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Traffic cameras will catch you rolling through stop signs

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- New traffic cameras watching you in the District aren't just looking for speeders and red light runners.

The new silver boxes nestled in neighborhoods will catch drivers who are rolling through a stop sign at an intersection.

So you may be wondering, how can a camera determine if you've stopped at a stop sign long enough? 

D.C. police have a three-tier review system by a human being who will look at the tape and then finally determine if indeed a driver broke the law. 

Even though there's no legal time frame, according to AAA, a complete stop means all four tires come to a rest. 

The new cameras will also catch drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, block the box or speed through the intersection to beat the light. 

Sensors will even catch oversize vehicles like trucks and big rigs cutting through some D.C. neighborhoods. 

DC residents enroll in Affordable Healthcare

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC residents looking to enroll in Affordable HealthCare got to sign up at a DC Health Benefit Exchange hosted by DC Health Link.

Betty Cole has been uninsured for the last year and a half and denied coverage three times because of preexisting health issues.

"I've definitely been anxious to get coverage for some time."

Cole has been uninsured for the last year and a half and denied insurance three times because of preexisting health issues.

Dean Felten says, "Health-wise I'm fine. I don't take any special meds." Felten tried to sign up last month but he was among the many who became frustrated with the troubled roll out of the federal healthcare website.

Felten says, "I finally gave up. It's a little scary not being insured."

He's hoping for a better experience today at DC's Health Benefit Exchange through DC Health link.com.

JFK supporters gather at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) --  Visitors have been gathering at Arlington National Cemetery where John F. Kennedy is buried to mark the death of the 35th president.

There was a steady stream of people paying their respects on Friday.

If you were old enough to remember you know where you were, what you were doing and the emotions on that day November 22, 1963. Many people wanted to mark the occasion by coming to Arlington National Cemetery.

Mark Allen hardly misses his yearly trek to JFK's gravesite. Allen who is from Alexandria says, "I almost always come out here on November 22. But I wanted to especially be here this year."

50 years ago today, he remembers a knock at his 5th grade classroom door.

"It was our history teacher at the door who heard it on the radio. And She came back and very somberly told the class what had happened. It was the most unexpected thing. It was a 9-11 moment. You would've never expect to happen," said Allen.

Your world in 90 seconds

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Your world in 90 seconds features:

JFK: 50 Years Later

 

 

Chris Brown allowed to skip DC court date

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court.

D.C. Superior Judge Robert Tignor agreed Friday to let Brown waive his scheduled appearance on Monday.

Brown is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. He and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer.

Brown was ordered into anger management rehabilitation this week following a Los Angeles court appearance.

Woman indicted for murder of husband in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A D.C. woman has been charged with first degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm in the shooting death of her husband.

Twenty-eight-year-old Diana Lalchan pleaded not guilty to the charges at her arraignment today in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

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According to the government's evidence, on March 28 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Lalchan called 911 and reported that she had just shot her husband inside their apartment in the 1200 block of Fourth Street SW. Officers found her inside the apartment, holding a cell phone. Police found her 36-year-old Christopher Lalchan lying on the floor, unconscious and unresponsive. Mr. Lalchan was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Man arrested for sex abuse in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police have arrested a man in connection with two misdemeanor sexual abuse cases.

Leroy Alexander Hamilton, 60, has been charged with Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse for two incidents in 2013, officials say.

On Friday, May 17, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of 4th Street, NW, police say Hamilton hit an adult female on the buttocks with his hand and fled the scene.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at approximately 11:17 a.m. in the 800 block of 7th Street, NW, police say Hamilton reached under the dress of an adult female and grabbed her buttocks.

The MPD is investigating to determine the defendant's connection to any other similar cases.