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by Daniel Levitt July 24, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

Capitol Hill

Suspect in Fatal Stabbing Aboard Metro Train Due in Court Today — A man charged with stabbing a recent American University student to death on a train at the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station is set to make a court appearance today. A D.C. Superior Court judge is expected to decide whether the suspect, 18-year-old Jasper Spires, should remain in jail until trial. [Washington Post]

Synthetic Drug Crackdown Underway at Starburst Plaza — The recent crackdown on synthetic drug use is being accelerated by the District Department of Transportation and community group H Street Main Street. Their attempt is to reverse the Starburst Plaza intersection’s reputation for synthetic drug use. [Washington City Paper]

‘Lady Bird’ Sees Light Once Again in Navy Yard — A boring machine’s nearly two-year voyage under the District’s streets came to an end yesterday in Navy Yard. The 1,323-ton tunnel boring machine, known as “Lady Bird,” completed a 4 1/2 mile tunnel underground, as part of a project to prevent raw sewage from flowing into the Anacostia River. [Washington Post]

D.C. Roads Not That Bad, Study Finds —  Only 32 percent of roads in the District are considered “poor,” a new study by Trip has revealed. Research also discovered that road conditions in D.C. cost drivers $621 on average a year. [WJLA]

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