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Temporary traffic circles go in at Van Ness St

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A DC Department of Transportation spokesperson says crews are putting in two temporary traffic circles in the area of 42nd St and Van Ness St NW. He expects the work to be done Tuesday afternoon, but did not know how long the circles will remain at that location.

The traffic circles are part of an ongoing traffic calming effort in the neighborhood, according to the spokesperson. The traffic calming effort stems from a survey that in part addressed "liveability" concerns for residents in the neighborhood, including homeowners, apartment dwellers and American University, says the spokesperson.

The spokesperson tells us the traffic calming study is expected to last for three months.

Woman struck by Metro train at Cleveland Park

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Crews are working to remove a woman who was struck by a train at the Cleveland Park Metro station on Tuesday afternoon.

A Metro spokesperson says that at approximately 1:20 p.m. the woman intentionally placed herself on the tracks in front of an incoming Red Line train.

We are told the woman is conscious and breathing.

Metro officials say there are delays in both directions on the Red Line.

Doyle's Deals: Yoga, haircuts, District 2 Bar

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- We've been combing through the day's Daily Deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts.  Here are some of my favorites!

How about unwinding with some yoga? Get two free yoga classes when you purchase one class at Refresh Yoga Center in Alexandria.  It's available through Google Offers and is good until January 20th.

And you know yoga can do a number on your hair. A trip to Salon Lynne in Logan Circle could fix that.  It's offering discounts of up to 54 percent on blow out, haircuts, and highlights. This deal can be found on Gilt City and is good through January.

How about dinner for two for under $40? District 2 Bar and Grille in Northwest DC is offering an order of mussels, fries, and two drinks for just $32.  The offer is through Living Social at a savings of 52 percent.

GWU developing 'I Am Malala' curriculum tools

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The George Washington University Global Women's Institute announced that it work with the Little, Brown and Company to develop curriculum tools to accompany the book, "I Am Malala."  

GWI is the educational partner of the non-profit Malala Fund.

The fund is named after Malala Yousafzai, aims to ensure girls everywhere have access to education.

The book focuses on Malala Yousafzai's efforts to promote girls' education, even after the Taliban tried to kill her in a shooting a year ago.



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.

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.