“Dear PoPville,

Very sad… At the Panera in Columbia Heights when you enter, there’s an RIP picture posted of Quanika LaBoard, one of their employees. People have been double takes as they come in. She was one of the most well-known and energetic employees they had, so it’s been a real shock to everyone. Her passing was sudden, tragic, and completely unexpected; she’s left behind 3 young children, and unfortunately, no immediate family.

Panera is helping out, and I wanted to let everyone know that the family has also started a fundraiser to help with her homegoing service.”


zach_cockrum writes:

“Snapped this at 7am. This was on the hill on 11th just north of Florida Ave. You can see where the driver hit a parked car before flipping. The police were conducting a sobriety test when I left.”

@dcalerts tweeted:

“A confirmed Armed Carjacking at 0600 hrs in the 2300 b/o 11 St, resulting in an overturned vehicle. LOF 2 B/M’s.”

3449 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent links to the Vice article:

“thought you’d be interested in reading about what else our favorite Horse’s Ass nominee has been up to with a longstanding city contract.”

This Is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Washington, DC:

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) holds the body for 30 days, after which point any unclaimed bodies are handed over to DC–based W. H. Bacon Funeral Home for cremation and subsequent burial.

W. H. Bacon Funeral Home agreed to place cremains in properly labeled containers that would be interred in permanently marked graves fewer than 50 miles outside of DC.

But that’s not actually what happens to unclaimed bodies in DC. In reality, the cremated remains are buried in an unmarked grave in a Baltimore cemetery; several hundred more from years past are located in a similar unmarked gravesite in Alexandria, Virginia.

You can read the full article here.


Thanks to all who tweeted and emailed us.

@Jcalhounk tweeted the photo above around 6:45am:

“@PoPville residential fire on Kenyon between Sherman and 11th. At least 5 engines but it looks like it’s almost out.”

From @dcfireems:

“UPDATE: 1000blk of Kenyon St NW. 3 FFs transported w/minor injuries”

“UPDATE: Fire: 1000blk of Kenyon St NW. 2pts transported. critical injuries.”

“UPDATE: 1000blk of Kenyon St NW. 3 families displaced. 9 ppl total.”

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a death that occurred in the 1000 block of Kenyon Street NW. On Monday, April 6, 2015 at approximately 6:26 am, members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the report of a house fire in the 1000 block of Kenyon Street, Northwest. An adult male and an adult female were found during fire suppression operations. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The adult female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The adult male was admitted to the hospital.

The decedent has been identified as 81 year-old Tillie Jones of Northwest, Washington DC.

The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.”

1219 Euclid Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1219 Euclid Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great opportunity to lease this spacious, 1 bed, 1 bath basement apt in great Columbia Heights neighborhood. Unit features 2 separate entrances, covered portico, shared patio, washer/dryer in the unit, recessed lighting, storage space and more, all in great location. Walking distance to Columbia Heights and Shaw metro stations. Tenant responsible for electric; landlord pays water, trash and bas”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,425/Mo.