Evening news roundup
Good evening. How’s your Monday been so far?
Did you say weather? Looks like plenty of clouds Tuesday with a late afternoon rain or snow threat. The Capital Weather Gang says daytime highs will be in the low to mid-40’s. There’s also what the Weather Gang calls a chance of "conversational snow" Tuesday evening. But odds are snow lovers (if there are any still out there) will be disappointed if they’re hoping for a lot of white stuff.
Metro delays. If you’re a late evening commuter on Metro, you might want to take an extra magazine on your next trip home. WMATA has just announced that it will be doing routine track maintenance for much of the month of March, which will likely result in 20 to 30 minute delays for those riding after 8 p.m. on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. (Post) Also, you might want to remember to take extra change if you’re not paying via SmartCard. The temporary fare surcharge went into effect Feb. 28.
Day care shooting. Two people were shot and killed at a home-based day care center in Prince William County early Monday in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Seven children, who were at the home when the shooting took place, were unharmed. They did not witness the incident because it happened in a different part of the home. The daughter of the woman who ran the daycare called 911 when she heard gunshots. (Post)
Marion Barry's fate. The D.C. Council may meet Tuesday to determine what if any punishment Marion Barry may face in light of allegations that he misused city funds by awarding a contract to a former girlfriend – and then taking a cut for himself. A discussion about Barry’s fate is not on the council’s regular agenda, but Council Chairman Vincent Gray said a special meeting might be scheduled. (Post)
AIDS funding in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the District’s federal AIDS funding could be at risk because of dozens of billing and record-keeping deficiencies discovered at Washington area medical clinics that draw federal AIDS dollars. (Post)
Free wi-fi. Acela passengers traveling the D.C. to Boston corridor will now be able to take advantage of free wireless on the train. (Post)
Scandal? In this town? You’d think there were already enough reporters in this town, but nooooo. Turns out the National Enquirer is considering opening a Washington bureau. Wonder if it’ll include a special display case for that hoped for Pulitzers? (DCist)
U Street history. Cultural Tourism D.C., a nonprofit coalition that promotes history and arts in the District has opened a visitors center and is offering an audio tour of U Street , an area once known as Washington’s “Black Broadway.” Longtime residents can still remember seeing legends Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughn and Duke Ellington strolling the street before and after club performances. (WAMU)
In short: The "toothbrush bandits" are back. (Post); Some of the most natural stuff in the world is causing new headaches for those trying to stem the effects of global warming. (Post) ; They don’t bite, but just the thought of them makes us itchy: snow fleas. (WTOP); The National Zoo announces two new additions: Twin baby Andean bears. (Post)
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