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Undercover: This WJLA sting on public sex in LBJ Grove is weirdly retro, and not in a fun way. -3

News Hole: The Washington Post Co. is closing down its Frederick, Md., edition of the Gazette. -2

Shoots and Ladders: Man allegedly shoots childhood friend, climbs onto a fire truck ladder. Melancholy viral video ensues. -1

Heroic Traffic: Captain America filming continues to tie up D.C. streets tonight. +1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 49 Today’s score: -5 Today’s Needle rating: 44