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Deep Dig: Huge Tunnel Boring Machine Goes After Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- DC is dumping $2.6 billion into a hole in the ground.


Right now, a $30 million steel and concrete caterpillar is gnawing at the earth six days a week, 24 hours a day about 120 feet down. It's DC's biggest construction project since Metro and you probably never noticed.

The Lady Bird tunnel boring machine is building the first of more than 13 miles of tunnels, so the city can end the century-old practice of dumping raw sewage into our rivers during many rainstorms.

Lady Bird is about a quarter mile in from a ten story shaft at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant and she's headed toward Nationals Park. Crews are about 70 feet below the Potomac off the Navy Research Lab.

Lady Bird stretches out about a football field and a half. She's like a giant assembly line chomping into the earth six feet at a time.

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Armed robbery of Domino's Pizza in Georgetown

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Georgetown University officials sent an an alert to the school community to warn members about an armed robbery in Georgetown.

According to the email, police are investigating a robbery of the Domino's Pizza in the 3200 block of Prospect Street Northwest.

We're told that the robbery happened at 1:43 a.m. Monday.

The alert says police are looking for 6 men wearing all black clothing and masks who were armed with guns. The robbers got away with money.

If you have any information, please call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

Rocklands shows off unique Super Bowl dish

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Super Bowl party planning is probably underway for a lot of people. We know wings are on the menu for most parties but Rocklands Barbeque has a unique and tasty dish for you to add to your spread.

John Snedden of Rocklands showed us how to make the dish "The Pearl." The Pearl uses macaroni and cheese, pulled pork and baked beans.

Rocklands will also be at the Food Truck Face-Off at 6 p.m. on Friday at LivingSocial's 918 F Street building. The event wraps up D.C.'s Meat Week.



The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

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Son dies after fatally stabbing father, say police

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police say a man accused of killing his father and injuring his mother in a stabbing in Georgetown has died.

According to police, 56-year-old Bradford Elliott died of cardiac arrest at a local hospital. Police say Elliott was being treated for injuries sustained during the stabbing of his parents at their home in Georgetown.

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Q Street, NW for the report of a stabbing on Sunday. When officers entered the house, they found a man and woman in their 80s suffering from stab wounds, police say.

According to officers on the scene, the man was unconscious. Both people were transported to a hospital where the man was pronounced dead. Police later identified the man who was killed as 88-year-old Leroi Elliott of Northwest D.C. He was a former public relations executive for a petro-chemical giant based in Saudi Arabia.

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is traditionally for lovers and celebrating one’s love for another. People choose to show their love in various ways, including by purchasing gifts. Each year billions are spent on candy, flowers, and jewelry. One way that people can make the night even more special is to dine on some aphrodisiacs, which are those foods that are believed to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

“We may never know exactly which foods will get someone in the mood and which ones won’t,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “But there are some foods that many people believe are more prone to helping someone get in the mood. Never hurts to start by trying those dishes and increasing your chances for a great evening.”

Rialto will be serving up a special Valentine’s Day dinner that features some of these popular aphrodisiacs:

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, is proud to introduce a five course seasonal tasting menu, ranging from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, for guests seeking a truly unique dining experience.

“The tasting menu is comprised of dishes I have hand-picked to delight even the most discriminating palettes,” says Fichter. “Offering diners a distinctive culinary journey, each dish on our new tasting menu has been expertly paired with wine to enhance every bite,” he says.

Each meal is $65 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person.

First Course:

Salumi E Formaggi

Chef’s Selection of Three Cheeses with Prosciutto San Daniele and Accompaniment


Prosecco, Sachetto, NV


Second Course: