Springfield man harms himself with chainsaw; Houstoun Astros win their first World Series championship

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Oct. 2.

Wednesday afternoon, Fairfax Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 7500 block of Springfield Hills Drive, where a 76-year-old woman was reportedly beat with an ax handle by her 70-year-old husband. The wife was able to escape with the help of another family member. The husband was then found in the garage suffering from self-inflicted chainsaw wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
(The Washington Post)

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Wednesday night’s Game 7. This is the Astros first World Series championship.

According to results from a D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia online survey conducted in mid-October, seven out of 10 voters believe that public funding for Metro should be increased. Half of those voters also believe that new taxes should be implemented to generate said revenue.

The man who led a Virginia Beach and Chesapeake heroin ring has been sentenced to 36 years in prison following more than one dozen overdose deaths caused by fentanyl-laced heroin.

A Hyattsville man won $10 million after buying an “Extreme Millions” ticket from Woodbridge’s Optimax Service Center (13505 Minnieville Road).

The 78-foot Potomac Mills water tower (visible from the Prince William Parkway) has been covered with canvas panels. The 1999 landmark will undergo interior and exterior renovations, which include cleaning and painting.
(Prince William Times)