CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – March 10, 2016



7 people, including D.C. firefighters involved in crash leaving them injured

A serious accident took place at around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday at 11th Street and Maryland Avenue Northeast. Seven people, including four District firefighters were hurt when a van collided with a fire truck. Washington Fire and EMS spokesman Tim Wilson says that the fire truck was responding to a call for a gas leak when the two vehicles collided. District police will continue investigating the accident.


Video of two officers assaulting Baltimore County student goes viral

On March 1st, a video of two Baltimore City Police officers went viral. In the video, one of the two officers is seen hitting and kicking a 10th grade student. Anthony Spence, 44, has a list of charges including second-degree child abuse by a custodian (a felony) and two misdemeanors, second-degree assault and misconduct in office for the incident. The second officer, Saverna Bias, 53, is charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Officer Spence and Bias are both free on bond and are due in court on April.


Massive blast rips through Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood

A natural gas leak may have been the cause for an explosion early Wednesday in Seattle ‘s Greenwood neighborhood. The explosion devastated one building and damaged many others, sending nine firefighters to the hospital. “We know, as firefighters, that this is a very dangerous job, and these things can happen from time to time,” Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. “…They did all the things they needed to do to take care of business.” First set of fire fighters received a call shortly after 1 a.m. regarding a gas leak in Greenwood.  The explosion happened at 1:45 a.m.


Beatles music producer George Martin dead at 90

According to George Martin’s management company, the producer of many of the Beatles’ hit songs, is dead at the age of 90.  He passed away on Tuesday. Martin died “peacefully at home” in England, according to Adam Sharp, the founder of C. A. Management. Martin worked with the Beatles as well as others such as Peter Sellers, Celine Dion, Jeff Beck, and many more. In an interview with, Martin said “When I first met the Beatles in 1962, I didn’t think much of their songs at all. But they learned so quickly how to write a hit. They were like plants in a hothouse. They grew incredibly fast.”


Clinton and Sanders battle over the Latino vote

In the Univision debate in Miami between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the main topic of discussion was immigration. In their back and fourth, Clinton faulted Sanders for voting against a 2007 comprehensive immigration reform bill. Sanders quickly fired back at Clinton on her opposition to a 2007 effort to let people who were in the country illegally obtain driver’s licenses. Had the immigration package passed back then, Clinton said, “a lot of the issues we are still discussing today would be in the rear view mirror.”
DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSCNN/ORC Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 61%

Sanders: 34%


Trump: 40%

Cruz: 19%

Rubio: 24%

Kasich: 5%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORES

Washington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: Washington Capitals 3 vs 4 Los Angeles Kings

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 WEEKMarch 10-12 at 12 PM (Thursday and Friday), 7:30 AM (Saturday), Rock n Roll DC Marathon, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC. call: 858-450-6510

March 10 at 6:30 – DAC Design Lecture – “New Aging and Innovation” with Matthias Hollwich, tickets

March 10 at 7:30 – Frederick Speaker Series with Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin in Frederick, Weinberg Center of the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, Maryland 21701,

March 11 at 9:00 PM – Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046,

March 12 at 5:00 PM – Astronomy Family Day, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle, Virginia 22172,

March 12 at 6 PM – Iris Bohet – Gender Equality By Design, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, 1777 Church St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20036,

March 12 at 9:00 PM – Almost Queen, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046,

March 13 at 12:00 PM – Saint Patrick Day Parade, Constitution Avenue – 7th to 17th Streets NW, call: 301-384-6533

March 13 at 1:00 PM – Steve Harrigan: A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008,

DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY


You can do anything, but not everything.
—David Allen


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