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Man Killed in Southeast-Southwest Freeway Car Crash — One man was killed and another man was injured in a single-car crash on the Southeast-Southwest Freeway near South Capitol Street. [WUSA]

Gun in the Library of Congress — A former D.C. police officer was arrested for trying to take a loaded, unregistered gun into the Library of Congress. Yong H. Ahn, 55, said the revolver was his off-duty weapon, but he failed to provide credentials or a license. [WTOP]

Psych Exam for Stabbing Suspect — Jasper Spires, the main suspect in a fatal stabbing at the NoMa Metro station on July 4, has been ordered to undergo a psychological examination. Judge Robert E. Morin of the D.C. Superior Court also said he found sufficient evidence to retain Spires in jail until trial. [Washington Post]

Keeping it Green — The Wylie Street Community Garden in the H Street corridor is safe from development for now. The H Street Community Development Corporation said it does not have “immediate plans” to develop the land, but that it could devise a plan to develop within a year. [Hill Now]

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H Street Community Development Corporation logo (Image via Facebook/H Street Community Development Corporation)Local high school students who want to improve their neighborhoods could be eligible to receive college scholarships for $10,000 each.

The H Street Community Development Corporation, which promotes economic development along the thoroughfare, will award John A. Wilson Scholarships to at least five students.

Before applications are due March 31, students must submit an essay about “neighborhood revitalization” or how they can change the quality of life in their community. They also must have a grade point average of at least 2.75, among other requirements.

Teens who live in D.C. wards 5, 6 and 7 have priority for the scholarship.

HSCDC created the scholarship in 2008 to honor Wilson, a former D.C. councilman who “devoted his career to serving the public and championing education and opportunities for youth,” according to the group. Since 2008, HSCDC given more than $400,000 through the scholarship program.

“It’s important to give back to the community,” representative Monique Lovelace-Jones said.


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