VIA CNN: Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to two years of supervised probation Friday for bringing guns into his team’s locker room. He also is to serve 30 days in a halfway house. He will be required to serve 400 hours of community service and contribute $5,000 to a fund for victims of […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Set your DVR! Well, for when exactly, we don’t know. But sources confirm to our colleague Lisa de Moraes that if-and-when Bravo gets around to airing “Real Housewives of D.C.,” Tareq and Michaele Salahi will be part of it. We know, it’s impossible to imagine the show without the legendary polo-playing, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Internal Revenue Service claims that D.C. Council member Marion Barry owes $15,000 in unpaid taxes for 2005 through 2008, so it has issued a lien to try to collect the money, according to records filed with the city. “We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and the estate of sports entrepreneur Abe Pollin have reached an agreement on a price for Leonsis to purchase the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center, overcoming the single biggest obstacle in his path to take ownership, according to several sources familiar with the negotiations. The entire […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The nation’s students are mired at a basic level of reading in fourth and eighth grades, their achievement in recent years largely stagnant, according to a federal report Wednesday that suggests a dwindling academic payoff from the landmark No Child Left Behind law. But reading performance has climbed in D.C. elementary […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The cost of shuttering federal government offices for five days during this winter’s back-to-back snowstorms was an estimated $71 million a day, tens of millions less than previously estimated, the official responsible for the shutdown told a congressional committee Tuesday. Officials had earlier estimated that the federal shutdowns cost about $100 […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The barista’s life is a frenetic one: pre-dawn openings, strung-out customers, the howl of steaming milk. Yet Liz Fedden got into coffee to unwind. Working as an Army nurse on a medevac helicopter ferrying wounded soldiers from Air Force bases to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fedden found a quiet corner […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Thirteen shots flew into afternoon rush hour along I-95 southbound Tuesday after an enraged Jaguar driver pulled a gun on the driver of a Ford truck driver that twice had hit the shooter’s car as the pair muscled each other near a merge lane from Route 123, Virginia State Police said. […]

(Washington, DC) — DC police are investigating after a home invasion near Howard University in which students were robbed of their belongings. WJLA-TV reports six masked men burst into an off-campus home around 3 a.m. Monday. One suspect threatened a female student with a golf club and demanded money. Other suspects threatened a roommate with […]


VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Prosecutors recommended on Tuesday that Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas spend three months in jail for bringing guns into the Verizon Center locker room. Prosecutors also proposed that Arenas serve three years probation and perform 300 hours of community service. The recommendations came in a sentencing memo to the court that […]