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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

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6400 Chillum Pl NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad note from 3 Stars:

“After almost 10 years, We’re closing our doors

Thank you DMV for all of your support! Over the years you gave us the opportunity to Experiment, Help Build a Community of Beer Lovers, & Celebrate with you, and we will always have love for you!

Our taproom will be closing Sunday Night Read More

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220 Riggs Road, NE

Thanks to Natalie for sending: “The Chick-Fil-A (on the former Taco Bell/KFC lot) is now open in Fort Totten NE. Business looks brisk. Unsurprisingly, there’s now a bottleneck with cars trying to make a U-turn on 3rd to get over to the restaurant, as well as another bottleneck trying to turn from 3rd into the parking lot (despite the double drive-through lines).” Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

We live in NE (Ft.Totten/Lamond Riggs area) and when my husband was taking our dog out he found these empty 9mm shell casings in our backyard. We are not gun owners and we have no idea where they came from. That said, we were wondering if there was anything we should do with these other than just dispose of them, like notify law enforcement or some other entity? I’m sure this sort of thing happens a lot all over DC and we figured we’d see if anyone else has any thoughts on this.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and Agents from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating a homicide and an officer involved shooting that occurred on Friday, February 19, 2021, in the 6000 block of Chillum Place, Northeast.

At approximately 5:58 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, officers observed a suspect armed with a firearm. After the suspect ignored multiple commands, an officer discharged their firearm striking the suspect. Additionally, officers located an adult male, in front of an establishment, suffering from a gunshot wound. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

My family is looking to buy our first home in DC and as with most DC-related research, I always check your site. Luckily for me, I found a post on your website from 7 years ago about the Lamond-Riggs area. Now 7 years later, I wonder if there’s been any major changes to the neighborhood in terms of safety, walkability, schools, and things to do. A revisit 7 years later would be super appreciated! Thanks so much!”

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