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Here’s one for the law books: Open-container charges were dropped against a woman arrested in Northeast last month after her attorney got a hold of police body camera footage. Hundreds of D.C. officers are already equipped with the devices, and more are on the way in the near future.


  • A man was seriously injured in a shooting in Trinidad early Wednesday morning. [NBC4]

  • A woman was stabbed yesterday outside of Eastern Senior High School. [NBC4, Post]

  • On the other side of the city, a woman was shot and injured in Southwest. [WUSA9]

  • District lawmakers want to ensure a Metro safety oversight group is transparent. [Post]

  • Metro will retrofit new railcars to make them more accessible for blind riders. [WAMU]

  • Come January, D.C.’s red-top parking meters will be governed by new rules. [WTOP]

  • Hurricane Matthew could affect parts of the D.C. metro region this weekend. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Vote looms on assisted suicide bill. [Post]

  • Medical care operations more limited on east side of the Anacostia. [GGW]

  • More affordable housing planned for Ward 5. [WCP]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Local R&B singer Akua Allrich prepares for her annual Nina Simone/Miriam Makeba tribute, no more timely than ever. [Bandwidth]

  • Watch Common perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the White House. [NPR Music]

  • With WAMU selling “Bluegrass Country,” does that mean bluegrass is dying in D.C.? [Washingtonian]

  • The National Gallery of Art acquires rare 17th century Dutch painting. [Post]

  • The Textile Museum’s new exhibition has never been more timely. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. loses Zenebech Restaurant to Shaw gentrification. [Post]

  • Here’s a new bar without a theme. [Washingtonian]

  • This season’s Eater 38. [Eater]

  • A popcorn shop is coming to Petworth. [PoPville]

  • Red Robin on 19th Street is done. [Borderstan]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. officials have officially transferred property in Buzzard Point to D.C. United. [MLS]

  • The District Alliance for Safe Housing helps serve domestic violence survivors. [NBC4]

  • More $1-million-plus condos are coming to Shaw. (They have three bedrooms.) [Post]

  • A Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) Act case in Capitol Hill concludes. [UrbanTurf]

  • A tiny commercial building in Mount Vernon Triangle sells for almost $4 million. [WBJ]