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Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec — March 25, 2015 at 9:20 am 0

Public art at 1st and M streets NE

Teens Arrested for Metropolitan Branch Trail Robberies — Two teenagers have been charged with robbing five people at knifepoint on and near the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Victims on the trail that runs from NoMa to Silver Spring all had their cellphones stolen. [ABC 7]

Park Service Wants Dogs to Chase Geese Off National Mall — The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to use border collies to shoo Canada geese away from the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other destinations on the National Mall. [AP]

Ambulance Dispatch System Plagued by Technical Glitches — After the death of a choking toddler, D.C. officials said yesterday that a computer problem is delaying ambulance response times. Tablets used by first responders are having connectivity issues, and paramedics haven’t been properly trained to use them, the deputy mayor for public safety said. The D.C. Fire Department is adding 10 ambulances during day shifts, as the number of emergency calls has risen. [WAMUWashington Times]

Wife of Hill Resident Stabbed to Death Will Speak Today — The wife of David Messerschmitt will speak publicly today for the first time. The lawyer and Hill resident was found stabbed to death last month in a hotel near Thomas Circle. [ABC 7]

Bill Would Force Compensation When a Building Blocks Your Sun — Councilman David Grosso has introduced a bill to D.C. Council that would require property owners to be compensated when new development, like pop-ups, casts a shadow on their solar panels. [Washington Business Journal]

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