A.M. Buzz: Crime and dining on the streets

Good morning. It’s a newsy morning, so let’s plunge in.


Murder and mayhem, continued: A 54-year-old psychiatrist killed her 13-year-old son, then herself at their Kensington home. Siblings were found guilty of a 2009 murder of a pizzeria owner. You can find more crime and justice news at our Crime Scene blog.

D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander improperly used her constituent services fund to pay for political robo-calls, but she did not personally benefit from money that she raised to help needy Ward 7 residents, according to an audit released Wednesday by the Office of Campaign Finance.


Exterior of Bassin's Restaurant at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the first sidewalk cafe in the area, on August 25, 1977. (Joel Richardson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

The latest in our series about federal employees who are in the running for a top government award — Ann Marie Oliva streamlined paperwork to help advocates for the homeless.

Coming today: Albert Haynesworth’s court hearing is scheduled for this morning; the Tuskegee Airmen are meeting at National Harbor; and there undoubtedlywill be more breaking news. We will have it all at PostLocal.Oh, and happy birthday, Mr. President.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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