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THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

The historic hotel will host a Wine Dinner with one of Virginia’s premier vineyards

The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 24, 2013 it will host a Five-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Barboursville Vineyard. The Hay-Adams Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. will pair signature Lafayette Restaurant dishes with Barboursville’s featured wines presented by Barboursville Winemaker Luca Paschina.

Tax filing deadline is the same even with shutdown

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The government shutdown is keeping most IRS workers at home, but that doesn't mean taxpayers are getting a pass.

Tuesday's deadline for filing your taxes if you requested a six-month extension in April still stands.

While there is enough staff on hand to process your payments the IRS says it won't issue any refunds until "normal government operations resume."

The agency also won't have any workers to take calls or help taxpayers in person.  More than 90 percent of IRS staff is on a government-wide furlough due to the federal shutdown.

DC hospital worker overcome by fumes, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - MedStar Washington Hospital Center says a worker died after he was overcome by fumes and at least four others were treated.

The hospital says the worker responded to a mechanical room in the east building to fix the air conditioning and was overcome. Spokeswoman So Young Pak says the worker, identified as Melvin Lewis, and a colleague were taken to the emergency department, where Lewis died. She says the other worker is expected to be released.

D.C. fire and emergency services department spokesman Timothy J. Wilson says a total of five people were taken to the emergency room.

As a precaution, some the building was evacuated, but patients were able to return after an hour.

The hospital says the cause of the leak is under investigation.

TASER robberies linked in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for robbery suspects in DC who are armed with a TASER in the incidents. 

DC Police put the warning out over an Email community alert in the 3rd District. 

"Over the past three days there have been three robberies along N Street, between 9th Street and 13th Street, NW. In all three robberies the suspects were armed with a Taser and the victims were hispanic," the Email said. 

Police are looking for two or more black males. In one of the robberies the suspects fled the area in a gray colored vehicle.

Anyone with information related to these robberies is asked to contact MPD at 202 727-9099.

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. raised more than $1, 100 for the March of Dimes during their four-year anniversary, day-long celebration, while giving away more than 1, 500 cupcakes. For more information, visit www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.647.9638.

“Thank you to the community for helping us celebrate and giving back to the March of Dimes, an organization that is doing so much for moms and babies,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

HERO CENTRAL: Latin American Youth Center Offers Free Career Training

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) helps the city's youth get on a path to a stable profession. The non-profit organization in Columbia Heights launched the LAYC Career Academy last year. The free public charter program has offered over 100 students training in medical assistance or IT.

"We need that motivation to succeed in life and actually become somebody in life. And prove to people that we can excel to a higher standard than what the stereotypes are given to us," said Janie Velasquez. The 19-year-old studies IT at the Career Academy.

"It's helping me tremendously because, well first off, it's free," she said.