Amazon Books Opens First D.C.-Area Store; Rockville High Basketball Star Responds to Allegations About His Age

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday


Area's first Amazon Books store opens in Georgetown

The first of two Amazon bookstores in the Washington, D.C., region is slated to open Tuesday in Georgetown. The 10,000-square-foot location at M Street NW is inside the same building once occupied by a Barnes & Noble, which closed its doors in 2011. The store has about 5,600 book titles and numerous tablets and other devices. The other Amazon Books store is opening on Bethesda Row, also near a now-shuttered Barnes & Noble bookstore. [Washington Post]

Rockville High player shares birth certificate showing he's 16 years old

Rockville High School basketball player Jimmy Sorunke is denying a Deadspin report that he's 20 years old. Sorunke, who moved from Nigeria to Maryland last year, showed NBC News4 his passport and birth certificate that stated he was born in 2001. Sorunke maintains that he is 16 years old and says the recent kerfuffle over his age has disrupted his social life. "It has caused a lot of troubles. I'm out of social media now because I can't talk to my friends," he told News4. [NBC4]

Presence of Amazon's HQ2 could tighten office market

The arrival of Amazon's second headquarters could have consequences for office tenants in the area chosen by the company. Amazon, which is considering Montgomery County for the corporate base, has said the headquarters could eventually occupy up to 8 million square feet, and its space demands could tighten the office market in the area around it. Landlords could be less willing to lease space or continue leasing space to smaller tenants if they're holding out for Amazon to rent their entire building at once, some say. [Washington Business Journal]

Charleston hires police chief from Montgomery County department

The assistant police chief of the Montgomery County Police Department has taken a job leading the law enforcement agency in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Luther Reynolds will begin his job as chief of police on April 16. Reynolds has served as assistant police chief in Montgomery County since 2013 and began working at the department in 1998. He helped update the county's use-of-force policies and introduce body-worn cameras. [The Post and Courier]

Sunny, chilly day in Tuesday's forecast

Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Wind gusts could reach 30 mph. Overnight, temperatures could drop to about 28 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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