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by Andrea Swalec — February 12, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

Houses on G Street SE

Man Found Stabbed in Hotel Was Hill Resident — The 30-year-old lawyer found stabbed to death in an upscale hotel near Thomas Circle on Tuesday lived near 4th and East Capitol streets NE. Police released video of a suspect. [Washington Post]

Convenience Store Caught Selling Synthetic Marijuana — The store in the Mobil gas station at 814 Bladensburg Road NE will be forced to close today after officials found the store selling synthetic marijuana marketed as potpourri. This is the first such closure in the District. [WAMU]

Fans Pulled Smoke to Passengers Trapped on Metro Train — The National Transportation Safety Board found that the fans meant to ventilate the train trapped near L’Enfant Plaza on Jan. 12 actually pulled in deadly smoke. They also found that Metro was not properly prepared to handle smoke in stations. [Washington Times]

Ugly Mug Expansion Under More Community Review — Neighbors of the Barracks Row bar The Ugly Mug have another month to weigh in the owner’s plan to add seating and a retractable roof. ANC 6B opted to take more time to reach an agreement with the owner. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Third Street Tunnel Construction — Starting Feb. 24, lanes of I-395 near the Capitol Building will close overnight. Construction of the Capitol Crossing mixed-use development is expected to affect traffic for four years, after a previously plan to shut down part of the freeway was scrapped. [WTOP]

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