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J. writes: “Car crash westbound Benning Rd at 17th St NE this morning. Looked like everyone got out, but there were a couple ambulances headed that way after I passed.”

DC Fire and EMS reported: “Crash with vehicle overturned 17th St & Benning Rd NE. #DCsBravest on scene with 3 patients who self extricated. All require EMS transport for injuries.

And thanks to L. for sending the carbque from Riggs Road, NE: Read More


via google maps

MPD reported: “Alert: Shooting Investigation at 0015 hours in the 1800 Block of Benning Rd NE. Lookout unknown.”

Alan Henney reported: “DOUBLE SHOOTING WITH AUTOS AND RESIDENCE STRUCK BY GUNFIRE AS WELL— in the area of 18th St and Benning Rd NE-DC. At least two found shot so far; BOTH are still conscious.”

Updates when/if more is released.

via Google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in the 700 block of 16th Street, Northeast.

At approximately 4:23 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Read More

Thanks to Scott for sending: “All of June this two year old raspberry bush has been pumping out a nice daily haul (Carver-Langston)”

As the season progresses please send your great garden hauls via email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the subject line and let me know what you’ve grown and what neighborhood you are in. Cheers, thanks and happy gardening! Great Garden Haul is made possible, ironically, by the Friends of the White Whale Society.


Thanks to Emily for sending: “Spotted this guy a couple days ago while on a walk in Carver/Langston. He was just chilling on the fence for a solid 5 minutes.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


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