Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Sept. 28.
A study published Wednesday by the traffic data firm Irnix named the southbound section of I-95 from the Fairfax County Parkway to Fredericksburg the worst traffic area in the country. Though this is the worst single traffic spot, the Washington, D.C. region was ranked the third highest area for overall traffic congestion after New York and Los Angeles.
(NBC 4 Washington)
Hugh Hefner, editor and creator of Playboy magazine, died Sept. 27 at the Los Angeles Playboy Mansion from a cause that has not yet been disclosed. Hefner was 91.
(The Washington Post)
Wednesday night, Loudoun County hosted an opioid overdose training program in Leesburg. During the REVIVE! program, trainers with the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services taught individuals how to identify and respond to overdose. Event goers were also given two doses of Narcan to take home with them.
Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Corey Stewart, assembled a press conference outside of the NFL Players’ Association’s D.C. office yesterday, calling for Congress to revoke the NFL’s antitrust protections after players have been what Stewart calls “despicable” and “unpatriotic.”
Chris Avery, owner of Leesburg’s Evergeen Sportsplex, has asked Loudoun County’s zoning office for permission to turn a 22-acre pasture north of the complex (by Evergreen Mills Road) into a paintball field. No official plans are yet in place.
(Washington Business Journal)