Daily Archives: September 19, 2020

DC Officer Shot Suspect Armed With Gun: Police

A D.C. officer shot a suspect who confronted him with a gun Friday night in Northeast, police say. The off-duty officer was in the 4200 block of Minnesota Avenue NE just after 11 p.m. when police say 17 year-old Cornell Smith confronted him. Smith and the officer exchanged gunfire before the suspect ran off, police said. The officer was not…

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 19

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has surpassed 200,000, NBC News reports, including 7,138 lives lost in D.C., Maryland and Virginia to the virus. It’s a significant milestone. In March, White House Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the pandemic could cause 100,000 to 200,000 deaths, “if we do things together, well, almost perfectly.†Now, we’re at that…

Fall Gardening: DC Expert Shares How to Choose and Care for Flowers This Autumn

The air is noticeably cooler and signs of fall, including chrysanthemums and pansies, are making their seasonal debut. September is the optimal time to purchase mums. Isaiah Weinstein is with Seasonal Celebrations and runs the pop-up shop on Massachusetts Avenue outside St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Northwest D.C. “When you’re looking for mums, you want to get them when…