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Two Postal Workers Injured In Storm

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Two postal workers were in a mail delivery truck when the storm hit. The windows shattered and the two were taken to the hospital with minor abrasions.

Both have been released. They were inside one of about 130 trucks damaged by the storm at the post office on Brentwood Rd.

"It looked like somebody had taken a shotgun, or a high-powered rifle and just went at it. All the windows were either pitted with holes, or they were totally blasted out," said Sharon Tennison with the U.S. Postal Service.

The storm also took out a thick wall that was part of the building.

"You're dealing with cinder block, insulation, and then brick and mortar," Tennison said.

Maintenance crews spent all day repairing the damage to a shopping center nearby.

Homeowners called their insurance agents. Debbie Appling's front steps are being blocked by her roof. It was ripped off during the storm.

Police Investigate Deadly Shooting At Fort Circle Parks In Northeast

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Police are investigating a shooting in a Northeast park that has left one man dead.

Officials say officers responded to 11th and Gallaway Streets at Fort Circle Parks to investigate a report of a shooting shortly after 3:00 Friday morning. DC Police confirm the victim was transported to a local hospital with a gun shot wound to the face. He was later pronounced dead.

MPD officials say they are looking for two suspects in a Gray Chevy Tahoe.

Right now police have streets closed around the park. Traffic cannot access the 1100 block of Hamilton Street. The closure on Gallaway extends from the intersection of Eastern Avenue to 8th Street.

NE Shooting Victim's Mother Speaks Out

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --The slaying of a Spingarn High senior and wounding of his classmate may have been the latest neighborhood attack by three suspects who are still on the streets.

Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr., 17, a student at Spingarn High School, was shot and killed on Monday in the 1300 Block of Holbrook Street, NE. 

The wounded student was undergoing surgery today. 

The wounded student's mother, who asked that her identity be concealed, told 9newsnow he was shot after three men confronted him and Sharps as they were headed home.

The mother says the shooting was unprovoked. There was no confrontation.

Meanwhile some witnesses to the Trinidad neighborhood shooting say the same three men shot a young waiter at a nearby Diner last Saturday.

National Mall Plan Finalized

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis signed their names to the final National Mall Plan on Tuesday.

The National Mall's aging facilities, some of which were built in the the 1800s, needed extensive repair. The planning effort began in 2006 when "deferred maintenance for needed repairs" was more than $400 million, according to the National Park Service.

More than 30,000 Americans in all U.S. states gave input on the National Mall Plan, which has 30 objectives relating to cultural and natural resource protection, public access, education, visitor amenities, public safety and security as well as protection and preservation of monuments and memorials.

Vincent Gray Officially Elected DC Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington voters have elected D.C. Council chairman Vincent Gray mayor, a result that had been expected for more than a month after he won the city's September primary.

Voters on Tuesday picked Gray, who had no Republican opponent in the general election.

Voters also chose Kwame Brown to replace Gray as the head of the D.C. Council and sent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton back to the U.S. House as the city's delegate. In a referendum, voters decided that they want to elect the city's attorney general, a position that is currently appointed.

Finally, voters re-elected six members to the 13-member D.C. Council: Phil Mendelson, David Catania, Jim Graham, Harry Thomas, Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

DC Street Sweeping To End Oct. 29

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials with the  D.C. Department of Public Works said weekly residential street sweeping will end for the season on Oct. 29.

Parking restrictions will be lifted and motorist can park along posted, alternate-side daytime street sweeping routes without moving their cars on cleaning days.

Overnight sweeping on the District's major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter as weather permits.

Leaf collection season will run from November 8 through January 15.

Leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.