Morning Notes

Ceiling art, Yogiberry on Elm Street

State Senate Approves O’Malley Gun-Control Bill — The State Senate on Thursday approved a Gov. Martin O’Malley (D)-backed gun control bill 28-19 one day after the House of Delegates ushered it through. It’s one of the most restrictive gun control bills in the county, with a ban on assault weapons, an ammunition limit of 10 rounds, a license and fingerprint requirement for all new handgun sales and a ban on gun ownership by the mentally ill. [Washington Examiner]

“Moorish Nation” Mansion-Squatter Charged — Lamont Butler, the Maryland man who police say broke in to a vacant Bethesda mansion and said it belonged to him because it belonged to “his people and his tribe,” was indicted by a grand jury of burglary, conspiracy, attempted theft and identify fraud. [Washington Post]

Chevy Chase Oscar Winners To Show Film — The husband and wife documentary team won an Oscar for their short film “Inocente,” which they’ll be showing to audiences at Avalon Theatre (5612 Connecticut Ave., NW) on April 11. [Chevy Chase Patch]

Walter Reed Pharmacist Released From Jail On Lesser Chargers — Diana Lalchan, 27, the Walter Reed pharmacist who police say killed her husband in their D.C. home, was released from jail on Wednesday by a judge who found enough evidence to support the possibility that Lalchan killed her husband Christopher Lalchan last week in self-defense. [CBS News]


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