Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Oct. 5.
An “Operation Will to Kill” group chat made up of students at Bealeton’s Liberty High School was discovered Wednesday after screenshots of messages were posted to Facebook. The group chat’s minors said that one unnamed student had “one month to live” and that they were “planning a murder.” The school sent a note home to parents saying that the content is “disturbing” and is working closely with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.
San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz wore a black T-shirt with ‘NASTY’ written in white lettering during an interview with Al Punto Univision. During the interview, Cruz reportedly said, “What is truly ‘nasty’ is to turn your back on the Puerto Rican people.”
Toll Brothers is in the process of transferring ownership of the Belmont Slave Cemetery to the Loudoun Freedom Center, a nonprofit that uses research and historical preservation to eliminate injustice. The deed is expected to be in the Loudoun Freedom Center’s hands by the end of the month.
Judge Richard E. Moore of the Charlottesville Circuit Court has said that he will not throw out the lawsuit pushing back against the city’s decision to take down the bronze Robert E. Lee memorial. At least for now, the argument between Confederate monument supporters and protesters over Robert E. Lee’s statue continues.
(The Washington Post)
ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 have partnered with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association to collect donations for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. On Oct. 5 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., donations will be collected at both the Hyattsville, Maryland, Megamart and the Megamart in Alexandria.
Through a partnership with Harvard University’s Veritas Genomics, the Inova Translational Medicine Institute plans on offering individuals with or without any disease symptoms the opportunity to learn more about their genetic makeup and health risk factors later this fall. The chief operating officer at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute has said that the process continues to become more affordable.
(Washington Business Journal)