Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London Home | News

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) — Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment today.

Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

An ambulance could be seen parked beneath the trees outside her London home, and the whole street was cordoned off by police tape. Officers kept onlookers away from the scene.

Last month, Winehouse canceled her European comeback tour after she swayed and slurred her way through barely recognizable songs in her first show in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Booed and jeered off stage, she flew home. Her management said she would take time off to recover.

Cause of death is unknown at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.

9NewsNow will have more as the story develops.

Check out this list of Celebrites that have expressed their sorrow and condolences via Twitter.

This is very sad, definitely didn’t see this coming, even with her struggle with alcohol and drugs. Lets hope it’s not an overdose situation, we have lost SO many great artists to overdosing on drugs.

We will update the post as soon as the COD is released.


Man Killed in NE Shooting Wednesday Morning | News

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) — Homicide detectives are on the scene of a fatal shooting in Northeast DC.

Officials tell 9 NEWS NOW police responded to the 6100 block of Dix Street around 4:30 Wednesday morning. Officers arriving on scene found a man suffering from at least one gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Right now police have no information to release on possible suspects or motive in the shooting.

Bishop O’Connell Football Coach Died Monday | News

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(WUSA) — Steve Trimble, 53, the head football coach at Bishop O’Connell High School died Monday on the Arlington, Va. campus.

A statement released by Athletic Director Joe Wootten:

“Steve Trimble was a man of the impeccable integrity.  Our community is in shock at his untimely passing.  He will be missed in more ways then one.  His players learned not only football but life lessons from him.  An example of this was displayed when our football team would be on the practice field and a soccer game was about to begin.  When the national anthem was played before the game he would have this team stand at attention and remove their helmets.  This small gesture was typical Steve Trimble, humbly do what is right and show respect to all.  Our heart felt prayers go out to his wife Gretchen and their four boys:  Jeremy, Jordan, Justin and Joshua.”

Last year, Trimble led the Knights to a 3-7 record.  This week’s football summer practices have been postponed until July 18.

Third Arrest In DC Caribbean Festival 2011 Murder | News

Robert Foster Jr. was killed in a shooting near the Caribbean Festival in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) — A 19-year-old Northeast man has been charged in the murder of Robert Foster, Jr.

Foster, 43, died on June 25. He was one of four people shot during an exchange of gunfire between rival gangs at the Caribbean Festival. He was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday, July 11, 19-year-old Terrance Marquis Bush of Northeast, D.C., was arrested on a warrant charging him with second degree murder while armed.

Two other men were arrested earlier. On July 5, 20-year-old Deonte J. Bryant of Northwest DC was arrested pursuant to a warrant charging him with second -degree murder while armed.

Terry Jiminez of New York was arrested a day after Foster was shot. He was charged with murder two while armed.

Sources told 9News Now after Jimenez’s arrest that he was associated with one of two crews feuding. He was on the same porch as Lucki Pannell, 17, when she was killed in a drive by shooting. Like Foster, Pannell was also an innocent victim.

Two People Murdered In Columbia Heights | News

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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–Two men are dead after a triple shooting early Saturday in Columbia Heights. A third is in critical condition.

DC Police say that three men in their 20s and 30s were shot shortly before 6AM on the 1400 block of Parkwood Place NW.

People that live in Northwest Columbia Heights have been told that it is changing for the better. Neighbors say that’s not necessarily true.

Ward One Councilman Jim Graham admits that the area has had ongoing problems.

“Parkwood Pl, NW, has been improving, but this is been one of those notorious blocks that has a lot of problems for many years,” Graham said.

The three victims may have been playing craps on the sidewalk before they were shot.

Cecilia Jones is President of the Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association. She said the neighborhood is dealing with violence, drugs, and weapons.

“What’s needed is solid police work. Solid investigations by detectives… to root out organized crime, gang crime, including drug dealing,” she said.

Those that know the victims of this latest violent act say some of the men will be survived by young children.

Police say they are still trying to determine who shot the men and what was the motive.

Second Arrest Made in Murder of Robert Foster Jr. | News

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By myfoxdc staff

WASHINGTON – D.C. Police have made a second arrest in the murder of Robert Foster Jr., who was shot and killed at the 700 block of Gresham Place on June 25.

20-year-old Deonte Bryant, of Washington D.C., has been charged with second-degree murder while armed.

Terry Jimenez, 19, was arrested on June 26 and has also been charged with second-degree murder.

Foster was one of four people shot in an area near the D.C. Caribbean Carnival festival. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Kin Seek Witnesses of Party Bus Stabbing | News

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The family of a Clinton man who was fatally stabbed last weekend is making a plea for anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward.

Police found Henri’ Dominic Pratt and a 24-year-old friend suffering from multiple stab wounds on the 7100 block of Hastings Drive in Seat Pleasant close to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Pratt, who worked as a security guard and had a 3-year-old daughter, died at a hospital. His friend is expected to survive, police said.

Mr. Pratt’s cousin, Tiffany Pratt, said doctors told family members that her cousin had been stabbed 27 times in an incident that began while he was traveling on a party bus.

“You can’t have 60 people on that bus and not have anyone see anything,” said Ms. Pratt, 27.

Prince George’s County police said they had interviewed multiple witnesses, but no arrests had been made as of Thursday.

Ms. Pratt said Mr. Pratt and two friends boarded the bus. The friends told her afterward that theevent they expected to attend was canceled, so they and dozens of other people spent the night traveling around the D.C. area in the party bus, Ms. Pratt said.

At some point in the evening, one of Mr. Pratt’s friends got into a fight with another person on the bus, Ms. Pratt said she was told. Mr. Pratt and the 24-year-old man broke it up.

“Everybody thought everything was cool and calm. They just kind of went on with the night,” Ms. Pratt said.

But when the bus returned to the Seat Pleasant neighborhood where it had picked up the passengers, some people were waiting. They attacked Mr. Pratt and his friend when they exited the bus, Ms. Pratt said.

“It just makes it more tragic because he was not trying to instigate anything,” Ms. Pratt said. “Our cousin is known for being the one who is calm and collected. He just liked to look good and have fun.”