Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – June 8, 2016


Lilly Mashayek
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Clinton to start fundraising for general election

Hillary Clinton has turned her focus to campaigning for the general election. According to a spokesman, Clinton will begin fundraising for the election and Democratic National Convention by filing paperwork on a new joint fundraising agreement with the Democratic Party. The new deal will allow individuals who have already donated to the Clinton campaign the ability to donate another $2,700 for her general election campaign, according to Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin. Additionally, Clinton donors can give up to $100,200 to the convention account and $100,200 to the DNC’s headquarters account. “Historically, both the Democratic and Republican conventions received public funding. Because that has ended, both parties’ presumptive nominees are helping raise money for their conventions,” Schwerin said. “The Hillary Action Fund is being formed so Hillary Clinton can help raise money for the Democratic National Convention as well as for the DNC and its headquarters fund.”


Kimbo Slice dies at 42

Mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, died at age 42 Monday. “One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. “His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo’s friends, fans, and teammates.” Slice had been hospitalized earlier Monday in South Florida, according to local media reports. Sgt. Carla Kmiotek told CNN they did not receive any police or EMS calls to Slice’s residence, and there is no police investigation.

Washington, DC

$15 minimum wage approved by D.C. Council

The D.C. Council approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill on Tuesday, which will raise minimum the wage by 2020. The council voted on the bill Tuesday afternoon, and Mayor Muriel Bowser has promised to sign the measure. Minimum wage workers in D.C. who currently make $10.50 will get their wages increased to $11.50 in July under legislation signed by former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray. “In addition we’ll have a tipped minimum wage that will increase to $5 in 2020. And thereafter, it will increase in pursuant to the Consumer Price Index,” said at-large Council member Vincent Orange before the vote.


Stafford Co. deputy shot on duty

Authorities report that a sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a break-in call at a home in Virginia. According to Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Morris Moncure, the residents of the home reported the break in Tuesday night. When the deputy responded, a man fired multiple shots. The deputy was struck four times, but was protected by body armor. While the deputy’s injuries are serious, Morris Moncure says the injuries are not life-threatening. It is unknown whether the deputy also fired any shots. According to a sheriff’s office statement, authorities have arrested a suspect, 18-year-old Joshua Anthony Sumter. Sumter was sought on warrants for attempted capital murder.


Montgomery County car crash kills 3 teens

Three students from Clarksburg High School died in a car crash late Tuesday night in Damascus, Maryland, on the night before their high school graduation ceremony. According to Montgomery County Police, the teens were driving south when the Ford F-250 hit a tree on Burnt Hill Road. Police responded to the scene at around 11:35 p.m. Tuesday. “There is some evidence that they were coming from a nearby party that may have been a celebration as graduation for seniors at Clarksburg High School is scheduled for today,” said Capt. Paul Starks with the Montgomery County Police Department. Two of the teens, Jacob Tyler Dennis, 17, and Patrick Andrew Shifflett, 18, were pronounced dead at the scene. An additional passenger, Cary Mauri’ce Greene, 17, died after being transported to Suburban Hospital.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Chicago White Sox 5 – 10 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Atlanta Dream 79 – 86 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

June 10 7 PM Capital Pride Drag Extravaganza, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

June 10 7:30 PM JB Smoove, DC Improv, Washington, DC

 Junbeyoncee 10 7:30 PM Beyoncé – The Formation World Tour, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

 June 10 7 PM TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

 June 10 7 PM Blues & Soul Divas, The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

 June 11 7:30 PM The Dolan Twins, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD

 June 12 7:30 PM Loni Love, DC Improv, Washington, DC

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