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Man Who Landed Gyrocopter at Capitol Wants to Run For Congress — Douglas Hughes, a man charged with landing a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol grounds is considering running for congress in his home state of Florida. [DCist]

Condos Coming to Former Capitol Hill Church — The former Way of the Cross Church of Christ church at 9th and D streets NE is being converted into condos. [PoPville]

Playtime Project for Children at D.C. General Needs Donations to Reach 2016 Goal — The Playtime Project, a group that works with children at D.C. General homeless shelter is collecting donations to buy school supplies and toys for children at the shelter. [Hill Rag]


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Man Shot Near Nationals Park in October Has Died — Daniel Brown, a 19-year-old man who was shot near Nationals Park on Oct. 23, died from his injuries at a hospital on Thursday. [Washington Post]

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto U.S. Capitol Lawn Plans to Plead Guilty — A man who landed a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol in April plans to plead guilty to operating the gyrocopter without a license, according to his lawyer. [WUSA 9]

Taste of H Set to Raise Funds for Wilson Elementary School on Sunday — Residents will get a chance to sample food and drinks from 15 H Street NE restaurants while raising money for a Capitol Hill school at Taste of H on Sunday. [Hill Now]

H Street Gallery to Host Live Music and Gallery Opening Reception Tonight — Gallery O on H at 1354 H St. NE will hold a reception from 7-10 p.m. tonight for the opening of new exhibit Trouble Makers: The Struggle featuring visual artist Lusi Peralta Del Valle and musician W. Ellington Felton. [Frozen Tropics]


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Murder Suspect in Custody — Police arrested a suspect for the quadruple murders in Woodley Park on the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE. The suspect was apprehended during a traffic stop, police said. [NBC Washington]

Gyrocopter pilot’s calling — The Florida postal worker who landed a small aircraft on the U.S. Capitol’s front lawn back in April said that, while he’s not too excited about jail time, he’s willing to take his fight for campaign finance reform to a jury if need be. [Washington Post]

Capitol Park Tower Plans — At a recent ANC6D meeting, Adam Peters from Perseus Realty presented plans for a 295-unit addition to the building. A seven-story building is planned to the north of the existing building where the covered parking area is now located and a four-story building is planned on the east side of the property where the pool is now located, closer to Capitol Park II Condominium. [SWLQTC]


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Gyrocopter Pilot Indicted —
The man who landed his tiny chopper on the National Mall could see serious prison time. Douglas Hughes was indicted yesterday on six charges and could face up to 10 years in prison. [AP]

Game-Day BBQ pop-up Hill Country Barbecue is setting up a game-day only sandwich shop at 1244 South Capitol Street, immediately north of the Nats Park western parking garage. [JD Land]

Sledding six months early — Congress has lifted the winter sledding ban on Capitol Hill.  Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D- D.C. noted the odd timing. “Bear in mind, it’s called Capitol Hill for a reason and the reason is this magnificent hill we ought to be making use of,” she says. [WTOP]

The Night Crew A fascinating feature on the hundreds of night-time cleaning and maintenance personnel that tidy up the Capitol. [Washington Post]


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