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Enjoy today because our weather is about to deteriorate for a while
We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid- to upper 80s. Starting tomorrow, it’s increasingly muggy with occasional downpours possible.

Va. resident dies after coming into contact with a flesh-eating bacteria
The person died from an infection involving Vibrio, a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. So far this year, 23 people in the state have contracted illnesses tied to Vibrio, according to health officials, which is up slightly from last year.

House Republicans target District over effort to prop up health-care law
In addition to measures targeting D.C.’s version of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act, GOP lawmakers passed restrictions against using local funding to help low-income women obtain abortions, to commercialize recreational marijuana and to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives.

Funds honoring slain Md. journalists have raised nearly $685,000
About 5,300 people from around the world have donated to help the victims’ families and survivors.

D.C. reports spike of suspected K2 overdoses
The synthetic marijuana “is some of the nastiest stuff I’ve seen,” D.C. EMS Captain Richard Hall said. Federal officials on Thursday issued a warning about synthetic marijuana that has surfaced in 10 states and is laced with an anticoagulant used in rat poison.

Newark-area man charged with assaulting EMT
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:42:00 -0400
A Newark-area man was charged with assaulting an emergency medical technician who was attempting to treat him.

Aetna launches fundraising drive to purchase new fire engine
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:20:00 -0400
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company is turning to the greater Newark community for help purchasing a new fire engine.

Homeless man threatened to knock utility worker off ladder, Newark Police allege
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:03:00 -0400
A homeless man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to push a utility worker off a ladder, according to police.

Police: Newark robbery suspect pushed officer, flooded police station
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:34:00 -0400
A robbery suspect pushed a Newark Police officer and flooded part of the police station basement last week, police reported.

Full Circle Food aims to deliver locally sourced meals
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:30:00 -0400
Everybody has to eat – and if they can eat restaurant-quality meals at home, even better.

Duck Donuts unveils special doughnut to benefit A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:00:00 -0400
If you want to feel good about a sweet treat, Duck Donuts has the perfect incentive.

ESPN re-signs former LSU star Marcus Spears to multi-year SEC Network deal
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:01:00 -0400
ATLANTA — Marcus Spears said he welcomes change but doesn’t necessarily love it.

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