Hard Rain: It’s coming. Be careful out there. -3

Cat Burglar: A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in the theft of a kitten from the Washington Humane Society’s shelter during an adoption day event. Porsha Evans was charged with misdemeanor theft for snatching a Tabby named Callista from the New York Avenue shelter on May 30. -1

Oy: Former Jeff Thompson employee Lee Calhoun will plead guilty next week to a misdemeanor charge of making straw campaign donations. -2

Shutter Bug: The security cameras watching over the Metropolitan Branch Trail, where a cyclist was beaten by a pack of teenagers on Tuesday, are more or less useless. -2

Chocolate (or Vanilla?) City: Ben & Jerry’s wants to make a D.C.-centric ice cream. +1

Free Burritos: Bethesda restaurant Boloco is offering a reward of $1,000 and 50 free burritos to anyone who can provide info on the robber who broke in last month. +1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 28 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 22