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A local man has been shot and killed in Hartford.
Police say it happened at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley says responding officers found 26-year-old Nicholas Brown, of Hartford, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in front of a building near the Thirman L. Milner School.
Brown was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police haven't released further details.
State police say two people were killed when a small plane crashed at a New Jersey airport.
The crash at Sky Manor Airport in Alexandria Township occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash. No one on the ground was injured.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said the Mooney M20 plane stalled while trying to land and crashed into a field.
State police and the FAA will investigate the crash.
The photo on several District of Columbia hotel websites was supposed to entice visitors with the beauty of the capitol building at sunset.
Modus Hotels is the parent company for the George Washington University Inn, Avenue Suites Georgetown and One Washington Circle Hotel, which all used the photo.