Our network

Starbucks, Palisades Pizza, food truck spot cited

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)-- WUSA9 cameras spot DC food trucks at a Virginia kitchen inspectors suspended for rodent violations.  The Arlington cafe is one of seven restaurants ordered closed in this report.

Updated: To see a photo gallery with hundreds of Washington area restaurant closures since 2012 click here.

Inspectors temporarily closed: Starbucks, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, DC; Palisades Pizza, 4855 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, DC; Lindy's 2040 I Street, NW, DC; West Wing Cafe at Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, DC; Roger Miller Restaurant, 941 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, Md.; Wok Express, 9615 Lost Knife Road, Gaithersburg, Md.; Nell's Carryout, 1199 Fern Street, Arlington, Va.

Community Sponsors

Innovative Workplace Solutions

Bullying: Fight back or walk away?

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- "Fight back," or "Stand your ground," or "Don't back down." These are just a few of the things parents used to tell their kids to do if ever confronted by a bully.
  
Some still teach that, but it no longer seems to be the norm.

Today, bullying is a different animal. There's workplace and school bulling. There's physical and verbal bullying. There's text and cyber bullying.

So, what do you do as a parent when your job is not only to protect but to prepare your kids for life's challenges?

Gary Nichols' parents were clear with him when he was a kid. If he ever got bullied, they told him to, "Knock them straight out."

But he admits, if either of his two young daughters were ever confronted by a bully, he'd want them "to tell me," said Nichols. 

Do not engage, do not fight back, said Nichols. Why? "It's a different world," he said.

DC Council passes licenses for undocumented residents

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The DC City Council approved a bill on Tuesday granting access to driver's licenses and ID's for city residents regardless of their immigration status. 

The licenses will be marked to show they belong to undocumented residents.

The DC Drivers Safety Amendment Act of 2013 will go into effect in May 2014.

Recently, California, Vermont, and Massachusetts passed similar bills.

In a written statement on Tuesday, Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network said:

Police: 3 people stabbed in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Three people were stabbed during a confrontation in DC on early Saturday morning, police said.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at 23rd Street and P Street, NW. Three adult males suffered non-life threatening injuries from his incident, police said. 

Christopher Moro, 30, from Columbus, Georgia has been arrested in connection but no charges have been filed as yet, police said. 

Community Sponsors

Innovative Workplace Solutions

VIDEO: Puppy opens door for older dog

(USA TODAY) -- Watch this adorable video where Maureen Gilronan's 7-month-old puppy Inky has such good manners, he opens the door for her 14-year-old dog Scooby. 

Police called to Sandy Spring's Farm Road

SANDY SPRING, Md (WUSA9) --  Montgomery County's Planning board is refusing to recognize the existence of a century-old road, even after granting African-American landowners addresses to their historic family holdings near the Sandy Spring Slave museum.

The issuing of addresses for at least 8 property owners came in July after a series of reports by WUSA9. These reports exposed allegations that wrongdoing by developers resulted in approvals which wiped out the historic access known as "Farm Road" off state tax maps.

In June, the Montgomery Planning Board and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission came under the scrutiny of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus, which held an emotional hearing into the land dispute in the wake of WUSA9's reports.

Md. state police criticize Gansler comments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police are criticizing Attorney General Doug Gansler for calling the commander of the executive protection section a "henchman" of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Gansler, who is running for governor, said Tuesday that reports saying he misused his security detail to get him to events are "100 percent completely untrue." He accused his opponent, Brown, of "running a campaign about dirty politics," and "pulling out some memo that some henchman wrote two or three years ago."

The state police say the reference to Lt. Charles Ardolini "is unseemly and unacceptable." They say Ardolini's memorandum about Gansler was the result of ongoing safety concerns expressed to him by troopers that culminated with actions witnessed by Ardolini himself.