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District Line Daily: The Year’s First Homicides

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Prince George's police are investigating the county's first two homicides of the year—one in New Carrolton and the other in Clinton. A woman was shot dead yesterday in her Franconia home; Fairfax police have charged a man in connection with her death. And five people were stabbed early yesterday morning in Adams Morgan; D.C. police say they were assaulted amid a large fight that broke out in District, an 18th Street NW nightclub.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • In happier New Year's Eve news, a woman gave birth to twins at Washington Hospital Center—one in 2013 and the other in 2014. [WAMU]
  • The D.C. area could see one or two inches of snow this evening. [NBC4]
  • Today is the deadline for candidates running in D.C.'s April primary elections to turn in petitions to get on the ballot. [Associated Press]

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Potent Quotables: "Do you have the piece of the piece?" and other great quotes from the year in D.C. politics.

Gallery Adjustment: There was plenty of innovation in D.C.'s fine art scene this year, but also some major bummers—the closing of several of the city's most vital contemporary galleries.

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

  • Annual homicide rate up in 2013 [Times, Post]
  • The D.C. politics quotes of 2013, with a certain bribe-taking pol at the top [LL]
  • Today's the deadline for nominating signatures. Here's a look at the races. [WAMU]
  • Post columnist Robert McCartney calls the mayor's race for Muriel Bowser. [Post]
  • Tommy WellsDavid Grosso to oppose new OSSE head Jesus Aguirre's nomination. [Post]
  • Lotto contract wrangling could cost D.C. $300,000. [Post]
  • Demerits and commendations in the annual D.C. statehood "Hoodie" awards [51st State]
  • New traffic cams will issue tickets next month. [Times]
  • Feds get smaller transit benefit, bigger parking benefit. [WAMU]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • We nearly met Anthony Williams' goal of 100,000 new residents. [GGW]
  • Police investigate possible drug lab in Columbia Heights. [DCist]
  • Rural Anacostia in 1892 [Ghosts of DC]
  • Urbanist buzzwords to avoid in 2014 (including "urbanism") [Atlantic Cities]
  • New traffic-camera fines will start on Feb. 1. [WJLA]
  • School Without Walls is D.C.'s most walkable school (but probably not for its students). [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights 1BR—$395,509

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Macaulay Culkin's dumb pizza band will play Black Cat in March. [Post]
  • State Theatre robbed on New Year's Day. [WJLA]
  • Baltimore Museum of Art fights back against woman's claim to the stolen ("flea market") Renoir. [Post]
  • For Richard III, Folger Theatre will go in-the-round for the first time. [Post]
  • Former Smithsonian magazine editor Don Moser dies at age 81. [Post]
  • The most metal moments of 2013 [D.C. Heavy Metal]
  • Galleries' not-so-great year in D.C. [Arts Desk]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Headline predictions for 2014 [Eater]
  • 13 restaurant trends that should no longer exist [NoVa Mag]
  • The year in beer and what's ahead in 2014 [DC Beer]
  • New pastry chef at Trummer's on Main [Zagat]
  • The best and worst meals of 2013 [Washingtonian]
  • Ivy & Coney opens in Shaw. [Post]
  • The best hangover foods in D.C. [DCist]
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub opens in Georgetown. [PoPville]
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