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LIST: Restaurant Week in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Food lovers, rejoice! It's Restaurant Week in D.C.

Hundreds of restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, which takes place from January 13 to 19.

Click through these photos to see some of the participants and visit http://www.ramw.org/restaurantweek for a full list.

Elephant Tusks theft suspect wanted in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Police are looking for the person or people responsible for stealing a pair of elephant tusks. 

The tusks were stolen from the Wilson Building, on 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, between the dates of August 12 and August 27, police said. 

Police released a photo of the tusks, that were given to the City of Washington, DC as a gift in 1954, by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099. 

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

Developed by Capital City Real Estate and listed by Stages Select, The Williams-Addison House is the highest priced home on the market in DC at $16.8 million.

28-year-old dies in car accident in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a fatal accident which happened in DC Monday night. 

The accident happened in the area of I-295 and East Capitol Street around 11:45 p.m. The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro was travelling at a high rate of speed in the north bound lanes of I-295, 'when he lost control of the vehicle, entered a grassy area, struck several trees and shrubs before overturning', police said.

Anthony Lawrence Emerson, 28 succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, police said. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Police at (202) 727-9099. 

Holiday Toy Giveaway gets kids smiling in Ward 8 with Councilmember Marion Barry

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- A T-Ball Set, soccer ball and books. Over 200 children got new toys in Ward 8 tonight.

DC Councilmember Marion Barry hosted a Holiday Toy Giveaway
at Fort Stanton Recreation Center in Southeast.

"The need is so great out here," said Barry who represents Ward 8.  He greeted families wearing a festive Santa hat. He estimated about 600 toys were given away. 

The toys put "many smiles" on children's faces, when parents are struggling financially during the holiday season.

"I'm happy on one hand. I'm sad to see, that we have people, who don't have a toy, wouldn't have a toy if it weren't for this toy drive," Barry said.

DC councilman calls for taxi chief's resignation after WUSA9 Investigation

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A DC City Council member is calling for the resignation of the DC Taxicab Commission Chair, after he "defended racism," according to the Councilman.

During a Russ Ptacek investigation, Commission Chair Ron Linton told Ptacek that it's not racism when cab drivers choose not to pick up black passengers, "it's economics," Linton said. 

Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said Linton's comments are unacceptable.

"There is a bright line here - calling it 'economic' is a defense of racism," said Wells. "It is disgusting and it has no place in our government. Ron Linton needs to go. Everybody should have equal access to taxis and transportation in our city regardless of their skin color or where they live," Wells said in a news release. 

Wells, who announced he is running for Mayor last month, is challenging current Mayor Vincent Gray to do something about Linton.

Rodents, no hot water close DC food warehouses

Washington, DC (WUSA9) -- Three food warehouses, two pizza shops and nope, not a partridge in a pear tree but birds, rodents and food stored in the alley in this week's Restaurant Alert.

Updated: To see a photo gallery with hundreds of Washington area restaurant closures since 2012 click here