Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Nov. 3.
Changing the name of Falls Church’s J.E.B. Stuart High School to Justice High School is expected to cost approximately $1 million, prompting Fairfax County Public Schools to set up a website asking for donations. $8,000 has been raised thus far.
For 11 minutes yesterday, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated “by a Twitter customer support employee” on said employee’s last day. Twitter has launched an internal investigation in response.
(The Washington Post)
Reston’s Parabon Nanolabs is working with law enforcement to create digital sketches of a suspect’s appearance using DNA. While DNA is already being used to match samples either from a database or an already identified suspect, this technology takes things one step further by using DNA and ancestry predictions to determine a person’s physical appearance.
Where the Prince William County Don Pablo’s once stood on Sudley Road (10691 Davidson Place), a new Wawa may be built. The permit is still under review.
The Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade, celebrating its ninth year, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. in honor of the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force.
(Prince William Times)
On Wednesday, it was announced that John B. Murphy would not be serving as Alexandria’s West End Elementary School (1701 N. Beauregard Street) principal. In an email, Alexandria City Public Schools said that they were made aware of “disagreements” that had taken place years prior to Murphy’s appointment and that they decided “to move in a different direction.”
After her two-month leave, Purcellville’s Chief of Police Cynthia McAlister was fired by Alex Vanegas, Interim Town Manager.