CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 25, 2016



Veteran attacked at McDonald’s by teens gets Go Fund Me of over $25,000

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with an attack that took place on February 12. The victim is 30 year-old Christopher Marquez, a Marine veteran who served 8 years and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. The teenagers are a male and a female, both 17 years old; their names have not been release because they are charged as juveniles. The incident occurred at the McDonald’s in the 900 block of E street NW near Gallery Place Chinatown.  A Go Fund Me account to benefit Marquez has over $25,000 so far.


13 bald eagles found dead mysteriously

In Federalsburg, Maryland 13 bald eagles were found dead on a farm on Saturday. Spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police Candy Thomson said, “This is like a big puzzle.” Thomson added, “Their bodies will be sent to a forensic wildlife laboratory in Oregon, where forensic pathologists will go about the business of figuring out what happened to them.” Even though they’re no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, bald eagles have still been federally protected since 1940. Fines up to $100,000 and up to a year of prison are punishments for anyone who endanger the birds.


Powerful tornado kills 4 in Va.

A heavy storm system that produced tornadoes took over the East Coast yesterday killing four people in Virginia. Heavy snow in the Midwest caused flights to be canceled and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency on Wednesday night after tornadoes caused power outages and damaged many homes across the state. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said that in Waverly, VA a 2-year-old child and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed during the storm. The fourth victim came from Appomattox County; a funnel cloud left an 8-10 mile path of destruction killing the man and also injuring seven.


Obama suggests Brian Sandoval to replace Scalia

President Barack Obama’s camp suggested that Republican Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval might replace former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13 of natural causes. President Obama said Wednesday that it would be “difficult” for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to justify his decision not to consider a Supreme Court nominee without appearing to be motivated by politics. “Neither Governor Sandoval nor his staff have been contacted by or talked to the Obama Administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court,” was the statement from Mari St. Martin, Sandoval’s communications director.


Celine Dion returns to Vegas, dedicates song to her husband Rene

For the first time since the death of her husband and manager Rene Angelil, an emotional Celine Dion returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Colosseum on Tuesday. Dion lost her husband on January 14, after a long battle with cancer. People Magazine reports that the performance began with a video tribute to honor Angelil, followed by a quote from Dion herself, “I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony. The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realized that if he ever left us, I would have to continue without him, for him.”

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

IBD/TIPP Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 45%

Sanders: 43%


Trump: 31%

Cruz: 20%

Rubio: 18%

Kasich: 7%

Carson: 8%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORESWashington Wizards: Washington Wizards 104 vs. Chicago Bulls 109

Washington Capitals: Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Washington Capitals 3

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER


DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

February 25 at 7:00 PM – Carrie Underwood, Verizon Center, Washington, DC,601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004,Tickets for sale 

February 25 at 3:30 PM – RSC/Filter Workshop for Students, 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742, register:

February 26 at 7:00 & 9:00 PM – The Kenny Garrett Quintet, 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742,

February 26 at 7:30 PM – Monster Jam, 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201

February 26 at 8:00 PM – Led Zepplin 2, 8656 Colesville Rd Silver Spring MD,

February 28 at 1 PM Olga Grushin – Forty Rooms, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008,Carrie Underwood Ticketmaster

February 28 at 4:00 PM Steven Osborne, Piano, 1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009.

DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY



“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story



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