Metro prepares for Nats, Skins
Metro will have extra staff and trains running Sunday to accommodate sports fans headed to the Nationals game at RFK Stadium and the Redskins game at FedEx Field.
The Nationals’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies starts at 12:05 p.m., moved earlier to avoid conflict with the Redskins game against the New York Giants, which kicks off at 4:15 p.m.
Metro will run six-car trains to get people to the stadiums; after the games, six- and eight-car trains will run from Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations on the Blue Line; from the Landover station on the Orange Line; and the Stadium-Armory station on the Blue and Orange lines.
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Metro’s general manager said yesterday that the cost of riding the subway or bus might not increase by as much as he initially proposed.
John B. Catoe Jr. called last week for raising the minimum Metrorail fare by 40 cents while bus fares would increase 25 cents. Metrorail fares during rush hour would increase by a minimum of 45 cents.
Mr. Catoe said he expects those figures to come down, though he did not say by how much.
Still, Mr. Catoe said some sort of fare increase is necessary because of Metro’s rising energy costs, expanded service and growing maintenance needs.
Revenue from passengers has increased in recent years as the system has set ridership records, but the additional money has not offset rising costs.
Rabid kitten bit five persons
The D.C. Health Department said a kitten found at the Anacostia Farmers Market has tested positive for rabies after biting five persons.
The kitten, described as black with brown markings, was found by a resident last week at the market in Southeast.
The woman, three of her friends and a veterinarian were bitten while trying to help the sick animal. All five are undergoing treatment.
The Health Department has posted fliers in the area, and officials have talked with neighbors and customers. Anyone who might have had contact with the kitten is urged to immediately call the Health Department.
The department also has initiated a trapping plan to capture any remaining stray cats in the area.
Three in indicted for 2005 killing
Three persons are in custody on charges involving a 2005 homicide near Frederick.
Jesse Dorsz, 26, and Randall Hildebrand, 20, both Frederick County residents, have been indicted on federal firearms charges.
David Lee, 20, of Frederick was fatally shot in July 2005 to keep him silent, the indictment says. A third man, Eric Campbell, 18, of Gaithersburg, is being held at the Frederick County Detention Center on murder and conspiracy charges.
Mr. Lee’s body was found near a driveway in the 9700 block of Reich’s Ford Road. He had been shot once in the side of the head.
Although Mr. Campbell was 16 at the time of the shooting, he is charged as an adult.
Second woman sues rap artist
A second woman has filed a lawsuit against rap artist Lil’ Wayne saying that she was injured during his October concert at Morgan State University.
Carlisa Dixon of Severn said she became impaled on a metal pole as the crowd scrambled to collect money that was being thrown from the stage. The lawsuit says she needed surgery for a puncture wound, and she is seeking $1 million from the performer’s record and touring companies.
The suit also seeks $1 million from the university.
Last month, Tyrique Layne filed suit against Lil’ Wayne, saying that she was trampled during the same incident.
Six injured by shotgun blast
Six persons were wounded by birdshot when someone fired a shotgun near an East Baltimore street corner, police said.
It happened early yesterday in the 2400 block of Barclay Street. No one has been arrested.
The injuries to four men, a woman and a boy are not thought to be life-threatening.
No apparent motive in student killing
Baltimore police are still trying to figure out why a Morgan State University student was fatally shot in broad daylight just a few blocks from the campus.
Richard Asare, 24, of Glen Burnie, was gunned down Monday near East Cold Spring Lane and Northwood Drive. A university spokesman said the shooting apparently was not the result of robbery. Mr. Asare was found with his wallet and cell phone.
Court records show Mr. Asare served 42 days behind bars for a gun crime. He served four days this year for making a false statement to police, and his record also included two minor drug convictions. Family members said he returned to college this semester in an attempt to turn his life around.
His parents came to the United States from Ghana 16 years ago.
Police seek man who wielded grill
Annapolis police are looking for a man who struck a woman with a barbecue grill.
A 40-year-old woman reported the assault at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. She said the man attacked her after an argument and then ran off.
Police did not release the identity of the suspect, although they said he was a friend of the victim’s daughter.
Officer found guilty of child pornography
A former U.S. Capitol Police officer was convicted in federal court yesterday on child pornography charges.
A U.S. District Court jury found Michael Malloy, 35, of Bryans Road, Md., guilty of enticing an underage girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography.
The girl testified that Malloy had sex with her at his home in 2005, when she was 14. She testified that she was driven to Malloy’s home by Aaron J. Burroughs, a former volunteer football coach at Bowie High School and a former Metrobus driver. She also testified that Mr. Burroughs videotaped her having sex with Malloy and that Malloy videotaped her having sex with Mr. Burroughs.
Mr. Burroughs is awaiting trial in D.C. Superior Court on six counts of sex trafficking of children and first-degree child sexual abuse. The two men are childhood friends.
Malloy testified that the girl told him she was a 19-year-old college student, but in her testimony, she denied it.
Malloy faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 10.
From wire dispatches and staff reports