Posts Tagged ‘Secret Service’

District Braces for Pope’s Visit, With Major Road Closures and Detours Planned

Bowser: “We are ready. We have safety measures in place. And we are prepared to manage through any impacts on local transportation and services.”

White House Fence Jumper Hit With Additional Charges

He was indicted on three additional charges.

White House Fence Jumper Indicted, More Secret Service Lapses Revealed

He'll be in court today.

District Line Daily: D.C.’s Problematic Safe Drivers

Congress to grill the Secret Service.

The Needle: Secretive Service

Paul Pierce and Al Pacino boss out together on a private plane.

The Needle: First Fence

More Circulator routes!

District Line Daily: Not in the President’s Front Yard

A man hopped the White House fence and made it inside.

No Charges for Officers in Controversial 2013 Capitol Hill Shooting

The U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C. announced today it had found insufficient evidence to charge officers who shot and killed Miriam Carey last October. Carey, a 34-year-old mother from Connecticut, had driven her car into a restricted White House checkpoint on Oct. 3. In the chaotic following minutes, Carey knocked down a Secret Service officer with her [...]

D.C. to Secret Service: Hands Off Our Roads

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't hiding her feelings about recent Secret Service road closures that "paralyzed the city," and she wants the federal agency to know the District is not its fiefdom.
"We are very grown up in this city about the need for closures and protection of highly placed U.S. officials and foreign dignitaries," Norton [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue Open Again After Boston Bombings

Bikers and tourists, rejoice. The stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue NW in front of the White House has reopened to foot and bike traffic after being shut down following last week's Boston Marathon bombings.
The road was closed due to an "abundance of caution,"  according to Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie.
Photo by Flickr user Seansie used under [...]

Secret Service Won’t Say When 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Will Reopen

After last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, the Secret Service closed off the block of Pennsylvania Ave NW in front of the White House, citing "an abundance of caution." Now one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead, and the other is in custody, but the 1600 block of Pennsylvania is still closed.

The Needle: Driving While Expired Edition

You're Under Arrest: Turns out the people nabbed by police for driving around upper Northwest with expired license plates weren't the only ones caught in the District's law that allowed the practice. More than 3,400 drivers were arrested in the last two years for the same thing, with 256 people actually locked up; they just [...]

District Limerick: Naked Jogging

Sure, modern existence is stressing
And all of us need decompressing
But who is this dude
Who wants to get nude
And jog after fully undressing?
In custody after his mile
But so far, no charges on file
He made Secret Service
A little bit nervous
By leaving his clothes in a pile

Our Morning Roundup: Just When We Forgot Edition

Good morning, City Desk readers!  Remember those lovely events and people we tried to forget about in the past few years, among them press secretaries, judicial nominations, and transit accidents?  They're all back to rear their ugly heads this morning, so let's commence with the news rundown.

Yesterday afternoon, City Desk posted the latest WaPo article [...]

Gatling Guns Are Hot? Who Knew?

For the barely current issue of City Paper, I wrote about the Georgetown Hoyas' new t-shirt shooter, called the T-Shirt Gatling Gun.
Who cares that the team is slumping? The few seconds it takes for the multi-chambered air rifle to fire a couple dozen shirts into the stratosphere are worth a trip to the Verizon Center.
Before [...]