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Air rage over DC skies

Air rage over DC skiesAir rage over DC skies
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Gadget detects very high suspicion of cell phone spying

Gadget detects very high suspicion of cell phone spyingA $3,500 device detects unauthorized external access to phones.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Mouse plagued Harris Teeter closes again, 'voluntarily'

Mouse plagued Harris Teeter closes again, 'voluntarily'Out of date milk and deli meat, flies, and mice were cited in a suspension report of the NoMa Harris Teeter.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Second plane crash linked to owner of downed jet

Second plane crash linked to owner of downed jetA doctor killed in Monday's crash owned that plane and a plane that crashed approaching the same airport in 2010.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert List

Restaurant Alert ListRestaurant Alert: Updated list of all restaurants including stories and inspection histories
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Voter registration sites posed potential security risks

Voter registration sites posed potential security risksOnline security flaws create potential risk of identity theft, or voter tampering.
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Uptown Tap house, Something Sweet

Restaurant Alert: Uptown Tap house, Something SweetRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations
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  • 5 months ago
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Restaurant health closures hidden by Virginia loophole

Restaurant health closures hidden by Virginia loopholeJust because Virginia public records show a restaurant has a clean record doesn't mean it's true.
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  • 5 months ago
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Restaurant Alert: Rocklands BBQ/Taylor Gourmet/Brown Bag

Restaurant Alert: Rocklands BBQ/Taylor Gourmet/Brown BagRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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District officials catch DC cabbies refusing passengers

District officials catch DC cabbies refusing passengersTwo years after a WUSA9 investigation began documenting DC cabs refusing service, DC officials find similar problems.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Cafe Phillips, Wash. Pizza, Kenny's

Restaurant Alert: Cafe Phillips, Wash. Pizza, Kenny'sRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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DC.gov blocked blind users until WUSA9 investigation

DC.gov blocked blind users until WUSA9 investigationDC.gov overhauls 177 sites after WUSA9 investigation shows discrimination & Braille forms inaccessible to blind.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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WUSA9 Investigation: High school football helmets

WUSA9 Investigation: High school football helmetsA WUSA9 investigation has led many DC area schools to retire football helmets that rated low for safety.
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  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Manny & Olga's, Pasta Italiana

Restaurant Alert: Manny & Olga's, Pasta ItalianaRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 6 months ago
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DC's three riskiest failed natural gas sites reported

DC's three riskiest failed natural gas sites reportedA gas pipeline replacement plan shows DC's three highest risk failed underground natural gas projects.
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  • 6 months ago
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Secret lists hide natural gas high risk service areas

Secret lists hide natural gas high risk service areasA WUSA9/USA Today investigation has identified secret lists that identify high risk natural gas service areas.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Restaurant Alert: Bistro B, Cafe Phillips, MN Seafood

Restaurant Alert: Bistro B, Cafe Phillips, MN SeafoodRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Restaurant Alert: Repeat violators re-ordered closed

Restaurant Alert: Repeat violators re-ordered closedDC Health inspectors temporarily shuttered four repeat violator restaurants with serious health code violations.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: U St soul food spot suspended

Restaurant Alert: U St soul food spot suspendedRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert app to discover health violations.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Breads Unlimited, Villa Bella, Yum's

Restaurant Alert: Breads Unlimited, Villa Bella, Yum'sRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Prince George's County IDs wrong place

Restaurant Alert: Prince George's County IDs wrong placePrince George's County Health Officials apologize for its mistake.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Va. high schools junk football helmet inventories

Va. high schools junk football helmet inventoriesHigh Schools in Arlington are replacing their football helmets with new ones rated better at reducing concussion risk.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Citizen foodie enforcers close DC restaurants

Citizen foodie enforcers close DC restaurantsGrowing number of citizen complaints leading to restaurant closures.
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  • 7 months ago
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Restaurant Alert: Little Caesar's, Hogs on the Hill

Restaurant Alert: Little Caesar's, Hogs on the HillRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations
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  • 7 months ago
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Restaurant Alert: Papa John's, Pizza No. 17, Pizza & Wings

Restaurant Alert: Papa John's, Pizza No. 17, Pizza & WingsRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations
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  • 7 months ago
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List of DC restaurants closed most for health violations

List of DC restaurants closed most for health violationsHealth department releases list of food establishments closed twice or more in response to WUSA9 investigation.
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  • 7 months ago
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DC Health closes restaurants after WUSA9 investigation

DC Health closes restaurants after WUSA9 investigationDC Health inspectors are making surprise visits to restaurants with health closure histories, suspending them again.
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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Restaurant Alert: Firehook, Dish & Cafe Recess

Restaurant Alert: Firehook, Dish & Cafe RecessRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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Restaurant Alert: Sala Thai, Shawafel, Grand China

Restaurant Alert: Sala Thai, Shawafel, Grand ChinaRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations.
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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Metro explains escalator outages

Metro explains escalator outagesMetro riders expressed anger on Twitter Wednesday when both upward escalators failed at Dupont South.
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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Statewide speedcam ticket review in Maryland

Statewide speedcam ticket review in MarylandWUSA9 investigation prompts Maryland Judiciary review of speed cam citations
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Nat'l Gallery of Art's Cascade Cafe

Restaurant Alert: Nat'l Gallery of Art's Cascade CafeRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert database to discover health violations
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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Taxi discrimination target of easier complaint system

Taxi discrimination target of easier complaint systemAfter a WUSA9 investigaiton, the District announces a simpler complaint process to identify taxi discrimination
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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Restaurant Alert: Spring Mill Bread, Pollo-Mex, Hikari

Restaurant Alert: Spring Mill Bread, Pollo-Mex, HikariRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert app to discover health violations
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  • 8 months ago
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Restaurant Alert: Chipotle, Repeat Violator

Restaurant Alert: Chipotle, Repeat ViolatorRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert app to discover health violations
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  • 8 months ago
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Restaurant Alert: Brookville Supermarket, Good Danny

Restaurant Alert: Brookville Supermarket, Good DannyRestaurant diners use the Restaurant Alert app to discover health violations
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  • 8 months ago
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