Here are our picks for the five stories to read ahead of your evening commute:
• Lululemon trial updates: Some of the bloody sneaker prints found at Lululemon Athletica after an employee was slain appeared to have been staged, while others were in a confused pattern, a forensic expert testified Tuesday. Prosecution witness and Montgomery County homicide detective Jim Drewry also took the stand and began detailing how suspect Brittany Norwood had initially duped him:
“She was a victim,” Drewry told the jury. “That’s what’s written in my notes.”
Slain Lululemon employee Jayna Murray’s mother took the stand Tuesday.
• A violent Halloween. A Georgetown shooting victim was critically injured after being shot in the 2800 block of M Street NW in Georgetown on Monday evening. D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Tuesday that the victim was at the hospital in critical condition. But the Georgetown incident was only one of six Halloween night shootings.
“Last night — all these shootings that occurred are a symptom of the bigger problem,” Lanier said.
• The District and Virginia gain in math but stall in reading. From Post staff writer Lyndsey Layton: “D.C. Chancellor Kaya Henderson said she was hesitant to read much into the scores until she sees data that will be released next month, which will offer more detailed information about student performance in D.C., along with about a dozen other districts.”
• Pentagon to provide millions for BRAC traffic improvements. From Post staff writer Ashley Halsey III: “The Pentagon has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for traffic improvements in Bethesda and Fairfax County to help alleviate congestion caused by the move of Defense Department employees under the base realignment and closure program.”
• Ben’s Chili Bowl looks to add locations. The restaurant’s owners recently purchased a former clothing store at H and 10th streets NE.
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