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A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Darren Wint, 35—the suspect in the quadruple murder that took place last May at the Savopoulos family home in Woodley Park—on 20 felony counts. Wint faces the possibility of life in prison.


  • A judge has ordered Donald Trump to appear for a deposition for a case related to his hotel. [WBJ]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, her administrators, and a couple of D.C. councilmembers are headed to Cuba. [Post]
  • The D.C. fire department faced some tough questions at a Council hearing yesterday. [City Desk, NBC4]
  • Is yesterday’s Metro incident part of a larger pattern of those involving teens? [City Desk, USA Today]
  • On Wednesday, police arrested two men in connection with a 1991 triple homicide. [WTOP, FOX5, Post]
  • Enrollment in schools is rising, as is the number of DCPS students who eat school meals. [Post, City Desk]
  • Residents can now sign up for a security camera rebate program administered by the city. [WJLA, Post]
  • Ward 3 residents spoke out against a proposed homeless shelter on Wisconsin Avenue NW. [FOX5]


  • Is D.C.’s Business Community Losing Clout?: If the debate over paid leave is any indication, perhaps.
  • The Case for Dignified Shelters: Good design benefits both shelter residents and their neighbors.
  • Replacing D.C. General in Ward 6: Some residents are wary of a planned homeless shelter in Southwest.

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

  • Witnesses, councilmembers blast D.C. Fire and EMS at hearing. [City DeskTimes]
  • Muriel Bowser and friends are traveling to Cuba—at the cost of $44,000. [Post]
  • Fire chief Gregory Dean defends reform attempts. [NBC4]
  • Indicted DPW staffer stayed on for a month. [LL]
  • Transit ideas fight it out in D.C. area. [WAMU, WAMU]
  • Tax office returns to potential tax fraud. [WBJ]
  • Charter board shuts down Potomac Prep. [Post]
  • Court rules Donald Trump has to appear for Old Post Office-related deposition. [WBJ]

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

  • At the D.C. Public Library’s new recording studio, you can record music for free. [DC Music Download]
  • An interview with D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities executive director Arturo Espinoza. [Arts Desk]
  • Musicians and artists have set up a benefit show for Union Arts on Friday, with Priests, Janel & Anthony, Adriana Lucia-Cotes, and Escape-ism. [Bandwidth]
  • A history of Dave Grohl drinking out of disposable cups, for some reason. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to two new demos by new D.C. fuzz-pop trio Jauze. [DC Music Download]
  • Arena Stage’s The City of Conversation, reviewed. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Donald Trump will have to show up for D.C. hotel restaurant lawsuit. [WBJ]
  • Six new burgers to try in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Pineapple and Pearls‘ buns will spoil you forever on airport cinnamon rolls. [Post]
  • 17 spots for international breakfasts [Eater]
  • First look at Drift on 7th in Shaw [BYT]
  • Veranda in Logan Circle will become The Commodore Public House & Kitchen. [Post]