The District government is in danger of losing control of its school buses, again. (Sean Locke/iStockphoto)

The mysterious death of Viola Drath just gets stranger and stranger. The Post’s Josh White and Allison Klein chronicle the 91-year-old socialite’s tumultuous relationship with Albrecht Gero Muth, 44 years her junior and the self-described lone suspect in her death last week. In e-mails to the Post, Muth describes his “marriage of convenience” and his desire to clear his name. Court records and interviews fill in other details: A string of domestic violence calls, a gay affair, alleged Iraqi army connections, and his habit of “sometimes strolling around the neighborhood in a military uniform consisting of khaki pants and a red jacket and carrying what appeared to be a marching baton and a cigar.”

A year ago, the District was on the cusp of regaining control of costly special-education transportation; now court master wants to take it back (D.C. Schools Insider)

A transit-oriented federal government? (Post)

National Gallery of Art vandal now at St. Elizabeths (WTTG-TV)

Mystery oil slick on the Anacostia (Crime Scene)

All hail Allen Lew (Examiner)

Southwest, re-reinvented (Post)

Life as a “liveaboard” (Housing Complex)

Historic Preservation Review Board needs nominees (GGW)

And will it preserve the Wonder Bread Factory? (WBJ)

D.C. could have done more for Theodoric James (Post)

How to take the politics out of CYITC (Post letter)

D.C.’s own ultimate fighting champion (WaTimes)