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Children’s National opens pediatric emergency department at United Medical Center

This story comes to us from Jennifer Stinebiser from the Children's National Medical Center:

Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce that its new satellite emergency department at United Medical Center is now open. The state-of-the art, full service emergency department will treat many of the same kinds of emergencies that are treated at Children’s National’s emergency department at the main hospital building on Michigan Avenue.

Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen to Feature Gourmet Dog During Nationals Final Home Stand of Season

Well, the Nationals certainly aren't in playoff contention, but there are still reasons to visit the ballpark before the season ends.  One in particular will be the presence of a brand new gourmet concession option from Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen. 

Moonen is the chef and owner of Rick Moonen’s rm seafood in Las Vegas.  Moonen has become a public figure since appearing as a contestant on Top Chef Masters in 2009, as well as a guest judge on Top Chef DC.

At the home stand, which will run from September 27 to September 29 and will feature the Nationals playing against the Philadelphia Phillies, Moonen will unveil the Moon ‘N Doggie, an all natural shrimp dog with Asian slaw and toga chips.

The Moon 'N Doggie is served on a toasted roll, and Moonen will offer creative sauces including Chipotle Dude, Horseradish Hell and Honey Ginger Goo. 

SE Apartment Building Locked Down After Fatal Shooting

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) Over five hundred residents  of the Robert Yeldell Tower in SE DC were locked down for four hours as specialized DC police units hunted down at least  two gunmen involved in a fatal shooting in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE. Two men are being held by police as persons of interest.

Active shooting units conducted an apartment by apartment search of the twelve story building between 3:45 pm and 8:00 pm Saturday. Witnesses said they saw the two gunmen run into the apartment building after fatally shooting a man near the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE.

Police identified the victim as 29 year old Darrel Hendy. A building resident, who knew Hendy, told 9 NEWS NOW "He was a good guy trying to turn his life around. I can't believe it. It's crazy." She asked not to be identified.

Carjacking Suspects Exchange Gunfire With Police In Southeast DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Police from DC and Prince George's County have two carjacking suspects in custody after they fired shots at police in Southeast DC Friday morning.  At least one more suspect is still on the loose.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, spokesperson for Prince George's County Police, says officers responded to a report of a carjacking in the 4700 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland shortly after 3:00 Friday morning. Johnson says the officers spotted the carjacked car and a second suspect vehicle with two suspects inside. Both cars fled the area. Police pursued the suspects into Southeast DC where the suspects inside the chase vehicle shot at the police officers in the area of 31st and G Streets. The officers returned fire and were able to take one of the suspects into custody.

City-Wide Plastic Bag Usage Down; Is the Anacostia River Bag Tax the Reason?

The "Save the Anacostia River" Bag Tax might actually be working.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that plastic bag usage is down all over the District by about 60%, which seems to be a direct result of the city charging customers five cents per bag. 

Here is an excerpt from the WSJ report, which can viewed on the Wall Street Journal's website:

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 


Take me out to the...Opera?

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports
on Washington National Opera performing at Nationals Stadium and 'Cuts for a Cause' helps a local boy battling cancer.

Opera & NATS: National Park played to a different  crowd and tune as the Washington National Opera took the field. Guests enjoyed sunshine and classic opera music, and a kids zone allowed little ones to put on their most opera-worthy costume. Katherine Cotsonas contributed to this report.