CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 1, 2016



New Metro board chairman opposes raising metro fares

“I think Metro is very expensive as it is, and I think if there’s going to be additional things that we have to pay for, we’re going to have to look for other sources of revenue, whether it’s the federal government, the jurisdictions, or whatever [else], D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans says, “I do not support increasing fares now, or into the future.” This summer Metro’s budget proposal will go into effect, and it’ll keep fares low. “Big fan of Metro, and always have been, and I want to make Metro … really the shining example of success for this region, so I’m excited about the challenge,” he says.


Baltimore’s snow parking ban has been lifted

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation says the ban was lifted at noon Saturday. Last weekend, a record amount of snowfall caused the city to go into an emergency plan that has now ended. DOT says, “Mayor Rawlings-Blake also ended her declaration of a local state of emergency.”  DOT says, “Over 240 million pounds of snow has been hauled from city streets through the week.”


Two Virginia Tech students charged in death of 13 year-old girl

Blacksburg Police say David Eisenhauer, 18, was arrested on Saturday and charged with first-degree murder and abduction in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell, who vanished from her home on Wednesday. Natalie Keepers, 19, from Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday and faces charges of improper disposal of a body and accessory after the fact in the commission of a felony. Both suspects are being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail. Virginia State Police located Lovell’s remains Saturday afternoon in Surry County, North Carolina, just over the Virginia border.


ISIS possibly responsible for deadly blasts in Damascus

Supporters of the terrorist group ISIS have made statements online that ISIS is responsible of a triple bombing that took place on Sunday. The bombing killed at least 45 people and injured more than 100 others in Damascus, Syria. Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi says, “The aim of this cowardly and desperate terrorist attack is to raise the morale of the defeated terrorist groups following the great victories that our brave army has accomplished in several areas.”


Vanessa Hudgens announces father’s death before “Grease” performance

Actress Vanessa Hudgens, 27, announced the death of her father, Greg Hudgens, hours before her live performance for Fox’s production of “Grease: Live.” “I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer,” she tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers.”



Candidates take over Iowa on final day before caucuses

The 2016 Iowa caucus results will be pouring in Monday night. Candidates spent their Sunday as their final day of campaigning. Donald Trump called his Republican rival Ted Cruz a “liar.” Cruz questioned his rival’s conservative authenticity on abortion and religious liberty and appeared alongside Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, who described same sex marriage as “wicked” and “evil.”

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSEmerson Polls: Courtesy of


Clinton: 51%

Sanders: 43%

O’Malley: 4%


Trump: 27%

Cruz: 26%

Rubio: 22%

Carson: 3%

Bush: 4%

Christie: 3%

Paul: 3%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORESWashington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: No Game

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

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Frank Zappa


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