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New traffic cameras waiting to catch you

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police announced Friday the addition of several new traffic cameras at intersections, stop signs and crosswalks beginning Saturday.

The new cameras are part of a traffic safety campaign called D.C. Street Safe, which is aimed at combating aggressive and dangerous driving habits.

"We have experienced reduction of traffic fatalities over the last 10 years of about 70 percent," said Metro PD Assistant Chief, Lamar Green, about the how camera technology has helped increase traffic safety. 

Cameras at new locations will issue warnings to vehicles for violations until Sunday, December 29. Beginning Monday, December 30, cameras at new locations will issue fines for violations, officials said in a news release.

Police say the new cameras will help officials in areas and circumstances where it could be dangerous or impractical for police officers to pull over vehicles for violations.   

Woman indicted for murder of husband in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A D.C. woman has been charged with first degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm in the shooting death of her husband.

Twenty-eight-year-old Diana Lalchan pleaded not guilty to the charges at her arraignment today in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

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According to the government's evidence, on March 28 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Lalchan called 911 and reported that she had just shot her husband inside their apartment in the 1200 block of Fourth Street SW. Officers found her inside the apartment, holding a cell phone. Police found her 36-year-old Christopher Lalchan lying on the floor, unconscious and unresponsive. Mr. Lalchan was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the head.

#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

Man critical after SE DC shooting

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police say a man was shot in Southeast Thursday night.

It happened in the area of A Street and 34th Street SE around 8:11 p.m.

D.C. police spokesperson Officer Carew says police found an adult male who suffering from a gunshot wound. 

He was unresponsive and has been taken to a local hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, officials say.

Police do not have a suspect or motive at this time.

Free-form artwork being created before building's demolition

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --  More than 100 gallons of paint will be dumped down the side of the former NGA Building at The Yards in D.C. on Wednesday.

We're told that The Yards got seven artists to create free-form artwork at the building before it is demolished in 2013 as part of a project called Art Yards.

The artwork on the M Street SE facade of the building will be done by mid-December. Then it will be demolished in the following months.

Police: 1 off-duty firefighter shot in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police say that two firefighters appeared to have been assaulted and one of them was shot.

The incident happened at the 2000 block of Bruce Place, SE around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday when the two firefighters were approached during an attempted robbery. One of them was shot and taken to the hospital with reportedly non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Juvenile charged in death of 24-year-old DC man

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested and charged a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in DC.

The shooting happened on November 5 around 9:56 p.m. at the 3200 block of 6th Street, Southeast. Police found an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. James Edward Booker, 24 was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. 

A juvenile male of Southeast, has been arrested and charged with 'Murder II While Armed' in the death of Booker, police said.