Britain raises threat level after Manchester attack; lieutenant governor candidates head to court days before primary

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, May 24.

Great Britain raised its threat level after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was “likely” the suicide bomber who killed 22 at Manchester Arena did not work alone.
(The Washington Post)

Republican State Sens. Bryce Reeves and Jill Holtzman Vogel, who are competing for lieutenant governor, will go to court on June 9 for Reeves’ defamation lawsuit against Vogel, which alleges she spread rumors that he was having an affair. The hearing comes days before the June 13 primary.
(The Washington Post)

The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor comprises three candidates who have never held public office.
(The Washington Post)

The Prince William County attorney cleared two Manassas City police officers of wrongdoing in the shooting of an 18-year-old man.

Arlington is No. 6 in the Trust for Public Land’s 2017 list of cities with the best parks and access to parks. D.C. is No. 4.
(The Trust for Public Land)

Northern Virginia-based defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon experienced a rise in shares after President Donald Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Leesburg Councilman Hugh Forsythe will not seek re-election after less than a year on the council. He endorsed Josh Thiel for the position.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)