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VIDEO: Several Teens Get Into a Fight On Metro

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A group of teens got into a fight on a Metro train and platform in Washington on Monday.

The incident was all caught on tape at the Woodley Park Red Line Metro stop. 

The train operator called for Police who were on the scene within three minutes. 

They held the juveniles at the top of the escalator of the Metro stop for about five minutes but they were all released since there were no victims present, officials said.

The incident is still under investigation. 

4 DC Firefighters Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Four firefighters are being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of a female firefighter at a DC firehouse, officials say.

The firehouse where the alleged incident occurred at Engine #1 which is located on the 2200 block of M Street, N.W. Two firefighters and two supervisors have been placed on administrative duties. The female firefighter is from the same unit as the four that are being investigated, officials say. 

D.C. Police say that a report for a misdemeanor sex abuse at 2200 M Street NW was filed on May 31. The incident occurred around midnight.

The police report shows that the accuser reported that "she was asleep at the Firehouse when she felt someone touched her inner thigh." 

Cosi's No Apology Viral Email With 17 Health Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) - Rodents and other health violations at Cosi's Metro Center location exploded into a PR problem beyond sanitation when the regional manager issued a statement calling a WUSA9 inquiry "unwarranted" and asking us not to look under their tables because it created "a great deal of distress."

A part-owner of Cosi intervened as the controvery escalated and issued an apology.

You can see the full Cosi email on Russ Ptacek's Facebook page and add your opinion.  You can also follow him on Twitter.

DC Health inspectors ordered an emergency closure at the Cosi Metro Center store citing rodents, rodent droppings, chicken and other foods at potentially sickening temperatures, improper tracking of employee diseases transmittable through food, and sinks too small to clean Cosi's large utensils, trays, and bowls.

WMATA Demands Spoof Dating Site to "Cease and Desist"

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is not feeling the love from a local parody dating site, "MetroHotCars.com." 

WMATA is demanding that the dating website, spoofing the DC area Metro, take down its "M" logo and any other logo affiliated with the transit authority. 

In a letter obtained by Debra Alfarone, WMATA says: "WMATA demands that you immediately cease and desist using our intellectual property (the M Logo and SmartBenefits marks) without our permission. Specifically, WMATA demands that you immediately remove the M logo and Smartbenefits reference from your website," the letter to Kyle Conrad and James Grierson said. 

Kyle Conrad is a creative design type based out of Northwest D.C. He got the idea for his website, MetroHotCars.com, and rolled with it.

Controversial Advertisement in Adams Morgan Draws Attention

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There's a controversial new advertisement in Adams Morgan that's drawing attention.

A group of four people appear to be sitting at a table while having a drink. There are glances exchanged and a woman looks to be playing footsie with a man. The poster, displayed on bus stops, reads "al fresco. al frisky. They're both on the menu in Adams Morgan."

People WUSA 9 interviewed in the neighborhood varied in their reactions. Some called it silly, risqué, fun and possibly offensive. 

The Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a group which tries to raise awareness about sexual harassment against women, had one advocate write about the ad as disturbing on its website. An editor added the mix of alcohol and sex is "worrisome." 

Repeated requests for an interview with the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District were not granted.

Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Smithsonian Women's Committee Members, Smithsonian Craft Show Artists and Dinner Guests Joined Five of DC's Top Interior Designers at Their Homes for the Second Annual Dinners by Design

David MitchellAndrew Law, Camille SaumSkip Sroka, and Rosemarie Howe generously and creatively supported the recent Smithsonian Craft Show by hosting five exciting Dinners by Design. David Mitchell founded this annual event in 2012 and is working towards declaring April Design Month in DC.

Guests had the unique opportunity to tour the designers' homes, who offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at their residences while also sharing insight into the process of designing homes for some of the DC area's celebrities.