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Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec — March 3, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

Eastern Market

The Search for Relisha Rudd Continues — Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier said they’re still committed to finding Relisha Rudd, the D.C. General resident who disappeared one year ago. No updates on the progress of the investigation were discussed. Police, the FBI, Metro Transit Police and Amtrak are “beefing up” efforts to find the child. [Washington City Paper]

Eliminating Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths — Mayor Bowser will sign on to Vision Zero, the program created to end traffic fatalities and adopt pedestrian and cyclist safety measures. District officials will examine street engineering, enforcement and education, Bowser said. [WAMU]

D.C. to Pay $9.2M for Wrongful Conviction for Hill Rape — The District has been ordered to pay a record $9.2 million in damages to the man wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years on charges that he raped and robbed a woman in her Hill apartment in 1981. Kirk Odom was exonerated in 2012 after DNA evidence showed a convicted sex offender committed the crime. [Washington Post]

Rose’s Luxury Spinoff Planning New Dishes — The fine-dining edition of Rose’s Luxury will serve deep-fried, smoked trout skin with smoked trout mousse, and potato-skin ice cream with caviar. The still-unnamed restaurant will replace the high-end housewares store Homebody. [Washington Post]

Southwest Time Capsule Opened — The March edition of The Southwester includes photos from a time capsule that was buried at the cornerstone of St. Augustine’s in 1965. Its contents included a guide to the neighborhood and a menu for a seafood restaurant that served snapper soup for 75 cents. [The Southwester]

New Fire Chief Introduces Himself — Gregory Dean, the former Seattle fire chief who will take over the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, said he will improve ambulance response times. He’ll take over May 1. [Washington City Paper]

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