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DC Police: Man Sexually Assaults Woman Near Georgetown University

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit are investigating a burglary and sexual assault which occurred in the 3800 block of S Street NW, Sunday morning.

Police said the assault happened about 7:30 a.m., when a lone suspect forced his way into the woman's residence.

The victim was awakened by the suspect sexually assaulting her, police said. The suspect fled when the victim started screaming.

The suspect is described as white male of average build with brown hair. Police said he was wearing a blue shirt.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or (888) 919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

Callers who do not wish to be identified can call D.C. Crime Solvers at (866) 411-TIPS (8477) or to the department's Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.

Shen Yun Performing Arts Dancing on Display at Kennedy Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts will have shows at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts from August 25-August 29.  Shen Yun features classic Chinese music and dance movements. 

Shen Yun is not affiliated with the Chinese government, and is based out of New York.  The company travels all over the world, and this D.C. visit is part of a twenty nation tour. 

Performances, which last about two and a half hours, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the 25, 26, and 27.  On Saturday the 28, Shen Yun will have two shows, one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m..  Sunday the 29 will only feature one show, a matinee finale at 1:30 p.m..

Tickets to Shen Yun run from $79 to $150, and can be purchased on the Kennedy Center's website.


Wale to Perform at GWU in Foggy Bottom

Rap star Wale will perform on Saturday, September 4th in Foggy Bottom for GWU's Fall Fest. 

The DC area born and bred lyricist is already known throughout the District and continues to grow his name nationally.

After enduring disappointing sales for his CD Attention Deficit, Wale just released a mixtape entitled More About Nothing, which has had wild internet success.  The mixtape, which is available for free download online, is named More About Nothing because it incorporates soundbites from the sitcom "Seinfeld" on a number of tracks.

Wale's performance in Foggy Bottom will be free for any GWU student with valid student ID.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in GW's University Yard, located on H Street between 20th street and 21st street in NW.

Travie McCoy, the lead singer of the hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes will also be performing.

New Hoyas Come to Georgetown This Weekend

New Georgetown University students move into dorms Friday and Saturday.

Friday, students can register and unpack between the hours of 6 p.m.-11 p.m., and Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m..

For how busy M Street, Wisconsin Avenue, and other streets in Georgetown are on standard weekends, the traffic should be significantly increased due to move-in.

Blue Bus To Be Replaced by Circulator

In just over a week, the Georgetown Metro Connection, also known as the Blue Bus, will become part of the Circulator system. 

Starting August 29, the new service will begin.  The new system will keep the exact same route, and will still run from Dupont Circle to Rosslyn, Virginia, with stops throughout Georgetown.

Regular tickets will cost one dollar, while senior citizens and people with disabilities can ride for fifty cents.

While the new Circulator route will accept SmarTrip and cash, passengers will not be able to use Blue Bus monthly passes.


DC Blogger Warns Tea Party Members

WASHINGTON, DC (wusa 9) --A  DC blogger is catching grief from national media after writing an advisory for Tea party members to avoid certain DC neighborhoods. 

Thousands of Party members are heading to Washington this weekend for the Glen Beck-Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln memorial.

Bruce Majors, a DC resident since the 1980's warns in part that

":If you are on the subway, stay on the Red Line between Union Station and Shady Grove, Md. If you are on the Blue or Orange Line, do not go past Eastern Market (Capitol Hill) toward the Potomac Avenue stop and beyond; stay in NW D.C. and points in Virginia. Do not use the Green Line or the Yellow Line. These rules are even more important at night. There is of course nothing wrong with many other areas, but you don't know where you are, so you should not explore them.

Arborists Detects Hazard Trees Before Falling

WASHINGTON, DC (wusa) -- Already weakened trees from recent storms are creating a potential danger in some neighborhoods. Arborists, Mike Galvin says, a presumably healthy-looking tree can actually be on the verge of tipping over.

"You want to look at after a storm event whether there are any holes in the tree and cracks in the tree, you can see the decay in there in the cavity, right there in that union, " Galvin explained. " If you see soil mounted up on one side of a tree after a storm, that might indicate the the tree is okay but the soil is not, the soil is failing."

Galvin tells us, by providing proper care, you should be able to minimize the risk of damage done to your property. In Northwest, several homes, automobiles and fences have been damaged from recent fallen trees.

Plenty of tree service crews were busy removing trees in neighborhoods in and around Rock Creek Park.