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In what Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier described as a “bizarre incident,” a man on Tuesday allegedly hijacked a Metro bus in Northeast before fatally hitting a man in the parking lot of a gas station near Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE. The entire incident happened over the course of just three minutes, police say.


  • Police: A man was shot and killed on the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue NW on Tuesday afternoon. [FOX5]
  • The D.C. government’s credit cards were frozen after it spent a record $55 million on snow removal in January. [Post, NBC4]
  • Metro’s “ineffective inspection and maintenance practices” led to the deadly smoke incident at the L’Enfant Plaza station last year, federal officials have determined. [City Desk, WAMU, Post]
  • The District saw the most tourists in its history last year: more than 19 million. [Post, NBC4]
  • D.C. officials seem intent on extending the H Street­–Benning Road streetcar downtown. [Borderstan]
  • At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds has proposed a bill that targets alleged “slumlords.” [City Desk]
  • The Local Initiatives Support Corp. has donated $50 million for low-income Anacostia residents. [Post]


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

  • January storm left the District with huge credit card bills, transaction woes. [Post]
  • Anita Bonds aims at slumlords. [City Desk]
  • Post ed board: still more woes for Metro, this time with federal oversight. [Post]
  • Study finds plenty of “superbugs” in the District hospitals. [WBJ]
  • District GOP delegate fights to prove she lives here. [Post]
  • Without the FBI, what’s ahead for D Street? [GGW]
  • District issues include transportation and homelessness, says CQ Roll Call. [CQ Roll Call]
  • Marijuana fans will bring a hefty joint to the Funk Parade. [City Desk]
  • The streetcar could still come to Georgetown. [Borderstan]

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

  • Anne Midgette and Philip Kennicott on Wagner‘s The Ring Cycle. [Post]
  • Now you can take a Hamilton-themed tour of D.C. [DCist]
  • Which outdoor summer activities are worth the heat? Consult our guide. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Humble Fire at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. [DC Music Download]
  • Here’s what you can expect from PBS’s new Live at 9:30 Club  [Washingtonian]
  • Some more photos of Dupont Underground’s opening night soiree. [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Erik Bruner-Yang’s ramen is coming to Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom. [Post]
  • Sneak peek inside Pow Pow, opening this Saturday on H Street NE [District Cuisine]
  • The Atlas Room closes to make way for a new restaurant. [Eater]
  • Where to eat and drink for Cinco de Mayo [Washingtonian]
  • Sehkraft to hold beer release parties in May. [ARLnow]
  • Philz Coffee to open in Navy Yard next Friday. [Hill Now]