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Police: man tried to kill woman in DC arson

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man tried to kill a woman by setting a building on fire on Tuesday in DC, police said.

It happened at the 3300 block of 6th Street, SE, at around 12:05 p.m., police said.

Steven Johnson, 28, of Southeast, DC, was arrested after he set the building on fire, police said.

"DC Fire Department and Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call for the report of a building fire in the 3300 block of 6th Street, SE. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke conditions as a result of the building fire," police said in a news release.

The woman he was trying to kill was able to escape the fire, uninjured, police said.

Johnson is charged with Assault With Intent to Kill and Arson, police said.

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna
Showroom Managers Julia Walter and Brian Fell along with Boffi's Lilian Leong and Maxalto's Thor Ochs welcome guests for an evening soiree Boffi-Maxalto held a Summer Soiree on June 26 at the Boffi-Maxalto Showroom, 3320 M Street NW in Cady's Alley/Georgetown. Boffi-Maxalto kicked off summer with specially-created hors d'oeuvres by renown Chef Roberto Donna, Esquire's 2012 Chef of the Year, as well as a Prosecco tasting with Altaneve. The chef was interacting with guests while preparing risotto in one of the Boffi kitchens.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions


The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.

Man stabbed on Barnaby St. SE dies

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man has died after a stabbing in the 900 block of Barnaby Street SE on Thursday night.

Police say they responded to a report of a stabbing at approximately 10:38 p.m. Thursday and
found a man stabbed multiple times in the chest.

The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police later identified him as 44-year-old Ernest Harkum of Southeast D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or submit info to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

Arrest made in 2013 double homicide in SE

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have made an arrest in the July 2013 shooting deaths of two men in Southeast.

Twenty-two-year-old Carlton Maurice Johnson of Northeast has been arrested and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the deaths of 19-year-old Anthony Chase and 27-year-old Eric Leeper.

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at approximately 11:39 p.m., police heard several gunshots in the 300 block of Ridge Road. Police say they found three adult male shooting victims in the area.

One of the victims, identified as Anthony Chase, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims were transported to a local hospital, where the second victim, identified as Eric Leeper, was pronounced dead.