Corey Stewart holds press conference outside Old Town’s Christ Church; Eight dead, 11 wounded in Manhattan bike path attack

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Connecting this latest act of protest to his other Confederate monument defenses, Corey Stewart, the Republican Prince William Board of County Supervisors chairmanheld a press conference outside of Old Town’s Christ Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Stewart criticized the church’s decision to remove two plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee, saying “the next thing…is they’ll take the name ‘Christ’ off this church.”

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack that killed eight and wounded 11 yesterday, has been identified as an immigrant from Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is working with U.S. officials to get more information about Saipov, who reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar,” which means “God is great,” and declared his allegiance to the Islamic state in a note found within the truck he rented to carry out the attack.
(The Washington Post)

Mike Stark, a Shareblue Media reporter, was taken down and arrested yesterday after cursing at the police officer who asked him to get out of the road during an Annandale parade. Stark was following Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. Fairfax County Police have launched their own investigation into the issue.

In response to Tuesday’s Manhattan bike path attack, police in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia set up barriers (parked dump trucks) yesterday so that a vehicle could not be used to plow through area crowds.

One of Paul Manafort’s properties, located near Clarendon’s Green Pig Bistro in the 1000 block of N. Edgewood Street, may be forfeited to the federal government as Manafort allegedly purchased the home using laundered money. Manafort is the President Trump’s former campaign chair.
(ARL Now)

The controversial, pro-Democratic ad showing a truck (which bears an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker and flies a Confederate flag) chasing after a group of minority children has been pulled following Tuesday’s New York City attack. The ad was created by the Latino Victory Fund.
(Prince Wiliam Times)

A mother from Ashburn will appear on the Nov. 5 episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Krista Wood will be presenting her portable odor-management products, GloveStix and ShoeStix.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)