July 18, following a lengthy illness.

Victims of Deadly 2009 Metro Crash Remembered

Friends, family and government officials gathered to remember the nine lives lost in the deadliest crash in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority history.

Farmers Market Offers Fresh Food and More

A new farmers market has arrived in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Northwest, bringing fresh meat and produce, music and a new social center for local residents.

Firm Provides 'Second Chance' to Residents

Second Chance offers reclaimed materials to the public at a discount, helping fund job training and workforce development programs.

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns

Residents east of the Anacostia River will experience an invasion of black theater arts as amateur and professional thespians convene for one of the nation’s preeminent festivals.

Lawyers Discuss Police Brutality and Ways to Change Paradigm

On June 11, some of D.C. and Baltimore's most distinguished legal minds participated in a panel discussion at the D.C. Superior Court to talk about police brutality and harassment and their effects on black and minority communities.

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