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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.

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.

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. 

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.

Metro considers rate hike

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metro is feeling the grip of the government shutdown. It's already lost a couple million dollars so far because they've lost a quarter of its ridership.

Separate from the shutdown, Metro in its regular board meeting is considering a 10 cent rate hike. 

The Metro board considers a rate hike every couple of years.  If approved you would pay about 10 cents more a trip this summer. That equates to an average of $1.50 a week or $6 a month.

One rider told WUSA9, "I don't think they should." Another ride said, "Metro is already expensive so it's frustrating, but i also want to know why they're raising it and what other additional benefits are we going to see."

GM Richard Sarles with WMATA, said "We have additional improvements we're making we also have to take care of normal inflation costs of materials as well as labor."

Police: 5 charged with multiple store robberies

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Five people have been arrested and charged for multiple robberies in the DC metro area, police said.

They are believed to be responsibly for 46 known burglaries, with a total value of merchandise estimated at $77,000. All of them occurred in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. They would go to retail cellular telephone stores and remove cellular phones and other items of value.They received cash for selling the stolen items, police said.

The five people involved include 22-year-old Christopher Brice of Southeast, DC; 20-year-old Taiwo Johnson, of Southeast, DC; 22-year-old Dasheem Smith of Northeast, DC; 22-year-old Dalvez Watkins of Suitland, Md., and 24-year-old Darien Wilson of Northeast, DC., police said.

All five have been charged with 'Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime'.