Today’s P.M. Buzz, the five stories you should read ahead of your evening commute:

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Happy Halloween! Now watch out for little ghouls and goblins tonight. Here’s a map of Halloween street closures and parking restrictions. Stick to public transportation if you’re heading out to trick-or-treat in those areas.

Brittany Norwood trial update: From Dan Morse: “An expert in blood spatter took the stand Monday in the second week of Brittany Norwood’s trial in the killing of her co-worker at a Bethesda yoga store.William Vosburgh told Montgomery County Circuit Court jurors that blood found on the walls around the body of Jayna Murray was “typical of a severe beating situation.”

This story needs no introduction. “I never eat October snowflakes. I always wait until January.”

Subtle. The Loudoun County Republican Committee invites one and all to bring “clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy” to tonight’s Halloween parade in Leesburg. The problem is that they used an image of a “zombie Obama” with a bullet wound in his forehead to advertise the event. Read more here.

Join the foodie conversation. Where did you eat this weekend? Readers rate Meridian Pint, Vidalia and others in this week’s Restaurant Recap.

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