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D.C. police killed one of two suspects during an armed robbery at a liquor store in Shepherd Park Monday morning, and arrested the second person, who allegedly attempted to flee. The suspects’ names have not been released. Meanwhile, detectives are investigating whether the incident was linked to other crimes, and are reviewing the police use of force.


  • The Federal Transit Administration will assume lead responsibility for Metro safety oversight. [City Desk]
  • D.C.’s auditor says the bidding process to develop McMillan Park was flawed and should be redone. [Post]
  • WAMU legend Ed Walker, 83, died Monday morning after his final broadcast this weekend. [City Desk]
  • The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would require certain bars and nightclubs to kill their music at midnight, and not to produce noise that is “plainly audible” from a specified distance. [City Desk]
  • Early warning: If you don’t shovel your sidewalks this winter, be prepared for fines. [NBC Washington]


  • Bye, Bye Bill?: Local residents have launched a petition to remove the mural of Bill Cosby on the wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. City Paper came up with five ideas for which women should replace him.
  • Get Up, Stand Up: Staffers in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Community Affairs must stand up when she enters the room, according to an email obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Days of our Lines: Have you stood hours in line for a new restaurant opening, like Momofuku Milk Bar’s?

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

  • What it’s like to live through the District’s surge in violence. [PostPost]
  • Muriel Bowser staffers told to stand when the mayor comes to their office. [LL]
  • Noise bill opposed by nightlife barons. [City Desk]
  • McMillan gets a hearing. [WBJ]
  • Opponents of Pepco-Exelon merger oppose rushed review. [WAMU]
  • Events D.C. blamed for Marine Corps Marathon’s move to National Harbor. [WBJ]
  • Kojo talks FreshPAC. [WAMU]
  • The District didn’t get the Olympics, but will get some Olympics cash anyway. [WBJ]

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

  • Read an excerpt from Ian Svenonius‘ new book about the idea that rock music’s “legacy machine” needs to be destroyed. [Bandwidth]
  • WAMU legend Ed Walker passes away at age 83. [City Desk]
  • Spotlight wins Audience Award at this year’s Middleburg Film Festival. [Post]
  • A petition is calling for Ben’s Chili Bowl to replace Bill Cosby on its mural with a woman. Here are five rad women from D.C. who’d be good replacements. [Arts Desk]
  • Howard Shalwitz, artistic director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, joins Theatre Projects as artist-in-residence. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Local nightclubs and bars are in a heated battle with residents over proposed anti-noise regulations. [City Desk]

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

  • Family behind Tadich Grill has racist past, says one estranged family member [Post]
  • Five women who should replace Bill Cosby on Ben’s Chili Bowl‘s mural [Arts Desk]
  • A look inside the Dabney, opening soon in Shaw [Washingtonian]
  • Bars and nightclubs wrangle with residents over anti-noise regulations. [City Desk]
  • Momofuku CCDC will let customers reserve bo ssam and fried chicken. [Eater]
  • Chik Fil A opening soon in Columbia Heights. [PoPville]