Connected terror attacks kill 14 in Spain; Confederate namesakes face scrutiny in Arlington

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Aug. 18.

Fourteen are dead in Spain after two connected terror attacks. One man, who authorities are still searching for, drove his car into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13. One man died in Cambrils after he was struck by car driven by five men, all of whom were shot and killed by police. Police are exploring whether both attacks are connected to a house explosion in Alcanar earlier in the day, which killed one person.
(The Washington Post)

Confederate monuments and namesakes in Arlington face scrutiny following the fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, including Washington-Lee High, Lee and Jefferson Davis highways and the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.
(The Washington Post, ARLnow, The Washington Post)

Police released footage of what is believed to be the culprits behind the vandalism of the Confederate statue at the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg.
(WTOP)

The newly instituted civilian-based Independent Police Auditor and Civilian Review Panel will begin reviewing investigations into alleged Fairfax County police misconduct.
(The Washington Post)

A former vice president at Northern Virginia-based Virginia Commerce Bank and Fulton Bank pleaded guilty to wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in Alexandria court.
(The Washington Post)

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