Author Archive for Drew Costley

Would-Be Metro Bomber Caught in Sting

Federal authorities say a man from Virginia was attempting to help al-Qaeda operatives in a plot to bomb Metro stations. But from early indications, it doesn't look like the alleged bomber got very far into his plans before law enforcement tracked him down, and the only plotting he did was in response to instructions from [...]

Businesses in Congress Heights Prepare for ‘New Money’

The federal Department of Homeland Security typically conjures up images of airport screening, border guards, hurricane damage, or terrorist attacks. A group of business owners and local activists in Congress Heights, though, are hoping the arrival of the department's offices will help the neighborhood become the District's next Barracks Row or Adams Morgan.
Through the Congress [...]

Time Running Out for Peaceoholics?

An ongoing zoning battle in Ward 8 between Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Sandra “S.S.” Seegars and the Peaceoholics continued raging this week.
The ANC Seegars chairs, 8E, filed a motion with the Board of Zoning Adjustments on behalf of three residents—Brian Townes, Tonette Sivells and Shayla Edgerton—trying to stop Peaceoholics from developing a building they own on [...]

Why Did Police Shoot a Dog in Adams Morgan?

A day after a Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed a dog during Adams Morgan Day, it's still not entirely clear exactly what happened during the incident.
Scott Fike, a 25-year veteran of the department, shot the dog, named Parrot, after intervening in an altercation between two dogs on 18th Street. Aaron Block, the 25-year old [...]