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Marion Barry, 78, dies, remembered by city leaders, friends

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Former four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, 78, died after midnight on Sunday, Nov. 23 at the District's United Medical Center, after being released earlier Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m. from Howard University Hospital. The legendary and embattled D.C. politician was admitted Thursday to Howard University Hospital because he was no feeling well, according to D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster. WTOP's Jamie Forzato reports that according to Foster, Barry was discharged Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. when he told her he was in good spirits. He then went home, watched a little TV and went to get something to eat. He then drove home where he collapsed while getting out of his vehicle. Related Stories: In depth: Barry's colorful career spanned decades Barry's Tuesday Turkey Giveaway will go on An ambulance was called and his wife Cora went with him. He arrived to UMC around 12:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead at 1:46 Sunday morning. According to officials, exact cause of death has not yet been determined. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser spoke at a press conference where she said she is saddened and shocked at the loss of MB. "He was an inspiration fighter champion for the people of Ward 8 and he left a strong legacy." She says after Barry was discharged, he went home, watched TV and visited with his son. But he collapsed while getting out of his car and he was taken to the UMC with his wife by his side. He died at 12:15 a.m. from cardiac arrest. UMC released a statement Sunday morning: Mr. Barry has had a long history of social and political engagement in the District and across the nation. His advocacy on behalf of the poor, the less fortunate and others will certainly be missed. "Over the years, Councilmember Barry has maintained a strong and heartfelt resolve to keep United Medical Center open for the people east of the Anacostia River. Without his involvement and continued work on our behalf we are certain that this hospital would not be where it is today," read the release. "Mr. Barry taught us all so much about fighting for justice; fighting for the people; fighting for the poor - it now becomes our responsibility to keep his legacy alive." Barry had a serious blood infection earlier this year and endured two lengthy hospital stays. He suffered from diabetes and has a kidney transplant in 2009. He was also a prostate cancer survivor. Barry was first elected mayor in 1978 after building a political career as an official of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a local activist in Washington. Re-elected in 1982 and 1986, he was dubbed "Mayor For Life." He made national headlines in 1990 when he was convicted and sent to prison for 6 months after getting caught in a sting smoking crack with a girlfriend in a D.C. hotel room. His career has been fraught with financial scandal and tainted by his drug abuse problems early on. But observers say his contributions to the city will be remembered as substantial and varied for years to come. "There was the good Marion Barry and the bad Marion Barry, both in equal measure," recalled longtime congressional correspondent and WTOP reporter Dave McConnell on air Sunday morning. "But I think as a larger than life figure Barry will be remembered as bringing bringing power and focus to to the Mayor's Office," taking over in 1979 and heading the District's redevelopment. "He knew what he wanted to do and would do it by any means necessary." Barry was married four times and is survived by one son, Marion Christopher Barry. Barry released his autobiography "Mayor For Life, the Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr." in June 2014. He will appear on Barry on Oprah's "Where Are They Now" program this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. Friends and colleagues began to respond on Twitter early Sunday, including longtime friend Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bowser: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mayor Marion Barry. pic.twitter.com/kpi0hJDffh Full Story

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Man arrested in NC, body of missing woman found

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Authorities say they found the body of a missing Virginia woman after arresting her boyfriend in North Carolina. Full Story

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Md. man arrested after road rage incident

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Authorities say they've arrested a man who followed another man to his home and stabbed him after a road rage incident at a Popeye's in Laurel. Full Story

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UVa suspends fraternal activities amid probe

Sun Nov 23, 2014

The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012. Full Story

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GW student reports being assaulted by 3 men in DC

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Police are investigating after George Washington University student reported being sexually assaulted by three men in an alleyway near the school's northwest Washington campus. Full Story

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Police ID body found in Frederick creek

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Police have identified the man whose body was found in a creek in a city park in Frederick. Full Story

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Officials: 200 grams of heroin found in Md. toilet

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Authorities in Frederick County say they pulled nearly 200 grams of heroin out of a toilet drain during a search of a home this week. Full Story

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Popcorn food truck taken from Va. found

Sat Nov 22, 2014

When a food truck that sells gourmet popcorn disappeared from a street in Virginia, police found themselves with a kernel caper on their hands. But the truck popped up less than 24 hours later. Full Story

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Commercial hop facility planned for Loudoun County

Fri Nov 21, 2014

A Loudoun County pasture is set to become the Mid-Atlantic's first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility. Full Story

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Richmond teen gets 44 years in student's death

Sat Nov 22, 2014

A Richmond teenager has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Union University student. Full Story

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County leader to release list of immigrants he says pose a threat

Fri Nov 21, 2014

As some Washington-area residents celebrate President Barack Obama's new immigration plan, a typically outspoken critic of the president's policies is putting out a list of names of people who won't be deported and who he says pose a threat to the community. Full Story

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New Clarendon Beer Garden Gets Entertainment Permit

Fri Nov 21, 2014

The Arlington County Board has approved a live entertainment permit for the under-construction Clarendon beer garden, from the owners of Westover Beer Garden, without much of a fight. Full Story

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Carjackings near Vienna Metro may be related

Fri Nov 21, 2014

Two carjackings involving abductions occurred near the Vienna Metrorail Station. In both cases, the victims were left in New Carrollton. Full Story

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Annapolis Police on alert for counterfeit cash

Sat Nov 22, 2014

People have passed both counterfeit $50 and $20 bills at businesses including restaurants and convenience stores. Full Story

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FlightCar offers way to get free parking at Dulles

Fri Nov 21, 2014

A new ride-sharing service called FlightCar offers a free parking at Dulles International Airport, starting Wednesday, but it comes with a catch Full Story

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Blue crab industry struggles persist in Va.

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Hampton's downtown waterfront used to be dotted with so many crab processing plants that the city was once known as Crabtown. Full Story