Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Oct. 31.
On Sunday, residents of Loudoun County’s Memorial Drive, Whitney Place and Cornwall, Liberty, King and Wirt streets discovered three pieces of Ku Klux Klan propaganda placed within a plastic bag containing candy. The documents included tweets and comics warning about white extinction.
Following the accusation that actor Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on a male teen, Netflix has announced the cancellation of ‘House of Cards,’ in which Spacey stars. Media Rights Capital, the ‘House of Cards’ producer, and Netflix executives traveled to the Baltimore set to comfort Spacey’s fellow actors/actresses and crew members.
The Stafford County I-95 Express Lanes extension which takes toll lanes past Garrisonville Road to a northbound entrance and southbound exit ramp, will open to southbound traffic this afternoon and northbound traffic Wednesday morning.
The 18-year-old Woodbridge man who accidentally fell from a Reston Town Center parking garage on Friday has since died from his injuries.
Emerge Virginia (a training program for Democratic women looking to run for Virginia office) helped 43 women become Democratic House candidates, the party’s highest number of female candidates to date. One independent and nine Republican women are also in the running.
The streams at Brown’s Chapel Park and Vantage Hill are currently undergoing restoration efforts, but according to the Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank and Reston Association staff, even more restoration projects are in store. Upcoming projects set to begin in November will focus on Lake Anne East near Inlet Cluster and Lake Anne West near Waterview Cluster.
A 28-year-old Alexandria man named Mohamad Jamal Khweis will serve 20 years in prison for joining the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Using encrypted devices and phone applications for secure web browsing and messaging, Khweis traveled to Syria in December 2015. Upon joining ISIS, Khweis agreed to become a suicide bomber.