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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.

MISSING: Latisha Frazier in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Latisha Frazier has been missing from Washington, DC since August 2, 2010.

She was born on October 3, 1991, she stands 5'3" and weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Latisha has a tattoo that reads "Diamond" on her right arm and may go by the nickname "Lil Pooh".

If you have any information about Latisha please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:



In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

New hospital planned on St. Elizabeths east campus in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Wednesday morning, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials announced a plan to invest approximately $300 million in a brand-new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East Campus. The hospital would replace the United Medical Center (UMC) on Southern Avenue SE.

Mayor Gray told a crowd at the press conference that the plan for a new hospital instead of capital improvements to the current facility would ensure high-quality medical care for part of the city and help with economic development. (see the mayor's list of reasons below*)

Free drive-in movies to introduce people to a growing neighborhood in SE DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --- Two free drive-in movies will entertain families in SE by the Capitol Riverfront, Friday and Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. (March 21-22, 2014).

The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) co-sponsors the two-day drive-in movie festival: Toy Story and the Matrix.

On Friday evening, nearly 50 cars show up in the parking lot at First and M Streets SE. The parking lot sits next to Nationals Park, the future site for a mixed-use complex of apartments, hotel and 30,000 square feet of retail space.

Custom Home on the Market Embraces Convenient and Quaint Neighborhood of Lyon Village

Custom Home on the Market Embraces Convenient and Quaint Neighborhood of Lyon Village

This elegant classic colonial on the market offers exquisite detailing, the latest modern amenities, and the opportunity to take in the spring season with its outdoor patio and kitchen

The Neighborhood

Walking down mature tree-lined sidewalks to the neighborhood parks, playgrounds and nearby shopping contributes to the small-town feel of Lyon Village, one of Arlington’s most sought after residential communities. Frank Lyon purchased this land, formerly Robert Cruit’s 19th century weekend and holiday estate and dairy farm, and established Lyon Village, a true community that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1923. Colonial, Tudor and Classical Revival styles are among the distinctive homes within the neighborhood, which embraces the custom brick home at 1839 N. Herndon Street as one of its own.

From the Beginning