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High School Fight Moves To City Streets

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Police intervention teams worked with students at Anacostia High School Tuesday to prevent a recurrence of the fight that spilled from a school cafeteria to city streets in what school officials described as a fight between rival crews.

DC Early Voting

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Starting Monday, October 18, DC residents can cast a ballot in the general election.


Here are the early voting sites and hours of operation:

Early Voting Centers

One Judiciary Square
441 4th St. NW
Monday, October 18 - Saturday October 30 - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, closed Sundays

Monday, November 1- 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Remote Voting Centers

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave, NW
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Hine Junior High School
335 8th St. SE
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
Round Room
701 Mississippi Ave, SE
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Congressional Candidate Campaigns With Graphic Abortion Pics

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (WUSA) -- The Republican candidate for DC Delegate in the U.S. Congress is using abortion, along with graphic images of abortion, as the main platform of her campaign.

Missy Reilly Smith, just released graphic ads scheduled to air this week on local television stations. She's using these ads to introduce herself as a "champion for unborn babies," according to the 30-second political commercials she's already posted on her website.

Smith used part of that time to call out democrats she says "support the murders of babies."

One of the candidates she names in the ad is her democratic opponent, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is also the incumbent.

Del. Norton called Smith "A far right fringe candidate."

In a statement released to the media Norton added:

Problems for Medicinal Marijuana in DC?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- As DC prepares to join more than a dozen states that allow the use of medicinal marijuana, some patients here say other laws will have to change in order for it to work.

One patient who says she needs medicinal marijuana raises the issue of drug tests.

If medicinal marijuana is legal, she asks, how can an employer deny you a job or fire you for failing a drug test because it shows you have used marijuana?

"I have been H-I-V positive over 20 years. I've been denied employment over numerous times due to drug testing, and I just refuse to tell an employer I'm H-I-V positive, this is the reason I can't pass the drug test," she told 9NewsNow, which agreed to protect her identity.

It's not the only problem she forsees as DC implements the new law next year.

The Hive Set to Open Doors in Anacostia in October

The Hive, a shared workspace for creative minds, freelancers, and satellite office, is set to open its doors in Anacostia this month.

Some of the features at The Hive include a professional receptionist, phone with voicemail, free conference room access, as well as a fully equipped break area.

The Hive is located at 2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Anacostia, and space is limited. 

Membership contracts as well as rates vary, so for more information contact Nikki Peele 202–352–6585 or email nikki@respindc.com.

Don't Let The Costume's Fool You

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --It looks more like a costume party than a sports competition as the eight women pose for their pictures.  But the fact of the matter is they're all about to engage in something pretty unique.   Would you believe they were all dressed up to arm wrestle?  "Being in an arm wrestling competition is pretty much as far from my normal life as you could possibly get," says Andrea Kavanagh, who works for an Environmental company. 

DPW Worker Shot And Killed

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Relatives and friends gathered outside the Hutchins family's Southeast home Wednesday.  The matriarch of the family was in the hospital after hearing her 51 year old son, Larry Hutchins, was shot and killed at work.

She's already lost a son, daughter, and grandson to a fire and now this.

"This family has been through so much," said family friend Robin Coleman, "I can't believe this."

"Larry was a good man - a good man, he didn't deserve to die like that," said long time friend Leroy White.