Cyclist in Loudoun County flips middle finger at Trump motorcade; 22-year-old driver dies from impact of I-66 overpass suicide attempt

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Oct. 30.

As President Trump was leaving his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling on Saturday, a  female cyclist from Loudoun County gave Trump the middle finger before veering off into a different direction.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A 12-year-old boy jumped from the I-66 Cedar Lane overpass Saturday, landing on an SUV being driven by 22-year-old Marisa W. Harris, an Olney, Maryland native who was living in Arlington. Harris died at the scene, the 12-year-old is being treated for life-threatening injuries at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Harris’  23-year-old passenger was not injured. Virginia State Police announced Sunday that they are investigating the incident as a suicide attempt.
(The Washington Post)

Actor Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him in 1986, encouraged to come forward now after recent accusations made against Harvey Weinstein and others in the entertainment industry. Spacey said that though he does not recall the incident, he apologizes for his “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” and then took to Twitter on Sunday to, for the first time, talk about his sexual orientation. After having a history of relationships with men and women, Spacey has said that he chooses “now to live as a gay man.”
(WTOP)

The 35-year-old building that houses the Reston Association’s Central Services Facility, (responsible for maintaining area spaces like pavilions, gardens, paths, etc.) will undergo renovations this month.
(Reston Now)

A fill-in-the-blank worksheet that classifies the Ku Klux Klan as a “right wing reactionary” has been pulled from Loudoun County Public Schools after parents and elected officials have expressed their concern. The worksheet was first seen in use at Harmony Middle School.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

The Prince William County School Board unanimously voted to name the Independence Nontraditional School’s library after Renee H. Lacey, who led the county’s alternative-education programs. Lacey died unexpectedly last July.
(Prince William Times)

 

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