Hurricane Harvey death toll rises to nine; racist messages found on Dumfries church

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Hurricane Harvey continues to pour rain down on the Houston area and is heading toward Louisiana with more potential flooding. The death toll has risen to nine. President Donald Trump visits Texas today.
(The Washington Post)

Police are investigating racist and anti-Semitic messages that were left on the front door of Greater Praise Temple Ministries in Dumfries.

North Korea launched a missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. Addressing a possible U.S. response, President Trump said, “All options are on the table.”
(The Washington Post, WTOP)

The Arlington League of Women Voters will screen The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis’ new documentary, Democracy for Sale. The free event will take place Sept. 27 at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.

Busboys and Poets Shirlington will screen, Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock, a documentary about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, on Aug. 30, and this week’s Pike Movie Night (on Sept. 2 at Penrose Square) will feature The Princess Bride.(ARLnow)