10/19/14 10:30am

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From DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency:

“District first responders will participate in a multi-location, full-scale emergency preparedness exercise from Sunday, October 19, 2014 through Monday, October 20, 2014. The exercise will simulate multiple terrorist attacks occurring at various locations within the District and is designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies, procedures, and identified core capabilities as they pertain to multiple simultaneous domestic terrorist attacks. The goal of the exercise is to ensure that government agencies are prepared to take coordinated action to protect the public in the event of an actual emergency caused by an act of terrorism in the District.”

10/19/14 8:35am

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A reader reports around 5:45am Sunday:

“Overturned car on 13 between Girard and Harvard. Driver seems okay but is freaking out yelling expletives a lot. Doesn’t seem to be anyone else involved. Oh, and ambulance/fire dept here within 3 minutes of my 911 call. Amazing! Took police TEN minutes. Seriously. Ten. Like shouldn’t they be patrolling nearby?

No idea how someone could flip a car between a stop sign and a stoplight.”

Video of the car being righted:

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 5:30 pm, members of your 3D VICE Unit were conducting Interdiction Operations in the 3100 block of 11th Street, NW when they stopped a vehicle which was found to be transporting numerous illegal and unregistered firearms.

Recovered were a total of ten (10) illegal firearms, to include handguns, assault rifles and shotguns. Three adults were arrested and charged with various Firearm Trafficing offenses.

At this time we believe these illegal firearms were being possessed and intended to be illicitly sold on the streets of DC.”

10/17/14 4:45pm

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From a press release:

“Last year the Adams Morgan Partnership BID, in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC and the Art4All DC festival, launched PorchFest to bring music of all styles out from the confines of walls and into the light of day. The free event returns Saturday, October 18th, from 3 pm to 7 pm. With maps (handed out on the day of the event at 18th and Columbia) in hand, music fans, families and neighbors can follow their ears through the tree-lined side streets of Adams Morgan to experience a wide range of music styles, from brass bands and Brazilian beats to blues, rock, jazz and soul.

“More musicians and musical styles can be experienced here at PorchFest on one day than at any other time of year,” says Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership BID. “And seeing them play in a setting like this — in front of the beautiful homes in our neighborhood – is a rare opportunity.”

PorchFest could have some high level talent this year, as members of the National Symphony Orchestra may be added to the schedule this week. And street favorites Brass Connection will join several other bands at the 18th and Columbia Road headquarters throughout the day.”