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Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Bullying: Fight back or walk away?

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- "Fight back," or "Stand your ground," or "Don't back down." These are just a few of the things parents used to tell their kids to do if ever confronted by a bully.
Some still teach that, but it no longer seems to be the norm.

Today, bullying is a different animal. There's workplace and school bulling. There's physical and verbal bullying. There's text and cyber bullying.

So, what do you do as a parent when your job is not only to protect but to prepare your kids for life's challenges?

Gary Nichols' parents were clear with him when he was a kid. If he ever got bullied, they told him to, "Knock them straight out."

But he admits, if either of his two young daughters were ever confronted by a bully, he'd want them "to tell me," said Nichols. 

Do not engage, do not fight back, said Nichols. Why? "It's a different world," he said.

Mayor Gray turns question on reporter

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Mayor Gray is still keeping supporters and reporters in the dark about whether he will seek re-election.

Candidates for DC Mayor begin picking up petitions on Friday.

The Mayor has told associates to expect a decision later this month. He said on Wednesday he could get the required 2,00 signatures in a matter of days.

This reporter wanted to know if he would be running as a favorite or an underdog given the federal investigations and criticisms of his past campaign that have landed several guilty pleas from some of Gray's campaign staffers.  

The Mayor has said he did nothing wrong and did not know about the irregularities and crimes of others.

He has said voters made the correct choice in voting him in over the then incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty.


Police: Body found by the Watergate Hotel

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police say a body of an adult female was found by the Watergate Hotel.

The body was found on Friday afternoon 100 yards south of Thompsons Boat House by the Watergate Hotel, police said.

Police need help in identifying the body which is being described as that of a white female, between 65 and 75 years of age. She was wearing a blue shirt, black pants, black sneakers, a gold-color ring on her left hand and glasses.  Police cannot say if foul-play was involved.

It is not known how the body ended up there, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

Police: 27-year-old found dead in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a homicide incident in DC. 

It happened at the 400 Block of Shepherd Street, NW. around 2:19 a.m. Officials who arrived at the scene found Joseph David Fowlkes, 27 suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for any information which leads to an arrest. If you have information call Police at (202) 727-9099. 

Police: Juvenile stabbed outside metro entrance

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A male juvenile was stabbed outside a metro station today in DC, officials said.

The incident happened around 7:13 p.m. at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. According to Police, a fight broke out which led to the stabbing at the 7th St and Maryland Ave SW entrance, police said.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said. 

WUSA9 interviews Bootsy Collins

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- He started with James Brown before becoming an integral part of Parliament Funkadelic.

Bootsy Collins stops by to tell what he's bringing to our area.

Check out the video to see more.