A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell M. Jones, a former drug kingpin in D.C.’s cocaine market, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to not paying $1.3 million in taxes owed from income he’d earned through real estate and other activities. He faces up to five years in federal prison—four more than he’s already served on drug-related charges—and his sentencing is set for April 14.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Oh s(no)w! It’s increasingly likely the D.C. area will get at least a foot of snow this weekend. [NBC4, Post]
- Soccer fans: DC United has released additional renderings of its new stadium. [MLS, Post, Washingtonian]
- Two bills before the D.C. Council would up fines for graffiting and protect students’ privacy. [City Desk]
- The D.C. Auditor reports a lack of data polices at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. [Post]
- New Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld rode a delayed Orange Line train with riders on Tuesday. [WAMU]
- Police are investigating a shooting in Columbia Heights that took place on busy 14th Street NW. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Good Food Awards: Ten local brands including Bluejacket and Port City Brewing Company won them.
- Plagiarism at the Post: The paper apologized for publishing work a reporter lifted from Government Executive without attribution.
- Wedderburn Records: Musical artist Janel Leppin has created her own label and we asked her questions.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Check out the new D.C. United stadium designs. [WBJ]
- The District’s zoning update finally passes. [GGW]
- Vernon Hawkins mentally fit for sentencing, doctor says. [LL]
- Metro bets big on real estate deals. [WAMU]
- Audit: loose data handling at DYRS. [Post]
- Big 14th Street NW brawl. [Borderstan]
- Former drug kingpin and nonprofit operator Cornell Jones pleads guilty on tax charges. [Post]
- Courtland Milloy: “poorest pay the price” for Walmart backing out of deal. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Listen to Den-Mate‘s Daytrotter session. [Daytrotter]
- Photos and recap from the D.C. Tattoo Expo. [DCist]
- Meet the street artists transforming the city. [Washingtonian]
- Janel Leppin is launching a new record label. Michael J. West chats with her about Wedderburn Records. [Arts Desk]
- Check out photos of Stronger Sex at the American Art Museum’s Luce Unplugged series. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Bread Furst bakery held up by gunman. [Post]
- Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac shares 10 things she hates. [Food Republic]
- Junction Bistro & Bakery coming to Del Rey. [Eater]
- Yona noodle bar launches fried chicken buckets. [Washingtonian]
- The latest rage in Paris is… classic American barbecue. [Post]
- Irish and European restaurant The Liberator coming to 477 H St. NW. [PoPville]
- Bread Bite Bakery taking over former CakeLove space on U Street NW. [Borderstan]