Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region.

The Capitol Limited, from Chicago to Washington, and the Lake Shoe Limited, from Chicago to New York, are canceled on Saturday.

On Sunday, five Acela trains and six Northeast Regional trains will not operate between New York and Boston. Six Keystone trains are canceled between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Two Pennsylvanian trains are canceled between New York and Pittsburgh. Two Vermonter trains on Sunday will not run between St. Albans, Vermont, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Northeast Corridor service between New York and Washington will run as scheduled.

Amtrak passengers are advised to check on the status of their trains throughout the weekend.

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Caps lose against Trotz-led Islanders in 2-0 shutout

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New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz, top, watches from the bench during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) skates with the puck next to Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) reaches for the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) celebrates with defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) stops the puck next to Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Former Capitals head coach Barry Trotz led the New York Islanders to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Capitals after two scoreless periods gave way to a decisive third.

This is the fourth straight loss for the Capitals, who struggled in Nashville on Tuesday with starting goalie Braden Holtby out due to lingering issues after a high-stick to the face.

But goaltending wasn’t the culprit in Nashville, nor on Friday. Holtby stopped 23 of 25 shots, and his focus through the first two periods was arguably the best element of the Caps’ play.

The Caps continue to struggle offensively despite a revitalized power play, posting only four goals through their last four games.

With Trotz and Reirden’s knowledge of each others’ coaching styles, there wasn’t much space in the neutral zone. For the Caps, who found themselves pinned against the boards for most of the game, their recent strategy of few high-risk scoring attempts fell apart.

Washington generated less than 20 shots throughout the course of the game, the first time their offense has lagged below that mark all season.

Forward Josh Bailey finally opened scoring in the game almost halfway into the third period, and Cal Clutterbuck followed with another goal less than three minutes later. After tonight’s loss, the Islanders sit atop the Metropolitan division.

To best the Isles and Blue Jackets and regain first, the Caps need to find their groove, be it through increased production by the top six or just a come-to-Jesus team meeting.

The Caps will have a shot to turn things around versus the Blackhawks in Sunday’s matinee. Coverage of Capitals-Blackhawks begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC Sports Washington and streaming on the MyTeams app.

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Pedestrian killed in Fairfax Co. hit-and-run

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WASHINGTON — A person was killed Friday night after a hit-and-run in Falls Church, Virginia.

Fairfax County police said just before 6 p.m. Friday, a pedestrian was struck on U.S. Route 50 at Summerfield Road near Jefferson Village Park.

The victim was taken to the hospital and later died.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle involved was a dark-colored truck.

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U.S. Route 50 in the area was closed as police investigated the crash.

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No charges filed in shooting involving Winchester officer

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WASHINGTON — A Winchester police officer will not face charges for firing two shots at a man outside his residence earlier this month, Virginia State Police said Friday.

City of Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams determined no charges will be placed on Officer A.M. Warren over an incident around midnight on Jan. 9.

Police said Warren fired on an armed man in the 2300 block of Tower Avenue while responding to a 911 call expressing concern over the man’s behavior.

Warren encountered the 37-year-old man outside his residence with a handgun in his waistband, state police said.

According to investigators, Warren fired two shots in the man’s direction after he placed his hand near the gun despite verbal orders to surrender.

Police said the man cooperated with law enforcement upon being taken into custody and was taken to a nearby facility for mental health assessments.

The incident was evaluated by the Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who turned over their investigative files to Abrams for a final decision. Neither Warren nor the man were injured.

The man won’t face charges either.

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