A week ago after announcing that it would cease operations on Jan. 1, the news website Homicide Watch D.C. says it will consider proposals to keep it running. “This is open to anyone willing to commit to continuing the work of Homicide Watch D.C., to report every murder in the District from crime to conviction,” wrote Chris Amico, who founded the website in 2011 with his wife, Laura Amico.
Proposals are due by Dec. 5. The Amicos have been living in Boston for the past two years. “We know that we cannot continue to hire, train and supervise reporters based in D.C.,” Chris Amico wrote. “This community needs and deserves local ownership. We want to be clear on this: We believe the money can be raised to support this site's editorial mission, but Laura and I cannot continue to be the primary owners of the site.”