CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – March 7, 2016



Firefighters suspended for using fire engine to transport sick girl to a hospital

In Stafford County, Virginia two firefighters have been placed on administrative leave for taking a sick girl to the hospital in a fire engine instead of waiting for an ambulance. Captain James Kelly was one of the volunteer firefighters that responded to the call on Saturday for a child having a seizure. Kelly said, “I’m glad the child is doing better. She’s made a full recovery and she’s home and resting well and that’s all that matters to me right now.” Mark Doyle, spokesman for the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department says, “a potential regulatory compliance issue is under review” so the department is unable to comment.


Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 years old

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, 94, passed away on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles due to congestive heart failure, according to her assistant Allison Borio. During her time in the White House as First Lady she is most remembered for her “Just Say No” campaign to help kids and teenagers stay off drugs. “Nancy Reagan lived a remarkable life and will be remembered for her strength and grace,” was a statement released by California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.


At least 26 dead in Tunisia near Libyan border

Gunmen targeted a police station and military facilities in the town of Ben Guerdane in Tunisia, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Yasser Mosbah. The battle between gunmen and police officers took play Monday, killing a total of 26 people, 21 of the deceased were the attackers, one Tunisian soldier, and four civilians. The clash comes amid increasing international pressure from Islamic State extremists in Libya.


Cruz, Trump, and Sanders end Saturday with two wins each

On Super Saturday, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders each collected two victories, while Hillary Clinton claimed one. Trump at a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida said “I have been in competitions all of my life.” Trump won Louisiana and Kentucky, while Ted Cruz collected victories in Kansas and Maine. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders wins in Kansas and Nebraska; Hillary’s lone victory came from Louisiana.


Atlanta Rapper “Bankroll Fresh” shot dead outside studio

Trentavious White known as “Bankroll Fresh” was an up-and-coming rapper coming out of Atlanta. He was killed late Friday evening outside of Street Execs Studio in northwest Atlanta. When police officers arrived at scene, they learned that the Atlanta based rapper had been transported to the hospital, where he later died that night.

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLS Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 66%

Sanders: 29%


Trump: 42%

Cruz: 19%

Rubio: 9%

Kasich: 20%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORESWashington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: No Game

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 7 at 7:30 PM – Cash Funny Monday, 1823 L Street NW Washington, District of Columbia 20006,

March 8 at 8:00 PM – Rain: A tribute to the Beatles, 513 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004,

March 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 miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky


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