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Police investigating fatal DC stabbing

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened overnight.

The victim of the stabbing has been identified as 22 year-old Sephar Jean-Simon of Silver Spring, Maryland.

It happened in the 1200 block of Connecticut Avenue NW around 2:10 a.m. on Monday, officials said.

Police say they found Jean-Simon suffering from a stab wound and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.


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Man missing from Northwest DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police need your help locating a missing 33-year-old man.

Aman Grewall was last seen on Sunday in the area of 17th and G Street, Northwest.

Mr. Grewall is described as an Indian male, approximately 5' 9" in height, approximately 180 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, with a goatee, officials said. 

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, tan pants, a blue and white jacket, and white tennis shoes. 

Police say he is in need of medical attention.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Aman Grewall is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.

Police: 5 taken to hospital after car hits Metrobus

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Five people were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a Metrobus in DC today.

Police said a driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe apparently rear-ended a Metrobus around 4:30 p.m. at Forestville Road and Stewart Road. At that time, there were about 12 or more passengers on the bus. No one sustained any serious injuries. Five adult females were taken to the hospital for a check up, officials said. 

This incident is currently under investigation. 

Shutdown 'Lawnmower Man' rewarded

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The South Carolina man who brought his lawnmower and chainsaw to the National Mall during the federal government shutdown is being rewarded.

Chris Cox kept the grounds clean around the Lincoln Memorial, where he returned Wednesday to receive a chainsaw and other donations from around the country that were raised through a charity crowd-funding site. 

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Chris is a woodcutting artist who inspired a nation by mowing, clearing fallen trees and emptying trash during the government shutdown.

Chris worked during the shutdown without accepting any tips or other forms of compensation. The Crowd It Forward campaign was set up without his knowledge.  

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Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Female vets remembered on eve of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A group of female veterans gathered at the Vietnam Women's Memorial Sunday night to listen to the songs of unsung heroes. 

On the eve of Veterans Day, the women took part in the 20th anniversary ceremony commemorating the sacrifices of women during the Vietnam War.

Many women tended to the countless numbers of wounded soldiers left on the battlefields, but they weren't always recognized or praised. 

"It was kind of a quiet time for us all, even though we served and wanted to serve. We volunteered to serve. No woman was ever drafted," said one female veteran.

This group of veterans won't soon forget their memories. Thankfully, though, they're a thing of the past. 

"We paved the way but we were working on the shoulders of those before us."

Reminders of those shoulders aren't hard to find around town. 

USPS honors WWII Vets with stamp series

WASHINGTON (USA TODAY/WUSA9) -- The U.S. Postal Service is unveiling its newest stamp on Veterans Day.

The faces of 12 WWII Medal of Honor recipients will provide the backdrop for what the Postal Service is calling the most iconic stamp in history: the Medal of Honor stamp.

"This is the most prestigious stamp issuance that we will ever undertake," says Susan McGowan, who manages stamp services for USPS. "There is so much to tell and honor. How do we communicate it all on a 1-by-2-inch box?"

Originally, the Postal Service considered putting medal recipients' faces on the stamps, but it wanted to make sure the stamp package honored all 464 World War II recipients.

Each package consists of 20 stamps on a souvenir sheet. It lists the names of every recipient and includes two stamp designs depicting Medals of Honor for the Army and Navy, the only service branches that awarded the medal at the time.