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Changes coming to DC cat cafe


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's going to be a little tougher to get into D.C.'s only cat cafe. And when you do, it will hit your wallet a little more.

Crumbs and Whiskers announced Monday that they're implementing a number of changes, including reducing the number of people in the cafe and increasing the cover charge for entry to $15.

The cafe, which opened two months ago, allows customers to sip coffee with cats in need of a home. In those two months, the cafe says 23 cats have been adopted from the cafe through their partnership with the Washington Humane Society.  

However, the cafe says overcrowding has been a problem. Hence the change from allowing 37 people in the cafe to now allowing a maximum of 24.

DC residents concerned about "Rooftop running"


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- About two weeks ago, Georgetown resident Greg Fishbin was scratching his head after he and his wife saw some people climbing and jumping on top of roofs, including theirs.  

"We were like 'Get off of our house. Like, what are you doing on our house?' And they said, 'Oh we're just roof running,'" Fishbin said.  

It's something that has a lot of the people in the neighborhood concerned and worried it could be a trend. One complaint was posted online and sent to the police- but this isn't a new thing. 

Roof running or using something like a roof as an obstacle course is usually part of a fitness discipline called Parkour.  

Mark Toorock runs the American Parkour Academy. He says he hasn't heard of this particular complaint, but he knows this type of thing happens.

Georgetown track program under investigation


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Georgetown students say they're concerned about the future of the school's track program after the university announced it is investigating both racial bias and misconduct allegations regarding the program. .

The investigation into racial bias began first, in late March, and is being done by Georgetown University's Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Affirmative Action. An investigation into the Men's Track team and Misconduct began in late April, according to a statement by the university.

It appears this all came to light when a track athlete filed complaints of racial bias. The school launched investigations.

Two wanted for theft at Georgetown restaurant


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Surveillance video caught two men stealing bottles from behind the bar of a restaurant in Georgetown.

According to D.C. police, the two men entered Cafe Milano in the 3200 block of Prospect Street NW on July 1 at around 1:54 a.m.

In the video, the two men, one dressed in a suit and the other in a backpack, enter the restaurant through the kitchen and walk out into the bar area. The man in the backpack then grabs a couple of bottles from behind the bar and walks to another area of the restaurant while the man in the suit serves as a lookout.

You can watch the video here:

Anyone with information on the identify of the two people in the video is asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest or conviction.

D.C.'s first cat cafe opens in Georgetown


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The cat is out of the bag!

D.C.'s first cat cafe opened its door Saturday in Georgetown.

The cats at Crumbs & Whiskers welcomed humans to their home Saturday, just to hang out. The cafe is located at 3211 O Street.

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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. 

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.