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Fatal stabbing in Adams Morgan

A 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed early yesterday morning in Adams Morgan following an argument, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

A police spokesman identified the victim as David Murphy, of Capitol Heights. He was stabbed multiple times at about 3:20 a.m. on Champlain Street Northwest. The killing was the 15th homicide in the District this month.

The spokesman said Mr. Murphy was attacked following an altercation between two groups and that a suspect was found a short time later traveling on Interstate 295 and taken into custody. Johnisha Knight, 26, of Southeast, is charged with felony murder in connection with the attack.

Williams, Norton at NAACP conference

The 97th annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the Washington Convention Center began this weekend. NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is scheduled to give a keynote address tonight. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, a Democrat, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat and the District’s nonvoting congressional representative, also will speak.

Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois; Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts; Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York; and Republican Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, are scheduled to talk Wednesday.

Funeral services held for slain activist

Funeral services were held yesterday in Northwest for community activist Chris Crowder.

Mr. Crowder, who filed papers to run for mayor as a member of the D.C. Statehood Green Party, was shot several times July 8 in the 600 block of Emmanuel Court in Northwest and found lying not far from his wheelchair. He was one of 12 candidates who had filed a petition to run for mayor. No arrests have been made in the case.



County police take crime reports online

The Anne Arundel County Police Department yesterday began taking online reports of less serious crimes. The agency hopes the project will be more convenient for residents and free officers to patrol.

Residents can go to the agency’s Web site and file a police report on some property and nuisance crimes, such as vandalism, theft up to $5,000, credit card and identify theft and telephone misuse.

Anne Arundel is the first known county in Maryland to have such a program.

Police officials say the site is for less serious crimes with no known suspects. The Web address is www.aacounty.org/police/crimereport.cfm.


West Nile detected in Prince William

Prince William County health officials say mosquitoes found in the eastern part of the county have tested positive for West Nile virus.

It’s the first confirmed finding of the virus in the county this year and the second in the state.

The Virginia Department of Health announced two weeks ago that the virus was detected in a group of Fairfax County mosquitoes.

The agency says activity early in the season indicates there could be higher occurrences of the virus.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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