12/04/16 3:21pm

comet-scene
Photo by Mike Reinitz

The ludicrous has quickly gone to terrifying.

Update: Full report from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Sunday, December 4, 2016, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 2:58 pm, members of the Second District received a call for a man with a firearm. The suspect entered the location and pointed a firearm in the direction of the victim who is an employee of the restaurant. The victim was able to flee and notify police. The suspect proceeded to discharge the rifle inside of the establishment. Members of the Second District responded and arrested the suspect without incident. Two firearms were recovered inside the location. An additional weapon was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

During a post arrest interview this evening, the suspect revealed that he came to the establishment to self-investigate “Pizza Gate” (a fictitious online conspiracy theory).

This case remains under investigation. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.” (more…)

12/02/16 4:15pm

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A reader reports:

“from North Capitol this afternoon (about 3:45). There was an accident blocking both northbound lanes that the buses couldn’t get around so they decided to pull into oncoming traffic and make their right turn across the two lanes. Not sure what else they were supposed to do in this situation, but it was entertaining to watch!”

Video after the jump. (more…)

12/02/16 4:00pm

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From an email:

“The annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour is Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Plan to join in a tour of traditional and contemporary architecture and interior design, and the always warming Wassail Reception at Studio Theatre.

Imagine yourself inside a giant organ. No, not that kind of organ. A pipe organ. Now hold on to that thought. Each year neighbors and visitors have come away delighted by the stunning architecture, unique interior design, world-class art, and the wonderful company of fellow house enthusiasts. And this year won’t be any different. Well, it’s going to be a little different. As part of this year’s tour, The Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes on Massachusetts Avenue at 12th Street NW, a Gothic Revival brick structure completed enough to use by December 1844, will be inviting guests into their new organ loft, and, even into the organ itself. It’s the perfect place to hear the story of how the new organ came to be, after its predecessor fell – thankfully not on a Sunday – into the pews below.

We can’t forget about the houses, of course. The self-guided tour includes eleven properties at nine locations, and yes, as always a Wassail Reception with refreshments, and raffle at the Studio Theatre located at 14th and P Streets NW. (more…)

12/02/16 3:35pm

monument
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

From the National Park Service:

“Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since August 17.

Mr. Rubenstein said, “The monument has become a symbol of our country, and reminds everyone of the towering strengths of our first president. I am honored to help make this symbol safely accessible again to all Americans as soon as practicable.”

Rubenstein’s gift to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks will allow the National Park Service to replace the computer system that controls the elevator and to add a remote diagnostic system, which will permit technicians to more quickly determine the cause of problems when they occur. It will also provide funds to refurbish the existing elevator machine and gear; replace existing hardware, including door operators, hoist-way ropes, compensation cables, rollers, electrical conductors, breakers and power supplies, and the elevator cab ventilation system; install audio/visual screens in the elevator cab; and install code compliant landings every 30 feet in the elevator shaft. (more…)

12/02/16 3:15pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

enzo

“This is our pug/shiba inu mix Enzo! We adopted him through Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. He lives in the H St NE neighborhood (20002) with his sisters, three shorthair cats. Fans can follow him on instagram @enzocharming”

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“Dougal, our black cat Humane Society rescue, stretching out on the couch in Woodley Park with his brother Angus, rescued from the mean streets of Corpus Christi, Texas. Life’s hard out there for a cat.”

12/02/16 2:40pm

pride
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bossi

Thanks to all who sent emails about Rainbow flags fly in Pence’s DC neighborhood from The Hill:

VP Elect “Pence is temporarily renting a house in a Northwest Washington, where several of his neighbors have friends who are members of the LGBT community. According to one of the neighbors, they decided a peaceful way to show their disagreement with Pence’s stance on LGBT rights was to hang the pride flag.”

12/02/16 2:20pm

1954-columbia-road-northwest

This rental is located at 1954 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Light filled, with southern and western corner exposure condo, hardwood floors through-out, galley kitchen, plenty of cabinet space, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, separate dining. Large foyer. Tiled bathroom. High ceilings. Monument views. Basement laundry, bicycle storage. Roof deck. Kalorama/Adams Morgan. 98 Walk Score.”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 700 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.