CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – March 3, 2016



Verizon Center to be renamed?

The owner of the Verizon Center, home to sports and entertainment, is considering renaming its facility after its name rights expire in 2018. Monumental Sports Entertainment, owned by Ted Leonsis, says that there is no guarantee, however, Leonsis has hired marketing firm MP & Silva to sell the naming rights. Leonsis also owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics, Capitals, whose games fill the seats at the Verizon Center on a weekly basis. 


Matthew pleads guilty in the death of Hannah Graham

On Wednesday, Jessie Matthew plead guilty to the murders of two college students in Virginia. He was sentenced to four consecutive life terms, charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of abduction. Both victims Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington shared similar murder cases where both vanished in Virginia. Since the revelation of these cases, campus safety awareness has spread nationwide. Matthew will avoid the death penalty by accepting life in prison.


Maryland’s Purple Line has been approved

Maryland’s rumored Purple Line has been approved to start construction by the end of this year.  The 16.2 mile metro line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrolton in Maryland will be open in 2022. The Purple Line team, Fluor Enterprises Inc. indicated that the state will be paying $159.8 million dollars for construction costs. Other partners include Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC and Star America Purple Line LLC. After the 6 month completion process, all partners are to operate and maintain the line for the next 30 years.


Super Tuesday overview of the night

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ended Super Tuesday by winning the most caucuses compared to their opponents. Republican Donald Trump won seven states to Texas Senator Ted Cruz who won three, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio won one. Hillary Clinton won seven out of the eleven states, while Bernie Sanders got the remaining four. The Massachusetts caucus was a 50%-49% close finish, with Hillary ultimately winning it.


Priest gets 17 years in prison for molesting Honduran children

Joseph Maurizio Jr., 71 was sentenced on Wednesday to prison for seventeen years. The Pennsylvanian priest was convicted of assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras. The convicted priest only received seventeen years due to his current age of 71 and his participation in the U.S. Navy while serving during the Vietnam War and other charitable works according to Maurizio’s attorneys. U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson ordered Maurizio to pay $50,000 in fines and pay the amount of $10,000 to each of his two victims.

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

Magellan Strategies Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 65%

Sanders: 11%


Trump: 41%

Cruz: 17%

Rubio: 16%

Kasich: 8%

Carson: 5%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORES

Washington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 vs. 3 Washington Capitals

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER


DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss



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