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Roof collapses at vacant Adams Morgan rowhouse


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- No one was injured after D.C. firefighters say the roof collapsed at a vacant rowhouse in Adam's Morgan. 

The house has been empty for more than a year and stop work order signs were posted around the house. 

As a precaution, both of the houses adjacent to the house with the collapsed roof were evacuated. One of those houses suffered minor damage.

The roof collapse occurred in the 2900 block of 18th Street NW. 

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Body of 19-year-old found behind Madam's Organ


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The body of a 19-year-old man was found Thursday morning in a stairwell in an alley behind a popular bar and restaurant in Adams Morgan. 

Family members of the victim tell WUSA9 the man is 19-year-old Paul McGuinness of Reston. McGuinness had been reported missing since Monday. Police have confirmed the victim is McGuinness.  

Police sources say McGuinness' body was found behind Madam's Organ on 18th Street NW. 

McGuinness was a first-year sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, the family said. 

McGuinness' was not found by police, according to sources. A family friend told WUSA9 a coach of McGuinness from high school found him.

Preliminary information indicates there is no foul play involved. 

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Man shot in Adams Morgan


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the Adams Morgan part of D.C. on Saturday afternoon.

According to authorities, the victim of the shooting, an adult male, was found unconscious around 3:30 p.m. near the 1800 block of Belmont Road NW.

The police have requested for a homicide unit.

Police have not released any further details at this time. 

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Capitol Hemp reopens at new location


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Capitol Hemp reopened Monday night at its new location in Northwest D.C. three years after they closed down their original stores.

The new store, located at 1770 Columbia Road NW, is less than two blocks from the original location on Adams Mill Road that opened in 2008.

By 2011, owner Adam Eidinger opened a second location in Chinatown. But in 2012, he was forced to shut down both stores after raids by D.C. police.

Now that it's legal to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana in the district, Capitol Hemp has once again opened their doors to sell clothing and accessories.

At least 10 wanted for attacking couple near Adams Morgan


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Metropolitan police say between 10 to 12 people assaulted and robbed a couple early Saturday morning near Adams Morgan.

According to police, the attack happened at around 12:52 a.m. Saturday on the 2000 block of 18th Street NW near U Street.

The couple, a man and woman, also received lacerations and bruises during the assault.

Police did not say what was taken from the victims beyond personal property.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9009.

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.