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DC Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Deli Owner

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man plead guilty to second-degree murder while armed in killing a NE deli owner, police said.

Steven Williams, 46, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to a
charge of second-degree murder in the June 2012 slaying of the owner of a deli owner. He could serve up to 40 years in prison, officials said.

Police found the dead body of victim, Hae Soon Lim, 64, on the floor of Grace's Deli in the 700 block of H Street NE. An autopsy showed that she was killed from a single gunshot wound that entered through the back of her neck.  Surveillance video from the location shows the series of event prior to Lim being shot. Police found an empty brown handgun holster on the floor next to the body. DNA from the holster matched that of the defendant, it said in a news release.

Williams was charged with the murder in November 2012. 

Japanese Ambassador Highlights The Meaning Of The Cherry Blossom Festival

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- The 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival features more than just the fabulous blossoms by the Tidal Basin.

"Cherry Blossoms symbolize the friendship for many years between Japan and the United States," said Kenichiro Sasae, the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.

Ambassador Sasae arrived four months ago to serve his post in Washington. He spoke to anchorwoman, JC Hayward, on Tuesday on WUSA 9 at Noon.

"Especially this spring season, it's wonderful to come," he said of the annual spring tradition of pink blossoms.

Police: Suspect Charged in Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Case

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a kidnapping/first degree sexual abuse incident that took place in NW. 

David Millard, 60 of Honolulu, Hawaii, has been charged with Kidnapping and First Degree Sexual Abuse, according to police. 

The incident occurred at the 1000 block of H Street, NW. on Thursday at approximately 12:45 A.M. A female who was in the lobby of a local hotel was approached by an unknown male who grabber her against her will and took her to a location where he sexually assaulted her, police said. 

Woman Sentenced 16 Years In Prison For Stabbing Attacks

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A woman has been sentenced 16 years in prison for two stabbing attacks last year, one of which killed a man, officials said. 

Quindetta Cosby, 49, of Washington, D.C. was sentenced today. She pleaded guilty in November 2012 to one count of voluntary manslaughter while armed and one count of felony assault with significant bodily injury, officials said in a news release. 

Cosby stabbed and killed victim, Paul Morris after an argument that started on the 2200 block of Fourth Street NE on September 13, 2012 around 6:20 P.M. On July 16, 2012, Cosby got into an argument with a woman in an apartment in the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE. She attacked the victim with a knife causing a significant cut to the victim's arm, officials said. 

She will be placed on eight years of supervised release after completing her prison term. 

Suspect Charged in Connection With Two Separate Sexual Assault Cases

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assault cases, police said. 

The first incident occurred on July 14, 2012 at approximately 1:11 A.M. near 9th and F Street, NW after a victim reported that an unknown male approached her from behind and touched her inappropriately. A similar incident occurred on July 22, 2012, at approximately 2:15 A.M. around the same location, police said 

An arrest warrant was issued for Russell Clinton Jones on July 31, 2012 after an investigation conducted by members of the Sexual Assault Unit, police said. 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Russell Jones was located and charged with Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse for sexually assaulting the victims. 

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The girl, who was attacked by at least one or more dogs has been stabilized, after being taken to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday evening in Charles County, Md., officials said Thursday morning. 

The incident took place at a home in the 8600 block of Billingsley Road in Bennsville, MD.  The child, who was said to be in critical condition, was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.

The girl was supposed to be under the supervision of her mother's boyfriend at the time of the attack.  The boyfriend lost sight of her and later found her laying face down in the backyard where she had already been attacked, according to officials. 

Charles County Animal Control has taken three dogs into custody.  A pit bull, a bulldog, and a cane corso are the breeds suspected to be involved in the attack. 

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”