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During a preliminary hearing Monday for Daron Wint, the man accused of committing a quadruple homicide in Woodley Park this May, the lead detective on the case testified that DNA matching Wint was found on a construction vest inside the torched car of the slain Savopoulos family.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Since last week, 30 men have been charged with soliciting prostitutes as part of an enforcement operation in downtown D.C. [NBC Washington]
- Signage by Republican Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump, featuring his name and the words “Coming 2016,” will remain at the site of
- Local activists and businesses hosted a rally last night for the tenants of Museum Square, a Section 8 building in Mount Vernon Triangle that will close if landlord Bush Companies pushes forward with its luxury-condominium development plan. [City Desk]
- Synthetic drugs, the current scourge of the District, seem to be widely available online, despite the city’s efforts to crackdown on them. [Fox 5 DC]
- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hired a fire-liaison to improve safety and communication during emergencies. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Adios, Bandolero: The modern Mexican restaurant in Georgetown that’s faced legal troubles over the past few years is finally closing.
Hola, BTS: But Burger Tap & Shake, a fast-casual burger joint with a location in Foggy Bottom, is opening a new restaurant in Tenleytown.
Mental-Health Hire: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has brought on Dr. Tanya Royster to lead the District’s Department of Behavioral Health.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Meet the new streetcar boss. [WAMU]
- The Donald Trump sign stays, despite Charles Allen‘s request. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser introduces new behavioral health boss… [City Desk]
- …and introduces new underage drinking campaign. [Post]
- More details in quadruple homicide case. [Times, Post]
- Pre-teen suspect wanted in Petworth stabbing. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For its last-ever production, the American Century Theater is restaging its first: Twelve Angry Men. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Hemlines at Fort Reno [Arts Desk]
- Watch the new video for “Tru Bless House,” a circular meditation on a simple riff from Bless. [Bandwidth]
- With a grant from the Aspen Institute, a writing workshop for D.C. youth in prison will launch in four other cities. [DCist]
- Photos of Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Brothers at City Blossoms [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Celeb chef Carla Hall opens restaurant inside Reagan National Airport. [WBJ]
- Tim Ma’s Freehand restaurant in Shaw will be a French-Asian bistro. [Post]
- Revamped Bourbon Steak lounge reopens with new head bartender. [Eater]
- Mezeh Mediterranean Grill opens in Crystal City. [ARLnow]
- The hottest new seafood restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
- Fredericksburg food truck provides free lunches to school-aged children. [NoVa Mag]
- Bethesda Barbecue Company closed for repairs and renovations. [Bethesda Mag]