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373 without power in NW DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Pepco officials say about 373 customers are without power near 16th Street and R Street in Northwest D.C.

Pepco's Bob Hainey says the outage seems to be some sort of blown fuse. Technicians are on the scene.

Power has been restored to 900 customers in the Broad Branch Road and Chesapeake Street areas in Northwest D.C. who lost power Monday morning.

Several traffic lights were out on Nebraska Avenue.

MPD detective arrested for a money laundering conspiracy charge

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Metropolitan Police Department detective has been arrested on a money laundering conspiracy charge, officials said.

Stephanie Ellison, 48 who has been part of MPD since 1986 was arrested on Friday. This was in relation to money that allegedly came from a drug conspiracy, to purchase and finance two cars and a motorcycle. The indictment states that Ellison'conspired to purchase a 2006 Maserati, a 2009 BMW 750, and a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, knowing that the property involved in these financial transactions represented the proceeds of some unlawful activity.', officials said. 

         

Vaccine could help survivors fight recurrence of breast cancer

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Where are we in terms of preventing breast cancer?

Wednesday morning, oncologist Dr. Lisa McGrail discussed a vaccine she has been working on for a long time.

"We're very excited that we just started our clinical trial at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates. The vaccine is for women who are breast cancer survivors, but who are at high risk to recur," said McGrail.

She added, "It's for women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer but at the time of the diagnosis, the cancer had spread to maybe a stage two are a stage three but they're living with sort of the risk that this could come back sometime in the future."

WUSA 9 celebrates 20 years of Buddy Check 9

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Wednesday we're celebrating 20 years of Buddy Check 9!

Tuesday, WUSA9's Andrea Roane had the honor of standing alongside breast cancer survivors and supporters in Prince George's County. The county issued a proclamation WUSA9 and Buddy Check 9 for its community service as it recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month.

In honor of the month firefighters were there wearing pink shirts and some of them will be seen around the county in a pink fire engine.

Survivors were honored and council chair member Ingrid Turner reminded everyone to be proactive when it comes to their breast health.

"We hope that in our lifetime we'll find a cure for cancer, but if we don't find a cure, what's the best way to make sure we have survivors? One of the best ways is early detection," said Turner.

Mammovan: funding the fight to defeat breast cancer

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Dr. Rachel Brem is Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention Center. The Mammovan is her "big" baby.

Dr. Brem spoke to us on Wednesday as part of the 20th anniversary of Buddy Check 9 and before the screenings at the mammovan set for Thursday. It's the 17th anniversary of the Mammovan.

"Almost all cancers that were detected on the mammovan have been early stage curable breast cancers. We're proud of the teamwork that really results in curing lives. The Mammovan has become an important part of our community where we try to break down every language barrier, working with community leaders and free mammography so it's one of the longest functioning mobile mammography programs in the country. We're very proud," Dr. Brem told us.

Mammography is step one but if something is found on the van and if you're uninsured what does the Brem Foundation do?

Mammovan stopping by for 20th anniversary of Buddycheck9

(WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Council will honor Buddy Check 9 and Andrea for her 20 years of work raising awareness about breast cancer on Tuesday.

Wednesday, on the 9th of the month, we're bringing the GW Mammovan to WUSA9 so you can see inside the mobile health clinic and learn how you can help keep it on the road, saving lives.

Since hitting the streets in 1996, more than 36,000 women have been screened in the Mammovan. About 125 cancers have been detected.

Then, on Thursday, we're not just talking about Early Detection, we're helping you practice Early Detection. The Mammovan will be back, parked in front of our building on October 10th so women who made appointments can be screened on the van.

Your world in 90 seconds

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

1. Spending Bill

2. House Speaker 

3. Stocks Fall

4. Redskins Name

5. DC Aquarium Animals Relocated

6. Weather