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D.C's go-go band leader died after being in a coma

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The founder of Washington's bounce beat sound, TCB has passed away. 

Reggie "Polo" Burwell's manager confirmed his death today to WUSA9. He passed away this morning at St. Thomas More nursing home in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Polo collapsed at a show in April 2010. His condition got worse over time and he complained about headaches. He suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and went into a coma. 

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

The Italian retailer now open in Rockville, Maryland offers Versace and Bisazza tiles, among many others

Italo Ceramica, a ceramic tile retailer with 36 stores in Europe, celebrated the opening of its first US showroom located at 725 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland this month. The Italo Ceramica team welcomed more than 120 design industry professionals, media and customers for a grand opening celebration with special guests Andrea Bacchini, North America Market Director for Imola Ceramica, Italo Ceramica’s partner, and artist Alexander Stefan, who exhibited his photography. Stefan also raffled off one of his works during the evening event.

#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

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.


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.