“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if any readers have some information about the “house” on the hill above the Dalecarlia Reservoir/Washington Aqueduct. It’s tucked behind Sibley hospital all by itself on a steep hill overlooking MacArthur Blvd and the reservoir. While built to resemble a home, I’m guessing it’s purpose had to do with the reservoir. Read More


Whoa, Dan Herrera posted to the Capital Naturalist Facebook Group on Friday:

“This bobcat was observed at the C&O Canal in DC! iNaturalist doesn’t show any observations in the area, and the last documented bobcat in the district appears to have escaped (but is now returned) from the zoo. So this is quite the find!

North of Georgetown – closer to the Palisades neighborhood”

Ed. Note: Although, it does look a little bit like Cookie


Photo by PoPville flickr user Kyle

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, announce an arrest has been made in a 1998 Homicide and a 1996 First Degree Sexual Abuse Offense.

Between May 6, 1991, and August 1, 1998, a single assailant, locally known as the “Potomac River Rapist,” is alleged to have sexually assaulted eight women, attempted another sexual assault, and committed one homicide in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 41 years old. Read More


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