D.C issues more than $1.3M in snow emergency fines
A snow emergency was in effect last Friday from 9:30 a.m. until Wednesday 6:30 p.m. During a snow emergency, cars parked along snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed. Once the snow emergency ended Wednesday evening, 5,479 vehicles were issued tickets for parking in the snow emergency routes, says DPW spokeswoman Linda Grant. Also, 690 vehicles were towed during the same time period, Grant says. Here’s a breakdown of the financial side of what a driver would have to play in fines. Drivers face a $250 fine, a $100 towing fee and a $20 impound fee for violating the emergency declaration.
Teen receives 30 years in the deadly stabbing of her father
Morgan Lane Arnold currently 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in May of 2013. The stabbing of her father, 58 year old Dennis Lane took place when she was 14. Prosecutors say Arnold and her boyfriend, Jason Bulmer, plotted to kill Lane. Authorities say Bulmer slipped into Lane’s home and stabbed Lane to death with a butcher knife.
Zika virus found in Virginia
A Virginia resident is the first confirmed case of the Zika virus. The Virginia Department of Health says this person picked up the mosquito-borne virus while traveling in an infected area, but cannot transmit the virus. The reason that the virus can’t be transmitted is due to the fact that mosquitoes are not able to survive the frigid cold during this time of the year in the metropolitan area. Caution needs to be taken for those who travel off the coast of Africa, and South and Central America, where the virus has reached an outbreak.
24 migrants dead after boat tips over in Mediterranean, 10 are children
Forty-five migrants were on a boat in the Mediterranean on Wednesday evening when it tipped over. At least 24 migrants drowned and 10 were children. One of the survivors from the capsizing of the boat washed ashore and alerted authorities. Members of the Hellenic Coast Guard and Frontex, the European Union’s border patrol agency, responded at the scene while planes from the Hellenic Air Force surveyed the area from above, according to the Coast Guard representative.
Trump holds his ground against Fox
Donald Trump is challenging Fox News by refusing to take part in today’s debate. In the past twenty years, Republican presidential candidates have cooperated with FOX News. Trump is the first presidential candidate to skip a debate. Today’s debate is co-moderated by Megyn Kelly, who has been involved in a six month back and forth war of words with Trump. Fox issued a statement stating: “We can’t give in to terrorizations of any of our employees.” Wednesday night, Trump tweeted: “It was the childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox that made me not do the debate, more so than lightweight reporter, @megynkelly.”
Abe Vigoda, Barney Miller and Godfather actor, dies at 94
The 94-year-old actor who played detective Phil Fish in the television sitcom “Barney Miller” and Mafia lieutenant Sal Tessio in the original “Godfather” movie passed away Tuesday, according to his manager, Sid Craig. He died in the home of his daughter Carol in New Jersey. Robert Duvall, a “Godfather” co-star, remembered Vigoda in a statement. “We had some great memories together and he will really be missed,” Duvall said.
CNN Poll: Courtesy of Realclearpolitics.com
Washington Wizards: No Game
Washington Capitals: Philadelphia Flyers 4 v. Washington Capitals 3
Washington Nationals: End of Season
Washington Redskins: End of Season
Washington Mystics: End of Season
January 28 at 7:00 PM – Josh Abbott Band, 9:30 Club, 815 V St, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Josh-Abbott-Band-Tickets-at-9-30-Club-in-Washington-1-28-2016?PID=1816924&intcmp=TM921298&intoff=false
January 29 at 7:00 PM – RFD-TV Presents Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy, DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006http://www.ticketmaster.com/rfdtv-presents-jeff-foxworthy-larry-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F5DBC1650F4?artistid=757399&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51
January 29 at 7:30 PM – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: The River Tour, Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004http://www.ticketmaster.com/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F73B6222D31?artistid=860453&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
January 29 at 7:30 PM – Will Downing, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305http://www.ticketmaster.com/will-downing-alexandria-virginia-01-29-2016/event/15004F0AC0C529F2?artistid=734951&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202
January 29 at 9:00 PM – Yellow Claw, Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018http://www1.ticketmaster.com/yellow-claw-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F6BAD152B8D?artistid=1709415&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52
January 30 at 7:30 PM – Elle Varner, Howard Theatre, Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketmaster.com/elle-varner-washington-district-of-columbia-01-30-2016/event/15004F758FFE1C40?artistid=1659299&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
January 30 at 9:00 PM – Ebi: Jane Javani World Tour, Warner Theatre, 13 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004http://concerts.livenation.com/event/15004F78972419B3?crosssite=TM_US:791458:172129?crosssite=TM_US:791458:172129
January 31 at 7:30 PM – David Cassidy, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305 http://www.ticketmaster.com/david-cassidy-alexandria-virginia-01-31-2016/event/15004F280DE94EAA?artistid=736525&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
January 31 at 8:00 PM – Reel Big Fish, The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD http://concerts.livenation.com/event/15004F8402466CB7?crosssite=TM_US:779739:172548?crosssite=TM_US:779739:172548
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