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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington’

White House Firecracker Exploded In North Lawn

Sometimes a prank can go too far. A firecracker exploded in the north lawn of the White House around the same time as when the tragic Navy Yard shooting happened on Monday, September 16, 2013, which has led authorities to question the potential connection between the two events. While the exact reason behind the firing is not known, the man …

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Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard Shooter, Known for Trouble

The day after the vicious shooting in the Washington Navy Yard left at least 13 dead and more injured, people have one question: Who is Aaron Alexis, the man who was allegedly involved in the shooting? Aaron Alexis, 34, died yesterday after exchanging gunfire with police. According to his LinkedIn profile, Alexis attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked as a …

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Navy Yard Shooting; Can We Stop Future Shootings?

Authorities have identified the perpetrator responsible for the Navy Yard shooting as Aaron Alexis, a man who enlisted in the Navy in 2007 yet was let go from the Navy Reserve in 2011 after being arrested in Texas. While Aaron Alexis was able to enter the naval compound with active forms of identification, his previous arrest in Texas showed dubious …

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Navy Yard Shooting: 1 Suspect ID’d, 1 May Be On The Loose

A suspect who opened fire in Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard early this morning has been taken down and identified as 34-year old Aaron Alexis. Alexis was recently hired by the Navy as a civilian contractor and used his position to go on a shooting spree in the area with a rifle, an AR-15 assault rifle, and a handgun. He killed …

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2 Suspects “Down” At D.C. Navy Yard

Two suspected gunmen are “down” after a horrific shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. early this morning that left several dead, according to Ed Zeigler, director of Public Affairs for Naval District Washington. Zeigler was unable to confirm whether the gunmen were killed or taken into custody, but early reports that there were only injuries are now being …

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Navy Yard Shooter Barricades Himself After Shooting Officer

A gunman who entered the Washington Navy Yard in D.C. early this morning shot at least three people–including a police officer–before barricading himself in a room. A police spokesperson says this is still an active situation and security in the area is heightened, but they say there is no immediate threat to the surrounding area, including the Capitol. Early reports …

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Airport Lightning Strikes Injure One; Delay Many

Lightning strikes ground about two hours of today’s Washington Metro region air traffic to a halt and injured one air traffic controller—as of last reports, the controller is not seriously hurt. The Washington, D.C. region was hit by severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and the area’s three major airports: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (pictured here in March), Reagan National and Dulles …

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Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It!

A Colorado CBS local affiliate reported that the Obama administration has announced that it will not sue states like Washington and Colorado for violating federal law, although it “reserves the right” to sue them later if it wants. The Denver Post cites an official memo that was sent out. You can read the memo for yourself here, but it essentially …

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WWII Vet Beaten To Death In “Random” Attack

Two teens are the suspects in the beating death of a WWII vet outside a Spokane, Washington lounge on Wednesday night, and one of them has been arrested. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the other suspect. There appears to be no motive for the brutal beating of 88-year old Delbert Belton, who was playing pool at …

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Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes

The Colockum Tarps fire has been raging since July burning a path through the vast, open area of Wenatchee, Washington, of nearly 125 square miles. While the actual cause behind this event has yet to be officially confirmed, many are voicing opinions. The Colockum Tarps Fire was human caused. How, by whom still pending http://t.co/5sPmi65hy2 — Christine Pratt (@CPrattWW) August 6, …

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DEA Raids In Seattle: Feds Confiscate “Legal” Weed

The Drug Enforcement Agency hit several marijuana dispensaries in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Gig Harbor today, saying only that the companies were operating under state laws but not federal ones. Employees of the dispensaries–which handle plants as well as the edible marijuana products sold in various legal shops in the area–say they think authorities need to get the gray area …

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Molly Conley Shooting Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of Molly Conley, the 15-year-old Lake Seattle, Washington girl who was shot and killed back in March. Conley was shot in the neck during what appears to have been a random drive-by shooting. She was a straight-A student and a lacrosse player at Blanchet High School in Seattle. Snohomish County police have …

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