Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 19, 2016


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Alice Cooper jokingly runs for president

Alice Cooper, who has been jokingly running for president since 1972, told CNN that this year his campaign slogan is “I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing.” Cooper said his platform is nonexistent and that Tom Hanks is his running mate. “I think the idea that I honestly have no platform is maybe the most honest thing I’ve heard in politics in a long time,” Cooper said. “I have absolutely no idea what to do and if everybody said that, that would give me a guy I can vote for.” He said politicians consistently makes promises they can’t keep because the president of the United States is “basically, a face.” “To me, rock ‘n roll is the total opposite of politics. I hate to put them in bed together,” Cooper said.


Amber Heard donates settlement money from divorce to charity

Amber Heard donated the $7 million she received from her divorce settlement with Johnny Depp to two organizations, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the ACLU. The ACLU will put the funds toward efforts to stop violence against women. “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” Heard said in a statement via her publicist. “This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.” Heard and Depp came to a settlement on Tuesday.

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Washington Monument remains closed after elevator problems

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will remain closed while crews work to resolve the elevator’s recent mechanical and electrical problems. The monument has been closed since Wednesday morning, when the elevator stopped between the 490-foot and 500-foot levels after a compensating cable broke loose from the car. The Park Service said the monument will remain closed Friday. It was also closed early Saturday night and all day Sunday due to a voltage drop of incoming power. In July, it was closed for nearly a week because of elevator problems.


Police: Family in quadruple murder likely beat with hammer

Police say a North Carolina man accused of killing his two daughter, their sister and their mother likely used a hammer to beat the victims to death. On Thursday morning, 39-year-old Dibon Toone appeared in court for an extradition hearing on a murder charge in 32-year-old Garlette Howard’s death. Greenville police say Toone will likely be charged with additional counts of murder in the deaths of the three children, ages 6,7 and 11. The victims were found inside their home in Greenville on Tuesday night. Hours later, Toone was arrested in Richmond, Virginia. Police say according to the autopsies the four victims died from traumatic head injury and they believe Toone used a hammer.


Police: Suspect shot, wounded in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s police say a police officer shot and wounded a person under active surveillance Thursday night in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The shooting took place in the 7400 block of Shady Glen Terrace just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police Chief Hank Stawinski said before the shooting, uniformed officers in a marked car attempted to stop the driver of a vehicle who they believe is linked to a “series of violent crimes.” The driver did not stop, then drove a short distance before getting out of the car, armed with a handgun with an extended magazine. He ran off and was pursued by an officer. It is unclear if the suspect fired his gun, police said, but the officer shot several times and hit the suspect once in the arm. The suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. No officers were injured. Although the officer did not wear a body camera, Stawinski said there was in-car camera footage. The officer involved has been placed on administrative duty.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Atlanta Braves 2 – 8 Washington Nationals

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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Aug 19 7 PM Prophets of Rage ‑ Make America Rage Again Tour, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

Aug 20 8 PM Dru Hill, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Bob Saget, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Chrisette Michele, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD99_logo

Aug 21 8:30 PM Black Sabbath, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

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